WEEKEND WONDERS – July 21 to 23, 2017

Want to find fun creative ways to spend your weekend? Below you'll find events suitable for all ages and artsy types.

FAMILY STORYTIME

July 21

Sydenham Branch, Community Room (4412 Wheatley Street)

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The whole family is encouraged to participate in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s experience in learning socialization and pre-reading skills for life. For children of all ages, recommended for ages six and under. This is a DROP IN program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Caregivers of children under the age of seven must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

PUPPET SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

July 21

Sharbot Lake Branch (1037 Robert St, Sharbot Lake)

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Join us for a puppet show extravaganza where KFPL's own puppeteers will perform puppet shows based on Tracey Campbell Pearson's "Bob" and Byron Barton's "The Little Red Hen"! This is a DROP IN program. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Caregivers of children under the age of 7 must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

MUSIC IN THE PARK BIG BAND FRIDAYS

July 21

Springer Market Square

7 p.m.

Featuring Nostalgic Sounds Big Band

FREE SUMMER TOURS AT THE TETT AND ISABEL

July 21

Tett Centre (370 King St. W.)

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Our FREE Wednesday and Friday summer tours will introduce you to the Tett Arts Hub, its fascinating history and many of the wonderful organizations that call this heritage building home. Tours start at our neighbours, the Isabel at 11 a.m. and move to the Tett lobby at 11:30 a.m.

SHORELINE SHUFFLE

July 21

Community Exhibition Gallery (370 King St. W.)

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join us from July 15 to 21, in a salute to the Shoreline Shuffle. Let's gather to relive the day through a photo and video exhibition. Share your love of Lake Ontario and our right to access it! Celebrate the Shoreline Shuffle as a public activist story. Continue to engage in the public process - for the future of our Lake Ontario!

Background: On June 23, 2013 a public protest called the Shoreline Shuffle took place. Hundreds of people walked, paddled, and cycled along Kingston's downtown shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and waterfront planning in our city. Many enthusiastic volunteers helped shuffle the public on that day including photographers, videographers, and 14 artists who set up site-specific temporary sculptures along the shoreline related to the needs of the site in an exhibit called Dear Kingston. As a result, the City of Kingston agreed to create a comprehensive long-term waterfront plan.

HAPPY HOUR LIVE MUSIC AT FORT HENRY BATTERY BISTRO

July 21

Fort Henry Battery Bistro (1 Fort Henry Dr.)

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Guests are invited to sit on Fort Henry’s breathtaking waterfront Battery Bistro patio, to enjoy a FREE concert. The perfect way to start your weekend! The event is free. This week features Hailiah “Siydock”.

MR. SPOT MURDER MYSTERIES

July 21

Dinner and the show cost $59.50 plus HST.

Mr. Spot Murder Mysteries is celebrating Canada’s 150th with the Sir John A. Mega-Park Murder Mystery!

This is a murder mystery with a historical twist to it.

Enjoy a three-course dinner and mingle with the zany characters.

See the show at one of two great venues with details as follows:

Fort Henry Restaurant July 20 and 27; August 3, 10, 17 and 24. Sir John’s Public House July 21; August 5, 12 and 26.

You can purchase tickets or get more information at the Mr Spot Mysteries website. Reservations are required and Group rates are available.

QUEER KARAOKE ON WOLFE ISLAND

July 21

Wolfe Island Pub and Pizzeria (W.I.P.P.)

8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Join for a night of Queer Karaoke on Wolfe Island! Come over on the 8pm ferry, or later, from Kingston and meet and mingle, sing and chat at the Wolfe Island Pub and Pizzeria (W.I.P.P.). Get there early in case there is a full house. Feel free to invite friends. Allys welcome, no need to identify as LGBTQI2S+.

LIVE MUSIC: RCHA CLUB

July 21

193 Ontario St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Michael K. Myers, Jennis

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

July 21

6 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring The Stares.

METAL MAYHEM WITH VESPERIA, ENDEMISE, DEMONTAGE AND ALBINO STRUCTURE

July 21

Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd.)

9 p.m.

Tickets $10, Advance $13 at the door (19+)

FRONT ROW PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:

METAL MAYHEM will be at Overtime Sports Bar And Grill in Kingston. The doors open at 8 p.m. METAL MAYHEM line-up includes Vesperia, Endemise, Demontage and The Albino Structure. Advance tickets will be available on Ticketscene until Friday, July 21, 2017 5:59 p.m. unless the event sells out earlier. NOTE * Please bring printed E-ticket with you to the door

OAKRIDGE AVE. CD RELEASE

July 21

The Toucan (76 Princess St.)

10 p.m.

LIVE AT BLU MARTINI BAR & GRILL

July 21

178 Ontario St.

9:45 p.m.

Featuring The Great Unwashed.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

July 21

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Tickets $10

Featuring The Matinee. This event is for ages 19 and up. For advance tickets go here: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/18497/

LIVE MUSIC AT RAXX

July 21

665 Development Dr.

Featuring Overrated

MUSIC IN THE PARK BIG BAND FRIDAYS

July 21

Springer Market Square

7 p.m.

Featuring Nostalgic Sounds Big Band.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

July 21 and 22

1187 Princess St.

Friday 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m.

Tickets $15

Headliner Joe Bartnick is a triple threat stand-up comic, writer, and actor. He started doing stand up in San Francisco. Comedy has taken Bartnick from coffee shops and laundromats to the Punchline and places like the Grand Ole Opry. As a writer, Bartnick has written for the Grammy Award nominated "Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli, and several other comics. As an actor, Bartnick was in National Lampoon's Dirty Movie and plays Vinny on Playboy TV's King of Clubs. His comedy is not dirty, but morally corrupt.

MC Tommy Savitt was born into harsh circumstances that would have doomed a lesser man. He grew up in Brooklyn, where people help people beat up other people. Tommy worked as a pest control technician while putting himself through law school until a fateful evening when he accidentally inhaled pesticide while trapped in a collapsing basement of a mini-mart, an event which changed his perspective and brain chemistry. As Tommy snapped into consciousness, he interpreted this event as a message from the universe to cleanse his Karma in order to make it into the next life. Fueled by his desire to make a difference, Tommy enlisted in the U.S.M.C summer program, where he was denied a purple heart despite nearly dying of exhaustion while still in boot camp. Undeterred by his failure, he began a lifelong vision quest and found himself by traveling to the four corners of Google Earth. It was on this journey ​that ​he began using his powers for good. He took on the name given to him by his teacher, the great Maharaji Yamaha Suzuki Toyota, the Tommy ​Lama. After disseminating his message in comedy clubs, he became the back-to-​back winner of the Boston and Seattle comedy competitions, appeared on the Bob and Tom Show, National Lampoon's Man Up Stand Up, and in commercials for Adidas, Monster.com and Lowe's.

MAN OF LA MANCHA BY BLUE CANOE PRODUCTIONS

July 21 & 22

Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Domino Theatre (52 Church St.)

Kingston's youth theatre company returns to summer programming with Man of la Mancha, a story of bravery, shivery and imagination. Enter a prison, where a local poet and playwright has been locked away awaiting the Spanish inquisition. While he waits, his fellow prisoners decide to take his theatre trunk and manuscripts and destroy it. In a desperate attempt to save his belongings, the poet asks for a trial by the prisoners, he creates for them a piece of theatre, telling the story of an old man who sets aside his old identity to become "Don Quixote" a knight who sets forth into the world right all wrongs and prove virtue will triumph over evil. Warning: this production contains mature content. For more info, or to buy tickets, go to: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/event/man-la-mancha

I SPY EVENT

July 22

Chapters (2376 Princess St.)

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us on Saturday for a TOP SECRET storytime and decoder activity! For more details visit: http://www.indig.ca/01Lh8V

FUNKY PENDANTS ENAMELING CLASS

July 22

The Kingston Collective (303 Bagot St.)

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Create several enameled pendants in this fun class! No previous enameling experience necessary. Rebecca will lead you from beginning design to applying enamel and firing your pendants in a kiln Everything is is provided and included in the class fee. You will have several pendants to wear or give as gifts. Multiple techniques will be learned such as sgraffito, stencilling and layering enamels.

THE EMBASSY LIVE MUSIC CAFÉ PERFORMANCES

July 22

129 Wellington St.

8 p.m.

Featuring Modern Winter and Mattie Leon. The Embassy’s first double bill evening! Two amazing performances for one great price. Five dollars gains entry to some of Canada’s greatest talent plus your first drink, plus a yummy snack.

FAMILY STORYTIME

July 22

Calvin Park Branch, Community Room (88 Wright Crescent)

10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s experience in learning socialization and pre-reading skills for life. For children of all ages, recommended for ages six and under. This is a DROP IN program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Caregivers of children under the age of seven must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

MAIDEN QUEBEC IN KINGSTON

July 22

Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd.)

8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Maiden Québec is the most active Iron Maiden Tribute in Canada, with more than 30 presentations in the last two years. Maiden Québec was Blaze Bayley's band for his Canadian Tour in 2014, and half of the members were part of his tour when he was back in 2016. The band is known for their dynamic presentation and excellent execution of Iron Maiden's songs from all eras.

LIVE AT THE MANSION July 22

Featuring Bloody Caesar, Dragged In, Olde.

LIVE MUSIC: RCHA CLUB

July 22

193 Ontario St.

9 p.m. Featuring Roughmix.

KINGSTON SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE

July 22

73 Brock St.

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

HARDCORE ROCK SHOW AT BAR53

July 22

53 Yonge St.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Featuring Cold Shoulder, Powerbomb, Spinebuster and The Strange Happenings. This event is for ages 19 and up.

ALL THAT: 90s HIP HOP AND R&B

July 22

Sir John’s Public House (343 King St. E.)

10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Price: $5

ALL THAT comes back to Kingston! 90s hip hop, R&B and club kid classics with DJs LK and Streets. This event is for ages 19 and up.

MIXED MEDIA SELF PORTRAIT

July 22

Art Noise Studio (290 Princess St.)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $100 plus tax

Nancy’s mixed media portrait workshop offers art makers collage, assemblage, drawing and painting to create a unique artwork. Finished pieces can be elaborate or simple telling one’s story using their own personal, visual language. Portraits can be someone you know or a self-portrait.

Documents, old photos, maps, clippings from books, dried leaves, small trinkets etc. can be brought from home to attach with glue or medium. Small hand-held objects, too large to include with glue, can be added by drawing it first and collaging it into the story. Nancy will demonstrate all aspects of mixed media portrait, showing examples from originals and photos. A ‘head shot’ photograph will be taken in class and printed, for participants to use, as well as other collage items: magazines, Japanese paper, photo and text scraps, etc. Some may prefer to use only the materials provided and in-class photograph. Letter stencils, stamps, and maps of Kingston, both old and new will also be available.

MUSIC IN THE PARK LUNCHTIME SERIES

July 22

Confederation Park

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Featuring Taylor Angus.

MUSIC IN THE PARK SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

July 22

Sydenham Street at the church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring Emily Bashall.

KID KOALA’S VINYL VAUDEVILLE: THE SILLIEST SHOW ON EARTH!

July 22

8 p.m.

The Grand Theatre (218 Princess St.)

Perfect for all ages master turntablist bring more turntables, more puppets, giant ogres and singing robots for a family-friendly sensational show.

Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer and award-winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune, the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.

Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, The Great Gatsby and Men, Women and Children. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala's unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, his Space Cadet Headphone Experience and the multi-disciplinary puppet theatre film/musical performance Nufonia Must Fall, directed by K.K. Barrett.

FORT HENRY ANNUAL TATTOO

July 22

Fort Henry (1 Fort Henry Dr.)

7:30 p.m.

Join us for an annual event showcasing the drill and musical skills of various Canadian acts. Bands including fife, brass, pipe and drums fill the Parade Square with music culminating in a Massed Bands and fireworks grand finale!

LIVE MUSIC AT RAXX

July 22

665 Development Dr.

10 p.m.

Featuring Texas Tuxedo.

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

July 22

6 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Overrated.

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

July 22

76 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Paper Ladies.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

July 23

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 (734 Montreal St.)

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The purpose of the Kingston Pipe Band is to provide an opportunity for people aged eight years old to adult to learn piping and drumming. No experience is required and fully welcome those with experience to participate in music lessons as well as engaging in community activities through a positive and supportive learning environment.

This organization is dedicated to the advancement of Scottish Music and Arts by providing free bagpipe and drum (snare and tenor) lessons to the members of its beginner, performance, and competitive pipe bands. The lessons are held every Sunday (except holidays or completion/parade day).

LIVE AT THE MANSION

July 23

506 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Logan Brown

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