WEEKEND WONDERS – August 4 to 6, 2017

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

THE KINGSTON SCHOOL OF ART SUMMER EXHIBITION

August 2 to 27

647a Princess St.

This annual show and sale is open to all Kingston area artists. There is no fee to participate. The works are hung "salon style" and may be taken when purchased.

FREE SUMMER TOUR OF THE TETT AND ISABEL

August 4

The Tett Lobby (Morton Way)

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This free tour will introduce you to the Tett Arts Hub, it's fascinating history and many of the wonderful organizations that call this heritage building home. Tours start at our neighbours, the Isabel.

FAMILY STORYTIME

August 4

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.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI

August 4

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Mike Brown

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 4

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Downturns, Future Rose, Excuses Excuses

ROCKIN THE SQUARE

August 4

Market Square (216 Ontario St.)

8 p.m.

Join two classic Canadian bands for a free mid-summer dance party in one of Canada's great outdoor venues: Springer Market Square. Dance, sing and party along to Canada's original new wave sounds! The City of Kingston is proud to present Rockin' the Square featuring legendary Canadian rockers Platinum Blonde with very special guests Spoons.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

August 4 and 5

1187 Princess St.

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

Ticket $15

Headliner Geoff MacKay began wandering on to stages and telling funny anecdotes in Ottawa, Canada as a means of avoiding the vapid work vortex. His absurdly cerebral observations about toasters, math textbooks, skydiving and social convention have made him a headlining comic in the Canadian and international comedy scenes. He has also performed in Europe, the Culturally Divided States of America, and China. You may have also heard/seen him at the Just For Laughs Festival

(Toronto).

MC Mike Speirs is a very funny New York City based comedian whose likability and quick wit allow him to connect with any audience. Armed with an engaging storytelling ability, open and honest material and well-crafted punch lines, Mike is making a name for himself across the country.

SPAMALOT BY BLUE CANOE

August 4 and 5

Domino Theatre (52 Church St.)

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

Tickets: adults $17.70, youth (under 30) $13.27, children $8.85 (plus tax)

Based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" This hilarious musical comedy brings Monty Python sketch comedy to the stage! Spamalot follows King Arthur on an adventure to build his knights of the round table and find a missing iconic artifact, the Holy Grail. Along this adventure, the Knights meet unlikely barriers, strange characters and even killer rabbits. Making their way past a bevy of beautiful show girls, the Knights must face their fears and come together in song in order to find their grail. This show will have you smiling and always remembering to look on the bright side of life. Rated PG 13.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

August 4 and 5

6 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring The Stares

LIVE MUSIC AT RAXX

August 4 and 5

665 Development Dr.

Featuring DJ

KICK AND PUSH FESTIVAL

August 4 to 6

The Grand Theatre (218 Princess St.)

7:30 p.m

Tickets $17.70 (plus tax)

Featuring:

LOVE ME FOREVER BILLY H. TENDER: January 31st, 2021: Enter Billy H. Tender, Canadian teen pop idol. Billy is about to play new music for a raging audience in Toronto, but his family is elsewhere. His theatre theorist mother, Stella, has absconded from her research and is secretly soliciting phone sex with strangers. Hal, Billy’s adoring younger brother, hasn’t left his room… and no one is answering his calls.

DAUGHTER: Daughter examines the beauty and horror of men raised in a patriarchal society having to come face-to-face with their new identity as patriarchs. Can they evolve? Can they repent? Can they change? This will be the scariest show you see all year, as dangerously engaging (and genuinely funny) as it is brutally visceral.

SWEET HOME MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 4 to 6

Grass Creek Park (2993 Highway 2 East)

12 p.m.

Cost $100 to $300

A three-day country music festival for all the country fans in South-Eastern Ontario, and greater New York State.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE TOUCAN

August 4 and 5

76 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Dan Curtis Band

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI

August 5

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Missy Bauman

TRACY’S FIGHT FOR A CURE BENEFIT

August 5

Confederation Place Hotel (237 Ontario St.)

6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show

Entry $25 for one $40 for two (ages 19 and up)

Show Performances include comedian Ryan Dennee and magician Rob Driscoll Of Wacky Magic Entertainment. This event also includes a Raffle, 50/50 draw, DJ Visual and Audio Equipment Courtesy Of NOC Visual Alternatives.

PORTSMOUTH ART MARKET

August 5

Aberdeen Park (621 King St. W)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is a great variety of artists coming to the art market. Each week there will be different artists. But there will always be chocolate! Plus a food truck: Glocca Morra Grill, OR Juicy Kik and Bubba's.

PRINCESS STREET PROMENADE

August 5

Princess St.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Businesses, community groups and restaurants will take to the streets for this day-long

celebration! Come out to enjoy the day with lots and lots of fun activities for the whole family!

KINGSTON TOY CON

August 5

Unit #12 at the Thriftlodge

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s the Kingston Toy Con: 40 vendor tables, free admission. It’s a fund raiser for the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Bring two cans of food to get in or a toonie at the door.

BEGINNER ENAMELING WORKSHOP

August 5

The Kingston Collective (303 Bagot St., Suite 14)

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $65

You will design and create a colourful, enameled trinket dish in this three-hour class led by Rebecca Geoffrey. Using enamels, stencils and various tools, you will learn the basics of kiln fired enameling. We will cover several design techniques to help you create your bowl. All bowls will be fired in a kiln during class time. Everyone will take home at least one bowl and there will be extras to purchase if you finish early and have adequate time.

STONE CITY MUSIC FEST

August 5 and 6

The Mansion (506 Princess St.) and Musiikki (73 Brock St.)

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: weekend pass $35, day passes August 4 and August 5 $15, individual pass $10

A weekend long music festival in Kingston celebrating the talent of Ontario with a lineup of artists performing in the core of downtown

LIVE MUSIC AT THE TOUCAN

August 5 and 6

76 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Apollo

THE AGONIST IN KINGSTON

August 6

Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd.)

8 p.m.

Entry: Advanced purchase $15, at the door $20

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

August 6

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 MUSIIKKI

August 6

73 Brock St.

8:30 p.m. to11 p.m.

Featuring Jonas & Friends

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