WEEKEND WONDERS – August 11 to 13, 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.

SUMMER FUN AT THE TETT

August 11

Rehearsal Hall at Tett Centre (Morton Way)

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Calling all creative children - drop in by donation for summer fun at the Tett! We are excited to offer creative activities and music themed art for everyone over the age of four. Please note that our activities are first come, first serve. All donations go towards supplies.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 11

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Revmatic, Elatus, Dali van Gogh

MUSIC IN THE PARK: BIG BAND FRIDAY

August 11

Springer Market Square

7 p.m.

Featuring Limestone Jazz Collective.

FREE SUMMER TOUR OF THE TETT AND ISABEL

August 11

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 11

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 BLU MARTINI

August 11

Blu Martini Bar & Grill (178 Ontario St.)

6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Featuring Michael George for the early show and The Great Unwashed for the late one.

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

August 11

76 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring the Wilderness

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

August 11

6 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Trevor Walsh

LIVE AT RAXX

August 11

665 Development Dr.

Featuring DJ

KICK AND PUSH FESTIVAL

August 11 and 12

The Grand Theatre (218 Princess St.)

7:30 p.m. (plus a 2 p.m. show on August 12)

Tickets $17.70 (plus tax)

Featuring: Monday Nights

In the summer of 2008, five guys came to the basketball court at Queen’s Quay and Bathurst. Religiously, every Monday night, they stayed until the lights turned off. They didn’t come to watch. They didn’t come to pray. They came to play. ‘Monday Nights’ is an immersive and interactive theatrical performance. It’s a basketball bromance. ‘Monday Nights’ is a theatre performance where you’ll listen, watch, cheer, and may even play! Leave your phone on and take photos and video. Interact with the performers. Be a part of Monday Nights!

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

August 11 and 12

1187 Princess St.

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

Ticket $15

Headliner 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 performing across the country.

MC Casey Corbin’s friendly down-home approach has made him a crowd pleaser over the last few years. His laid back manner and friendly approach makes him very easy to watch. His observations on everyday life are thoughts we all share but never dare to express.

WOLFE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 11 and 12

Within two blocks of the ferry dock on Wolfe Island

The Wolfe Island Music Festival has returned featuring the likes of Said the Whale, Land of Talk and Born Ruffians this will be a great return for the festival. See a full schedule here: http://wolfeislandmusicfestival.com/schedule

SPAMALOT BY BLUE CANOE

August 11 and 12

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.

EMERALD MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 11 to 13

12675 Front Rd., Amherst Island

Headliners for the Emerald Music Festival are The Good Brothers. You can get a weekend pass for $45, which includes camping, and there are day rates. For more info, see http://www.emeraldmusicfestival.com

LIVE AT RAXX

August 12

665 Development Dr.

Featuring Rudy & Saddle Up

LIVE AT THE WOLFE ISLAND GRILL

August 12

Wolfe Island Grill

8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Clem Chesterfield & The LA-Z Boy Rockers will be rockin' the Wolfe Island Grill on Saturday.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

August 12

6 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Sweet Talk Jackie

BRUSH LETTERING FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

August 12

The Kingston Collective (303 Bagot St.)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This two-hour class will introduce you to the art of brush lettering including basic letter forms and strokes, and is perfect for those beginning to explore the world of modern brush and hand lettering.

In this workshop, you will learn:

* What brush pen lettering supplies you need and how to use them

* The most important drills and proper strokes to create letter forms

* Individual letter strokes

* Alphabet stroke sequence

* Common words and phrases

By the end of the session, you will create a series of hand lettered motivational postcards to frame or send to friends. All materials are provided and are yours to take home after the session. Light refreshments will be served.

PORTSMOUTH ART MARKET

August 12

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.

GREATER KINGSTON CHORUS SOUND SENSATIONS

August 12

Kingston Salvation Army Citadel (816 Centennial Dr.)

Matinee at 2 p.m., evening show at 7:30 p.m.

$15 for adults $12 kid 12 and under

We are GKC – Greater Kingston Chorus – a group of women singing a cappella in the musical art form of Barbershop. We are a part of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of female singers who meet regularly to practice, socialize, perform and sing a cappella harmony. Our repertoire includes a wide range of songs from classic to contemporary. The matinee features special guests Denyse Van Rhyn and Garth Amey. The evening performance starts at 7:30pm and features special guest Kim Pollard. For tickets email gkctickets@gmail.com

FAMILY STORYTIME

August 12

Calvin Park Branch, Community Room

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

August 12

Blu Martini Bar & Grill (178 Ontario St.)

9:45 p.m.

Featuring Blushing Brides.

LIVE AT LITTLE TEXAS

August 12

515 Days Rd.

10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Featuring Knuckel Hed

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

August 12

76 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Tiger Uppercut.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: LUNCHTIME SERIES

August 12

Confederation Park

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

Featuring Lotus Shaker.

RUST CHECK OPEN HOUSE

August 12

Rust Check Kingston (102 Fraser St.)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A Rust Check Open House and local vendor event is taking place to help raise money for a nine-year-old girl with Cystic Fibrosis. There’ll be live music, local vendors, artists, 50/50 tickets, a silent auction and more.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

August 12

Sydenham Street at the church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring Jonas.

S5’S AWESOME ICE CREAM SOCIAL

August 12

Lake Ontario Park

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE ice cream and social event for everyone, bring your family and friends. There will be Storytelling, Dancing, De’VIA Art show, ASL Passport and more!

A ‘LOT’ OF KINGSTON

August 12

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taylor’s Automall

Kingston’s largest lot party is here! Celebrate summer with this FREE family friendly event located at the corner of Princess Street and Centennial Drive.

Enjoy local vendors, giveaways, face painting, bouncy castles, artists and artisans, food and refreshments, demonstrations and more.

ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP WITH CATHIE HAMILTON

August 12 and 13

Kingston School of Art (647a Princess St.)

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

​Fun workshops using vibrant hot wax colours and putting it all together in a luminous painting. Try an encaustic iron or stylus, embed items, blend, gouge, build up layers. Try realistic, abstract, texture, collage, mixed media. You can easily become passionate about this medium! The creative possibilities are endless. Materials provided, but bring your own to embed or collage. NOTE: If you have specific items you want to embed in the wax, they must be completely dry.

Pictures must be on absorbent material.

ACRYLIC GEL MEDIUM TRANSFER WORKSHOP

August 12 and 13

Art Noise Studio

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $75 + tax all materials included

In this two-day workshop, a professional artist will demonstrate the photo transfer process and you will have a chance to create some of your own. On day two, we will finish the transfer process and hand colour the transfer using paint and coloured pencil. You will have a hands-on experience with making the actual transfer, revealing the transfer after it has dried and turning the transfer into a finished painting. You may bring your own photographs to transfer or use a variety of prepared photographs provided by the instructor. INSTRUCTOR: Christina MacLachlan

LIVE AT OVERTIME

August 13

1677 Bath Rd.

Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Only 10$ at the door

Pandamonium Promotions and Overtime sports bar presents: T-Rex Marathon, Pitch Black Progress,The Albino Structure and The Midnight Tryouts.

DANCING IN THE PARK, PART DEUX!

August 13

Confederation Park

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come dance in the park for an hour, just for fun. We will put on some music. Feel free to join us and dance. No experience required. Bring any props or costume pieces you’d like! This dancing in the park might be used as a laid back rehearsal for women’s arts festival (August 20). After dancing we will head to Musikkii for drumming (and more dancing if you want). This event is weather permitting and will not be rescheduled or postponed.

KINGSTON TOYCON

August 13

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rogers K-Rock Centre

The inaugural ToyCon event, Kingston ToyCon, will be Kington’s largest fandom event with over 120 dealer tables which will be filled with comics, games and quality toys. Graeme Dymond, Canada’s Original Lego Brick Master Builder, will be there to do a live building demonstration and fan interaction during ToyCon. Ron Marz, who has worked on titles such as DC’s Green Lantern and Marvel’s Silver Surfer will be there. Also the legendary Larry Hama, the creator of GI Joe, will be there. It costs just $10 and kids under 10 are free.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

August 13

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

August 13

506 Princess St.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Nolan Hubbard, Fxrrvst and The Banters.

9 p.m. featuring Logan Brown.

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