WEEKEND WONDERS – August 18 to 20, 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 18

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.

MINI MAKER FAIR

August 18

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sydenham Branch, Community Room

Join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for hours of maker fun. Explore 3D printing, button making, duct tape art, Arduinos, MaKey MaKeys and Raspberry Pi! For all ages.

PUPPET SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA

August 18

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

Sharbot Lake Branch

KFPL's own puppeteers will perform two puppet shows: Creepy Carrots and the Paper Bag Princess. 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.

POWERHOUSE AT THE RCHA

August 18

193 Ontario St.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

$5 cover at the door.

POWERHOUSE is: Dennis Robinson (guitar); Garry Lintner (percussion); Dave Mortenson (bass); Craig Tousignant (keys and harmonica), and introducing Kikih Skye (vocals). Blues-rock is our game and we are excited to invite you to our inaugural performance in the heart of downtown Kingston. Limited space, so make certain to come early and plan to stay late. Wear dancing shoes!

GET INTO THE GROOVE: A REELOUT MADONNA PARTY

August 18

Sir John’s Public House

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Pay what you can ($5 to $10)

Featuring a performance by Reigning Miss Brockville Pride 2017, Jordana Myles! Prizes for dress-up, dancing, and trivia courtesy of ToTal Diva Spa Boutique, Reelout Queer Film Festival and Domino Theatre! DJs - Diva + LK

LIVE AT OVERTIME

August 18

Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd.)

Door: 7:30 p.m.| Show starts: 8 p.m.

$10 in advance or $15 at the door

Her Majesty The King, Southpaw & Hybridreams + special guests.

LIVE AT GENERAL WOLFE INN

August 18

1237 County Rd. 96, Wolfe Island

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Join The Swinging Doors for an evening of classic country music and dancing live at the General Wolfe Hotel. Just a short 15 minute ferry ride from downtown Kingston and walking distance from the ferry dock. The General Wolfe is under new management and is being updated inside and out. They have great food and drink as well as a large dance floor. Come on out and see for yourself!

POKER NITE ROCKS

August 18

BLU Martini Bar & Grill

9:45 p.m.

Kick off your Poker Run weekend with Poker Nite at the Blu Martini. Come early for a great meal and dance the night away as we keep the dance floor rev'd up on this high voltage weekend!

SWEEP TRIO AT THE TOUCAN

August 18

76 Princess St.

10 p.m.

This Kingston blues and indie-rock outfit focused on tight live chemistry and improvisation. Vocalist/guitarist Sean Patterson, bassist Logan Morris, and drummer Jordan Bulhoes present a diverse background of musical styles and influences. Punchy funk and blues-styled riffs, combined with catchy hooks and thoughtful songwriting make for an exciting and fresh live experience – never the same way twice.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 18

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Emily Rockarts.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 18

506 Princess St.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Featuring LazerBear, Hallowood and Slyde.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

August 18

6 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Lucious.

LIVE AT RAXX

August 18

665 Development Dr.

Featuring DJ.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

August 18 and 19

1187 Princess St.

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

Ticket $15

Headliner Perry Perlmutar is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian with a strong background in sketch and improv. His stand-up material covers a whole range of topics: from his former day job, working as an English Second Language teacher, to being a single-dad, to his experience as a Jewish man formerly married to a Muslim woman. His unique perspective and hilarious stories make his stand-up material memorable and original. In 2013, Perlmutar performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal to be aired on CTV and The Comedy Network.

MC Tim Riel’s work as a stand-up comedian, entertainer as well as host/MC of both Ottawa and Montreal Comiccons, has made him a popular face in the Canadian Pop-Culture community. Lauded for his boyish-energy and infectious charisma, his comedy has made him a much-loved, highly sought-after performer.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 19

506 Princess St.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featuring The Sick Things.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 19

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring III Broken Entertainment Showcase.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

August 19

6 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Trevor Walsh.

LIVE AT RAXX

August 19

665 Development Dr.

Featuring Stone City Kings.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

August 19

Sydenham Street at the church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring Savannah Shea.

LIVE AT OVERTIME

August 19

1677 Bath Rd.

7:30 p.m.

Featuring Sovereign Council. From headlining performances right off the bat as well as supporting slots for some of the biggest bands in metal, Sovereign Council have hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since they formed in 2012. Sovereign Council has released two full-length albums: New Reign (2013) and Laniakea (2015). The band is comprised of five members: Alexander MacWilliam (vocals), Lisa Thompson (vocals), Chris Thompson (guitar), Shaun Vanhooser (bass guitar) and Brandon Schneider (drums). The band embraces metal head on with all of its throttling guitar riffs, intense bass lines, driving drums and fluctuating vocals that are at times guttural and at others more mellow and introspective.

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

August 19

76 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Come join The Meringues, Fuzzy Undertones and High Road Pilots at the Toucan. (It’s the day after Amanda's birthday. Come party and help her age gracefully. She won't say no to gifts!)

PORTSMOUTH ART MARKET

August 19

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.

THE SWINGING DOORS BARN DANCE

August 19

3565 Stagecoach RR3, Harrowsmith

7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Join The Swinging Doors and friends for our first annual Barn Dance! This will be a full evening of classic country music and dancing featuring Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame member Don Cochrane and local folk hero Jon Mclurg. The event will take place in a stunning 200-year-old barn in Harrowsmith, which has been lovingly restored into a rustic gathering place perfect for a good old fashion barn dance. This is a rain or shine event with an optional potluck and cash-only limited bar. Well-maintained, clean washrooms are on site. Free parking, 50/50 draw and doors prizes! Tickets available at the door or by contacting the band directly at: theswingingdoors@gmail.com

FAMILY STORYTIME

August 19

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.

ARABESQUE ACADEMY OF DANCE OPEN HOUSE & BBQ

August 19

541 Days Rd., unit 10

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arabesque Academy of Dance will be holding our annual open house will be raising funds to help one of our own dance families.

A ‘LOT’ OF KINGSTON

August 19

Taylor’s Automall

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

August 19

Zorba’s Banquet Hall

7 p.m.

The Kingston & District Civitan Battle of the Bands takes place on Saturday. This great event will be raising money for the Canadian Red Cross Support BC Wildfires.

PICNIC IN THE PARK AND CORN ROAST

August 20

Memorial Centre (303 York St.)

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market Annual Corn Roast is a celebration of the harvest season! Bring your picnic blankets, baskets and the whole family for games, prizes, live music, fresh local corn on the cob and watermelon for all.

KINGSTON WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL

August 20

City Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Park is the place to be on August 20 for the 36th annual Kingston Women’s Art Festival. This event is free admission and will be going on rain or shine. Over 150 local female artists will be there to showcase their original, hand-crafted work including jewelry, paintings, sculptures, printmaking, drawings and more. There’ll also be food vendors, kids activities, live music and a silent auction.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

August 20

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).

WAPIKONI, CINEMA ON WHEELS SCREENING

August 20

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (Film Screening Room, 390 King Street W.)

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels is stopping in the community with its amazing, award-winning shorts directed by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada! Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 20 Nations and accompanied thousands of participants who worked to direct close to 1,000 short films translated into several languages. These films have received 145 awards and honours at national and international festivals.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 20

506 Princess St.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featuring Logan Brown.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 20

73 Brock St.

8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Jonas & Friends.

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