WEEKEND WONDERS – August 25 to 27, 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 25

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.

HAPPY HOUR LIVE MUSIC AT FORT HENRY BATTERY BISTRO

August 25

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 Kim Pollard.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 25

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Excuses Excuses, The Meringues, $3000 Carpets.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE DOX RESTAURANT

August 25

2 Princess St.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nothing is better than hitting the patio on a Friday afternoon. That’s what we will be doing to play our amazing country rock show at The Dox. Bring your office out to energize for the weekend. See you there. They have a great dinner menu as well to go with our music. Featuring Andrew Mack Band.

OUTDOOR CONCERT ON THE COURSE

Friday, August 25

Glen Lawrence Golf Club

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Jack de Keyzer Trio and Miss Emily and Friends. Limited dinner packages Show and Dinner $50. Show only $20. Advance tickets available online at http://www.glenlawrence.com or at the Pro Shop

QUEER KARAOKE ON WOLFE ISLAND

Friday, August 25

Wolfe Island Pub and Pizzeria (1223 Main St, Wolfe Island)

8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

(Ages 19 and up)

Join for a night of Queer Karaoke on Wolfe Island! Come over on the 8 p.m. ferry, or later, from Kingston and meet and mingle, sing and chat with other LGBTQ2S+ folks 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 LGBTQ2S+.

FOOD & DRINKS: Pizza, chicken fingers, fries, nachos, onion rings and ice cream available until 12:00am. Vegetarian and gluten free options available (not appropriate for Celiac or contamination reactions).

SUMMER FUN AT THE TETT

August 25

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 RCHA

August 25

193 Ontario St.

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

$5 at the door

Featuring River City Junction. The band is a Canadian Blues/Retro-Rock power trio, long steeped in the traditions of blues and rock ‘n' roll. A rich blend of old school Chicago blues, motown, and classic rock, their music forms a very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic and uplifting. Leaning heavily on their roots, River City Junction's driving sound is deeply infused with elements of yesteryear, yet remains distinctively their own.

LIVE AT BLU MARTINI

August 25

178 Ontario St.

9:30 p.m.

Featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute. After a break of six long years, the SRV Tribute Blues Band is back with a maturity, vision and renewed commitment. The first version of the trio formed in the late 90s having rolled for nearly seven years in Quebec. This "reincarnation" of the blues legend that is Stevie Ray Vaughan and his Double Trouble group have been, among other things, on the regular schedule of the Bistrot à JoJo, "temple of blues" in Montreal.

The new version of SRV Tribute Band Blues attacks the greatest hits of the 7th most important guitarist of all time (according to Rolling Stone) with as much pleasure as the first.

LIVE AT TIR NAN OG

August 25

Tir Nan Og Irish Pub (200 Ontario St.)

Featuring Adam Karch.

Although Adam Karch is from Montreal, his music embodies the spirit of Americana like a scenic ride across the country. He plays a hybrid acoustic blues that consists of precise finger-picking that recalls players such as Chet Atkins and Kelly Joe Phelps, along with an innovative percussive technique that is thoroughly modern, while somehow primal and anchored in tradition.

LIVE AT RAXX

August 25

665 Development Dr.

Featuring Southern Ale

SCULPT BABY GROOT WORKSHOP

August 25

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Noise Studio

Cost: $40 plus tax (includes all materials)

Hey there all you young Guardians of the Galaxy fans: here is your chance to grow (er…sculpt) your own Baby Groot in a flowerpot!

We will supply all the materials for you to make your very own baby Groot! Learn basics of using polymer clay, wire and inserting doll eyes into your clay figures for that extra cute look! And remember, “I Am Groot!”

Suitable for all ages.

(please list child’s age when registering)

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Trahan

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

August 25 and 26

1187 Princess St.

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

Ticket $15

Headliner Darryl Purvis is originally from Nova Scotia.

Stand-up comedy was what I always wanted to do. I even went to university, got a business degree, and knew from day one that I was never going to do anything other than stand up. So I made my parents happy...and then I made them sad. People always ask me how I got into comedy. Well, I graduated university, I moved to Toronto, I called Yuk Yuks, I did an amateur night, and that was it. Since then, life has gotten a little more interesting. I've been lucky enough to record my own television special, performed across North America and lived in New York City, LA and San Francisco.

MC Scott White is a native of Michigan. He has spent the last eight years honing his stand-up comedy act among the many talented comics in Houston, TX. Scott has worked on comedy stages across the country with both the best and worst comedians in the business. He has also had the pleasure of entertaining our troops in Korea, Japan and Guam. This high energy comic still leaves the audience hysterical with laughter when heading out the exit door!

LIMESTONE CITY BLUES FESTIVAL

August 24 to August 27

Downtown Princess St., Confederation Park and surrounding area

The 2017 edition of the Limestone City Blues Festival will take place August 24th-August 27th, 2017.

Here are the headlining performers:

Thursday, Aug. 24: Blackburn

Friday, Aug. 25: Dawn Tyler Watson, Adam Karch

Saturday, Aug. 26: Nick Moss Band, Spencer MacKenzie & Carlos Del Junco

You can get a bracelet for just $15 which gives you access to over 50 concerts.

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

August 25 and 26

76 Princess St.

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Little Bobby and the Jumpstarts. Bluesfest 2017 at The Toucan brings back Little Bobby and the Jumpstarts for another year for all your blues needs.

ON THE WALL: STREET ART FESTIVAL

August 25 to 26

Doug Fluhrer Park

Friday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingston’s street artists will be creating great works of art with their brushes and spray cans in Douglas R. Fluhrer Park – Kingston’s “most beautiful waterfront park.”

In 2014, On The Wall festival was voted by Kingstonist magazine as the #1 new art event in Kingston. Now, it has returned bigger and better than ever. Over 25 local artists will re-paint the retaining wall behind RideauCrest retirement home in Doug Fluhrer Park over the course of 5 days, from Monday, Aug. 21 to Sat. Aug 26. Each artist will apply their own distinct style to form a mosaic on this local landmark.

Food vendors will also be in attendance along with local dignitaries. It is a family-friendly event that intends to show that street art is on-par with other, more main-stream art forms and is welcome in our community in a constructive setting.

Participate in interactive experiences in the arts, such as: learn to write a poem, play bagpipes, interpretive dance, and improv as well as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, medieval broadsword, tai chi, and more. Kingston’s Dragonboat Festival is happening nearby in Emma Martin Park. Something for everyone.

PORTSMOUTH ART MARKET

August 26

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.

A ‘LOT’ OF KINGSTON

August 26

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.

EXHIBITION OPENING: SHE SHELLS & ASSOCIATIONS

August 26

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Modern Fuel is pleased to present Lisa DiQuinzio and Heather Goodchild’s exhibition She Shells from August 26 to September 30th, 2017.

She Shells at Modern Fuel considers how sifting and unearthing is integral to the creative process and how the objects and spaces that surround us impact our state of being through many emotional and cognitive layers.

By employing painting, textile and sculptural work, and an intuitive process of making, DiQuinzio and Goodchild explore the cultural and psychological implications in the consideration of exterior and interior spaces.

Lisa DiQuinzio’s work is process-based and seeks to develop a relationship between objects, both created and found. Heather Goodchild employs textile techniques such as rug-hooking, screen printing and quilting, in conjunction with installation, sculpture and painting to create scenarios that mine the past to decode the present.

FAMILY STORYTIME

August 26

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.

CHORUS: A GRAND ONSTAGE PERFORMANCE

August 26

Grand Theatre, in the Regina Rosen Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a free presentation of chorus at 7:30 pm at the Grand Theatre. Admission is free and a ticket is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Artistic director, choreographer, and dancer Peggy Baker will be in residency at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning August 21-25. Presented by the City of Kingston, while in residence Peggy will work with members of the community and guest artists from Peggy Baker Dance Projects. This is the third and final residence between the City of Kingston and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. This residency is made possible with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

MR. SPOT MURDER MYSTERIES

August 26

Sir John’s Public House

6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Cost: $59.50 plus tax

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:

You can purchase tickets or get more information at the Mr. Spot Mysteries website: http://www.mrspotmysteries.ca. Reservations are required and group rates are available.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

August 26

Sydenham Street at the church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring Savannah Shea.

LIVE AT RAXX

August 26

665 Development Dr.

10 p.m.

Featuring Adam Knapp

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 26

73 Brock St.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Featuring Luscious.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 26

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring the Boo Radley Project.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 26

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Iron Fist (Motorhead Tribute!!!)

LIVE AT THE WOLFE ISLAND GRILL

August 27

1222 Main St, Wolfe Island

3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Clem Chesterfield & The LA-Z Boy Rockers will be rockin’ the Wolfe Island Grill on Sunday, August 27 with TWO sets! 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Amazing food, views and tunes! http://www.TimSheffield.com

YES PLEASE SEWING WORKSHOP

August 27

Southpaw Cat Café (749 Bayridge Dr.)

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Mandi Coulter of Yes, Please Sewing Studio + Design on Sunday for an evening of sewing! For her first workshop at Southpaw, she’ll be teaching you how to sew your own Ice Cream inspired pillow! BUT, if you’d rather sew in your own direction – maybe make your own cat? – she will have extra supplies for you! The cost is $35 per person, which includes the workshop and instruction, supplies and a coffee or tea. This workshop will have a maximum of eight people, so sign up soon! To sign up, call 613-766-6369 or drop by the cafe. We have to take payment at the time of registration in order to hold your space and there are no refunds for cancellations so please plan ahead!

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 27

73 Brock St.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Featuring the Kingston Drum Circle.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

August 27

73 Brock St.

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

Featuring Jonas & Friends.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

August 27

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Logan Brown.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

August 27

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).

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