The Sudbury Arts Council invites the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new mural commissioned by the City of Greater Sudbury in the pedestrian underpass linking Elgin Street and Riverside Drive. The mural honours the late Sudbury artist and architect Oryst Sawchuk, and is painted by artist Monique Legault.
The mural features a recreation of 11 of Sawchuk’s paintings of downtown Sudbury’s historic buildings, interspersed with Legault’s own designs.
The ceremony will take place on-site at the Elgin Street entrance to the underpass on Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. It will be followed by a small reception at the Monique Legault Studio, 172 Elgin St.
Wordstock Sudbury, in partnership with @Sulphur Journal and Messy Minds, presents a poetry slam at La Fromagerie, 80 Elgin St. It takes place Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.
The evening’s MC will be the dynamic Emilie “Sparx” Carrey.
This is the real deal with local judges and an amazing opportunity to practise performing the art of spoken word poetry. Whether you are a poetry slammer or just enjoy listening to it, come out and support the poetry community.
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Live music with Sarah Craig
Local musician Sarah Craig will perform at La Fromagerie, 80 Elgin St., on Oct. 10 from 8-11 p.m. Drummer Christopher Garlic will join her on stage. There is no cover for this event. To book a seat, call 705-675-1000.
Slay Stigma Oct. 11
The Slay Stigma Canadian tour with Trinity K. Bone’t from RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 6) is part of a national HIV anti-stigma campaign called Pozitivity.
The tour stops in Sudbury on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sudbury Theatre Centre on Shaughnessy Street. Admission is free, since organizers are simply trying to raise awareness.
The show will feature several local drag performers, Canadian HIV and U=U activist Randy Davis from The Gilbert Centre, as well as Trinity K. Bone’t. Come join them for a fun evening of drag and help #SlayStigma and promote #UequalsU. This is an all-ages event.
The Legend of George Jones
The hit production, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, will be in Sudbury on Oct. 11 at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig St.
This show has been a big hit in western Canada and is now making its way to Ontario. It’s a multimedia journey of George Jones’ incredible life through stories and songs. CCMA award-winner Duane Steele will sing the hits of Jones that spanned five decades, including the number one country song of all time, He Stopped Loving Her Today.
You’ll also hear the stories of Jones’ life, which echoed the songs he sang.
Meet the author: Molly O’Connor
While She Was Gone tells the story of a young mother who, in desperation, walks away from her home, leaving her husband and three beloved children.
Her objective is to be gone for several months, during which time she intends to accomplish a major undertaking. An unexpected turn of events keeps her away for seven years. This fast-paced novel takes the reader on her journey — sometimes tragic, sometimes rewarding, sometimes humorous.
Meet author O’Connor at the main library branch on Mackenzie Street on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Derek Seguin Nov. 9
Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand-up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive six times. Last year he filmed a gala set for HBO at the festival where he received a standing ovation at the city’s 3,500-seat Place des Arts. This led to an invitation to perform at this year’s Nasty Show.
Undeniably one of Canada’s hottest comedians, he has been touring clubs and theatres across North America for the past few years and his debut concert album, Newfie Octopus, is a bestseller on CD Baby and on iTunes.
Whether he’s ragging on politics or describing life with his children, he brings us his perspective without preaching any selfish point of view. His undeniable charm makes him simply fun to watch and listen to and is in large part why he is one of Canada’s most in-demand comedians.
Seguin performs at the Trevi Bar & Grill, 1837 Lasalle Blvd., on Nov. 9. A late show has been added due to his popularity. Tickets are $30 and are available at bit.ly/2oy08gj.
Sean Whalen Jazz Trio concert
No cover; just jazz music, refreshing drinks and delicious cheese.
This is an evening of jazz standards with alto sax wizard Sean Whalen, who has recently returned to Sudbury. A graduate of the jazz program at Laurentian University, he left the city for a couple of decades to pursue work. To the delight of many, he returned home recently and has been playing blues, reggae and jazz in clubs around town.
His sound is steeped in the classic styles of Charlie Parker and Paul Desmond, with the smooth west coast sound popularized by Chet Baker. Gentle and melodic, like an endless lullaby, Whalen will charm and soothe you into a timeless reverie and celebration of all things beautiful.
Whalen performs Oct. 24 from 8-11 p.m. at La Fromagerie, 80 Elgin St.
Cambrian College hosts workshop
Imagine controlling a whole group of people with a wave of your hand?
That is the art of conducting an orchestra, choir or ensemble.
Cambrian College’s music performance program is offering a wind-conducting workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the school’s Barrydowne campus.
A number of topics will be covered, including rehearsal technique, movement and gesture, and repertoire selection. Leading the workshop are Dylan Rook Maddix, a professor of music performance at Cambrian College; and Dr. Gillian MacKay of the University of Toronto. For more information, contact Maddix at 705-566-8101 ext. 6949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a fantastic evening of cheese, drinks and laughs. Wear a spooky costume, sit front row and receive $5 off of admission.
The evening features Austin Hodkinson, Michael Hamilton, Naughty Nana Duz, Cole Leonard and Tim Kraft. It takes place Oct. 31 at La Fromagerie, 80 Elgin St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 without a costume.
Menopause the musical
Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years.
Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The Canadian all-star cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, lack of sex and a whole lot more.
It takes place Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available now at the STC box office, 170 Shaughnessy St., by calling 705-674-8381 or online at tickets.sudburytheatre.on.ca.
Workshop with Jane’s Party
Ontario pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party will host a workshop and acoustic performance at the main branch of the public library, 74 Mackenzie St. It takes place Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. Music education has always been important to the members of Jane’s Party. They met as music students at York University. Drummer Zach Sutton is on faculty at The Regent Park School of Music, which offers subsidized music lessons.
Sudbury Performance Group seeks partners
The Sudbury Performance Group is gearing up for its 2019-20 season and is looking to share the wealth, so to speak, within the community.
Community groups that are available to volunteer with the Sudbury Performance Group have the opportunity to raise upwards of $1,000 by volunteering for four hours in the afternoon or the evening.
Fundraising opportunities are available immediately. To be part of this community partnership, interested participants are invited to contact SPG at 705-662-8518 or via email at email@example.com. Fundraising spaces are limited.
The Olympic Effort of the Sex Magick Warriors
This work in continuity by Maximilian Suillerot, a Toronto-based queer artist, explores the themes of self-preservation through a strong community and their means for survival.
The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 54 Elgin St., invites the public to the exhibition, but please note, the venues are not wheelchair-accessible. This exhibit contains nudity. It will continue through the month of October.
The Sudbury Shutterbugs camera club is hosting a group photo exhibition at the main library branch on Mackenzie Street. It is on through Oct. 25 during the library’s operating hours.
Johnny Cash tribute
This hit after hit show is a true Johnny Cash experience that celebrates the music and life of The Man In Black and his fun-loving wife, June Carter.
This concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950s to 2003. It includes his biggest hits, including Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues and Hurt. It takes place Oct. 18 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts an hour later. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today.
Northern Frights Festival
The Northern Frights Festival is gearing up for its fifth year.
This year, the festival takes place Oct. 19 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. It is presented by Distant Field Productions, a film company based in Sudbury, North Bay and Kitchener.
The Northern Frights Festival screens the best short horror films from around the globe, many of which are world or Canadian premieres. The festival also screens the work of some of the best up-and-coming talent in Canada and northern Ontario. We strive to include local films to help foster and highlight the works of the many talented people working in our area.
The schedule is available online at northernfrightsfestival.com/2019-festival.html.
Pop Machine in concert
Pop Mach!ne performs at the Red Fang Tavern, 80 Durham St., for an evening of modern classic rock. It takes place Oct. 26 at 10:30 p.m.
It then performs at Peddler’s Pub, 63 Cedar St., on Nov. 9 at 10 p.m.
Dreamer in concert
NEO Kids and the Children’s Treatment Centre, in partnership with Connect Marketing, have announced a charity tribute concert at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig St., on Nov. 10.
Dreamer is the authentic re-creation of the legendary 1970s rock band Supertramp. It features an eight-piece group of multi-instrumentalists performing all the sounds used in the real Supertramp show.
Proceeds will benefit NEO Kids and the Children’s Treatment Centre. The CTC is a family-centered community-based rehabilitation facility providing assessment, treatment, consultation and education to children and young adults with motor and communication impairments. CTC strives for the best quality of life and health for its clients by enhancing their self-esteem and facilitating their function, independence and community participation. The centre serves Greater Sudbury with outreach to northeastern Ontario.
Tickets are available at BenefitShow.net or by calling 1-800-516-5810.