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Find out What's on Where in Sudbury May 1-8

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Sudbury Secondary School's visual arts department presents a display of student art in a wide variety of media including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and fashion design. The exhibit will be on display from May 4-6 in the library at Sudbury Secondary School. Supplied image.

May 2

Sudbury Shutterbugs photography club is showing and selling members' work for the month of May at Fromagerie Elgin, 5 Cedar Street. For more information visit

THE DECOYS and Exclaim!
Kamloops-based rock trio The Decoys will be making a tour stop at the Townehouse during their cross-country tour. The band is touring across Canada in promotion of their debut album In Our Blood.

May 3

Sudbury and Charlottetown's Reading Town 2016 will try to establish a record for the most people reading aloud the same book at the same time in two languages. Join in by reading from Mr. Zinger's Hat by Cary Fagan at Princess Anne Public School at 11 a.m.

May 4

Kamloops-based band Van Damsel will be playing a show at The Asylum, 19 Regent Street. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Sudbury Secondary School's visual arts department presents a display of student art in a wide variety of media including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and fashion design. The exhibit will be on display from May 4-6 in the library at Sudbury Secondary School. 

Harry Potter fan? You can dress up as Harry or another one of your favourite book characters during the World Book Parade hosted by Reading Town Sudbury/Ville Lecture 2016. The parade will begin at the Main Public Library, 74 Mackenzie Street at 3 p.m.

FAAS — the Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury, an unusual Francophone art festival taking place in the city's downtown every two years — has a history of creating art in some unusual public spaces. For the fifth edition of FAAS, 30 artists will take over a parking lot at the intersection of Elgin and Larch streets from May 4-7. The project will culminate at 7 p.m. on May 7 with a performance art, closing concert featuring the band Les Abdigradationnistes and a dance party. Learn more at

May 5

Winnipeg's Sweet Alibi will perform at the Fromagerie Elgin, 80 Elgin Street.

Everyone’s favourite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Runs May 5-21 at Theatre Cambrian, 40 Eyre Street,

May 6

Over the past five years, Amanda Burk and Paul Irwin, co-owners of Line Gallery, have been actively developing a collection of Canadian drawing that reflects a broad range of contemporary drawing practices taking place nationally. Assemble presents a cross-section of drawings from this growing collection and features the work of some of the most exciting and significant artists working in drawing today. The exhibit runs April 15 to June 19 at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street. For more information visit

Alma Rumball is described as an outsider artist because she worked in isolation and credited her drawings to the voices, visions and spirits that guided her hand. Rumball’s abstract landscapes are psychedelic spectrums of pinks and purples. They are unapologetically feminine, explains the exhibition’s curator, Vanessa Nicholas, who is a student in York University’s PhD Art History and Visual Culture program. The exhibit runs April 15 to June 19 at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street. For more information visit

Lizzie and Paige have been BFFs since they were little. One is the self-obsessed but likeable bridezilla while the other is the introvert struggling to break out of her shell. But when the wedding is called off, their lives take a very sharp turn. This funny new musical runs April 28 to May 14 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy Street. For tickets visit

May 7

Confederation Secondary School’s Evolutionary Band will take to the stage for its annual Mother's Day Concert. Tickets are $15 each and are available from Jett Landry Music, JB Jewellers in the Hanmer Mall, Capreol Pro Hardware, EVO Band members and crew, and the main office at Confederation Secondary School. "Mamamania" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the gym at Confederation Secondary School, 1918 Main Street in Val Caron.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal is proud to announce this special fundraiser concert featuring singer-songwriter and member of Broken Social Scene, Jason Collett. Tickets are $30/advance, $35/at door. Durham Social, 82 Durham Street.

May 8

Why not celebrate Mother's Day this year by bringing mom to an art show? Five well-known Sudbury artists will be exhibiting their works at Fielding Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These artists are Joan Chivot, Denise Lecuyer, MaryAnne Secord, Paulette Stewart and Judith van Boxel. Art work will be on sale, and perfect for a lovely Mother’s Day gift.


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