CLOSE TO HOME
Close to Home features a collection of 20 recent acrylic landscape paintings by local artist Linda Mullola. Mullola focuses primarily on portraying the distinctive landscapes of Northern Ontario, with the ever-changing seasons providing a wealth of painting inspiration. The exhibit runs from April 1 to 28 at Artists on Elgin, located at 168 Elgin St.
ASSEMBLE: FIVE YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN DRAWING (2011-2016)
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 artsudbury.org.
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 artsudbury.org.
PAINT PARTY IN SUPPORT OF EAT LOCAL SUDBURY
Mary-Ann Walker LeClair from Connect & Create Mobile Painting Parties will through a painting step-by-step. Tickets are $50/each and include the cost of supplies with a portion going to Eat Local Sudbury. Event will take place at the Lockerby Legion, 2200 Long Lake Road at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
WHEN NATURE CALLS
No, this is not an exhibit about bodily functions — it's a series of animal studies by artist Daniel Vallières. What began as an exercise in rendering the subtleties of realism — accurately depicting texture, composition, values — resulted in an exhibition dedicated to illustrating the personality of animals and encouraging viewers to reflect on the beauty of the animal kingdom. "When Nature Calls" is part of the Emerging Artist Program by Artists on Elgin in association with Science North. Runs Feb. 1 to May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Rd.
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 sudburytheatre.ca.
POOL TOURNAMENT FOR NOFCC
Jessica Usitalo will be hosting her Miss North Ontario Pageant fundraiser for NOFCC. Tickets are $20 per person and you must be 19 years or older to participate. Rhythm & Cues, 1855 Lasalle Blvd. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register by phoning 705-585-2494 or 705-919-0436.
Edmonton’s rock quintet Royal Tusk recently announced a mammoth Canadian tour including a stop at the Townehouse Tavern. For more information visit royaltusk.com.
In just two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail, a performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the night you will take home your own unique masterpiece. This is a 19+ event. $45 per adult (drinks and food are extra). Event begins at 7 p.m. at Salute, 2195 Armstrong Street.
GOODNESS IN RWANDA
Le chemin de la lumière/Inzira y’urumuri will present the screening of the documentary Goodness in Rwanda. Tickets are $10. The screening will take place at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier, 37 Lasalle Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion. For more information visit goodnessinrwanda.com.
MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES
Young Sudbury Singers will join forces with the Children's Community Choir to present a concert of choral music from across the ages. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/students, $20/family. The concert will take place at Paroisée Ste-Anne des Pins, 14 Beech Street at 7 p.m. For more information phone 705-523-1795 or 705-522-5562.
TALES ON THE TRAILS
A self-guided story time has been created for the 1 km Self-Guided Trail located at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. The story written by Frank Glew, Melissa’s Magnificent Message features a special honey bee who needs your help to make the planet greener. As you buzz along the trail, watch for the specially marked signs along the way and have a bee-lightful day. Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, Nature Chalet, 2309 South Bay Road from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
MAY DAY MOVIE
The Hand That Feeds documents the struggle of undocumented immigrant workers to form their own independent union at a Hot & Crusty in New York’s Upper East Side. This film gives a good look at what autonomous organizing looks like on the ground, and provides lots of things to think about and experiment with in our struggles. South End Library, 1991 Regent Street at 1 p.m.
MAY DAY SONGS & SING ALONG
International day the working class struggled for to celebrate the history of working class organizing: our power and our culture. Come sing songs about our struggles with performers John Newlands, Kevin Closs, Anita Ansamaa, Paul Loewenberg, Jo Po, Penny Earley and Ron Tough, Jennifer Huss and Fionna Tough. The event takes place at The Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin Street from 7 to 9 p.m.