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Community calendar: Events coming up in Sudbury

A look at what's happening online and in the community
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Actor Mary Pitt makes her Sudbury Theatre Centre debut in the 2021-2022 season opener “Quiet! I’m Talking”, which runs until Oct. 30. 

Sudbury.com runs a weekly list of local events and projects, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to calendar@sudbury.com so we can spread the word.

Live music event

Oct. 30 

A passion for Halloween and the love of live music has united a group of Sudbury artists. Performers at the Oct. 30 event include new rock/soul/funk outfit Harvey King & The Grindstone; rap group Magick Show; indie/electronic/alt. pop project The 555; and veteran Sudbury rapper Johnny Bizness. This special bash will include games, costume contests, and more. The event takes place at Spacecraft Brewery (854 Notre Dame Ave.). Tickets are currently on sale for $15 in advance. Get tickets through Event Brite.

Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani

Until Oct. 30

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s 50th anniversary season opens with Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani, running until Oct. 30. Grittani has created a marvelous character in Bunny Bevington-Smythe, a wealthy heiress in her ninth decade. Bunny has written a biography and has invited the media to her Muskoka cottage to regale them with her passions, philosophies and opinions on love, life and liquor. A straight shooter, she’s magnificent, hilarious and a hoot! Mary Pitt stars in this one-actor tour de force. She has performed across Canada including the Stratford and Shaw festivals and is making her STC debut. Tickets available at the DiBrina Box Office at 705-674-8381, ext. 21, stop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy St. in Downtown Sudbury, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., online at sudburytheatre.com.

The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear 

Until Oct. 30

Northern Screams Attractions is producing a frightening new haunt called The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear. Runs Thursday to Sunday until Oct. 30 at the Carrefour Sen. Rheal Belisle Cultural Centre, 2777 Main St. in Blezard Valley. Tickets $10 each, or $25 for three. Visit www.northernscreamsattractions.com.

Delicious Localicious campaign

Until Oct. 31

Participating restaurants will donate $2 to Maison McCulloch Hospice for every meal sold within their fixed price menu. Event runs until Oct. 31 at Bella Vita Cucina, diGusto, Hardrock, JD Southern Smokehouse, M.I.C., The P & M Kouzzina, Mr. Prime Rib, Verdicchio Ristorante and Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant. 

Sudbury Burlesque Halloween Cabaret Series 

During October

Series continues Oct. 28-30 with Hellbent Burlesque. All shows take place at the Coulson. Each show features live go-go dancers, more than seven burlesque acts, live music, costume prizes and more. A limited number of tickets are being sold to maintain a socially distanced audience, in accordance with the guidelines from Greater Sudbury Public Health and the Coulson Nightclub. Costumes are encouraged. Doors open 7:30 p.m., with curtain time 8 p.m. Tickets cost $44.24 plus tax. www.sudburyburlesque.com.

STC teen script-writing program

Nov. 1 application deadline

Sudbury Theatre Centre invites all budding playwrights in Grade 9 to 12 to take part in our first ever play writing series, “From Page to Stage.” Running over eight Monday evenings, successful applicants will work in small group settings with local playwright and teacher Kim Fahner, and STC’s Kelsey Rutledge, to create a collaborative play. Two small groups will meet on Monday evenings from Nov. 15 to Jan. 17 for 1-1/2  hours at a time, with a two week break over the winter holidays. Submit your monologue by Nov. 1 to Ralph McIntosh, STC’s Education Director, at education@sudburytheatre.ca. There is no cost to apply for this program.  Successful applicants will be notified the week of Nov. 8. The participation fee for this eight-week program is $200 (taxes included) – students already registered in another STC program pay only $180.

Art show and sale

Nov. 5-7

My Outdoor Studio art show and sale by artist Sue Lampinen. Door prizes, refreshments, sales on framed prints and originals. Takes place at Lampinen Fine Art and Custom Painting. 705-522-8068.

Wordstock

Nov. 4-6

The Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival is a go, with a blended in-person and virtual version of the event slated to take place Nov. 4 to 6. In-person events are at Holiday Inn Sudbury. Tickets now on sale here. More information on this year’s event can also be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

STC The PlayMine script reading series 

Nov. 5

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s script reading series The PlayMine opens with Evergreen by Aaron Kyte on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Evergreen uses the collected sound recordings of celebrated historian and folklorist Mary Helen Creighton, as the foundation for a theatre piece that explores themes of loss and remembrance through an interwoven tapestry of Canadian ghost stories and folk songs. Learn more on STC’s website

La Slague presents Les Hay Babies Boîte aux lettres (Mailbox)

Nov. 6 

These three laid-back and amiable Acadian ladies started out in a folk and country vein and gradually morphed into subtly cinematic pop rock. Fine voices and great grooves keep it all real. After years of touring, they really know what they’re doing. Now, in a new twist, they’ve come up with a concept show, meticulously crafted and totally true to life. Takes place at the Caruso Club. La Slague has brought in a pay-what-you can policy for 2021-22 season. Visit laslague.ca/billetterie.

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Derek Seguin

Nov. 6

Sudbury Performance Group presents stand-up comedy with Derek Seguin. Undeniably one of Canada’s hottest comedians, Seguin has been touring clubs and theatres across North America intensely 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 into 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 the reason he is one of Canada’s most “in demand” comedians. Takes place at The Trevi, shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets available through Event Brite.

Run to Remember fundraiser

Nov. 7 

Collect funds and to create awareness for the first responders and military personnel who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Participants can choose to run/walk 1 km, 5 km or 10 km virtually (from your location of choice) or in the nature trails of the Collège Boréal Sudbury campus. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal. Event is organized by Collège Boréal’s fitness and health promotion students. Register online here.

Sudbury Performance Group presents All Together Now! A Global Celebration

Nov. 12-14

All Together Now! features songs from Music Theatre International’s beloved catalogue of musicals, including such shows as Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, RENT, Waitress, and many more! It is a ‘Welcome back!’ to the world of musical theatre to audiences. Five performances Nov. 12-14 at Thorneloe University. Tickets at sudburyperformance.ca.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents Ferdinand and Friends

Nov. 13 

SSO presents a family performance of Ferdinand and Friends. Featuring narration by Ruthie Nkut, this will be a particularly engaging concert for all ages. Families will be encouraged to read Lafontaine’s fables and create puppets to bring along to the performance. Audiences will be able to enjoy the fables read between movements of Schumann. The concert also features the story of Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, set to music from Bizet’s Carmen. Shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Aspen Hall at Northbury Hotel. Tickets are available through Event Brite.

Cambrian College virtual fall open house

Nov. 13

Take a virtual tour of campus. Meet Cambrian faculty, students, and staff who can tell you more about Cambrian’s 90+ programs, campus life, and financial aid available to students. There are prizes to be won including a $10,000 cash prize, a $2,500 scholarship, an Apple watch, $500 Amazon gift cards, a custom-built firepit from our Welding and Fabrication Technician students and more. Runs 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. For more information, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/openhouse.

Book launch

Nov. 14

Sarah Lashbrook launches her second book, Evanesce. Launch party takes place Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. The author will be doing a reading, an audience question and answer period, and a signing for all people who wish to purchase a book at the event. All are welcome but must be registered prior to the event by emailing evanesce.booking@gmail.com or by phoning 705-626-6907. Full vaccination against COVID-19 required.

Sudbury Performance Group presents On a First-Name Basis (dinner theatre)

Nov. 19 and 20 

David, a successful novelist with writer's block, has received some devastating news he's kept to himself. Lucy, his housekeeper of twenty-eight years, has her own secret that she's afraid to admit. As Lucy is getting ready to end her shift, David invites her to stay and have a drink, curious about the woman who's been tending to his house all these years. But as the night sets in and the drinks start to flow, secrets reveal themselves, for better or worse. Performances run at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at Ukrainian National Federation. Tickets at sudburyperformance.ca

Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury project

Until Nov. 30 

What makes your street and neighbourhood complete? Where can you go in your neighbourhood and what makes it easy or hard? What can you spot on your street? Explore your surroundings and see what you find with some fun games from Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury. Get out and about to play ‘I SPY my neighbourhood,’ then head towards home and play ‘What’s on my street BINGO.’ Download your ‘I spy’ and ‘BINGO’ cards at liveablesudbury.org/i_spy to play, then share your findings for a chance to win. Send a picture of your ‘I Spy’ and ‘Bingo’ cards to clsudbury@live.com by Nov. 30 and be entered in a draw.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.