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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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Sudbury Performance Group returns to the stage this weekend for its production of “All Together Now!” Back row, from left, are Kristin Hall and Macey Veldman. Middle row, from left, are KC Rautiainen and Tanya Saari. Front row, from left, are Suzanne Thibault and Angel Mannisto.

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.

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.

Handmade Crafts Pop-Up Market 

Nov. 12-20

Presented by Lively Heritage Arts Guild. Takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12-20 (closed Mondays) at Gallery 174 at 174 Elgin St. Unique hand-made items of quality. Accepting credit, debit and cash.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra 

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.

Jazz Sudbury presents online concert Fado on the Rocks 

Nov. 13

Jazz Sudbury participates in the Canadian Online Jazz Festival. Inscribed in 2011 on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Fado is best known as the urban popular song of Lisbon, Portugal. But, like any art form, it has varied influences and it continues to evolve. Raízes e Ramos (Roots and Branches) was formed in Toronto in 2011 with the desire to bring this rich genre of music to a wider audience. Join vocalist, Jessica Lloyd, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Simão, and bassist, Brian Quebec as they take you on a journey through the ages and landscapes that together weave the musical threads of Fado. With the combined forces of these three eclectic but complementary musicians, you will experience the traditional sounds of the famed Lisbon Fado houses before you are whisked away to other faraway lands of the Portuguese-speaking diaspora. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at cojazz.ca.

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.

La Slague presents Louis-Jean Cormier 

Nov. 17 

Louis-Jean Cormier presents his show Quand la nuit tombe (When the night falls) at the Caruso Club. Producer and arranger, radio and TV host, high-profile singer songwriter all the while, Cormier has worn many hats in his solo career since his band Karkwa hit it big. This June, for the third time in his career, he won the Juno award for Best Francophone Album. Tackling topical themes, his show is rich with sonic texture and visual atmosphere. Tickets at laslague.ca/billetterie.

STC PA Day camp 

Nov. 19 

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages 8 – 12. Four full-day Theatre Camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Nov. 19; Friday, Feb. 4; Friday, March 11; and Monday, June 13. $60 per day, or  $55 for current STC Academy students. After-care until 5 p.m. is available upon request for an additional $10 per day. Visit sudburytheatre.com/youth.

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.

Nouveau Louvre

Sale begins Nov. 20  

The GNO is back with its long-awaited annual event, the Nouveau Louvre, a trippy Christmas art sale. The gallery invites you to submit artworks of all kinds for sale. Submitted works will be displayed on the GNO's virtual boutique through November, before the sale. The sale will begin virtually Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and as part of a festive party at Spacecraft Brewery. First come, first served. All artwork will be sold for $200. Profits will be shared between the artist and the GNO. The artist will receive $125, and the GNO $75. The sale will continue until Jan. 29, 2022. Make submissions online here.

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.

Walden Winter Carnival button design contest 

Nov. 30 deadline

Button design contest for the Feb. 11-13 winter carnival is open to all children in Greater Sudbury. Entry deadline is Nov. 30. Community will get the chance to vote on winning design Dec. 2-10. Learn more at www.waldenwintercarnival.com.

Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser

During November 

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers is running its Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser this month. Each box comes with one bottle of red and white wine, paired cheeses and gourmet snacks, and can be purchased in two pricing tiers - both featuring first-class wines selected by a local sommelier. There are many prizes to be won in random boxes, and one lucky box will hold a ticket for a wine fridge stocked with a variety of delicious wines. Boxes can be purchased this November and will be available only while supply lasts. Purchase a “Vive Le Vin in a Box” online at vivelevininabox.com.

STC presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 

Dec. 2-18

Celebrate the holiday season with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jeremy Webb and composed by Scott Macmillan (Dec. 2-18). Enjoyed by STC audiences in 2019, the classic story is lovingly recreated for the whole family with puppets portraying the ghosts of Christmas and a fully orchestrated musical score. Local actor Matthew Heiti will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of other characters in this traditional telling of the holiday classic that will give you the giggles, move you to tears and fill you to the very brim of with cozy, homey Christmas cheer. Visit sudburytheatre.com for tickets.

#SaveLUgreenspace photo contest 

Dec. 6 deadline 

Celebrate and share the beauty of the LU greenspace in all seasons in the #saveLUgreenspace photo contest. Enter your best spring, summer, fall and/or winter photo of the LU greenspace at nepahwinlake.ca/greenspacephotocontest to help showcase its beauty and importance to our community. The deadline for entries is 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Prizes will be awarded in each seasonal category.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée

Officially reopened to members

The Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée has been officially opened to members for a month now. Masks and proof of vaccination required. $20 membership fee. No lunches, dinners or music just yet, but there will be a drive-thru Christmas dinner Dec. 12 (more details coming soon). Email centre@vianet.ca.

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.