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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
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Sudbury.com runs a weekly list of things that are going on locally, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, exhibit, fundraiser, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to calendar@sudbury.com so we can spread the word.

Canada Day activities

July 1 

The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association and Science North are partnering on this year’s Canada Day festivities. Event to be held on the grounds of Science North 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1. Variety show featuring local talents on the main stage, vendors, activities and fireworks. Multicultural association says its Canada Day food fair will be held on the grounds of Science North this year instead of at the Sudbury Arena. Check out the full list of activities here. Also, folks in the Blezard Valley area can head to their local celebration at the Sen. Rheal Belisle Cultural Centre from 2 - 10:30 p.m. July 1. Enjoy vendors, inflatables, games such as horseshoe and beanbag toss, free hotdogs and cupcakes, a family movie on the big screen and fireworks. Event will be held the next day in case of rain. In Capreol, Canada Day celebrations take place at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum. Admission is free and the day will begin with the museum’s opening at 10 a.m., with the official Canada Day program starting at 11:30 a.m. Live entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. will feature Rodéo (Rodney Meilleur/ Leo Duquette) and with Scott Mitchell hitting the stage from 5 to 9 p.m. The day will include a photo booth by Fun Cube, snacks by Cotton Candy Man, family activities as well as a barbecue, beer garden and fireworks display at the Capreol Waterfront on Lakeshore St. You can find more information about the event on the Railroad Museum’s Facebook page, found here

Peter Schneider Concert Series

July 3

For more than 20 years, new and seasoned musicians have delighted crowds from June to August with free concerts in Bell Park every Sunday evening from 7 to 8:15 p.m. as part of the Peter Schneider Concert Series. The No Strings Attached Community Band performs at the William Bell Gazebo July 3. The band is an all-volunteer group that has been making music in Sudbury since 2001. It plays a wide variety of music, including marches, classical, and popular music from movies and musicals with marching band instruments. 

Sudbury Theatre Centre kids’ summer camps

Registration open

Registration is open for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s Summer Theatre Camps. The camps accept students ages eight to 12. Each week-long day camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enrolment is limited. Four camps will be offered: Drama Camp 1 (July 4 to 8), Musical Theatre Camp 1 (July 11 to 15), Drama Camp 2 (August 8 to 12), and Musical Theatre Camp 2 (August 15 to 19). Students may register for one Drama Camp and one Musical Theatre Camp if they wish (maximum of two camps). For more information, including registration forms, visit sudburytheatre.com/summer-theatre.

Live Pro Wrestling

July 7

Watch live pro wrestling live at the Caruso Club. Main event is the Canadian Heavyweight Championship. Doors open at 6 p.m. July 7. Purchase tickets through the promoter, Cabin Media.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal 

July 7-10

Tickets are now on sale for the July 7-10 festival in Bell Park, Northern Lights Festival Boréal’s 50th edition. The festival has announced headliners including The New Pornographers, Judy Collins, Bombino and more. Passes are available online at nlfb.ca/tickets.

Comedian Russell Peters at Sudbury Community Arena

July 8 

After four years away, Russell Peters returns to his home and native land with his Act Your Age World Tour. After sold-out shows in Chicago, New York, DC, Cairo, Amman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Russell is bringing his new act back to Canada with shows from Victoria to St. John’s. Peters has been awarded a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy and Canadian Screen Award. He was also the first comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix. Peters brings his show to the Sudbury Community Arena July 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets available online here

Sudbury Performance Group presents Chanelle Albert & The Easy Company

July 9

Chanelle Albert & the Easy Company is an independent and psychedelic folk-rock band based out of Sudbury. The group is fronted by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chanelle Albert, who is accompanied by Andrew Gagnon on drums, and Jacob Tyler on Bass. Their craft is greatly influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Janis Joplin, & Fleetwood Mac. Catch their show July 9 at Thorneloe University. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Purchase them online here. Show is presented by Sudbury Performance Group as part of their La Musique Fest.

Sudbury Ukrainian Picnic

July 10 

Enjoy Ukrainian food and entertainment. Hosted by St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Divine liturgy at 10 a.m. Barbecue lunch starts at 12 p.m. Available for purchase will be pyrohy, kielbasa, holobsti, kapusta, chicken kabobs, hamburgers and hot dogs. Raffle and prizes. Fun and games for all ages. Event takes place at Camp Villa Maria (2646 Richard Lake Dr.). 

Pride Week 2022

July 11-17

Take part in Greater Sudbury’s 25th annual pride celebration July 11-17. Events include opening ceremonies, a clothing exchange, open mic night, speed friends, trivia night, pool party, movie night, kink education night, youth games night, pride breakfast, youth pride prom, pride day in the park and the pride march. More details here.

STC/YES Theatre present The Wizard of Oz in Concert 

July 14-17 

The classic show in all its glory, this production of The Wizard of Oz celebrates the rarely heard full score. With an astounding 20 piece orchestra and more than 20 actors, this concert is not to be missed. This heartwarming show brings you all the movie magic memories and the nostalgia for the girl in the ruby red slippers. As Dorothy takes us on the adventure of a lifetime with her friends, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, she discovers the true meaning of friendship, bravery, brains and heart. Fly over the rainbow with her as she reminds us all that there is no place like home. Runs at STC July 14-17. Purchase tickets online here.

Japan Festival 

July 16

Festival celebrating Japanese culture takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park, and runs noon to 6:30 p.m. The festival will be packed with entertainment and activities such as martial arts and taiko drum workshops hosted by professionals from Toronto and Ottawa. There will also be food vendors. 

River & Sky Music Camping Festival

July 21-24

River & Sky Music/Camping Festival’s 14th edition is set to take place July 21 to 24 at Fisher’s Paradise, on the banks of the Sturgeon River. Pink Mountaintops, Austra, Dilly Dally, OMBIGIIZI, Murder Murder, Young Guv, Tush, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Ami Dang, Badge Epoque Ensemble, Wine Lips, Casper Skulls, Ouri, Yoo Doo Right, Bodywash and Choses Sauvages are all part of the lineup. Tickets are available on the festival’s website.

GNO presents Against All Odds exhibit

Until July 22

In the geocultural environment of Northern Ontario, the mining imaginary has long been a structuring force in stories, poetry and art. Elyse Portal, Magali Alanis Rodriguez Beaudoin, and Camille Tremblay Beaulieu, three Sudbury artists whose practices are directly informed by their milieu, seek to forge links between the various issues that take place there. Through photography, installation works, and in situ gestures, they cultivate a relationship to nature and to others based on principles of interdependence and reciprocity that work against an extractive logic. Exhibit runs until July 22. More information available here.

Kip Moore concert 

July 22 

American country music singer and songwriter Kip Moore performs at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park July 22. Purchase tickets through the concert’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Brett Kissel concert 

July 23

Canadian country musician Brett Kissel performs at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park July 23. Also performing is Kissel’s pal, Nate Haller. Purchase tickets through the concert’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Gallery 6500 presents Lost and Found exhibit 

Runs until August 

The contributions of eight artists reflect the themes associated with lost youth, lost opportunities, and in stark terms, the loss of a safe place to live and call home. This latter issue is never more relevant than it is today in our community. Featured artists include the late Ray Laporte, Trish Stenabaugh, Elizabeth Holmes, Ron Langin, Adrienne Assinawai, Judith Duncan, Nicole Poulin and Rosie Maddock. Gallery 6500 is located in the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street, and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Country tribute show

Aug. 5

A show billing itself as North America’s No. 1 Country Music Tribute has announced it will play at the Caruso Club. The Country Legends Tribute Tour comes to Sudbury Aug. 5. The show features the music of the biggest names on the country scene, including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and the Zac Brown Band. The show provides support to Make-A-Wish Canada. Tickets can be purchased in advance here as well as at the door.

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.