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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.

Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Undergrowth by Sara Angelucci

Opening Sept. 22

The Art Gallery of Sudbury has issued an invitation to the opening of a major new exhibition by Toronto contemporary artist Sara Angelucci titled Undergrowth, which is to take place 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22. Angelucci and curator Shannon Anderson will be present at the opening. There will be an artist and curator “Walk and Talk” of the exhibition in conversation with Sudbury artist Elyse Portal at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition comprises 28 artworks including four series of photography-based works, an audio installation, and the new video projection Ghost Orchard. The exhibition continues at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Nov. 27. Admission is free with a donation.

City of Greater Sudbury tipping fee holiday

Sept. 16-24

In time for pre-winter cleaning, residential tipping fees are being waived at all Greater Sudbury landfill and waste transfer sites from Sept. 19-24. During this time, Greater Sudbury residents can deliver discarded household items to local landfill sites free of charge from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. During the free week, people are cautioned to expect longer than usual wait times.

SISU Family Walk 

Sept. 24

After a two-year hiatus, the 5th annual Lasalle Secondary School SISU Family Walk in partnership with Sling-Choker will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event raises funds for Finlandia. Community members are encouraged to take part in the event, which involves a six-kilometre walk starting at the school (meet at Lasalle at 10 a.m.) or a senior-friendly Finlandia Fitness Trail route (meet outside Finlandia’s Lepokoti building at 11 a.m.). Learn more online here.

Sudbury’s Tiny Underground Film Festival

Sept. 24

Sudbury's Tiny Underground Film Festival is Sudbury Indie Cinema’s latest edition to the film festival scene in Sudbury. STUFF’s inaugural festival runs Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Indie (162 Mackenzie St.). Festival showcases low and no-budget artist-driven film projects from northerners (all genres considered), as well as experimental, animation, avant-garde from the best. Also under consideration are films that incorporate mining themes. Rather than exploit natural resources, STUFF will explore the "underground" from a worker, community, or environmental perspective, with at least one feature per STUFF edition. Early Bird All-Access Passes and 4-Packs on sale now at Eventbrite for $35/$40. Purchase passes online here.

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedians Mike Bullard and Rick Lemieux

Sept. 24

Catch comedians Mike Bullard and Rick Lemieux at the Trevi Restaurant Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Mike Bullard accomplished something no other Canadian had before: hosted Canada's first truly successful nightly talk show. Running for six unprecedented seasons, Open Mike, was one of the longest running late-night talk shows in North America. Rick Lemieux has performed at comedy clubs and festivals all over Canada. Rick has organized many comedy shows in Northern Ontario and has helped to raise over $100,000 for several not-for-profit organizations over the years. Tickets to the show cost $35. Purchase tickets online here. Reserve your party’s seats through the Trevi at 705-560-0700.

Speech by Vietnam war survivor Kim Phuc Phan Thi

Sept. 24

Kim Phuc Phan Thi is known around the world as “The Girl in the Picture.” In 1972, at the age of nine, she was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph that shows her screaming and running naked down a road in Trang Bang, Vietnam, after having her clothing burned off by napalm. Phan Thi is set to speak in Sudbury at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 24 as part of the Rotary District 7010 Conference 2022, which takes place at the Holiday Inn Sept. 24-25. If you’d like to attend Phan Thi’s presentation, tickets are available at the door for $20 each (cash only). There is limited seating. More information is available online at  www.district7010conference.com.

Mexican Independence Celebration

Sept. 24

Sudbury’s Hispanic and Latin-American community are hosting their first Mexican Independence Day celebration, which will feature an authentic Mexican dinner and non-alcoholic beverage will be served at 5 p.m.(For gluten-free/ vegan options please contact the organizers directly.) There will also be live Mexican music, including mariachi, and a DJ as well. Authentic cocktails and beer will be available at a cash bar, as will traditional street foods, both savory and sweet. There will also be an auction for visitors to bid on specially selected items. The celebration will be held at the Polish Combatants Hall and the group will be raising funds for the Sudbury Women’s Centre. You can find more information on the event page, found here, and you can purchase tickets by emailing Metik Events, organizer and biggest sponsor of the event, at metik.events@gmail.com.

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

Sept. 17-25

The 34th edition of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival runs Sept. 17-25. As was the case in 2020 and 2021, Cinéfest will continue to have a hybrid format this year, with some films available for streaming at home (87 films, a mixture of features and shorts), and others available in-theatre (74 feature films). Gala films (followed once again by après-film receptions) include Ashgrove, Call Jane, The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile, Viking, Alice, Darling, Broker, North of Normal, The Swearing Jar and Presque (Beautiful Minds). Cinéfest’s full lineup is available on the film festival’s website. For tickets, visit www.cinefest.com, phone 705-688-1234, or visit the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103).

Le French Fest 

Sept. 22-25

Le French Fest returns later this month, offering four nights of shows Sept. 22-25 at the brand-new Place des Arts. Mimi O’Bonsawin and Guests Sept. 22, Malika Tirolien Sept. 23, Danse Lhasa Danse Sept. 24, Stef Paquette Symphonique Sept. 25. La Slague's box office is operated by the box office at la Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at laslague.ca, by phone at 705-885-1076 or in person at 27 Larch St.

Cavalcade of Colours festival

Sept. 22-25

Onaping Falls Lions Club presents the Calvacade of Colours festival Sept. 22-25 at the Dowling Leisure Centre. Events include kids’ activities, silly vegetable contest, penny table, silent auction, vendors, art show, charity auction, magician, yard sale, barbecue and a classic car show (Saturday only). More specific information about the various festival activities are available through the Lions Club’s website.

Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre presents Family Fun Day

Sept. 25

The Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre invites the public to take part in its Family Fun Day on Sept. 25. Introduce your family to tennis. Enjoy games, contests prizes, crafts, music and more from 1-4 p.m. at the indoor tennis centre. No purchase is necessary. Participants are asked to bring indoor shoes.

Hike for Hospice
Sept. 25

Friends and supporters of the Sudbury Hospice Foundation are invited to make some time on Sunday, Sept. 25 to take part in the Sudbury Credit Union Hike for Hospice. The annual event will be taking place at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre at Bell Park in Sudbury. This is to be the first live-in-person hike since 2019 because of pandemic restrictions. Organizers said registration begins at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 and the hike itself will begin at 1 p.m. Pledge forms are available for pick up at any Sudbury Credit Union branch, Maison McCulloch Hospice and/or online at www.maisonsudburyhospice.org.

Kidney Walk

Sept. 25

This year's annual Kidney Walk takes place in Sudbury and all over Canada Sept. 25. As in the past two years, the walk this year will take place in a virtual format. Friends and supporters will be encouraged to get out in their local communities for an actual walk and to collect pledges and donations in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Participants will be encouraged to raise funds via social media, family groups and by holding small group raffles or 50/50 draws or even a yard sale. Supporters are asked to go online to register for the walk and to encourage others to register.

Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp

Sept. 26

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages eight to 12. Six full-day Theatre Camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Sept. 23; Monday, Oct. 24; Friday, Feb. 3; Friday, March 10; Friday, April 28 and Friday June 9. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, and creative expression. Visit sudburytheatre.com/youth for more information and to register.

STC/YES Theatre teen Page to Stage Program

Sept. 30 application deadline

Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre invite all budding playwrights in Grade 9 to 12 to take part in the new playwriting series, “From Page to Stage.” Running over 10 Monday evenings, successful applicants will work in a small group setting with instructor Kelsey Rutledge to create a collaborative play. Application deadline is Sept. 30. For more information on how to apply, visit sudburytheatre.com/students-on-stage.

Meet the Mayoral Candidates event (hosted by CARP and Sudbury Arts Council)

Oct. 1

A “Meet the Mayoral Candidates” event takes place on Oct. 1 at The ParkSide Older Adult Centre (140 Durham Street) beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) Sudbury Chapter and the Sudbury Arts Council. All nine mayoral candidates have been invited to participate. The ParkSide Older Adult Centre has room for approximately 250 people, and the event will be livestreamed on the organization’s Facebook page.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents Symphony Crawl

Oct. 1

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra brings back its popular Symphony Crawl Oct. 1. The crawl takes place this year from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. indoors at Science North. The event will introduce people to each of its concerts in its 2022-23 season, “Fired Up!” Throughout the building there will be eight different posts, at which one of Science North’s Bluecoats will demonstrate the link between science and music with the help of a number of different live music performances by SSO musicians.  You can bring the whole family to get a taste of SSO’s upcoming concerts, get involved in some interactive activities, and learn a bit about the science behind the sounds. All these musical experiences are included in the admission to Science North.

Five Artists, Five Views art exhibit

Oct. 1-2

Check out contemporary art by local artists Joan Chivot, Elizabeth Irvine, Kim McKibbon, Liz Peekstok and Paulette Stewart as part of the Five Artists, Five Views exhibit, presented in conjunction with Culture Days. Exhibit runs Oct. 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warehouse Studio, located at 338 John St.

L’Arche Sudbury’s free Union Duke concert in the park

Oct. 2

L’Arche Sudbury, an organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual disabilities is hosting a free concert on Oct. 2 in Bell Park, featuring the sounds of Union Duke.  Held at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre, the show will be rain or shine. Opening for Union Union Duke will be well-known Sudbury singer-songwriter, Eric Mullin, and entertainer, musician and actor, Stef Paquette, will host the show.  The concert gets underway at 2 p.m., with the makers market and food vendors open at 1 p.m.

Mayoral town hall (hosted by Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury)

Oct. 3

On Oct. 3, Coalition for a Livable Sudbury is hosting a mayoral town hall at Sudbury Indie Cinema (162 MacKenzie St.) from 7-9 p.m. The event will focus on “environmental and social issues,” and will also be livestreamed.

Mayoral Candidates’ Fireside Chat (hosted by Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce)

Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Mayoral Candidates’ Fireside Chat” at the Collège Boréal concert hall from 7-9 p.m. The organization issued a survey to members to determine which candidates would be invited, which narrowed in on Brian Bigger, Evelyn Dutrisac, Paul Lefebvre, Miranda Rocca-Circelli and Mila Wong. Only five candidates were invited in order to help “facilitate a useful and productive discussion,” according to a Chamber newsletter.

Nouvelon PSW course information sessions

Oct. 5, 6 and 12

Starting in November 2022, Carrefour Options+, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon’s continuing education school, will offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program in Sudbury.  Offered to students 18 years of age and older, this program will allow those interested in becoming a PSW to be trained in French in order to provide care to individuals and families in a variety of settings, including long-term residential institutions and community home care agencies. Persons interested in this program are required to take part in one of the information sessions scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or Wednesday, October 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is possible to register for these sessions and obtain more information by contacting Jocelyne Leclair, Carrefour Options+ principal, at 705-525-0110 or jocelyne.leclair@nouvelon.ca. Carrefour Options+ is located at 504 St-Raphaël Street, Sudbury.

STC/YES Theatre presents Into the Woods

Until Oct. 9

Re-imagining Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s iconic masterpiece “Into the Woods” as an urgent interrogation of the necessity of storytelling in the face of the climate emergency. A world grappling with environmental collapse turns to classic children’s fairy tales as a way to make sense of its own story. Witness a world driven by the unexamined pursuit of self-interest, as individual wish fulfillment stifles any possibility of collective action. Ultimately, that bill comes due – as consequences of Giant proportions tear “Happily Ever After” asunder. Those left standing must rise above the temptation of crying “Your Fault” before the Last Midnight comes, and instead work together to fight for what it is that they want to pass on to the next generation. Production runs at STC Sept. 16 to Oct. 9. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents “Songs and Dances”

Oct. 22

Concert features music by the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius and much more with guest conductor, Martin MacDonald. Pre-concert talk and post-concert reception. Concert takes place starting at 7:30 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Tickets available through STC’s box office online or by phoning 705-674-8381.

Collège Boréal hosts ‘Madame Bolduc on Tour’ exhibition

Until mid-November

Mary Travers, a depression-era Quebec folk musician, is the subject of a bilingual travelling exhibition called “Madame Bolduc on Tour,” on display at Collège Boréal until late fall. You may remember the story of Travers, also known as Madame Bolduc and La Bolduc, from this Historica Canada Heritage Minute. The exhibition, which is free, can be visited Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal's Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Blvd. in Sudbury. It runs until mid-November.

Cambrian College free dental clinic

Cambrian College’s dental clinic is accepting new clients. The clinic provides free dental examinations, cleanings, x-rays and more. Cambrian’s Dental Clinic is operated by the college’s Dental Hygiene Program and care is provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of registered dental hygienists and dentists. The clinic is open for appointments weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings. To book an appointment, email dental.clinic@cambriancollege.ca. For more information, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/dentalclinic.

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.