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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.

“Wassa Matta Fa You” comedy show

Nov. 10 

Sudburians who need a good laugh might enjoy a comedy show coming to the city Nov. 10. A group of well-known Italian-American comedians will be performing at the Caruso Club in the “Wassa Matta Fa You” show, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer. The group is part of the WTF (Way Too Funny) Comedy Tour with their unique brand of comedy based on and story-telling based on everyday life growing up in an Italian family. Tickets for the dinner and show are $65. A group discount is available for the purchase of a table of eight. Show-only tickets can be purchased for $35. For more information to purchase tickets please telephone 705-918-2601 or go online to wtfcomedytour.ca. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8:30 p.m.

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Nov. 12

Who knew it would take The Legendary Downchild Blues Band over two years to resume their 50th Anniversary Tour? The tour has now officially been renamed The Longest 50th Anniversary Tour Ever! The band will perform the final show of the tour in Sudbury at the Fraser Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.downchild.com.

St. Mark’s United Church Frosty Fair 

Nov. 12 

St. Mark’s United Church (45 Walford Rd. in the South End) holds its Frosty Fair from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12. Enjoy a cafe with apple cider and cookies, craft table, bake table and book sale. Admission is free. The cafe is by donation. Masking is appreciated by organizers.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents SOAR Film Festival 

Nov. 11-13

SOAR (Sudbury Outdoor Adventure Reels) Film Festival is the first of its kind in Northern Ontario, Canada. A unique partnership has emerged between Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program (ADVL) and Sudbury Indie Cinema. With so many film festivals moving towards the online or virtual platforms only this past year, this team thought it would be great to shift the focus on bringing adventure film-lovers together in a safe cinematic environment to view both top adventure films, as well as locally made films, in-theatre. The festival will contain a curated programme of adventure and outdoor travel-themed features from around the world, as well as adventures shorts- both local and international. Special consideration in the selection of films will be given to diverse voices, as well as those which feature outdoor activities and adventures enjoyed in Northeastern Ontario, namely: wilderness canoeing, back-country winter travel, Nordic skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and climbing. Tickets available online here. All screenings will take place at Sudbury Indie Cinema, 162 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury. Free parking.

La Slague presents Kizaba

Nov. 11 

Kizaba blends contemporary music inspired by Congolese traditions with Afrobeat, electro and house elements to create his unique “global Afrofuturist” sound. Based in Montreal, this multi-instrumentalist pioneer of electro-Congolese music sings in French, English, Kikongo and Lingala. Accompanied by two musicians and a DJ, he unfailingly delivers a rousing performance that gets the crowd moving! Concert presented by La Slague as part of “Semaine nationale de l'immigration francophone.” Event takes place at Place des Arts at 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets available online here.

YMCA Employment Services job fair 

Nov. 16 

Various employers are coming together on Nov. 16 to participate in a Job Fair at the Elm Place mall in downtown Sudbury hosted by YMCA Employment Services. Available job opportunities will include labourer, welder/fitter, millwright, painter, electrician, refrigeration mechanic, sandblaster, automotive tech, HVAC tech, sheet metal worker, project manager, sales and gas fitter tech. Hiring employers will include Legend Mining, Greater City Concrete Works, One Source Home Services, Patrick Mechanical, Patrick-Sprack Ltd, S2 Metal Fabricators and Bisschops Industries. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes and to be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Parking is available in the Elm Place Mall, and parking passes will be validated. The event is taking place on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sudbury Performance Group presents Things My Mother Taught Me (dinner theatre)

Nov. 17-19

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen? Catch this dinner theatre performance Nov. 17-19 from 6-10 p.m. each evening at Ukrainian National Federation. Tickets are available online here.

Dance Onscreen film festival 

Nov. 17-20

The four-day film festival is put on in partnership between Branch Collective and Sudbury Indie Cinema. The festival celebrates and supports dance films created and produced in the Canadian context and maintains Branch Collective’s mission to program work that is based in the body, movement, and performance. All screenings take place at Sudbury Indie Cinema Nov. 17-20. Tickets and more information available here.

Musician Edouard Landry album launch

Nov. 18 

Edouard Landry’s 6th album, Forteresse, will be unveiled this November at Place des Arts in Greater Sudbury Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Landry’s songs create a folk universe with pop rock accents and catchy melodies. His sense of melody and his ease in navigating musical styles are seductive. He was nominated in the ‘Best Male Performer’ category at the Gala des prix Trille Or (2017), and his albums ‘Pomme Plastique II’ and ‘L’escalade’ were nominated ‘Best Album by a Francophone Artist’ at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (2017 and 2019). The album launch takes place from 8-10 p.m. Nov. 18 in Le Studio Desjardins at the new Place des Arts building in downtown Sudbury. Tickets and more information available here.

Christmas Art Show

Nov. 19 

Check out a Christmas Art Show at McKerrow Hall Nov. 19 from 12-3 p.m. The show is organized by local artist and photographer Roselyn Andress. Entry fee is a non-perishable food item for the Espanola Food Bank. Purchases are by cash only.

Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade 

Nov. 19

The Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade committee has announced that this year’s parade is happening starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The local Santa Claus parade was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the parade is returning this year after last running in 2019. The parade organizers said the parade will close the downtown core to vehicular traffic from approximately 5-8 p.m. Nov. 19. Parking will not be allowed along the parade route. The southbound lanes of Notre Dame Avenue will also be closed between Kathleen and Ste. Anne road starting at 1 p.m. that day. A press conference will be held at a later date with more details. For more information, visit www.sudburysantaclausparade.com.

James & Jamesy present ‘O Christmas Tea’

Nov. 19 

A new Christmas show coming to the Fraser Auditorium on Nov. 19 is a chance to enjoy the “unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy” and their holiday comedy “O Christmas Tea.” Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich in wordplay, physical comedy, and interactive elements. But audiences say it is James & Jamesy’s “boundless imagination and endearing chemistry” that provide the real magic and heart of this play. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit OChristmastea.com.

Chuck Labelle concert 

Nov. 20 

Local musician Chuck Labelle presents a concert called “Yesterday Live,” featuring the songs of Paul McCartney. He is joined by special guest Ron Whitman. The concert takes place Sunday, Nov. 20 at Collège Boréal’s Salle Trisac. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and are available at the door or online at www.chucklabelle.com.

GNO presents Corps Celeste exhibit 

Runs until Nov. 22

Check out the exhibit “Corps Céleste” at Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario Oct. 29 to Nov. 22. “With Corps Céleste, Franco-Ontarian visual artist Samuel Choisy proposes a journey into orbit: An exploration outside of photography, his medium of predilection for over 20 years,” said a press release from GNO. “In transition between southern and northern Ontario, Choisy sets up an installation exhibition that plays with light, space and body. The artist offers us to take a look at ourselves intensely and differently in order to experience looking up to the sky and inside us.” GNO is now located in the Place des Arts building in downtown Sudbury. For more information, visit GNO’s website.

Piano concert (David Potvin)

Nov. 23 

The students of the Cambrian College School of Music are excited to present pianist David Potvin, winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté International Competition, in concert at the Cambrian College Amphitheatre Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Potvin is a Montréal-based performer who was awarded a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto. He is a versatile artist with a wide-ranging repertoire. This concert will take you on a journey from the romantic masters of yesteryear to yesterday’s Canadian classics including featured works by Beethoven and Debussy. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and children under 12 are admitted free.

Cinéfest Sudbury film screening 

Nov. 23 

Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are happy to announce Chien blanc (White Dog) as the final Red Carpet Patron Program film presentation of 2022. The French Canadian drama, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and starring Kacey Rohl and Denis Ménochet, is set to screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale now with limited availability at www.cinefest.com, at the Cinéfest Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by phoning 705-688-1234. All Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance with their Red Carpet Patron card.

Penage Road Community Centre presents Rendezvous Craft Show

Nov. 25-26

The 41st Annual Rendezvous Craft Show runs at the Penage Road Community Centre in Whitefish from 4-9 p.m. Nov. 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26. Admission is free. Show features pulla bread, local honey and maple syrup, pottery, knitted items, woodworking signs, charcuterie boards, photography, jewellery, Mennonite baking, sewing, quilts, specialty pillows, glassware and more. Credit cards, cash and chequest accepted.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents “Santa Cruise” concert

Nov. 26

The Holiday Season starts early with a “Santa Cruise” through the many voices and cultures that celebrate at this time of year, with guest conductor, Josh Wood. Special guest soprano Pamela Teed. Music by Handel, Humperdinck, Bizet, Faure, Tchaikovsky and more. The concert runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Fraser Auditorium. Ticket information available online here.

Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Undergrowth by Sara Angelucci

Runs until Nov. 27

This fall, the Art Gallery of Sudbury hosts an exhibition by Toronto contemporary artist Sara Angelucci titled Undergrowth. 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.

CP Holiday Train

Nov. 30

After two years of virtual concerts, Sudburians will have the chance to see the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train return to the rails on its first cross-continent tour in three years. Stopping in Sudbury Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8:50 p.m., the train will again raise money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network. From 9:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., award-winning musician and singer-songwriter, Tenille Townes, and Oji-Cree singer-songwriter, Aysanabee, will take to the stage at the event. Holiday Train shows are free to attend, but CP asks attendees to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation if they're able. A full schedule is available at cpr.ca/holidaytrain.

Epic Eagles tribute concert 

Dec. 10 

A group called the Epic Eagles that bills itself as “Canada’s definitive Eagles tribute band” performs in Sudbury Dec. 10. Audiences are treated to the legacy sound of the Eagles when they began to rule the airwaves: Hotel California, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Desperado, Dirty Laundry, New Kid In Town, Take It Easy, The Boys Of Summer and more. The band features the voice of Dean Young as “Henley” (former lead vocalist / drummer of the tribute Hotel California) alongside vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Mike Alonzo, Jeff Salem, Dan Bohemier and some of Canada's most in demand musicians, all covering Glenn Frey / Timothy B Schmit / Randy Meisner / Joe Walsh. The show is in benefit of Diabetes Canada. It runs at 7:30 p.m. at Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium. Tickets are available by phone at 1-800-516-5810.

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.