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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
pexels-bich-tran-910193-sized 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 [email protected] so we can spread the word. More local events can also be found on’s Events Page.

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre AGM

March 9 

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC) will be hosting its annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the NORMHC Foundation AGM followed by the NORMHC AGM at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 59 Young St. in Capreol, and is open to the general public.

Chelmsford Community Action Network (CAN) meeting

March 9 

The Chelmsford CAN invites you to their next meeting, to be held March 9 at Club 50 in Chelmsford (25 Main Street West). A meet and greet takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a “looking to the future” session starting at 7 p.m. Come share your vision for Chelmsford. 

Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association fish pond

March 9-19

After a two-year absence due to COVID, the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association brings back its fish pond fundraiser. The John Hazen Memorial Fishpond runs during mall hours at the Southridge Mall March 9-19. There will be more than 1,000 rainbow trout placed in the 18-foot pool.

Jazz Sudbury celebrates Francophonie Month

March 10

Jazz Sudbury celebrates Francophonie Month on March 10 with an “inspiring and heartfelt event that features the duo of Andrea Lindsay and Luc De Larochellière.” Together for more than 10 years – in love as in music - “S'il n’y avait que nous” (“If there were only us”) is Andrea Lindsay’s and Luc De Larochellière’s newest release that builds on “C'est d'l'amour ou c'est comme” (“It’s love or something like it”) and their award-winning careers. Tickets for the Andrea Lindsay and Luc De Larochellière show will be available for purchase at the Places des Arts box office. For full details about Jazz Sudbury, visit, or Jazz Sudbury’s Facebook page. Student pricing will be available with a valid student ID.

Sudbury Performance Group presents One-Act Festival 

March 10-11

Enjoy performances of “At Home,” “Her Only Customer,” “Boxed In,” and “Dear Ray” March 10-11. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each evening at Thorneloe University Theatre. Tickets cost $22 each. Purchase tickets online here.

Strength in Sisterhood Gala

March 11

The Sudbury Women's Centre will celebrate International Women's Day 2023 with the community in-person for the first time since 2020 through its Strength in Sisterhood Gala.  The event will take place March 11 at the Caruso Club. It features a night of local entertainment, a sit-down dinner and a silent auction. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the dinner starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the SWC as it continues to serve the city's most vulnerable. Event details and tickets are available online through Event Brite.

NLFB presents Bloom music festival

March 11 

Northern Lights Festival Boréal is excited to announce Bloom 3, a multi-venue, music festival in downtown Sudbury, on March 11. The NLFB team invites music lovers and party people alike to join in and celebrate the return of this special event, at Sudbury’s Place des Arts and Townehouse Tavern. A world-class lineup has been programmed for this event, including: Mexican-Canadian rapper, singer and party-starter Boogát; Peruvian-Canadian, Sudbury-loved, singer Patrcia Cano; the cross-cultural fusion energy of Toronto’s Moskitto Bar; the invigorating, traditional Polish & Eastern European music of Polky; and more. At, organizers are offering a special package for Bloom 3: A Full Festival Pass and NLFB 50th anniversary t-shirt for only $65. Otherwise, Full Festival Passes are $50, After-Hours Show Passes are $15 (in advance) and $20 at the door. All prices include HST. Passes can also be purchased at the NLFB office at 19 Grey St. Suite 3, in downtown Sudbury. For more information visit, or contact the Bloom 3 team at [email protected], or 705-674-5512.

GNO presents Aberration/apparition exhibition

Until March 11

Aberration/apparition is the new exhibition of Galerie du Nouvel Ontario. It brings together a group of artists from Nothern Ontario : Nadine Arpin, Cesar Forero, Tejhler lb, Marni Marriott, Lucy Wowk, Ray Fox et Alexander Rondeau. They are queer, trans, and/or two spirit (2QT) identified contemporary artists. Working with various mediums, each of the artists’ pieces offer nuanced, Northern readings of “queer hauntology”: the complicated and varying forces at play in navigating the world as a 2QT person. “Hauntology" (originally coined by Jacques Derrida) refers to the often invisible yet perceptible feeling of a social and cultural past as it lingers into the present.The exhibition runs until March 11 at Place des Arts. More information is available online here.

Laurentian University open house

March 11 

Laurentian University is hosting an open house on March 11 and invites potential students, parents and other guests to pay a visit. Tours of the McEwen School of Architecture are available and a round-trip shuttle is available for those interested in visiting. Guests can also attend sample lectures led by faculty members to get a sense of what it’s like to be a Laurentian student. Visitors can also stop by the Doran Planetarium, a 10-metre-wide dome that projects a simulation of the sky ablaze with the twinkling of hundreds of bright stars. Registration for the open house is available here.

SSO String Quartet Bridgertons and Borodin concert

March 11 and 12

The SSO String Quartet has prepared another concert for the whole family. Check out the “Bridgertons and Borodin” concert at the library’s main branch and Place des Arts on March 11 and 12, respectively. There is a suite of music from the popular “Bridgertons” and a quartet written by Alexander Borodin in 1881. It is very possible that the luscious melodies that you hear from the Borodin will be more familiar to you than the Bridgerton Melodies. CTV’s Katie Behun narrates the concerts. The SSO will present this concert in a shortened informal form on March 11 at 10:15 a.m. at the Main MacKenzie Street Library. This concert will be free to the public. For the concert at Place des Arts March 12, tickets can be purchased online here or at the door. For more information, contact SSO at [email protected] or 705-222-8768, ext. 4.

Sudbury and District Beekeepers Association information meeting 

March 15

Attend the Sudbury and District Beekeepers Association information meeting. Takes place March 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of Science North. The presenter at this meeting will be bee inspector Kristina Greer. “She will have information for all beekeepers, new and old,” said an email from the organization. “For those who are thinking of trying beekeeping, please join us, as it is a perfect place to get information. All are welcome.”

Sudbury Performance Group annual general meeting 

March 16

Sudbury Performance Group holds its annual general meeting March 16. The meeting takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn on Barry Downe Road starting at 7 p.m. More information available online here.

TNO presents Intrusions 

March 17-18

Alone on stage, a woman tells the story of waiting to be transferred to a retirement home with her husband, whose health is failing. The arrival of a drug addict mysteriously lurking on her stoop highlights her vulnerability, but also her solitude in the face of invasions of her private life and the administrative challenges of the health care system. With humour, rage and determination, she refuses to let age, circumstances or the system destroy her dignity and the love she has for her husband. Show runs at Place des Arts, with a 7:30 p.m. show March 17 and both a 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show March 18. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group Salute to Front-Line Workers

March 17-19

Enjoy a weekend of free music and comedy courtesy of Sudbury Performance Group. It’s the group’s thank you to all of the front-line workers who stepped up during the pandemic. Performances are across multiple venues from March 17-19. Well-known Canadian comedian Mike Bullard is among the performers. A full schedule of performances is available online here.

Stand-up comedy open mic night 

March 21 

Try your hand at stand-up comedy during Lounging Laughs at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre’s Lounge 390. A mashup of new and old comedians alike try their best to make you laugh at the once-a-month Tuesday night open-mic. The next date is March 21. The evening is hosted by local comedian Cole Leonard. Each show will feature six to eight amateurs. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Email [email protected] for more information.

La Nuit sur l’étang

March 24-25

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s edition of La Nuit sur l’étang. The organization is celebrating 50 years with two evening concerts. In French, it’s being billed as ‘’deux soirs: une Nuit sur l’étang,’’ meaning it’s viewed as two nights but one Nuit sur l’étang. The March 24 evening event, which is being held at Place des Arts, will feature the groups En Bref and Hey Wow. On March 25, Medhi Cayenne takes the stage at Collège Boréal. You can purchase tickets online at (write La Nuit sur l’étang in the search engine) or go to (write Sudbury in the search engine).

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Cedric Newman

March 25

Cedric Newman has been performing comedy across Canada for over two decades. He has been seen on the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC, as a finalist on the Great Canadian Laugh Off and on the Comedy Network. Currently you can hear him on SiriusXM and on Season Eight on The Amazing Race Canada on CTV. Cedric EP, Urban Nonsense and his LP, Black to Basics were both released this year. Catch his show Saturday, March 25 at The Trevi. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets available online here.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents Waltz This Way

March 25 

The waltz as a dance form has informed music composition throughout the ages. SSO looks at the many examples and the various directions that the waltz has taken in classical music, with guest conductor Josh Wood. Music and movement with waltzes, Sarabands and the occasional march by Strauss, Sibelius, Handel and many more. Show runs 7:30 p.m. March 25 in the Radisson Palladium Ballroom. Tickets are available online here.

Cinéfest screening of “To Leslie”

March 29 

Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are bringing Oscar contender “To Leslie” to the big screen as the second Red Carpet Patron Program film screening of the year.  The film, which recently garnered lead actress Andrea Riseborough her first Academy Award nomination for Actress in a Leading Role, is set to screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone, and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Individual tickets are on sale now at, at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. Please note that all Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance, as well as complimentary pop and popcorn with their Red Carpet Patron Program card. Cinéfest Red Carpet Patron Program passes are available to purchase at, offering complimentary popcorn and tickets to six yearly film screenings for an annual fee of $50.

An Evening with Tessa and Petr

March 29 

Local musicians Tessa and Petr Balaz recently moved back to Sudbury, and saw a lack of diverse music showcases happening year round. With the Steve’s Encore lounge in the Sudbury Theatre Centre being recently renovated, they decided to use the venue to host monthly events called “An Evening with Tessa and Petr” with special guests. These events take place on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s event takes place 7-9 p.m. March 29, with special guests Cassidy Houston and Kassie Taylor. More information available online here.

Nickel City Sound seeks submissions 

March 31 deadline 

Nickel City Sound, along with Young Sudbury Singers, are collaborating in a concert presentation entitled The Happy Show on Saturday, April 22. After years of not being able to perform in person, the groups have created an evening of positivity and joy, emphasizing the contribution music makes to an individual's happiness. The Canadian Mental Health Association will also partner with the singing groups to provide resources and options for people looking to maintain good mental health. The groups are creating a Pre-Show Slide Presentation featuring community members sharing a personal message of what makes them happy. If you are interested, please provide a photo of yourself plus a line or two of what you think is the secret to happiness, or how to maintain good mental health. Organizers will pull from your contribution and include it in our presentation at the beginning of The Happy Show. Please include any required release conditions or permissions to use/share your image. Send submissions to [email protected] by March 31.

Comedian Ron James performance

April 1 

Comedian Ron James performs at Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium April 1. Canada's stand-out amongst “stand-ups,” award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting performances. Marshalling a comedian's eye for satire and a writer's ear for language, James takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor-sharp wit, uncompromising standard and unique, poetically honed delivery. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Fraser Auditorium. Purchase tickets online here.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée

March activities 

Mondays cafe, card games, exercises, dinner, knitting, Tuesdays line dancing, pockets games, Wednesdays yoga, paper tole, Thursdays beading, Fridays darts, line dancing and cribbage. Spaghetti supper runs March 5, St. Patrick’s dinner March 13, Diner Amical March 16, presentation by Luc Willard March 20, amateur musicians March 27. More information available on the club’s website.

Art Gallery of Sudbury exhibitions

Winter 2023

The Art Gallery of Sudbury has a number of exhibitions on display this winter. Gallery One features “‘Blazes Along the Trail’: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision,” a new major exhibition of works by David Milne, circulated by Art Windsor-Essex and curated by Christopher Finn. This exhibition presents a selection of works from core areas of Milne’s artistic practice in oil painting, watercolours, and dry-point prints. You can catch the exhibition until March 19.  Presented concurrently with the Milne exhibition is “The Spaces In-Between” (stairwell and Gallery Two, on display until March 19). “The Spaces In-Between” highlights work from the permanent collections and are presented as intuitive footnotes to the Milne exhibit in Gallery One. Works were selected to represent various ways artists depict “space.” As the curatorial team considered the works, the definition of space grew to encompass the ideas of physical and temporal spaces as well as empty spaces. An exhibit of the work of Emma Ducharme is also on display at the Laughing Buddha restaurant until April 11. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

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