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A look at what's happening in the community
pexels-bich-tran-974198 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.

GNO presents Seed the Skin exhibit 

Opening April 6 

The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario has announced its next exhibition, Seed the Skin by Fransaskois artist Laura St. Pierre, just in time for springtime and Earth Day.  The exhibition is presented from April 6 to May 20, inclusively.  The public is invited to discover the exhibition and meet the artist at the opening on Thursday, April 6, starting at 5 p.m. Admission to the GNO, which is located in the Place des Arts building, is always free. Presented in the form of an immersive installation, the exhibition Seed the Skin continues the ecological approach of artist Laura St. Pierre, highlighting the relationship we have with the environment while exposing the harmful impacts of our activities. St. Pierre will use her residency at the GNO as a laboratory to experiment with conversion of the electromagnetic vibrations of plants into music. The public will be able to "listen" to the plants! The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario's hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The GNO will be closed for the Easter weekend.

Playsmelter staged reading

April 6

Playsmelter presents a staged reading of “Fuil” by Garret Ryan. In this semi-autobiographical fiction Fuil (Pronounced Foo-ill), Patrick Connors, a young man and lost soul from North Bay, finds himself on a path to nowhere. While drifting through, he encounters Johnny, a bitter alcoholic Irish-Canadian war veteran, and Yitzhak, a warmly enigmatic rabbi of an historical Northern synagogue. As the three men’s stories connect and their lives become increasingly intertwined, they each embark on a journey of rebirth and cleansing, confronting head on their respective issues of violence, generational trauma, and faith, as Patrick attempts to decipher what it means to be a good man. Showtime is 7 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents Cereal Cartoon Party 

April 8 and 22 

After the widely successful sold-out Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party (Christmas Edition) that happened at Sudbury Indie Cinema in December, Cereal Cartoon Parties are returning to Sudbury! Happening April 8 and 22, Sudbury Indie Cinema is hosting another three-hour compilation of retro cartoons, commercials and PSA’s from the 1930s to 1990s - with an endless amount of your favourite childhood cereals. Starting at 10 a.m., you can stay in your PJ’s and head straight to the Indie for an unforgettable morning. With more than 30 varieties of cereal to choose from like Trix, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Pebble, Reese Puffs, Captain Crunch, as well as gluten free, vegan, and low carb options including milk varieties, there is something for everyone. Refill your bowl as many times as you want - cereal is included in the admission! Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group dinner theatre

April 13-15

Sudbury Performance Group presents a dinner theatre performance of The Sweet Delilah Swim Club April 13-15 at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage, the “Sweet Delilah” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $60 (includes meal by Helvi’s Catering). Purchase tickets online here.

La Slague presents Luce Dufault

April 15 

Born in Orleans, Ont., Luce Dufault transcends time and space with her warm, powerful, exceptional voice. Place des Arts will offer an intimate setting that showcases her rich talent, where her unique voice will shine through the highlights of her vast repertoire, as well as songs from her new album. Dufault is a true performer in every sense of the word, one whose every note, every word endures long after the house lights have come on. Don’t miss this date with a voice that gives life to the most beautiful emotions! Show runs at 7 p.m. April 15 at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Cambrian College spring open house

April 15

Cambrian College is laying out the welcome mat for its annual Spring Open House. Spring Open House will be held Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the college’s main campus in Sudbury. Activities at Spring Open House include: Campus tours, prizes, including $10,000, a $1,000 scholarship, pizza oven, and custom firepit built by Cambrian students, free food, swag and information booths (programs, student services, and financial aid). For more information, visit

Walden Art Club Spring Show 2023

April 15-16

The Walden Art Club hosts its Spring Show 2023 at the Walden Arena (TM Davies Community Centre in Lively) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Buy yourself some local art and support local artists. More info is available on the club’s Facebook page.

Drag’d to Sunday School

April 16

Drag’d To Sunday School was such a success the first time so now it's time for round 2! GG Van der Kuntz and her guests Emma Daniels, Rose Noir Fabulous Fushsia, Ivonna Richman, Maverick King, Stacey Woods, Yanni Bannani along with special guests Cira Flexion and Sizzle Sizzle this show is bigger and better than the first! This brunch includes the fabulous drag show by GG Van der Kuntz and her guests, an all-you-can-eat gourmet brunch, Specialty Mimosas and fantastic door prizes. Event is presented by Le Bistro at Place des Arts. Event starts at 11 a.m. April 16. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Music Festival concert and awards ceremony

April 17 

Sudbury Music Festival holds a "Stars of Excellence" concert and award ceremony on the evening of Monday, April 17 at St. Andrew's Place. This concert presents a program of festival highlight performances in all categories. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Visit for more information.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents National Canadian Film Day 

April 19

Celebrate National Film Day at the Sudbury Indie Cinema. Since 2014, the co-op theatre has been leading the charge on this day to both boost access to Canadian cinema and to fundraise for the quality programming we offer the region. Get your tickets, $20 per feature or $30 double bill and see Buffy Sainte Marie’s biography Carry It On at 6:30 p.m. and Viking beginning at 8:15 p.m. You can find more information at

Fight Against Cancer Gala

April 21 

Sudbury Secondary School will host its third Fight Against Cancer Gala on Friday, April 21 to raise funds for the Northern Cancer Centre through Angels in Pink. The gala, featuring dinner, entertainment and a silent auction, will be held in the lower hall at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig Street in Sudbury. Doors for the gala will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm with entertainment presented by Sudbury Secondary School students, alumni and community members. Dinner will be followed by music to dance the night away, provided by graduate Ben MacKenzie of Shake It Up DJ Service. Tickets for the gala are $55 per person or $400 for a table of eight and are available at Sudbury Secondary School. For more information, please contact Sudbury Secondary School at 705-674-7551 ext. 6809 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

TNO presents Toqaq mecimi puwiht/Delphine rêve toujours

April 22 

Delphine is a young Wolastoqey (Maliseet) girl, with a head full of dreams and a fierce determination. Since her father lost the drum of his deceased muhsums, Delphine has been dead set on finding it at all costs. One autumn day, as the wind picks up, Delphine is transported to the world of the forest spirits. There she meets the mischievous porcupine, the opera-singing owl, and Kiwahq, the terrible beast with a heart of ice! Will she manage to overcome the challenges of the forest to find her drum? This show for young audiences runs April 22 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Nickel City Sound presents The Happy Show 

April 22 

Nickel City Sound — Sudbury’s Award Winning Women’s Barbershop Chorus — and the Young Sudbury Singers are hosting their first live spring concert together Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Sudbury Secondary School’s Sheridan Auditorium. The show is entitled The Happy Show. TIckets cost $20 per adult or $10 for kids and teens up to age 17. Kids aged 6 and under get in for free. Partial proceeds go to the CMHA to support mental health. Tickets available at the door, from chorus/choir members, at CMHA (111 Elm St), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle Blvd) and [email protected]. Visit for more information.


April 23 

It’s almost time to dust off your old fanny pack, digital watch, Hammer pants and rediscover your Gargoyles Pogs, because Nostalgiacon is taking place on April 23. Nostalgiacon is new to Sudbury, and is being organized by the same people behind the annual Northern Game Expo, which they’re still planning on hosting in the fall. The event’s special celebrity guests will be actors Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn, best known for their roles as Joey Jeremiah and Caitlin Ryan from the television series Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, with more information available by clicking here. They range in price from $15 to $100. The event is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cambrian College. 

STC/YES Theatre present A Night on Broadway 

April 23

After the quick sellout of A Night on Broadway, YES Theatre and Sudbury Theatre Centre (STC) have announced they are adding another show, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. A Night on Broadway will feature artists from the Broadway and national touring productions of Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls and Hamilton, performing in a concert alongside 2023 YES/STC company members. You can also join the cast after the show in Sudbury Theatre Centre’s ‘Steve's Encore Lounge’ for a beverage and continued music. On stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, tickets are $35 and there is reserved seating. Tickets are available at As this is an extra offering to their season, season pass holders receive a 10 per cent discount. 

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Elvira Kurt

April 23 

A Toronto native and alumna of Second City, Elvira Kurt is an accomplished comedian who has hosted her own TV program in Canada, has starred in an acclaimed Comedy Central half-hour special, has earned multiple nominations as College Comedian Of The Year, and has countless other TV credits as a comic, actress, host, writer – often on gay-lesbian shows. You can catch a performance by Kurt Saturday, April 22 at the Trevi Bar and Grill. Tickets cost $35 or $55 for VIP tickets (premium seats, meet-and-greet and complimentary snacks). Tickets available online here.

Earth Day event at St. Peter’s United Church 

April 23 

St. Peter’s United Church (203 York St.) holds an Earth Day event April 23. The church will be hosting an Earth Day service followed by a presentation and discussion on the urgency of the climate crisis. Guest speakers are climate activists Cathy Orlando and Sophia Mathur. The musically talented Emilia Peralta Castillo will also perform. Church service 10:30 a.m., lunch and learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch and reusable cup. Beverages will be provided. Phone 705-675-2171 for more information.

An evening with Tessa and Petr

April 26

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. April 26, with special guests Bad Actors and Brendan Belowos.

Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp

April 28

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. Remaining dates this school year include Friday, April 28 and Friday June 9. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, and creative expression. Visit for more information and to register.

Concert in support of Joan Mantle Music Trust

April 29 

Local performers will join music students, teachers and graduates of Rainbow Schools to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Joan Mantle Music Trust during a gala Community Concert on Saturday, April 29. The concert will begin at 7 pm in the Sheridan Auditorium of Sudbury Secondary School. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Doors will open at 6:15 pm for a Silent Auction which will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will support music education in Rainbow Schools. Accessing SchoolCash online, the main office at Sudbury Secondary School or by email at [email protected] or phoning 705-662-0115.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée

April activities 

Mondays cafe, card games, exercises, dinner and knitting, Tuesdays line dancing and bean bag toss, Wednesdays yoga and paper tole, Thursdays beading, Fridays darts, line dancing and cribbage. The annual general meeting runs April 12, belly dancing April 13, Mini tournoi de poches April 17, Diner amical April 20, amateur musicians April 24, painting April 24 and Thé Bazar April 30. More information is available through the club’s Facebook page.

Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Émergence

Until May 7

The Art Gallery of Sudbury is hosting Émergence, which runs until May 7. Representing a cross-section of artistic development from Grades 9 through 12 in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media, this exhibition of student artwork is an opportunity for the students to share their vision with family, friends, and the public. It also provides an opportunity for students to participate in a professionally executed art exhibition, providing the student artists recognition, encouragement, mentorship, a positive art experience and more. Admission to the exhibition is by donation.

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.