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Café Heritage summer concert series
Come out every Thursday night to Whitewater Lake Park in Azilda for a free live concert. Bring your own chair. July 27 features both Twenty-One (rescheduled from last week due to rain) and Gavan Rousseau. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. View the full summer lineup through the Café Heritage website.
Thrifty Thursdays at SWC
The Sudbury Women’s Centre (SWC) has unveiled a new monthly fundraiser aimed at helping women, girls, trans and non-binary individuals navigate violent and challenging life situations. Calling it Thrifty Thursdays, the SWC invites the community to join the cause by thrifting at their "My Sister’s Closet" boutique. The fundraiser will be held the last Thursday of each month, with all proceeds going towards providing clients with basic needs items. The next event will be held on July 27 from 6-8 p.m. at SWC, located at 174 Douglas St., Suite 201. Participants not only have a chance to support a crucial cause but also an opportunity to win a Starbucks prize pack valued at over $100. To participate in the Thrifty Thursday Fundraiser or for more information about SWC and its initiatives, please visit the SWC website or contact Rae-Anne Neville at [email protected] or call 705-673-1916, ext. 104.
Guided walking mural tour
Grab your squad, slap on your best walking shoes, and prepare to be swept off your feet by Sudbury’s new guided mural tours. Up Here festival will be hosting guided mural tours once a month, every month, until October. Up Here’s guided mural tours are the crème de la crème when it comes to discovering Sudbury's impressive urban art gallery. The next mural tour runs at noon Saturday, July 29. Reserve your spot for one of these colourful two-hour walking tours now. Tickets are priced at an accessible $15 per person. For further information and to book your spot, visit uphere.com/tours.
Kids Book Swap
Wordstock Sudbury hosts a Kids Book Swap at The Market on Elgin Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Bring books to share, hang out with other book lovers and swap your books for new reads.
Sudbury Greek Festival
Enjoy a weekend of authentic food, dancing and celebrations on July 28, 29, 30 at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The festival celebrates 30 years in 2023. For more information, visit sudburygreek.ca.
Peter Schneider Concert Series
For more than 25 years, new and seasoned musicians have delighted crowds from June to August with free concerts in Bell Park every Sunday evening starting at 7 p.m. The next in the Peter Schneider Concert Series runs at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre July 30, and features Pop Mach!ne, a rock band composed of five young members from our community looking to rock their way through the charts. This dynamic group bridges the age gap in music lovers by spreading classic rock to the younger generation. The members are Cassandra Walli (lead guitar), Chris Walli (bass guitar), Candice Duval (rhythm guitar and vocals), Emily Duval (keys and lead vocals), and Keegan Beaulieu (drums). View the full Peter Schneider Concert Series lineup here.
Writers Workshop for Youth
Wordstock Sudbury presents a Writers Workshop for Youth from Aug. 2. The event, run by Liisa Kovala, author of “Sisu’s Winter War,” is aimed at youth entering grades 9-12. It takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. at the New Sudbury Library.
Rock the Farm concert series
Rock the Farm returns to Anderson Farm Museum in Lively this August for the first time since 2019. The 12th annual free summer music series runs Wednesdays for five weeks. A vendors’ and farmers’ market runs 4-8 p.m. The concerts run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 2 is the group Wild Horses. Parking is free on the grass in front of Anderson Farm Museum. Bring folding chairs or blankets, sunscreen and perhaps an umbrella. View the full lineup online here.
Professional wrestling and a comic con are returning to the Capreol Arena for Capreol Days August 4 and 5. The events kick off with Pints and Pile Drivers featuring WWE Legend the Mountie Jacques Rougeau on Friday, August 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The excitement continues on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Capreol Comic Con under a new format called Capreol Geek X. Admission to the Geek X is free with the purchase of a $5 souvenir Capreol Days button or wristband. The Geek X day concludes with the Project X Wrestling Capreol Cup live professional wrestling. The show will include matches featuring the top indie wrestling talent from across Ontario and the Capreol Cup Battle Royal. Bell time is 7 p.m. VIP wrestling tickets are $35 and general admission floor tickets are $25. Pints and Pile Drivers tickets are $35. All wrestling event tickets can be purchased at Capreol Home Hardware and Foodland, Comics North in Downtown Sudbury and online at capreoldays.ca. The full lineup for Capreol Days has yet to be released, but will also include a downtown party and a slo-pitch baseball tournament.
STC/YES Theatre presents Jersey Boys
Until Aug. 13
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards and Olivier Awards, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Thrill your audiences with electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” which brought The Four Seasons the highest honour: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The run has now been extended until Aug. 13. Purchase tickets online here.
Sudbury Performance Group presents Susan Aglukark
Susan Algukark performs in Sudbury Aug. 12 as part of Sudbury Performance Group’s Her Northern Voice series. Algukark is a Canadian singer whose blend of Inuit folk music traditions with country and pop songwriting has made her a major recording star in Canada. The show runs at Collége Borèal’s concert hall at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.). Purchase tickets online here.
Up Here festival
Up Here returns to downtown Sudbury this summer from Aug. 18 to 20, with a full lineup of muralists and music. Musical headliners include Braids, Ric Wilson and U.S. Girls. Muralists include Jean Paul Langlois, JUURI, Katie Green, Yung Yemi and Maxine Lemieux. Get tickets at uphere.com.
GNO presents M. Gros
Until Aug. 20
Geneviève and Matthieu’s installation-performance at Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, M. Gros (Mr. Big), is inspired by the Canadian investigative technique called Mr. Big, which allows a police officer, undercover, to obtain a confession from a suspect of a serious unsolved crime. Led by shape-shifting characters, living sculptures, dual weapons and a televisual sound environment, M. Gros addresses issues of identity such as surveillance, infiltration, idea theft and copying; but beyond the classic investigative games, the story features a contemporary artistic flora. The exhibition will run until August 20, at which time a “finissage” (closing) event is planned as part of the Up Here Festival. Admission is free.
Find Your Fit session at Cambrian College
Sometimes, people know what career they want to pursue: sometimes they don’t. Maybe they started a college or university program and or a job that just wasn’t for them. If that’s the case, Cambrian College wants to help point people in the right direction. Cambrian is hosting Find Your Fit Aug. 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Student Life Centre at the main Sudbury campus. Meet with a iaison officer, career advisor, and/or educational planner, find out about the support services at Cambrian and learn about upgrading and full-time college programs. To learn more about Find Your Fit or to register today, visit Cambrian’s website.
New Sudbury Days
The family-friendly festival returns Aug. 26-27 with events throughout New Sudbury at various parks and other venues. Enjoy live entertainment, food, kid-friendly activities, makers market, fireworks show, and more. A schedule of events is coming soon. Visit newsudburydays.ca.
Garlic Food Fest
The Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre in downtown Sudbury presents its Garlic Food Fest Sunday, Aug. 27 starting at 11 a.m. Enjoy a variety of homemade garlic nibbler items. Fresh pyrohy and cabbage rolls will be packaged to go. Vendors will be on site. If you’re a vendor interested in setting up at the festival, phone 705-673-7404.
Art Gallery of Sudbury summer exhibitions
Closing dates vary
“Joey Solomon: Indisputable Realities” runs at AGS until Aug. 27. The visual representations within these paintings do not contain social commentary, but are surreal depictions of the historical, and current treatment of indigenous peoples all over Canada. Destruction of stolen historic land, residential schools, pollution, MMIW2S (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People), and religious oppression, are not topics easily discussed or approached. The intended purpose of the visuals are to serve only as a catalyst for discussion and awareness. “Carl Beam: Columbus Suite” runs at AGS until July 30. Comprised of twelve large-scale etchings, Columbus Suite is one of Carl Beam’s most influential series. Created in 1990 ahead of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in North America, Columbus Suite is one series in Carl Beam’s larger multimedia Columbus Project (1989 -1992). Sudbury artist Matti Lehtelä is also exhibiting off-site at the Laughing Buddha until Oct. 17. His work often explores feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism through highly stylized subjects. Each piece captures a fragment of a moment; a glance, quiet reflections, and ephemeral youth. LGBTQ+ artwork has often been marginalized and censored throughout history, and his work attempts to reorganize some of the societal and cultural taboos surrounding nudity by the use of colour, composition, and contrast. More information about the exhibits is available on the AGS’ website.
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.