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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. Aug. 3 is Chuck Labelle. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. View the full summer lineup through the Café Heritage website.
Capreol Days returns Aug. 4-6. The event includes over 100 vendors, live music, barbecue and food vendors, face painting, kids activities, carnival games, a display by Northern Exotics, family movie night, Project X Wrestling, WWE legend Jacques Rougeau, Geek X Comic Con, Glo-Ride Bike Ride, Let’s Talk Science, a Slo-Pitch baseball tournament and a quilting show. Get the full schedule online here.
Peter Schneider Concert Series
For more than 25 years, new and seasoned musicians have delighted crowds from June to August with free concerts every Sunday evening starting at 7 p.m. The next in the Peter Schneider Concert Series runs in Memorial Park Aug. 6, and features Tea & Tequila, an upbeat, acoustic cover band who likes to have FUN! They play a large variety of music from classic rock, country to today’s top 40 tunes. In their short year and a half together, they have played many different venues, from local bars, restaurants, festivals and fundraisers to private parties. The band loves audience participation and will invite people on stage with them to sing backup or play the tambourine. Tea & Tequila is the perfect addition to any event or party! View the full Peter Schneider Concert Series lineup here.
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. 9 is Stephanie Fyfe, Tom Fyfe and Whiskey River Blues Band. 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.
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.
Cereal Cartoon Party
Aug. 12 and 26
After two widely successful sold-out Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Parties that happened at Sudbury Indie Cinema in December and April, Cereal Cartoon Parties are returning this summer. Happening August 12 and 26, Sudbury Indie Cinema is hosting another three-hour compilation of retro cartoons, commercials and PSAs from the 1930s to 1990s, combined with an unlimited amount of your favourite childhood cereals. Starting at 10 a.m., you can stay in your PJs and head straight to Sudbury Indie Cinema, located at 162 MacKenzie St. for an unforgettable morning. Curated by David Bertrand of Stompbox, the Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party is an event for all ages, from children to nostalgic adults. Attendees gather in the cinema to watch beloved classics (The Flintstones) as well as obscure audience favourites (Rambo: When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa). With over 40 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 Tickets are on sale online here.
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 honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The run of Jersey Boys has now been extended until Aug. 13. Purchase tickets online here.
Rock the Patio
Your chance to Rock the Patio in Hanmer and raise money for the Sudbury Food Bank. Join bands Pop Mach!ne and Brother Stone, as well as an open mic opportunity, all in the backyard at 925 Coté Blvd, beginning at 7p.m. on Aug 18. Your ticket to rock is a non-perishable food or monetary donation to the foodbank, and you can enjoy an old school backyard party like no other. Visit the event’s Facebook page, found 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. 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.