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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
200122_Calendar 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.

CARP general meeting

Sept. 14

The Sudbury Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) will be holding its general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Red Oak Villa retirement complex on St. Anne Road beginning at 1.30 p.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to view and tour the new expanded facility and to hear a presentation by well known local "history explorer" Paul Haynes.  No cost to attend. Refreshments will be available. Ample parking is available next to the Main Branch Library.

Night Owl jazz series

Sept. 14

The Night Owl, a restaurant and lounge at 158 Elgin St., hosts weekly live jazz music every Thursday. Guests from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and New York playing instruments such as the upright bass, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and keyboard are joined by local talent at the weekly events. Tickets are available through or The Night Owl Facebook Events page. Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 7 p.m. On Sept. 14 is Christian Overton. 

Cirque de Sudbury Gala 

Sept. 14

The Sudbury Food Bank and Apollo Restaurant want to take you to the circus in September. Have fun and raise funds for the food bank at the Cirque de Sudbury Gala on Sept. 14 at the Caruso Club. All proceeds raised at the gala will be used to purchase food stocks for the food banks around the community. “This remarkable evening will host 350 of Sudbury’s finest showgoers to enjoy a formal five-course dinner, exquisite wines, and a mesmerizing Cirque de Soleil-style show, with the show itinerary featuring all local talent,” a release about the event stated. Tickets can be purchased at the Apollo Restaurant or the Sudbury Food Bank for $200 each with a $75 tax receipt.

Sudbury Performance Group presents WWE Hall of Famer Jake the Snake

Sept. 14 

Menacing, intimidating and totally hypnotic in the ring, Jake “The Snake” Roberts was a Superstar capable of taking you down physically as well as psychologically. Slithering to the ring with a monstrous python concealed in a burlap sack, Jake used fear as a weapon as deftly as he used pain. His DDT finishing move is still one of the most brutal finishers ever unleashed on a Superstar. Whether you are a wrestling fan or not, this one of a kind story teller will have you wrapped in his coils begging for more! General admission is $60, and VIP tickets $85 (includes extended 1:1 time with Jake as well as a selfie, premium seating). Doors open at 6 p.m. for VIP and 7:30 p.m. for general admission. Event takes place at Sudbury Secondary School’s Sheridan Auditorium. Tickets at or at 705-662-8518.

No Strings Attached Community Band

First rehearsal Sept. 14

The No Strings Attached Community Band is looking for new members. The NSA is an amateur concert band that rehearses Thursday nights at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. The first rehearsal of the 2023-24 season will be on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Members of all ages from high school students to retirees are welcome. Whether you’re still studying, fresh out of school, or have not played in years we encourage you to come out and give the band a try. Potential members may contact the director, Sandra McMillian, at [email protected]. For more information, visit

Dog show 

Sept. 15-17

If you want to see some of Canada’s best pooches, the place to be is Toe Blake Arena in Coniston from Sept. 15-17. The Sudbury & District Kennel Club hosts three days of championship dog shows. The shows will feature more than 150 Canadian Kennel Club registered purebred show dogs from across Canada, all vying for championship titles and ranking points to determine Canada’s No. 1 dog. Toe Blake Arena is located at 1 Government Rd. in Coniston. The show is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days. Entry is $5 per adult, and $2 for children (must be accompanied by an adult). Entry for a family is $10. Seniors age 55 and over are free. Please note, humans are welcome, but pets are not.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents Studio Ghibli celebration

Sept. 15

Sudbury Indie Cinema is bringing a first of its kind festival to their screens in September, with the Celebration of Studio Ghibli Film Festival in September. The Sudbury festival will open with the Oscar winning film Spirited Away Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., followed by two days filled with films such as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and more. Festival organizers have launched a modest crowd-sourced funding campaign to help with first-time festival expenses for the Studio Ghilbi film festival in the North. Tickets, festival passes and sponsorships are currently available in the Indiegogo Campaign “A Celebration of Studio Ghibli Film Festival.”

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

Sept. 16-24

The 35th anniversary edition of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival will take place Sept. 16-24. Film screenings will take place fully in-theatre this year at SilverCity Sudbury — bringing Cinéfest back to its original roots after navigating through the pandemic. For tickets and the film festival’s lineup, visit

Anderson Farm fall fair

Sept. 16 

The Anderson Farm Museum in Lively hosts its first fall fair since the event was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 16. The 14th edition of the event, which runs 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., features something for everyone, including a classic and special interest car show, live entertainment, barbecue, more than 100 vendors and children’s activities (including inflatables).  Note there is no public parking at the Anderson Farm Museum. GOVA will be providing free transportation to the event — just tell the driver you’re going to the fall fair. Full details about the fall fair are available on the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society’s Facebook page.

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedians Jen Grant and Erica Sigurdson

Sept. 16

Join Sudbury Performance Group for a night filled with laughter at the My Jokes Are Up Here Comedy Tour. Get ready to have your funny bone tickled by some of the best. Jen Grant has achieved virtually everything you can achieve in the world of stand-up comedy in Canada. From topics such as her cool mom to dating a younger man to her love of naps, she will have you laughing until you're crying. Funny tears. Not sad ones. Vancouver–based Erica Sigurdson has been one of Canada’s familiar funny faces on television for almost a decade. The show runs at the Trevi Bar & Grill Sept. 16. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online here.

Guided walking mural tour

Sept. 16

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 tour takes place Saturday, Sept. 16 at noon. 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

Charity car wash 

Sept. 16 

Head to Larry’s Service Centre on Notre Dame Avenue on Sept. 16 and get your car washed while helping support education in a Rwandan village at the same time. In 2012, Sudbury-based charity Inzira y’Urumuri - Le chemin de la lumière was born and started raising money to build a school for children in the village of Kavumu. Since then, the group has raised enough money to build three kindergarten classrooms and today more than 100 students attend the school. The charity is now working to raise $140,000 to build space for grades 1-9 students in the village of Kavumu. The car wash will be held at Larry’s Service Centre, 1111 Notre Dame Ave., on Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mexican Independence Day

Sept. 16

A celebration of Mexican Independence Day takes place in Sudbury Sept. 16. The event is being hosted by La Casa Mexicana and the Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub, and takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 49 Elgin St. (La Casa Mexicana). Enjoy delicious traditional Mexican food, salsa dancing with Zoi Monroy and entertainment by Vicarious Entertainment. Proceeds from the event will support crucial programming at the Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub, including access to mental health, primary care and food to help youth in our community reach their full potential. 

Terry Fox Run 

Sept. 17 

Community members are invited to take part in the annual Terry Fox Run Sunday, Sept. 17. The event starts at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m., and the actual run beginning at 10:45 a.m. “Run, walk, bike, rollerblade – whatever is fun to you!” said the event’s Facebook page. “It’s also stroller-friendly! Bring out the family! We will have a light warm-up exercise with fun music, presented by our friends at Orange Theory Fitness and Shake it Up Sound & Lighting!” Participants can take on one kilometre, four kilometre and 10 kilometre routes. You can donate or register online here.

La Slague presents Au Bistro des découvertes!

Sept. 19 

Not all great talents are great stars. Discovering them, despite their relative obscurity, is a keenly felt pleasure. We gain an appreciation for our environment, capable of offering such beautiful presences. We share the thrill of a brand-new performance. We experience a moment of beautiful guidance that wants to do good, just by forging a link. It’s in this spirit that La Slague invites you to “Au bistro des découvertes.” This intimate concert series is carefully curated, with new talent personally recommended by seasoned French Ontario artists. Our old hands on the music scene are well placed to make good musical acquaintances, and like us, the stars love to share their finds with their friends. So be one of their friends! Au Bistro des Découvertes, you’ll come for the good atmosphere, the good food, the good music, the good company, all under the guidance of the evening’s artist godparents, to create an intimate and convivial evening with their protégés. The event takes place at Place des Arts Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets online here.

Relive the Music 50s & 60s show 

Sept. 21 

Enjoy a 50s & 60s jukebox musical concert with a broadway feel with band, singers, dancing, tributes, video and trivia. This is a one of a kind show that takes the audience through music history, trivia & memories. Event takes place Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Seed-saving documentary screening

Sept. 22 

Several groups have come together in hopes that a screening of “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” will persuade people to save more local seeds. Better Beginnings Better Futures, Seedy Sudbury and Sudbury Shared Harvest are teaming up to host a film screening on Friday, Sept. 22 at Sudbury Indie Cinema. The film, which was previously screened at the Indie in June, shows why seed biodiversity in our food crops is so important, introducing seed-saving activist Vandana Shiva. To view the film screening, the payment is by donation or “pay what you can,” with a suggested donation of $14. All proceeds go towards Better Beginnings Better Futures. Organizers hope cost won’t be a barrier to anyone, so you can go online or show up in person and choose your own price. Reserve tickets online here.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents Sudbury’s Tiny Underground Film Festival (STUFF)

Sept. 23

STUFF inclines towards films which don’t follow a traditional structure, or films which are subversive, wild and weird. STUFF showcases low and no-budget artist-driven film projects from northerners (all genres considered), as well as experimental, animation, avant-garde from the best. Given Sudbury is a mining giant, STUFF will explore the "underground" from a worker, community, or environmental perspective, with at least one feature per STUFF edition. This one-day festival will run two shorts programmes and three features. See the lineup here. Early bird passes are $35 and single screenings are $12.50. And thanks to a community grant from Co-operators, The Indie is able to offer STUFF’s day time screenings to those 60+ for free.  Tickets are now on sale here

Club Montessori gala

Sept. 23 

Club Montessori of Sudbury will hold its annual gala on Sept. 23 at the Caruso Club. Tickets for the gala are $250 each or $2,000 for a table of eight. The price includes full access to all the evening's offerings, including food, drinks and entertainment. For questions, information or tickets, send an email to [email protected]

SSO presents New Season New World

Sept. 23

Enjoy the grand opening of the 2023-24 SSO season, featuring the famous Dvorak Symphony #9 “The New World,” The Intermezzo from Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite, and Oddbird Concerto for Bassoon, Strings and percussion. The guest conductor will be Michael Hall, and the guest soloist Nadina Mackie on bassoon. The event takes place Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium. Purchase tickets online here.

STC/YES Theatre Shania Twain show

Until Sept. 24

Forever and For Always: The Music of Shania Twain, is at the new outdoor Refettorio venue, running until Sept. 7 to Sept. 24. Re-orchestrated by an all-star team, this concert will re-contextualize the classic feel good tunes by Canadian Icon, Shania Twain. The cast will bring back crowd favourites such as “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “You’re Still the One.” For tickets and showtimes, visit

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents Cat Video Fest 

Sept. 24

Are you the kind of person who scrolls endlessly through cat videos? Is your social media wall-to-wall fuzzy furballs? CatVideoFest brings chaotic kitties, farcical felines, and tumbling tabbies to Sudbury Indie Cinema, all in 75 minutes. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theatres, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities. The event runs both Sept. 9 and 24 at 1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Whiskers Kitty-Cat Shop - S.A.I.N.T.S. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Donations of cat food, litter and toys are welcomed and encouraged. Tickets are available online here.

Science North Cinema Social for seniors

Sept. 27 

Starting this fall, Science North is hosting two events created for their 50+ demographic that will include a morning walk in the science centre, followed by coffee, tea, and snacks alongside a movie in the IMAX theatre and capped off with an informative talk by a guest speaker.  The first “Cinema Social” will take place Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will feature the film “Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope” as well as a talk by iconic Science North ‘Bluecoat’ Franco Mariotti. The second event will take place Oct. 25 and will include the same lineup with a different guest speaker: the film’s producer and director, David Lickley. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at or in-person at Science North.

Thrifty Thursdays at SWC

Sept. 28

The Sudbury Women’s Centre (SWC) is running a 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 is the last Thursday of each month, with all proceeds going towards providing clients with basic needs items. The next event will be held on Sept. 28 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.

Quilt and Craft Sale

Sept. 30 

The Lively Heritage Arts Guild presents its annual Quilt and Craft Sale Saturday, Sept. 30 at Kinsmen Hall in Lively. The event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find unique it4ems of quality hand-crafted by the group’s members. This includes knitting, quilts, weaving, crafts, bags, jewellery and seasonal items. There will also be a silent auction. Admission is free. Artisans accept credit cards, cash and cheques.

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.


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