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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
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community calendar what's on where 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.

Youth graphic novel session

March 14 and 15

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s Nickel City Literacy League is partnering with Greater Sudbury Public Library to present award-winning graphic novel author J. Torres during March Break. Join in for free at the Valley East Public Library, 4100 Elmview Dr., Hanmer on Thursday, March 14 between 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Lively Public Library, 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively on Friday, March 15 between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how a graphic novel is created from writing to drawing and finally to book form. Participants will take part in engaging activities related to creating comics, sharing story ideas and a chat with the author. These events are suitable for children ages eight to 12. Torres is a Filipino Canadian comic book writer whose credits include “Teen Titans Go,” “Batman: Knightwatch” and “Adventure Comics” for the DC Kids channel on YouTube. Registration is required for this event, with the first 10 registrants to receive a free copy of  J. Torres' book “Planet Hockey.” To register, contact Quinn Van Essen at 705-673-1155 or [email protected].


YES Theatre presents ‘1939’

March 15-31

From renowned Canadian writers Jani Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan, comes the “terrific” and “important” Canadian play "1939.” At a fictional residential school in Northern Ontario, which is preparing for a visit by King George VI, students decide to stage a production of Shakespeare's "All’s Well That Ends Well.” While a traditional and rigid approach to Shakespeare clashes with their perspectives, the Indigenous students begin to draw parallels between their own lives and the characters in the play. Discover alongside them themes of resilience and defiance against colonial expectations. As Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy is dissected, “1939” evolves into a powerful statement of self-determination and a bold reclaiming of cultural identity. The show’s run is March 15-31 at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.


90s Sci-Fi Weekend Festival at the Indie

March 15-17

This March, Sudbury Indie Cinema is bringing a blast from the past as it introduces its latest series, Super Stack Cinema, with the first edition being 90’s Sci-fi. Over the course of three days, the Indie will be bringing these favourite classic flicks back to the big screen. Weekend passes are only $50 - this gives you entry to all eight films. Single tickets are $12 each. Purchase tickets online here.


Book signing

March 16

Sudbury author Lisa Lounsbury hosts a signing of her new book, “Making Wellness a Priority”, at Twiggs Coffee Roasters, 1332 The Kingsway, on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Don't miss this chance to connect with Lisa Lounsbury and embark on a journey towards prioritizing wellness in your life.”


Fish pond

Until March 16

After having operated for many years at the Southridge Mall, the John Hazen Memorial Fishpond is moving to a new location. The fish pond will operate at the Lockerby Legion March 7-16. It operates 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, with the exception of March 16, when the fish pond wraps up at 12 p.m. The pond, which is stocked with rainbow trout, is the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association’s main fundraiser.


Keys to the Library concert

March 16

If you’re looking for something interesting to do on Saturday, March 16, check out the next “Keys to the Library” concert at the MacKenzie Library. The City of Lakes Music Society is presenting “Greatest Music You’ve Never Heard Of!" Charlene Biggs will be performing some amazing repertoire by composers who were "under the radar" but were exceptionally gifted and worthy of attention. The concert runs at 12 p.m. at the Main Library. Keys to the Library concerts are free to the public, although donations are welcomed.


St. Patrick’s Day celebration

March 17

Sudbury Irish Arts hosts a traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration with music and ceili dancing with Julie Schryer, Pat O’Gorman and Autumn Rose at the Sudbury Moose Lodge, 212 Frood Rd., on March 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn Irish songs and traditional Irish ceili dancing with caller Lou Hayden, no experience required. Advance tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for members, $5 for youth age 13-18. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are $25 at the door, but they sell out fast in advance. Go to to get your tickets.


Au bistro des découvertes

March 19

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. On March 19 Darlene Raven presents Kristin Sweetland, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and interdisciplinary interdisciplinary artist. The show runs at Place des Arts March 19. Purchase tickets online here.


One-Act Festival 

March 21-23

Sudbury Performance Group presents its second annual One-Act Festival at Thorneloe University Theatre March 21-23. Enjoy three plays by three directors in one entertaining night at the theatre. Plays are College Letters, Strawberry Fields and Dear Mrs. Martin. Purchase tickets online here.


Reviving Our Lakes and Streams info session

March 23

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) is inviting the community to come together to learn, share, and take action at a special community information session March 23. The “Reviving Our Lakes and Streams” event takes place 1-3:30 p.m. at the Living with Lakes Centre. This is a family-friendly event dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of restoring the health of local waterways and promoting sustainable practices within our community. It will serve as a platform for fostering dialogue, sharing knowledge, and mobilizing action toward the common goal of preserving our precious water resources for future generations. This free public event will feature outreach booths, interactive activities, and presentations to learn about water, local water programs, and stewardship opportunities. During the event, JCSC will be sharing results from their innovative stormwater filter and awareness project, taking a closer look at the types of litter and debris captured from Sudbury storm drains that flow into local waterways. For more information about the event and to register, please visit this website.


Mozart’s Requiem

March 23-24

This season, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra will present the extraordinarily famous Requiem by Mozart. Featuring guest conductor Josh Wood and soloists Amy Godin, soprano, Briana Sutherland, alto, Ben Done, tenor, and Dante Mullin, bass, and singers from the Bel Canto Singers and Sudbury Chamber Singers. Runs March 23 and 24 at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.


‘The Movie Man’ doc screening 

March 27

Cinéfest Sudbury is set to bring “The Movie Man” to the big screen as part of its 2024 Red Carpet Patron Program. The documentary, filmed in the Kawartha Lakes region, will screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Keith Stata opened Highlands Cinemas during the summer of 1979. What began as a single screen transformed into a five-screen multiplex showing first-run films over the course of its 40-year history. Changes in technology, dwindling ticket sales, a popcorn-eating bear, and his 50 cats all contribute to the chaos.  Despite his steadfast passion, “The Movie Man” follows Keith as he is beaten down with issues and complications due to COVID-19. With no family and few friends to help, Keith is confronted with insurmountable challenges of keeping his unlikely cinema open for another season. Individual tickets are on sale now with limited availability at, at the Cinéfest Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. All Red Carpet Patrons are granted complimentary admittance.


Grow broccoli in the North?

April 7

The Université du troisième âge de Sudbury hosts a presentation by agronomist Johnny Kashama at the Northbury Hotel, 50 Brady St., starting at 11:30 a.m. Confirm your participation before April 5 by contacting Francine G. at 705-929-0633. The cost is $25 for members or $30 for non-members. This presentation will be in French.


Grace United spaghetti dinner

April 20

Grace United Church, 1520 Bancroft Drive (parking on Barry Street), is hosting a spaghetti supper on Saturday, April 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults or $8 for children age six to 10. Children five and under are free.


Art Gallery of Sudbury off-site programming

Winter 2024

The Art Gallery of Sudbury’s Bell Mansion home has been temporarily closed for structural analysis since last fall. Winter art education programs have been relocated to Laurentian University’s School of Education building. The Gallery Shop has been relocated to 174 Elgin St. People can also check out several off-site Art Gallery of Sudbury exhibits. Check out the art of Wallace Gillard at the Laughing Buddha until April 23. An exhibit by Francine Robillard at Sudbury Theatre Centre also runs through until March 14. Isabelle Michaud exhibits at Pinchman’s until May 14.


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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