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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.

Stand-up comedy show 

March 30 

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Clif Knight. Born in Georgetown, Guyana and swept to Toronto, Canada, Clif Knight has been making people laugh at his nonsense for seven years. His perspective tackles being a queer black traveler, the insanity of relationships and why do y’all hate raccoons so much? A regular on the Nubian Show with Kenny Robinson, he's performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Bi Arts Festival, Pride Toronto and has a comedy special as part of the Out For Laughs comedy collection on Amazon Prime. The show runs March 30 at the Trevi Bar & Grill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online here.

Sulphur journal call for submissions 

April 1 deadline 

Sulphur, Laurentian University’s literary journal, is calling for submissions of prose and poetry by emerging and established writers for publication in its next issue. Short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry of all kinds can be emailed, with a cover letter indicating any previous publications, to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is April 1. Full guidelines for submission can be found at Established in 2011, Sulphur was founded by students of Laurentian University’s English program, including award-winning writers Brenden Vidito and Rebecca Salazar. Continuing as a student-run literary journal, 12 issues of Sulphur have been published to date, featuring the work of some of the best writers from the Sudbury community and beyond.

NLFB guitarists concert 

April 5

Veteran music and arts presenter Northern Lights Festival Boréal is partnering with Sudbury’s newest concert venue, Knox Hall, to present one of Canada’s most skilled and inventive guitarists, Don Ross. On April 5, Ross will perform live at Knox Hall’s newly renovated concert hall at 73 Larch St. in downtown Sudbury. Joining him for an exciting double-bill will be a rising fingerstyle guitar talent from Osaka, Japan, Kent Nishimura. Doors are open at 7 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door - now available at

TNO presents youth play Glitch

April 6 

Glitch starts off in the mysterious basement of a deserted theatre. At least, that’s what the four characters believe when they enter a world that’s about to transform them. What will we discover in this strange dimension where laws defy our reality? Lighting, set design and costumes come together on stage, at the mercy of the laser, which becomes a fifth character. He’s the glitch that appears and disappears, guiding the youngsters as they discover this forbidden place, where the gap between two worlds becomes almost illusory. Glitch makes the light groove. This TNO play is aimed at an audience of kids aged five to 12. Runs at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

YES Theatre presents ‘1939’

Until April 7

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 has now been extended through until April 7 at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.

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.

Dinner theatre show 

April 11-13 

Sudbury Performance Group presents the dinner theatre show Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses April 11-13. The Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a popular wedding destination, has acquired a certain mystique as the home of Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses. The show runs at Thorneloe University Theatre on Laurentian University’s campus. Purchase tickets online here.

La Slague presents Bruno Pelletier

April 13 

Bruno Pelletier’s voice is something you hear once and remember for life. He is among the elite of stars from Quebec with the widest international acclaim. His soaring vocals have powered huge rock operas in Paris and London (think Notre-Dame de Paris) and incredibly popular concerts in Russia and Ukraine, back when our world was a different place. True to his talent over three decades, he’s back on tour with “Miserere – 25e anniversaire” his new album performed on stage in its entirety, with a full five-piece band, a lavish string quartet and a special guest, singer Kim Richardson. Expect a spirited repertoire of surprises in genres ranging from pop to rock to funk-disco and more. Watch Pelletier in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.

Au bistro des découvertes (Cindy Doire presents Sarah Burton)

April 16 

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. On April 16, Cindy Doire presents Sarah Burton. Based in Texas and originally from Toronto, Burton began her career with a broken heart, a broken-down van nicknamed Lucky and a messy trans-Canada tour. Since then, she’s racked up hundreds of North American shows, five albums, and notorious showcases including CMW and SXSW. The show runs at Place des Arts April 16. Purchase tickets online here.

Passport clinic

April 13 

Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe is hosting free passport clinics in Sudbury, one of which is being held April 13. The clinic will offer public guidance on passport applications, a secure courier service to Passport Canada, and a 20-business day processing time, plus mail time, reads a release from Lapointe’s office. You can find a full list of items you need to bring here. You can call Lapointe’s office at 705-673-7107 for all inquiries. Note the clinics are  first come, first serve. On April 13, the clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Sudbury Public Library (1346 Lasalle Blvd.) 

Walden Art Club

April 13-14 

Walden Art Club holds its Artists in Action art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 and 14 at the TM Davies Community Centre in Lively. Admission is free. 

Junction North International Documentary Film Festival 

April 18-21

Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op is delighted to announce the 8th edition of Junction North International Documentary Film Festival running Thursday April 18 to Sunday April 21, in downtown Sudbury. This annual celebration of non-fiction cinema is possible due to the stellar support of keen Northern Ontario doc-lovers, filmmakers from around the world, patrons, sponsors and government partners. Get festival passes and tickets online here.

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 ages six to 10. Children five and under are free.

Art Gallery of Sudbury programming

Spring 2024

The Art Gallery of Sudbury’s Bell Mansion home has been temporarily closed for structural analysis since last fall. 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. Isabelle Michaud exhibits at Pinchman’s until May 14. The student exhibit Emergence runs at 174 Elgin St. April 4 to May 4. An online exhibit called The Mary Green & Doug Donley Project opens March 31. Visit the gallery’s 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.


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