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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
270722 pexels-bich-tran-1059383 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.

TNO presents Garcon!
Jan. 26-28

In a classic French restaurant, three waiters live through their customers’ misadventures and discussions, where humour meets drama and philosophy flirts with folly. At each table, different clients pull us into their intimacy, all under the watchful eyes and ears of our waiters who serve as discreet witnesses. Based on the web series of the same name by Stéphane E. Roy, this play presents different scenarios where the customer isn’t always king! Four shows running at Place des Arts Jan. 26-28. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group presents acting workshop with Brenda Kamino
Jan. 26-29 

Brenda Kamino has devoted much of her professional career to the development and guidance of actors, professional and community. This workshop explores an approach to the craft of acting. Beginning with exercises for the imagination and the powers of observation, the workshop will entail the establishment of vocabulary, script analysis, character work, improvisation, monologue and scene study. Workshop runs Jan. 26-29 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $125. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register online here.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents Dog Video Fest 
Jan. 28 

This summer, Sudbury Indie Cinema brought you Cat Video Fest, and now our other favourite fur friends have their time to shine with Dog Video Fest. The second screening of Dog Video Fest runs Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. Dog Video Fest is 75 minutes of the best, funniest, most touching and most surprising canine videos around. A portion of proceeds will be donated to 4Champ Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. There will be a donation bin in place where patrons are encouraged to donate dog food - wet and dry, blankets, towels, and dog toys. Tickets are available online here or in person at the cinema located at 162 MacKenzie St., across the street from Sudbury Secondary School.

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents 2013 Film Retrospective 
Jan. 28 

Sudbury Indie Cinema kicks off its “Decade In The Making” celebrations in 2023 with a 2013 Retrospective curated by community guest programmers. The series closes on Jan. 28 with Drug War by Johnnie To, an Asian crime drama which received 38 festival wins/nominations. The film starts at 7 p.m. The series is free for Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op members and otherwise tickets are $12. Tickets are available online here or in person at the cinema located at 162 MacKenzie St., across the street from Sudbury Secondary School.

A Winter Walk in the LU Greenspace
Jan. 28 

All looks still in the winter forest, but there are plenty of signs of life if you know where to look. Come on a winter walk in the LU greenspace and discover animal tracks and other signs of the life around us. A Winter Walk in the LU Greenspace will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Participants are asked to gather at the trail sign at the south end of the parking lot at the LU Athletic Building. The walk will be co-led by Gerard Courtin, Franco Mariotti and Peter Beckett, who are all local scientists. This winter nature walk is hosted by Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury and Rainbow Routes Association. Register for the walk online here.

Singing Porketta Bingo
Jan. 28 

Nickel City Sound, Sudbury’s Award-Winning Women’s Barbershop Chorus would love to see you at Trevi’s for their fun harmonizing Porketta Bingo. Event runs 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Trevi’s Bar and Grill on Lasalle Boulevard. Tickets cost $12 for one card or $30 for three cards. Cards are purchased at Trevi’s. Enjoy door prizes, 50-50 tickets and delicious homemade porketta. Visit

Sudbury Music Festival registrations 
Open until Jan. 31 

If you have lamented the loss of live music, the 2023 Sudbury Music Festival, formerly the Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury, will be held from March 25 to April 5. After two years of COVID-19 precautions and restrictions limiting the festival to virtual activities only, participants will once again have the opportunity to gather in person and experience each other’s performances live, carrying on a 76-year tradition. The majority of Sudbury Music Festival participants will perform and receive feedback face-to-face with their adjudicator. School choirs, bands and other large ensembles will have the option to submit video recordings for adjudication or perform in-person. Registrations for the festival are open now though Jan. 31. Additional details, such as the venue, will be announced in the coming months. More information, including the 2023 syllabus, is available at

Sudbury Theatre Centre AGM
Jan. 31

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s AGM takes place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Members are welcome to attend for updates about the organization and the previous year of operation. In order to be recognized as a member, you must donate a minimum of $35 to the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Staff members will be at the theatre to process donations upon arrival. Anyone who has already donated will be in the system. Reserve a ticket for this event to assist with planning light refreshments and seating. RSVP here.

Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp
Feb. 3

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages eight to 12. Remaining dates for this school year include Friday, Feb. 3; Friday, March 10; Friday, April 28 and Friday June 9. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, and creative expression. Visit for more information and to register.

Live Improv Show at Sudbury Indie Cinema
Feb. 3 

Enjoy live improv comedy with local pros and Sudbury’s up and coming improv artists at Sudbury Indie Cinema. Event runs at 9 p.m. at Feb. 3. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Purchase tickets online here.

Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock 
Feb. 3-4

The Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock returns Feb. 3-4. The festival will feature tournaments for multiple divisions, food and beverage vendors, and a variety of other entertainment options. Due to factors beyond the organizers’ control, the event will not be held on Ramsey Lake this winter, but will instead be making use of local outdoor rinks. Registration is now full. Visit the event’s website for more information.

Onaping Falls Winter Carnival
Feb. 3-5

The Onaping Falls Winter Carnival runs Feb. 3-5, with numerous activities and events happening in Levack, Onaping and Dowling. A carnival button is required to participate in any Carnival event or activity. Buttons are $5 for adults and $3 for youth under 18 years old. Children under two years old are free. Visit for all the details, as well as on social media.

City of Greater Sudbury Snow Day
Feb. 4

The City of Greater Sudbury invites residents to a free outdoor family celebration on Snow Day, Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park. Activities include snowshoeing, skating, snowboarding and much more. There will be a warming area and fire pits, free hot chocolate, entertainment and change tables and nursing stations for families with babies and young children. Transportation to Bell Park will be free of charge aboard Greater Sudbury Transit when passengers inform the bus operator they are attending Snow Day. Free helmets and equipment for activities will be available for loan at Bell Park. Meals and snacks may be purchased from food vendors. 

Black History Month Gala
Feb. 4

Wes Hall, perhaps best known for his role as an investor in the CBC television series Dragons’ Den, is delivering a keynote address at the annual Black History Month Gala on Feb. 4. Hosted by the Afro-Heritage Association of Sudbury, Hall is delivering the address during an event set to take place at the Steelworkers Hall (66 Brady St.) beginning at 6 p.m. Alongside Hall’s keynote speech, the Feb. 4 gala will include Afro-Caribbean food, entrepreneur showcases, networking, a fashion show, live band performances and dancing. Tickets range in price from $35 to $100, and are available online by clicking here as well as at the Northern Ontario Black Economic Empowerment Program (NOBEEP) office at 73 Elm Street.

Université du troisième âge de Sudbury event 
Feb. 5 

Ahmed Saba speaks about the representation of various African countries in Greater Sudbury at the next Université du troisième âge de Sudbury event. The event runs at the Northbury Hotel Feb. 5 at 11:45 a.m. Tickets cost $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Phone 249-360-5847 to make reservations.

Walden Winter Carnival
Feb. 9-12

The 50th annual Walden Winter Carnival runs in-person Feb. 9-12, with more than 50 events and activities for all ages. Events include a family skate with the Sudbury Wolves, multicultural food dinner, opening ceremonies with fireworks, bonfire, treats and live entertainment, a comedy/hypnotist/magician licensed evening, a 70s disco dance party licensed evening, kids activities and more. Buttons cost $5 each. Kids aged 4 and under get in for free. More information and a full schedule of events is available at

Sudbury Burlesque presents Va-Va-Valentine! A Burlesque Cabaret’
Feb. 9-17 

Northern Ontario's premiere burlesque troupe celebrates love and nostalgia with their latest production. From Feb. 9-17, Sudbury Burlesque presents ‘Va-Va-Valentine! A Burlesque Cabaret’ at Steve’s Encore Lounge in the Sudbury Theatre Centre. This latest production features a sizzling revue with Sudbury Burlesque’s cast of showgirls accompanied by a live trio of local jazz musicians. With champagne, hors-d'oeuvres, go-go dancing, sweet treats, party favours, local vendors, and more; the event promises to tantalise and provoque from the moment doors open to the minute patrons leave. A cash bar will be available. Sudbury Burlesque shows are for audiences 19 of age and older. Electronic tickets are available at and physical tickets can be purchased at Knowhere Public House, at 130 Elm St.

N’Swakamok Friendship Centre Winter Carnival
Feb. 11 

Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, including a hockey skills competition, fish pond, face painting, entertainment, raffles, a fire and more. Refreshments including hot dogs, hamburgers and hot chocolate (food is first come, first served at 12 p.m.). Event runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Phone 705-674-2128 for more information.

Knights of Columbus brunch at Ste. Anne des Pins
Feb. 12

The Knights of Columbus are serving a brunch at the Ste. Anne des Pins parish hall in downtown Sudbury from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12. On the menu are eggs, pancakes, beans, ham, toast, sausages, fruit cocktail, tea, coffee and juice. Price is $10 for adults, and $5 for the first child, with the rest of the kids in the family getting in for free. Everyone welcome. 

Art Gallery of Sudbury exhibitions
Winter 2023

The Art Gallery of Sudbury has a number of exhibitions on display this winter. Gallery One features “‘Blazes Along the Trail’: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision,” a new major exhibition of works by David Milne, circulated by Art Windsor-Essex and curated by Christopher Finn. This exhibition presents a selection of works from core areas of Milne’s artistic practice in oil painting, watercolours, and dry-point prints. You can catch the exhibition until March 19. There are also three other exhibitions showing at the Art Gallery of Sudbury concurrently with this exhibition: “The Spaces In-Between” (stairwell and Gallery Two, on display until March 19), “Frank M. Stark: The Budd Car Train from Sudbury to White River” (Gallery Two, on display until Jan. 29), and “Creative Kids” (Gallery Three, on display until Jan. 29). The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls
Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.