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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. More local events can also be found on’s Events Page.

Sudbury Performance Group annual general meeting 
March 16

Sudbury Performance Group holds its annual general meeting March 16. The meeting takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn on Barry Downe Road starting at 7 p.m. More information available online here.

TNO presents Intrusions 
March 17-18

Alone on stage, a woman tells the story of waiting to be transferred to a retirement home with her husband, whose health is failing. The arrival of a drug addict mysteriously lurking on her stoop highlights her vulnerability, but also her solitude in the face of invasions of her private life and the administrative challenges of the health care system. With humour, rage and determination, she refuses to let age, circumstances or the system destroy her dignity and the love she has for her husband. Show runs at Place des Arts, with a 7:30 p.m. show March 17 and both a 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show March 18. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group Salute to Front-Line Workers
March 17-19

Enjoy a weekend of free music and comedy courtesy of Sudbury Performance Group. It’s the group’s thank you to all of the front-line workers who stepped up during the pandemic. Performances are across multiple venues from March 17-19. Well-known Canadian comedian Mike Bullard is among the performers. A full schedule of performances is available online here.

Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association fish pond
Until March 19

After a two-year absence due to COVID, the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association brings back its fish pond fundraiser. The John Hazen Memorial Fishpond runs during mall hours at the Southridge Mall March 9-19. There will be more than 1,000 rainbow trout placed in the 18-foot pool.

Stand-up comedy open mic night 
March 21 

Try your hand at stand-up comedy during Lounging Laughs at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre’s Lounge 390. A mashup of new and old comedians alike try their best to make you laugh at the once-a-month Tuesday night open-mic. The next date is March 21. The evening is hosted by local comedian Cole Leonard. Each show will feature six to eight amateurs. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Email [email protected] for more information.

Snowed-In Comedy Tour
March 24

Now in its 14th year, The Snowed In Comedy Tour has become a Canadian success story. In a market still dominated by American acts, just like the Tragically Hip, this small Canadian troupe has managed to succeed by touring and making more and more people laugh, year after year. Four international comedians come together yet again to create one amazing show with something for every brand of humour. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is joined by the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug, three-time Female Comedian of the Year, and six-time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher. The show comes to Sudbury on March 24. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium. Tickets are available online here.

La Nuit sur l’étang
March 24-25

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s edition of La Nuit sur l’étang. The organization is celebrating 50 years with two evening concerts. In French, it’s being billed as ‘’deux soirs: une Nuit sur l’étang,’’ meaning it’s viewed as two nights but one Nuit sur l’étang. The March 24 evening event, which is being held at Place des Arts, will feature the groups En Bref and Hey Wow. On March 25, Medhi Cayenne takes the stage at Collège Boréal. You can purchase tickets online at (write La Nuit sur l’étang in the search engine) or go to (write Sudbury in the search engine).

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Cedric Newman
March 25

Cedric Newman has been performing comedy across Canada for over two decades. He has been seen on the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC, as a finalist on the Great Canadian Laugh Off and on the Comedy Network. Currently you can hear him on SiriusXM and on Season Eight on The Amazing Race Canada on CTV. Cedric EP, Urban Nonsense and his LP, Black to Basics were both released this year. Catch his show Saturday, March 25 at The Trevi. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets available online here.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents Waltz This Way
March 25 

The waltz as a dance form has informed music composition throughout the ages. SSO looks at the many examples and the various directions that the waltz has taken in classical music, with guest conductor Josh Wood. Music and movement with waltzes, Sarabands and the occasional march by Strauss, Sibelius, Handel and many more. Show runs 7:30 p.m. March 25 in the Radisson Palladium Ballroom. Tickets are available online here.

Cinéfest screening of “To Leslie”
March 29 

Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are bringing Oscar contender “To Leslie” to the big screen as the second Red Carpet Patron Program film screening of the year.  The film, which recently garnered lead actress Andrea Riseborough her first Academy Award nomination for Actress in a Leading Role, is set to screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone, and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Individual tickets are on sale now at, at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. Please note that all Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance, as well as complimentary pop and popcorn with their Red Carpet Patron Program card. Cinéfest Red Carpet Patron Program passes are available to purchase at, offering complimentary popcorn and tickets to six yearly film screenings for an annual fee of $50.

An Evening with Tessa and Petr
March 29 

Local musicians Tessa and Petr Balaz recently moved back to Sudbury, and saw a lack of diverse music showcases happening year round. With the Steve’s Encore lounge in the Sudbury Theatre Centre being recently renovated, they decided to use the venue to host monthly events called “An Evening with Tessa and Petr” with special guests. These events take place on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s event takes place 7-9 p.m. March 29, with special guests Cassidy Houston and Kassie Taylor. More information available online here.

Nickel City Sound seeks submissions 
March 31 deadline 

Nickel City Sound, along with Young Sudbury Singers, are collaborating in a concert presentation entitled The Happy Show on Saturday, April 22. After years of not being able to perform in person, the groups have created an evening of positivity and joy, emphasizing the contribution music makes to an individual's happiness. The Canadian Mental Health Association will also partner with the singing groups to provide resources and options for people looking to maintain good mental health. The groups are creating a Pre-Show Slide Presentation featuring community members sharing a personal message of what makes them happy. If you are interested, please provide a photo of yourself plus a line or two of what you think is the secret to happiness, or how to maintain good mental health. Organizers will pull from your contribution and include it in our presentation at the beginning of The Happy Show. Please include any required release conditions or permissions to use/share your image. Send submissions to [email protected] by March 31.

Spring Open House at Lampinen Fine Art and Custom Framing
April 1-2

Owner/artist Sue Lampinen is holding her Spring Open House Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out new work by Lampinen, as well as specials, refreshments and door prizes. 1350 Regent St., across from the Shell Station.

Playsmelter staged reading
April 6


Playsmelter presents a staged reading of “Fuil” by Garret Ryan. In this semi-autobiographical fiction Fuil (Pronounced Foo-ill), Patrick Connors, a young man and lost soul from North Bay, finds himself on a path to nowhere. While drifting through, he encounters Johnny, a bitter alcoholic Irish-Canadian war veteran, and Yitzhak, a warmly enigmatic rabbi of an historical Northern synagogue. As the three men’s stories connect and their lives become increasingly intertwined, they each embark on a journey of rebirth and cleansing, confronting head-on their respective issues of violence, generational trauma, and faith, as Patrick attempts to decipher what it means to be a good man. Showtime is 7 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.

Walden Art Club Spring Show 2023
April 15-16

The Walden Art Club hosts its Spring Show 2023 at the Walden Arena (TM Davies Community Centre in Lively) from 10 a.m. top 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Buy yourself some local art and support local artists. More info is available on the club’s Facebook page.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée
March activities 

Mondays cafe, card games, exercises, dinner and knitting, Tuesdays line dancing and pocket games, Wednesdays yoga and paper tole, Thursdays beading, Fridays darts, line dancing and cribbage. Enjoy the Diner Amical March 16, a presentation by Luc Willard March 20, amateur musicians March 27. More information available on the club’s website.

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.  Presented concurrently with the Milne exhibition is “The Spaces In-Between” (stairwell and Gallery Two, on display until March 19). “The Spaces In-Between” highlights work from the permanent collections and are presented as intuitive footnotes to the Milne exhibit in Gallery One. Works were selected to represent various ways artists depict “space.” As the curatorial team considered the works, the definition of space grew to encompass the ideas of physical and temporal spaces as well as empty spaces. An exhibit of the work of Emma Ducharme is also on display at the Laughing Buddha restaurant until April 11. 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 pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.


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