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

Beaver Lake Winter Carnival

Feb. 16-18

Enjoy winter fun at the Beaver Lake Club during the Beaver Lake Winter Carnival, which runs Feb. 16-18. Enjoy a spaghetti supper, Euchre party, Finnish pancake breakfast, bake sale, jug curling, skating, cross-country skiing, boot toss, rolling pin toss, canteen with the Perogy Princess, music, silent auction, penny table, blast from the past snowmobile show and snowmobile poker run. Full details available online here.

Anti-Valentine’s screening at Sudbury Indie Cinema

Feb. 17

Anti-Valentines Day Screening @ The Indie. Enjoy a screening of David Cronenburg’s “The Fly”  (1986). Nightmare Nook Series presents the movie that coined the phrase: "Be afraid. Be very afraid." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the film screening starting at 7 p.m. Learn more online here.

Northern Arts Festival 

Until Feb. 19

Step into the vibrant world of creativity at Sudbury Performance Group’s sixth Northern Arts Festival, where the rich tapestry of local talent is celebrated against the backdrop of Greater Sudbury. This festival is a testament to the diversity and dynamism of our artistic community, showcasing a myriad of talents at 17 unique locations. Purchase tickets for the remaining performances online here.

TNO presents Le château intérieur

Feb. 22-24

Actor Pier Paquette invites you into his château intérieur, his interior castle, or if you prefer, his soul, where literary works that have shaped his life and remain with him to this day are preserved. Monologues, poems and stories are brought together in a bouquet, in a performance infused with profound humanity. An ode to the writings that inspire us to laugh, cry and reflect. Words that leave an indelible mark on us. Scripts that sometimes change our lives. “I am fundamentally a performer,” said Paquette. “My art consists in taking someone’s words and putting them into the ear of someone else, in this case the audience. And to achieve this, I have to make the words my own; they have to become a second skin. For the actor, the metamorphosis occurs when the word becomes embodied… That is theatre.” The Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario show runs Feb. 22-24 at Place des Arts. The show is partially in English. English surtitles are available at the 2:30 p.m. show on Feb. 24. Purchase tickets online here.

Capreol Winter Carnival

Feb. 23-25

The Capreol Winter Carnival runs Feb. 23-25. Activities include a fish fry, kids’ games, inflatables, crafts, vintage snowmobiles, pasta dinner, comedy night, a pancake breakfast and more. Buttons cost $5 and are available at Capreol businesses. A full schedule of events is available online here.

Comedian Sumit Swami

Feb. 24

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Sumit Swami at Trevi Bar & Grill. Come join SPG for an evening filled with laughter and entertainment as the hilarious Sumit Swami takes the stage. Get ready to roll on the floor with laughter as he shares his unique perspective on life, relationships, and everyday situations. The event runs 5-9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Trevi. Purchase tickets online here.

City of Lakes Music Society concert 

Feb. 24

Presenting music from the mid-20th century, the City of Lakes Music Society concert entitled Music from the Ashes - Marking the 75th Anniversary of NATO features music by Sergei Prokofiev, Darius Milhaud, Henze, John Weinzweig, Hans Werner Henze, Samuel Barber, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Performing on the concert are pianist Dr. Charlene Biggs, soprano Nicole Glover, violist Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith, clarinetist Brenda Arrowsmith, and the Sudbury Guitar Trio: Keenan Comartin, Matthew Gould and Allan Yzereef. This concert takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York St. Admission at the door is $25 general, $20 Seniors and Students. Free for children under 12. For more information contact [email protected].

Coldest Night of the Year 

Feb. 24

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join the Samaritan Centre for the event on Feb. 24. Team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer, because it’s cold out there. The Sudbury event starts at the Sudbury Watersports Centre, running 4-7 p.m. Register online here.

Snow Day

Feb. 24

The City of Greater Sudbury invites residents to a free outdoor family celebration on Snow Day, Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 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, change tables and nursing stations for families with babies and young children. Transportation to Bell Park will be free aboard GOVA 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. Snow Day activities may change depending on weather conditions. Please check for updates on X or Facebook.

Nickel Masonic Lodge open house 

Feb. 25 

Nickel Masonic Lodge 427 of Sudbury is holding an open house Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. The event takes place at Temple Court (845 Regent St.). Nickel Masonic Lodge is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in Ontario. It was formed in 1892 and is as old as the old City of Sudbury itself. Light refreshments will be available. 

Polar Plunge 

March 2 

Greater Sudbury Police Service members are warming up in preparation for their annual polar plunge into the freezing waters of Ramsey Lake. The event is all set to take place on March 2 at the Ramsey Lake Boat Launch. The event will be in support of Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. Participants are encouraged to register online and then collect pledges from friends and supporters.

Fish pond

March 7-16

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.

GNO presents “Beneath the Willow Tree” exhibit

Until March 8 

Filmed in Lake Ontario, this video envelops the viewer by footage of a figure attempting to drown, not yet succeeding or failing. Through the sound of the water, the viewer can hear echoes of Ophelia’s songs that linger as her words of truth in her world. Research on female characters who have died by voluntary drowning following feelings of alienation has led the artist Rihab Essayh to work on Ophelia’s symbolic death. The suicide of Virginia Woolf is another starting point for the artist’s work; wondering how her descent into madness and sudden lucidity were confirmation of her departure. Considering alienation as a cause of depression for women has prompted further questioning for the artist about the borders between madness, depression, euphoria and ecstasy. Learn more online here.

Oscar’s Party at Sudbury Indie Cinema

March 10 

With the 96th annual Academy Awards slated for March 10, Sudbury Indie Cinema is set to host a fun-filled evening on Oscar’s Night that will serve to not only celebrate the best in cinema but also mark two milestones for the first art house, independent cinema in Northeastern Ontario.  One of the special guests in attendance March 10 will be Canadian indie darling Valerie Buhagiar. Also travelling to Sudbury especially to attend this event is Sudbury-born film success story Alfons Adetuyi. This year’s Oscar Party has a vintage Hollywood dress up theme and will be catered by Verdicchio’s. Early Bird Pricing is available until Feb. 29th. Tickets are available online here.

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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