Things to do in Sudbury, Feb. 26 to Feb. 28

Esther Beauchemin, left, Diane Losier, Helene Dallaire and Marie-Helene Fontaine rehearse a scene for Le Club des ephemeres (The Shadfly Club) at Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday February 25, 2020. The production is a collaboration between Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario and Theatre francais de Toronto. The play will be featured at TNO from March 5-14. John Lappa/Sudbury Star

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Feb. 26

Children: A Big Builds for Kids event will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s South End branch.

Ageless grace sessions: Join the Alzheimer Society to learn 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease. This program consists of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. Sessions will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s Valley East branch. Register online at wwwsudburylibraries.ca or contact the branch at 705-688-3961. This is a free program offered to the community.

Luncheon: A luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the ParkSide Centre on Durham Street. Entertainment by The ParkSide Gang. Admission is $9/person. There will also be an old-fashioned bake sale.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

Musical theatre: Espanola Little Theatre is mounting a production with live music of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin St., from Feb. 26 to March 1. Hedwig was recently successfully revived on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role.

 

Feb. 27

Rockathon: Keeping Seniors Warm 2020 – a 24-hour rockathon – goes 10 a.m. Feb. 27 to 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Laurentian University, the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564, the ParkSide Centre and Tom Davies Square. Collect pledges and win some great prizes. For more information, visit www.keepingseniorswarm.ca.

Spaghetti supper: A spaghetti supper will be held 5-7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564, 2200 Long Lake Rd.

Music: One-Eleven Seniors present Leo Cameron 1-3 p.m. at 111 St. Celtic and classic rock music. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments.

Income tax: An Income Tax: Your Civic Duty session will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s New Sudbury branch.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Musical theatre: Espanola Little Theatre is mounting a production with live music of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin St., from Feb. 26 to March 1. Hedwig was recently successfully revived on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role.

 

Feb. 28

Rockathon: Keeping Seniors Warm 2020 – a 24-hour rockathon – goes 10 a.m. Feb. 27 to 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Laurentian University, the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564, the ParkSide Centre and Tom Davies Square. Collect pledges and win some great prizes. For more information, visit www.keepingseniorswarm.ca.

Dance: A dance featuring Country Twist will be held 7-11 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564, 2200 Long Lake Rd.

Capreol winter carnival: The Capreol Winter Carnival kicks-off with a fish fry at the Royal Canadian Legion branch at 4 p.m. Friday A ball hockey tournament, comedy night featuring Gilson Lubin, a bonfire, and an ice bar at the Fire House and Grill will all follow. A free movie night will also be held at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. On Saturday, a pancake breakfast will be held at the same church starting at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., a poker ski run and barbecue go at the Capreol Cross Country Ski Club chalet. The afternoon will feature children’s activities, a vintage snowmobile show at the Heritage Centre, and a chili cook-off at the Legion. The ball hockey tournament continues at the Fire House. The evening will feature a concert by the Singing Soldiers. The carnival wraps up Sunday with a seniors’ tea at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Church, and a polar bear dunk and the ball hockey tournament finals at noon at the Fire House. A porketta lunch and the awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Capreol Curling Club. Carnival buttons are $5 and can be purchased at the Capreol and Garson Foodland stores, and several other Capreol businesses including M&R Grill, Home Hardware, Mazzuca Motors and The Fire House Bar and Grill. For a full list of carnival activities, visit the Capreol Winter Carnival page on Facebook.

Health: The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers is hosting a one-day International Repetitive Injury Awareness Day webinar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in the eDome at Cambrian College, 1400 Barrydowne Rd.

This year’s theme is What is a Worker’s Life Worth?  There is no admission fee.  Space in the audience is limited to 100 people, while online it is limitless. The deadline to register is Feb.25. For more information, call 705-523-2330 or 1-877-817-0336, ext. 2431.  Note: parking at Cambrian College is $8.

Luncheon: A luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the ParkSide Centre on Durham Street. Entertainment by The Sparkly Sisters. Admission is $8/person.

Dance: There will be a dance 7-11 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564, 2200 Long Lake Rd. Entertainment by Country Twist.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

Musical theatre: Espanola Little Theatre is mounting a production with live music of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin St., from Feb. 26 to March 1. Hedwig was recently successfully revived on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role.

Theatre: The Maschere Laurenziane, the Italian studies theatre troupe at Laurentian University, is presenting Chi trova una nonna trova un tesoro (Every grandmother is a treasure). It takes place in the Alphonse Raymond Theatre at LU on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.; and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at the Caruso Club, D&A Fine Meats on Paris Street and Laurentian University. For more information call 705-523-0988.

 

Feb. 29

Car-buying seminar: A free car-buying seminar featuring Scott Long, senior education officer at OMVIC (Ontario’s Vehicle Sales Regulator), will be held 1-3 p.m. at the Sudbury Multicultural & Folk Arts Association office, 196 Van Horne St. Topics to be covered will include differences between buying from a dealer and buying privately, how you can research a vehicle’s history, and how to choose the right vehicle. Free parking available at the back of the building. Free light refreshments. Register by visiting the office or by calling 705-674-0795

Capreol winter carnival: The Capreol Winter Carnival continues with a pancake breakfast will be held at the same church starting at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., a poker ski run and barbecue go at the Capreol Cross Country Ski Club chalet. The afternoon will feature children’s activities, a vintage snowmobile show at the Heritage Centre, and a chili cook-off at the Legion. The ball hockey tournament continues at the Fire House. The evening will feature a concert by the Singing Soldiers. The carnival wraps up Sunday with a seniors’ tea at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Church, and a polar bear dunk and the ball hockey tournament finals at noon at the Fire House. A porketta lunch and the awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Capreol Curling Club. Carnival buttons are $5 and can be purchased at the Capreol and Garson Foodland stores, and several other Capreol businesses including M&R Grill, Home Hardware, Mazzuca Motors and The Fire House Bar and Grill. For a full list of carnival activities, visit the Capreol Winter Carnival page on Facebook.

Tai chi: An accelerated Taoist tai chi and arts beginner course goes 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 203 York St., Sudbury. You will learn enough to join a beginning class already in progress. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. We accept cash or cheque.  Bring indoor shoes and a lunch. For more information, check us out on Facebook, Kijiji, call 705-688-0111, or send an email to sudbury@taoist.org.

African cabaret Africain: The 21st edition of the African Cabaret Africain goes 6 p.m. at Ecole secondaire Macdonald-Cartier, 37 Lasalle Blvd. Presented by Contact interculturel francophone de Sudbury, there will be African dishes, an African fashion show, an African music concert with Naxx Mwa Ndaya, and dance performances and a DJ dance party. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for students, and $10 for children. Admission at the door is $40. Tickets are available from Contact interculturel by calling 705-626-6265, and at Kuppajo on Larch Street, the SGA and AEF office at Laurentian University, the AGEE office at College Boreal, and the front desk of the University of Sudbury on the Laurentian campus.

Music: Big Brothers Big Sisters and Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter Tara Shannon will present The “Big” Tour across Ontario, including Feb. 29 at Sudbury Secondary School. Other stops are planned for Thunder Bay, Windsor, London, Kingston and Ottawa, among others. Tickets are available at www.tarashannonmusic.com.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

Music and comedy: Northern Arts Festival. Dave McNabb at the Trevi on Feb. 21. Johnny Williams at Alley Katz on Feb. 22. Scott Mitchell at Fionn McCools on Feb. 23. Comedian Kenny Robinson at the Trevi Bar and Grill on Feb. 29. For more information on The Sudbury Performance Group, visit sudburyperformance.ca.

Musical theatre: Espanola Little Theatre is mounting a production with live music of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin St., from Feb. 26 to March 1. Hedwig was recently successfully revived on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role.

Theatre: The Maschere Laurenziane, the Italian studies theatre troupe at Laurentian University, is presenting Chi trova una nonna trova un tesoro (Every grandmother is a treasure). It takes place in the Alphonse Raymond Theatre at LU on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.; and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at the Caruso Club, D&A Fine Meats on Paris Street and Laurentian University. For more information call 705-523-0988.

Music: Indie rocker David Dino White caps off his winter tour with a visit to Sudbury on Feb. 29. With opening sets from local legends Brooke Bruce and Eric Clancy, this is sure to be a full night of good people, good music and good times. It takes place at Spacecraft Brewery, 854 Notre Dame Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cover is $10.

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