Friday, August 31, 2012

Things To Do in Kingston Over the Last Long Weekend

Round up of Kingston activities to explore

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Ariel shot of Kingston, Ontario


Friday Events 

A Luminous Tribute

A fine art photographic exhibition by Kingston artist and photographer Elizabeth Hesp of Lens Glow Creations at the Foyer, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, downtown Kingston.

Enjoy live music every Friday night at Market Square behind City Hall. Big Band Fridays are bringing great music and fun to Kingston's Summer music scene!  

Saturday Events

Music in the Park: Morgan Sadler 

From 12:30 - 1:30PM in Confederation Park. Bring your lunch and take in the sights and sounds of beautiful downtown Kingston.  

Borduas’ Figure with Birds is the third instalment in our Keywork series, which offers a platform for research into a single extraordinary work from the Art Centre collection.  

Take a romantic 2 hour dance cruise of the 1000 Islands this weekend. Leaves from the Confederation Basin every Saturday night at 10PM.

Sunday Events 

Enjoy live folk music every Sunday in September!

A fish attacking a boy, the exorcism of a demon, and the healing of a blind man: the adventures and miracles recounted in the Book of Tobit have long fascinated readers and attracted the attention of artists, especially in the Northern Netherlands during the Baroque Era.

Labour Day

KBS Series Blues Bands Of Ontario. Blues, classic rock, & originals keeping you tapping your feet, or out of your seat! 

Kingston's most popular walking tour company. Join us for The Original Haunted Walk of Kingston through the streets of the limestone city, or Ghosts of the Fort which explores the haunting at Old Fort Henry. 

Enjoy your last summer weekend

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Infantree Opens For Neil Young and Crazy Horse This Fall

Live at The K-Rock Centre October 5, 2012 

The band Infantree has recently been pegged to open for the legendary Neil Young and Crazy Horse this fall on their US and Canadian tour. 

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The dates will take the young band from Windsor, Ontario throughout the Midwest, South and ultimately to return home to their native Los Angeles.

Following the release of their debut Would Work in 2010, the young band headed out on a whirlwind tour of the US including stops at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Dave Matthew’s Caravan and Neil Young’s legendary Bridge School Benefit. It also coincided with many of its members 21st birthdays marking a coming of age moment both personally and artistically. Hero’s Dose has the band taking a more mature new direction and adding new sonic textures.  

Are you seeing Neil Young and Crazy Horse this fall?

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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Grand Theatre 2012-13 Season is Upon Us

More Laughs, More Rock, More Country

Presenting their 2012- 2013 Season, The Grand Theatre will feature 45 public presentations and 9 school performances from September 2012 to June 2013. Take a peek...

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Performance Highlights

On September 27, Titanic is setting sail to Kingston for their musical adaptation, celebrating the 100th year anniversary. Be transported into a bygone era with Windwood Theatrical’s production of this Tony Award winning musical. 

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Acclaimed performers and emerging artists from Canada and across the globe will bring their talents to the Grand stage. In addition to new offerings in the series' line-ups, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia will make a much-anticipated return to present two performances of The Nutcracker on December 18 and 19, 2012.

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Cultural Director Brian McCurdy said, "Everybody is going to find performances to get excited about in the upcoming season. We have something for everyone." Don't want to miss this season!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The 2012 Kingston WritersFest Arriving This Fall!

Readings, conversations, performances!

The Kingston WritersFest offers events for readers of every age and taste, designed to stimulate, surprise, provoke, and delight.

Hear authors read from their work and discuss the ideas that shape our world and stir our hearts. Join the conversation, too, during the time set aside for questions from the audience. Later, chat with authors in the Festival Café as they sign books following their onstage appearance.

A concise listing of all events is below. Click the event name for a full description. Click the author name to read about the writers and their books. The events will appear as pop-ups. If the pop-up does not appear, please check that pop-ups are enabled in your system.

Tickets are now on sale. Click on the event below to reach an event description and a direct link to the Grand Theatre Box Office.

Start planning your fall WritersFest weekend now!

Visit The Kingston WritersFest website for more details

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photographic Exhibition in Kingston is a Luminous Tribute

Feast your eyes on some fine art 

A Luminous Tribute – A fine art photographic exhibition by Kingston artist and photographer Elizabeth Hesp of Lens Glow Creations at the Foyer, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, downtown Kingston.

Exhibition runs from August 2nd – August 31st, 2012. Admission is free. Archival quality Giclee prints and canvases are all gallery framed. 

View some more  beautiful art pieces here.

Elizabeth uses her observation of ambient lighting and sense of color to capture unique perspectives of our surroundings, whether flowers, fruits, Kingston landmarks or the rich history of Fort Henry to interweave all images into a nostalgic tribute to our memories, whether personal or collective. This is her first solo exhibition and she welcomes all to come and browse the exhibits.

Visit the Fine Art Exhibition 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Starlight Dance Cruise On The 1000 Islands

Every Saturday Night at 10PM

This romantic two hour dance cruise takes off from the Confederation Basin every Saturday evening. You'll hosted by the musical stylings of Billy Bridger, bringing all your favourite dance tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.  

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The cruise costs $15 per person, but is free to those who have taken the Sunset Dinner Cruise immediately beforehand. 

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Yellow Door Conest Winner Update: Event Pictures!

Check out a wonderful evening in Kingston

As you may have heard, our lucky yellow door contest winner and 9 of her friends had the chance to see Mamma Mia at the KROCK Centre in July. 

Everyone had a blast and now we finally have some photos to share of the evening. Enjoy!

Star treatment via Bermuda Limo Service

Our contest winner Ruth!
Arriving at the KROCK Centre
Another lucky friend who got to attend Mamma Mia
Group shot!
Waiting for the fabulous show to begin
Glad you ladies had so much fun. Hope this will be a lasting Kingston memory!

Click here for a chance to win a getaway in Kingston

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Monday, August 6, 2012

End the Summer With a Bang - Limestone City Blues Festival

Kingston's got the blues August 23, 24 ,25 & 26, 2012

The Limestone City Blues Festival is celebrating its 16th year as apart of Downtown Kingston! It's a bittersweet time of year, summer is coming to an end but at least we can bask in the sound of blues with the amazing festival line up. 

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Festival Headliner, Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster, 2012 Blues Music Awards winner of the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Female Blues Artist will headline the Springer Market Square stage Saturday night the 25th. 

Foster, from Gause, Texas comes from a family of gospel singers. She studied music at McLennan Community College and then worked in the US Navy, where she started performing. 

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Her debut album was released in 1997 and she has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has often been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. In June 2009, Foster toured with The Blind Boys of Alabama.  

Festival  Headliner, Curtis Salgado

2012 Blues Music Awards winner for Soul Blues Male Artist Curtis Salgado will headline the Princess Street (at Barrie) stage, Friday August 24th. Salgado was the inspiration behind John Belushi's creation of the Blues Brothers characters in the late 1970s. 

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The Blues Brother's debut album Briefcase Full of Blues is dedicated to Salgado and Cab Calloway's character in The Blues Brothers film is named after Curtis. For six years he performed with Robert Cray's band, and sang lead on Cray's debut album.

Festival  Headliner, Roxanne Potvin

This wonderful talent will be performing Thursday night August 23, 2012 at 7pm on the OLG Confederation Park Stage. 

For fans of Roxanne Potvin, the Juno award nominated Montreal based singer-songwriter, two years might seem like an unbearably long time between albums, but just one spin through the songs on “Play” will be more than enough to convince them that it’s been worth the wait.

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Visit the Limestone City Blues Festival Website Here 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Long Weekend Fun At The Princess Promenade Downtown Kingston

Saturday, Aug 4th from 10am to 4pm

Spend Saturday of the long weekend exploring the city, with the most unique shops and community groups offering great deals and great fun. Join Downtown Kingston as they close Princess Street for an active, fun and entertaining experience!

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Your shopping guide of Kingston, Ontario 

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Where to eat in the city

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Sips & Sparks Wine Tasting and Fireworks Dinner Cruises

Every Wednesday until August 29th

Nearby Prince Edward County is gaining wide recognition for quality wines and Sandbanks Winery is one of the most notable.

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Sail the 1000 Islands while enjoying a four-course meal, accompanied by a sampling of wines appropriate to each appetizer as the chef and the vintner from this fine estate explain the particular qualities of the wines presented.

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On the Dinner Cruise as you travel towards town, cap off the evening with viewing from the water of Fort Henry’s Sunset Ceremony Fireworks Display.

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