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Best Events in Kingston for Week 12, Part 2: Dec. 1-4

THURSDAY

1. Y2K Kingston’s Youth Forum
8am-8pm at Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning | FREE
Kingston’s Youth Forum is a two day event for #ygkyouth and youth from the greater Kingston area to gain insights into ways they can get involved in their communities.

2. BIG BOOK SALE
Daily, Thursday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 4
10am-5pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s Campus | FREE
With holidays on the horizon, you’ll find the perfect gift for that art enthusiast, history buff or bibliophile in your life at our BIG BOOK SALE. Or, treat yourself and expand your library! Beautiful Agnes catalogues—all of them—will be available at a discount of 50%. Don’t miss out! Funds raised through this sale will support Graduate Visual Culture Association activities and gallery programs.

3. A Night Out for the Animals
6pm-9pm at Urban Paws on Midland Ave, West End | FREE
Raffle draws, food and drink, and live music – a lovely festive evening in support of the animals. Proceeds will go to Kingston Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter that takes in small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and cats.

4. Y2K: Protest Art and Screen Printing Workshop
6pm-8pm at Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning | FREE
Explore protest art and create your own on a topic that matters to you! This workshop is a fast paced youth-led exploration of protest art from activists in North America over the last fifty years. Participants will develop a message and create their own protest art that can be shared on social media or as public art.

5. Opening Night – “It’s a Wonderful Life” live theatre
Performing Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays until Dec. 17
7:30pm at Domino Theatre, near Queen’s West Campus | $20+
The beloved Christmas story of George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. A guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair. Directed by Kevin Tanner.

6. Concert: BO Welland + FADE AWAAYS + The Way it Goes
9pm at The Mansion, upstairs | 19+ only | FREE

FRIDAY

7. *FEATURED EVENT* [TONE DEAF] Blevin Blectum + The Powers + Ylang Ylang + Weirding Module
9pm at The Mansion, upstairs | 19+ only | $12 at the door
Blevin Blectum is an electronic music / multimedia composer, performer, and sound designer residing in Providence, RI. Incorporating elements of text, video, acoustic and electronic instruments, her multimedia work is centered around a scored musical core, and inspired by the imagined realms of radio plays and speculated science fictions.

8. Y2K: Kingston Arts Council ShopTalk
4pm-5pm at Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, beside The Isabel | FREE

9. Kingston Hot Docs Showcase: On Creativity and the Human Spirit
Screenings Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Spaceship Earth 4pm, League of Exotique Dancers 7pm at The Screening Room | $10 each
Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America; they are bringing six powerful true-life stories to Kingston in early December for a mini-festival!

10. Shop After Dark
5pm-10pm
Join Downtown Kingston businesses as they launch the holiday season with treats, holiday beverages, carolers, great shopping and a festive atmosphere – and maybe even a visit from Santa and his elves!

11. SGPS Indoor Cycle Class
5:30pm-6:30pm at APEX Indoor Cycling Studio | Grad/Professional students only | $5
All graduate and professional students are invited to a 45 minute indoor cycle class! All experience and fitness levels are welcome.

12. Y2K: Choreographers Workshop
6pm-7pm at Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning | FREE
Working with professional contemporary dancer and choreographer Kay Kenney, participants will go through a series of exercises and tools to fully explore their choreographic range. If you’re working on a musical, dance show, performance art piece, or simply just interested in creation this is the workshop for you.

13. Kingston Frontenacs vs. Kitchener Rangers
7pm at Rogers K-Rock Centre | $10-$30 available at K-Rock Centre Box Office
Kick back with your friends or housemates and watch some fast-paced hockey as the home team takes on the Kitchener Rangers! Also makes for a great date night idea!

14. Melos Choir: Advent and Christmas Music, 12-18C
7:30pm-9:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral | $25/22/15/5
Experience the roots of the season in Coptic and Gregorian chants, Sufi dances, early Celtic and Armenian carols, and music of Hildegard, Gesualdo, Gabrieli and Charpentier.

15. ”Christmas in Nashville” Concert
7:30pm at Grand Theatre | All Ages | $60+
A tribute to the wonderful world of country music that began in Nashville over 100 years ago.

16. Barcadia’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
8pm-2am at Barcadia | 19+ only

17. SOLD OUT: HALF MOON RUN + Plants and Animals
8pm-11pm at Sydenham Street United Church | SOLD OUT

18. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens!
9pm-11:30pm at The Grad Club | 19+ only | $15 + tax at the door
Come see the show that’s been called “…the Rocky Horror Show for the Millennium!”

SATURDAY

19. Fat Goose Craft Fair
10am-4pm at Grant Hall, Queen’s Campus | FREE
Over 60 local crafts vendors will be on-site at this Holiday Fair!

20. ASUS Trip to Toronto
10am-midnight leaving from ASUS Offices, 183 University Ave | All students welcome | $50
An out-of-town adventure to check out Toronto’s historic Distillery District, its Christmas Market, and skating at Nathan Phillips Square! $50 includes round-trip transportation.

21. WinterLight
11am-5pm at MacLaughlin Woodworking Museum off Hwy 2 | FREE
Brighten up the season at WinterLight, a celebration of trees and community. Bring your family and friends out to make seasonal crafts with activities both inside and out.

22. Santa and Pets Photo Fundraiser
12pm-4pm at Pet Valu in the Kingston Centre, Sir John A & Princess | $15
Get a gorgeous, professional, keepsake picture of your furry friend with Santa! Walk-ins welcome or pre-book to guarantee your spot and spend less time in line!

23. Keep Calm and Dodge Balls
1pm-4pm at Queen’s ARC & Tommy’s Restaurant | All Ages | $10-$20
For $10 you and your friends can participate in a 2-hour long dodgeball tournament. For only $20 you can add a pint and 1lb of wings!

24. Kingston Hot Docs Showcase: On Creativity and the Human Spirit
Screenings Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Life Animated 1:30pm, Angry Inuk 4pm at The Screening Room | $10 each
Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America; they are bringing six powerful true-life stories to Kingston in early December for a mini-festival!

25. Trillers A Cappella Winter Concert
2pm-3:30pm at Chalmers United Church | All Ages | $5+ by donation
We’ll be showcasing our repertoire from this semester, as well as singing some winter and holiday classics that you won’t want to miss. There will be FREE FOOD!

26. Homes for the Holidays: Walking Tour
3:30pm-6:30pm | $20
A walking tour of festively decorated heritage homes in Sydenham Ward including McIntosh Castle, Hotel Belvedere and Stone Cottage on Earl Street.

27. Lantern Hike
6:30pm-7:30pm at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Division St north of 401 | $7.50
Come out and experience the sights and sounds of the trails of the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area as part of an early winter evening Lantern Walk.

28. “Artefact or Artefiction” Gala
7pm-11pm at Residence Inn by Marriott – Water’s Edge | 19+ only | $85
Pit your wit against your fellow guests, curators, and charlatans in a trivia game like no other! Decipher fact from fiction among real artefacts! The Museum of Health Care offers food and drink, festive fun and frivolity, and fabulous prizes! Guests will visit at least 10 game stations and be greeted by experts who will share a story of the displayed artefact. Guests must decide – is it fact or fiction? Proceeds will be directed to the Museum’s public programming and exhibitions.

29. Modern Fest – Opening Reception & Mod Club Dance Party
8pm-1am at Modern Fuel Gallery, Tett Centre | All Ages | Suggested donation $5-$10
Celebrate the holiday season with some fabulous mod club music and dance in our awesome Modern Fuel Gallery.

30. Concert: Father Figures + Falconer
9pm at The Mansion, upstairs | 19+ only | $10
Come get Funked up with Father Figures and Falconer Music before the holidays

SUNDAY

31. Kingston Hot Docs Showcase: On Creativity and the Human Spirit
Screenings Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The Missing Ingredient 1:30pm, I am the Blues 4pm at The Screening Room | $10 each
Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America; they are bringing six powerful true-life stories to Kingston in early December for a mini-festival!

32. Holiday Concert by All the Queen’s Men and The Caledonias
2:30pm-4pm at Chalmers United Church | By donation
Itching for that holiday cheer? Can’t control yourself from singing along to Christmas music in November? Come out to our 2016 HOLIDAY CONCERT where your two favourite a capella groups, All the Queen’s Men and The Caledonias will kick the holiday season off right! Donations will go towards purchasing new music for the next semester!

33. Kingston Symphony: Mozart & Haydn
2:30pm-4:30pm at The Isabel | $10-$50+
Musical greetings abound in this treasure-filled program. Say hello to Kingston favourites Scott St. John and Sharon Wei as they perform Mozart’s brilliant Sinfonia Concertante. Say goodbye with Fauré’s final orchestral work and one of Haydn’s most popular and beloved works, the Farewell Symphony.

COMING UP

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