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Auditions: Moulin Rouge Cabaret Night
Sat. March 17 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | venue TBA | FREE
Audition for the next Songs & Spirits event hosted by Blue Canoe Productions! Must be between the ages of 13-30.
Theatre Kingston: Armstrong’s War (play)
Sat. March 17 & Tue. March 20 – Sat. March 24 | 7:30pm | Baby Grand Theatre | Tickets: $15 and up
“Two battle-scared individuals – one recovering from injuries sustained while on duty in Afghanistan, one living with the results of a life-changing accident — redefine what is meant by courage and discover the power that writing has to validate a life.”
Choir Concert: The St. Mark Passion
Sun. March 18 | 2pm-4pm | St. George’s Cathedral | FREE / by donation
A community choir with soloists Mark Hauser and Chris Hall and organist Matthew Larkin will perform The St. Mark Passion by Charles Wood. A freewill offering will support Lunch by George.
“Dinner in the Dark”
Sun. March 18 | 5:10pm-7pm | JDUC Wallace Hall | Tickets: $15
A unique event hosted by QLimitless and ASUS Friends 4 Inclusion to raise awareness about people with vision loss. Don’t wait. Buy your tickets today! Only 60 spots available. Proceeds go to local inclusive living initiatives.
Week 10 Events
Kingston VR/AR – Virtual & Augmented Reality Meetup
Tue. March 20 | 7pm-9pm | Innovate Kingston Town Hall | FREE
Meet and hear from one of Canada’s top designers of advanced interactive technologies, Prof. Roel Vertegaal from the Human Media Lab. His presentation is “Towards Real Reality Interfaces: From Interactive Light Fields to Programmable Matter.”
Stress Management Workshop
Tuesdays | 5pm-6pm | LaSalle Student Wellness, 2nd floor | FREE
Participants are welcome drop in as they wish, no sign up required.
Student Filmmakers’ Video Screening Event
Wed. March 21 | 6:30pm-8pm | The Union Gallery in Stauffer Library | FREE
Queen’s student filmmakers will be screening their creations – each less than 10 minutes long, presenting their diverse creative visions.
Pints and Politics with MP Lisa Raitt
Wed. March 21 | 6pm-8pm | The Brass Pub | FREE
Meet and greet with Hon. Lisa Raitt, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. MP Raitt has represented Milton, Ontario since 2008. She holds an MSc. in biochemical toxicology and a law degree. She was the CEO of the Toronto Port Authority, as well as the Minister of Labour, and the Minister of Transport!
Drop-in Mindfulness for Wellness Workshop (for Undergrads)
Wednesdays | 12pm-1pm | LaSalle Student Wellness, 2nd floor | FREE
Drop-in Mindfulness for Wellness Workshop (for Grad Students)
Thursdays | 12pm-1pm | LaSalle Student Wellness, 2nd floor | FREE
In these drop in sessions, we will introduce you to ‘mindfulness’ which is recognized as a powerful way of achieving and maintaining wellness. Mindfulness-based techniques are effective for coping with difficulties and improving the overall quality of your day-to-day life.
This presentation will critically examine the workings and implementation of a pro-poor water policy and strategy in Kisumu, Kenya. Elijah Bisung discusses tensions and gaps between the worlds of policy and practice in the context of water. The presentation is based on fives years of community-based participatory research and advocacy work with community leaders.
Failure is Functional! This workshop will help you reframe how you look at Failure. You will learn about the Growth mindset and find out how it is essential for success in learning and life. Drop-ins always welcome.
Queen’s Dance Club End-of-Year Recital
Fri. March 23 – Sat. March 24 | 6:30pm & 12:30pm | Duncan McArthur Hall Auditorium | Tickets: $10-$15
Watch hundreds of talented stars light up the stage in this showcase. Special guest performances from FLOW Dance Club and the Queen’s Competitive Dance Team. Proceeds will go to Jack.org!
Come for a performance, come for the afternoon. Anyone who would like to perform or listen to works of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, is welcome. There is no admission fee, but a freewill donation will go to the aid of Systema, a music program for children.
Week 11 Events
Mind & Methods: Stress Reduction through Gratitude
Mon. March 26 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | Health Promotion – Yellow Cottage | FREE
If stress is getting the best of you, gratitude may be essential to reducing your stress levels. Studies indicate that practicing gratitude can promote positive physical and psychosocial changes. Drop-ins welcome!
Grief Support Group at Queen’s
Wed. March 28 | 7pm-9pm | Ban Righ Centre | FREE
This group is open to all students who have experienced the death of a loved one. If someone special to you has died or you are preparing for a death, we are a supportive community who understands grief.
This workshop is directed to those who know nothing about python and want to learn. Open to those who are new to coding and who might be looking for a place to start. We’ll be starting from the very basics of data types and syntax and building up to building our own simple data mining tools without using any packages.
Week 12 Events
Mind & Methods: Stress Reduction through Gratitude
Thu. April 5 | 5:30pm-6:30pm | Kingston Hall – 2nd floor – Reflection Room | FREE
If stress is getting the best of you, gratitude may be essential to reducing your stress levels. Studies indicate that practicing gratitude can promote positive physical and psychosocial changes.
Events during Finals/Exams
Kingston Symphony: Herbert & Dvorak
Sat. April 14 – Sun. April 15 | 2:30pm | The Isabel | Tickets: $10-$50
An absolute treasure trove of all things cello! Special guest Ariel Barnes undertakes the mammoth project of performing not only Dvorak’s beloved Cello Concerto, but also Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 2 which inspired it! As well, Massenet’s Prelude to Act 5 of Don Quichotte features one of the finest cello interludes in the repertoire.
What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisals
Sat. April 14 | 10am-2pm | Kingston Symphony Warehouse | $10 per item
What do you think that old painting is worth? Are you curious about a family heirloom? Bring your antique items to the Kingston Symphony Warehouse and have them appraised! Join in on the silent auction to see what great treasures you can get your hands on!
Pitch-In Kingston Community Clean-Up
Sun. April 15 – Sun. April 22 | across Kingston | FREE
Individuals, community groups and businesses are coming together to celebrate the start of spring by cleaning up waste from their local parks, streets, and shorelines. This is a great group activity to do with your coworkers, teammates, or club!
Study Night Homemade Dinner
Wed. April 18 | 5pm-7pm | St. James’ Anglican Church on-campus | FREE
No time to cook a meal and study? Join the St. James community for a free, home cooked meal during exams. Bring your friends.
H’art Centre: “A Gift From Martadella”
Fri. April 20 – Sat. April 21 | 6pm, 2pm & 6pm | Tickets: $12, $20, $30
Join over 40 remarkable local performers from H’art for this spirited celebratory performance showcasing their talents as actors, musicians and visual artists. Canadian Senator Patricia Bovey will share words about her work in both the Senate and the Arts, as well as attend our special Gala reception.
Sat. April 28 – Mon. May 7 | various times & venues | Tickets: $17 and up
The Juvenis Festival is Kingston’s Youth Arts Festival, giving young people ages 13 to 30 an opportunity to act, sing, dance, perform, and showcase their artistic talents, as well as take free workshops and masterclasses to build on their interests and skills in the arts. Audience members of all ages can take in Juvenis’ productions and events!
Spring Market for Africa by Kingston Grandmother Connection
Sat. April 28 | 10am-3pm | Salvation Army Citadel | FREE
Treat yourself with a visit to our fabulous Market while supporting successful projects in Africa. Gifts for Moms and others. Vintage and gently used clothing, plants, hand made jewelry, grandmothers’ baking & sewing, and more. Soup lunch available. All proceeds to Help Lesotho and the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grandmothers in Africa raising their orphaned grandchildren.
QE’s 6-year anniversary is coming up!
QueensEvents.ca started on March 25, 2012 with an idea: “wouldn’t it be cool if all upcoming events at Queen’s were listed in one place, easy to find?” With the help of fellow students, alumni, and community members, this website has expanded to include all upcoming events within walking distance of Queen’s!
The best thing you can do to show your support for our website is to actually go to events! You’ll be so glad you did! Follow @queensevents on Instagram to see pics/video from the events we’ve been to!