What to Do this Weekend: January 20-21
Fun Fact: There are more all ages events than 19+ events this weekend! Discover live music, a campus singing competition, men’s and women’s hockey, musical theatre, a farmers market, Thundersledz, BINGO, and so much more – all within walking distance of campus!
“Make the most out of your weekend, by going to an event – or two, or three!”
Saturday, January 20
Open to All Ages
6pm-9pm – Alexa Goldie performs LIVE @ BLU Martini Lounge – from 6pm-9pm – 178 Ontario St. near City Hall
6:15pm – Public Lecture: Kent Monkman @ Ellis Hall Auditorium – Artist and curator Kent Monkman will discuss his artistic practice, and the development of the exhibition “Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience,” through a trickster gender-bending persona who interrupts dominant narratives of Canada’s history. We recommend you plan to arrive early. Tickets are free.
6:30pm, puck drop 7:30pm – Men’s Hockey: U.S. West Point Military Academy vs. Royal Military College of Canada @ K-ROCK Centre – This game is always intense and exciting to watch and filled with history and traditions. If you haven’t been to one and enjoy hockey, I encourage you to attend! Tickets are $10+tax.
7pm, puck drop 7:30pm – Men’s Hockey: Queen’s Gaels vs. Laurentian Voyageurs @ Kingston Memorial Centre (15 min walk from campus) – Catch your Queen’s Gaels Men’s Hockey team live in action at one of their 5 remaining home games of the 2017-2018 season! Tickets are $10 at the door, or free entry with your Queen’s ID!
7pm – Community Concert Night @ Moksha Yoga (27 Princess St, Suite 103 – near Milestone’s) – Local live musicians (including some of your favorites from yoga class) will be gracing our studio with their music. Bring pillows and blankets to get comfy. 40 tickets available, and hot tea will be served. Bring your own snacks and mugs! Tickets are $12 cash.
7pm – QCSA SingCon’20 @ Theological Hall – Campus-wide inging competition! Inspired by Ocean’s Eleven, this year’s production is one for the books – and we might have just found our most talented acts yet! Tickets are $12 cash.
7:30pm – Musical Theatre: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ Grand Theatre – “A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.” A Tony Award and Drama Desk Winning Musical Comedy about six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. Tickets are $15+tax for youth ages 13-30, $17+tax for adults.
8pm-11pm – Mauve Grove + Georgia Straits @ Musiikki Cafe – Mauve Grove (funk and hip-hop and something else) plays their first ever Kingston show with Queen’s own music acrobats Georgia Straits (rock and roll power quintet, hard hitting ballads)!
8pm – Theatre: “Hellspawn” @ Tett Centre Rehearsal Hall *Final Performance* – Follow Meredith, Green, and Jones as they try to eradicate the emus from Australian farmland while glimpsing into the nuanced life of these noisy yet noble creatures. “Hellspawn” contextualizes humanity and how we differentiate life species to species. Tickets are $10 cash.
Open to 19+ only
8pm-1am – Beers for Queers is a social event for members of the LGBT community and their allies. Come on out for an evening of friends and fun, located at the Monte’s room of the Tir Nan Og. We look forward to seeing you there!
10pm-2am – LIVE BAND: Overrated @ The Merchant Tap House – Overrated is Kingston’s Party Rock cover band. They cover Collective Soul to Stone Temple Pilots and anything in between. New and old Rock to get your party going. Free cover.
10pm-2am – LIVE BAND: Street Pharmacy @ The Toucan – The Toucan has been a main stay in the live music scene in Kingston since the early nineties. Today, we feature many local, up & coming independent bands. Free cover.
10pm-2am – MOD CLUB LIVE @ Trinity Social – If you love Mod Club then you are going to love this! For the first time ever we’re pairing DJ Emmett’s Mod Club, The Wilderness, and The Dirty Nelsons banging out your favorite Mod Club songs LIVE! Don’t forget to bring your The Brooklyn mugs because it wouldn’t be Mod Club with $5 beers all night long! Tickets are $5 cash.
10pm-2am – Synergy Saturday @ STAGES – $5 cover.
Sunday, January 21
Open to All Ages
9:30am – SMY @ lululemon (27o Princess St.) – Every Sunday morning, lululemon offers a free yoga class open to all levels! Bring your own mat. Free event!
10am-2pm – Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market @ Princess St United Church (484 Albert @ Princess) – Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, artisan crafts, gifts – all from within 100km of Kingston! Free event!
12:30pm-3:30pm – EngWeek: Thundersledz @ Agnes Benedickson Field (beside Grant Hall) – T-Sledz is the winter version of T-Mugz where frosh groups build a sled out of whatever materials they can find, put a rider in it, and tow it with ropes across a snowy field against another group in a race to the finish. Free to watch!
1pm: Women’s Volleyball: Queen’s Gaels vs. Trent Excalibur @ ARC – Cheer on your Queen’s Gaels at home this weekend! Chances to win prizes from the Gaels’ great sponsors, just by attending. Plus, there’s popcorn and snacks for sale at concessions! Tickets are $10 for the public, or FREE with your Queen’s ID!
2pm: LIVE JAZZ ft. Hannah Barstow Quartet @ Chalmers United Church (Barrie @ Earl) – Tickets are $20 general admission, FREE for students (with valid ID)!
2pm: Workshop: “Anarchism for Students” @ AKA Autonomous Social Centre (85 Queen St near LCBO) – In this interactive workshop, members of the Germinations collective of AKA will introduce anarchism through a framework which identifies what we oppose and what we propose. We will discuss the principles of anti-capitalism, anti-authoritarianism, consent, freedom, power and more. All are welcome! No prior experience with anarchism necessary. Just bring your curiosity and questions.
2:30pm: Composer Marjan Mozetich’s Retirement Concert @ The Isabel – Marjan Mozetich is one of Canada’s most performed and admired composers. In the year of his retirement from Queen’s, we pay tribute with a full concert of his music. Included in this varied program is Marjan’s Bassoon Concerto, featuring Katie Legere as soloist. Tickets are $10-$18 for students with valid ID, $16-$24 for Queen’s staff, and $20-$28 for the public.
3pm: Men’s Volleyball: Queen’s Gaels vs. Trent Excalibur @ ARC – Cheer on your Queen’s Gaels at home this weekend! Chances to win prizes from the Gaels’ great sponsors, just by attending. Tickets are $10 for the public, or FREE with your Queen’s ID!
4pm-6:30pm: Live-in for Literacy Book Drive! @ Stauffer Library – Donate new/gently used books to the Room to Read Book Drive for the Kingston Youth Shelter!
7:30pm: Musical Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Grand Theatre *Final Performance* – This is your last chance to see the show that everyone’s been talking about! “A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.” A Tony Award and Drama Desk Winning Musical Comedy about six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. Tickets are $15+tax for youth ages 13-30, $17+tax for adults.
Open to 19+ only
11pm-2am: Hip Hop Sundays @ The Toucan
11pm-2am: Tommy’s 1st Boozey Bingo!