Best Events in Kingston for Week 12, Part 1: Nov. 27-30

19 really cool events are happening in Kingston this week like yoga at an art gallery, a talk about the future of marijuana in Canada, a poetry slam, an open mic night, a film screening, a hilarious musical comedy, a Kingston Frontenacs game, and more!


1. Letter Writing & Card Making for the Holidays
12pm-3pm at Dunning Hall, Room 11, Queen’s Campus | FREE
Get creative and write letters to patients in Kingston’s hospitals to cheer them up during the holiday season. Come to Dunning 11 to de-stress and do something you can feel good about!

2. Advent Candlelight Procession with Carols
5pm-6pm at St. George’s Cathedral | FREE admission
This service symbolizes the journey from Advent to Christmas, from the Old Testament to the New, from darkness to light. Beginning in darkness, candles are gradually lit as the choir travels through the sanctuary, singing in different locations, until the building is filled with light and music.

3. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens!
Nightly from Sunday, Nov 27 to Saturday, Dec. 2
7pm at BLU Martini | 19+ only | Tickets $15 +tax available at the door
Come see the show that’s been called “…the Rocky Horror Show for the Millennium!” This outrageous and out-of-this world sci-fi glam musical takes you out of the theater and into seedy dive bar “Saucy Jack’s” for a night of dance, drinks, and disco!

4. Engineering Society’s annual Festival of Carols
7:30pm-9pm at Grant Hall, Queen’s campus | FREE admission, donations to Food Bank
This is an opportunity for Queen’s students, faculty, alumni, and the Kingston community to sing carols, de-stress, and celebrate the season! The concert sing-along is followed by a reception with yummy treats!

5. Badass Brahms! Chamber Concert
7:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, corner of Victoria & Earl Streets | FREE Admission, donations to Inter-Church Refugee Partnership
Badass Brahms Chamber Collective brings original chamber music programming to Kingston while supporting local charities. We will be performing Brahms’ Piano Quartet No 1! All the angst! All the passion! All the feels! Come listen to a free chamber music performance by Hailey Phillips (violin), Jethro Moneo (viola), Hannah Wilson (cello), and Anja-X. Cui (piano).

8pm-12am at Ale House | 19+ only | Tickets $50 general admission, online or at the door


7. Young at H’art – Storytelling with Kirsteen McLeod
9:30am-11:30am at The BOX Studio, H’art Centre | Seniors 55+ only
Gain confidence as a storyteller. In this workshop you will: listen to many fabulous stories; tell your own tales in a supportive group; learn the secrets of structure and performance for compelling stories; do gentle breathing and stretching exercises to help you stay relaxed, and fire up your creative imagination.

8. Queen’s Poetry Slam
7pm-9pm at The Mansion, upstairs | All Ages | Tickets at the door
Has everything this week made you want to lie down on a dumpster and call it your home forever? What we have is a stage to get angry, get hopeful, get happy and get heard. If you want to scream into a void, band together in strength, cry into a stranger, or just listen to others who can put words in orders that make sense. It’s the last poetry slam of the semester!

9. 100 Men Kingston Meeting
7pm-8pm at The Grizzly Grill
100 Men Who Care come together to make a difference in our community.

10. Knit Happens
7:30pm at Legget Hall Fireplace Lounge | Students in residence only | FREE admission
Knit Happens is a weekly event run by Queen’s Residence Life for ALL residence students. Come out and learn from others, improve your knitting skills, teach others, show off your skills, and create memories!

11. Movember: Stachefest
8pm-12am at The Brass Pub | 19+ only | $5
Stachefest is the final, and largest, fundraising initiative held for the Movember campaign. The event, featuring live music from talented performers, is the culmination of a month of hard work, community strength and collaborative efforts to support men’s health and prostate/testicular cancer research and awareness.


12. ***FEATURED EVENT*** [TONE DEAF] DIANA, Sarah Davachi, Konig
9pm at The Mansion, upstairs | 19+ only | $12 at the door
An evening of enveloping drones and danceable tones at The Mansion.

13. Donations for Dawn House Women’s Shelter
11am-1pm at Queen’s Centre
Have any old office supplies or canned goods? Come visit WIIS-Queen’s table in the ARC and donate your items to Dawn House Women’s Shelter!

14. Ideas on Tap III (Nerd Night) @ The Grad Club
7pm at The Grad Club, Barrie & Union Streets
This month, Dr. Christopher Eckert, professor of Plant Evolution and Plant Ecology, will present a talk on the biology, history, and future of marijuana in Canada

15. Fight for $15 and Fairness: Social & fundraiser
8pm-10pm at The Grad Club, Barrie & Union Streets
A social and fundraiser hosted by the Kingston Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign. All supporters of a $15 minimum wage and improved employment standards, join us!


16. Yoga at the Gallery
5:30pm-6:30pm at The Union Gallery in Stauffer Library, Queen’s Campus | $5+ donation
Life got you stressed? Come out to this relaxing yoga night hosted by Union Gallery with an instructed blend of traditional and relaxation yoga practices. This yoga session is also open to all and anyone of any skill level is welcome to attend.

17. Kingston Frontenacs vs. Ottawa 67’s
7pm at Rogers K-Rock Centre | All Ages | $10-$30 tickets at the Box Office

18. SGPS Does Improbable Escapes
7:30pm-11pm at Improbable Escapes, Bagot & Queen St | Grad/Prof. students only | $25
Join fellow SGPS members for a live action adventure at Kingston’s very own escape room, Improbable Escapes! An escape room game is where you are challenged to use creative and lateral thinking to solve your way out of a locked room.

19. Take Back the Mic!
8pm-10pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre on Queen St. | All Ages | FREE Admission
Welcome back Kym Nacita to Kingston after her stunning performance last fall. Evelyna Ekoko-Kay will be opening the show.


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