28+ Events This Week in Kingston!

Discover arts, academics and social events at Queen’s University and downtown Kingston! This week features free public lectures, free beer samplings, live music for every taste – ska, punk, country, rock, symphony… a live staged reading of “The Princess Bride,” a chance to win $1000, a multi-faith discussion, a play about Down Syndrome, a young professionals networking night, a city council meeting, a female entrepreneurship showcase, an antiques appraisal, a vinyl records show and so much more!

“Bring Your Thing” Adult Show-and-Tell at Kingston Seniors’ Centre

Tuesday, April 18 @ 10am-12pm – This free event invites you to bring any object you believe relates to the theme “Remember When?” Discover local heritage through the stories of others, including local historian and celebrated professor John Fielding. Hosted by: Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites. RSVP 613-548-7810 / info@seniorskingston.ca. Event hashtag: #BYTKingston

FREE Lecture: “The Nature of Chemistry Publishing” at Chernoff Hall, room 117

Tuesday, April 18 @ 11:30am-12:30pm – Marshall Brennan, Associate Editor for Nature Chemistry, discusses and demystifies the academic publishing process by describing the mechanics of submission and review, and revealing what the editors at Nature Chemistry are looking for. This presentation seeks to clarify how and why a paper goes from new submission to accepted article.

April Social at Tango Nuevo

Tuesday, April 18 @ 5pm-7pm – Meet other young professionals (21-39) living and working in Kingston in a casual after-work environment. Free appetizers provided! Hosted by: Kingston Young Professionals (KYP)

“Loft Market” at Tett Centre

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7pm-9pm – The LOFT MARKET is a shopping event that showcases female entrepreneurs in Kingston. Discover a wide variety of unique items: jewellery, fashion, art, ceramics etc. and enjoy snacks, sips, and socializing! Everyone is welcome.

Mill Street Sampling at Barcadia (19+)

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7pm-10pm – Who doesn’t love free drinks? You’ll get a free sample of Mill Street with the purchase of any beverage during this special sampling event at Barcadia! Hosted by: Barcadia.

City Council Meeting at Kingston City Hall

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:30pm-11pm – Get involved in what’s happening in the City of Kingston! Members of the public are welcome, and you can find out more about what’s being discussed by going to the City’s website.

Open Mic at Musiikki Cafe (All Ages)

Tuesday, April 18 @ 8pm-11pm – Caution: Music Inside! Musicians, poets and comedians are welcome to perform up to 3 songs or 12 minutes! Two mics and a PA are provided, bring your own instruments. Sign-Up in Advance on Facebook! The list will be printed at 7pm day-of, but you can continue to sign up throughout the night if it’s not too busy. Hosted by Erika Lamon.

MOD Club at The Brooklyn (19+)

Tuesday, April 18 @ 9pm-1am – Soul. Funk. Motown. Rock’n’roll. Retro. That’s what you can expect every Tuesday when British music by DJ Emmett takes over! No cover.

Geneva House English Conversation Class

Wednesday, April 19 @ 4pm-5:30pm – Come converse with both fluent and new English speakers while working on your pronunciation as you learn idioms and colloquial phrases, often with the aid of board games and other fun activities. Hosted by: Geneva House Fellowship.

Multi-Faith Discussion: “Faith and Hope in Uncertain Times” at Duncan McArthur Hall (West Campus)

Wednesday, April 19 @ 5pm-7pm – Join the Queen’s Faculty of Education for an open dialogue with a multi-faith panel focused on the ideas of hope and faith. This free event will be followed by a question period and a reception with light refreshments. RSVP via Eventbrite​. Hosted by: Queen’s Faculty of Education.

Concert: Courage My Love & The New Electric at The Mansion (All Ages+)

Wednesday, April 19 @ 7pm-11pm – As part of FUN HOUSE FEST, an annual music series of all ages concerts, two Canadian alternative pop powerhouses will perform under one roof. Tickets are $10, available on Ticketscene and at the door. Hosted by: KPP Concerts & CFRC 101.9FM.

Down Syndrome By The Dozen at The BOX at H’art Centre

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7pm-8pm – Local playwright Jacob Ballantyne, living with Down Syndrome, brings you on “a wild ride into an alternate world, complete with animated characters, talking clocks, and an unforgettable cast of characters.” Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door. Hosted by: PeerLess Theatre in Association with H’art Centre.

KCFF Encore! FREE Films at The Screening Room

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – In celebration of Canada’s 150th, revisit your festival favourites, or see what you missed! You don’t need to worry about tickets or passes, we’ll open the doors 30 minutes before on a first come, first served basis. Hosted by: Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF).

The Princess Bride: A Live Staged Reading at Kingston Yacht Club (All Welcome)

Wednesday, April 19 @ 7pm-9pm – This beloved fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favourite book “The Princess Bride” to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything: Fencing. Fighting. Torture, Revenge, Giants, Monsters, Chases, Escapes, True love, and Miracles. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Hosted by: King’s Town Players.

Open Mic at Sir John’s Pub (19+)

Wednesday, April 19 @ 9pm-1:30am – Bring out your instruments, your singing voices, and your tastebuds for an open mic night in Sir John A. MacDonald’s old law office! Head upstairs to the expansive Great Hall. Hosted by: Patrick Hoy.

“No Wasted Opportunity” at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Thursday, April 20 @ 6:30pm-8pm – Peter Hargreave from the Ontario Waste Management Association will share his insights on the opportunities the community has in a circular economy. There will also be an opening presentation on the Kingston Climate Action Plan. Hosted by: Sustainable Kingston.

Songshare at Musiikki Cafe

Thursday, April 20 @ 7pm-9pm – Songshare is live entertainment. It is also an opportunity for catharsis, skill-building, and community participation. This weekly meetup gives songwriters, rappers, poets, and other lyricists a platform to share their original work, and grow. Hosted by: Musiikki Café and Whiskey Bar.

Awesome Kingston! Pitch Party at YGK Collective

Thursday, April 20 @ 7pm-9pm – In the interest of furthering all styles of awesome in the world, Awesome Kingston gives away $1,000 each month at a public pitch party to a local awesome idea. No strings attached. Head to the Kingston Collective, 303 Bagot Street, Suite 14 (in LaSalle Mews) to watch this month’s pitches! Hosted by: Awesome Foundation Kingston.

Georgia Straits, North by North, Paper Ladies at The Mansion (19+)

Thursday, April 20 @ 9pm-12:30am – Wanna escape the stress of ~exams~ and forget about your sorrows? Come out on 04/20 to see your darling G-Straits rock out once more! We’ll be joined by local faves PAPER LADIES and opening for the amazing North By North from Chicago! See ya there! Tickets will be available at the door.

SKA/PUNK Night at The Mansion (19+)

Friday, April 21 @ 9pm-1am – It’s the Punk Summit! 4 bands for only $10!

What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisals

Saturday, April 22 @ 10am-1:30pm – 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! Cost: $10 per item, payable at the door. Hosted by: Volunteer Committee of the Kingston Symphony Association.


Saturday, April 22 @ 11am-4pm – Vinyl is back in a big way! Don’t miss this HUGE vinyl record & collectibles sale for one day only, featuring local and regional record dealers who will be loaded up with crates of vinyl records! Admission is $3. Hosted by: Zap Records.

Old Dominion + Kira Isabella @ Rogers K-ROCK Centre (All Ages)

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:30pm – Old Dominion have emerged as one of the hottest bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics with an infectious sound. The band released their PLATINUM two-week No.1 hit “Break Up With Him” and RIAA certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which is in the Top 10 and climbing. Tickets are $49.50. Hosted by: Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Folk n’ Good Times at The Mansion (19+)

Saturday, April 22 @ 9pm-12am – Join Ali McCormick, The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band and Yan-Nick Michaud for some Folk n’ Good Times down at the Mansion this Saturday night! This show is in the Living Room, up the stairs on your left!

Blushing Brides at BLU Martini (19+)

Saturday, April 22 @ 9pm-1am – The world’s most dangerous tribute to the Rolling Stones performs Saturday night at BLU Martini!

Deepfreqs at The Mansion Wine Cellar (19+)

Saturday, April 22 @ 10pm-2am – Party like its 1999 with the best in disco, deep house and big room classics spun by local DJs Jay Bradley Charles Horvath & Shane Charron! Take the stairs down to the Wine Cellar. Tickets are $10 at the door. Music starts at 10pm!

Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market Pancake Breakfast!

Sunday, April 23 @ 10am-2pm – Support the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market at a Community Pancake Breakfast this Sunday! Homemade batter featuring ingredients and recipes from Haanoverview Farms, Woodnettle Farms, Winding Path Organic Farm, and Hannah’s Maple Syrup! Adults $7 includes 2 pancakes & 2 sausages, kids $3.50 includes 1 pancake & 1 sausage.

Kingston Symphony: Dvorak Festival at The Isabel

Sunday, April 23 @ 2:30pm – Kingston Symphony’s explosive Masterworks Series finale focuses on the mature works of Antonin Dvorak. From the majesty of his song-filled ode to Czech folk music in his delightful Symphony No. 8 to the raw power and emotional depth of his New World Symphony, experience these monumental works back to back in an extraordinary showcase of your Kingston Symphony! Single tickets range in price from $10 to $50

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