This Weekend in Kingston: April 28-30, 2017

A weekly digest of What’s On in and around Kingston this weekend including fun activities, live music, theatre & performing arts …

Wow! April just flew right by! We’ve finally made it to the end of another exam season, and now we can’t wait for summer! Here’s a look at some of the events happening THIS weekend, and of course, don’t forget to check out what’s right around the corner in our May Events calendar, featuring over 160 events already!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Drop and Shop: Indoor Yard Sale @ MacBrown Hall – Come support the Kingston Derby Girls! Bring your wallet and a shopping list to this neighbourhood Garage Sale.

1:30pm-4:30pm – Conversations Across Differences – An afternoon of practical skill-building workshops intended to support concerned citizens and seasoned activists alike when engaging in adventurous dialogue.

2PM – Opening: Dong-Kyoon Nam and Lise Melhorn-Boe – As always, admission is free and all are welcome! In ‘Recycled Sensations,’ Nam constructs complex structures with material drawn from outmoded or disposable electrical appliances, drawing attention to the ephemeral nature of today’s digital…

7pm – Down Syndrome By The Dozen – Tickets are selling fast for this final performance of a play written by local playwright about what it’s like living with Down’s Syndrome.

7pm – Closing Reception: BFA Grad Exhibition – //Forward: is an art exhibition displaying work by the graduating Queen’s Fine Art students of 2017. The students have been creating work all year for this event and wish to share their thesis work with the Queen’s and Kingston communities.

7pm – Darrell Bryan & Guests in Concert – Join Darrell Bryan and special guests as he presents an evening of music. From pop to jazz, broadway to opera, Bryan presents both familiar and new material with a heartfelt musicality that draws you into the music.

7pm – Kingston Girl Talk – Sheila Gregoire is the author of eight books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex and 31 Days to Great Sex.

7:30pm – Death of a Salesman @ Domino Theatre – The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness.

7:30pm – Kingston Symphony: Best of the Big Bands @ Grand Theatre – Noted jazz artist and Queen’s University faculty member Greg Runions and his band join the Kingston Symphony to jump and jive with toe-tapping renditions of the very best music from the Big Band Era.

9pm-1am – Alex Leggett // Figure Walking – If you like The Tragically Hip, don’t miss Figure Walking’s debut at The Mansion (19+), before they go on tour in Europe this summer! Featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter with phenomenal guitar skills Alex Leggett.

10pm-2am – The Rotted Roots Ramblers with Doghouse Rose at The Toucan (19+)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Drop and Shop: Indoor Yard Sale @ MacBrown Hall

9am-2pm – Memorial Centre Farmers Market – 100% producer-run. All products are grown and produced in the Kingston foodshed – within about 100km of the market. The MCFM aims to expand the market share of sustainably-produced food in Kingston. This market will get you eating and enjoying agricultural, craft and ready-to-eat products.

9:30am-10:30am – Sunday Morning Calisthenics FREE at lululemon – Over the month of April, Greg Moss and Jacob Johns from The Iron King Ltd. will be running a introduction to calisthenics. Calisthenics is the use of body weight movements and gravity resistance to achieve fitness and improved control of your body.

NOTE: Juvenis Festival (Youth Arts Festival) workshops are free for anyone ages 13-30.

11am-1pm – Juvenis Festival Musical Side of Musicals Workshop – This workshop will examine the roles and training needed to be a musical theatre composer, musical director and indeed singer/actor by tracing the evolution of a show tune from conception to presentation. How does one create a show tune?

11am-1pm – Juvenis Festival – Event Photography Masterclass Workshop

1pm-2:30pm – The Juvenis Festival – Contemporary Dance Workshop

1pm-4pm – The Juvenis Festival – Site Specific Staging Workshop

3:30pm-5pm – Essential Oil 101 @ Simply Well – The toxins in what we breathe, eat and use on our bodies place a load on our brain, nervous system, and immune system. The effects spill over into all areas of the body and can cause immune disorders, mood issues (stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD), allergies, asthma and more.

4pm-5pm – St. George’s Cathedral Choral Evensong – The St. George’s Cathedral Evensong Choir, directed by Michael Capon, will sing a service of Choral Evensong in honour of St. George on Sunday April 30 at the special time of 4pm. The choir will sing music by John Mundy, C.V. Stanford, and John Sanders.

4pm-5:30pm – FREE Yoga & Goal Setting Workshop – Join Tessa of Moksha Yoga Kingston for a gentle flow class intended to awaken your creative potential. This class will dovetail into a personal and professional goal setting session with Laura from lululemon.

7pm – Film Screening: To the Ends of the Earth – “To the Ends of the Earth” follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era.

7pm – Land and Freed0m May Day Movie Screening – In honour of May Day, join us for a free screening of Land & Freedom. Land & Freedom is a 1995 film directed by Ken Loach and written by Jim Allen. The film narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who decides to fight…

8pm-12am – The Brooklyn TRIVIA (19+)