Kingston’s Best Patios

This week is the perfect time to start exploring downtown Kingston’s many bars and restaurants. But how do you know which ones to go to? Where do you even start? Here’s a shortlist of places you’ve got to try when your friends are all, “Let’s go drink outside!”

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

1. The Mansion  

506 Princess Street  |  Weekdays 11 AM-2 AM. Weekends 10 AM-2 AM.

Featuring fresh, local ingredients, this sports pub/live music venue close to Queen’s has such friendly staff and such stellar weekend specials, like $4 Caesars & Screwdrivers and $6 breakfast every Saturday & Sunday, that you’ll quickly find yourself feeling at home here. Bet you didn’t know they have a beach volleyball court in the back! They’ve also got an HD TV on the patio, so you can watch the Jays game in the shade while enjoying one of their legendary Schooners of beer. View Website.

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2. Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill 

330 King St E  |  Daily 11 AM–midnight. Weekends until 2 AM

Jack Astor’s large rooftop patio offers stunning views of City Hall, the water, and beyond to Wolfe Island. Friendly servers with a knack for humour make this a popular destination for young professionals. On sunny days, the patio often gets busy – something to keep in mind if you’re short on time. View Website.

“Internationally Inspired Patios”

3. Tango Nuevo Tapas & Wine Bar  🇪🇸 🇹🇷

331 King St E   |  Mon.-Wed. 3 PM-11 PM; Thu. 3 PM-midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11:30 AM-midnight; Sun. 11:30 AM-11 PM.

Embracing the Spanish tradition of “tapas” or small plates, Tango Nuevo serves a wide variety of cold and hot tapas great for sharing, complemented by carefully selected Canadian & Prince Edward County local wines. Perfect for those that love excellent food and exceptional wine. View Website.

4. Le Chien Noir 🇫🇷

69 Brock St  |  Daily ~11:30 AM–9:30 PM, until 10 PM on weekends.

This French bistro is known for its classic French cuisine and modern “Farm to Table” local food served in an upbeat, comfortable atmosphere. Their stunning courtyard terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy one of 10 beers on tap, 20 Wines by the glass, Micro-Brews or a seasonal cocktail. A great place for an afternoon meeting, since from 3:00 PM–5:00 PM drinks are $5 and appetizers are 50% off. View Website.

5. Amadeus Café 🇩🇪 🇦🇹

170 Princess St  |  Daily 11:00 AM–9:30 PM. Weekends until 10:00 PM. Closed Sunday.

Authentic German and Austrian cuisine served in the “biergarten” patio at Amadeus will have you believing you’re at an outdoor café in Europe. Delicious schnitzel and succulent sausage prepared from age-old family recipes, are complemented by one of the best beer selections in the city. View Website.

6. Olivea Restaurant 🇮🇹

39 Brock St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–4:30 PM & 5 PM–9 PM.

A little taste of Italy in historic downtown Kingston! Olivea has a fun, urban atmosphere and open concept style. Their patio looks out over Market Square — a perfect spot for eating, drinking and people-watching! View Website.

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Courtyard Classics

7. Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar

68R Princess St (entrance in Rocheleau’s Court, the alleyway beside The Toucan) |  Daily from 11:30 AM. Sunday from 10:00 AM

Located just off Princess Street in a majestic courtyard, Chez Piggy offers a dining experience that blends grace and gusto, taste and imagination – a prime destination for Kingston’s food lovers. View Website.

8. Kingston Brewing Company   

34 Clarence St  |   Daily 11:00 AM–2:00 AM

The Kingston Brewing Company is Ontario’s oldest brew pub with a hearty menu and a wide selection of craft beers. A covered courtyard patio in the back, a street-front patio, as well as a banquet room upstairs (known as the Dragon’s Lair), make this pub a must-visit for folks that love craft beer. View Website.

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9. Musiikki Café and Whiskey Bar

73 Brock St |  Open Daily noon-2:00 AM

This quaint café is one of Kingston’s best kept secrets – just wait until you see their courtyard. Twinkly lights in a beautiful magnolia tree surrounded by beautiful limestone and brick, live music nightly from 8pm-11pm and a relaxed vibe combine to make Musiikki a secluded paradise and must-see venue for fans of live indie music. View Website.

10. Pan Chancho Bakery & Café   

44 Princess St  |  Daily 7:00 AM–4:00 PM

Pan Chancho is known throughout the city for their fresh, artisan breads baked daily. The full service café and backyard patio serve scrumptious brunch options. Wednesday evenings in the summer, the patio is transformed into a Big Band live music venue. View Website.

11. Woodenheads Gourmet Pizza  

192 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30AM–12:00AM

This trendy gourmet pizza restaurant is a Kingston favourite. Delectable dishes, delicious wine pairings, and decadent desserts. Fantastic service on the street side patio, or try the hidden courtyard patio – beautiful during the day or evening. Definitely call ahead, because they’re usually full! View Website.

12. Lone Star Texas Grill   

251 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM. Weekends until 11:00 PM

Lone Star Texas Grill is famous for their award-winning fajitas, ribs, mesquite-grilled steaks and authentic Tex-Mex. Their large outdoor patio – known as “Margaritaville” – is an experience you have to try at least once. View Website.

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Sidewalk Splendour

13. The Grizzly Grill   

395 Princess St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–2:00 AM

True Canadian fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Menu features a wonderful selection of appetizers, grilled meats & seafood, complemented by an array of garden fresh salads, pasta dishes, gourmet wood-fired pizzas featuring Seed to Sausage meats, calzones, flatbreads & classic comfort food. Plus, they have pool tables upstairs! View Website.

14. Harper’s Burger Bar   

93 Princess St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–9:00 PM. Weekends until 10:00 PM

Kingston’s local burger joint, recently featured on an episode of Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!” Menu features handcrafted chicken, turkey, veggie and wild salmon burgers, hot & crispy hand cut fries and cool & crunchy salads. Try one of their premium shakes and watch the world go by from their sunny sidewalk patio. View Website.

15. Red House   

369 King St E  |  Daily 11:30 AM–2:00 AM.

Reclaimed wood, limestone walls, and a cozy atmosphere are what you’ll find behind the signature red door at Red House. The bar inside picks up as the sun goes down, and their street side patio offers blankets to patrons on cooler summer evenings. They also have a location in Kingston’s West End. View Website.

16. Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse   

195 Ontario St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Dianne’s combines a classic East Coast kitchen with the flavours of Mexico. Think fish n’ chips, lobster rolls and chowder along with guacamole, tacos & ceviche. From the bar there are craft beers and local wines along with the city’s largest tequila & bourbon collection. Enjoy a street side patio overlooking the harbour. View Website.

17. Atomica Gourmet Pizza & Wine Bar   

71 Brock St  |  Daily 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Fresh Italian food & contemporary cocktails. Relax on the sunny sidewalk patio with a glass of wine or a cocktail from the city’s most creative drink list. Specialties include: a “build your own” antipasto board, pizza, salads, pasta, panini, entrées and delectable desserts. View Website.

18. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar   

300 King St E  |  Daily 4:00 PM–11:00 PM

Quality, comfort and value. The Keg’s menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish, the freshest of salads, irresistible desserts and an outstanding wine list. The covered patio and knowledgeable servers make this restaurant a great go-to meeting destination. View Website.

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19. Milestone’s Grill + Bar  

27 Princess St  |  Daily 11:00 AM–11:00 PM. Weekends until 1:00 AM

Stylish, inviting and welcoming for all occasions. Milestone’s is a popular restaurant for socials among colleagues and clients alike. Ask to be seated on the spacious patio or in the dining room. View Website.

What’s your favourite patio in Kingston, and why?


Kingston Pools & Beaches

When you can’t take the heat, it’s high time to find a nearby swimming pool – and luckily, the City of Kingston has many pools and beaches for your enjoyment! Mark your calendars for a pool party or a beach day with friends! It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful Kingston summers!

When you can’t take the heat, it’s high time to find a nearby swimming pool – and luckily, the City of Kingston has many pools and beaches for your enjoyment! Mark your calendars for a pool party or a beach day with friends! It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful Kingston summers!

Indoor Pools

Outdoor Pools

  • Tomlinson Aqua Park, 303 York St. at Kingston Memorial Centre
  • Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association, 792 Henderson Blvd

Unsupervised Beaches

  • Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island
  • Breakwater Park, 200 King St. W.
  • Grass Creek Park, 2991 Hwy 2
  • Lake Ontario Park, 920 King St. West
  • Richardson Beach, 1 King St. East at Emily St.
  • Rotary Park, 1280 Cloverdale Dr.

Splash pads

  • Bert Meunier Park, 739 Augusta Dr.
  • City Park, 33 Bagot St.
  • Lake Ontario Park, 920 King St W.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York St.
  • Ronald Lavallee Park Splash Pad, 53 Fourth Ave.
  • Shannon Park, 199 Wilson St. at Weller Ave.

Wading Pools

  • McBurney Park, 176 Ordnance St.
  • Victoria Park, 487 Brock St.

Source: Recreation and Leisure Services | One of the departments helping Kingston play

25 Things to Do This Summer in Kingston

The ultimate guide to what’s on in Kingston this summer. How many will you cross off?

✓ 1. Get locked up at the Kingston Penitentiary Tours

2. Visit the Agnes Etherington Art Centre!

3. Try Stand Up Paddleboarding or Kayaking!

4. Watch a movie at the digital Drive-In Movie Theatre (they show current movies!)

5. Go to the beach! Grass Creek Park in the East End or Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area on Wolfe Island

+ Jump off the Gord Edgar Downie Pier (if you’re brave enough!)

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6. Go for a nature walk at Lemoine Point Conservation Area in the West End, along the K&P Trail or Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area north of the 401

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7. Play Beach Volleyball with friends at The Mansion

✓ 8. Try an escape room game at Improbable Escapes

9. Put down Netflix and go to a live theatre show during FoldA Festival of Live Digital Art (June 12-15), The Kick & Push Festival (July 18-Aug. 11), or Storefront Fringe Festival (July 19-27)

10. Go to one of the many FREE events during Skeleton Park Arts Festival on June 19-23!

✓ 11. Bring your lawn chair downtown to watch Movies in the Square on Thursdays at dusk!

Movies in the Square 2019 Lineup

12. Make it over to Fort Henry for one of their Wednesday night Sunset Ceremonies

13. Wake up early and go to Sunday Morning Yoga at Battery Park!

14. Take the FREE ferry to Wolfe Island for lunch 7 days a week at the Wolfe Island Grill, ice cream at Café Tenango, or cinnamon buns from the Wolfe Island Bakery!

15. Go to a Saturday morning Local Chef Cooking Demo at Springer Market Square!

16. Try out Axe Throwing!

17. Go rock climbing at the Boiler Room Climbing Gym and try to make it to the top of the Chimney!

18. Eat local at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market on Sundays 9am-2pm and try FREE Tai Chi at 11:15am!

19. Experience “a mid-day musical interlude” at St. George’s Cathedral at lunchtime on Thursdays 12:15pm-12:50pm – pay what you can!

20. Visit a museum!

21. Go on a cruise of the Thousand Islands

22. Take a Pottery class at Amaranth Stoneware in the West End, or Clay with Linda near downtown!

23. Sign-up for a Thursday night Paddle and Pint kayaking lesson

24. Sign-up to Volunteer for a local organization or event!

✓ 25. Catch the Kingston Buskers Festival in action July 4-7!

YGK Craft Beer Fest & Other Events – June 6-9, 2019

Did you know that we add new events daily to this calendar? Stop missing out! Bookmark us to always find out what’s happening in Kingston!

7:30-9:30am: Sustainable Kingston is hosting a roll-in breakfast at Market Square! If you’re biking to work as part of Commuter Challenge, stop by for some goodies!

12:15-12:50pm: St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts begin with a performance by the SHHH!! Ensemble (Percussionist Zac Pulak and Pianist Edana Higham) visiting from Ottawa. Admission is free, with a freewill offering collected. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston. Join us for a mid-day musical interlude!

2-4pm: Meet the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing at City Hall during an open house to find out more about the project, its progress and the plan moving forward. Get a better understanding of the housing situation in Kingston and learn what the City is currently doing to address it.

4pm-6pm: Adults are welcome to drop-in for art and wellness in the Studio at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Free event, materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary.

5:30pm-8pm: Join the Artists of the Tett Centre’s Creativity Studio for an engaging and entertaining experience in the arts. This month featuring an artist talk by Michelle Reid – alongside art demos. Enjoy snacks and beverages as you peruse our studios and mingle with the artists and fellow art lovers. Admission is by donation.

6pm-8pm: For those who have some paddling experience and are looking for company, Paddle & Pint is a 2-hour exploration of Kingston’s inner harbour by Kayak, followed by a visit to one of our favorite downtown pubs! Tickets are $40/person + hst, includes kayak, equipment and Trailhead Guide. Limited spots available. Register online or at the Trailhead store on Princess.

7:30pm: “One of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years.” Vanya & Sonja & Masha & Spike is on now at the Domino Theatre. Tickets are $20/person and available online, through the Grand Theatre box office, or at the door. Limited seats available.

8pm: Far from being just another cover band, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Adult tickets $65.41 plus HST and handling fee; Children (12 & under) $35.25 plus HST and handling fee. Buy tickets here!

8pm-11pm: All ages live music featuring folk singer-songwriters from here and from out-of-town, at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar. Admission is pay what you can or suggested to buy a drink (can be non-alcoholic). Schedule of musicians can be found here.

4-7pm: Summer Ritual @ Clark Hall Pub (19+) – must have Queen’s ID

7pm: Ensemble Dedalus (France) plays the music of Eliane Radigue:one of Europe’s preeminent contemporary chamber orchestras based in France, is touring Canada playing the music of composer Eliane Radigue. This Friday at The Isabel’s Rehearsal Hall, the program “Dedalus” will present three recent works. Radigue’s music is deeply absorbing, meditative, and rooted in her practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Read about her and her work here: Tickets are $10 at the door or Pay What You Can.

7:30pm: “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” @ Domino Theatre

7:30pm-9:30pm: A Mystical Musical Extravaganza @ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Earl & Victoria St) – experience a myriad of musical medleys performed by an eclectic group of local students and alumni. Featuring works from Vivaldi to Gershwin and Rossini to ABBA, it’s sure to be an exciting evening. Admission – 10$

8pm: June Choirs Festival (Canada & The Netherlands) @ St. George’s Cathedral – Libertas Male Choir visiting from Toronto, combined with the “Groot Mannenkoor Nederland” from the Netherlands, totaling 120 singers. Tickets cost $20 at the door. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston.

8pm: Concert: Hot Knives // Tidecaller // Spencer Freeman @ The Mansion (19+) – high-energy punk to celebrate the start of summer! Tidecaller is on deck as well for their sophomore show, bringing a dash of prog rock/metal to the festivities. only $5 for an advance ticket or $10 at the door.

8pm-11pm: Live Music at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar – by donation, all ages/19+

8:30pm: Queer Karaoke @ Wolfe Island – Join for a night of Queer Karaoke on Wolfe Island! This edition will be a special fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Softball League. Meet and mingle with LGBTQ+ community members, sing and chat at the Wolfe Island Pub and Pizzeria (W.I.P.P.). Take the 8pm ferry from Kingston.

9pm: NBA Finals Live Broadcast @ Market Square

9pm: An Evening of Magic with David Johnson @ Donald Gordon Conference Centre – insightful comedy and unbelievable mysteries into each program, David Johnson blends the art of Magic with the study of psychology and human nature, with a disarming and charming sense of humour the results are truly nothing less than pure astonishment & wonder!

10pm-2am: Live music @ The Toucan (19+) – no cover.

10pm-2am: Live music @ The Merchant Tap House (19+) – no cover.

8:30am – Cannonball Crush @ Fort Henry – Kingston’s most unique obstacle course where novice to advanced competitors rise to the challenge and CRUSH IT! Register your team at

10am-4pm – JavaScript for Beginners – The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to JavaScript workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. Tickets are $55 and include a catered lunch.

10:30am-12pm – World Knit in Public Day @ Skeleton Park

12pm-8pm – YGK Craft Beer Fest @ Fort Henry – over 25 confirmed breweries, ciders, spirits + live entertainment by The Elwins, Lost Cousins, The Wilderness, Phantom Atlantic, Grace 2 + food vendors: Mio Gelato, FryWay 33, Jambel, Glocca Morra Farms & Studio + Artisans.’

2pm-4pm – FREE Art Show: “Message From Nature”

4pm-6pm – FREE Saturday Matinee @ RCHA Club – Join Boag, the Braveyard Whips and special guests for an afternoon of great covers and fantastic musicianship. You never know who might show up!

7:30pm – “Vanya & Sonja & Masha & Spike” award-winning comedy @ Domino Theatre

8pm-11pm – Concert: Holy Wow @ Musiikki (all ages/19+)

8pm-10:30pm – Live Music: Abby Stewart, country (all ages) @ The Embassy Live Music Cafe

9pm – Concert: Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs @ The Mansion (19+) – $12 in advance. Legendary rockers who have performed with The Sheepdogs and The Trews.

9pm-1am – KARAOKE Night / Beers for Queers (19+) @ Monte’s in Tir nan Og

9pm-11pm – Queen’s Observatory Open House @ Ellis Hall – free and open to all ages! Come out to learn about space from an astronomer, then see it for yourself through a 14″ telescope! This month’s speaker is Connor Stone, a PhD student at Queen’s University (and observatory coordinator). His talk, titled: “Where does it all come from?” discusses the origin of all things!

10pm-2am – LIVE BAND @ The Merchant Tap House (19+) – FREE cover. Poker Nite is a Rockin’ party band that plays classics from bands like The Hip, The Glorious Sons, The Black Crows, Beastie Boys, and more!

10pm-2am – LIVE BAND @ The Toucan (19+) – FREE cover

8am-4pm – Antiques Market @ Springer Market Square

9am-2pm – Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. FREE Yoga at 9:30am and FREE Tai Chi at 11:15am!

1pm-3pm – FREE Sew Sunday @ Open Studios – Pop by the studio and use our cutting table, machines and serger all for free! Connect with other local sewists, see whats new in store and come out and get sewcial!

1pm-3pm – FREE Plein Air Meetup @ CFB Kingston Yacht Club – a relaxing, stress-free afternoon of painting and sketching on-site. Enjoy beautiful beach, lake, and forest views to reference on site, plus there is a park! FREE – bring your own art supplies, snacks and gear

1:30pm-4pm – Art Workshop: “The Politics & Poetics of Animated Collage” – Participants will create short 2D, mixed-media stop-motion animation using the format of the PSA that address topics of personal and political concern. $10 – all materials provided.

2pm-4pm – FREE Art Show: “Message From Nature” @ H’art Centre

2pm-3:30pm – Inside Agnes – Insider art talks, musical performances and tea in the historic Etherington House at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.

3pm-5pm – Local jazz singer, Selina Chiarelli, and flautist Caroline Kwok, host “The Firebird Sessions” – a place for local female jazz musicians to showcase their unique voices in a pared-down, jazz format

3pm-4:30pm – Run + Yoga – Looking to stretch out those running muscles? Or looking to get your heart rate going before landing on your yoga mat? This special event is just for you! We’ll start with a guided 5km run, followed by a 45-minute yoga practice specially designed to lengthen and loosen running muscles. Pre-registration is required.

6pm-8pm – FREE Outdoor Swing Dancing – Swing is an energetic partner dance set to jazz in the style of the 30’s and 40’s. Arrive at 6 pm sharp at the gazebo in MacDonald Park for a quick introductory lesson to get you dancin’ as quickly as possible.

8pm-11pm – Live music at Musiikki Cafe (all ages/19+)

Movies in the Square 2019 Lineup

All movies are free – get there early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy!

An eclectic lineup of classic movies will be projected on an inflatable screen in Springer Market Square on Thursday evenings.

Movies will begin after dusk, usually after 9pm for the June and July showings and closer to 8pm at we get closer to the end of August.

Thursday, June 20: Back to the Future (1985)

“Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.”

Stars: Michael J. FoxChristopher LloydLea Thompson

PG | 1h 56min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Thursday, June 27: Wayne’s World (1992)

“Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.”

Stars: Mike MyersDana CarveyRob Lowe

PG-13 | 1h 34min | Comedy, Music

Thursday, July 11: Top Gun (1986)

“As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.”

Stars: Tom CruiseTim RobbinsKelly McGillis 

PG | 1h 50min | Action, Drama

Thursday, July 18: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

“Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.”

Stars:  Lily JamesAmanda SeyfriedMeryl Streep

PG-13 | 1h 54min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Thursday, July 25: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

“A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.”

Stars:  Bob HoskinsChristopher LloydJoanna Cassidy

PG | 1h 44min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Thursday, Aug. 1: La La Land (2016)

“While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.”

Stars: Ryan GoslingEmma StoneRosemarie DeWitt

PG-13 | 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Thursday, Aug. 8: Incredibles 2 (2018)

“The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.”

Stars: Craig T. NelsonHolly HunterSarah Vowell

PG | 1h 58min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Thursday, Aug. 15: Beauty & the Beast (2017)

“A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.”

Stars:  Emma WatsonDan StevensLuke Evans

PG | 2h 9min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

Thursday, Aug. 22: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2005)

“Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.”

Stars:  Tilda SwintonGeorgie HenleyWilliam Moseley

PG | 2h 23min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Thursday, Aug. 29: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

“An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.”

Stars:  Daniel RadcliffeRupert GrintEmma Watson

PG | 2h 41min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Thursday, Sept. 5: FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

“The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.”

Stars: Samantha MathisChristian SlaterRobin Williams

G | 1h 16min | Animation, Adventure, Family

2019 Movies in the Square Line-up @ Downtown Kingston

Thursday, June 20 Back to the Future
Thursday, June 27 Wayne’s World
Note: No movie on Thursday, July 4 because it’s Buskers Rendezvous!
Thursday, July 11 Top Gun
Thursday, July 18 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Thursday, July 25 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Thursday, Aug. 1 La La Land
Thursday, Aug. 8 Incredibles 2
Thursday, Aug. 15 Beauty & the Beast (2017)
Thursday, Aug. 22 Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Thursday, Aug. 29 Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
Thursday, Sept. 5 Ferngully

Additional information

  • Popcorn, drinks and gelato will be available for sale on movie nights.
  • Find your place on a ‘first come, first served’ basis – we encourage low back chairs to allow for a good view for all.
  • In the event of a rain-out, please check on social media or on 98.3 FLY FM or Pure Country 98.9FM.

Sponsored by: Presenting Sponsor TD, City of Kingston, Trillium College, Gabriel Pizza and Mio Gelato. 
Our Media sponsor is Bell Media: FLY FM and Pure Country 99.

Movies in the Square is produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA, an association comprised of, and funded by, 700+ downtown businesses and property owners. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.

15 Best Kingston Events in June 2019

There are 200+ one-time-only events in Kingston, Ontario this June! Here’s our Top 15 festivals to check out in the limestone city!

Kingston’s Summer Music Festivals Guide | Visit Kingston

“While Kingston is arguably the best city in Canada for live music year-round, in the summertime, Kingston plays host to a multitude of world-class live music festivals that draw people from across the province – and even across the border – out to celebrate the season.

From jazz and blues to buskers and beer, if you’re into live music, summer in Kingston is the perfect time to catch some of the best music festivals and live performances in Canada.”

Continue reading on Visit Kingston | Fresh Made Daily…

16 Things to Do this Weekend in Kingston: May 24-26

Try going to at least one new event this weekend – there’s lots to choose from! Here’s a few events we think you’ll like!

Planning to go out with a group? Queen’s Convocation just started so restaurants will be busy with students’ families & friends – definitely call ahead to book a reservation!

7pm-10pm: Art After Dark – Go for the art, stay for the food & socializing! Download the map and plan your route through boutiques, alleyways and storefronts downtown and enter for the chance to win $500 towards purchase of an original artwork! FREE event!

11pm-late: Spring DISCO Dance Party – “Dress to impress” and “get ready to get down” at Chez Piggy after hours with DJ LK spinning vinyl and Velvet Jones serving cocktails at drinks until late. FREE cover! 19+ event.

8pm-11pm: Folksy Canadiana concert – For a laid-back evening, check out two folk/Americana performances by two singer-songwriters with outstanding vocal ranges, live at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar on Brock Street. Admission is pay-what-you-can, but recommend you buy a drink first. All ages event.

10:30pm-2am: Goldwing + Sweet Talk Jackie concert – Two local rock bands perform back-to-back at The Toucan from 10pm until close. FREE Cover. 19+ event.

10am-4pm: Music Lovers’ House Tour – If you’re passionate about interior design and architecture, spend your morning or afternoon on this one-day-only walking tour of the most interesting, well-designed, eclectic, spectacular homes of Kingston. Passes $40/person and includes a light lunch.

10am-6pm: 20th anniversary of Kingston Gaming Nexus – Lots of games, giveaways, raffle, face-painting & fun. Great time to visit if you’ve never been! FREE event.

12pm: WordPress Basics Workshop – Coding is a skill anyone can learn, if given the opportunity. Learn how to get started on making your own website. FREE event.

2-4pm: Hot Chocolate Charity ConcertCome listen to live music, enjoy a free hot chocolate, and help raise funds for the Kingston Community House! Admission by donation ($10 suggested). Schedule: 2:15 – Sapph Decaf; 2:30 – Tyson Sullivan; 2:45 – Rogan Gowan-Day; 3:00 – intermission; 3:15 – John Rose; 3:30 – Eric Stark; 3:45 – Jon McLurg.

2-5pm: Celebrate Drone Day 2019 with musical performances at Something Else Records! Local Urchins, Paul Clifford and Matt Rogalsky, will be performing live drones, whatever that means. FREE event.

9pm: The Big Phat Horn Band in concertEpic 10-piece band with special guests. The RCHA Club is open to the public at 193 Ontario Street, adjacent to the Tourist Bureau. Look for the blue awning outside our heritage building and take the elevator to the third floor. Tickets $15/person at the door. 19+ event.

9am-2pm: Memorial Centre Farmers MarketWhere the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Hot foods, live music, family activities, free parking, dog-friendly. 10am Yoga; 11:15am Tai Chi. Bring a mat & dress for the weather. FREE event.

1pm: Homelessness, Film Screening & Discussion – Hosted by KFPL, discussing the role of the public library. Schedule: 1pm film starts at The Screening Room; 3pm discussion starts. (Also happening Monday, May 27 at 1pm/3pm).

1:30-4pm: Visioning, Collage & Collaborative Songwriting at the Agnes – In this playful artist-led workshop, participants will create a collage representing a chapter in their life, then randomly select and write songs inspired by the stories that emerge. No musical experience necessary. $10/person.

3-5pm: Firebird Sessions at MusiikkiShowcasing local female jazz musicians in a pared-down format, every Sunday afternoon. Schedule: open with the house combo, then feature a different female performer each week, finishing with an open jam session. Admission by donation/buy a drink first.

6-8pm: FREE Outdoor Swing DancingSwing is an energetic partner dance set to jazz in the style of the 30’s and 40’s. Beginners welcome! Come solo or with a friend. Meet in the gazebo in MacDonald Park at 6pm sharp.

7pm-10:20pm: “Broadening the Conversation on Psychedelics” Film Screening & Discussion Psychedelics are becoming increasingly less taboo and more in the mainstream. Join the Kingston Psychedelic Society at The Screening Room for a short talk and a film.

Looking ahead to next week…

Events Calendar for week of May 26-June 1, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario
Events Calendar for week of May 26-June 1, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario. Source:

33+ Things to Do in Kingston for the Victoria Day Long Weekend 2019

Everything you need to know about events in Kingston for the Victoria Day long weekend, including where to find fireworks, live music and all ages events!

With almost 3 dozen events in 4 days, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest!

Highlights of the weekend:


  • From electric-jazz, funk, soul, folk, metal and more – Kingston’s live music scene has packed your long weekend with NIGHTLY SHOWS!
  • Museums are now open! Go back in time and interact with local history at Fort Henry or the Pump House!
  • Get active with a Glow in the Dark Bike Ride on Friday or Climb By Donation on Sunday afternoon!
  • Watch the fireworks light up the sky this Thursday at RMC and also Sunday at Lake Ontario Park!




7PM-10PM – Live Jazz Piano @ RCHA Club (19+) – no cover & open to the public


7PM – Sunset Ceremony with Fireworks @ RMC – free, family-friendly


7PM – Awesome Kingston Pitch Party @ The Sanctuary – free


8PM-11PM – Singer-songwriter @ Musiikki Cafe – by donation, all ages


9PM-1AM – Electric-Jazz Trio + 7-piece Soul band @ The Mansion (19+) – $15 advanced, $20 door ($10 with student ID)


10:30PM-2AM – STAGE RAGE @ Stages Nightclub (19+) – $2.25 drinks until midnight



10AM-2PM Climate Strike at Kingston City Hall – All welcome. Bring your signs and your ideas.


5PM-8PM LGBTQ Softball Registration @ The Grad Club – drop-in.


7:30PM-10PM Glow in the Dark Bike Ride – Leisurely glow-in-the-dark bike ride around downtown – join in anywhere along the route! RSVP & invite friends!


8:30PM-11PM Nolan Hubbard + Cinzia & the Eclipse (Soul/Folk) @ The Mansion (19+) – $5 at the door.


8PM-11PM Saffron A + Wax Mannequin @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – singer-songwriter that plays the octave mandolin and mandocello. Admission by donation to band/buy a drink.


9PM-11:30PM 7-piece Blues Band @ RCHA Club (19+) – Tickets $10 cash & open to the public, hosted by Kingston Blues Society.


10PM-2AM Lotus Shaker @ The Merchant (19+) – free cover. Singer’s voice is like Amy Winehouse and Adele combined! Performing classic rock & metal covers.



9AM-3PM Lemoine Point Native Plant Sale – *located in the West End.


9:45AM-5PM Opening Weekend at Fort Henry – Bring on the boom!


10AM-5PM FREE Admission @ Pump House Museum – learn about trains & the history of Kingston!


1PM-3PM DDay75 – Journey across Canada @ VIA Rail Kingston – Combat boots—a symbol of the Canadians who left their hometowns to travel to Halifax before going overseas to serve—will be placed on the train in Kingston.


3PM-6:15PM The Brewer’s Folly @ Spearhead Brewery – Co-hosted by Sherlock’s Escapes. $25 includes 45-min brewery tour.


8:30PM-10:30PM Live music cafe fundraiser for the homeless @ The Embassy (all ages) – Tickets are $5 and include a tea/coffee.


9PM-11:30PM British Invasion @ RCHA Club (19+) Live band playing all your favourites: Beatles, Kinks, Stones. Tickets $10, open to the public.


9PM Beers for Queers Open Mic @ Monte’s (19+) – Social event for LGBT community and allies, in the Monte’s room of the Tir Nan Og. Free.


9:30PM-1AM Punk rock/metal show @ The Mansion (19+) – $5 or pay what you can at the door.



9AM-2PM Memorial Centre Farmers’ MarketWhere the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Everything produced within 100km of Kingston. Hot foods, live music & arts activities!


12PM-6PM Climb by donation @ Kingston Bouldering Co-op – Raising money for “Climb Malawi” – a group started by a Canadian working in Malawi, Africa, to help them build an inclusive climbing facility.


1PM-9:30PM Victoria Day City Celebrations @ Lake Ontario Park – Live music by the water, fun & games for all ages – interactive shows, immersive puzzles, exciting inflatables, mini paddle boats, and an explosive AC/DC tribute. Free admission! Limited parking – take public transit if you can!


2PM-3:30PM Sharon & Bram Farewell Tour – See the “Skinnamarink” children’s entertainers live on stage for the very last time! Tickets: $38-$50 – buy online!


3PM-5PM LIVE Country Music @ The Mansion (all ages)The Honkey Tonk Heroes (Clem Chesterfield, Luther Wright & Rusty Ford) will be on stage (or the patio, weather permitting)! No cover.


3PM-5PM Sunday Afternoons with Steph @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – If you like Joni Mitchell or Aerosmith, don’t miss this! By donation.


6PM-8PM FREE Weekly Swing Dance Lesson @ Gazebo in Macdonald Park (near KGH) – If you’ve never danced before, now’s the time to start!


9:30PM Victoria Day Fireworks @ Lake Ontario Park – Big fireworks show on the lake! Arrive before sunset to find a spot by the water. Bring a chair & blankets + don’t forget the bug spray!



8PM-11PM Live Jazz @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – Admission by donation/buy a drink first to support local musicians!


8PM-10PM Meal & Discussion “Anti-Capitalist Muslims Iftar” – free & family-friendly.


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2019 Queen’s University Convocation Schedule

Are you graduating this year, or know someone who is?

We compiled a list of date, time and locations for each program + answers to frequently asked questions + useful links to save money on accommodations!




1.) Construction — Several construction projects by the City of Kingston will be occurring in and around the Queen’s Campus during Spring 2019 that may impact your transportation to and from convocation. Click here to see an updated list of closures and delays.
2.) Parking — Guests can park FREE on surface parking lots and street parking spaces with “Permit Required” signs during Convocation (i.e. Tindall Field surface lot, ILC surface lot, streets around campus). DO NOT PARK in “Reserved 24/7” spaces – your vehicle will be ticketed.
3.) Guest Seating – Deadline is Tuesday, May 14th (for ceremonies on May 23rd-May 24th) and Friday, May 17th for all other ceremonies. Reserve seats via SOLUS.
* Limit of three (3) guests per graduate.
* Limited capacity in Grant Hall and the ARC Main Gym. Specific limits vary per ceremony – go to the Convocation Schedule page and click on the + next to your date.
* Extra rooms with simulcast on large screen available in Kingston Hall and SKHS.
* Do not include your own attendance in guest seating.
* All ceremonies will be broadcast live online here.
4.) Hoods and Gowns Rentals — $55.00 for undergraduate and Master’s, and $60.00 for Ph.D’s and you can rent them day-of (cash only) in Kingston Hall (1st Floor).
* Arrive at least 90 minutes before your ceremony. Bring your Student ID or government Photo ID and cash payment.
* You must return items immediately after the ceremony to Kingston Hall (within 1.5 hrs) – charged an additional $43-$110 if not returned/damaged



Useful Links



Ceremony 5:      Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Drama (DRAM)
•    Cultural Studies (CUST)
•    Film and Media (FILM)
•    Music (MUSC)
•    Music Theatre (MUTH)
•    Philosophy (PHIL)
•    Religious Studies (RELS)
•    Stage and Screen Studies (STSC)
•    Theology (all plans / subplans)

Ceremony 6:      Monday, June 3 at 2:30 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT)
•    Anatomical Sciences (AS)
•    Astrophysics (ASPH)
•    Epidemiology (EPID)
•    Mathematical Physics (MAPH)
•    Medicine (MEDS)
•    Pathology (PATH)
•    Pediatrics (PAED)
•    Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHTO)
•    Physiology (PHGY)
•    Physics (PHYS)
•    Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy (PEPA)
•    Public Health Sciences (PHS)

Ceremony 7:      Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Engineering and Applied Science (Graduate programs only)

Graduate and ArtSci Undergraduate programs
o    Environmental Studies (EBIO, ECHM, EGEO, EGPY, ELSC, ENSC, ENVS, ETOX)
o    Geography (GIMS, GISC, GPHY, GPPL)
o    Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering (GSGE)
o    Geology (GEOL)
o    Mathematics and Statistics (MAST, MATH, STAT)
o    Urban and Regional Planning (SURP)

Ceremony 8:      Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Health Studies (HLTH)
•    Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS, KINE)
•    Physical and Health Education (PHED)

Ceremony 9:      Tuesday, June 4 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Economics (APEC, ECON)
•    French Studies (FREN, FRLG)
•    Indigenous Studies (INDG)
•    Languages, Literatures and Cultures (GRMN, HISP, ITLN, LANG, LATN, LING, LLCU, SLAS)
•    Risk Policy and Regulation (DRPR)

Ceremony 10:      Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Aging and Health (AGHE)
•    Classics (CLAS, CLST)
•    Occupational Therapy (OT)
•    Physical Therapy (PT)
•    Political Studies (POLS, PPEC)
•    Rehabilitation Science (RHBS)

Ceremony 11:      Wednesday, June 5 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biology (BIOL, BIMA, BIPS)
•    Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
•    Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (BMS)
•    Biotechnology (BTEC)
•    Medical Sciences (MMSC)
•    Microbiology and Immunology (MIIM)
•    Neuroscience (NSCI)

Ceremony 12:      Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    English Language and Literature (ENGL)
•    History (HIST)
•    Jewish Studies (JWST)
•    Liberal Studies (LIBS)
•    Medieval Studies (MDVL)

Ceremony 15:      Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 am     @ ARC Main Gym
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biochemistry (BCHM)
•    Chemistry (CHEM)
•    Life Sciences (LISC)

Ceremony 17:      Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 am     @ ARC Main Gym
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Art Conservation (ARTC)
•    Art History (ARTH)
•    Art Leadership (MAAL, AMGD)
•    Gender Studies (GNDS)
•    Global Development Studies (DEVS)
•    Fine Art (ARTF)
•    Psychology (PSYC)
•    Sociology (SOCY)
•    Visual Art (ARTV)


Ceremony 2:      Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs), School of Graduate Studies
•    Master of Business Administration – Americas (MBACQ)
•    Master of Business Administration – Executive (EMBA)
•    Education (Graduate programs)
•    Public Administration (MPA)
•    Industrial Relations (MIR)

Ceremony 3:      Friday, May 24 at 1:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs)
•    Master of Business Administration  – Queen’s (QMBA)
•    Master of Business Administration – Accelerated (AMBA)

Ceremony 4:      Friday, May 24 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs)
•    Master of Finance (MFIN)
•    Master of International Business (MIB)
•    Master of Management Analytics (MMA)

Ceremony 14:      Thursday, June 6 at 4:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
Faculty of Education
•    Diploma in Education (DEd)
•    Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Ceremony 7:      Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Engineering and Applied Science (Graduate programs only)
o    Chemical Engineering (CHEE)
o    Civil Engineering (CIVL)
o    Design and Manufacturing (DM)
o    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN, ELEC)
o    Engineering Chemistry (ENCH)
o    Geological Engineering (GEOE)
o    Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
o    Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MEME)
o    Mining Engineering (MINE)
o    Community Relations for the Extractive Industries (GCCRE)

+ Graduate and ArtSci Undergraduate programs

Ceremony 18:      Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30 pm @ ARC Main Gym
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Undergraduate programs only)
o    Chemical Engineering (CHEE)
o    Civil Engineering (CIVL)
o    Electrical and Computer Engineering (CMPE, ECEN, ELEC)
o    Engineering Chemistry (ENCH)
o    Engineering Physics (ENPH)
o    Geological Engineering (GEOE, GENG)
o    Mathematics and Engineering (MTHE)
o    Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
o    Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MEME)
o    Mining Engineering (MINE)

Ceremony 1:      Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences
•    Healthcare Quality (HQ)
•    Health Sciences (BHSC)
•    Medicine (MD)
•    Nursing (CNP, DPHNP, NURA, NURR, NURS)

Ceremony 8:      Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm    @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Health Studies (HLTH)
•    Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS, KINE)
•    Physical and Health Education (PHED)

Ceremony 10:      Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Aging and Health (AGHE)
•    Classics (CLAS, CLST)
•    Occupational Therapy (OT)
•    Physical Therapy (PT)
•    Political Studies (POLS, PPEC)
•    Rehabilitation Science (RHBS)

Ceremony 11:      Wednesday, June 5 at 2:30 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science
•    Biology (BIOL, BIMA, BIPS)
•    Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
•    Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (BMS)
•    Biotechnology (BTEC)
•    Medical Sciences (MMSC)
•    Microbiology and Immunology (MIIM)
•    Neuroscience (NSCI)

Ceremony 13:      Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 pm     @ Grant Hall
School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law

Ceremony 2:      Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am     @ Grant Hall
Smith School of Business (Professional Programs), School of Graduate Studies
•    Master of Business Administration – Americas (MBACQ)
•    Master of Business Administration – Executive (EMBA)
•    Education (Graduate programs)
•    Public Administration (MPA)
•    Industrial Relations (MIR)

Springtime Events in Kingston: May & June 2019

Fun things to do in Kingston, Ontario in May and June!

Looking for something to do in Kingston in May or June? Here’s a list of upcoming one-time-only events we think you will enjoy. All submitted by our community!

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Every Thursday until June 13 – Art Hive: drop-in art & wellness class – 4pm-6pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. May 9 – Pottery Open House, Workshops, Drop-in & Spin – 4pm-8pm at Amaranth Stoneware (in west end) – FREE

Thu. May 9 – “What a Relief” print-making class – 6:30pm-8:45pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $90/person, $75 AEAC members

Sat. May 11 – Melos Concert: Early Music and Dance from the Middle East to France with guests Alpharabius musical ensemble, traditional Egyptian dancer Nada El Masriya, and Baroque dancer Edgar Tumak – 7:30pm-9pm at the Isabel – $10-$25/person

Sun. May 12 – Afternoon Tea with Children’s & Youth Choirs in Concert – 3pm-5:15pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Mon. May 13 – Applied Anarchism: Unschooling, with Christine Renaud – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Mon. May 13 – Workshop: Flourishes for Hand-Lettering & Calligraphy – 6:30pm-8:30pm at Tett Centre – $15/person

Wed. May 15 – Yogi’s Table: An Evening of Yoga & Food – 5:30pm-9:30pm at Fête Events – $85/person

Thu. May 16 – ART MATTERS and Inuit Art Foundation Edit-A-Thon – 12:15pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. May 16 – Info Webinar: “Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies @ Queen’s” – 5pm-6pm online – FREE

Sat. May 25 – Restorative Yoga Spa – 1:30pm-3pm at Salti Yoga Kingston – $40/person

*almost sold out – Sat. May 25 – Cantabile Choirs: Sky Full of Stars with Montreal’s a cappella male quartet Quartom – 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts – $20-$22/person

Sun. May 26 – Workshop: “The Album of Your Life: Visioning Collage and Collaborative Songwriting with Krista Muir”– 1:30pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $10/person

Mon. May 27 – Bullet Journaling Workshop – 6:30pm-8:30pm at Tett Centre – $25/person

Fri. May 31 – Nancy Blum “Flora and Fauna: Public Art in Public Places” – 7pm-9pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Fri. May 31 – “Astonishment & Wonder” An Evening of Close Up Magic with David Johnson – 7:30pm-9pm at Donald Gordon Centre’s coach house – $20-$25/person

June 2019

Sun. June 2 – Beat Beethoven Run – 4K, 8K or 1K kids run – 9:45am-1pm at Confederation Park/City Hall – $35-$95/person

Thu. June 6 – Summer Concert Series ft. SHHH!! Ensemble (Ottawa) with percussion & piano – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Thu. June 6 – Rendering Fabric: Form and Flow” – 6:30pm-8:45pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $90/person

Fri. June 7 June Choirs Festival ft. Libertas Male Choir (Toronto) with the “Groot Mannenkoor Nederland” (the Netherlands) totalling 120 singers – 8pm-10pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20-$25/person

Fri. June 7 An Evening of Magic with David Johnson (18+) – 9pm-10pm at Donald Gordon Centre’s coach house – $20-$25/person

Sun. June 9 – Art Workshop: “The Politics and Poetics of Animated Collage with Emily Pelstring” – 1:30pm-4pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – $10/person

Mon. June 10 – June Choirs Festival ft. Didgori Ensemble (Georgian folk & chant music) – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Wed. June 12 & Thu. June 13 – June Choirs Festival ft. St. Martin’s Boy’s Choir visiting from Biberach, Germany – 7:30pm-9:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20/person

Thu. June 13 – Summer Concert Series ft. Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo (Montreal) “The Northern Lights: Music From the North” – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Thu. June 13 – Artist Talk, Tour and Performance ft. Emily Pelstring – 7pm-8:30pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Sat. June 15 – Kingston Pride Parade & Community Fair – 10:30am-5pm at Confederation Park – FREE

Mon. June 17 – Applied Anarchy: Responding to Climate Change – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Thu. June 20 – Art Gallery Guided Tour: “Let’s Talk About Sex, bb” – 12:15pm-1pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

Thu. June 20 – Summer Concert Series ft. organist Tom Fitches (Toronto) – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

Sat. June 22 – June Choirs Festival ft. Stratford Concert Choir (Stratford, Ontario) – 7:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral – $20-$25/person

Thu. June 27 – Late-19th, early 20th century Spanish guitar music – 12:15pm-12:50pm at St. George’s Cathedral – FREE

July 2019

Mon. July 15 – Applied Anarchy: Populism, Politicians, and Popular Power – 6:30pm-8pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre – FREE

Thu. July 18 – Art Gallery Guided Tour: “Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer” – 12:15pm-1pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre – FREE

What’s next?

Open Mic Nights in Kingston

Here’s a list of some of the many places you can go in Kingston to test out new music, poetry, etc. in front of a live audience.

Musiikki Cafe – every Tuesday at 8pm-11pm

All ages! Sign-up sheet is posted in advance on Facebook each week

Rose & Crown every Wednesday at 8:30pm

hosted by Tom Savage – 19+

“and the journey continues” monthly open mic reading series – the first Tuesday of every month

hosted by Bruce Kauffman – All Ages!

The Royal Jam – every Thursday from 9pm to midnight

hosted by Gary Lavallee, Mark Taras, Mike Pacey & Rene Vermette – 19+

Unconfirmed Venues

These places occasionally hold open mic nights or have in the past.