“Like Netflix, but in real life” – that’s the way I sometimes describe seeing live theatre. I always loved going to musicals as a kid, but have only started to see plays as an adult. Every time I do, I feel refreshed. The actors, scripts, productions – everything is always better than I expect it to be.
Although Stratford is known for its Shakespeare festival, Kingston is quickly becoming well known for its innovative theatre – you may be surprised at how many companies there are. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a sample of what each can do…?
Be transported to new places with award-winning performances of 25 unique productions over 24 days in Kingston!
Mark your calendars, because you won’t want to miss a second of The Storefront Fringe Festival and The Kick & Push Festival – starting Friday, July 19th until Sunday, August 11th!
6:30 pm: Guided tour “Boss Ladies of Ontario Street” with curator Melissa Cruise
7:30 pm: Guided tour “Rags to Riches to Rags” with curator Tom Riddolls
6:30pm-8:30pm: Live, local music by The Goodnight Irenes – musical selections in front of a beautiful waterfront vista.
8 pm: Brewer talk with Stone City Ales. Ron will speak about brewing and answer your beer-filled questions.
Baker Demonstration with Pan Chancho
Become a Metalmaker – Hands-on pendant making with Valerie Thomas, Instructor from the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club. Valerie will help guests create their own hammered copper pendant to take home.
Food by Tir nan Og Kingston – Come hungry for some scrumptious offerings!
9pm-11pm – Observatory Open House & Guest Speaker @ Ellis Hall, Queen’s campus – FREE – Learn about SPACE from an astronomer, then see it for yourself through a 14″ telescope! Guest speaker: Ben Tam, PhD student at Queen’s, on “Probing the Origins of the Universe”
Sunday, July 14 events:
9am-2pm – Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market @ Kingston Memorial Centre (all ages) – FREE – Hot foods grown within 100km of Kingston, gifts/artisans, live music & kids activities.
12pm-2pm – SGPS Running Group @ outside Stauffer Library, Queen’s campus (18+) – A fantastic way to get to know Kingston better, meet some fellow graduate students, and get active during the summer months. All levels welcome!
12pm-1pm – Men’s Yoga @ studio 330 – This 4 week beginner-friendly, pre-registered series for men will introduce you to a straightforward yoga practice to increase strength, range of motion and balance.
“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.”
“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.”
Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Thursday, Aug. 29
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
Thursday, Sept. 5
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.
“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.”