The annual Vogue Charity Fashion Show is coming to The Grand Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! QueensEvents.ca brand ambassador Thor van Walsum went behind-the-scenes with the head designer of this year’s show, Brie Miklaucic, to talk about their theme: Tempora Mutantur!
With the weather warming up, people are finally leaving the house to attend events in the city – and not a moment too soon! The annual Vogue Charity Fashion Showis coming to The Grand Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
QueensEvents.ca brand ambassador Thor van Walsum went behind-the-scenes with the head designer of this year’s show, Brie Miklaucic, to talk about their theme: Tempora Mutantur.
Q: What does Tempora Mutantur mean?
A: The theme refers to “Times Change and We Change With Them.” The show is divided into 8 scenes — stargazing, flora, fauna, rudimentary innovation, consumerism, city suits, faces of the future, and co-existence. Each scene is spectacular and created by very talented students. The whole show portrays where we’ve come from, where we are now, and where we’re going — the idea is that we change with time, and the final scene (co-existence) shows how all the aspects fit together.
Q: What are the moments you’re most excited to see on the catwalk this weekend?
A: I’m proud to see all the different aspects that the student designers brought into their collections. For example, some of the designers used paint as a medium in the designs. Another odd medium you’ll see in the show is fairy lights. I’m very excited to see the final scene come together – it’ll have a design from each of the 7 scenes before it plus one final design. I’m proud to see all the different aspects the designers brought into their collections.
Q: Since VCFS is one of the largest student-run events at Queen’s, how do you personally find the energy to balance being a full-time student and Head of Design for the show?
A: I am one part of a massive team that together runs the show. Under the presidents, there is a creative director team and portfolio heads (music, design, dance and model) as well as many other exec who make the show possible. Whenever my school workload is too much, I have these people to lean on and they have been a huge support system to me, as I’ve tried to be for them. Being involved with Vogue gives me an entirely different experience then my program does, and I’ve loved every minute. Well worth a little extra stress — and a little less sleep!
Q: What advice would you give to students who have never attended Vogue Charity Fashion Show before?
A: It is muchmore than you’re expecting it to be. So many people talk about how professionally done the show is. We’ve been working on this since September and itshows how much time went into bringing it all together. You’ll get to see some talented people right in their element, and nothing is more entertaining then the men’s dance scene! I honestly highly recommend going — just to see that scene!
Q: This event is known for its incredible impact on the community, often donating up to $65,000 to local causes! Why is VCFS donating to the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston this year?
A: Each year Vogue asks people to nominate charities. It’s a group decision, but from my point of view, it came down to where we could do the most good. Sexual assault can be a difficult topic to talk about, and even thought 96% of Canadians surveyed agree that sex should be consensual, only about 1/3 actually understand what consent is. We learned other facts from the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston (SACK), like how about 1 in 10 Canadians don’t think consent should be required between spouses or long term partners. Supporting SACK isn’t just supporting the centre, which is volunteer-run, but it’s also about raising awareness about consent education and making our community safer.
What a message! We’re sure this show will be a highlight of the week — especially that men’s dance scene! Thanks for the tips, Brie!
Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal 7pm @ The Spire (Sydenham St @ William St). Non-auditioned youth choir for people between the ages of 13 and 30 who love to sing and want to share that love with the Kingston community.
YIKES: “Dark Roast Coffee” play (19+) 7:30PM @ The Mansion Duncan Ladner and Caroline Williams are presenting the show they have been devising for the past two months. Tickets are Pay What You Can Afford at $8, $10, $15 at the door.
OSAP Town Hall with the Liberals 6pm @ The Grad Club Are you concerned about the recent changes to OSAP? Want to learn more? With special guest speakers, including former MPP Yvan Baker! Co-hosted by Queen’s Students for OSAP and Queen’s Liberals. Free!
Sarah Svensen classical concert 7:30pm @ St. George’s Cathedral (King St E at Johnson). A past laureate of the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition, Sarah Svendsen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, and has performed in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Admission is pay what you can.
Smash & Mario Tournament (19+) 9PM @ Barcadia, 347 Princess St. YOU COULD WIN COLD HARD CASH MONEY!! For playing VIDEO GAMES! $5 entry. 19+ only. That’s right… Two Tournaments, Two Cash Prizes, all in One Night.
2X Grammy nominee JOHN PRIMER & The Real Deal Blues Band 7:30pm at Little Texas Roadhouse (in the West End), 19+ Chicago blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops and played or recorded with Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy to name a few. Doors will open at 6:30pm for Food and Drinks before the show at 7:30pm. Seating is General Admission and first come first serve. Tickets $30-$35. 19+ only.
Queen’s Poetry Slam (All Ages+) 7:30PM @ The Grad Club. Competitive poetry and open mic for anyone with something to say. 4 open mic spots / 10 slam spots. Go in through the main entrance and we are in the room to the right with a small stage. Seats fill up fast so come early. There will be prizes. Free/Pay what you can!
Art Shares: FREE Talks by Union Gallery Artists 6PM @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Artists Habiba Abo El Esaad, Lily Le, Devin West, Lexie Braden, and Ashlyn Fieldhouse will each share fifteen minute talks regarding their practice. Free!
MONSTER TRUCK (19+) 8pm @ The Ale House. From Hamilton, nominated for JUNO this year for best rock album of the year with “True Rockers”. “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.” Agreeing, guitarist Jeremy Widerman adds: “I mean right off the beginning of the album you hear me scream at Marv. That just kicks off the entire vibe of the album. Us in a room, having fun, joking and yelling at each other.” Tickets $34.
Dan Studio Series: “CULT” begins 8PM @ Theological Hall. Four original short plays written, directed & performed by Queen’s students – for only $4! This installation’s theme is “cult” – because why stand out when you can be part of a group? Tickets are available only at the door, so arrive early to get a good seat! Show runs nightly until this Saturday!
LGBTheatre Auditions (Juvenis Festival) 1pm-5pm @ Theological Hall room 020. LGBTheatre is looking for LGBTQ+ identified singers from across the spectrum of gender, sexual, and romantic identities. Come prepared with one song in any style (but preferably one that shows off your vocal range!) that can be preformed a capella. Sign-up here!
Vogue Charity Fashion Show: “Tempora Mutantur” begins 7PM @ Grand Theatre. With a cast and crew of over 150+ students each year, the show provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creative talents and for ambitious leaders to take action, while functioning as a symbol of social responsibility. Fundraiser for Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston. Tickets $20-$50.Nightly from Thursday through Saturday.
Koerner Visiting Artist Public Lecture & Reception 6PM @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Don’t miss your chance to meet renowned Vancouver painter Kim Dorland! Known for pushing the boundaries of pictorial representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place, Dorland’s paintings are replete with contradiction and contrast.
Friday – March 1st!
Breaking In: Film Mixer 2:15pm @ Tir Nan ‘Og (All Ages) This event is perfect for students, aspiring filmmakers, and local industry looking to connect. BREAKING IN is your chance to connect with Kingston Canadian Film Festival guests for serious advice on how to get started in the Canadian film and media industry. This event is intentionally informal to help you access the best advice possible. Plus it’s free, so what are you waiting for? Register here!
“Who is Bruce Kauffman” film premiere 8PM @ The Isabel. A fictional day in the life of the titular writer, editor and radio host becomes the appropriately twisty throughline for a unique and innovative anthology work that unites the talents of the city’s finest filmmakers and poets. Tickets $15.
Vogue Charity Fashion Show: “Tempora Mutantur” final show. 7PM @ Grand Theatre. With a cast and crew of over 150+ students each year, the show provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creative talents and for ambitious leaders to take action, while functioning as a symbol of social responsibility. Fundraiser for Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston. Tickets $20-$50.Nightly from Thursday through Saturday.
Dan Studio Series: “CULT” final show. 8PM @ Theological Hall. Four original short plays written, directed & performed by Queen’s students – for only $4! This installation’s theme is “cult” – because why stand out when you can be part of a group? Tickets at the door, so arrive early to get a good seat! Show runs nightly until this Saturday!
Next Gen Masquerade Ball (19+) 8pm at Renaissance Event Venue (285 Queen Street). Slip into semi-formal attire and get ready for a night of dancing, cocktails, prizes and a little intrigue! Live jazz by Michelle Kasaboski followed by a DJ, plus Sherlock Escapes will have their portable Escape Room. Fundraiser for the United Way. Tickets: $30-$35.
In town this weekend and wondering what’s happening? You’ll be surprised how many awesome events are on – we were! Here’s a quick summary!
Back early from reading week? Here’s a few fun things to do!
Meet a Bobcat and a Sloth! Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm at Frontenac Mall (on Bath Rd, where Value Village is). Little Ray’s Reptiles is bringing 30 live animal exhibits, including a sloth, alligator, bobcat, groundhog, opossum, armadillo, owl, skunk, and many more mammals, snakes, and birds to Kingston this weekend! Tickets are $15, buy online to skip the line.
Volleyball Game: Queen’s Gaels vs. Lakehead! Saturday 1pm/3pm at Queen’s ARC. Free admission with your Queen’s student ID or $8 advance/$10 at the door. Women’s team at 1pm, Men’s team at 3pm.
Hot Chocolate Charity Concert! Saturday 2pm-4:30pm at Kingston Community House (99 York Street, near Division). Come listen to live local music, enjoy a free hot chocolate, and raise funds for this month’s cause: Sexual Assault Centre Kingston. Admission is $10 or pay what you can at the door. Hosted by Queen’s folk duo SAPPH DECAF.
Kingston Cat Show! Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (near West Campus). With over 125 cats from across Canada showcased and in competition, this is one show you do not want to miss! Admission is $6-$8.
DJ Skate Night! Saturday 6pm-10pm at Springer Market Square. Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside!
CRCA Starlight Hike! Saturday 6:30pm at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (up Division past the 401). The pace will be easy, and the vista will be breathtaking as participants trek along the trail with only the stars above to pierce the darkness, with the walk ending with a chance to warm up around a roaring fire. Pre-registration is required at www.crca.ca/online-services.
Music for Organ and Orchestra! Saturday 7:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral (corner of Johnson & King St E downtown across from The Pilot House). Hear the great organ at St George’s Cathedral accompanied by Orchestra Kingston! Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors and Students, children under 14 free.
LEARN TO SKATE! Sunday 10am-11am at Springer Market Square. Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors! Must be 16 years+, first come first served. Find out how to rent skates!
Try Ringette – FREE! Sunday 1pm at Springer Market Square. Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice. This event is open to all ages! Kingston Ringette Association will provide sticks and rings! Register here!
Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market! Sunday 10am-2pm at Kingston Memorial Centre (in the barns by the parking lot). Kingston’s only year-round farmers’ market — where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. Try the churros and the Farm Sum dumplings!
Not everyone goes home for Reading Week, and Kingston is never short of fun stuff to do while you are here. Tons of events are happening everyday in Kingston and here are a few of QueensEvents’ top picks!
Got a car? Drive up to Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (near Division & the 401) for a day in the great outdoors! Staff will be on hand to help suggest great hiking routes, where to feed the chickadees and other ways to enjoy nature with family and friends of all ages.
Weather and trail conditions permitting, you can also head out on a snowshoe trek, cross-country ski on our groomed trails (rentals are available at the Outdoor Centre) or take part in an ‘eyes-only’ scavenger hunt. At 2 p.m., come gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows!
Musiikki Open Mic Night is a fun way to hone your skills and try something new! This popular weekly open mic night is a MUST for musicians, music lovers, and culture-seekers in Kingston! Every Tuesday, upstairs at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar on Brock Street.
Who doesn’t love pasta? What can be better than unlimited pasta night! Everyone is welcome to our ALL YOU CAN EAT Pasta Night! Wednesday, February 20 from 5pm-7pm. Come enjoy unlimited salad & pasta served with two meatballs. Only $10 ALL INCLUSIVE. Dinner is served from 5pm-7pm. Reservations advised but not necessary. Call 613-542-9323 to reserve!
P.S. The Trews are coming to Kingston on Wednesday, Feb. 20th @ The Ale House (19+). Tickets on sale now
Art Afternoon! Art Hive at the Agnes Centre is calling all young adults (18–24), drop-in for art and wellness on February 21st at 4pm. Relax, re-charge and expand your creative powers in the Studio. Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, our art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions. Great relaxation activity to help chill and recharge over reading week!
Country superstar Paul Brandt with High Valley and special guests are coming to Kingston on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ Leon’s Centre (All Ages+) Tickets on sale now
Horse & Wagon Rides! Take a wagon ride through Downtown! These are part of FebFest and completely FREE! Pick up and drop off is at Bank of Montreal next to Market Square on Saturday, February 23rd at 11am to 2pm.
Learn to Skate @ Springer Market Square Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors! Must be 16 years+, first come first served.
FREE Try Ringette! Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice. This event is open to all ages! There will be a 30 minute demonstration and introduction from 1pm-1:30pm and participants will be on the ice from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Kingston Ringette Association will provide sticks, rings and FUN! @ Springer Market Square Register here!
I hope everyone has a restful and exciting reading week wherever you end up!
5pm Wanna be a Gael? Info session: If you are interested in being a Gael for Artsci Orientation Week 2019 this is the event for you! Humphrey Hall auditorium.
5pm-9pm AEAC Winter Season Launch: Your first chance to see the new exhibitions at the world-renowned art gallery on-campus! FREE Public Reception with light food & drink from 6pm-7:30 pm. Galleries remain open to 9pm. Great date idea! Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
5:30pm-7:30pm “Ignition” Entrepreneurship Week – The Business of Social Impact: Learn about the social entrepreneurship movement and discover what is driving students from all backgrounds to start ventures that generate positive change in the world. This panel will include entrepreneurs with different perspectives on social enterprise, in the for-profit and non-for-profit form, who are using business as a force for social and environmental good. Mitchell Hall, Rose Innovation Hub.
7:30pmCure Cancer Classic: Commerce vs. Engineering Hockey Rivalry: The holidays may be over, but the most wonderful time of the year is just beginning. Tickets are $12 (all proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society). Oh by the way, the game will be BROADCAST ON LIVE TV and BEER IS AVAILABLE for purchase at the arena (for those 19+). Leon’s Centre.
9pm EngWeek BATTLE OF THE BANDS (19+): Wanna see Kanye, Kendrick, and Chance the Rapper? Well, we don’t have that kind of budget… but you can see the best local bands for only 5$! Who needs Taylor Swift or Justice beaver when you can have a pitcher of turbo and a solid night of live music. Clark Hall Pub.
12pm-6pm Après Ski Ritual (19+): Snow Pants or No Pants !!* No Cover! *please actually wear pants, its fricken cold out. Clark Hall Pub.
7:30pm GAME OF THE WEEK: Women’s Hockey: Queen’s vs. Western: Cheer on your Gaels as they face rivals from Western on home ice! FREE entry with your Queen’s ID! Just a 15-minute walk from U&U! Not a student? Tickets are $8 online/$10 at the door. Kingston Memorial Centre.
12pm-2pm FREE Women’s Self-Defence Seminar:Everyone has their own reason for learning self-defence. Learn from a qualified instructor everything you’ll need to feel safe and in control wherever you go. Queen’s ARC combatives room 2.
12:30pm Queen’s Cardiovascular Conference:Learn from speakers from the cardiology field, a suturing workshop, cadaver workshop, a tour of the anatomy museum and a networking event. School of Medicine.
1pm Let’s Talk About The UN Sustainable Development Goals:Learn more about gender equality, poverty and education. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Guest speakers include: Shane Roberts (Futurist, United Nations Association in Canada), Hilary Clauson (Aga Khan Foundation Canada Development Champion), and Hon. Hugh Segal (political strategist, author, commentator, academic and former senator). BioSci room 1102.
8pm Prison City Rock Invasion (19+): It’s an invasion of the prison city by two rockin’ bands from Ottawa! Iconoclast and Taming Sari roll into Kingston to rock out with local 2-piece Hard Rock band Days of Thieves – $5 at the door. The Mansion.
Sunday, Jan. 20th
2pm Kingston Jazz Society concert:Go deep inside the music of American jazz drummer, percussionist, and composer, Paul Motian, with Kingston’s most inventive and skilled jazz ensemble. Tickets are FREE with student ID, or $20. Chalmers United Church.
P.S. We started with 10… but then took another look at the Calendar & added more!
Why not make your 2019 resolution to go to 1 event per week? We can help.
Welcome back, Queen’s! We’re so excited to kick off 2019 with you!
Our goal is to promote all upcoming events across all faculties, all years & all clubs. We want to make it easy for you to discover interesting guest speakers, film screenings, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, dances, cultural activities… and so much more!
Highlights of Week 1 Events
Swing Dance Lesson – perfect for those who have never swing-danced before, but want to give it a try! No partner or experience is required. Free and open to all Queen’s students! Monday at 7:30pm in JDUC.
Sewing Workshop: Reversible Infinity Scarf – This is a beginner friendly project and basic sewing machine knowledge is suggested. All supplies provided. Cost: $45. Tuesday at 6pm at Open Studios Kingston (off-campus).
Sewing Workshop: Handmade Wardrobe – This is a beginner sewing class, where you can make Pajama Pants/Shorts! Basic sewing machine knowledge required. Tuesday at 6pm at Knit Stitch Sew (off-campus).
Queen’s Dance Club winter registration – sign-up for a ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop & other student-run on-campus dance classes in the ARC! Don’t wait – limited spaces available. Wednesday at 11am & Thursday at 11am in ARC.
Hustle Dance Workshop – Hustle is a partner dance much like swing and salsa, but born from disco music in 1970s America. Come solo or as a pair! Tuesday at 8pm in JDUC.
Auditions for Othello – Queen’s Vagabond is seeking actors of all genders, shapes, sizes and backgrounds for its winter production. For the title role, the company is seeking an actor of colour. Wednesday through Saturday at 5pm-8pm, location TBD.
Upholstery 101 – Why not learn how to re-do that chair or footstool yourself? Saturday at 1pm at 106 Pine St. (off-campus).
Inside (the) Agnes – Insider art talks, musical performances and tea in the historic Etherington House – this month featuring celebrated composer and pianist John Burge. Free & open to the public. Sunday at 2pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
Kingston Symphony: Schumann & Beethoven – Vast, sweeping, significant works dominate this concert lineup. Don’t wait! This show will sell out quickly. Cost: $15-$50. Sunday at 2:30pm at The Isabel.
“Taking Better Notes” workshop – Free 50-minute workshop to help you pay attention to the most important parts of the lecture and your readings, organize your information in an effective way, and revise for exams. Friday at 1:30pm at Stauffer Library room 121.
Observatory Open House – Come and experience the wonders of our Universe from the smallest planets to the largest galaxies! Free event, open to the public. Saturday at 7:30pm at Ellis Hall auditorium.
Queen’s Technology Exhibition – Join QWeb, Merlin Neurotech, QMind, QSort, QBit, Network Security, and QUANTT to get the first look at the future of innovation and technology at Queen’s University! Free food! Sunday at 9:30am-5:30pm in Mitchell Hall.
New Year Yoga at the Tett – Infuse the new year with a positive mindset! Join Becca Snowdon for an evening of intention setting and yoga, surrounded by breathtaking winter Lake Ontario views. Cost: $10-$13. Tuesday 6:30pm at Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning.
4-week New Year Yoga Flow with Lily Barr – In this class we will work to gently challenge our bodies with movement and breath. Cost: $60 for 4 weeks. Tuesday at 7:30pm at Painted Lady Fitness (off-campus).
The Art of Yoga – Offering intentionally and compassionately curated yoga, through thoughtful instruction. Take the time to connect with your body, inspire the mind, and nourish the soul. Cost: $17. Wednesday 10am at SimplyWell (off-campus).
Four Directions Beading Circle – Led by Karen Lawford from the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s. Free & open to all students. Wednesday 11am at 146 Barrie St.
QUIC Workshop “Learning to Love Winter” – the International Student Advisor will provide Canadian winter climate tips for success, wellness, clothing and more. Newly arrived international students are encouraged to participate. Thursday 3:30pm in Mitchell Hall (2nd floor).
Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Kingston’s only year-round farmers’ market — where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat! Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. Sunday 10am-2pm at Kingston Memorial Centre (off-campus).
Unit 115 Art Exhibition Reception – an exhibition in the Kingston Arts Council’s gallery in the Tett Centre, highlighting new works by Kelly Addison Art. Free beverages. Thursday at 6pm at Tett Centre.
Ice Cold Comedy Festival (19+) – Top headliners from all over the world perform over 4 nights! Passes are $20. Wednesday through Saturday, various times, at Don Cherry’s and BLU Martini (off-campus).
Pop Punk Pizza Party (19+) – Black your eyes, grab your Hot Topic band tee and come marching down to Barcadia! Thursday 9pm at Barcadia (off-campus).
Frost Week Ritual (19+)– Clark Hall Pub’s classic Friday afternoon social is back! Open to all students, not just engineers, but must be 19+ and show Queen’s ID (not open to the public). Friday 12pm-6pm at Clark Hall Pub.
SGPS Greetings at the Grizz – Grad Students – play some free pool and meet some new people! All skill levels encouraged. Thursday 7:30pm at The Grizzly Grill (off-campus).
Gaels Basketball vs. Ryerson – Back-to-back Women’s and Men’s home games in the ARC this Friday night! Tickets are FREE with your Queen’s student ID, or $8 online, $10 at the door. Friday 6pm & 8pm at ARC.
Shoot for the Cure – Raising funds and awareness for breast cancer initiatives with the Queen’s Gaels Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday night! Saturday 6pm & 8pm at ARC.
Blades of Glory shinny tournament – Raising money for local children with exceptionalities, to help them take weekly cooking classes and learn essential life skills. Saturday 12pm at Victoria Park (off-campus).
Repair Cafe Kingston –Toss it? No way! Bring your broken items and we will work with you to fix them on the spot with the help of our fixers. Sunday 2pm at 206 Concession St. (off-campus).
OHL Hockey: North Bay vs. Kingston – Cheer on your Kingston Frontenacs as they take on the best hockey teams in Ontario this season! Cost: $20-$30. Sunday 6pm at Leon’s Centre (off-campus).
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Sleep, eat, study, repeat. Break your day-to-day routine by going to one of these fun, healthy events happening on-campus!
Sleep, eat, study, repeat. Sound familiar? It’s time to break your boring day-to-day routine and add some pep to your step!
Here are 7 healthy activities that you and your friends may not know about at Queen’s! Share with a friend, and #stopmissingout!
1. Take a Yoga Break
BIG MAGIC Yoga + Meditation – Friday, Mar. 9 @ 6pm-8pm – $15-$20+tax
Located in the sanctuary of the magnificent historic church at 82 Sydenham St.
Sunday Morning Yoga – Every Sunday @ 9:30am-10:30am – by donation
Every Sunday morning, Lululemon offers a by-donation yoga class inside their store on Princess. The class is open to all levels, just bring your own yoga mat – or borrow one if you’re a beginner!
Yoga in Residences – Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 7pm-8pm – FREE
If you’re a first year living in residence, take advantage of this free yoga class, no experience necessary! Mats are provided, just bring a water bottle and wear something comfortable.
Fitness PLUS Classes @ ARC – Every week, various times – FREE Did you know that you get 10 free Fitness PLUS classes every week with your ARC Membership? Before attending the first class, just sign the waiver form at Customer service and get a sticker on your student card to show at the studio door. Try a variety of classes taught by experienced instructors motivated to make you SWEAT!
3. Load up on Healthy Snacks!
FREE Protein Giveaway @ DrugSmart Pharmacy – Monday, Mar. 5 @ 12pm–2pm – FREE Stop by DrugSmart in the ARC on Monday at lunchtime to get free samples protein cookies and protein cake bites, plus compete for prizes!
Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Every Sunday @ 10am-2pm – FREE
Shop fresh produce, farm sum, Ukrainian food, wine, crafts and gifts from within 100km of Kingston!
Queen’s Farmers’ Market – Every Wednesday @ 10am-4pm – FREE Shop from local farms and small businesses on-campus every Wednesday! Outside at University & Union, weather permitting, otherwise it’s inside the JDUC.
Book an appointment with Jessica Bertrand, the on-campus Dietician – FREE Jessica is excited to share her passion of food and nutrition with staff and students here at Queen’s University. As a recent graduate, she knows first-hand the barriers of eating well while studying. Jessica’s confidential nutrition appointments are available to all Queen’s students, free of charge.
4. Walk/Run for a Good Cause!
The Secret Marathon 3K – Wednesday, Mar. 7 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm – FREE Held on the eve of International Women’s Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. Come together in solidarity to support the right of all humans to walk or run, free of fear, in their community.
Queen’s Relay for Life – Friday, Mar. 9 @ 7pm-7am Saturday – minimum $50 fundraising Put a team together for this 12-hour overnight non-competitive relay in the ARC to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society!
Queen’s for OOCH 5K Run – Sunday, Mar. 25 @ 10am – minimum $30 fundraising
Kick-start your spring training while raising money for kids affected by cancer!
Le Nordik Spa Day Trip – Sunday, Mar. 18 @ 6:45am–8:30pm – $127-$142 Join Samatva Yoga for a 100% me-time trip – the most relaxing way to treat yourself. You won’t regret it!
6. Practice Mindfulness!
Mindfulness for Undergrads – Every Wednesday @ 12pm-1pm – FREE Drop-in as your schedule permits for this weekly practice to improve your ability to cope with difficulties in your day-to-day life! Regular attendance and practice are recommended to get maximum benefits!
CRCA Forest Therapy Walk – Saturday, Mar. 24 @ 3:30pm–6:30pm – $20 Reconnect with nature by practicing mindfulness on this guided walk through the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.
7. Pledge to Eat Vegan!
Take the Queen’s Vegan Pledge!
Join 137+ other Queen’s students, staff and faculty taking the Vegan Pledge, and keep an eye out for these stickers on-campus to help you make healthy choices when you’re on-the-go!
Want to deck the halls with crafts you’ve made yourself? Join the Modern Fuel team for a fun-filled day of DIY holiday craft-making on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2pm-5pm in the Tett Centre, 3rd floor. $10-$15 covers materials and snacks.
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Watercolour Holiday Card Class – Saturday, Dec. 8 at 12pm-2pm at Open Studios Kingston – Come create beautiful holiday art cards using watercolours and stencils
“The Wishing Tree” – Saturday, Dec. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2pm at H’art Centre – A storytelling concert inspired by the stories and legends of Prince Edward County, performed by artists from H’art School
Lumina Borealis @ Fort Henry (all ages)– Friday, Dec. 7 at 5pm-9pm, Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5pm-9pm, Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5:30pm-8:30pm – Inspired by childhood dreams and memories, an exceptional, night walk experience awaits your arrival! Prime date idea! $18
Drag the Halls – Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6pm (all ages) & 8pm (19+), $10 – A Christmas themed drag show with a purpose. Proceeds to Rainbow Railroad, a charity that helps LGBTQI people as they seek safe haven from state-enabled violence, murder or persecution.
Outdoor Holiday Party for the Animals – Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1pm, $5.50 – Spend some time enjoying the timeless solemnity and quiet of the wilderness at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (Division & 401).
Singing Carols – Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5:45pm – The Next Church band and musical guests will be playing some of your favourite Christmas Carols/Hymns. FREE
Holiday Farmers’ Market @ Memorial Centre – Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10am-2pm – Kingston’s only year-round farmers’ market — where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat! Featuring locally-made gifts!
‘Tis the season to celebrate the end of classes! There’s lots to do in Kingston this weekend! Fundraisers, QDC dance recital, two a cappella concerts, film screenings, theatre & musicals, axe throwing, holiday shopping, and much more! Everything’s within a student’s budget!
6pm – A Night Out for the Animals:Join us for a fun evening of shopping and socializing. All vendors are donating partial proceeds and 15% of Urban Paws sales for the night will be donated to the Kingston Animal Rescue!
7pm – Commerce Holiday Hope:Get ready to deck the halls of Goodes with your best holiday sweater, Christmas cheer, and gift wrapping abilities! Festivities begin in at 7pm in Goodes 108 and the Commons for gift wrapping followed by our annual Holiday coffeehouse at 8PM.
7:30pm – Royal Wood + Elise LeGrow @ Grand Theatre: singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer is a true Canadian talent. Royal’s album is not only deeply inspired by both loss and love but is an ode to the classic styles of both Tin Pan Alley and Laurel Canyon. Elise LeGrow’s voice combines fiery passion and sophisticated elegance, with just a hint of a rasp lurking beneath the surface to add a sandpapery grit to her silky vocals.
8pm – Queen’s Musical Theatre: If/Then: With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, If/Then is a fascinating, ambitious and original new musical. @ Theological Hall.
9:15pm – Commerce Holiday Office Party: Make sure to bust out those ugly holiday sweaters and grab some milkless eggnog with your best mates! Santa Claus will also be taking his talents to the Grizz for one night only. Snap some photos with jolly Saint Nick. Funds will be donated to the Jays Care Foundation.
10:30pm – Busty & the Bass DJ show @ The Mansion:this isn’t your average DJ up on stage: Electro, funk and soul are played through laptops with aggressive fusion filled sax, trombone, guitar licks and vocals up over top. It’s unique, defies common logic and integrates a live concept of sound that crowds eat up and spit out in their hips on the dance floor. Doors open at 10:30pm, show starts at 11pm sharp.
12pm-6pm – Santa Ritual (19+):Come celebrate the semester, and get your obligatory photo with Santa! Photos by donation to charity.
4pm-5pm –Mental Health Panel:FREE PIZZA and panel discussion. Dunning Hall room 12. Open to all Queen’s students.
4pm –Nursing Careers info session:Engage with recruiters from the Kingston hospitals: Providence Care Hospital, Providence Manor Long-Term Care, Facility and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH and Hotel Dieu).
5pm-9pm – Holiday Geek Boutique: a holiday craft market with a nerdy twist, featured as part of Downtown Kingston’s Festive Friday promotion.
5pm-9pm – Lumina Borealis Opening Night! Back for another season! Journey to this winter wonderland, inspired by childhood dreams and memories. An exceptional, night walk experience awaits your arrival at historic Fort Henry!
6pm-8pm – Knit & Knatter:Bring a project, pull up a chair and join in the conversation! Open to all crafters who want to meet other creative folks while getting their craft on. It’s free – no RSVP required!
7pm – Queen’s Dance Club mini-recital: Showcasing over 500 Queen’s dancers! Come see them light up the stage with the routines they’ve been working hard on all semester! $10-$15.
7pm – Film Screening: “You Are What You Act”: Can you really fake it until you make it? You Are What You Act proposes a potential revolutionary new health trend by asking if you can act your way to a better life? Filmmaker Albert Nerenberg answers all of these questions and more by taking us on a journey through the an entirely new emerging science. @ The Screening Room.
7:30pm – Semi-formal Bethlehem Bash: Hop on your donkey and follow the star to Wallace Hall (JDUC) for our SEMI-FORMAL Bethlehem Bash! Don’t forget your frankincense, gold, and myrrh (and your ticket).
7:30pm – Studio 013: “Checking Out”:this play follows an EMT in training who comes face to face with life-threatening danger and has to reevaluate his relationships during one fateful evening at the local Supercentre. @ ARC room 506.
7:30pm – Queen’s Men’s Varsity Hockey vs. Carleton: FREE with your Queen’s ID, or $8 advance, $10 at the door.
7:30pm – Opera Cabaret @ Baby Grand: Join our dynamic artists for a wonderful evening of opera like you’ve never experienced it before! Grab a drink, grab a table, and let us entertain you with a whole new cabaret event.
10pm – Zeus + Oakridge Ave @ The Grad Club (19+): Arts & Crafts’ leading modern/classic rock outfit Zeus returns with Classic Zeus, resuming its eternal affair with timeless melody, vintage ambience, and instant future classicism.
All Day – Local Hack Day! This 12hr hackathon is a global event, celebrating student learning, building, and sharing. Whether you’re a first timer, learning to program only for the first time, or a hackathon veteran, this event is for you! All faculties are more than welcome to participate. Only open to Queen’s students. Register here.
9:45am – BRAIN-FREEZE: jump in freezing cold waters for youth mental health. It makes for some pretty hilarious photos. Register HERE.
10am-5pm – Winterlight:Create holiday themed crafts, taste homemade kettlecorn while singing around our campfire, and learn about different birds with an outdoor nature walk. $5 per person or one unwrapped toy per family in lieu of admission.
12:30pm-4:30pm – DIY Advent Calendar:Spend an afternoon making this festive and fun advent calendar, all supplies included. Kit includes unbleached cotton muslin, pre-cut coordinating Christmas fabric, custom numbered pockets, thread and a coloured instruction booklet.
1pm– Queen’s a cappella concert – with The Caledonia’s and All The Queen’s Men! Admission is by donation (5$ suggested)
1pm– Local Business Showcase – We’re flaunting our best at this end-of-year mixer. You’ll enjoy locally made food (and wine), a professional photoshoot, and a writing session to perfect your three line bio. “It’s like a photoshoot, writing class, and networking mixer in one”
1:30pm & 3:30pm– Queen’s Vagabond Fall Shakespeare Showcase@ Agnes Etherington Art Centre – a comical take on William Shakespeare and his works. Limited seating – arrive early – 25 capacity. Pay What You Can at $8 $10 & $15.
2pm– Queen’s Chamber Orchestra – playing movie soundtracks as well as some classical pieces often featured in movies. We are so excited to show everyone what we have been working on this semester! Tickets are by donation at the door. We will also be having a bake sale
2pm& 7pm – “Newsies” – Now is the time to seize the day! $15 matinee pricing
2pm– “If/Then” – unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal,
5pm-9pm – Lumina Borealis
5:30pm – Chinlock Wrestling @ ARC – Meet wrestling legends Tito Santana, Vickie Guerrero and Tyson Kidd as we raise money to help underprivileged youth and military families in our community. Tickets are just $10
6pm-10pm –Spread the Love, Coffee and Collaging @ Starbucks J&D
6:30pm – Lantern Hike: Experience the sights and sounds of the trails of the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area as part of an early winter evening!
6:45pm – World AIDS Day Film Screening
7:30pm – Queen’s Men’s Varsity Hockey vs. uOttawa: FREE with your Queen’s ID, or $8 advance, $10 at the door.
7:30pm – She Sings! Women’s Choir kick off the holiday season with a jazzy Christmas concert featuring The Hannah Barstow Trio and The Kingston Youth Choir.
8pm-11pm – XAVE RUTH @ Musiikki (All Ages+): Flight of the Conchords – but only one guy! Come hear songs about love, vaccines, people named Steve who are dicks, a CABBAGE, The Fantastic World of Portuguese Sardines, and so much more.
5pm – Advent Candlelight Procession with Carols: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. The service symbolizes the journey from Advent to Christmas, from the Old Testament to the New, from darkness to light. Admission by donation.
5pm-8:30pm – Lumina Borealis
7pm – One Night Only: Romeo + Juliet (1996):Come see Leo diCaprio in all his floppy haired glory, hear a soundtrack jam-packed with the newest sounds of the old millennium, and get nostalgic Tickets $10 / Cash Only
7pm – Crooner’s Christmas (19+): This memorable event will take you back to the Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra Christmas specials, all the way to current Crooner’s of today like Michael Buble & Harry Connick Jr. @ RCHA club
7pm – The Beaches + Goodbye Honolulu:Toronto-based band The Beaches are a little bit glam rock and a little bit garage. They’re tremendously warm cool girls with an infectious edge—the kind you’d want to introduce to your parents and then sneak out and party with. However you break it down, The Beaches are 100% rock and roll. @ Ale House. $25 adv.
8pm – LIVE PUB QUIZ: Compete to win prizes including free beer! Every Sunday @ The Mansion
10pm – Swordwall: an eclectic mix of old & new hip hop favourites featuring a projection & light show to keep your vibe right. Loads of drink specials, no cover, great music and always a dance party! @ The Toucan.