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: QueensEvents.ca/calendar