‘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 – Axe-Throwing Fundraiser for Food Bank: Come, be like Robin Hood! $30

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.

7pm-10pm – Story Untold + Selfish Things @ The Mansion (All Ages+): pop-rock quintet based out of Montreal that found it’s humble beginnings in the bedroom of lead vocalist Janick – and his creative renditions of popular alternative songs

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.

8pm-9pm – ResLife hiring info sessions: Learn more about the positions available @ Ban Righ, Fireside room.

19+ socials

9pm-12am – Thirsty Thursdays with Ted Lalonde: Enjoy half price nachos and a special price on 60 oz. pitchers at The Public House.

9pm – Karaoke @ Tir Nan ‘Og: $5 Beau’s and $24 Crowd Pleasers

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.

11pm – Justin Bieber TBT @ The Underground: free cover, free coat check.

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.

5pmFilm Screening “Indian Horse” @ QUIC: The screening will be accompanied by food, music and facilitated discussions from local and international students.

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 – “School of Rock: The Musical”

7pm – North Bay Battalion vs. Kingston Frontenacs: OHL hockey game, tickets avail. at the door starting at $12!

7pm – “Newsies” the musical: $17-$20

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 – Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra: the marvelous world of Cuban music, live at the Grand Theatre! Tickets starting at $20!

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.

8pm – Queen’s Pre-Law Society Mixer @ BLU Martini (All Ages+)

8pm-11pm – Blues/Folk – The Old Salts & Deep Dark River @ Musiikki (all ages+)

19+ Events

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.

10:30pm – QHO BOND NIGHT @ STAGES (19+): Dress up in your best James Bond-worthy attire.

10:30pm – Lotus Shaker @ The Toucan (19+): atmospheric vibes, heavy guitar solos and funky bass-y tunes in between

10:30pm – The Celebration Army + The Chalk Lines @ BLU Martini (19+): classic rock with R n B and funk overtones that keeps your feet moving on the dance floor. FREE cover!

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

6:30pmLantern 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.

19+ Socials

10pm-1:30amAestrid (from Utrecht, The Netherlands) + Paper Ladies + Julia Finnegan @ The Toucan – free cover

11pm-2am – Live music @ The Brass: Country, new and old, with some rock and others mixed in

10am-4pm – Fat Goose Holiday Craft Fair: 50+ vendors, 1 day only, $2 admission @ Grant Hall.

2pm-4pm – Queen’s a capella concert – with The Trillers! Entrance by donation (recommended $5) ~We’ll be showing off the repertoire we’ve been working on this semester + festive holiday tunes! FREE tasty snacks and beverages!

2pm – “If/Then” musical @ Rotunda Theatre

2:30pm & 7:30pm – Choir Concert: The Secret Of Christmas Vol.2 @ Cookes-Portsmouth United Church

2:30pm – Jazz ‘n Tonic @ Tir Nan ‘Og (All ages+): Join us for an afternoon of music featuring The Martello Alley Cats and Tonic. Donations accepted for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

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

19+ Socials

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.

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