Archive for the ‘Arts/Entertainment/Culture’ Category

Sarnia Artwalk ready to go this weekend


For Sarnia Artwalk 2013 the time has come. With just one week to launch and with a theme of “Creating Community,” Sarnia Artwalk—a free for all ages event, will be held Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, both days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Sarnia. Attendees could easily spend the whole [...]

Sarnia Ribfest lives on as Kinsmen sign deal with Hiawatha for new venue

Sarnia Kinsmen member and Sarnia Ribfest founder Dave Johnston photographed with one of the many colourful characters in attendance June 15, 2012

Photography courtesy of Kerry Belliveau For the Kinsmen Club of Sarnia, which runs the popular Ribfest event as one of its signature fundraisers, striking a deal with Hiawatha Horse Park came in the nick of time, considering the recent closure of Centennial Park (while the city deals with its environmental issues) and the schedule for [...]

THE SHOW: INDIEFEST (Part 3) recap and footage, SIDEBAR’s grand opening, interviews and special announcements

The Show with David Burrows for May 24, 2013

  This week on The Show with David Burrows, exclusive video from INDIEFEST (Part 3) that took place last weekend, May 18, 2013, at the Stubborn Mule including footage from Leigh Coltman, MARKURS, EVERGLO and Running Red Lights. Also on tap this week is footage and interviews from the grand opening of SIDEBAR, an all-new [...]

INDIEFEST: Third night of live music concert series a charm, independent artists deliver the goods

EVERGLO performed at The Stubborn Mule for INDIEFEST (Part 3) to a rowdy, high-octane crowd Saturday, May 18, 2013

Third time’s the charm for INDIEFEST? – you bet. The region’s preeminent celebration of independent live music threw down again this past weekend at the Stubborn Mule with the third Indienight of this season’s scheduled pentalogy, a locally-borne concert series that’s provocatively demonstrating that independently-produced music is thriving and vibrant. Big used to be better [...]

THE SHOW: St. Clair’s ‘A Family Affair,’ Hotel California, RIBFEST, world record for air guitar, and INDIEFEST

The Show with David Burrows for May 16, 2013

  This week on The Show with David Burrows, footage from a recent theatrical production of “A Family Affair,” by St. Clair Secondary School students along with a special mention to Erin Gabriel. This week’s footage also includes video from Hotel California’s tribute to The Eagles last weekend at The Stubborn Mule. David also talks [...]

Local radio station will have us trying to break ‘air guitar’ Guinness world record

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By AARON ZIMMER Marketing Manager, Blackburn Radio Sarnia It has been 13 years since Sarnia has been in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2000, “The Big Kiss” took place at the RBC Centre and Sarnia broke the record for “Most Couples Kissing Simultaneously.” That record has since been broken. This summer, Sarnia will [...]

INDIEFEST returns to the Mule this weekend with EVERGLO and Running Red Lights

INDIEFEST (Part 3) returns May 18 with headliners EVERGLO and Running Red Lights

INDIEFEST continues its monthly live music concert series – in celebration of independent music everywhere – this weekend on the heels of two successful outings last month that included indie scene big kahunas Blurred Vision and Bobnoxious Rock. The next expected installment of INDIEFEST will happen tomorrow night at The Stubborn Mule, Saturday, May 18, and [...]

Fiddler on the Loose opens tonight to launch 2013 season at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia


The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 2013 Season opens on Wednesday, May 15th with the first preview show of this energetic new production that centres around the extraordinary talent of Fiddler Jesse Grandmont from London, ON and the supremely talented divas Stephanie Cadman (Fiddler, Step Dancer and Singer), Diane Chase (Canadian Country Music Star), and Janelle Murray [...]

THE SHOW: First Friday, Jessie J. Rabbit, INDIEFEST, Running Red Lights, and RETROSPECT

The Show with David Burrows for May 9, 2013

  This week on The Show with David Burrows, video footage from last weekend’s First Friday for the month of May in the downtown, featuring Jenn Kee’s performance at Cheeky Monkey. Also from First Friday, a myriad of display art by local artist Jessie J. Rabbit. The Show also includes a music video from red-hot [...]

THE SHOW: Footage from INDIEFEST, New Country Rehab, MARKURS, First Friday and more

The Show with David Burrows for May 1, 2013

  This week on The Show with David Burrows, a recap of the second INDIEFEST Indienight  (Part 2) that took place last weekend, Apr. 24, at The Stubborn Mule with video footage of all three independent bands that performed that night.  Included in the event footage is local band That Dirty Racket, London-rockers Zealots Desire [...]