Archive for the ‘Arts/Entertainment/Culture’ Category

Pathways organizing early August ARTZscape by the Bay event

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A two-day juried art exhibition and sale is heading to Centennial Park this summer and organizers have issued their "call for entry" to artists interested in participating. ARTZscape by the Bay will be held Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, with proceeds going to benefit programs of Pathways Health Centre for Children. Organizers are [...]

Best of Beatles music coming to Imperial Theatre on April 6

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  “It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog…” Most fans of popular music can easily recall these famous lyrics sung by the legendary John Lennon in the timeless Beatles hit “Hard Day’s Night”, a worldwide chart-topping single for the Liverpool group back in 1964. One of the most commercially successful and critically [...]

Petrolia Community Theatre gets naughty starting Thursday at VPP

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  Petrolia Community Theatre takes to the VPP stage this week with "Nana's Naughty Knickers" by Katherine DiSavino. It's a hilarious comedy about a savvy senior citizen, Sylvia Charles, who has started a business in her apartment – she's selling lingerie for seniors! Unfortunately, it's illegal! When her granddaughter, Bridget, arrives for the summer, Nana’s secret [...]

New movie theatre on track for opening in just a few weeks

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Right now, Sarnia is the biggest community in all of Canada without a movie theatre that resembles what's state-of-the-art in the industry, with stadium seating, an oversized screen and the amenities movie goers see in cities like London and, of course, throughout the GTA. That will all change in just a few months with the [...]

This coming weekend: Chemical Valley playing at Union Station

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At the risk of going against the mainstream grain, four of Sarnia’s busiest and seasoned musicians decided to get together and play material that you won't usually hear live in this area. The goal was to find songs that were really entertaining and fun for the audience that were equally challenging and fun for the [...]

Graydon James & the Young Novelists will appear Saturday at Trinity Lounge, Cheeky Monkey

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Toronto-based band Graydon James and the Young Novelists will be in Sarnia this weekend for two Saturday shows, including an in-store performance at the Cheeky Monkey (2 p.m.) and Trinity Lounge beginning at 9 p.m. Also appearing at Trinity Lounge are Steadfast, a Sarnia band, and the Allens, based in London. Cover charge for Trinity Lounge is [...]

Sarnia Christian School getting ready for Night in New York fundraiser

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Organizers of the fourth annual gala in support of Sarnia Christian School are hoping when you step into Lambton Inn on Saturday, April 20, you'll do a double-take. That's because they hope to transform the venue into something resembling the Big Apple for their event: A Night in New York. Entertainment for the evening will [...]

Festival of Good Things is coming to Sarnia

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  August 31, 2013 is going to be a good day.  Sarnia's brand new summer event can't come soon enough as Festival of Good Things is set to hit Dow People Place on Labour Day weekend and offer Lambton County a chance to end the summer on a high note. Featuring Ontario Craft Breweries and [...]

If Bayfest’s hiatus has got you down, come ‘Rock The Park’ at London’s Harris Park in July

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The announcement earlier this week that Sarnia’s preeminent annual music festival Rogers Bayfest will be on hiatus indefinitely has likely left a lot of heads spinning and hearts broken. After all, Bayfest has become the area’s largest entertainment tradition of the year and has filled Sarnia’s Centennial Park with tens of thousands each year since [...]

Artwalk organizers getting ready for upcoming festival

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Can summer be that far behind?   Organizers for Artwalk, one of Sarnia's most visible and popular cultural events, has issued a "Call for Vendors" for the Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2 extravaganza. Registration begins Friday, March 1 and will continue to April 27, says Chris Cowan, event coordinator. Vendors can register online [...]