Arts & Culture


It’s A Hot Mess Of A Show You Won’t Want To Miss

If you’ve been considering testing out your comedy skills Hot Mess is the place to be! Join co-founders Shawn Kosmerly, Timmy Kraft and Felix HT as they kick off their first monthly comedy show, April 14th. Anyone can sign up to perform with a new topic assigned for each show to give you a little inspiration. All types of performers are welcome – as long as you’re funny! New to the game? Don’t worry they have a Fresh Mess category just for you! Check out Hot Mess’ very first show April 14th, 7p.m. at Fromagerie Elgin for a different......

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Local Playwrights Tackle Cyber Bullying in #TheWaterTower

In a social media driven world everyone is familiar with the pressure to look like they have their act together. It’s a weird new world in which we all have the ability to live a double life, one that is charmed and full of fun and you never have a bad hair day. And the real one in which you wake up with Dorito crumbs stuck to your face after binge watching How to Get Away with Murder on your day off. In a time where everything you do is documented and cyber bullying is so prevalent the stress......

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Cupcakes & Cashmere X Sixty Six

Most fashionistas know about Emily Schuman; famous fashion and lifestyle blogger for Cupcakes and Cashmere. She’s not just a blogger, but also a New York Times bestselling author, and now a clothing designer too! Her new spring line for Cupcakes & Cashmere features airy floral prints, delicate lace, and whimsical summer patterns. The best part? It’s available at Sixty Six in Sudbury! We stopped into Sixty Six to get a better look at lust over Cupcakes & Cashmere’s new collection. See for yourself below!...

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Check Your Inbox: You’ve Got Male

Gabrielle Bonin, Hannah Petingola, and Adriana Nicolucci (one of our co-founders!) are three recent graduates of Laurentian University with a strong passion for LGBT rights, issues, and education. They worked together during their final year of school to create a documentary short entitled You’ve Got Male; a film that explores the meaning of gender and masculinity from the perspective of local men in Sudbury. We talked to them about the idea behind You’ve Got Male, the creative process, and what they have planned for the upcoming year. Oh, and why someone called Laurentian Security on them (it’s a funny......

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Spotify Playlist: Shamrock Shake

The pseudo Irish boys are back in town! It’s March and you know what that means… tacky “Kiss me I’m Irish” shirts, terrible Leprechaun accents, and pints of Guinness because that’s the only Irish beer anyone knows. In honor of our favourite wee lads I’ve compiled a playlist of the most beloved Irish bands. Girls, grab your Guinness and a friend and have a therapeutic swaying sing-along to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol! Lovers, you can kiss your S/O (whether he/she’s Irish or not) and listen to Breathless by The Corrs! Stoners, enjoy a healthy dose of Enya and......

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Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Julieanne, the artist behind Heirloom Island,  is a mother, world traveller, teacher and dreamer who creates with watercolours and acrylics and has turned a selection of her work into prints and cards. She spent her childhood growing up in the Sudbury area and her summers on Manitoulin Island. Her work is inspired by the time she spent living and travelling the globe as well as her home here in the north. Read through to the end to enter our giveaway for a few of Heirloom Island’s beautiful prints! What is the story behind Heirloom Island? I am an explorer, mother,......

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Petee the Husky X Stitch & Stone

One of Sudbury’s famous dogs, Petee the Husky, paired up with local fashion boutique Stitch & Stone to showcase their blanket scarves! Take a look at how Petee would wear this fab beige and burgundy number, and pick up your very own today at Stitch & Stone!   Follow Petee the Husky on Instagram @peteethehusky and check out Stitch & Stone’s latest styles at www.stitchandstone.ca or on Instagram @stitchandstoneca....

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SCIENCE NORTH IMAX®: The Next Generation

Last month, Science North’s IMAX® Theatre was closed for some pretty awesome upgrades. The theatre reopened February 6, 2016, with the world’s most state-of-the-art advanced cinema technology–IMAX with Laser, the third of its kind in Canada (after ScotiaBank Theatre in Toronto and TELUS World of Science in Edmonton). With this new laser system, Science North’s IMAX Theatre can now offer the best cinematic programming for their documentaries and feature-length films. Before the transition from film to digital, they were only able to screen 5-7 documentaries every year but now they can screen anywhere from 30 to 40 films a......

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STC Plays it Hot and Cold with the Romeo Initiative

STC has got something different in store with their newest production of The Romeo Initiative. Part romantic comedy, part spy thriller – and you thought your love life was complicated! As the theatre’s 44th season comes to a close this newest production is just another example of the entertaining, thrilling, and thought-provoking work we’ve come to expect. Sometimes you need a little drama in your life, why not leave it to the pros at STC? Tell us about the Romeo Initiative. A finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Award, The Romeo Initiative is part romantic comedy, part spy thriller.......

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Add a Little twig + SPARK Into Your Life!

Katie Morrow is a graphic designer, outdoor enthusiast, and Canadian adventurer. She is also the girl behind twig + SPARK, a new nature-inspired brand and Etsy shop carrying everything from adventure inspired greeting cards to jewellery. Her whimsical designs come from her love of crafting and being surrounded by nature, which can be seen in all of her products, including tree stump coasters and paracord earrings. We talked to Katie to find out more about twig + SPARK! When did you decide that you wanted to create and share your ideas with others? I think I’ve always been a......

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