Experience “Art in Bloom” with the Art Gallery’s Floral-Inspired Exhibit

Get ready to fully embrace springtime in Sudbury with Art Blooms, where the Art Gallery of Sudbury will be filled with floral arrangements from 15 professional local floral designers! These talented floral artists have studied works and paintings from the Art Gallery’s permanent collection to create beautiful and innovative arrangements inspired by their chosen art piece. Both will be displayed next to one another to create a dynamic visual display within the gallery. Some of the local flower shops and floral designers whose work will be featured include Carole Charbonneau of FlowerTowne, Sophie Prisque of Forever Petals, and Kristen......

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CRATER CREATIVES: MICHAEL KAISER

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Choosing a photographer can be......

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Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health

The Sudbury Yogathon for Mental Health is a one-day community event in support of mental health awareness throughout Greater Sudbury.  The Yogathon hopes to engage community members of all fitness levels, and to be an easy-going day of levelled yoga styles.All proceeds from the event will be donated to NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action, a peer-run mental health organization providing vital services and programs to people with lived experience of mental illness. We spoke with Emily Zanini to find out more about the event and how we can get involved again! “Sometimes medication just isn’t enough. You need to be......

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FRUITPUNCH! PACKS THE LAUGHS

LOL is hitting the scene this weekend and helping you shake off those winter blues! Catch hilarious club shows March 24th & 25th at Durham Social and really close your weekend out with an offensive bang with Lisa Lampinelli at Fraser Auditorium on the 26th! It’s going to be an action packed weekend and proudly part of all the action is Fruit Punch! LOL’s LGBT Comedy Showcase! Catch a group of out and loud comedians as diverse as all you comedy fans! These stand ups are bursting through the closet doors with some of the most hilarious introspections and......

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SIRIUSXM PRESENTS TOP COMIC AND OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

After searching high and low across Canada all year SiriusXM’s Top Comic has assembled a line-up of the most hilarious stand-ups! Taking the stage at the Durham Social March 24th at 9:30PM this bar show will be taped to air on SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs – a 24/7 comedy bonanza! Performing comics include host Ben Miner, Ashley Moffatt, Rob Bebenek, Chris Robinson, Jeff McEnery, and Nigel Grinstead – tickets are still available here ($26 +HST). A SeriusXM live taping, a stallar roster of comics – this is sure to be a show not to miss! Stick around after the show......

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MYTHS AND MIRRORS

Myths and Mirrors is a local community arts group here in Sudbury that has been working to create beautiful works of art and explore social issues for twenty years now! A feat for any organization, they stand as one of the longest-running community arts organizations in Canada! You can catch them hosting workshops in their Durham St office, stilt-walking at events, and lending a creative hand at Northern Lights Festival Boréal and Up Here – there’s just no stopping this craftivist group! We got in touch with Cora-Rae Silk of Myths and Mirrors to learn more about the organization......

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Weekly Roundup: March 20-26

Monday, March 20 Cooking Class/Dinner: Ravioli – Interactive cooking class and dinner to kick off RAVIOLI WEEK! Learn to make ravioli with the BEST – our chefs, obviously!!  Due to much interest for this event, we have decided to up the capacity to 50 people and we will host it in our Event Hall. Tickets are now on sale for $65 and can be purchased in-house or over the phone, with a credit card. This ticket includes: Hands-on cooking instruction from our chefs, Francesco and Claudio, a full service, interactive dinner. You will also get to take the ravioli that you make......

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LOL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROUND UP

It’s the most hilarious time of the year in the happiest city in Canada! Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Comedy Festival is here to help you shake off the winter chills with a line-up of comics sure to have you busting a gut. They kick off the festival with a SOLD OUT evening of Letter Kenny Comedy (fresh off their hat trick win at the Canadian Screen Awards earlier this month) and ends with the always outrageous Lisa Lampaneli. Club shows at the Durham Social will be a great chance to see a variety of comics from LOL’s carefully selected......

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Music Spotlight: Mimi O'Bonsawin

Mimi O’Bonsawin is a Canadian Roots artist from Northern Ontario who began as a young singer-songwriter and released her debut album in 2014. Mimi is releasing her new particularly intimate full-length titled ‘Connected’ Today, Thursday March 16th, accompanied by touring and songwriting workshops . Who are your musical influences? I listen to a lot of music and my influences are always changing. I go through periods where I only listen to one artist for 2-3 months, then move on to another. My main influences are Bob Marley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Gary Clark Jr., Bill Withers, Noah Gundersen, Robbie......

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Willing to Fail
Lifestyle |
March 15, 2017

Willing to Fail

I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but when I was 2 years old I was riding a bike without training wheels. I don’t remember any of this, but the way my mom tells the story is that I would run beside the bike and when it picked up an appropriate amount of speed I would jump on the seat and cruise around the mean street I grew up on. Actually it was a crescent, Chestnut Crescent to be precise. I promise I’m not taking this opportunity (just) to brag, although I do think it’s pretty......

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