YES THEATRE HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

YES Theatre has been entertaining us here in Sudbury for years and will be going into its 8th production this summer with Billy Elliot. Last week at their annual spring fundraising gala at the Caruso Club the troupe treated us to some exciting news about the direction of the company in the coming years. Known for bringing audiences unique theatre experiences and contemporary musicals with big productions this ambitious young cast is dedicated to further enhancing Northern Ontario’s profile in the arts community. Canadian theatre is experiencing a renaissance and YES Theatre is determined to make Sudbury a part......

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Get your dance on this weekend with Myths and Mirrors

Myths and Mirrors collaborates with community to create art, share stories and provides support for communities to express themselves creatively. This weekend they are hosting their 5th Annual Dance-a-thon at Fromagerie Elgin and we spoke with them to find out more about their event and what projects they are working on this summer. This is the 5th Annual Dance-a-thon – you mentioned that this year you’re hoping to raise the bar – what can our readers expect from this year’s dance-a-thon? Well, one of the biggest changes is that we’re starting a little earlier than in previous years. We’re hoping that......

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CHECK OUT SOME REFINED DESIGN WITH SUDBURY DESIGN SOCIETY

Sudbury Design Society has established itself as a hub for all things design in our city. Whether you’re a student, graduate or professional looking to network this SDS creates a community in our city for designers of all sorts!  SDS is preparing to for their biennial Sudbury Design Awards: Refined exhibition opening May 24th at The Open Studio – a fantastic showcase of the best in local design! The categories for the competition are just as varied as you’d expect when you consider the many facets of the title: Identity & Branding, website & interactive, apparel & fashion, architectural......

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Weekly Roundup: May 22-28

Tuesday, May 23 Sudbury Trivia Night at The Fromo – 3 rounds of 15 questions, and one bonus question per round. Pages are marked a-la grade 5 math class by passing them to a friend. 11, teams of 2-8. Get there early seats fill up and we don’t take reservations! Winner takes home bragging rights and some awesome prizes are awarded throughout the night! BOARD OF AWESOME: Points scored for being awesome and promoting awesome things! Find a funny answer on someone’s card, even if its not the right answer you can still nominate them for an awesome star. We......

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UP HERE TEASES WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Up Here is geared up to turn Downtown Sudbury into an immersive dreamscape once again! For a third year the fest will get to work beautifying our city with guest muralists visiting to bestow our bare walls with one of a kind pieces of art and buzzworthy shows from an eclectic group of performs of all genres. You want art installations? Check! You want multiple venues to choose from for shows? Check! You want surprise pop-up shows? Check! You want to have the absolute best time with people who love Sudbury as much as you? DOUBLE CHECK! Be there......

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KAHA: WI DANCE THEATRE BRINGS US THE HONOURING AT STC

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with the Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre’s latest production, The Honouring!  Commemorate this beautiful country’s First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 through a fascinating mix of dance and theatre production.  That’s right – Canadian history will come alive and hit the STC stage on May 12th and 13th.  Tickets are available online and we can assure you that you will not want to miss out on this multi-disciplinary performance. In celebration of Canada 150, STC’s mandate this season is to bring Canadian stories and voices to the stage right here in Sudbury.  The Honouring will......

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Ornate by Cait Is Now Online!

You may remember our interview with Caitlin Gringas of Ornate by Cait last year. Now, her business has expanded and many of her shawls, capes, and dresses are available for purchase online! We asked Caitlin to tell us a little more about her new website and what pieces she is getting ready to release this spring and summer. We are so excited that we are now able to purchase items from your online shop! When did the site go live? My online shop ornatebycait.com went live February 1st of this year (2017). I’m very excited to be taking this......

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Sudbury Theatre Centre 2017-18 Season

Nostalgia, Awe, +Laughter-why yes, these are three of our favourite sentiments, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss! After wrapping up their 45th anniversary season, the Sudbury Theatre Centre is looking forward to a season that will “induce laughter, tug at your heart strings, and have you reminiscing over the good old days”. Nostalgia, Awe, +Laughter, a celebration of entertainment from decades’ past, is the theme for the STC’s new 2017|2018 season and it’s sure to be spectacular! “The new season is a chance for patrons to relive and reconnect with many stories and characters they’ve grown to......

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HOW TO TRAVEL SOLO
Lifestyle |
May 09, 2017

HOW TO TRAVEL SOLO

You’ve done the family roadtrip to Florida, you’ve done the all-inclusive with your friends, perhaps you’ve even ventured on something like a Contiki group tour. Next challenge: The Solo Trip. Packing your bags, leaving your itinerary with someone at home, and getting dropped off at the airport/train station/car rental place is particularly freeing feeling. Having just returned from my own solo trip to Iceland, I have some tips to make you feel comfortable. Don’t underestimate what you’re capable of. Though it is becoming more popular, a large part of what holds people back is comparing their comfort zone to......

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PLAYSMELTER HITS THE STAGE

Its big anniversary for Playsmelter! Celebrating their fifth year the folks at Sudbury’s own new work theatre festival have worked hard to compile a roster of original plays to prove once again that theatre is not dead in the North. Two staged productions and first readings of three new scripts by Northern Ontario writers, this is sure to be a jam packed week! Making its world premiere will be Lara Bradley’s Blind Nickel Pig, and in its first Sudbury presentation Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti. And don’t forget to sit in on an exciting first reading of one......

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