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Thursday September 21, 2017 - Saturday October 7, 2017

Almighty Voice and His Wife

Almighty Voice and His Wifeby Daniel David MosesPresented by Theatre Kingston It's 1895 and a young Cree couple have fallen in love and wish to marry - but the cow the groom has procured for the feast is stolen and the penalty for killing a cow without a licence is death. Written by acclaimed First...
Thursday September 7, 2017 - Saturday September 23, 2017

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery David McGillivray and Walter Zernin Comedy Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the...
Sunday September 24, 2017

Brahms Festival - MW1

The Kingston Symphony presents: Brahms Festival Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30p.m. The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston   Brahms| Symphony No. 3 Brahms | Symphony No. 4   Evan Mitchell Conductor   In the spirit of what is quickly becoming a tradition for the Kingston Symphony, we feature the mature...
Wednesday September 27, 2017

1. Kingston Dinner Club

1. Kingston Dinner ClubDinner and Author TalkDennis Prescott Instagram celebrity, food blogger, and chef Dennis Prescott presents a flavour-forward dining experience. A former touring musician, Dennis quit the road and taught himself to cook using library copies of Jamie Oliver. He not only learned...
Wednesday September 27, 2017

2. Capturing Your Adventure in Word and Image

2. Capturing Your Adventure in Word and Image Writers Studio SeminarKevin Vallely For Kevin Vallely, adventure photographer/writers work differently than nature photographers or writers, where it's about waiting for the perfect moment to come to you. For an adventure photographer/writer, it's all...
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Bruce Cockburn with special guest Terra Lightfoot

One of Canada's finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honoured with 12 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and a Governor...
Wednesday September 27, 2017

3. Adam Gopnik's New York City

3. Adam Gopnik's New York City Reading and ConversationAdam Gopnikwith Mark Medley Join Adam Gopnik, long-time contributor to The New Yorker magazine, as he shares a new memoir that brims with charming erudition, rich detail, and deep insight into the particular magic of New York City in the 1980s...
Thursday September 28, 2017

4. The Other Side of the Conflict: WWII Fiction *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 4. The Other Side of the Conflict: WW II Fiction (Festival Field Trip)Solo PresentationAmanda Lewis Inspired by a true story, Amanda West Lewis's new novel relates what life was like for a boy growing in World War II Germany. Her main character must navigate a difficult path between...
Thursday September 28, 2017

5. Living on the Edge: Rowing the Northwest Passage *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 5. Living On the Edge: Rowing the Northwest Passage (Festival Field Trip)Solo PresentationKevin Vallely With three team members, adventure photographer/writer Kevin Vallely set out to be part of the first group to successfully traverse the Northwest Passage in a single season in a...
Thursday September 28, 2017

6. Writing Engaging Characters *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 6. Writing Engaging Characters Teenswrite! Richard Scrimger Richard Scrimger helps you build characters from the top down and from the bottom up. Either way works, because characters always reflect their creator, and yet, whether dorks or bullies, they are also their own people, who...
Thursday September 28, 2017

7. Differences and Similarities: YA Fiction *SOLD OUT*

  ***SOLD OUT*** 7. Differences and Similarities: YA Fiction (Festival Field Trip)Readings and ConversationS.K. AliLeanne LiebermanModerator Shelley Tanaka High school life for Janna, a Muslim student, and for Sidney, a Jewish student, has many challenges. Both characters face and learn to deal...
Thursday September 28, 2017

8. A Compassionate Career: Memoir

8. A Compassionate Career: Memoir Festival Field TripSolo presentationCraig Davidson Craig Davidson takes us along for a ride one experienced every day by the Special Needs kids who were part of his own growth and redemption as he drives their school bus. I thought I would just drive a bus of high...
Thursday September 28, 2017

10. Storytelling Through Food Photography

10. Storytelling Through Food Photography Dennis Prescott Wildly popular food blogger and chef Dennis the Prescott (www.dennistheprescott.com) introduces you to the art of the story in images. Dennis believes that food photography presents a unique opportunity to tell your own story, your food...
Thursday September 28, 2017

9. Writing Poetry *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 9. Writing Poetry TeensWrite!Armand Garnet Ruffo Northern Anishinaabe poet Armand Garnet Ruffo draws upon his own heritage to illustrate the poetry of place and memory, and explains why his own writing extends to stories, biography, and film-making that reflect his Ojibway heritage....
Thursday September 28, 2017

11. Susanna and Maud: Biography Meets Fiction *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 11. Susanna and Maud: Biography to FictionReadings and ConversationMelanie FishbaneCecily RossModerator Danika Lochhead Award-winning author Cecily Ross brings to life Susanna Moodie, an iconic and intrepid early Canadian female writer. Melanie Fishbanes debut novel is inspired by...
Thursday September 28, 2017

12. Writing Difficult Topics *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 12. Writing Difficult Topics TeensWrite!Leanne Lieberman YA novelist and teacher Leanne Lieberman helps students come to grips with how to to get over your own discomfort and write about subjects that may be considered sensitive, uncomfortable, or controversial. Her own novels have...
Thursday September 28, 2017

13. Observations on Nature: Memoir

13. Observations on Nature: MemoirReadings and Conversation Helen HumphreysKyo MaclearModerator Sarah Yi-Mei TsiangAward-winning authors Helen Humphreys and Kyo Maclear are acute observers of things small and significant. Their newest books both have been likened to Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk...
Thursday September 28, 2017

14. International Marquee

14. International Marquee Reading and ConversationMichael Chabonwith Eric Friesen Pulitizer Prize-winning American novelist Michael Chabon joins veteran broadcaster Eric Friesen to talk about Michael's latest, most luminous work, the auto-biographical novel, Moonglow. In a conversation that is sure...
Friday September 29, 2017

16. The Art of the Book: Calligraphy and Book Making

16. The Art of the Book: Calligraphy and Book Making Writers StudioAmanda Lewis Writer, visual artist, and calligrapher Amanda Lewis offers a different kind of writing workshop, one that gives you a physical connection to writing, and draws out your sense of the book as a tangible object, source of...
Friday September 29, 2017

15. Pen and Pointe Shoes: The Story of Bronia Nijinska

15. Pen and Pointe Shoes: The Story of Bronia NijinskaReading and ConversationEva Stachniakwith Cecily RossEva Stachniak shares her wondrous historical novel about the life of ballet great Bronia Nijinska, sister to the famous dancer Vladimir Nijinsky. With Cecily Ross, Eva talks about Bronia, her...
Friday September 29, 2017

17. Paths to Understanding: Indigenous Women Write

17. Paths to Understanding: Indigenous Women WriteRosanna DeerchildLee MaracleLeanne Betasamosake Simpson Moderator Terri-Lynn Brennan Join Cree author and radio journalist Rosanna Deerchild, Lee Maracle, a Salish West Coast author, author and activist Leanne Simpson, a member of the Michi Saagiig...
Friday September 29, 2017

19. Fictionalizing Famous Figures

19. Fictionalizing Famous Figures Writers StudioEva Stachniak Master storyteller Eva Stachniak shows you how to capture that famous historical figure (or your great- great- grandmother) by creating a voice that rings true. She’ll discuss how much to depend on archival evidence, where to look for...
Friday September 29, 2017

18. Book Lovers' Lunch *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 18. Book Lovers' Lunch Solo presentationBen McNally How could we not bring Ben McNally, of Toronto's Ben McNally Books, back to Kingston to present his latest installation of "Preview Picks?" With over 40 years of recommending books to discerning customers, Ben is a master. In our...
Friday September 29, 2017

20. Marketing Lessons *SOLD OUT*

***SOLD OUT*** 20. Marketing Lessons Solo presentationTerry O'Reilly Award-winning advertising expert and CBC marketing guru Terry O'Reilly shares a lifetime of marketing wisdom tailored to the little guys, and ways that they can compete with the big guys for their customers attention. Terry...
Friday September 29, 2017

22. Poetry Reading and Art Show Launch

Readings, art exhibition, and reception Michael CasteelsSadiqa de MeijerSteven HeightonHelen HumphreysSarah Tsiang  Five of Kingston’s finest poets gather to read at the fabulous Elm Café. Join Michael, Sadiqa, Steve, Helen, and Sarah for this celebration of the written word spoken and turned...
Friday September 29, 2017

21. Writing the First Page

21. Writing the First Page Writers Studio Merilyn Simonds When browsing a bookstore, how many readers set aside a book after the first page? Agents and editors can be just as tough. But the good news is that they will all read the first page. Merilyn Simonds teaches you to craft an opening that...
Friday September 29, 2017

23. A Bride, a Groom, and a Lover

23. A Bride, A Groom, and a Lover: Mystery and Moral Malaise in Victorian CanadaReading and ConversationRay Argylewith Lawrence Scanlan Join Kingston author Ray Argyle as he and author Lawrence Scanlan chat about Rays newest book, a novel based on a true story. Set in rural Ontario, with elements...
Friday September 29, 2017

24. Freedom Seekers: the African Experience in North America

24. Freedom Seekers: the African Experience in North AmericaReadings and ConversationKarolyn Smardz FrostLinda SpaldingModerator Anita Jack-Davies GG Award-winning authors both, biographer Karoyln Smardz-Frost and novelist Linda Spalding bring to life the extraordinary experiences of freedom...
Friday September 29, 2017

25. Reading Men: Books (and Beer!)

25. Reading Men: Books (and Beer!) Readings and Conversation Steven HeightonPasha MallaLinden MacIntyre Join Pasha, Steve, and Linden in a cold one, as these accomplished writers share a relaxed, unmoderated conversation about their books and their protagonists, and hash out their thoughts on...
Saturday September 30, 2017

26. Café Noir: Death at Dowbiggen

26. Café Noir: Death at Dowbiggen Reading and ConversationJohn Farrowwith Barbara Bell John Farrow (aka Trevor Ferguson) regales us with his newest dark thriller, which includes a murdered New Hampshire co-ed, a letter, and a spy. The investigation is hampered stateside by the fury of nature and...
Saturday September 30, 2017

27. Historical Research from Old Sources

27. Historical Research from Old SourcesWriters StudioKarolyn Smardz Frost Although they can be challenging to find, accurate historical details from primary sources give your story or non-fiction piece credibility, and contribute to your readers’ trust. Governor General’s Award winner, historian...
Saturday September 30, 2017

28. Jimmy & James/Past & Present: Historical Fiction

28. Jimmy & James/Present & Past: Historical FictionReading and conversationKathleen Winterwith Charlotte Gray In the most recent example of her beautifully written, audacious, and deeply inventive work, Kathleen Winter presents two characters in one, General James Wolfe, known to most...
Saturday September 30, 2017

00. Project Bookmark Unveiling

Project Bookmark Canada, the City of Kingston, and Kingston WritersFest celebrate Merilyn Simonds’ classic literary work, The Convict Lover, with the unveiling of the city’s second Bookmark. Kingston WritersFest is proud to include the ceremony as one of this year’s Festival events. Join Laurie...
Saturday September 30, 2017

30. Writing Dialogue

30. Beefsteaks and Heartbreaks: A Writing Workshop for Jerks(and Others Plumbing the Depths of Disappointment) Writers StudioPasha Malla Dialogue can be daunting. Join award-winning author Pasha Malla in this hands-on workshop on how to write dialogue that evokes character, and that resonates with...
Saturday September 30, 2017

29. Finding Truth in Fair Verona: Juliet, Shakespeare, & Love

29. Finding Truth in Fair Verona: Juliet, Shakespeare, & Love Reading and conversationGlenn Dixonwith Ben McNally Not many men would volunteer to travel abroad to become one of Juliet’s secretaries, but author Glenn Dixon does just that in the name of research, and in a quest for understanding...
Saturday September 30, 2017

31. Present Imperfect: Speculative Fiction

31. Present Imperfect: Speculative FictionReading and ConversationElan Mastaiwith Marc Garniss Award-winning screenwriter turned novelist Elan Mastai sends us to an alternate world, a thrilling techno-Utopian paradise where flying cars and robot maids are a reality, then challenges us to ask...
Saturday September 30, 2017

32. Canadians Less Ordinary, In Word and Image

32. Canadians Less Ordinary, In Word and ImageReadings and ConversationCharlotte GrayLawrence ScanlanModerator Alicia Boutilier What makes a great Canadian? Join award-winning authors Charlotte Gray and Lawrence Scanlan as they discuss the extraordinary people featured in their books. Tommy Douglas...
Saturday September 30, 2017

33. Writing Good Sexy

33. Writing Good Sexy Writers StudioKaren Connelly Short of seguing directly to the aftermath, how do you write sex scenes that avoid cliché, pretension, coyness, or awkwardness? Award-winning author Karen Connelly leads you past internal or external barriers, to write beautiful, funny, powerful...
Saturday September 30, 2017

34. The Big Idea - Despair and Hope: Finding Refuge in Canada

34. The Big Idea  Despair and Hope: Finding Refuge in CanadaOnstage ConversationCarol OffAhmad Danny RamadanDoug SaundersModerator Eric Friesen Join moderator Eric Friesen for a penetrating conversation with award-winning journalists and authors Carol Off and Doug Saunders, and debut novelist Danny...
Saturday September 30, 2017

Jann Arden

All the information about the new season can be found here: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/grand-onstage    This page includes a list of important dates. Proud and deserving recipient of a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, Jann Arden has been a multi-platinum award winning singer/songwriter for over 20...
Saturday September 30, 2017

35. Saturday Night SpeakEasy

35. Saturday Night SpeakEasy PerformanceMichelle BerryJanie ChangKaren ConnellyGlenn DixonPierre-Luc LandryJennifer LoveGroveDiane SchoemperlenAnna PorterHosted by Bill Richardson Join us for an entertaining evening of poetry and prose, with a live set to open by our house band, Trio Without Words...
Sunday October 1, 2017

36. Paper, Pen, and Pixels: Memoir

36. Paper, Pen, and Pixels: MemoirReading and ConversationMerilyn Simondswith Diane Schoemperlen Author Merilyn Simonds shares stories that span 40 years from her new memoir, and talks about her ongoing love affair with books, reading, and writing. With author Diane Schoemperlen she explores the...
Sunday October 1, 2017

37. Adapting Your Novel for Screen

37. Adapting Your Novel (or Someone Else’s) for Screen Writers StudioElan Mastai Five of Elan Mastai’s screenplays have been made into films, most recently, “What If – a.k.a. The F Word”, which won the Canadian Academy Award and the Writers Guild of Canada Award for best screenplay. He’s also...
Sunday October 1, 2017

38. Compound Sorrows and a Hint of Magic: Chinese Historical Fiction

38. Compound Sorrows and a Touch of Magic: Chinese Historical FictionJanie Changwith Barbara Bell Janie Chang spins a richly textured tale of a thrice-unfortunate girl – the illegitimate Eurasian daughter of a Chinese concubine – who navigates the complexities and intrigues of early-twentieth-...
Sunday October 1, 2017

39. Broken Prisons: Thirty Years in Canada's Prison Service

39. Broken Prisons: Thirty Years in Canada’s Prison ServiceSolo PresentationRobert Clark Robert Clark, a three-decade veteran of Corrections Canada, believed he had something to offer prisoners. This belief was crushed as he climbed to the position of deputy warden and suffered a crisis of...
Sunday October 1, 2017

41. Nailing It: Define Your Characters from the Opening Chapter

41. Nailing It: Define Your Characters from the First Chapter Writers StudioMichelle Berry Novelist Michelle Berry starts with a brief talk about the fundamentals of a good opening and then moves to how to develop great characters that leap off the page. She’ll assign a fun exercise: participants...
Sunday October 1, 2017

40. The Real Vimy: Remembrance and National Identity

40. Vimy: Remembrance and National IdentityReading and ConversationTim Cookwith Duncan McDowall Join historian Tim Cook and Queen’s University Historian Duncan McDowall as they talk about this legendary battle and its place in the Canadian national consciousness. How did Vimy, relatively...
Sunday October 1, 2017

42. Author! Author!

42. Author! Author!Kathy ReichsWith Robert Rotenberg Forensic anthropologist and academic by day, prolific writer by night, American author Kathy Reichs has delivered a brilliant forensic crime series featuring Temperance Brennan, that spans two decades and exceeds two dozen works of fiction. With...
Sunday October 1, 2017

43. Viva Voce: Discovery

Performance Poetry  Kingston WritersFest andJuvenis Arts Festival celebrate young literary talent in a lively hour of spoken-word poetry, as promising young local writers, aged 13–30, perform a curated selection of original pieces. This event gives you a chance to discover young Kingston talent...
Sunday October 1, 2017

45. New Writer's Roundtable

45. New Writers’ Roundtable Writers Studio SeminarPatrick Crean Veteran editor Patrick Crean leads this round table, open to all writers, beginners or published, to discuss strategies to get your work published. What do editors look for? What are the differences between over the transom and...
Sunday October 1, 2017

44. Wine, Women, and Words

44. Wine, Women, and Words Readings and Conversation Jennifer LoveGroveLeanne DunicAlison PickKaren Connolly Picture a comfy living room get-together with the smartest women you know. Now, imagine that you’re there as they sip wine, dip into their latest books, and discuss the issues that drive...
Sunday October 1, 2017

46. The New Farm: Food, People, Planet

46. The New Farm: Food, People, Planet Reading, Talk, and TastingsBrent Preston Brent Preston and his partner left Toronto and purchased acreage in southwestern Ontario Their goal? To feed their family quality organic food, paying their way, and restoring land that had suffered decades of...
Sunday October 1, 2017

2017 Kingston WritersFest Pass - SOLD OUT!

2017 Festival Pass ***SOLD OUT***   NEW- now includes a ticket to the International Marquee!   Quantities are limited and passes alway sell out, so buy now to avoid disappointment.   Purchase your pass to the 2017 Festival the very best way to get the most out of everything Kingston WritersFest has...
Sunday October 1, 2017

47. Robertson Davies Lecture

47. The Robertson Davies Lecture Lecture and Conversation Anna Porter An Officer of The Order of Canada, Anna Porter is one of Canada’s most respected publishing professionals, and co-founder of Key Porter Books. She is also an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and this year,...
Wednesday October 11, 2017

An evening of songs & stories with Graham Nash

Among his many accolades, Graham Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, two-time songwriter's Hall of Fame inductee and a Grammy Award winner. Nash's passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. His latest studio album The Path...
Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Saturday October 21, 2017

Les Belles-Soeurs

King's Town Players presentLes Belles-Soeurs   Michel Tremblays classic dark comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs, is set in 1965 Montreal against the backdrop of the quiet revolution. Change is coming in Quebec and Canada, and in the kitchen of Germaine Lauzon, who gathers family, friends & neighbours,...
Friday October 13, 2017

Canada, It's Complicated

Canada, It's Complicated  - an innovative new production by Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CODCO) - embarks on a national tour this fall, traveling to every Canadian province and territory. Featuring sketches and satirical songs that examine the joys, foibles, tragedies, and triumphs of...
Saturday October 14, 2017

Barenaked Ladies: CANADA 1 Five 0 Tour

BNL have been together for nearly three decades, produced 15 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single (“One Week”) and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang...
Sunday October 15, 2017

Tout à Trac presents Pinocchio

  PINOCCHIO Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic Written and directed by Hugo Bélanger English translation by Bobby Theodore A production of Tout à Trac in co-production with Place des Arts and Tennessee Performing Arts Center CAST: Krystel Descary, Claude Tremblay, Émilie St-Germain, Michel Daviau...
Thursday October 19, 2017 - Saturday November 4, 2017

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson Drama/Comedy This love story sees Ethel and Norman Thayer returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. He is a retired professor with heart palpitations and a failing memory but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel,...
Friday October 20, 2017

BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

Dollar Bill’s and James Braden Ford Lincoln are thrilled to present an evening of superb live Canadian entertainment with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings with Special Guest Dan Aykroyd   The first 425 tickets sold include a FREE copy of “Bootlegger’s Legacy Volume 2” and the remaining ticket holders...
Sunday October 22, 2017

Canadian Seasons - MW2

The Kingston Symphony presents: Canadian Seasons Sunday October 22 2017 2:30p.m. The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston   Livingston | Sesquie Croall | Spirit Dancers Estacio | Trumpet Concerto Burge | Four Seasons of the Canadian Flag   Larry Larson Trumpet Winner of the Isabel Overton Bader Canadian...
Tuesday October 24, 2017

Let It Be - Celebrate The Beatles

Annerin Productions presentsLet It Be - Celebrate The Beatles Direct from London's West End and Broadway the international hit show made its North American debut with an 8 week tour throughout Canada and the U.S during spring of 2015. The infamous show that has been seen by over 2 million people...
Friday October 27, 2017

Pavlo in concert with Special Guests Mark Masri and Lazos Ioannidis

Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 13 albums and has performed more than 2,000 concerts. Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls "Mediterranean music...
Saturday October 28, 2017

Stage Villains

PASSWORD PROTECTED PRESALE STARTING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 12NOON, UNTIL PUBLIC ON SALE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 12NOON.   After the success of their highly acclaimed performance in May, the Broadway Concert Series returns to the Grand Theatre with "Stage Villains" the perfect Halloween...
Wednesday November 1, 2017

Xara Choral Theatre performs Fatty Legs

From Canada's far north, emerges the story of Olemaun Pokiak whose only dream is to learn to read. But her dreams are dashed after arriving at a Residential School. Her name is changed to Margaret, her hair is cut and she is shown nothing but cruelty by classmates and teachers. Fatty Legs allows...
Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Sunday November 5, 2017

The Theatre Centre presents Sea Sick

Director: Franco Boni with Ravi Jain A non-fiction play performed by an award-winning journalist. Alanna Mitchell is a Canadian science journalist contributing regularly to the New York Times science section, CBC's Quirks & Quarks science programme, CBC Radio and Canadian Geographic Magazine....
Thursday November 2, 2017

Patricia O'Callaghan sings Leonard Cohen and more

Experience the sensuous, bittersweet music of Leonard Cohen and his contemporaries, given a feminine touch in the hands of Canadian chanteuse, Patricia O'Callaghan. Mixing his lesser-known songs with new twists on the hits, she peppers these fresh interpretations with French and Spanish, giving the...
Sunday November 5, 2017

Peter & The Wolf

The Kingston Symphony presents:Peter & The WolfSunday November 5 2017  2:30p.m.The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St, Kingston Prokofiev's timeless musical tale of a young boy and his animal friends is brought to life by the Kingston Symphony. Listen as Peter walks to the melody of the strings,...
Thursday November 9, 2017

Gordon Lightfoot

With his rich, warm voice and nimble guitar technique, this legendary folk-rock singer-songwriter weaves together his unforgettable hits from his historic 50-year musical career. You'll enjoy such classics as "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," "Early Morning Rain," "Carefree Highway," "The...
Saturday November 11, 2017

Elvis Anthology

King Attractions presents Elvis Anthology A Fundraiser for "Providence Care Hospital Patient Comfort Fund"   Starring Matt Cage and Tim HendryWith special guests, Adrianne Marcucci and The Greater Kingston ChorusAll backed up by The Casino Brothers Band In 1956, Elvis Presley emerged as one of the...
Tuesday November 14, 2017

An evening with Daniel Lanois

Time On Tour - Daniel Lanois with Kyle Crane and Jim Wilson A brilliant musician in his own right, and a producer who has contributed significantly to the soundtracks of our lives, including groundbreaking albums by U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jon Hassell, Emmylou Harris, Willie...
Friday November 17, 2017

Shane Koyczan

Poet and author Shane Koyczan, born and raised in Yellowknife, has been receiving praise for his poignant prose around the country for years. His poem We Are More featured prominently during Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill and he performed a variation of the same poem during the Opening...
Saturday November 18, 2017

Sinatra & Friends - POPS1

The Kingston Symphony presents:Sinatra & FriendsSaturday November 18 2017  7:30p.m.The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. Canadian crooner Michael Vanhevel and the Kingston Symphony take you back with songs that made Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Johnny Mathis and even Elvis Presley are featured...
Tuesday November 21, 2017

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Right Angle Entertainment presents   The Simon & Garfunkel Story   The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play the Grand Theatre in Kingston on November 21 on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive...
Thursday November 23, 2017

Whitehorse

Grand OnStage and Flying V Productions present Whitehorse Glam and sleaze, desert grit and subway rats, scum-bags and fakers, hot messes and cold shoulders: welcome to the world of Whitehorse. Whitehorse's brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy...
Friday November 24, 2017

Classic Albums Live performs Rush's 2112

Recorded 41 years ago, Rush's first commercially successful album and a signature record for the band, 2112 will be played note for note, cut for cut by the talented musicians of Classic Albums Live. Rush fans will hear all of the legendary tracks from the album including A Passage to Bangkok,...
Saturday November 25, 2017

Navdhara India Dance Theatre performs A Passage to Bollywood

This vibrant stage musical with foot tapping music, colourful costumes and a gripping plot will keep you at the edge of your seat. The audience can expect to experience drama, action, romance, and dance just like a typical Bollywood Film. A popular pot boiler, this one hour entertainment capsule of...
Sunday November 26, 2017

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia performs Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook

Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia adapts Guess How Much I Love You, the award-...
Tuesday November 28, 2017

Men of the Deeps Holiday Show

The Men of the Deeps, North America's only coal miners' choir, undertakes its first ever solo Christmas tour as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations. In addition to its traditional repertoire of coal mining songs and stories, and songs from their beloved Cape Breton, the group will be...
Thursday November 30, 2017

"OH WHAT A NIGHT!" - THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Rocklands Entertainment presents "OH WHAT A NIGHT!" -  THE CHRISTMAS SHOW The cast of "OH WHAT A NIGHT!", the internationally renowned tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, celebrates the Christmas season with a brand new show that definitely creates "holiday sparkle". In the "OH WHAT A...
Thursday November 30, 2017 - Saturday December 16, 2017

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson Holiday Classic In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe they mayhem-and the fun- when...
Friday December 1, 2017

Susan Aglukark and Les Stroud in Arctic Crossing

Imagine a concert that celebrates the Artic and the Earth while highlighting the story of the Inuits' survival throughout the ages. This is it! Susan Aglukark's gift is the story of the Inuit - their philosophy of reciprocity made alive by the energy of the land which has provided for their ability...
Saturday December 2, 2017

Eddie Palmieri - Eddie at 80

Mr. Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive celebrates his 80th birthday in 2017 with a historic tour entitled "Eddie at 80". With a musical career that spans over 50 years as a pianist, bandleader and composer of Salsa and Latin jazz, Mr. Palmieri made history by...
Sunday December 3, 2017

Ryan & Tchaikovsky - MW3

The Kingston Symphony presents:Ryan & TchaikovskySunday December 3 20172:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston Mascall | GrungeRyan | EquilateralTchaikovsky | Symphony No. 5 Gryphon Trio Evan Mitchell Conductor The Gryphon Trio makes a triumphant return to Kingston to perform Jeffrey Ryan's...
Wednesday December 6, 2017 - Thursday December 7, 2017

State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs The Nutcracker

The incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia returns to the Grand, presenting the beloved classic, featuring traditional choreography and sparkling imagery. Internationally renowned, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings The Nutcracker to life through graceful costumes, enchanting sets and...
Tuesday December 19, 2017 - Wednesday December 20, 2017

Candlelight Christmas

The Kingston Symphony presents:Candlelight ChristmasTuesday December 19 2017  7:30p.m.Wednesday December 20 2017  7:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston. Ring in the season with our classical Christmas concert! An annual sell - out, it is the perfect way to begin your holiday festivities. Hear...
Sunday January 14, 2018

Korngold & Shostakovich - MW4

The Kingston Symphony presents:Korngold & ShostakovichSunday January 14 20182:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston Beethoven | Overture to Leonore No. 3Korngold | Violin ConcertoShostakovich | Symphony No. 5 Jonathan Crow ViolinEvan Mitchell Conductor This afternoon's concert includes a...
Thursday January 18, 2018 - Saturday February 3, 2018

Murder on the Nile

Murder on the Nile Agatha Christie Mystery Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by the shocking and brutal murder. Under...
Sunday January 21, 2018

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo - Live guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You'll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while...
Thursday January 25, 2018

Calypso Rose with Kobo Town

Calypso Rose has enjoyed a long and celebrated career as the matriarch of the genre from which she takes her name. Rose's latest album, Far From Home, in which she collaborates with Manu Chao, achieved massive success hitting the top of the charts upon its release and received the French GRAMMY...
Friday January 26, 2018

Tartan Terrors

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with us! Tartan Terrors have re-energized Celtic music, combining rock's energy with traditional dance and humour. Using their fiddles, classic pipes, driving drum beats and signature guitar styles, Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion. This band is sure to get...
Saturday January 27, 2018 - Sunday January 28, 2018

Rachmaninoff & Beethoven - MW5

The Kingston Symphony presents:Rachmaninoff & BeethovenThe Isabel, 390 King St W, KingstonSaturday January 27 2:30p.m.Sunday January 28 2:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston Wagner | Prelude to Act 1 of LohengrinRachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 3Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 Avan Yu...
Tuesday January 30, 2018

Compagnie Marie Chouinard: The Rite of Spring and Henri Michaux: Mouvements

In choosing to reexamine this powerful hymn to life, Marie Chouinard has created her first choreography based on Stravinsky's iconic score, The Rite of Spring explores a New World and marks the entry of dance into modernity. In 1980, Marie Chouinard discovered the book Mouvements by Henri Michaux....
Tuesday January 30, 2018 - Sunday February 4, 2018

Fixt Point Theatre performs The Tale of a Town

Follow the storymobile (a.k.a recording studio on wheels) as it crosses the country to gather the almost-lost tales of Canada's beloved main streets. This multimedia presentation features voices of Canadians recorded in every province and territory, alongside personal anecdotes from this epic...
Friday February 2, 2018

Cowboy Junkies

Canadian alternative band, Cowboy Junkies, are famous for their unique blend of country, blues and folk rock. Cowboy Junkies have earned not only critical attention and a cult like following, but also multiple Juno nominations for Group of the Year. In January, the band participated in the CBC'sThe...
Saturday February 3, 2018

Gord Bamford

Gord's latest album, Tin Roof, won the CCMA Album of the Year and has been nominated for the 2017 Country Album of the Year Juno Award. Add these acclaims to his twenty-four CCMA Awards & two time CMA Awards, and you can see why audiences are fans of this country superstar. Performing at the...
Sunday February 4, 2018

Tall Stories performs The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the...
Tuesday February 6, 2018

Tao: Drum Heart

Tao: Drum Heart brings the history of traditional Japanese drumming to life in a breathtaking performance of music and dance. Directed by Amon Miyamoto, this group will have hearts racing with their energetic and choreography and pounding percussion. Tao made their stunning debut to the world at...
Wednesday February 7, 2018

Louie Anderson

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of North America's most recognized and adored comics. Named by ComedyCentral as One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time. His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-...
Saturday February 10, 2018 - Sunday February 11, 2018

John Williams and the Movies - POPS 2

The Kingston Symphony presents:John Williams and the MoviesSaturday February 10 2018  7:30p.m.Sunday February 11 2018  2:30p.m.The Grand, 218 Princess St. The opening shark attack in Jaws, Darth Vader's first appearance in Star Wars, E.T.'s famous bike ride. Clark Kent's phone booth transformation...
Thursday February 15, 2018

3,2,1 Dance!

Engage, experience & embrace this eclectic program featuring signature solo, duet & trio works from some of Ontario's prominent dancers and choreographer. Offering an array of world touring works of contemporary dance from diverse artists, this night of dance has something for everyone....
Tuesday February 20, 2018

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, music director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal, present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. Her collection of American roots songs encompasses sounds of the blues, gospel, folk, country and rock...
Tuesday February 27, 2018

The Peking Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats have been pushing the limits of human ability, and flexibility, for the past 31 years. These Chinese acrobats will leave audiences stunned as they tumble, juggle, climb, and contort themselves in seamless, fluid motion with unparalleled discipline. In 1999, group balanced six...
Thursday March 1, 2018 - Saturday March 17, 2018

At My Heart's Core

At My Heart's Core Drama Robertson Davies EODL Festival Entry Pioneers Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Trail and Frances Stewart experience cultural deprivation and discontent in the Canadian backwoods during the 1837 Rebellion. A young man arrives and finds ways to make each of the women realize...
Sunday March 4, 2018

Tchaikovsky & Mozart - MW6

The Kingston Symphony presents:Tchaikovsky & MozartSunday March 4 20182:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston Zivkovic | Meccanico from Trio per unoPalmer | Courtiers & Commoners for Brass EnsembleTchaikovsky | Serenade for StringsMozart | Gran Partita Evan Mitchell Conductor We shine a...
Thursday March 8, 2018

Che Malambo

What began as 17th century duels to test agility, strength, and dexterity, has been reimagined by Artist Director, Gilles Brinas, into a thrilling and spectacle blending precision footwork, whirling boleadoras (throwing weapon), drumming and song. Malambo is a traditional dance of Argentina that...
Friday March 23, 2018

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

Big League players Tom Cochrane and Red Rider have been in the game for over 40 years banging out hits like Good Times, Boy Inside The Man, and Lunatic Fringe. The band, who Cochrane joined in 1978, have released 6 studio albums and sold over 6 million worldwide. Drawing inspiration from rock...
Saturday April 7, 2018

Just For Laughs Roadshow 2018

Grand OnStage audiences flock to this annual performance with great anticipation which sells out year after year. Amazing laughs are guaranteed from Canada's newest and brightest comedians! Warning: Comedy performances may contain mature content. Performance Sponsor: Empire Life
Thursday April 12, 2018

Ballets Jazz Montreal

Faced with the tensions and uncertainties in today's world, Ballets Jazz Montreal has chosen to remain faithful to an aesthetic form of dance, which can also have an uplifting effect on the soul. This approach has earned it the title of "feel good company," often employed by both public and the...
Friday April 13, 2018

The Hot Sardines

At the helm of the Jazz revival, New York's The Hot Sardines are bringing a classic sound to a new generation. The group's debut album spent over a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart in 2014, and was named one of the best jazz albums of the year by iTunes.In 2015, the band played over 100 shows in...
Saturday April 14, 2018 - Sunday April 15, 2018

Herbert & Dvorak - MW7

The Kingston Symphony presents:Herbert & DvorakSaturday April 14 2018  2:30p.m.Sunday April 15 2018  2:30p.m.The Isabel, 390 King St W, Kingston Massenet | Prelude to Act 5 of Don QuichotteHerbert | Cello Concerto No. 2.Dvorak | Cello Concerto Ariel Barnes CelloEvan Mitchell Conductor Special...
Saturday April 14, 2018

Classic Albums Live performs The Eagles' Hotel California

The title track of this album of the same name by The Eagles is undoubtedly one of the band's most legendary songs. Listen to the complete album note for note, cut for cut as performed by the amazing musicians of Classic Albums Live.
Saturday April 21, 2018

Roseanne Barr

Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, 2012 presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess - Roseanne Barr continues to amaze. The NY Times said that "her greatest asset is her gravitational pull, a force that enchants while holding things, and people, at a...
Thursday April 26, 2018 - Saturday May 12, 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Dale Wasserman Drama A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the...
Friday April 27, 2018

Choir! Choir! Choir!

What happens when a room full of people burst into song? No experience is required for this family-friendly sing-along led by the amazing talents of Daveed and Nobu. Experience the phenomenon live in the Grand Theatre! How it works: you get a lyric sheet, Daveed and Nobu teach the vocal arrangement...
Saturday April 28, 2018

Sultans of String - POPS3

The Kingston Symphony presents:Sultans of StringSaturday April 28 2018  7:30p.m.The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St, Kingston The award winning Sultans of String blends the majestic sound of the Kingston Symphony with their feisty folk-world compositions to create the ultimate crossover show. Sable...
Sunday April 29, 2018

Fiddle Fire

The Kingston Symphony presents:Fiddle FireSunday April 29 2:30p.m.The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St, Kingston. Children's musical star Chris McKhool has been delighting audiences with infectious songs and exotic world instruments for two decades, performing original songs on Mr. Dressup. YTV's...
Thursday June 7, 2018 - Saturday June 23, 2018

The Mollycoddlers

The Mollycoddlers John Corrigan Comedy The Mollycoddlers is set in a barn in 1840 along the St. Lawrence River. Stanley, a life-long farm labourer, decides that working for someone else is getting him nowhere. He has a daring, yet potentially dangerous plan to change all that-pirating! His pal, Ed...