KAWARTHA LAKES: On Thursday, March 3 Kawartha Lakes Arts Council (KLAC) is celebrating its first year networking, educating and advocating for the creative economy of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The event will run from 7 until 10 p.m at Days Inn hotel in Lindsay. There is no fee to attend.
KLAC members include individual artists, arts, culture and heritage organizations, as well as patrons currently reaching over 1000 residents through-out the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Residents are invited to join City Councillors, KLAC Members and Arts Patrons in an evening- 'Showcase of Youth in the Arts'.
ROB DRAL The Standard
UXBRIDGE: On Saturday Feb.20th, Udora Community Hall hosts Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night fundraiser for the Hall.
Guaranteed to be a hilarious night, some of the best comics from around Ontario are sure to give the audience a full ab workout. Comedians include:
Keith Pedro - The Master of Ceremonies for the night has been featured on MuchMusic, MTV, CBC Radio and TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. He recently performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival and has performed all across North America.
Opening act Dylan Gott has been described as “delightfully bizarre”. Dylan has been featured at Just For Laughs, and the North by Northeast Music Festival. He has recently been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. He’s also had his own one man show at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Headliner Tim Rabnett is a frequent headliner at Yuk Yuks Clubs across Canada. Tim uses his deliberate, often academic approach to deliver intelligent, insightful, and occasionally outrageous material.
Doors and licensed bar open at 7pm, the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person. This is a 19+ event. Tickets can be purchased at Udora General Store, the UPI Gas Bar or by calling 705-228-8102.
In the past Yuk Yuks has sold out so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Udora Community Hall is located at 24 Victoria Road.
All proceeds from this event go to support the Udora Community Hall.
KAWARTHA LAKES: Music enthusiasts from North Durham and the City of Kawartha Lakes are eagerly anticipating the opening of the 59th annual Sunderland Lions Music Festival which runs from February 15 to 26. Again this year, the venues for this popular event are the Sunderland Town Hall and the Sunderland United Church.
The Festival will be officially opened by Mayor John Grant on Monday, Feb. 15th. All piano classes will be held in the Sunderland Town Hall. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise stipulated. Violin classes will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Sunderland United Church.
Vocal sessions will begin on Sunday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall. Vocal, instrumental and choir classes continue from Feb. 11 to 26. The elementary and secondary band workshop program will be held at Port Perry High School on Wednesday, Feb. 24, commencing at 3:15 p.m.. Adult admission to each session is $2.
This year the Festival program is available on the Sunderland Lions Music Festival web-site at www.sunderlandmusicfestival.com. Copies of the program may be purchased in Uxbridge at Shoppers Drug Mart and Jennifer Neveu’s Studio; in Port Perry at Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry (Water St.) and at the Port Perry School of Music (Reach St.) and in Sunderland at Pilgrim’s Home Hardware, Sunderland Guardian Pharmacy and at the Festival.
The Stars of the Festival Concerts, when all class winners are invited back for an encore performance, will be held from Monday, February 29 to Thursday, March 3 with each evening performance beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Sunderland Town Hall. Admission to the “Stars” concerts is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.
The Music Festival Committee engages only highly qualified adjudicators who will assist participants in developing technique and encouraging them in furthering their musical studies.
Adjudicators for the 2016 Festival include: Janet Fothergill, piano: Sasha Weinstangel, strings; Claudio Engli, instrumental and Colleen Morrison, vocal.
During the Festival, Sunderland United Church Women serve lunch daily in the Sunday School Hall.
The lunches include homemade soups, sandwiches and delicious desserts at very reasonable prices.
The Music Festival Committee requests that participants and spectators of the Festival park their vehicles in the parking facilities, adjacent to the Sunderland Arena, so that the businesses on the main street can function normally.
The Sunderland Lions Music Festival is very special to so many of the residents of North Durham, who have performed in the Festival themselves or proudly watched their children perform and gain the valuable experiences that performance provides.
The Committee is indebted to the many individuals and businesses who so generously give of their resources, time and efforts to make this event so memorable for so many.
We invite you all to take time to come back and witness the incredible performances of this year’s very talented musicians at this annual Music Festival.
LINDSAY: A production of Neil Simon’s play Plaza Suite will be taking the stage at Lindsay Academy Theatre starting on Friday, Feb. 12.
Set in the Plaza Hotel in New York, three couples successively occupy the same suite. Each act showcases a different scenario. Act One is about a suburban couple whose marriage is in tatters. Act Two features a Hollywood producer who connects with his childhood sweetheart. Act Three has a mother and father trying to convince their daughter to come out of the bathroom to get married in the ballroom below.
There is an abundant amount of comedy and romance- perfect for Valentine’s Day!
The play is being put on by Lindsay Little Theatre. There will be four showings in total: Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13, Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20, all starting at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the show are $18, and can be bought online at academytheatre.ca or at the box office.
The academy theatre is located at 2 Lindsay St. South.