October is here and with it comes the cold! With Halloween and Fourth Fridays coming soon, make sure to bundle up and enjoy the culture!
Schmoozefest: Where arts and artists meet!
@ At Red Papaya in Old Quebec Street Mall: 6-8 pm
Mix, mingle, and SCHMOOZE with Guelph Arts Council!
Come for an evening of networking, arts, culture, and schmoozing!
Got something to say? Sign up at the event for a two minute spotlight.
@ Wyndham Art Supplies and Guelph School of Art (125 Wyndham Street North): Will be open late, 6-9pm. Come in and check out the wonderful photography and illustrations of local artist Sami Kelsh on display on the 3rd floor for one night only!
Join us between 7 and 9:30 for the musical stylings of The Boo Radley Project, an alt rock/funk group based in Guelph and Elora who may or may not feature glockenspiels as the centre of their songs. Fusing African sounds with North American hip hop, they throw in a little polka accordion and a musical sensation is born.
@ The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden Street)
Rob O’Flanagan and Valerie Senyk are both accomplished spoken word performers. Join them from 7:30- 9pm.
@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]):
Museum open 5- 9pm, free admission.
One of your last opportunities to view the exhibits (closing November 4):
Think Guelph – Guelph Studio Tour
Community’s Choice: Guelph’s Favourite Buildings
Bookworm by Corin Raymond with musical guest David Ross Macdonald.
A story of a father reading to his son, growing up in a library, plus Spiderman, Ray Bradbury, and meeting the Minotaur for the first time just outside Wawa.
Storytelling that has comedy, drama, plenty of beauty and life-inspiration, and a climax no one could possibly predict, all wrapped into an hour.
$20 in advance, $25 at the door. Show starts at 8, no later admission.
@ Trafalgar Building Studios (123 Woolwich St. 3rd floor)
Tammy Ratcliff and Lydia Nieuwenkamp:
Show of recent work and printmaking demonstrations throughout the evening.
@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street):
An exhibition of Grayce Perry’s work as well as work by 14 other artists.
@ Old Quebec Street Mall (55 Quebec St):
The Over Tones, Inc. is a group of women dedicated to the performance, promotion and preservation of four part A Cappella harmony in the barbershop style.
Dance and Music Improvisation Jam
@ Dancetheatre David Earle Studios (42 Quebec Street)
Fall On Your Feet
Come to learn, participate and/or observe. Free (donations to cover costs will be gratefully accepted).
FOYF will be offering new adult improvisation classes on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Ask us for information at the jam!
@ 115 Norfolk St. (Entrance on Yarmouth Street across from the Other Brother’s)
Shannon Holmes, Reflexologist and Relaxologist. Ever wondered what reflexology is like? Just want a “top up” treatment? Drop in between 7-10pm and receive a 10 minute stress relief, neck and shoulder tension relief and immune booster reflexology treatment. Pay what you can.
@ Ed Video (40 Baker Street):
A one-day exhibit of art inspired by Guelph’s Petrie Building, in celebration of its 130th Anniversary.
Including photographs and video of the upper Petrie rooms by very kind permission of the Agelakos family, and other depictions of the building by local artists in a variety of mediums.
@ Happy Traveler Cafe (40 Carden Street):
Gallery Cubano as well as an array of local musicians.
@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street)
Come hear the award-winning voice of Kate Schutt, Her persuasive melodies and
arrangements show a deep involvement with the history of jazz and a willingness to flirt with pop gestures and attitudes.
@ Flying Dance Company (16 Wyndham Street North, Guelph; 3rd floor): Stop on by the Flying Dance Company to take a Merengue lesson (suggested donation $5), from 7-8pm.