Living yoga, miniature art, and Chinese tea: January’s events

Ice sculpture GuelphHappy New Year! We’re really sorry that there isn’t more going on this month, but we dropped the ball and instead of scrambling, we’re re-grouping and promise to do better for February. That being said, there still are some events happening this month which you should definitely come downtown for:


Drop-in Yoga Class

Students of all levels are welcome to join Living Yoga & Health from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers. Living Yoga is located at 105 Wyndham Street North.


Miniature Art Workshop

Come on by the Guelph School of Art at 125 Wyndham Street North and make a miniature piece of art. Thinking small with our big imaginations, we’ll be creating tiny paintings and drawings. Gumball Press will be joining us to talk about their project and they will also be accepting submissions.

 


Tea Ceremony

Join Robert James Coons on a journey through Chinese tea culture. Robert is a Guelph native who has been living in Asia, researching Chinese arts and culture and tea ceremony. Robert is just arriving home from Shanghai in time for Fourth Friday where he will introduce various teas from China and Taiwan and present Chinese tea ceremony.

Did you know that tea in China occupies the same status as wine in Europe? Tea comes in many qualities from the kind at the dinner table which costs pennies per cup to exotic varieties which go through hours of production, and perhaps years of aging.  Some teas are made from the leaves of ancient trees, some as old as 300 years.  Single bricks of tea can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

At Fourth Friday, Robert will be presenting teas from his own collection as he explains Chinese tea ceremony and how to properly taste, see, smell and understand these exceptional teas. Visitors will develop a more educated palate and discover how to appreciate and buy Chinese and Taiwanese tea.

The tea ceremony will include tasting of some very high quality pu er and wulong tea.

This event will take place at 10 Carden from 7-10pm.


Museum Exhibits

Admission is free. Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with music and more. Music by Celtic Harpist, Sharlene Wallace

Visit our special exhibits from the University of Guelph – 50 Years of Building a Better Planet and View from the Hill and Beyond

These exhibits will be held at the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm

Lethal Weapon, dreams, and printmaking: Novembers events

10 Carden Fourth Friday's Guelph event

Photo Credit: Randy Sutherland

@ Guelph Arts Council (147 Wyndham Street North, 4th Floor): Join us for Richard Donner’s 1998 film, Lethal Weapon 4. Admission is free — feel free to bring snacks and beverages. We will start the movie at 7:30pm sharp so don’t be late. See you there!

@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk St)“Why Not Dream?” new paintings by Tom Dietrich (www.tomdietrich.ca). His work explores the dreamscape-landscape with paintings that alternate between harmonious bubbles of coloured light to impassioned impasto frolics. The show runs until November 29.


Crafts 4 U Guelph@ Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Rd S): 5-8pm: Come in to our store and enjoy a whimsical wire art lesson! You will learn how to make a wire bookmark, bubble wand or Christmas ornament. (Contact info: 519-822-5191)


@ Wyndham Art Supplies – Guelph School of Art (125 Wyndham St. N): 6-9pm: Printmaking Demos! See the workings of a baby letterpress with Pam Lobb and how to make lithographic prints with Lydia Nieuwenkamp.

@ Musagetes in Boarding House Arts (6 Dublin Street South): 7 pmMusagetes and Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) are pleased to announce that Postcommodity will be speaking as part of the Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series. Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez,Kade L. Twist, and Nathan Young. Please join us for a bite of cheese and olives starting at 6:30 PM. The lecture is accessible by wheelchair and admission is free.


@ 10 Carden (10 Carden Street): 7-10pm: Come see the wonderful works of Clive Lewis. A beautiful collection of detailed prints.


@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5-9 pm: Holiday Season Opener & Special performance by Guelph Youth Dance Company and the Concorde String Ensemble. Performances will be taking place at 7:00, 7:45 and 8:00 pm. Opening of special holiday exhibition “Deck the Halls – A Victorian Christmas”. Free admission.

A Victorian Christmas painting


@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street): 8 pm: Tear Away Tusa will be playing at our 8 Douglas street location at 8pm. Free show!


@ Living Yoga & Health (105 Wyndham Street N): 5:30-6:30 pm: Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in yoga class. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers.

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Seeking local talent for Friday Noon Hour Concerts!

January 14th, 2013 (Guelph, ON) – Downtown Guelph is seeking submissions from musicians and entertainers interested in performing for our 2013 Noon Hour Concert Series, staged every Friday from June 7th to September 13th in St George’s Square.  We welcome interest from groups and individuals from all genres of music, and are aiming for talent that is marketable to the global audience present during the noon hour.  Additional musicians will be sought this season for Fourth Fridays, a burgeoning Downtown Guelph event which embraces creativity, community and performance on the fourth Friday of each month. 

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in highly regarded local events.  Friday Noon Hour Concerts are a long- standing tradition of the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) whose intent is to enliven and pay tribute to our downtown community by showcasing local and regional talent.  Artists are chosen by committee and are paid for their performances.  Instruments, all sound and technical equipment are the responsibility of the artists.  Power and shelter are supplied by the organizer.  Each concert is a rain or shine event. 

To apply, please submit a demo CD or EPK, or a link to your web page, PLUS a one-sheet biography by March 1st, 2013 to:

Sam Jewell

Events Coordinator

Downtown Guelph Business Association

202-42 Wyndham Street North

Guelph, ON

N1H 4E6

T: 519 836 6144

events@downtownguelph.com

www.downtownguelph.com


Here are the November 25th Fourth Friday’s events!

We’re excited to have the following events occurring this November 25th! Start in St.George’s Square and then move out into the rest of the downtown. (though all events are for most ages and audiences, *FF* = specifically Family Friendly & *A* = Accessible)

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