Jaws, barnyard buddies, and a ghost walk: October’s events

Fourth Friday's Guelph October 2013 posterIt has been a beautiful autumn and we’re hoping for spectacular weather for this month’s Fourth Friday. Come out and join in the fun on October 25th!

Movie Screening

@ The Guelph Arts Council (147 Wyndham St. North, Suite 404): Fourth Film SeriesFourth Friday's Guelph Film Series poster

Sure, you’ve seen Rocky, Airport and Free Willy – but have you seen Rocky 4, The Concorde… Airport ‘79 or Free Willy: Escape From Pirates Cove? That’s right; we’d like to invite you over to celebrate the unsung heroes of cinema’s quadrilogies. For this Hallowe’en Fourth Friday, we thought we’d kick off with Joseph Sargaent’s 1987 classic, Jaws: The Revenge. 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!

Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street) is featuring the art of Larry Lawrence. Enjoy his whimsical take on our favourite barnyard buddies: chickens, sheep and cows. In addition to his paintings, there is art created by the other 13 members of the Artist Collective. Open 7-9.

Collaborative Art Making

@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street, Entrance off of Cork): From 5:30-9pm

Drop in to colour a square of a collaborate Halloween image with artist Lauren Ellis!  You’re welcome to contribute one or many squares, and stay to watch as together we bring the art to life, piece by piece.

Birthday Celebration and Art Workshop

@ 10 Carden


Come out and celebrate 10 Carden’s 5th Birthday!


Bring your children out to the Art Innovators’ booth. They can create an amazing piece of Scratch Art or Sand Art!

Art Innovators: For Every Stage of Artistic Development

Drawing on the proven techniques and professional know-how of recognized artists and educators, Art Innovators offers a Visual Arts curriculum that is multi-cultural, multimedia, age appropriate and never repeats. Our dynamic classes, workshops and camps are offered for ALL ages–young and old. Each of our fun and exciting programs meet or exceeds the National Standards for Arts Education. If you are interested in a specific Art Innovators program that is either not offered yet or not offered at a time that fits your schedule, please call (226) 338-8588. We are adding classes all the time and it only takes a few interested students to add another session.

Musical Performance

@ The Redbrick (8 Douglas Street), 8pm – Bryan Rason
Bryan Rason is an incredible Canadian solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Drawing influence from such talents as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee and Chet Atkins, Bryan takes solo acoustic guitar playing to a new level by bringing together multiple genres and styles to create a truly unique and fascinating listening experience for all music fans.

Bryan is currently recording two new albums, one of which will include many of his most popular covers coupled with newly penned original tunes. This album entitled “GENRES” was released June 2013. In response to fan demands, he second scheduled album will be Christmas themed and due for release November 2013.

Slam Poetry

@ Red Papaya (55 Wyndham Street – Old Quebec Street Mall): 9:00 – 11:00pm

Vocamus Press is hosting a program of performances by slam poets, and an informal panel on the current state of publishing, “The Future of Publishing”.

Collage Party

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham St. North), 6-9pm

Guelph School of Arts is hosting a Collage Party at Wyndham Art Supplies. Come and enjoy coffee, tea, and cookies and get your cut & paste on!  You can add to a collaborative collage or make a small one of your own to keep.  It’s free and suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Living Yoga & Health Guelph logo Drop-in Yoga Class

@ Living Yoga and Health (105 Wyndham Street North)

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class on the fourth Friday of the month 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.

Musical Performance

@ Magnolia Cafe (88 Yarmouth Street): 8-10pm

Johnny and Harri will do an intimate stripped down version of their show featuring material spanning four decades. Backed up by Mike Young on bass and Rob Greenway (AKA Brilliant Fish) on percussion. $10 at the door.

Craft Sessions

@ Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road South): 5-8pm

We are offering free craft sessions held by Patti Wheeler whimsical wire artist. Participants will be making wire art book marks, bubble wands, earrings, and Christmas ornaments.

Ghost Walk of Guelph

Departing @ Guelph Train Station

Walk leaves promptly at 8:30pm. Take a 1 hour stroll around downtown Guelph and hear some stories from the Royal City’s darker past. Goosebumps possible. Please reserve your spot by emailing. $10 – Adults, $8 – Students, Seniors & Children.