Sudbury listings, Aug. 6 to Aug. 8

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Aug. 6

Food: The downtown Summer Market is back for another season. New this year is a 2-6 p.m. Thursday market day at Science North, which will be in addition to the regular market day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on Elgin Street next to the train station. Parking is free at both sites. More than 40 vendors are expected every week.

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Music: The Sudbury Performance Group will host Wiikwemikoong musician and Juno 2021 winner, Crystal Shawanda, 8 p.m. at the Coulson Entertainment Centre. Tickets are $20 each and are available at or by calling 705-662-8518.

Aug. 7

Film (buy tickets): Cinefest is pleased to announce that passports and passport+ are now available for purchase. Books of general admission tickets and gala screening tickets will be available in mid-August, while Cinefest’s full film lineup will be announced on Aug. 25. Cinefest is offering a five per cent discount on passports and passport+ (10 per cent for Red Carpet patrons) until Aug. 12. Passes are available online at, by calling 705-688-1234 or by visiting the Cinefest box office at 40 Larch St., suite 103.

Military: The Fred Vincent’s War Pensioners of Canada, Sudbury Branch, will mark the national organization’s 100th anniversary at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Royal Canadian Legion Lockerby Branch 564. The branch will also hold its final parade that day. Then on Aug. 9, the branch will hold a memorial service for all Afghanistan veterans at the Co-operative Funeral Home location on Lasalle Boulevard.

Aug. 8

Comedy (buy tickets) Comedian, podcast host and author Bert Kreischer has added a Sudbury date to his The Berty Boy Relapse Tour. Kreischer will perform at the Sudbury Arena on Dec. 11. It’s one of 32 additional dates announced for the tour. Online at, by phone at 705 671-3000, and in person at 240 Elgin St.

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Musical: Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre are set to present Ride the Cyclone. which found success in Canada, as well as in Chicago and off-Broadway during its original 2010 run. It tells the story of six teenagers from a chamber choir in a tiny Saskatchewan town. When they’re killed in a freak roller coaster accident, a fortune teller invites them to tell their story, pitting them against each other for a chance at the ultimate prize: the opportunity to live again. Ride the Cyclone will be running at Sudbury Theatre Centre from July 29 to Aug. 14. Information about tickets can be found at

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., invites you to a major new exhibition by Sudbury visual artist Johanna Westby, titled Natural Contrast. The exhibition continues until Sept. 4. Admission is free with donation.

Art: A new exhibition, Spirit Island, has opened at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Cathy Boyd’s paintings are inspired by Manitoulin Island. The images of the works featured in this exhibition have been uploaded to Perivale Gallery’s website at  Inquiries and sales are welcomed by calling 705-210-0290.

Art: New works by Northern Ontario artist Ivan Wheale are on display throughout the summer at Perivale Gallery in Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island. This exhibition and sale of the newest works of Wheale will continue until Sept. 18.

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Spirituality: Has COVID-19 affected your physical and mental health? Father Raymond Akor of Christ the King Church downtown invites everyone to join his sermons, either online or at the church 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, or 10:15 a.m. Sunday. To view online, visit, search for Sudbury, and click on the picture of Christ the King Church, or go to and search for Fr. Raymond Akor at Christ the King, Sudbury. To attend in person, use the north entrance of the church behind the rock, just off Ste. Anne’s Road. All COVID-19 restrictions apply. All welcome.

Music history: An exhibition is now open at College Boreal in Sudbury that celebrates the life of Mary Travers, also known as La Bolduc, a legendary French Canadian singer of the 1930s. Madame Bolduc brings together archival documents, costumes, instruments, and personal letters that will help audiences discover or rediscover this artist who has become emblematic of French Canada. The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal’s Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury.

Science: Science North has partnered with Virtual Science Center to present Reinventing Reality: Explore the Science of Virtual Reality, a new special exhibition that will run until Sept. 5. For more information, visit


Free listing for local arts and entertainment events. Email (preferred):

Must have ‘On Tap’ in subject line.  Fax: 705-674-6834

Please submit 10 days in advance when possible. List brief event details. Weekend listing due by Wednesday at 8 p.m. Please note some events charge admission.


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