Kingston arts scene: ‘Tis the season for vacation leisure

Kingston arts scene: ‘Tis the season for vacation leisure

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As December has arrived, so, too, has the vacation season.

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Whereas many live shows and exhibits had been cancelled or moved on-line final 12 months due to COVID-19, that isn’t the case this 12 months as annual favourites reminiscent of “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 7 and eight) and “Candlelight Christmas” (Dec. 19 to 21) return.

Whereas there are vacation live shows aplenty, there are additionally different leisure choices this month, too, together with a Mozart-focused live performance by the Kingston Symphony (Dec. 4) and the return of the Electrical Circuits competition (Dec. 9, 10).

Right here’s a have a look at who (and what) is coming to city:

1: The stage model of the traditional movie “Miracle on thirty fourth Road” opens on the Domino Theatre, 52 Church St., and runs till Dec. 17. Exhibits are Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with the ultimate efficiency on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus surcharge; to purchase them on-line, go to

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2: Melos Choir and Interval Devices returns with “Of Darkening Days & Beckoning Stars,” that includes seasonal music and poetry from the ninth to twenty first centuries. The live performance additionally welcomes visitor performers Patricia O’Callaghan and Peter Aston. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, 88 Patrick St. To look at it in individual prices $25; to observe it on-line is $15; for particulars.

2: “Christmas with the Ennis Sisters” sees the trio add their Celtic and conventional Newfoundland influences to seasonal favourites in a live performance on the Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets begin at $29.50 plus HST and dealing with charge. To purchase tickets on-line, go to

2: Singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor performs at Doghouse Studios, 99 Dairy Ave. in Napanee. Present begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $40 upfront, $50 on the door. For hyperlinks to ticket gross sales and extra, go to

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3: A brand new, touring model of the hit musical “Cats” arrives on the Leon’s Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Means. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. and tickets vary between $40 and $115.50. For tickets and particulars, head to

3: Canadian folk-rockers Blackie and the Rodeo Kings — Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson —carry out on the Grand Theatre. Digging Roots opens at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $39.50 plus HST and dealing with charge.

3: The forty third annual neighborhood Christmas live performance takes place in individual at Newburgh Public Faculty at 3 and seven p.m. It may be seen on-line Dec. 4 by means of Admission is by donation, that are used to purchase Christmas presents for kids locally.

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4: “Mozart’s European Tour,” as carried out by the Kingston Symphony underneath the course of conductor emeritus Glen Quick, stops by the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W. for tickets and extra.

7: Hawksley Workman performs at 7:30 p.m. at Napanee’s Doghouse Studios. Advance tickets are $40, $50 on the door.

7, 8: The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine performs “The Nutcracker” on the Grand Theatre. A vacation custom. Each exhibits begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets begin at $44.50 plus HST and dealing with charge.

8: The Good Lovelies return to the Spire, 82 Sydenham St., and so they’re bringing their Christmas present with them. Doorways open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35; for tickets extra data.

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8: The “We Stand with Ukraine” live performance options greater than 100 native performers — plus visitor Ukrainian soprano Nataliia Temnyk and the Maky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble — taking the stage on the Isabel. Proceeds go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Enchantment Fund. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. present are $39 for most people and $10 for college students. Go to for tickets and particulars.

9: “Songs for a Winter’s Evening” sees Glass Tiger carry out their hit songs — together with chart-topper “Don’t Neglect Me (After I’m Gone)” — “with a contact of vacation cheer” on the Grand Theatre. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. live performance begin at $44.50 plus HST and dealing with charge.

9, 10: The Electrical Circuits Pageant returns to the Agnes Etherington Artwork Centre, 36 College Ave. The 2-night competition, which options music, deejays, stay performances and digital artwork, runs from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for every night time are $22.23 for college students and $27.54 for many who aren’t. Go to for extra data.

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9, 10: The Massive Phat Horn Band performs a vacation present on the RCHA Membership, 193 Ontario St. Tickets are $25 and the exhibits begin at 8 p.m.

10: The Kingston Chamber Choir presents “As Winter Unfolds” — that includes music for choir, piano and string quartet — on the Isabel. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. present are $10-$25. The live performance may also be live-streamed — go to for tickets and extra data.

“Christmas with the Ennis Sisters” sees the St. John’s, NL, trio perform seasonal favourites at the Grand Theatre on Dec. 2. David Howells/Supplied photo
“Christmas with the Ennis Sisters” sees the St. John’s, NL, trio carry out seasonal favourites on the Grand Theatre on Dec. 2. David Howells/Provided photograph Photograph by David Howells /David Howells

11: Orchestra Kingston presents Roch Provider’s “The Hockey Sweater” (set to music by Abigail Richardson-Schultz and to be learn by Dan Trembley) and vacation favourites at 2:30 p.m. at The Spire. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and college students. For particulars, go to

11: Violinist Stella Chen is joined by pianist Henry Kramer as they carry out Bacewicz, Alberga, Grieg and extra at 2:30 p.m. on the Isabel. Normal public tickets are $45 and $64.

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12: The Barra MacNeills return to the Grand Theatre with their “East Coast Christmas” present. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. live performance are $57.08 plus dealing with charge and HST.

15: “Give Me a Break Album One” is a live performance and awards present that sees Mountain Head and a lineup of native bands carry out on the Grand Theatre. Tickets for the 6 p.m present vary from $24.15 to $104.15.

16: “This Vacation Season” sees Molly Johnson rejoice the season on the Grand Theatre. The present begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets begin at $29.50 plus HST and dealing with charge.

16: “Beneath a Winter’s Moon: A Live performance of Carols and Tales” sees Loreena McKennitt present the carols and Cedric Smith present the tales, particularly Dylan Thomas’s “A Youngster’s Christmas,” on the Isabel. The present begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $85 plus HST and ticket charge.

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16-18: Cantabile Choirs of Kingston’s “Winter Music” runs for 3 exhibits on the Spire. It’s a mixture of conventional carols and seasonal alternatives from all over the world, and it’s additionally the premiere of “River Snow” by Qiushi Jiang, the winner of Cantabile’s inaugural 2022 BIPOC track competitors.

17: “O Christmas Tea” is a British comedy operating for 2 exhibits solely — at 3 and seven:30 p.m. —on the Grand Theatre. Tickets for adults vary from $36 to $59 plus dealing with charge and HST.

17: Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk convey their “Forgive Me” tour to the Isabel. Tickets for the 8 p.m. present are $45.

17, 18: Theatre Kingston presents John D. Huston as Charles Dickens in “Christmas Carol.” The performances are at 7:30 p.m. on the seventeenth and at 2 p.m. on the 18th. Tickets are $25.12.

19-21: The annual “Candlelight Christmas” — that includes the Kingston Symphony and the Kingston Choral Society — returns to the Isabel for 3 nights. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. live shows vary from $10 to $35 (plus HST).

20: “A Celtic Household Christmas” options famend fiddlers Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster and their kids. They’ll play music, do some dancing and inform a story or two on the Grand Theatre. The present and tickets begin at 7:30 p.m. and $49.50-plus, respectively.

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