Top Five Things to See and Do in November 2016

November events, Tone Deaf, Nighttime Santa Claus Parade, Handloom Weavers and Spinners, Meistersingers, Kingston Symphony and Kingston, OntarioAnother Halloween has come and gone, the leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter. If you’re like me, it can be hard not feeling a little down as we see summer getting smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror. The good news is, there is plenty to look forward to this month in ygk. The month of November offers an array of fun and interesting activities with a little something for everyone. If you’re looking to take in some local live theatre, explore a world of eclectic sounds, start your holiday shopping or participate in a fun, interactive symphony concert, we’ve got you covered. As usual, we scoured our events calendar and picked out what we consider the Top Five Things to See and Do in November 2016.

Handloom Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale, November 10-13: The Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners will hold their Annual Fall Sale at The Tett Centre. The Grand Opening will take place on the 10th from 5pm-7pm. The sale will run Friday, 10am-7 pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-3pm. The sale will feature talented artists in a variety of media: weaving, spinning, felting and knitting. There will be one of a kind articles to wear, home décor items and of course tea towels of all types!

9 to 5: The Musical, November 17-20 and 24-27: The Kingston Meistersingers present Dolly Parton’s
“9 to 5: The Musical” at The Octave Theatre. The show runs at 7:30pm November 17-19 and 24-26 with 2pm matinees on November 20th and 27th. Tickets are $28 for adults, $22 for students and seniors and are available online and at the door (cash only).

Nighttime Santa Claus Parade, November 19th, 5pm: Kingston’s 13th Annual Nighttime Santa Claus Parade will make its way down Princess Street starting at Innovation Park at 5pm. Bundle up, grab your lawn chairs and a hot chocolate and find a spot along Princess Street to watch local Kingston organizations bring in the holiday spirit. Spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Bank as well as letters to Santa! Stick around after the parade and join Santa for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Market Square.

Last Night at The Proms, November 19th, 7:30pm: Join The Kingston Symphony and Kingston Choral Society in a celebration of British music at The Grand Theatre. Wear red, white and blue, wave a Union Jack, belt out the words to Jerusalem, and have the time of your life! Single tickets range in price from $10 to $50 plus HST and handling fees. Call 613-530-2050 or click here to purchase your tickets.

Tone Deaf, November 20-December 2: Kingston’s annual festival of experimental music and sound performance is in its 15th year and highlights the impressive work of new music composers, noisicians, turntablists, laptop improvisers and sound sculptors.  This year’s festival features an impressive roster featuring: Moving Parts, Loscil, Big River Dream, Domestique, The Submissives, Warmer, Mike Cassells Power Trio, Anne Bourne and more. Tone Deaf serves as a vital outlet and destination for a wide range or musical tastes and practices.  Audiences will also be wowed by the presentation of concerts in unusual venues, which contrast and intersect with music and artistic forms on display.

Photo credit to Tone Deaf, Bill Lile, Charlotte Powell, Jose Maria Cuellar, and Jonathan.

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