Spotlight YGK: February 1 2019 edition

It’s February 1, which means it’s the start of Feb Fest! Get out in downtown Kingston and partake in the festivities all month long. Photo by Naila Jinnah from Feb Fest 2011.

The polar vortex is starting to slow. But I encourage you to stay where it’s warm.

This Week …


Musiikki Café: Matt Wells (5 – 7pm)

Cataraqui Church: Midwinter’s Night Concert with Chris & Jon (7pm)

The Grand Theatre: O Happy Day (7:30pm)

Riverhead Brewing Company: Celtic Kitchen Party (7:30pm)

The Escape Room: Matthew Barber (7:30pm)

The Mansion: Dead Root Revival (8pm)

Isabel Bader: DJ Classic Roots : Ka’tarohkwi Festival + Electric Circuits (8:30pm)

PJ Murphy’s Pub: The Lovely Luke from Dublin (8:30pm)

Overtime Sports Bar: Salsa Night (9pm)

Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill: Yesterday’s Villains (9pm)

The Toucan: Listen Up Kid (10pm)


Spearhead Brewing Company: Groundhog Day – Relive the 90s (Kicking off at 11am)

Overtime Sportsbar: Cozjin (6pm)

The Toucan: Gavin & Dolt (7pm)

Isabel Bader: Miss Emily & Friends (7:30pm)

Riverhead Brewing Company: Chris Morris (7:30pm)

The Embassy: Chris Murphy (8pm)

560 Royal Canadian Legion: Runaway Cowboys (8pm)

Musiikki Cafe: Havelin, Charlie The Kid and Sapph Decaf (8pm)

PJ Murphy’s Pub: The Lovely Luke from Dublin (8:30pm)

The Public House: Smitty Kingston (9pm)

The Mansion: New Fang/The Winter (9pm)

Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill: Rob Donaldson Band (9pm)

Tir Nan ‘Og: Celtic Kitchen Party (9pm)

The Merchant: The Ice Gods – Flash Freeze (9:30pm)

BluMartini: Luscious (9:30pm)

The Brass Pub: Scott Owen (11pm)


Country Legends Jukebox with Shirley @ Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill

And even more to choose from …

Feb Fest: Week 1 — Downtown Kingston
#FebFest2019 kicks off with a GREAT week of fun for everyone!  Here are just a few highlights:

Winter Park in Boucher Park (on Clarence Street)
Ice Sculptures in Market Square

Friday February 1

11am-2pm: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

6pm-9pm:  DJ Skate Night

Saturday February 2

11am-2pm: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

1pm-2pm:  Imagination on Ice starring Kurt Browning

6pm-9pm:  DJ Skate Night

Sunday February 3

10am-11am:  Learn to Skate (16 years+)

11am: Polar Plunge      in support of Special Olympics Ontario

4pm:  Special Kingston Food Tours (go to their website for tickets!)

Tuesday February 5

6pm-9pm: Tuesday Theme Skate – Jersey Skate

Thursday February 7

7:30pm: Carr-Harris Cup           Challenge at Leon’s Centre


Toast to Tapas – Beer Week

Get a special beer-themed tapa and beverage pairing at any of these restaurants between 3pm and 6pm

Atomica, SanTur Brewing Inc., The Public House & Cajun on King

For details and more visit:

High Tea by Top Tier Bakery — Hochelaga Inn; Sunday
Experience High Tea by Top Tier Bakery in the beautiful setting of Hochelaga Inn. We work closely with makers and artisans from Kingston, Ontario to give you a true taste of this beautiful city.

Live Pub Quiz — The Mansion; Every Sunday

Looking Ahead:

The Ale House:

Aaron Pritchett “Out On the Town Tour” – February 12
The Trews – February 20
Monster Truck – February 27
The Reklaws “Winter’s A Beach” Tour – March 5
Wild Rivers “Fire Departed” Tour – March 6

The Grand Theatre:

Outerbridge – Grand Masters of Illusion – February 2
The Indians Who Rocked The World Presents Rumble The Concert – February 8
Gowan – February 22
In Concert with Gerry Dee – March 3
Mother Mother – March 4
The Tea Party – March 16

Leon’s Centre:

Paul Brandt with High Valley – February 21
Blue Man Group – March 22 – 24
Luke Combs – March 30
Rock of Ages – March 31
Harlem Globetrotters – April 11
Kinky Boots – April 24
Science Rendezvous – May 11
Corey Hart – June 11
Cirque de Soleil – July 3 – 7

Care is the National Evening Announcer on #1 For Country, broadcasting live from Country 93.5 with Bobby Bones weeknights from 7-11pm. You can also hear her Dad jokes Sunday mornings 6 – 10am on KRock 105.7.
Find her online (in all the usual spots) @careonair
And don’t be surprised if you see her chasing a tequila shot with a rye n coke on her many Downtown Princess Street adventures any given weekend.

If you want to have your event listed, drop Care a note at [email protected].

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