Spotlight YGK: Friday, Sept. 14 edition

Photo by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Okay, okay, I give. I bow down to the wonders of fall. Because Fairs. And Corn Mazes. And read on for more!

This Week …


The Meringues @ The Toucan
As per their bio, hometown indie outfit, The Meringues, are the “personification of ragged, unbridled energy, both on stage and in the music that they have created for their incendiary debut self-title release.” Join ’em tonight back on the Toucan stage.
With special guests: Hard Labour & Kings of the Cold; 10pm – 2am

The Peelers, The Beta 58s, The Massacre @ The Mansion
Described as a band who “has evolved to become one of the most notorious Celtic punk acts in Canada”, join them tonight at The Mansion alongside The Beta 58s & The Massacre. 9pm –  $10 adv.

The Wilderness: Dancing in Dive Bars @ The Brooklyn
Back at the Brooklyn every Friday this semester, The Wilderness kick off tonight night with the release party of their new single ‘Dancing in Dive Bars.’

China Cat Riders @ The Merchant
Groove on! Calling all Deadheads: China Cat Riders roll into the Merch tonight for the best tribute to the Grateful Dead.


Goldwing @ The Toucan
Light it up! Goldwing returns to the Toucan!
10pm – 2am

Taylor Angus @ The Embassy
Enjoy the power pop duo of Taylor Angus live at The Embassy!
$5 – 8pm

Sweet Talk Jackie with Chalk Lines @ BluMartini
Get ready for a solid night of Rock n Roll!

Emo Night + The Midnight Tryouts Album Release Show @ The Mansion
The Midnight Tryouts release show for their new record ‘The Future Changes.’ An EMO NIGHT DJ set will follow the show!
$10 –  Doors 7:30

Events This Weekend:

Kingston Fall Fair

What better way to usher in a new season than to head to the annual Kingston Fall Fair? Dominating the grounds of Memorial Park at York at Concession, the festival kicked off yesterday and runs till Sunday evening. Boasting a slew of events – from the Derby to Artisan’s Alley – the Fair returns with all its wonder and glory; a midway, vendors, live music, and fun for the entire famjam.

Moonlight Corn Maze Walk

Grab a flashlight and find your inner GPS! The Wynn Farms Apple Orchards is open this weekend, and for many more Fridays and Saturdays, to give you a chance at solving this classic fall labyrinth! Be sure to warm up with an apple cider by the fire when you’ve successfully completed your mission!

Mudmoiselle & Mini Mudster

Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers in Kingston! The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5 km stretch of Kingston’s muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. It’s where your inner child runs free over a mix of terrain while testing your endurance, strength and ability to keep a straight face. All in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Westbrook (select Kingston)

And even more to choose from …

Mick Foley: 20 Years of Hell — Don Cherry’s Sports Grill; Friday @ 6pm
General Admission tickets are $30
VIP tickets are $75 which include a meet and greet with Mick, a selfie with Mick and 2 autographs.

Care & Wayne Mathews HOST LIVE! — Little Texas Roadhouse; Friday @ 9:30pm
Come and join Care & Wayne Mathews of Country 93.5 as they ride the bull on Ladies Night!

Drop It Like It’s Hot: Modern Fuel Fundraiser — Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning; Friday @ 8pm
Karaoke + DJ Dance Party
$5 admission or Pay What You Can; Cash bar

Fall Exhibitions Opening— Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre; Friday @ 6pm
Christine Negus, things you can’t make maps out of…
Shelby Lisk

Queer Circus — Kingston Circus Arts; Friday @ 5pm
Kingston Circus Arts is running circus classes specifically for members of the LGBTQA+ community. Explore mainly aerial fabric, with an intro to partner acrobatics, trapeze and more with instruction from a queer instructor. Drop-ins are welcome but must give 24-hours notice.

Fall 2018 Family Recreation Showcase — Boys & Girls Club of Kingston; Saturday @ 10am
With family-friendly activities, door prizes and local community groups and organizations, this event will be a great way to learn about fall and winter recreation opportunities in Kingston!

On Sale Now …

The Ale House:

Frank Tuner and the Sleeping Souls – September 25
Classified – October 11
USS, The Elwins – October 24
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) – November 18

The Grand Theatre:

The Barr Brothers – September 21
Gino Vannelli – September 29
Steve Hill – October 11
Brett Kissel – October 17
Serena Ryder – October 18

Leon’s Centre:

John Mellencamp – October 4
Jeff Dunham – October 19
Tim Hicks – November 17
Luke Combs – March 30

Don’t forget !

Wolfe Island Corn Maze is OPEN SATURDAYS! 
Kingston Poutine Fest kicks off NEXT WEEKEND!
Fall Princess Promenade is NEXT SATURDAY!


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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