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Grad Club set to reopen after delayed approval from Queen’s

The Grad Club restaurant and bar on Queen’s University campus has received the green light to reopen after nearly two months of waiting. “I want to thank everyone that took time to speak up, it made a big difference,” posted their General Manager Virginia Clark on Facebook on Friday Sep.

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Alex Cuba brings Sublime Latin-Canadian music to The Grad Club

“It’s a brand new year, it’s a brand new album.” Alex Cuba is clearly excited about his latest record and his new tour. The newest recording, Sublime, was released in the fall, and he’s starting the second leg of his tour in Kingston on Wednesday at The Grad Club.  “This

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Local comedian stands up for mental health awareness

Local comedian Al Babcock is fighting mental health stigma with a night of local entertainment called ‘It’s All In Your Head’ taking place at the Grad Club at the end of the month. The event will feature performances from local comedians, spoken word artists, poets, and musicians, and be emceed

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Kingstonist poll: Kingston’s best live music venue

As we discussed in our 2018 Year in Review, Kingston’s music scene has come a long way since the 90s, and the number of live music venues has increased greatly in recent years. Just last year, three new venues opened (all breweries!), and the number of live music options in

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Emilie Steele previews upcoming Toucan, Grad Club shows

Emilie Steele is feeling pretty inspired these days. While she counts Julie Doiron, Lucinda Williams, and Neil Young amongst her influences, it’s more than music that gets her going. “People, bands, good conversations, and stories,” says Steele. “I have a lot of extra energy that’s running around trying to get

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Top Five Things to See and Do in February 2016

Thus far, Kingstonians have been spoiled (in a good way) by Winter 2016.  There’s been just enough spurts of snow for outdoor enthusiasts to get in a bit of skiing and snowshoeing, while conditions haven’t been so bad that the rest of us have had to go into hibernation.  Groundhog

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Six Questions for Kody A. Paul

Meet Kody Paul. Or rather, you’ve probably already met Kody Paul. This frontman for The Kodeines is an unapologetic man about town (“I suppose when I needed it, the downtown scene was there for me,” he explains). Catch him sipping a Java at Casa Domenico or a bourbon at the

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Top Five Things to See and Do in December 2015

Earlier this week we unwrapped our highly anticipated annual Guide to Holiday Entertainment, featuring nearly two dozen of the city’s most colourful concerts, parties and sing-a-longs taking place during the festive season.  However, as you well know, there’s more than just candy canes, red-nosed reindeer and sleigh rides when it

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Most Anticipated Events in October 2015 in Kingston

The last time I wrote a post like this one, we were looking ahead to August and I was somewhat reluctant to think about summer’s end.  This week marks the first day of fall and this time, I’m going with it.  Partly because I love fall, partly because, as great

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