Got 2 Go: Nov. 8-14
Events happening this week in London and area:
HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE: Featuring unique Christmas gifts, crafts, knitted/crocheted items, jewelry, baked goods, jam, wood crafts, Tea Room and more, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richards Memorial United Church, 360 Edgeworth Ave.
HOLLY BERRY BAZAAR: And craft sale, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Lambeth United Church, 4268 Colonel Talbot Rd.
MAY COURT MARKETPLACE: Annual holiday bazaar features May Court artisans, sewers, knitters, preserves, frozen foods, candy, baking, the famous Trinkets and Treasures Table and samplings from The May Court Shop, Sunday, noon-4 p.m. at Hellenic Community Centre, 133 Southdale Rd. W.; admission: $2, children free; 519-439-4811 or visit www.maycourtlondon.ca.
ALL BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE: Presented by Passion For Dance Studio, Fridays, 8 p.m. at 555 York St., suite 202 upstairs; admission: $10, all levels, singles and couples welcome; 519-694-5931 or visit www.passionfordance.ca.
A.N.A.F. 229: Dance to the music of Rock Collection, Friday, 5-9 p.m., followed by karaoke; karaoke, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.; Bridlington Road, Sunday, 3-6 p.m. with light lunch; open to the public, all welcome; 30 Adelaide St. N.; 519-432-0104 or e-mail email@example.com.
COFFEE, CAKE AND CHA CHA CHA: Join us for an afternoon of live music and dancing, Sunday, 2-5 p.m. at German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Rd.; admission: $5; cake and coffee for sale, dinner available after the event; 519-433-2901 or visit www.germancanadianclublondon.com.
COME DANCING: Dance to ballroom, Latin and swing music with Wolfeman music host, Friday at Polish Hall, 554 Hill St.; line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.; admission: $10, all welcome; 519-433-2579.
DINNER AND DANCE: Sunday at Marconi Club of London, 120 Clarke Rd.; dancing to the music of Country Classics Band from 1-4 p.m., followed by dinner at 4:30 p.m.; tickets: $25 by calling 519-455-7950; couples and singles welcome.
MOOSE LODGE LONDON 1205: Dance to the music of The Rock Collection, Saturday, 1-4 p.m., free; 6 Weston St.; 519-434-9361.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – BYRON-SPRINGBANK: Dance to the music of After Eight, Saturday, 8 p.m.; $5 for non-members; 1276 Commissioners Rd. W.; 519-472-3300 or visit rclbr533.ca.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – LAMBETH: Dance to the music of Blackstone Band, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., free; 7097 Kilbourne Rd.; 519-652-3412 or visit branch501lambethlegion.ca.
COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at St. George’s Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas St.; everyone welcome.
FILM SCREENING: Journey of the Heart, narrated by Susan Sarandon, followed by questions/discussion, Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at Brescia University College, Room 136, St. James Building, 1285 Western Rd.; free admission, register online at journeyoftheheartscreening.eventbrite.com.
LOVE, HENRI: A lecture and reading with musical accompaniment, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at St. James Auditorium, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Rd.; free admission, donations accepted; presented by The Henri Nouwen Society; 519-432-8353 ext. 28273 or register online at lovehenriatbrescia.eventbrite.com.
RING OUT FOR PEACE: Commemorate the centennial of the Armistice and re-enact the ringing of bells throughout the town, Sunday, 9 a.m. in Ingersoll (school bells, cow bells, dinner bells, bicycle bells), then head to Ingersoll Town Hall for Remembrance Day services; The Final Campaign, a grave-marking walking tour of veterans’ final resting places, 2 p.m. in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.
SATURDAY MORNING WALKS: Walk through Thames Park, Saturday, 9 a.m.; meet at 15 Ridout St. S.; walks are approximately one hour; families with children are welcome, please leave dogs at home; John Clark, 519-641-0442; visit www.tvta.ca.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Podium Pros meet Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-noon in Room 210, University Community Centre at Western University; open to former or current Toastmasters with a CC or Pathways Level 1 designation; no home club is required to become a member; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WILL REMEMBER: Words and music of the 1918 Armistice, Sunday, 3 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe St. W.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FESTIVAL: Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rotary Recreational Complex, 353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford; admission: adults $6, children under 12 free.
FAMILY FUN FEST FOR HOPE: Calling all superheroes and princesses for Children’s Grief Awareness, Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. at Joe Thornton Community Centre, Doug Tarry Room, 75 Caso Crossing, St. Thomas; food vendors, carnival games, penny sale, costume contest, face painting, magic show and more; free skate, 1:15-2:45 p.m.; 226-721-5901 or e-mail HopeInElgin@hotmail.com.
VEGFEST LONDON: Family-friendly event features more than 140 vegan food and product vendors, health and wellness vendors, speakers, live cooking demonstrations, children’s activity area and more; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Western Fair Agriplex, 845 Florence St.; admission: $5, children 12 and under free; visit www.vegfestlondon.com.
GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
1ST HUSSARS MUSEUM: Explore the history of the Regiment from its founding in 1856 to the present, including participation in the Great War and the Second World War; hours: Saturdays and holidays, 1-4 p.m.; free admission; 1 Dundas St., at the Forks of the Thames; 519-455-4533.
ART EMPORIUM: Featured artists for November are Ron Pearce, Anna Young, Candy McManiman, Micheal Yates, Wilf Chappell, June-Anne Reid and Tom Scanlan; hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 177 Main St., Port Stanley; 226-658-1888 or visit www.ArtEmporium.ca.
ART WITH PANACHE: Painted Visions, works by Wendy Cakarnis, Helen Bezeau Kajan, Debra Bailey, Toni Ciantar Poole, Michele Haley, Gayle Kumpf, Susan Moore, Joyce Rintoul, and Jacqeline Wojtowich, ends Nov. 16; One Hundred Years In The Making, a collection of 24 artworks by Parkwood Hospital veterans, runs till Nov. 30; Talbot Centre, 140 Fullarton St.; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 226-378-2587.
Below Blackfriars Bridge, above, by Joyce Rintoul and Susan Mooreâs Floating Through Summer, below, are part of the exhibition Painted Visions at Art With Panache until Nov. 16.
AYLMER-MALAHIDE MUSEUM: New exhibit looks at the history of education and schooling in Aylmer and Malahide, runs till Nov. 30; 14 East St., Aylmer; visit www.aylmermuseum.com.
ELDON HOUSE: London’s oldest residence contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris Family; hours: Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; admission by donation; 481 Ridout St. N.; 519-661-5169 or visit www.eldonhouse.ca.
ELGIN COUNTY HERITAGE CENTRE: Baseball and Brass Bands: selections from the Henry Meredith Brass Instrument Collection illustrate Elgin’s many 19th century community bands, runs till Dec. 22; Talbot’s Castle activities and Jumbo as well; hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 460 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas; 519-631-1460 ext. 193 or visit www.elgincounty.ca/museum.
INGERSOLL CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE: Stitch: Paint and Fabric Collage by Roberta Whitmore, ends Sunday; hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; 125 Centennial Lane (Victoria Park), Ingersoll; 519-485-4691 or visit www.creativeartscentre.com.
KOMOKA RAILWAY MUSEUM: Visit restored CN railway station, 1913 Shay steam locomotive, CN baggage car, items available for examination include telegraph keys, spike hammers, spike pullers, switch lanterns, steam gauges, a railroad safe, a baggage sleigh and a three-wheel velocipede, ring a bell; hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; 131 Queen St., Komoka; 519-657-1912 or visit www.komokarailmuseum.ca.
McINTOSH GALLERY: Coolie Coolie Viens by artist Andil Gosine, opening reception Thursday, 1-10 p.m., runs till Jan. 12; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m. at Western University; 519-661-3181.
MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY: Gathie Falk – 1974-2018, exhibition features works from every decade of Falk’s 50-year career, runs till Nov. 24; 157 Carling St.; hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 157 Carling St.; 519-439-0451 or visit www.gibsongallery.com.
MUSEUM LONDON: Bev Pike: Grottesque, runs till Dec. 9; Words and Pictures: Cartoonists of Southwestern Ontario, runs till Jan. 13; Ting: The Life and Work of Merle Tingley, runs till Jan. 27; Jacket Required: Book Covers from the Collection, throughout 2018; free tours, Sundays, 2-3 p.m.; hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays till 9 p.m.; admission by donation; 519-661-0333 or visit museumlondon.ca.
OIL MUSEUM OF CANADA: Discover Canada’s oil history at first commercial oil well in North America; see producing historic oil wells on audio-assisted driving tour; hours: daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2423 Kelly Rd., Oil Springs; 519-834-2840 or visit oilmuseum.ca.
PORTSIDE GALLERY: Sue Shurish, Jerry Cutting and Gail Jongkind are featured for November; 18 area artists showing original paintings, photography, jewelry, hand-painted scarves and cards; hours: daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 187 1/2 Main St., Port Stanley; 519-782-7066 or visit portside.cuttingpromotions.com.
ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT MUSEUM: Unveiling of LAV III Monument in the outdoors display area, Friday, 11 a.m.; unveiling of new RCR Roll of Honour, Saturday, 11 a.m.; Remembrance ceremony conducted by the 4th Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, Sunday in the parade square at Wolseley Barracks, museum will be open extended hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 701 Oxford St.; free events; 519-660-5275 ext. 5015.
THIELSEN GALLERY: Group exhibition featuring artists Frank Caprani, John Lennard, Arnold McBay and Gerald Pedros, runs till Dec. 14; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1038 Adelaide St. N.; 519-434-7680 or visit www.thielsengallery.com.
WESTLAND GALLERY: Common Ground exhibition features the work of Donna Andreychuk, Lisa Johnson and Diane McClure, ends Saturday; Pop-Up Show featuring works of Brent Schreiber and Pat Gibson, opens Tuesday, runs till Nov. 29; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; 156 Wortley Rd.; 519-601-4420 or visit www.westlandgallery.ca.
WOODSTOCK ART GALLERY: The Art of the Warner Bros. Cartoons and The Loved Object: Recent Acquisitions, reception Saturday, 2 p.m.; 401EXIT232 – A Project by Gary Spearin, reception/artist talk, Saturday, 2-4 p.m., runs till Jan. 25; hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays till 7 p.m.; free admission; 449 Dundas St.; 519-539-6767 or visit www.woodstockartgallery.ca.
COMMUNITY HYMN SING: Come and sing beloved and new hymns, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Dr.; free event; 519-472-6071.
CUCKOO’S NEST FOLK CLUB: Sandplains Pickers, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St.; tickets: $20 advance available at Centennial Hall, Marienbad restaurant, Long and McQuade North or the Village Idiot, or $25 at the door; visit www.folk.on.ca.
JACK WHITE: With special guest Crown Lands, Thursday, 8 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas St.; tickets: $45-$85 available at www.budweisergardens.com and www.livenation.com.
JEFFERY CONCERTS: Quantetto di Cremona, Friday, 8 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $40, students $15 at the door.
Classical guitarist Liona Boyd has shows Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. Tickets are $50 and are available at www.aeolianhall.ca/events by calling 519-672-7950.
LIONA BOYD: Presented by Shantero Productions, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.; tickets: $50 by calling 519-672-7950 or visit www.aeolianhall.ca/events.
LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Presenting the best in classic and contemporary big band jazz, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission.
MUSIC AT FIRST-ST. ANDREW’S: FSA Strings fall concert with co-conductors Bruce Richardson and Igor Saika-Voivod, guest artists Sonja Gustafson and George Laidlaw, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave.; free will donation; 519-679-8182.
Canadian-Peruvian singer-songwriter Patricia Cano plays Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 in advance ($33 at the door), and available at Centennial Hall, Long and McQuade North, Village Idiot, www.aeolianhall.ca/events or by calling 519-672-7950.
PATRICIA CANO: Canadian-Peruvian singer-songwriter, Saturday, 8 p.m. at Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.; tickets: $28 advance available at Centennial Hall, Long and McQuade North, Village Idiot, by calling 519-672-7950 or www.aeolianhall.ca/events, or $33 at the door; presented by TD Sunfest World Music and Jazz Series.
SERENATA MUSIC: Ensemble Made in Canada piano quartet featuring Angela Park, Elissa Lee, Sharon Wei and Cameron Crozman present The Musical Mosaique, Saturday, 8 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $40, students $20 available at Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800 or visit www.grandtheatre.com/cbo/serenatamusic.
THE WAILERS: Presented by TD Sunfest World Music and Jazz Series and MRG Concerts East, Wednesday, 8 p.m. at London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave.; tickets: $40.95 available at box office, 519-432-1107 or visit londonmusichall.com.
TURBOPROP: Friday, 8 p.m. at Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.; tickets: $25 advance by calling 519-672-7950 or visit www.aeolianhall.ca/events, or $30 at the door.
St. Thomas Rotary Club tour of homes, Christmas in the Country, features four decorated homes plus the CASO station all decked out for the season. The Candlelight preview is Friday, 6-9 p.m. and the tours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $18 advance by calling 519-633-0838 or $20 at the door, 12 and under enter free. ( Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)
ART GYPSIES: Exhibit featuring paintings and artwork by Annette Dutton, Susan Florian, Barbara Alkemade, Cathy Burgoyne and Lynne Pinchin, available for viewing and purchase; Fringe Gallery will be hosting Holiday Arts Market, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1742 Hyde Park Rd.; e-mail email@example.com.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: St. Thomas Rotary Club tour of homes features four decorated homes plus the CASO station all decked out for the season; Candlelight preview, Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; tickets: $18 advance by calling 519-633-0838 or $20 at the door, children 12 and under free.
FIBRE BY TWO ART SHOW AND SALE: Fibre art by Ann Marie Patrick and Nancy Trowbridge, runs till Nov. 30; Fringe Custom Framing and Gallery, 1742 Hyde Park Rd.; 519-204-0404.
ST. THOMAS ART GUILD: 12th annual show and sale featuring a wide range of mediums, styles, sizes, and prices of original art by our many talented artists, Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at CASO Station, 750 Talbot St., St. Thomas; free admission; 519-319-3969 or visit stthomasartguild.com.
Daren A. Herbert plays Harold Hill in the Stratford Festival production The Music Man. (Cylla von Tiedemann/Stratford Festival)
FOREVER PLAID: Dinner theatre Friday, Saturday, with matinee Saturday as well; Westminster United Church, 115 George St., Thamesford; tickets: dinner $40, matinee $20; 519-285-3212 or visit makingconnexions.com.
HELLO, DOLLY!: Musical Theatre Productions presents Broadway classic musical comedy, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., runs till Nov. 17 at Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.; tickets: $30 by calling 519-672-8800 or visit mtplondon.ca.
STRATFORD FESTIVAL: Coriolanus, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Paradise Lost; for tickets and show times, 1-800-567-1600 or visit stratfordfestival.ca.
THE DECEMBER MAN: By Colleen Murphy, play examines our feelings in times of darkness, preview Thursday, runs till Nov. 17 in Procunier Hall at Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St.; tickets: $28; 519-432-1029 or visit www.palacetheatre.ca.
THE GAMES AFOOT: Presented by St. Marys Community Players, ends Sunday at Town Hall Theatre, 175 Queen St. E., St. Marys; tickets: $20 available at 113 Queen St. E. or by calling 519-284-4826 during business hours; visit www.stmaryscommunityplayers.ca.
From left, Christopher Bautista, Jenni Burke, Shannon Taylor and Alex Furber star in a scene from Timothy Findleyâs The Wars, adapted and directed by Dennis Garnhum, at The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St., until Sunday. Tickets, $30 to $86, are available at the box office, online at grandtheatre.com, or by calling 519-672-8800. Free Press theatre critic Joe Belanger gives the play four stars out of five. Read his review at lfpress.com (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
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