Sudbury entertainment in brief

The Weber Brothers, Ryan, left, and brother Sam playing Ottawa,

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Poetry workshop

The monthly writing group at the Copper Cliff library will meet with Vera Constantineau, local writer and poet, who will be guiding participants through the basics of writing poetry, using their life experiences as individual jumping-off points.

Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen. Register in advance as seating is limited. Each session will have a specific topic and attendance at all sessions is not necessary.

The workshop takes place at the Copper Cliff public library, 11 Balsam St., on Nov. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. Register online at sudburylibraries.ca or contact the library for more details.

Weber Brothers on Nov. 16

The Motley Kitchen, 70 Young St., presents ace rock-and-roll powerhouse duo, The Weber Brothers, on Nov. 16. By the ages of 18 and 21 the Webers had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and the Tragically Hip, to name a few. Over the past 16 years they’ve recorded 12 independent albums and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Also known for their talent as studio musicians, the brothers have recorded on dozens of outside projects, including work with Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Dinner and entertainment combined is $60, including HST. Show-only seats are $25 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 705-222-6685.

 

Little Witch Nov. 10

Montreal’s Geordie Theatre is a fable about the choices we make when faced with adversity and the unknown. Little Witch features a highly physical performance, imaginative design and enchanting storytelling that will entertain, provoke thought and fire up the imagination of all ages. Recommended for ages six and up.

The play runs Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy St. All tickets cost $15. Call 705-674-8381 or go to sudburytheatre.com to purchase yours today.

Whitney Nov. 10

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With more than 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. no. 1 singles.

She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at the age of 48.

The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on her life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind the voice who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

The Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op is presenting Whitney on Nov. 10 at 6:20 p.m. at the McEwen School of Architecture, 85 Elm St. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/y6vq6e44. Online sales end the day of the show at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 ($12 for Indie cinema members).

Open mic

An open mic in support of Place des Arts takes place Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at Little Montreal, 182 Elgin St. Come show off a hidden (or unhidden) talent in support of a great project. Open to all musicians, poets, comedians, performance artists, storytellers and magicians. Everyone is welcome. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Concert on Nov. 10

Bilingual folk duo Georgian Bay is touring this fall to promote their newest project — a double album called Courage. In Sudbury they will be joined by Martine Fortin, a force of nature guaranteed to leave you with fire in your heart.

Both groups are long-time friends and together will weave a show full of a love you will be able to wrap around yourself as the cold weather sets in.

They perform Nov. 10 at Cosmic Dave’s Vinyl Emporium, 595 Kathleen St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Suzuki at gallery

Artists on Elgin new show in the Northern Artist Gallery space is Dyes and Design by Ann Suzuki.

Suzuki has created an exhibition of wearable art with her hand dyed silks. The wax and dye technique creates intricate patterns and colours that are only found in batik and are wonderfully vibrant on silk. The silks are then made into one-of-a-kind garments with a focus on jackets and special event outfits.

The show runs until Nov. 28. Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin St., is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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