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Arts, culture, fun in London this weekend and beyond (Feb. 27-March 4)

Arts, culture, fun in London this weekend and beyond (Feb. 27-March 4)

What’s happening in and around London this weekend and next week:


Eastside Bar and Grill: Bob’s Yer Funkle, Friday, 10 p.m.; Jerome Tucker Band, Saturday, 10 p.m.; Blues Jam, Sunday, 3 p.m.; Eastside Open Jam Night, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 750 Hamilton Rd.; 519-457-7467.

Jimbo’s Pub And Eatery: Evening Karaoke Party with Maggie, Fridays, 10 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; 920 Commissioners Rd. E.; 519-204-7991 or visit www.jimbospub.ca.

London Music Club: Acoustic Open Mic, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Karaoke Night and Piano Bar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Summerfolk 2020 Youth Discoveries, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.; SOUP Ukulele Jam, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.; 470 Colborne St.; 519-640-6996.

London Music Hall: Tchami, Thursday, 10 p.m., $30, 19+; Silverstein, Four Year Strong, I The Mighty, Friday, 8 p.m., $25, all ages; Salsa Night with Yani Borrell and Orchestra, Saturday, 8 p.m., $28.50, 19+; tickets available at Grooves Records; 185 Queens Ave.; 519-432-1107.

London Wine Bar: Live blues with Rick Taylor, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., no cover; 420 Talbot St.; call 519-913-3400 for reservations or e-mail info@londonwinebar.ca; walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Tavern: Rock and Roll Rent Party #67 with The Mongrels, Sunday, 4-7 p.m., no cover; 370 Richmond St.; 519-679-9777.

Rum Runners: Bonds of Mara, Vultures Playing Ruckus, Mad Moxxis, Thursday, 8 p.m., $15, 19+; Jeremie Albino, Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club, Friday, 8 p.m., $13, all ages, Emo Night, Silverstein After Party, 10 p.m., $5, 19+; The Franklin Electric, Fire At Five, Allodays, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, all ages, System Saturdays with Spag Heddy, 10 p.m., $17.50, 19+; tickets available at Grooves Records; 178 Dundas St.; 519-432-1107.

St. Regis Tavern: Musical chairs with Peanut Butter Space Jam 2, Saturday, 9 p.m., pay-what-you-will; 625 Dundas St.

Union Ten Distilling Co.: Exodus, Bob Marley tribute act, Friday, dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.; 656 Dundas St.; tickets available on eventbrite.ca or reserve by e-mailing reserve@unionten.ca; 226-777-2278.

Wortley Roadhouse: The Fish, Friday and Saturday; Tom Cat Prowl, Sunday, 4-8 p.m.; 190 Wortley Rd.; 519-438-5141.


Come Dancing: Ballroom, Latin and swing dancing with Robert and Patricia, Friday, 8 p.m. at Polish Hall, 554 Hill St.; admission: $10, includes cookies, cheese and crackers; everyone welcome; Patricia, 519-421-7234.

Latin Dance Night: Dance the night away with DJ Alexander to Salsa-Merengue-Reggaeton-Bachata, Saturday, 9 p.m., free; Jimbo’s Pub, 920 Commissioners Rd. E.; 519-204-7991 or visit www.jimbospub.ca.

Leap-Day Dinner Dance: Live music by Fox the Hound, turkey roast dinner and door prizes, Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Rd.; advance tickets: $30 available at the club or online at onstagedirect.com; 519-433-2901 or e-mail germanclub1@rogers.com.

London Ballroom Dance Club: Ballroom dancing, Saturday at Polish Hall, 554 Hill St.; free workshop at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m.; admission: $20, includes coffee, tea, desserts; visit www.londonballroomdanceclub.ca.

London Brewing Co-Op: Dance to the music of The Stetson Brothers, with Sister Galea, Friday, 7-10 p.m.; 521 Burbrook Pl.; 226-667-6363.

Royal Canadian Legion – Exeter: Dance to the music of Midlife Crisis, Saturday, 4-7 p.m., free; 316 William St., Exeter; 519-235-2962.

Royal Canadian Legion — Lambeth: Dance to the music of Versatiles, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., free admission; 7097 Kilbourne Rd.; 519-652-3412.

Royal Canadian Legion – Sarnia: Dance to the music of The Celtic Hillbillies, Friday, 8 p.m.; 286 Front St. N., Sarnia.

Royal Canadian Legion — Victory: Dance to the music of The Stetson Brothers, with Sister Galea, Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., the Country Versatiles, 8 p.m., $10; everyone welcome; Les Holmes and Trio, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., $5 at main floor door; 311 Oakland Ave.; 519-455-2230.

Strathroy Jamboree: Play, dance, sing or listen, Thursday, 1-4 p.m. at 137 Frank St., Strathroy; lunch available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.; everyone welcome; Harry and Elaine Hardy, 519-245-0906 or e-mail harryandelainehardy@gmail.com.

Tuesday Tunes: Old time fiddle and traditional style country music, every Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. at Seaforth Community Centre, 122 Duke St.; singers, musicians, dancers and listeners welcome, bring your own musical instruments; admission by donation; 519-357-1016.


2020 Speaker Series: Canadian Protestant Rhetoric and the War in South Africa, Thursday, 6 p.m. at Royal Canadian Regiment Museum at Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford St. E.; free admission, but registration is required; visit http://www.thercrmuseum.ca.

Arts After 5: Sharing in the growth of music and the arts in London with guest speaker artist Kevin Bice, Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. in The Parlour at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave.; bring your brochures and promotional material to ; $5.

Bowling for Ponies: An afternoon of bowling in support of equine programs for individuals with special ne, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. at Palasad South; register with SARI Therapeutic Riding by calling 519-666-1123 or online at http://www.sari.ca.

FCFF Film Club: Screenings of St. Louis Superman and Menteur, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $14, students/seniors $10 available online at http://www.forestcityfilmfest.ca/fcff-film-club.

Junior Astronaut Challenge: Girls in grades 6 to 9 will test their skills and knowledge through the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronauts campaign with activities in science and technology, fitness and nutrition, and teamwork and communications, March 7 at Western University; RSVP required by Tuesday to london@girlsinscience.ca; hosted by London Chapter of the Canadian Association for Girls In Science in collaboration with Western Space; 519-649-0948 or visit girlsinscience.ca.

Off the Wall Winter Party: Salute to the Stratford Festival 2020 season, music by Downie Street Collective and guest singers, dancing, artists in attendance, refreshments, Friday, 8 p.m. at Factory 163, 163 King St., Stratford; 519-273-4716.

Upstairs, Downstairs: Learn about the relationship between the servant and the served on this in-depth tour featuring the servant quarters and the daily life of a servant, Saturday, 10 a.m. at Eldon House, 481 Ridout St. N.; advance tickets: $20, children under 12 free, register by calling 519-661-5169 or visit http://www.eldonhouse.ca/events.


Art with Panache: Paul Snoddy: Out There, ends Friday; featured for February are Abstraction by Val Sabo and Mary Lillyman; the Gallery Artists also present the Alex Colville challenge; Talbot Centre, 140 Fullarton St.; 519-870-7218.

Art Emporium: Work by regional artists and artisans working in many mediums and disciplines; featured artists for February are Deb Dicker, Ethel Mitrovic, Jacqueline Kinsey, Robin Baratta, Christa Oglan, Judy Ross and Michelle Boyer; winter hours: Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment; 177 Main St., Port Stanley; 226-658-1888 or visit www.ArtEmporium.ca.

Eldon House: London’s oldest residence contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris Family; hours: Thursday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; admission by donation; 481 Ridout St. N.; 519-661-5169 or visit www.eldonhouse.ca.

Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre: Recent work by the Wild Woollies Rug Hooking Group, ends Sunday; free admission; hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 125 Centennial Lane in Victoria Park, Ingersoll; 519-485-4691 or visit creativeartscentre.com.

Jet Aircraft Museum: Cold War era jet aircraft and historic displays honouring Canadian aviation heritage; hours: Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission by donation; 2465 Aviation Lane, Unit 2; 519-453-7000 or visit jetaircraftmuseum.ca.

Museum London: Realisms: Canadian Art, 1850 to the Present, runs till May 3; Dean Carson, runs till May 17; 100 Years of Nursing Education in London, runs till May 24; hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m., Thursdays till 9 p.m.; admission by donation; 421 Ridout St. N.; 519-661-0333 or visit museumlondon.ca.

Portside Gallery: Miniature Show and Sale features exceptional little treasures submitted by artists across Southern Ontario, grand opening Sunday, 2-4 p.m., runs through March; hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (weather permitting); 187 1/2 Main St., Port Stanley; 519-782-7066 or visit portsidegallery.ca.

Westland Gallery: Influencers Art Exhibition, Lee Munn and Peter Dusek; 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: Plates of Printers, runs till March 28; Given Her Due: Oxford County Women Artists 1880-1980, runs till June 27; Walk On: ongoing sculpture project of John McEwen, runs till June 27; 449 Dundas St., Woodstock; 519-539-6761.


Celtic Spectacular: Concert will feature special Celtic artists, including pipers, fiddlers, and various traditional Celtic instruments, all joined together with Brassroots, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin St.; tickets: adults $25, seniors $20, students $5, children under 12 free, available at Tuckey Home Hardware, online at onstagedirect.com/brassroots or at the door; 519-615-2210.

Lenten Organ Recital Series: Featuring Dr. Jan Overduin, Wednesday, noon at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St., St. Thomas; admission: $10, includes lunch; Dave Mathers, 519-631-3503 or admin@centraluc.ca.

London Community Orchestra: Presents Beethoven and Hummel, Sunday, 3 p.m. at Dundas Street Centre United Church, 482 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $20, seniors $16, students $12, children under 12 $5; 519-438-3260 or visit http://www.lco-on.ca/eng.

London Symphonia: Mozart and Haydn – A Musical Friendship, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St.; tickets: adults $29, students $12 available online at http://www.londonsymphonia.ca and at the door; 226-270-0910.

Magisterra at the Museum: With guest pianist, Walter Delahunt, Thursday, 7 p.m. at Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N.; tickets: adults $20, seniors $25, students $15, children under 10 $10 available through eventbrite.ca.

Starburst 8 – Spotlight on Youth: Featuring London Concert Band, with conductor Robert Kennedy, associate conductor Eric Heidenheim, guest conductor Donald Clark, and guest trumpeter 11-year-old Rey Tao, Sunday, 2 p.m. at Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $10, students $5, under 10 free, available at Long and McQuade, Music Aid and by calling 519-433-3385.

The Spencer Mackenzie Band: Presented by Aylmer Performing Arts Council, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall Theatre, 38 John St. S., Aylmer; tickets: $25; visit http://www.artsinaylmer.com.

Spencer Mackenzie

Yani Borrell: Salsa concert and dance featuring 12-piece orchestra, Saturday, 8 p.m. at London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave.; tickets: $28.50 available at box office, Centennial Hall, Long and McQuade North, Village Idiot and online at londonmusichall.com; 19+ event; 519-672-1522 or e-mail info@sunfest.on.ca.


Gardening in the City: Playin’ in the Dirt – Learn the importance of healthy soil and other gardening basics with Rhonda Persichilli, Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Lawson Foundation Room, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission; series prepared in partnership with London-Middlesex Master Gardeners.

Nature London: Illustrated talk on raptor banding with Cyril Crocker, who has been banding hawks and eagles at Hawk Cliff since 1986 and will the importance of banding to scientific research on raptors, particularly those species in decline and those still recovering from near extinction, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at London Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Dr.; admission: $5 for non-members; all welcome.

Saturday Morning Walks: Walk along Thames River North Branch, meet at North London Athletic Fields, 1225 Adelaide St. N., first car park on right; walks are approximately one hour; families with children are welcome, no dogs please; John Clark, 519-641-0442 or visit www.tvta.ca.


Art Show: Exhibition features acrylic, oil, and water colour paintings by London artist Richard Thompson, runs till April 1 at Hillside London’s cafe space, 138 Thompson Rd.; free admission.

ArtVenture Art Studio: Fusion – a journey through paint and textile, featuring works by Cynthia McNair, ends Saturday; hours: Monday to Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 1438 Aldersbrook Rd.; 519-471-4278 or visit www.artventure.ca.

Comedy Show: With Abbas Wahab, Saturday, 8 p.m. at CJ Lounge, 405 Wharncliffe Rd. S.; tickets: $10 available at the club or through eventbrite.com.

Night of Heroes Fashion Show: Local heroes dance down the runway with a person supported by Community Living London, also featuring entertainment, silent auction, and more, Thursday, 6 p.m. at RBC London Place, 300 York St.; tickets: $55 by calling 519-686-3000 ext. 334.

Sisters with a Positive Heart, Mind, and Spirit: View creative work from participants of the +Positive Voice program at Nokee Kwe who are challenging the portrayal of urban Indigenous women and sharing stories of strength, resilience, and accomplishment, opens Saturday, runs till March 30 on third floor of Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission; 519-661-4600.


Elgin Theatre Guild: Presents the comedy, 1-900-dee-lite, Thursday to Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., runs till March 8 at Princess Avenue Playhouse in St. Thomas; tickets available at http://www.elgintheatreguild.ca.

Grand Theatre: Between Breaths, runs till March 7 on McManus Stage; 471 Richmond St.; 519-672-9030 or visit grandtheatre.com.

London Community Players: Mom’s The Word, Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Wednesday, 8 p.m., runs till March 8 at Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $28, seniors/students $26, youth $16 available at box office, by calling 519-432-1029 or online at http://www.palacetheatre.ca.

Thorndale Dinner Theatre: Don’t Get Your Vicary in a Twist, a farce by Ann Gawthorpe and Leslie Brown, Friday and Saturday at Purple Hill Country Opry, 20903 Purple Hill Rd. (note: new venue); tickets: dinner and show, $35 by calling Thorndale Ace Hardware, 519-461-0280 or show only, $20 available at the door at 7:30 p.m.; presented by Thorndale Agricultural Society.


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