Get Creatively Inspired by These Shows, Classes and Events

Looking for a mid-Winter burst of creative inspiration? These classes, virtual presentations, and interactive game offer a range of artistic outlets to keep you inspired and active.

Enjoy Puppetry & Animation with the Bridges Festival

March 13-15

Whether you’re a child or child-at-heart, check out the Bridges Festival of Puppetry & Animation. Stream an animated short or puppetry show like Old Man and the River or the interactive Applefun Puppetry Show for free by registering through Eventbrite. Bridges Festival also offers workshops, panels, and industry meet-ups for professionals & emerging artists all weekend long.

Powwow Workout Class with the National Arts Centre

March 11, 12pm

Match your heartbeat to the sounds of traditional powwow music with Alex Wells and the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre. This high-intensity workout will introduce traditional powwow dancing by incorporating moves from all styles of powwow dance. Join in the fun for free on Facebook Live.

Three-time world champion hoop dancer, Alex Wells, will lead you through a 45 minute Powwow Workout Class like you’ve never experienced.

Figuration: Life Drawing Sessions with Reynold Thomas

March 9 & 16, 7-9pm

Calling adult visual artists of all levels of experience! Join Reynold Thomas, winner of ByBlacks People’s Choice Award: Best Visual Artist (2019 & 2020), for a virtual, non-instructed drop-in session. With a live model present develop your skill in your preferred medium, capturing shapes, gestures and postures of the figurative form. Tickets available by donation, $10-$25 is suggested. This class is for adults 18+.

A Gathering for Jewish Artists of Colour

March 16, 8-10pm

Looking for an arts community to call your own? A group of self-identified Jewish Artists of Colour from across North America have organized an informal, intentional space for folks to come together as creative Jewish folks of Colour. PRISM is an online gathering for creatives & culture-makers. Register for free by March 12.

Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Joe presented by the NAC

March 17-23

Watch a recording of this iconic contemporary Canadian dance performance, presented by the National Art Centre. This piece not only pays tribute to one of Canada’s greatest choreographers, but also allows the public to discover a breathtaking performance that has had a profound impact on contemporary dance. Tickets for the online performance start at $16.

 

Play the Mega-Game “New Societies” by Re:Current Theatre  

March 18-28, 2pm and 7pm

This interactive mega-game is inspired by board games and theatrical narratives. Your experience will be shaped by the choices you make as you play! Join Crow’s Theatre from your home – as a single player, with kids, or with a partner – for this new interactive digital performance. Cost is based on number of players, and ranges from $20 to $25. Participants should be 10 years and older.

Engage with the Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Stream films at home until March 7

Catch the last two days of the 2021 Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film. Long-time festival goers and first-time enthusiasts can explore screenings, Q+As, parties, workshops, networking events, live music, stand-up comedy, and exhibitions. Tickets to screen the films at home are available for $15 and there are a couple of great workshops and panel discussions on March 5 & 6 for free!

Feature Image: Theatre Direct’s Old Man and the River puppetry show for ages 3+ is being streamed for free all weekend as part of the Bridges Festival.