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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

House Concerts in the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  WATCH FOR FALL CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.   Held in the Turret Room on the upper level.  Tickets are $10 and can be reserved  phone call to 519-337-0507.  Please indicate how many tickets you would like set aside, when you plan to stop in to pay for them and a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation. SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS Ages: 6-12 years Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Dates: Weekly July 3rd through August 25th, 2017 Cost: $150 per week REGISTRATION: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor New direct number 519-339-1850 Online: www.sarniacommunityactivitiesguide.ca  Registration is open for all 2017 children’s art classes by The City of Sarnia in cooperation with The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Please provide your child with a lunch, morning and afternoon snack.  NOTE:  NO NUTS PLEASE! Depending on weather conditions, there will be a break outdoors, within ...

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Offsite Impact First Friday Impact

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Offsite Impact First Friday...

To say the August First Friday was a roaring success is an understatement.  A combination of pleasant summer weather, GreekFest happening a block away and Offsite Impact playing at Cheeky Monkey was the best possible mix to kick off the Civic Holiday weekend. We were very familiar with the talent of three members of Offsite Impact. Dale White (Keyboards/ Back-up Vocals), Barry White (Frontman/Vocals/Bass Guitar) and Paul Eastman (Drums) have all played at Cheeky Monkey previously in other bands.  Paul, being a very versatile and accommodating drummer, has played in at least four different bands appearing over the years at Cheeky Monkey.  We were so very impressed with Offsite Impacts sound and stage presence, that we sincerely hope Paul has found a long lasting band to set his kit up with. Offsite Impacts playlist is an impressive selection of very dance-able hits from over the decades.  Suspect they choose these particular songs to ...

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Organize a Neighbourhood Meet and Greet 2017

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Organize a Neighbourhood Meet...

The Community Round Table is encouraging folks to get to know their neighbours - organize a Neignbourhood Meet and Greet!

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Evan & John May First Friday review by Brian Hay

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Evan & John May First...

Evan & John: May 5th First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay The harmony singing by the duo of John Pilat and Evan Dawe was great right from the start. Their vocal work on ’New York’  by the Milk Carton Kids was easily up to the standard of the recording released by the original group. The parts for their guitars and the ease with which they wove them together were exemplary and their interpretation carried some individual touches while remaining faithful to the original piece. That it rolled off them so effortlessly shows they put a lot of work into getting things right. The reading given to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs. Robinson’ was an attention grabber of the best kind. Subtle weaving of guitar parts and brilliant harmony singing was again the dominant force in their delivery. Moving to ’Snake Eyes’ by the Milk Carton Kids before playing ‘Wednesday Morning 3:00 ...

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HOW WAS RECORD STORE DAY 2017?

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HOW WAS RECORD STORE DAY 2017?

Well, there are not enough descriptive words to express how great it was. Thanks to all the wonderful suppliers & customers, we beat last years records every which way.  The suppliers provided us, as best they could, with more interesting titles than ever and the crowds where here to buy them in bigger numbers than previous years.  Along with taking advantage of our 'We pay the tax' sale' we exceeded expectations by a long shot. The shopper that came the farthest distance we are aware of was from Cincinnati Ohio.  Drove through the night to get here and be at the front of the line outside after he was forwarded our e-newsletter on Friday after closing with the list of exclusives we got by a local friend.  Had a few people in from Michigan, Toronto and London as well. Part of the fun day was the  3 mystery packages with cryptic names ...

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RECORD STORE DAY 2017

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RECORD STORE DAY 2017

Mark the date...  RECORD STORE DAY 2017 - Saturday April 22nd - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm come celebrate at Cheeky Monkey Thursday, April 20 UPDATE... Box of goodies for giveaways just arrived from Outside Music.  Collector stickers, postcards & posters. Wednesday, April 19 UPDATE... - 8:25 pm (yes well after closing time).  Record Store Day brings many first for everyone - including me.  For first time I can recall in our 35 + years of business, Roland asked me to help sticker product.  That is a sign of how much inventory is coming in for RSD.  Takes 2 of us to inventory and price everything.  Well not everything - much more still to come before Saturday. Monday, April 10 UPDATE... CLICK HERE for a listing of what exclusive releases there are for North America.  Several things to keep in mind... not all of these may be available in Canada ...we order virtually ...

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‘ROUND HOUSE’ BIG HIT AT MARCH FIRST FRIDAY

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‘ROUND HOUSE’ BIG...

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl Stevie Wonder - Superstition These are a few of the classic songs played by the local band Round House during the March 3rd First Friday at Cheeky Monkey. Most of the songs on Round House's playlist were hits before they were a twinkle in their Daddy's eye. The oldest member of this talented group is a mere 17 years old. Despite their young ages, they displayed a professionalism not seen in many bands twice their age. Each is extremely dedicated to playing their instruments to the best of their ability - which is saying a lot. Learning from some of the best music teachers in the city, they have taken what they were taught and moved up to the next level. Jared Parke the lead singer and rhythm guitarist shows great versatility with his voice. Bryce Abrams on bass guitar instinctively knows to ...

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ArtWalk 2017

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ArtWalk 2017

Registration for Artwalk 2017 will begin on March 1st. Everything will be online this year including payment. The early bird price will only be available until April 14. All vendors, whether it be environmental, cultural, artists, info booths, crafts or food will have to register and pay online. https://www.sarniaartwalk.com/2017-vendor-registration/ https://www.sarniaartwalk.com/2017-food-vendor-registration/ If you have any questions, please visit website, or contact at info@sarniaartwalk.com. Sincerely, Your Artwalk Team!

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Barnburners Heat Up January 2017 First Friday

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Barnburners Heat Up January...

Oh my gosh, what a frigid night for the first First Friday of 2017.  To those who braved the cold to come see Scott Manery and The Barnburners at Cheeky Monkey, it didn't matter.  "Why" you ask?  Simple answer.  They are a smokin hot band who know how to ramp up the heat so everyone has a good time and feels warm to the core.  Playing a mix of fan favourites off their four CD's, I don't think their was a cold person in the building - especially the dancers. This was The Barnburners third time playing at Cheeky Monkey for a First Friday.  Sure hope to see them back many more times.  Maybe on a night that is not so flippin cold. For more photos of the night taken mostly by Grumpy (Roland) CLICK HERE

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Dylan Menzie visits Cheeky Monkey

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Dylan Menzie visits Cheeky...

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 it was a true pleasure to welcome PEI singer/songwriter Dylan Menize to Cheeky Monkey.  Dylan along with his band mates, drove from their previous nights gig in Guelph to be here in time for an afternoon acoustic solo set by Dylan. Playing one of his favourite instruments, his treasured vintage 1920's 4 string tenor guitar, he entertained the audience with a mix of his original songs and interesting stories.  His songs are sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, the way any good songwriters material should be.  They are well crafted songs, but what really stands out when Dylan performs is his emotionally charged delivery.  Going from a soft, intimate sound one moment to soaring and impassioned the next, impressed many of us.  His vocal projection certainly did not need any microphone amplification in our store.  Dylan  has the art of personal volume control mastered using his voice as an ...

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