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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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Do You Know Eric Ethridge’s Music Yet?

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Do You Know Eric Ethridge&...

Well you should! Eric is a local boy to be proud of who is making waves in the country music scene. From his website... Eric Ethridge’s brand started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Subsequently his social media presence enjoyed a drastic increase with over 275,000 YouTube hits and an increase to over 1500 YouTube subscribers. In August of 2015 Eric was the runner-up in the Boots and Hearts emerging artist showcase, and has since had continued interest from both American and Canadian record labels. In early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalist for the CCMA Discovery Program. After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the ...

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July First Friday with Blackmore & Blackmore &

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July First Friday with...

Mike Blackmore has played at Cheeky Monkey many times over the years.  As has Dwayne Cloes.  Both have been here as part of bands and played here solo.  During the 2017 Record Store Day, they played here for the first time as a duo.  We were so impressed, we asked them to come back - so they did - for the July First Friday. With Mike on guitar, d'jembe (hand drum) and looping machine, and Dwayne playing bass guitar they created a unique musical experience.  You could not find two more different people in their history and approach to music, but somehow the combination of their wealth of talent works wonderfully for them. Armed with a playlist of originals and cover songs such as 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' and my personal favourite Mike has done for years, but never the same way twice, 'House of the Rising Sun', they easily entertained the audience ...

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The Gypsy Flats Rocking In The Summer

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The Gypsy Flats Rocking In The...

The Gypsy Flats are a local band that clearly enjoy playing live music.  During the June 2, 2017 First Friday at Cheeky Monkey, the audience clearly sensed that by the reaction and comments they made. Playing primarily music that was popular before they were born, The Gypsy Flats give the songs penned by the likes of John Prine, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson and John Fogerty a special touch creating their own sound.  Each member of the band brings a unique ingredient to the mix to create the perfect recipe for an entertaining evening. The Gypsy Flats consists of Cassy Dube, lead singer and rhythm guitar player backed by Marc Gauthier on bass, Ryan Smith on drums and vocals along with Mike Beauchamp on lead guitar and vocals. In their playlist are also several original songs.  Currently they are booked to play at several of the upcoming summer festivals such as the Kinsmen Ribfest July 8, headlining ...

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WE ARE STILL HERE – Documentary by Dwayne Cloes

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WE ARE STILL HERE –...

Three elders from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, and the Bjekwanong First Nation on Walpole Island, share their memories of surviving residential schools. Produced by the Right Relations Group of Lambton Presbytery, United Church of Canada.  Filmed by Sarnia's Dwayne Cloes.

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AUDITIONS – Theatre Sarnia – A Christmas Story

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AUDITIONS – Theatre...

AUDITIONS! Sunday, June 25, 1:00-4:00—auditions for 17 and under; email curlyguy@sympatico.cafor an audition time Monday, June 26 6:30-9:30—auditions for 18 and over. Tuesday, June 27 6:30-9:30—auditions for those not able to make previous audition times; and call backs All audition material can be obtained at the following link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9ltuucpKCWob0RYa1llMlVuOXM or email fbrennan777@gmail.com

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AUDITION – Hunchback of Notre Dame – Theatre...

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Hunchback of Notre Dame Auditions - Friday May 26 & Saturday May 27, 2017

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Lawrence House Call for Art Submissions – July &...

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Hi Members of The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, July and August will be opportunities for member artists to exhibit their work on the overall theme of celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. July's exhibition has two themes: "The Best Part of Canada Is" and "Portraits of Canadians".  Artists may submit one work in each theme. August's category is "The Sky's the Limit".  Artists may submit two works in this show. The work must be original art and be ready to hang with a wire.  The Portraits of Canadians may use source material from others, but the source should be given credit in the title of the work, for example "after a portrait by Yousuf Karsh".  Three dimensional work may also be submitted.  Artists may submit up to five three dimensional pieces. The intake for the July exhibition is on Sunday, June 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Take-down and pick-up will be on Saturday, ...

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Evan & John May First Friday review by Brian Hay

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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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