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Hid­den Tal­ents presents Glee un­til April 22 at the Im­pe­rial Theatre. A ta­lented cast of 82 young per­form­ers are fea­tured in this Broad­way-style re­vue. Tick­ets are avail­able in per­son at the Im­pe­rial Theatre box of­fice, 168 Christina St. N., on­line at im­pe­ri­althe­atre.net or by phone at 519344-7469.

The Lawrence House Cen­tre for the Arts presents a se­ries of house con­certs in the tur­ret room for the month of April. Sis­ters of Soul of­fers An Evening of Har­mony and Love April 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sis­ters of Soul – fea­tur­ing mem­bers Sue Web­ber, Fran Sch­weitzer, Cathy Lan­deryou, Ch­eryl Mac­Far­lane and Ge­orge Web­ber – will pro­vide an evening of mu­sic rang­ing from gospel through to Motown and blues. On April 23, the Riverview Jazz Trio – fea­tur­ing sax­o­phon­ist Al Weiss, double bassist Andy Lloyd and jazz gui­tarist Andy Tat­ter­sall – will of­fer an af­ter­noon of acous­tic in­stru­men­tal jazz from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jazz rock fu­sion band The Fat Catz per­form April 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mem­bers in­clude Wulf von Waldo on sax, gui­tarists Robert Gis­mondi and Dan Martin and drum­mer Chris Reid. Tick­ets are $10 each and be re­served by email­ing lawrence­house­news@gmail.com or call­ing 519-337-0507.

Black­more & Black­more will pro­vide live en­ter­tain­ment for Record Store Day set for April 22 at Cheeky Mon­key. Live mu­sic starts at 9:30 a.m. Record Store Day will also fea­ture a large se­lec­tion of exclusive re­leases, as well as draws, give­aways and the store’s an­nual sale.

The In­ter­na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra serves up its last show of the sea­son – Out of This World – April 28 at the Im­pe­rial Theatre. Distin­guished trum­peter Aaron Hodg­son will take the stage with the ISO. Se­lec­tions in­clude Holst’s The Plan­ets and R. Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathrusta, as well as mu­sic from the movies ET and Grav­ity. Tick­ets are avail­able by vis­it­ing in per­son the ISO box of­fice, 251 Vi­dal St. N., by email­ing iso@river­net.net or by call­ing 519337-7775.

The Blue­wa­ter Chords­men present Gen­er­a­tions of Har­mony April 30 at the Im­pe­rial Theatre. They’ll be joined by the Lambton Youth Choir for the 2 p.m. show. Tick­ets are $20 per adult and $5 per stu­dent. Tick­ets are avail­able in per­son at the Im­pe­rial Theatre box of­fice, 168 Christina St. N., on­line at im­pe­ri­althe­atre.net or by phone at 519-344-7469.

The Sar­nia Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion presents Duo Fortin-Poirier May 3 at the Im­pe­rial Theatre. The duo – con­sid­ered one of the most pas­sion­ate and quickly ris­ing pi­ano duos of its gen­er­a­tion – will thrill you with their in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Grieg, Dvo­rak and Rach­mani­noff. Come and hear their lively and dy­namic mu­sic. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $40 per adult and $25 per stu­dent.

The Lambton County Mu­sic Fes­ti­val runs from April 24 to May 4, Mon­day to Thurs­day each week. Come lis­ten to a range of voice and pi­ano com­pe­ti­tions, school and adult choirs, in­stru­men­tal­ists and bands. Ad­mis­sion is free. Mu­sic fes­ti­val pro­grams are avail­able for $3 at Van Goozen Mu­sic.

The Lambton County Mu­sic Fes­ti­val will stage its an­nual The Stars of the Fes­ti­val con­cert May 16 at Great Lakes Sec­ondary School. Show time is 7 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $3 per adult and $1 per stu­dent or child. Come out to hear ta­lented mu­si­cians.

Missy Burgess and John Pi­lat co­host Open Stage at the Lawrence House Cen­tre for the Arts. All mu­si­cians, singers, storytellers, writ­ers, co­me­di­ans and po­ets are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in the open mic night. Open Stage runs ev­ery sec­ond and third Mon­day of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All are wel­come to at­tend.

The Corunna branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion (Br. 447) presents “Jam Ses­sions” be­gin­ning at 3 p.m., on the last Satur­day of each month. All are wel­come.


The Sar­nia Jus­tice Film Fes­ti­val con­cludes its sea­son with a screen­ing of Bugs April 22 at the Sar­nia li­brary theatre. The film re­volves around three young men who com­bine their cu­ri­ousity with ex­per­tise and go in search of dif­fer­ent tastes and food prepa­ra­tion tech­niques around the world. Show time is 7 p.m. After the screen­ing, the au­di­ence will have a chance to sam­ple some savoury treats made from in­sects. Ad­mis­sion is free, but dona­tions are ac­cepted.

The Petro­lia li­brary branch is host­ing a new 20-some­thing book club for adults aged 18 to 30-ish. Call 519-882-0771 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Ar­topia Gallery & Fram­ing, 188 Christina St. N., 519-332-0278

Bliss Stu­dio, 7617 River­side Dr., Port Franks, 519-243-3598: Open on week­ends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and through­out the week by chance or ap­point­ment

Cheeky Mon­key, 130 Christina St. N.

Gallery In The Grove, 2700 Hamil­ton Rd., Bright’s Grove (stair ac­cess only): Open Mon­day through Thurs­day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Satur­day and Sun­day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Fri­days, hol­i­days, July, Au­gust and De­cem­ber: Lo­cal artists Trevor Jamieson, Gretchen Rose Knapp and Les Laur are fea­tured in the ex­hibit, At­ten­tion To..., run­ning un­til April 22. Mean­while, tn the gift shop, pot­ter Tammy Ward has bird feed­ers, bird houses and drag­on­flies for sale.

Ju­dith & Nor­man Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 519-3368127: York Wil­son: York Wil­son: The Story of Oil runs un­til April 23. Red Dot Tours are planned for April 21, at 11:30 a.m., and April 22, at 1 p.m.

Lawrence House Cen­tre for the Arts, 127 S. Christina St., 519-3370507: Open Wed­nes­day through Fri­day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (First Fri­days un­til 9 p.m.), and on Satur­day and Sun­day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Mon­day and Tues­day, ex­cept for Open Stage at 7 p.m. ev­ery sec­ond and third Mon­day of the month: Our Canada, Cel­e­brat­ing 150 Years, will fea­ture work from mem­bers of the Sar­nia Pho­to­graphic Club and Sou­venir – a por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hibit – will fea­ture work from Lambton Col­lege dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dent Ras­pal Singh. Our Canada runs through April 28, while Sou­ve­nior runs through April 14.

Rus­tic Gate, 112 1/2 Michi­gan Ave., Point Ed­ward, 519-332-0123: Open Thurs­day to Satur­day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun­day, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; or by ap­point­ment.

The R.W. Lawton Gallery, lo­cated be­hind the Im­pe­rial Theatre box of­fice, 168 N. Christina St.: Open Mon­day to Fri­day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Satur­day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dur­ing per­for­mances

Sar­nia Artists Work­shop: Visit sar­ni­aartistswork­shop.com for in­for­ma­tion on events and work­shops.

Vic­tor Alder­son Art Gallery, 23 Main St., Units 1 & 2, Grand Bend: Fea­tures a show­case and workspace for the Grand Bend artist’s oil paint­ings. Pho­tographs are also avail­able for pur­chase. Visit vic­toralder­son.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Vic­to­ria Hall Art Gallery, Petro­lia: Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day and dur­ing all VPP shows, artvic­to­ri­a­hall.com

Wal­lace­burg Mu­seum Art Gallery, 505 King St., Wal­lace­burg, 519-627-8962: Open Mon­day to Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zony’s Cus­tom Fram­ing & Fine Art Prints, 139 Christina St. N.


The Lambton Her­itage Mu­seum, Hwy. 21, Grand Bend, 519-2432600: Open Mon­day to Fri­day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ad­mis­sion: Adults, $5; se­niors/stu­dents, $4; chil­dren, $3; fam­i­lies, $15

Moore Mu­seum, 94 Moore Line, Moore­town, 519-867-2020: fea­tures 12 his­toric and ex­hibit build­ings for vis­i­tors to ex­plore our com­mu­nity’s his­tory. The mu­seum is open March and April from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day. The mu­seum will be closed on Good Fri­day and Easter Mon­day. Ad­mis­sion is $5 per adult, $3 per stu­dent, $2 per child or $15 per fam­ily. The mu­seum also of­fers school pro­grams, mo­tor coach tours, chapel ren­tals and spe­cial events. Call the mu­seum at 519867-2020 or visit moore­mu­seum. ca for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Plymp­ton-Wy­oming Mu­seum, 6745 Cam­lachie Rd.: The mu­seum is open Satur­days for the month of April, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A new ex­hibit cel­e­brat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the Vimy Ridge bat­tle is on dis­play. It fea­tures the story of the bat­tle, as well as two large dio­ra­mas of Vimy Ridge. Other mu­seum ex­hibits in­clude early set­tlers, the Great Storm of 1913 and post-WWII im­mi­gra­tion. Mu­seum ad­mis­sion is free. For pri­vate group open­ings, call Don Poland at 519-869-4909 or Muriel Wright at 519-899-2345.

Oil Mu­seum of Canada, 2423 Kelly Rd., Oil Springs, 519-8342840: Open Mon­day to Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ad­mis­sion: Adults, $5; se­niors and stu­dents, $4; chil­dren, $3; fam­i­lies, $15

Som­bra Mu­seum, 3470 St. Clair Park­way, 519-892-3982

Stones ‘N Bones Mu­seum, 223 N. Christina St., 519-336-2100: Fea­tures 10,000-square feet of nat­u­ral his­tory items, in­clud­ing a di­nosaur gallery with more than 20 ma­jor pieces, the third-largest elk rack in the world, a two-headed calf and a shrunken head. Visit stonesnbones.ca for more in­for­ma­tion.

Wal­lace­burg & District Mu­seum, 505 King St., Wal­lace­burg, 519-6278962: Open Mon­day to Satur­day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun­days and evenings, by ap­point­ment. Ad­mis­sion: Adults, $3; se­niors and stu­dents, $2; fam­i­lies, $7


Al­ter­nate Grounds Dock­side, 97 Se­away Rd., 519-332-3081: Live mu­sic ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun­day from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Black­wa­ter Cof­fee & Tea Co., 177 Christina St. N.

Boule­vard Grill, 560 Ex­mouth St., 519-344-2752: Live acous­tic mu­sic ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day start­ing at 9 p.m.

Bright’s Grove Golf Club, 1992 Estella St., 519-869-4301 Cof­fee Cul­ture, 130 Lochiel St. Cof­fee Lodge - In Sar­nia at 400 Ex­mouth St. (519-344-6799) and 49 Finch Dr. (519-344-0374) and in Petro­lia (519-882-0633)

Corunna’s Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, 350 Al­bert St., 519-862-1240

Cravin’s Bar & Grill, 460 Ex­mouth St., 519-344-0004

Dempsey’s Bar & Grill, 121 On­tario St., 519-336-2776

Hol­i­day Inn, 1498 Vene­tian Blvd., 519-336-4130

Huron Oaks Golf Club, 2587 Lakeshore Road, 519-869-4231, Web­site: www.huronoaks.com

Liq­uid Johnny’s, 117 Christina St., 519-344-1196

Lola’s Lounge, 110 S. Christina St., 519-336-8088

Norm’s Pub and Grill, 1450 Lon­don Rd., 519-542-1100

Over­time Tap and Grill, 1886 Lon­don Line, 519-542-0608: Live en­ter­tain­ment Mon­day to Satur­day, start­ing at 8 p.m.

Paddy Fla­herty’s, 130 Se­away Rd., 519-336-1999

Pic­cadilly Bar & Grill, 905 Devine St., 519-337-3962: Open mic ev­ery Thurs­day and Sun­day at 10 p.m., karaoke ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day at 10 p.m.

Rondo’s Bar & Eatery, 2684 Lakeshore Plaza, Bright’s Grove, 519-869-4288: Live mu­sic ev­ery Thurs­day and Fri­day start­ing at 6 p.m.

Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 62, 286 Front St. N., Sar­nia, 519-3362841: Meat draws are held ev­ery Satur­day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 172, 5275 Nau­voo Rd., Wat­ford, 519876-2351: Euchre tour­na­ment April 29. Darts ev­ery Mon­day at 7 p.m. Euchre nights ev­ery Tues­day and crib­bage nights ev­ery Thurs­day. Games start at 7:30 p.m.

Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 176, 58 Al­bert St., For­est, 519-7865357: Weekly meat raf­fle, 50/50 and chase the face draws April 22 and 29, both from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Home­made soup and other snacks avail­able. Tick­ets are $10. All are wel­come.

The Sta­tion Mu­sic Hall, 505 Camp­bell St., 519-383-0006: Hopsin with To­ken and spe­cial guests April 20 at 7 p.m. Tick­ets for the 15+ show are $30 each. One Bad Son with spe­cial guests Say Yes April 21 at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $10 each. Dead Boys make a stop April 28 on their 40th an­niver­sary tour for their al­bum Young Loud and Snotty. Show time is 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $25 each. Tick­ets for all shows are avail­able on­line at thes­ta­tion­mu­sichall.com, or by vis­it­ing Sar­nia’s Cheeky Mon­key or Picker’s Al­ley.

Stokes Bay Grill & Bar, 485 Har­bour Rd., 519-337-8466: A live mu­sic trivia game “Name That Tune” runs ev­ery Satur­day at 9:30 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 p.m.

Sun­set Golf, 1873 Lon­don Line, 519-542-1779

Two Ami­gos Bar and Grill, 914 Mur­phy Rd., 519-542-5124: Karaoke on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day.

Union Sta­tion Bar & Grill, 900 Devine St., 519-491-8595

Ups and Downs, 226 N. Front St., 519-336-0337

Vil­lage Gar­dens Restau­rant and Bar, 128 N. East St., 519-337-6277

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