Windsor Star

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Cirque Du Soleil Dralion: Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. Dralion derives much of its inspiratio­n from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The internatio­nal cast features 51 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters. Tickets range from $91.50, $76.50, and $36.50 for adults; $73.50, $61.50, and $29.50 for children; $82.50, $69, and $33 for students and seniors. Performanc­es are tonight and Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St. Call 1-866-969-WFCU or visit wfcucentre.com.

Essex County Orchid Society: What’s New and What’s Old in the Orchid Growing World: A representa­tive from Northern Lights Hydroponic­s of Windsor will speak on available products for growing orchids. New members welcome. Single membership is $20, for a couple it is $25. Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church Hall, 5280 Howard Ave. Call 519727-6343 or visit essexcount­yorchidsoc­iety.webs.com.

Evening of Entertainm­ent: CAW Local 200 Computers for Kids presents the second annual fundraiser with dinner, raffles, and live music. Proceeds to benefit this charity dedicated to providing disadvanta­ged youth with computer access and protecting our environmen­t in the process. Musical performers include: Amy Rivard, Louis Zanotti, Stacey Brown, Benjamin Goldstein and Big Louie and the Band. Tickets are $30. Saturday, Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is 6:30 p.m., at St. Angela Hall, 750 Erie St. Call 519-253-1881.

Ken Crone Trio: The Ken Crone Trio performs with guest trombonist Rob Stone tonight at 8 p. m. at Studio One, Chatham-Kent Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. Tickets are $ 25. Call 519354-8338 or visit thecultura­lcentre.com.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials: The Chicago blues great will be the latest inductee into the Canada South Blues Society Museum on Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Induction ceremony begins at 8:10 p.m. at Place Concorde, 7515 Forest Glade Dr. Tickets are $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Reserved tables of four for members are $50. For non-members, reserved tables of four are $75. Call 519-9771275.

Rankin Family: The Rankin family make a stop in Windsor during their intimate acoustic tour, in support of their latest CD, These Are The Moments. Tickets are $51.50. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Chrysler Theatre, St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Dr. W. Call 519-252-6579 or visit chryslerth­eatre.com.

Walkervill­e Holiday Walk: The Walkervill­e BIA invites the public to attend the seventh annual event. Check out local retail shops, great food and holiday spriti. Enter to win $500 Walkervill­e dollars. Today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Olde Walkervill­e. Visit walkervill­edistrict.com.

Hot Rocks: MacDonald’s Automotive presents a Turnkey Entertainm­ent and Promotions event. A Rolling Stones tribute band performs with special guest British Beat 66. Tickets are $25. Friday, May 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m., at Hellenic Banquet Hall, 1019 Hwy. 3. Tickets are available online at ticketscen­e. ca.

Humanities Research Group: Two Toronto authors, Ward McBurney and Bruce Cane, visit the campus, on Friday Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m. in the Rose Room, Vanier Hall. McBurney has written a fictional account of one soldier’s traumatic memories and his efforts to resume a normal life after the First World War. Cane edited the diary of an ordinary soldier from the First World War. Dr. Patricia Fagan, from the classics department., discusses the Unnatural Nature of Humans in Heraclitus and the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m. at McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall, U of W campus. Free admission. Call the HRG office at 519-253-3000, ext. 3506 or 3508.

JUICE Open Mic Poetry: Writers who would like to read their work should arrive early to sign up. Singers and songwriter­s are encouraged to participat­e as well. Poetry open mic continues on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one takes place Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave. W. Call 519-2531605.

 ?? SCOTT WEBSTER/The Windsor Star ?? Performanc­es of Cirque Du Soleil continue through Sunday
at the WFCU Centre.
SCOTT WEBSTER/The Windsor Star Performanc­es of Cirque Du Soleil continue through Sunday at the WFCU Centre.

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