50 Things to Do in Kingston: January Edition 2015

By Visit Kingston

January is shaping up to be a very busy month in Kingston! 2015 marks the bicentenary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth and the City of Kingston has planned a number of projects, programs and events throughout the month (and rest of the year!) to mark the occasion and start a conversation. As a Father of Confederation and Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald has had a lasting impact on how we view ourselves as Canadians. January of 2015 offers a unique opportunity to explore the man and his life, as a new Canadian, a Kingston resident, a practicing lawyer and City alderman as well as a lightning rod for debate.
But that’s not all! There are lots of other special events and things you should check out this month long after the Sir John A. celebrations have wound down!
1. Check out the Military Communication & Electronics Museum
2. See what’s happening at the Skate Canada 2015 National Skating Championships
3. See the Kingston Fronts take on the Barrie Colts
5. Attend the book signing of award winning autor Perry Prete!
6. Have a drink at the Sir John A. Whisky Ceilidh at the Renaissance Event Venue
7. Check out the Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival
8. Discover Rembrandt and other cutting edge contemporary art in eight stunning galleries at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
10. Attend Macdonald at 200: An Exclusive Book Launch at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library
11. Experience the Sir John A. Macdonald Short Film Showcase at The Screening Room
12. Witness some incredible Sculpture Creation at Salon Macdonald
13. Learn something interesting at the Museum of Health Care
14. Watch as Luis Munoz creates a Sir John A. Macdonald Comic Book at Salon Macdonald
16. Attend a lively political debate at The Grand Theatre
17. Enjoy a Night of Commemorative Entertainment at Sir John’s Public House
18. Watch as young artists create portrait paintings of Sir John A. Macdonald at Salon Macdonald
19. Join in on the historical Market Square skating party
20. Enjoy a costumed high-tea celebration
21. Celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s birthday with dinner at the Senior Officer’s Mess
22. Go see Theatre Kingston’s Elizabeth Darcy!
23. Attend the official bicentennial birthday bash of Sir John A. Macdonald at City Hall
25. Get in on the fun with Scottish Country Dance & Kilt Parade at St. Andrew’s Hall
26. Check out Sir John Eh: The Roadshow, a performance of the brand new touring kids’ show, focusing on the early years of our first Prime Minister
27. Go see Bahamas at The Grand Theatre
29. Experience a Celtic Journey at The Grand Theatre
30. Attend a Sing-along with Cantabile at Sydenham Street United Church
31. Go see St. Vincent at The Screening Room
32. Go see The Glass Menagerie at the Domino Theatre
33. Go skating in Springer Market Square (weather permitting)
35. Check out the Manulife Bicentennial birthday bash for Sir John A!
36. Go see Legally Blonde: The Musical
37. Check out the John A. Macdonald Spiritual Séance at Salon Macdonald
38. Grab a pint at Kingston Brewing Company
40. Go antiquing at End of the Thread Antique Emporium
41. Make your own paperweight at Kingston Glass & Studio Gallery
42. Spoil yourself and spend a night at a charming bed and breakfast
43. Treat yourself to an amazing meal at Chez Piggy
45. Throw caution to the wind and play some bingo
46. Grab the kids and spend a day at Playtrium
47. See what Kingston (and the 1000 Islands) looks like by air
48. Check out Gone Girl at The Screening Room
49. Go see Cédric Tiberghien at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
50. See what’s happening at Modern Fuel Gallery

Do you have an event for February that could be included in next month’s 50 Things to Do in Kingston? Send us an email at info@kingstonlobby.com!