50 Things to Do in Kingston: May Edition

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

With the cold weather (hopefully) behind us and summer just around the corner, things are starting to pick up once again in beautiful Kingston! Like always, there are a number of live theatrical performances that should be appreciated, and several outdoor activities and events to take part in. Check out one of the many exhibits at art galleries all over town, treat yourself to some great local meals, and browse the many unique events happening this month!

May 1

1. Go shopping at the Pottery Show & Sale at the Tett Centre
2. Go see La Cadence du Conteur at The Octave Theatre
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4. Check out Silver Dagger by David French at the Domino Theatre

May 2

5. Be a friend to nature and the environment and plant some trees at Lemoine Point
6. Get introduced to hiking courtesy of The Rideau Trail Club (Registration required)
7. Get Shaken and Stirred at the Union Gallery
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9. Grab you favourite 50’s attire and join Elvis and the gang at Jailhouse Rock
10. Take a beginner course in silversmithing at The Tett Centre

May 3

11. Experience music from the 14th and 17th centuries with Melos Choir at St. George’s Cathedral

May 5

12. Enjoy some great food and live music with Tuesday Night Jazz at Olivea

May 6

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14. See what’s shakin’ at the MacLachan Woodworking Museum

May 7

15. Check out the Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rotunda Theatre
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May 8

17. Get involved at the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (CWAHI) Conference
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19. Reflect on the legacy of From Curatorial Eyes at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
20. Celebrate the Spring and Summer 2015 Season Launch at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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22. Go see the host of CBC’s The DebatersSteve Patterson, at the Grand Theatre
23. Learn the importance of science for FREE at the Science Rendezvous at the K-Rock Centre
24. Don’t miss A Collaboration of Musical Ensembles at The Isabel
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May 9

26. Celebrate local talent at the 7th Annual Homegrown Live Music Festival
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28. Experience the Photo + Steel exhibit at Studio 22
29. Raise some funds for local breast cancer research with the Breast Cancer Action Kingston Walk/Run

May 10

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31. Go on a Heart of the Islands Lunch Cruise with Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

May 12

32. Take a guided tour of a fascinating self-portraits accompanied by delicious tea at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (For Seniors)
33. Spend some time at the Pump House Steam Museum
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May 13

35. Go see Whitehorse on their 2015 National Tour at the Grand Theatre

May 14

36. Go see a free screening of The Mask You Live In at The Screening Room
37. Check out Robin Hood: A Merry Musical at The Domino Theatre

May 15

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May 22

39. Take the tour of downtown Kingston’s finest galleries under the cover of darkness
40. Take the Official Kingston Trivia Challenge to win contest entries for a $15,000 VIP Kingston Weekend for 10

May 23

41. Take a music-lover’s house tour through Kingston
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43. Nominate someone who provided you with exceptional customer service for a Kingston Crown

May 24

44. Paint a self-portrait in a variety of styles ranging from traditional to expressionistic at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
45. Support a great cause and participate in the 2015 Kingston-Napanee Mandarin MS Walk
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May 29

47. Check out Green River Revival at The Grand Theatre
48. Get your MONSTER TRUCK ON at the Monster Truck Spectacular at the K-Rock Centre

May 30

49. Go see the Bronze and Silver Equine Canada Sanctioned Hunter Jumper Horse and Pony Competition
50. Check out Frank Sinatra – The Man, His Fans and His Music at the Grand Theatre


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