Community calendar of events
Compiled by QCT staff
From July 20 to Aug. 10, pick your own blackcurrants and gooseberries at the Du Capitaine farm, 4748 chemin Royal, St-Jean de l’Île d’Orléans. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water, a picnic lunch and enough plastic containers to bring your berries home. Activities may be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call 418-956-2614 for more information.
The Festival d’opéra de Québec takes place from July 27 to Aug. 7. For more details and to reserve your tickets, visit festivaloperaquebec.com.
From July 28-Aug. 23, ComediHa! brings the best of French- language standup to Quebec City. Performances take place in person at the Palais Montcalm or via livestream at comediha.tv. All shows are free, although seats at live performances must be reserved in advance. For detailed information on performers and ticket reservations, visit the festival website at comedihafest.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon – Musical Wednesdays concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec, featuring the traditional Scottish music trio Crépuscule (Christian and Dominic Haerinck and Daniel Fréchette). The Aug. 11 concert will feature pianist Alain Châteauvert. All concerts are free, although donations are welcome. Gift certificates from the Café-Bistro L’Omelette (Café de Paris) will be drawn at the end of each concert up to Sept. 1. For more details about the concert series, visit chalmerswesley.org.
The Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France take place from Aug. 5 to 15 in a new interactive format. For details, visit nouvellefrance.qc.ca/en/program.
The Festibière de Québec takes place from Aug. 5 to 29, at a microbrewery near you and at two outdoor festival sites in the Vieux- Port area and in Saint-Romuald (Lévis). To learn more about this year’s Festibière, visit visit infofestibiere.com/quebec and see article here.
Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Club musical de Québec presents the Cheng2 Duo (Bryan Cheng – cello, and Silvie Cheng – piano) at the Palais Montcalm. For reservations, visit clubmusicaldequebec.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. – SNO JOKE! English-language stand-up comedy night returns to SNO Microbrasserie Nordik at the Grand Marché. Get in some much-needed laughs as you listen to amateur and professional local comics perform live and in person, and in English! A $5 cover charge will be added to your bill at the end of the night. The show is for an 18+ audience only. For more information or to reserve, call 418-914-2104. See article here.
Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) offers Out and About activities for English speakers 50 and older including free transportation. Weekly outings include shopping trips, nature activities, excursions to Île d’Orléans, visits to museums, ice cream parlour trips and more! Visit veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for details. To offer suggestions or to register, contact Maria Hoyt at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée presents many free concerts by students of the International Music and Dance Academy, and outdoor activities such as yoga in the sculpture garden and movies at dusk. Concerts in the Grand Hall feature well-known singers and musicians such as Les Violons du Roy, Gregory Charles and Marc Hervieux. For information and reservations visit domaineforget.com, call 1-888-336-7438 or 418-452-3535 or visit the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix Facebook page.
Note: If there is a community event you would like to have publicized, please let us know by email at least two weeks in advance (email@example.com).