Community Calendar of Events – August 17, 2022

Community Calendar of Events 

Compiled by Shirley Nadeau

shirley@qctonline.com

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 (editor@qctonline.com).

June to Oct. 10 – Passages Insolites. Sixteen works by 18 local, national and international artists are displayed outdoors in the historic sectors of Place Royale, Petit-Champlain and Vieux-Port over approximately 2.5 kilometres. For details, visit passagesinsolites.com/en.

June to Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to nightfall – Mosaïcultures Québec 2022 in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge. Tickets range from $10 for children five-17 to $20 for adults, $32.50 for a family package or $50 for a season pass. Free for children under five. For more information and reservations, visit mosaiculture.ca/en.  

July 21 to Sept. 1 – Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec: Free fireworks shows over the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis with shows every Thursday evening. Parties on the waterfront – Quai Paquet in Lévis and Place des Canotiers in the Old Port of Quebec City – start at 6 p.m. The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. For details, visit lesgrandsfeux.com/en

Aug. 5 to Sept. 4 Flip Fabrique performs Récréation circus shows in Quebec City parks, giving two free 30-minute performances each evening at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For dates and locations, visit the Ville de Québec website at ville.quebec.qc.ca/citoyens/art-culture/grands-evenements/cirque and the Flip Fabrique website at flipfabrique.com/spectacle/recreation.

Aug. 14 to Sept. 4Annie, the musical (in French) at the Salle Albert-Rousseau. For information and tickets, visit sallealbertrousseau.com/programmation/annie.

Aug. 25 – Musique de chambre at Église Sainte-Pétronille, 21 Chemin de l’Église Sainte-Pétronille, Île d’Orléans. Trio Con Moto (Jocelyne Roy, Elvira Misbakhova and Valérie Milot) will play Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola and harp. For complete details, visit musiquedechambre.ca

Thursday, Aug. 25 at 12:15 p.m. – Midi en Musique. Organist Samuel Croteau gives the last of a series of 30-minute concerts in homage to composer Beethoven on the historic 1790 chamber organ at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Admission is free, donations welcome. 

Aug. 19 and 20 – Arts Alive 2022! Free activities in and around the Morrin Centre. “Built Heritage” is the theme of Arts Alive! 2022. On Friday, Aug. 19, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the festival will host two concerts during which a Quebec City painter will create a painting inspired by the music.  On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Chaussée des Écossais will be filled with local artisans’ booths, while the stage will be busy with concerts, a workshop, and presentations by community members. Family activities will be held throughout the day. For details, visit morrin.org/en/event/arts-alive-2022.    

Aug. 19-21 – To highlight the 150th anniversary of the Forts-de-Lévis national historic site, Parks Canada in collaboration with the City of Lévis and Desjardins offer the following free activities:

Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.RCMP Musical Ride with 32 horses and riders will give a 30-minute demonstration of their choreographed equestrian manoeuvres. 

Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. – Sunset concert with the Royal 22e Régiment band, guest soloist Marie-Josée Lord and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. A musical torchlight parade will pay homage to the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe landings. The evening ends with fireworks. 

Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. – Guided tours and a perfect picnic site.  

Saturday, Aug. 20 – The closing weekend of the Festival International du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix in Saint-Irénée features Les Violons du Roy, directed by Jonathan Cohen, and soloists Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jean-François Lapointe et Charles Richard-Hamelin. For information and tickets, visit domaineforget.com

Aug. 20 to Oct. 2 – Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network “Reconnecting Heritage” project. Live and online heritage fairs will be taking place in the following municipalities on: Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m.: Valcartier Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Committee, 2230 Blvd Valcartier; Oct. 2: StansteadColby-Curtis Museum; (date to be confirmed): Hemmingford – Archives Hemmingford. Events will also be livestreamed on QAHN’s Facebook page (facebook.com/QAHNCanada). For more information about these events, please contact QAHN at home@qahn.org or 819-564-6872.

Sunday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. – L’Harmonie des saisons, a vocal and orchestra ensemble from Granby, presents the Magnificat de J.S. Bach, plus an eight-voice Motet and two Bach concertos for violins and oboe, at Église Saint-Dominique on Grande Allée. For details and tickets, visit harmoniedessaisons.org.  

Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 12:05 p.m. – Pianists Maureen Frawley and Dana Nigrim will perform duets by Schubert and Fauré at the Musical Wednesdays concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission; donations welcome. Draw for gift certificates from Café de Paris at the end of each concert. 

Aug. 25 to Sept. 4 – Notre Dame de Paris (the musical) returns to the Grand Théâtre. For details and tickets, visit grandtheatre.qc.ca/programmation/notre-dame-paris.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. – Yes Employment free workshop and networking event on Modern Selling and Effective Negotiations at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, Room 1125, 1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy. To register contact yesmontreal.ca or call 1-888-614-9788. 

Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 12:05 p.m. – Organist Jacquelin Rochette will perform at the Musical Wednesdays concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission; donations welcome. Draw for gift certificates from Café de Paris at the end of each concert. 

Sept. 1 to 11 – Fête Arc-en-ciel: Ten days of activities celebrating 2SLGBTQ+ people and their families at Place D’Youville and other locations around town. For the latest updates, follow social media and visit fetearcenciel.ca. See article in this edition. 

Sept. 2 to 5 – MondoKarnaval features a parade, music, dance, art, cuisine and exhibits at its new location at ExpoCité. Free entry. For more details, visit mondokarnaval.com.

Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to midnight – New World Festival in Randolph, Vermont, celebrates 30 years of traditional Celtic and French-Canadian music, dance, food and beverages. To see the full lineup and get tickets, visit chandler-arts.org/newworld.

Sept. 6 to 9 – The Ville de Québec hosts the 16th international congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Some 250 people (mayors, municipal councillors, managers of heritage sites and experts) are expected for this event which will be held under the theme “Enhancing livability in world heritage cities. Activities celebrating heritage will be open to the general public. For details, visit ovpmquebec2022.ca/en/

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 12:05 p.m. – Sharon MacLeod (soprano) and Peter Calkins (tenor) will perform their favourite songs from popular musicals, accompanied by pianist Marc-André Marquis, at the Musical Wednesdays concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission; donations welcome. Gift certificates from the Café de Paris are drawn at the end of each concert.


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Community Calendar of Events – August 17, 2022 was last modified: August 16th, 2022 by QCT Editor

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