Community Calendar of Events
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Oct. 27-31 from 7-11 p.m. – Errances: 1916 le second brasier at Église Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou, 500 8e Avenue. Rediscover the haunting history of Église Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou with a spooky guided walk produced by Machine de Cirque which combines history, fiction, theatre and circus arts. This event is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be reserved online in advance at machinedecirque.com. Tickets are $20 each and include a free drink at Microbrasserie La Souche.
Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Quebec Art Company presents the musical HAIR at St. Patrick’s High School auditorium, 79 Rue de Maisonneuve. Tickets ($25) are on sale now at quebecartcompany.com.
Oct. 23, 26, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Opéra de Québec presents L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti at the Grand Théâtre de Québec. This two-act opera buffa features five exceptionally talented local soloists: Catherine Saint-Arnaud (Adina), Julien Dran (Nemorino), Hugo Laporte (Belcore), Julien Véronèse (Dulcamara) and Lucie Saint-Martin (Giannetta). For more information and to reserve tickets, visit operadequebec.com.
Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. – Festival de l’Halloween at the Moulin des Jésuites (7960 Boul. Henri-Bourassa in Charlesbourg) features a 1.6-kilometre haunted walk with decorations, performing scarecrows, a festive ambiance, candy, and … more candy! The activity is free but space is limited and reservations are required at moulindesjesuites.org/activite/festival-de-lhalloween.
Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. – The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Grand Théâtre, with soloists Lauren Margison (soprano), Allyson McHardy (mezzo-soprano), Éric Laporte (tenor) and Tomislav Lavoi (bass) and the OSQ choir. Symphony No. 9 represents the culmination of Beethoven’s genius. Reserve your tickets online at osq.org/concerts or call the Grand Théâtre box office at 418 643-8131.
Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. – Tempêtes et Passions concert Forêt et nature will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue des Jardins in Old Quebec. The concert will combine poetry and arias from the lyrical repertoire of Handel, Lully, Rameau, Mozart, Weber, Schubert, Fauré, Debussy, Rossini, Wagner and Bizet. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit tempetesetpassions.com.
Sunday, Nov. 7 – Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back (fall back) before you go to bed on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. – Une Soirée à l’opéra at Salle Albert-Rousseau, 2410, chemin Sainte-Foy. Natalie Choquette, Lyne Fortin, Gino Quilico and Steeve Michaud will interpret some of the most beautiful airs of lyrical opera by Offenbach, Puccini, Mozart and Bizet, accompanied by six musicians directed by pianist Dominic Bouliane. For information and to reserve tickets, visit sallealbertrousseau.com/programmation/une-soiree-a-l-opera.
Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. – Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice on Grande Allée near Porte Saint-Louis. Minute of silence at 11 a.m.
Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) offers Out and About activities for English speakers (ages 50 and up) including free transportation, and many other events including virtual visits, tours for newcomers, Baby Chat, Café au Lait Crew, info sessions on jobs with the federal public service and a virtual prenatal course. Visit veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for details or call VEQ at 418-683-2366.
We’re All In This Together is a bi-weekly web series designed especially for seniors by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). Each of the 18 episodes features entertainment, activities and conversations designed to connect with those in need of support and empathy, with a gentle reminder that we are, indeed, all in this together. Episodes released so far can be found on YouTube (search for “We’re All In This Together Senior Web Series”) and Facebook (search for “WereAllInThisTogetherQuebec”) and are available for all to enjoy.