The Niagara region has a lot more to offer than just nature, flora and fauna. Options can sometimes seem limited but look no further. Here is a complete guide to what’s happening in and around the Niagara Region for November. Have suggestions and/or recommendations for our list? Tweet us @TheBrockPress
IndoorShoes & GoLive BrockU Present: Monowhales & Featurette with Special Guests
“With a boundless, frenetic energy, Toronto’s Ginger Ale & The Monowhales have built a reputation as one of the most memorable and energizing up-and-coming live acts in Canada.” Scheduled for November 9 at 8:00 p.m at Warehouse, 11 Geneva Street Downtown St. Catharines. Tickets are priced at $10 for advance tickets. NB. This event is all ages.
Decatur w/ Varius, Synergy of The Fallen
Are you a fan of Heavy Metal? Well this show is for you. Heavy Metal maniacs Decatur are bringing their brand new album on a road trip headed to Niagara Falls. With a performance from local band Varius, this event is sure to satisfy fans and patrons alike. This event is scheduled for Nov. 10 at The Geekery Pub Inc, 7000 McLeod Rd unit 8, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $5, see their Facebook event page for further information.
F.Y.I: This is a 19+ Event.
Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: The Walker Quartet with faculty pianist Karin Di Bella
This event is carded for Nov 10 at Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
In its second season the Department of Music’s resident Walker String Quartet will partner with faculty pianist Karin Di Bella in a program in of two of the most iconic works in the string quintet repertoire. The Schumann quintet was written in 1842 and created the genre. Almost 100 years later Shostakovich redefined it. Tickets are priced at $28.50 for adults; $22.50 for seniors/students; $12.50† child (14 and under); $5* eyeGo program. General admission.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
This years annual Remembrance Day acknowledges the men and women who selflessly served and who are continually serving Canada. Join veterans & Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 members for a Remembrance Day ceremony. On Nov. 11, the City of St. Catharines invites members of the community to City Hall and the Cenotaph in Memorial Park. There will be a moment of silence at 11 a.m for those fallen soldiers.
Further details and information can be found on the City of St. Catharines website.
GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA III:
“The Year of the Guitar Orchestra!” Scheduled for November 11 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.
Brock University’s annual celebration of the guitar continues, with an orchestra of 60 guitars comprised of Brock students, local amateurs and professionals – all under the direction of
Brock Guitar Instructor Timothy Phelan. Featuring music composed by Timothy Phelan (including the North American Premiere of Songs Of Struggle; Voices Of Freedom! – based
on anti-Apartheid struggle songs), and the World Premiere of Carpe Noctem – a six movement work written especially for this occasion by Niagara composer Floyd Turner.
Soloists in these works will include Brock Guitar Performance majors Eric Godfree and Jesse Luciani, award-winning Canadian classical guitarist Emma Rush, and renowned Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister, who will cross the Atlantic to be featured in the two premieres.
The concert will also include a tribute to the late Niagara guitar legend Warren Stirtzinger, featuring three of Warren’s longtime friends and collaborators Paul Saunders (Niagara luthier), George Kane (Buffalo jazz master) and St. Catharines native James Bryan McCollum (The Philosopher Kings, Prozzak). Tickets are priced at $17.50 for adults; $12.50† seniors/students; $5* eyeGo program. Free admission to current Brock students with valid student ID card. Visit the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office for tickets and additional information.
Santa Claus Parade
Be sure to mark Sunday, Nov. 19 on your calendar for the Santa Claus Parade in Downtown St. Catharines! A whole afternoon of family fun is taking place including a free skate at the Meridian Centre. New starting time and parade route this year! Scheduled for 1:00 p.m., whether rain, snow or shine. Participants and spectators are kindly asked to bring a nonperishable food item, hats or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold Kids. Canada Post will be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route.