Sault Ste. Marie, meet Februrary
Some things I recommend going to or checking out in the Sault. People say there's nothing going on our city, but just look down here!
On February 5th and 6th, Algoma Trad will offer Irish set dancing, fiddle, tin whistle and singing. Friday night at the Old Town Hall, and Saturday workshops 10 am - 4 pm. Saturday evening is Gala Irish Ceili. Individual passes $15 adults, $10 students and weekend passes are $55 adults, $40 students. Click for their brochure.
Coming up are open mic nights on Feb 2nd, 9th and the 23rd. On Valentine's Day, the Gore Street Supper Club. On the 20th is the Fishbowl Festival, with over 25 more events to follow through the months of February and March. Heaps of great events happening at the trendy whole food restaurant. Most events are pay what you can and always all ages.
Tickets $35, doors 8pm, sadly 19+. On Febraury 9th, Juno-winning rock band The Sheepdogs are playing a show at Mill Square. Mushing their way through the north in support of Future Nostalgia, their newest record. Sault's own Pixo Control are sharing the opening slot.
Tony-award winning Broadway play, God of Carnage opens at The Tech on February 10th. The play runs four nights, and you can get tickets at The Tech. Themes of political correctness, and parenting humour create hilarity in this adult-themed production. The Tech venue is the new renovated St. Mary's high school.
Emerging youth hatching musical plans in the Sault
Jesse Merineau is best known for opening shows with touring bands in the Sault. Over two years of performing, he's announced his debut LP, That Night. Tidal Records will be opening their studio to him this Spring. He performs in March at the Gore Street Cafe.
19-year old musicians Brenden Fitzgerald and Anthony Marcello are also recording new music in their home studio, as their stage moniker Caroline Divine.
February 27th at Loplops, Library Voices are playing a show on their Canadian tour from their home of Regina to Toronto. Tickets are $8 and the show is at 10 pm. They've recently signed to major independent label Nevado Records (alumni Bahamas, Wooden Sky) to release their album. Might be the best show at Loplops this month!