February 2015 – Printable Calendar of Events

EVENT CALENDAR
participating Essex Pelee Island Coast Wineries (EPIC)
for an array of ice, snow and wine filled activities.
Art Gallery of Windsor
Sunday February 01, 2015 to Saturday February 28, 2015
FEBRUARY
2015
visitwindsoressex.com
The Art Gallery of Windsor collects, conserves,
interprets and presents Canadian art. It is a place to
view significant works of art by local, regional and
national artists; a place to see what Canadians have
been making and thinking about for longer than
Canada has been a country. The AGW is a valuable
cultural resource for the Windsor area, providing the
special service of showcasing Canadian art in a city
that has the busiest border crossing between Canada
and the United States.
11 am – 5 pm Wed – Sun.
519.977.0013, www.agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W. Windsor
Cooking and Learning at Oxley Estate
Winery
Wednesday February 04,11,18, and 25, 2015
Join us on Wednesday evenings for cooking classes
on a variety of topics including Italian, Greek, Cajun,
French, Asian, and Indian food. Check our calendar
of events for the latest information. Limited availability
so please call in advance to reserve your spot!
Dates: January 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
6 pm, $75/class or $400 for all 6 classes!
519.738.3264, www.oxleyestatewinery.com
Oxley Estate Winery – 533 County Rd. 50, Harrow
12 pm – 5 pm, Admission – canned food donation
519.738.4295, www.epicwineries.com
Various wineries throughout Essex County
Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tour
Saturday February 07, 2015
Selected as an Ontario Signature Experience, this
walking tour offers a jaunt through historic Old
Walkerville, the town that Canadian Club built. Highly
entertaining!
1:30 pm – 5 pm, $50/pp, purchase in advance
519.982.5212, www.windsoreats.com
Start location – Parking lot across from Canadian Club
Brand Centre – 2072 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor
Viewpointe Cooking Class – Cooking
Basics
Sunday February 08, 2015
Learn chef knife skills including chopping, boning,
filleting and so on as a starting point, to create
some not-so-basic delicious cuisine. Let us know, in
advance, what other basics you’d like to master. Cost
includes chef’s knife.
12 pm – 4 pm, $75
519.738.0690, www.viewpointewinery.com
Viewpointe Culinary Kitchen – 151 County Rd 50 E,
Harrow
Broadway Love Songs
Saturday February 14-15, 2015
Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte joins the WSO to
help you celebrate Valentine’s weekend with the one
you love. This first-rate Broadway star will sing some of
the most romantic love songs from the Great White
Way!
8 pm, $25 and up
519.973.1238, www.mywso.ca
Capitol Theatre – 121 University Avenue Windsor
Festival of Ice
Saturday February 07, 2015 to Sunday February 08, 2015
February 7 – 8, 2015. Wipe out the winter blahs! Come
enjoy our annual Winter Celebration by visiting the
Public Skating at The New Atlas Tube
Centre
Sunday February 01, 2015
Public skating in Lakeshore every Sunday in February.
1:30 – 3:30 pm, $2 per person
519.728.2700, www.townoflakeshore.on.ca
Atlas Tube Centre – 447 Renaud Line, Lakeshore
Kids Cooking Class – “You Gotta Eat Here”
Sunday February 01, 2015
Join Chef Rino as he walks the kids through making
fresh pasta and a lamb meat sauce as seen on The
Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!”. Get hands
on experience and see if you can make a better
pasta than John Catucci. Our kids classes have been
extremely popular and have gained rave reviews.
Sign up today to see what all the fuss is about. Note:
this class is geared towards ages 7 – 13.
2 pm. $40 per child includes class instruction, tasting,
and take home samples.
519.962.8843, www.rinoskitchen.com
Rino’s Kitchen – 131 Elliott Street West, Windsor
Winter Owl Prowl
Thursday February 05, 2015
February 5, 2015. Join us for an evening of learning
and exploring the woods in search of owls and other
nocturnal animals as the Friends of Cedar, Mill & Wigle
Creeks host their annual Winter Owl Prowl at Camp
Cedarwin.
7 pm – 9 pm, $5 per person or $12 per family admission;
Pre-registration is required
519.776.5209 x 245, www.erca.org
Camp Cedarwin – 1495 County Road 23, Kingsville
Lecture Series: The Role of Women in
20th Century Film
An Evening with the King starring Tim ‘E’
& the Yes Men
Join us for a look into the Role of Women in 20th
Century Film. Each week there will be a brief
discussion, followed by a corresponding film,
beverage, and popcorn.
Dinner and entertainment! Tim ‘E’ Hendry is a multiaward winning Elvis tribute artist, crowned the 2013
‘King of the World’ Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion
in Memphis, TN! The dinner show will feature solid gold
hits from the ’68 Comeback and the Vegas Concert
Years.
Thursday February 05, 2015
7 pm – 10 pm, $55 admission for all 4 weeks;
Advanced booking required by January 30, 2015.
519.736.2511, www.parkhousemuseum.com
Park House Museum – 214 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg
WEIRD: Witches of Macbeth Aerial Show
Thursday February 05, 2015 to Sunday February 08, 2015
A spectacular blend of aerial circus arts, stage
combat and original text, WEIRD explores the story of
Macbeth from the Witches’ perspective.
$21/Adult, $18/Student & Senior (Family & Group Rates
Available)
Feb 5 – 7 @ 8 pm, Feb 8 @ 2 pm
519.253.2929, www.theatrearcturus.ca
Olde Walkerville Theatre – 1564 Wyandotte St. E,
Windsor
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street
Thursday February 05, 2015 to Sunday February 08, 2015
Cardinal Music Productions and Korda Artistic
Productions present their 2015 opener, the musical
thriller – SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet
Street.
Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 4
pm, $20 general admission
519.944.5800, www.kordazone.com
The KordaZone Theatre – 2520 Seminole St, Windsor
To Moscow
Friday February 06, 2015 to Sunday February 15, 2015
A tribute to the magic of theatre, this breathlessly
romantic story is based on true events from the lives
of theatrical legends Anton Chekhov and Konstantin
Stanislavski.
519-253-3000 ext. 2808, Essex Hall Theatre
Essex Hall Theatre – 401 Sunset Ave Windsor
Saturday February 07, 2015
Doors 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm, $55 each or $500 for table
of 10 (plus HST)
519.252.6579, www.chryslertheatre.com/events
Chrysler Theatre – 201 Riverside Drive, West Windsor
ON
Wright Flight
Saturday February 07, 2015
It’s hard to imagine how Wilbur and Orville must have
felt on that fateful day in December 1903. Who would
believe that they would change the course of history
forever? Experience their words and thoughts in this
creative work by American composer, Lawrence
Dillon for actors, chamber orchestra with slides of
actual photos taken by the brothers. It will be difficult
to not be caught up in their excitement.
8 pm, $35 and up
519.973.1238, www.windsorsymphony.com
The Capitol Theatre – 121 University Avenue Windsor
Jim Gaffigan
Saturday February 07, 2015
Known for his witty routines
about food and laziness, the
hilarious Jim Gaffigan comes to
the Colosseum stage. Gaffigan
has 10 albums, three comedy
specials and two books including
his latest, Food A Love Story.
9 pm, $30 and up.
(800) 991-7777 , www.caesarswindsor.com
Caesars Windsor – 377 Riverside Drive East Wind
Foreigner
Sunday February 08, 2015
Return of legendary rock group Foreigner to the
Colosseum stage. Together they have rocked the
global charts for over 30 years with their greatest hits
like #1 international hit “I Want To Know What Love Is,”
“Feels Like The First Time,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “Say
You Will.”
door
866.969.9328, www.windsorfoodanddrink.com
WFCU Centre – 8787 McHugh St, Windsor
Dinner 5 pm – 7 pm, Performance 7 pm – 9:30 pm;
$10 – $60
519-800-9868, www.cagw.ca
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts – 201 Riverside Dr.
W., Windsor
8 pm, $30 and up.
(800) 991-7777 , www.caesarswindsor.com
SECC Chilifest 2015
Caesars Windsor – 377 Riverside Drive East Windsor
Join us for the South Essex Community Council annual
chilifest! Over 30 chilis to taste, some soups, vegetable
table, Domino’s pizza, cake and more.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Chrysler Theatre presents: Charlotte’s
Web
Sunday February 15, 2015
A play by Joseph Robinette with incidental music by
Jeffrey Lunden, is based on E.B. White’s loving story
of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a
little gray spider named Charlotte.
2 pm, $20 and up
519.252.6579, www.chryslertheatre.com/events
Chrysler Theatre – 201 Riverside Drive, West Windsor
Sam Roberts Band
Sunday February 15, 2015
See Juno award-winning Montreal rockers Sam
Roberts Band return to the Colosseum stage on
their “Lo Fantasy” Tour. Featuring lead vocalist Sam
Roberts, the band has seen national success with
chart-topping hits “Brother Down”, “Don’t Walk
Away Eileen”, “Detroit 67”, “Them Kids” and “Love at
The End of the World.” Opening for SRB are up and
coming local band, hot off the release of their 2nd
album Re-Birth of Cool, The Walkervilles.
8 pm, $20 and up.
(800) 991-7777 , www.caesarswindsor.com
Caesars Windsor – 377 Riverside Drive East Windsor,
ON
Food & Drink on the Rink
Friday February 20, 2015 to Saturday February 21, 2015
February 20 – 21, 2015. Calling all Foodies! This event
features appearances and live demonstrations
by local and regional chefs, winemakers, master
blenders, and brewers. You’ll want to collect recipes,
sample food, wine, spirits, specialty beers – including
those from local brew pubs, wineries and distilleries.
Fri – 4 pm, Sat – 11 am; $12 in advance / $15 at the
Essex Train Show
Saturday February 21, 2015 to Sunday February 22, 2015
11 am – 1:30 pm. Tickets available in advance or at
the door
519.791.2868, www.leamington.ca
Leamington Commmunity Portuguese Hall – 217
February 21 – 22, 2015. The 18th annual Essex Train
Show is the largest train show in Southwestern Ontario.
Two days of exhibits, vendors and interactive fun for
the kids. The show is popular not only with hobbyists,
but also entire families.
Talbot West, Leamington, ON
9 am – 3 pm, $3 and up, Children under 3 – free
519.776.9800, www.essexrailwaystation.ca
February 27 – March 8
Essex District High School – 244 Talbot St. N, Essex
Wine vs. Beer Showdown
Saturday February 21, 2015
Wine vs. Beer Throwdown! Chef Johnny will be
preparing a 5 course meal and a wine sommelier
and a beer connoisseur will be showcasing a sample
of both a beer and a wine for each course and
explaining why they believe their product pairs more
tastefully with each course. This is an event that will
be sold out in no time! Please call for details and
reservations.
6 pm
519-728-2361 ext.8, www.rochesterplace.com
Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort- Parkside Grille
981 County Rd. 2 Belle River ON
2015 Chinese New Year Gala
Saturday February 21, 2015
A 10 course Chinese banquet dinner in the Skyline
hall and live entertainment in the Chrysler Theatre.
Chinese costumes, dazzling performances with
Chinese music, song, dancing, games, art displays,
and more. For tickets please call 519-800-9868 or visit
www.cagw.ca.
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now
Change!’
A rollicking throwback to a nearly extinct theatrical
genre: the musical comedy revue. With book and
lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts,
I LOVE YOU … reinvigorates the revue by taking a
hilarious and tuneful joyride through the dizzying
spectrum of modern male-female relationships!
8 pm, $25 and up
(519) 733-6200, www.ticketbreak.com/event_
details/8524
Migration Hall – 170 Main St E Kingsville ON
Colasanti’s 5th Annual Winter Art &
Crafts Show
Saturday February 28, 2015
Featuring local handmade products with over 50
vendor booths including wood carving, knitting,
jewelry, candles, scrapbooking, group hug apparel
and more! There will also be a special lunch buffet
and zoo shows throughout the day. Something for
both you and the kids!
10 am – 4 pm, Free admission
519.326.3287, www.colasanti.com
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens – 1550 Road 3 East,
Kingsville ON
Canadian Club Heritage Center
Fri & Sat: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm & 2 pm
Guided tours of the Heritage Center features 16th
century Italian Renaissance architecture, the making
of Canadian Club Whisky, the role this brand played
during the prohibition era from 1920 –1933, C.C.
Speakeasy Lounge, a visit to the Archives, and a
formal whisky tasting.
$10/adult; $8/senior
519.973.9503 x204
www.canadianclubwhisky.
com
2072 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor
Walkerville Brewery Tours
Saturdays
Tours begin in our Retail Shoppe, with an overview of
historical Walkerville, the contributions of the Walker
family, and a look at the brewing industry in Windsor/
Essex from the late 1800’s to today. At the brewery
you will view our 25HL brew house and learn about
the brewing process. Then, sample the available beer
in the Tap Room.
Sat: 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm & 5 pm, $7/adult (19+ only)
Tap Room and Shoppe hours:
Sun – Wed: 11 am – 6 pm, Thurs – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
519.254.6067
www.walkervillebrewery.com
525 Argyle Rd, Windsor ON
Windsor Community Museum
Canadian Transportation Museum &
Heritage Village
Tuesdays to Sundays
The Museum showcases one of the finest collections
of antique, vintage and hot rod cars and trucks
in Canada South. Come see the oldest internal
combustion engine car made in Canada in 1893
- it still runs! The Village features over 20 heritage
buildings from the late 1700s up to the late 1920s.
See the first house in Essex County to have been built
using electricity, and visit with us at our 1840s era
general store.
10 am – 5 pm, Free admission
519.253.1812
www.citywindsor.ca
254 Pitt St W, Windsor
Windsor Spitfires Home Games
February 1, 5, 12, 15, 18 & 26, 2015.
This month the Windsor Spitfires will face Belleville Bulls,
Owen Sound Attack, Kitchener Rangers, Niagara Ice
Dogs, Plymouth Whalers, and Ottawa 67’s at home.
Museum: $6/adult, Village: $7/adult , Package: $11/
adult, Children & Family rates available
519.776.6909
www.ctmhv.com
6155 Arner Townline, County Rd 23, Kingsville
7 pm for all games,
$15 and up
519.254.5000
www.windsorspitfires.com/
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St, Windsor
Free For All Walls Project
Windsor Express Home Games
Ongoing through 2015
An ongoing project where alleys are turning into
galleries as professional graffiti artists create wall
murals up to two. Contact ARTCITE for locations.
Anytime, Free admission
519.977.6564
www.artcite.ca
Artcite Inc - 109 University Ave W, Windsor ON
Tour the Ford City Murals
Anytime, Self-Guided Tour
Explore the murals and fascinating auto history along
Drouillard Road. These outdoor murals depict Ford
City’s rich history. A self-guided Mural Tour booklet is
available at our Tourism Information Centres.
Tuesdays to Saturdays
Housed in the historic François Baby House, this
museum focuses on the history of French, British, First
Nations, Black and other cultural groups in the City
of Windsor and area, from 1701 to the present. Kids
enjoy the Hands on History room with dress-up, oldfashioned games, Be an Archaeologist & more.
July to December, 2014: S.O.S. – Save Our Strait: A
history of restoring our river.
Free admission
519.326.3287
www.colasanti.com
1550 Road 3 E, Kingsville
Free – Self-guided tour
www.fordcity.ca
Ford City BIA: Drouillard Rd (from Riverside Drive to the
north and Seminole St to the south), Windsor ON
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens
Daily
A true tourism hot spot for all ages, Colasanti’s offers
retail plants, a Petting Farm, 18 hole indoor mini golf,
kiddie rides, bumper cars, inflatables, an arcade, a gift
shoppe, restaurant and more!
Mon – Thurs: 8 am – 5 pm
Fri – Sun: 8 am – 6 pm
February 4, 13 22, and 28, 2015
Your 2014-15 NBL of Canada Champion Windsor
Express will take on the London Lightning, Missisauga
Power, and the Brampton A’s.
7 pm - all home games, $12
and up
519.800.3665
www.windsorexpress.ca/
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St, Windsor
Wine Country
Wineries of Essex Pelee Island Coast
Come uncork our passion! Meander along our Lake
Erie North Shore and visit any one of the almost 20
wineries to sample award-winning vintages.
11 am – 5 pm (varies by winery), $3 +tours/tastings
519.255.6530
www.epicwineries.com
Various locations, Essex County and Pelee Island
The Art Gallery of Windsor
Kingsville Community Farmer’s Market
Sunday’s in the Studio, 1 pm – 4 pm
Hosted by local artists, this free workshop is open to all
ages and features a new art project each week!
Visit us for fresh local produce, artisan and crafter
delights. Candles, scents for the home, herbal teas,
potpourri, baked goods and lovely hand made items
are guaranteed to chase away the winter doldrums!
Wednesdays to Sundays
519.977.0013, www.agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W. Windsor
Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
& Cannon Cove
Every Saturday
Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (winter hours)
519.733.8162, www.kingsvillefarmersmarket.com
Facebook : Community Farmer’s Market
Winter location:
Lions Community Hall – 23 Mill St. W, Kingsville
Daily, Wednesdays closed
Soak up the fun with an ocean of awesome features:
5 giant waterslides (including Python, Whizzard and
Master Blaster), Flow Rider surf experience, wave
pool, Lazy River, Splash Zone, and much more. For
dry fun, Cannon Cove is a play place 3 levels high for
ages 3-12.
Please feel free to contact any of our Tourism Information
locations listed below where our friendly staff are standing
by to share all that our region has to offer.
Weekdays (closed Wednesdays) 4 pm – 8 pm
Mondays & Fridays 10 am – 1 pm Early Bird**
Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 8 pm
Cannon Cove Daily 9 am – 8 pm
Full Day: 42” and over/$20; Under 42”/$15
After 4 pm: 42” and over/$15; Under 42”/$12
Early Bird: 42” and over/$15; Under 42”/$10
**During early bird hours, only Lazy River, Splash Zone,
Tot Loch, and the Wave Pool will be in operation.
Cannon Cove: $6/pp (1/2 price with waterpark tix)
Windsor residents receive a $5 discount for the
waterpark
Fun Fridays at Devonshire Mall
519.974.2782
www.adventurebay.ca
401 Pitt St.W, Windsor ON
Visit us in Centre Court in front of The Bay. Each week
we showcase special events, shows and regular
activities for children.
General Inquiries and Visitor Services
333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103
Windsor, ON N9A 7C5
[email protected]
Phone: 519.255.6530
Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fridays
5pm – 8 pm, free admission
519.966.3100 www.devonshiremall.com
Devonshire Mall Centre Court - 3100 Howard Ave,
Windsor
Caesars Windsor – Tourism Information Centre
Caesars Hotel Lobby, Augustus Tower
377 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, ON N9A 7H7
Phone: 519.258.7878 ext 22266
Summer Hours (May 20, 2014 – August 31, 2014): Tuesday –
Sunday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Fall/Winter Hours (Labor Day – Victoria Day): Thursday –
Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Devonshire Mall – Tourism Information Centre
Located at the Guest Service Centre in front of Michael Hill.
Use the Tim Hortons entrance.
3100 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N9C 2K6
519-966-3100, ext. 242
Hours: Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm; Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm;
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
The North American Black Historical
Museum hosts the Workers History
Museum/ Screening of Simply the Best
February 10th
A documentary on the life and times of James Calbert
Best, on at Cal Best, from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia,
co-founded the Public Service Alliance of Canada. He
went on to become a senior government official and
Canada’s first Black High Commissioner (ambassador).
United in Diversity
February 21st
The African Community Organization of Windsor invites
you to a Black History Month Celebration, A dinner/
dance with guest speaker: Councillor John Elliott.
6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
519.792.7857, 519.419.1257, or 519.817.4072.
Club Alouette, 2481 Central Avenue
7:00 p.m. Free admission.
519.736.5433
277 King Street, Amherstburg
The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth
Essex County is rich in Black history. Canadians of
African descent have played an important role in
the cultural, political, social, and economic progress
of our communities. Our region has been populated
by people of African descent from the 18th century,
when free Black Loyalists as well as enslaved Africans
were among the area’s early residents; to the 19th
century when formerly enslaved African Americans
and free people of colour streamed into this area by
the thousands, fleeing either bondage or oppression;
to the modern era when immigrants from Africa and
the Caribbean made this region their new home.
To commemorate our rich heritage, here are some of
the Black History Month events that are happening
around our region:
Emancipation Day Committee of
Windsor Black History Month Meet and
Greet
February 17th
A two hour documentary about Windsor’s
Emancipation Celebrations of old, will make its Windsor
premiere on February 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol
Theatre, Windsor. Proceeds will benefit the North
American Black Historical Museum. This film, shot in
Amherstburg, Windsor, Detroit, Ottawa and Montreal
over a three year period, documents and dramatizes
the pioneering efforts of Walter Perry and the British
American Association of Colored Brothers to offer the
Emancipation celebrations that attracted massive
audiences to Windsor, Ontario in the 1940s, 50s and
60s. A Q and A with the director and producers will
follow the premiere.
7:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00 per person, at the door.
http://greatestfreedomshow.com/
The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
Display by the Artists of Colour
February 21st
Informative historical displays, light refreshments.
Special guest speaker: Elise Harding-Davis.
While the Artists of Colour annual group exhibition
will be taking place in May 2015, you are invited to a
free one day display and watch as some of the artists
paint pieces live, on location.
12:00-6:00 p.m.
519.990.6511 or [email protected]
Travelodge Windsor, 33 Riverside Drive East.
2:00-8:00 p.m. Free admission
http://www.theartistsofcolour.com/
Caribbean Centre, 2410 Central Avenue in Windsor.
February 7th
For more information on these and other exceptional
Black History Month events going on in Windsor, Essex,
and Pelee Island please visit us online at http://
visitwindsoressex.com/twepi_event/2015-blackhistory-month/
You can also view our Black History Month video on
YouTube featuring interviews with all three of Windsor
Essex’s Black Heritage Sites – North American Black
Historical Museum, Sandwich First Baptist Church and
John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground
Railroad Museum.