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.
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