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October

Stuart McLean: The Vinyl Cafe - Live on Stage

Celebrating 20 years of The Vinyl Cafe, one of Canada's most beloved storytellers and authors brings two all-new 'Dave and Morley' stories to our stage. The show also features live and recorded music by great, hand-picked Canadian musicians.

"one of the biggest stars that radio has ever produced in this country." The Toronto Star

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Thursday, October 02, 2014 until Friday, October 03, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast 2014

The Annual Mayors Prayer Breakfast will be hosted by Mayor Jim Diodati on Friday October 3,2014 at Club Italia. This year guest speaker will be Father Mark Curtis, best known as "Canada's Singing Priest", whose recordings and concerts throughout North America have raised millions for numerous charitable causes.

Doors will open at 6:00 a.m, breakfast will begin at 6:15 a.m with the programming commencing at 7:00 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and can be purchased through the Mayor's Office (905-356-7521 ext 4202)

Location: Club Italia, 2525 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S4
Date:
Friday, October 03, 2014
6:00 AM

Voca People

Full of energy and bursting with fun, this hit production features over 70 a cappella and beat box versions of the most popular songs on Earth, from Madonna to Mozart.

Vocally dazzling, visually stunning and hilarious, this fun and award-winning interactive sensation is not to be missed.

"The eight talented noisemakerssix singers, one scratcher and one beat-boxerare impressive when they're just doing their thing, careening through medleys filled with famous melodies by everyone from Mozart to Michael Jackson." Time Out New York

"The coolest show ever!" Jimmy Fallon

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Saturday, October 04, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

12th Annual PumpkinFest

Rain or Shine! Something for Everyone!

Preserve Tables; Crafts & boutiques; Baked goods; Gift baskets; Costume Jewelery; Previously enjoyed paper back books; Supervised childrens' activities; Re-gifted table; Outdoor BBQ; Indoor tea room; Pumpkin Pies; Pumpkin Pie contest (open to all); Silent auction amazing items, gifts and services good deals to be had. Firefighters and fire truck; Giant pumpkin guess.

Location: Stamford Presbyterian Church - 3121 St Paul Avenue Niagara Falls
Date:
Saturday, October 04, 2014
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Doing Our Bit Exhibition Opening

Do your bit and join us for an exciting event officially opening our new exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. Discover wartime experiences of St. Catharines residents at home and at the front. Hear stories from the front from Niagara voices. Leave your memories and stories of the War with our video diary. Partake in an exciting discussion of various perspectives of war in the 20th century.

Location: St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Date:
Saturday, October 04, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and music director Paul Shaffer present the Official BLUES BROTHERS Revue

This authentic concert experience pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, soul and gospel. The talented Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, starring as Jake and Elwood, plus a high-energy eight-piece band, perform with the passion, precision and humour of the original Blues Brothers.

"Infectious and unbridled energy.... it blows the roof off." The Chicago Sun Times

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Manteca

In 34 years of playing, these Juno winners have sold over 100,000 records and shared stages with the likes of Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Van Morrison. The nine-member artist collective based in Toronto has created a unique and enduring sound with building blocks from jazz, world, funk, folk and contemporary orchestral music.

"Manteca has comfortably been Canada's calling card for wicked instrumental vibes. They are everything that one should want jazz to be. Collaborative, energized, moving forward Jazz FM

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

October 17, 18, 24 & 25 @ 7 & 8pm

These tours offer a unique opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a night-time visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. Led by a costumed guide, the human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical

performances that provide a glimpse of the lives of some of the people from the history of the city.

Tickets $12

Must be purchased in advance at the Museum

or by calling 905-358-5082

Location: Drummond Hill Cemetery
Date:
Friday, October 17, 2014 until Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MoMondays Niagara Falls

MoMondays is like an open mic for professional speakers & other people like you with a great story and life lessons to share. Each show, you experience six people who tell a few personal stories. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, all are motivating. So grab a mic and come speak or grab some friends and get your fix of heart, humour and happiness. You'll wish every day were MoMonday!

Location: Mojito House Restaurant 4030 Montrose Rd L2H 3E1 (use Burger King driveway)
Date:
Monday, October 20, 2014
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles - Abbey Road

Back by popular demand, The Beatles' legendary final recording will be recreated live on stage, note for note.

Plus a surprise second set will be dedicated to even more of the Beatles' greatest hits. No costumes or impersonations, just impeccable musicianship and attention to detail.

"From "Come Together" through "Her Majesty," the musicians strove to do justice to the classic hits on Abbey Road by reanimating them note-by-note. The group took the stage dressed in black, armed only with their instruments to allow the audience to concentrate on the mastery of The Beatles' music without the distraction of costumes or elaborate impersonations." Citizens Voice

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells A Story

In a rare and intimate setting, Randy Bachman weaves together the iconic hits of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive with the often-humorous stories that brought the songs to life. Inspired by his award-winning radio program, Vinyl Tap.

"He painted the picture 'Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Haight Ashbury' on a stage that was a sepia-toned picture itself suggestive of an old-time radio studio with lights kept dim to juice the mood." The Toronto Star

"Bachman pours his years of experience and anecdotes into weekly themed shows, playing music and telling backstage stories on topics from everything to girls' names to transportation." National Post

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 until Friday, October 24, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Ailey II

These talented dancers are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. The Ailey spirit shines as they perform an exhilarating and diverse repertoire that includes Alvin Ailey's timeless classics and thrilling new works by outstanding emerging choreographers.

"The future is theirs." The New York Times

"The dancers proved indefatigable, virtuosic and relentlessly sexy." Los Angeles Times

Location: David S. Howes Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

11th Annual Pumpkinfest at HEARTLAND FOREST

Saturday, October 25, 2014 11 am to 4 pm

Rain Or Shine Free Admission Come early to get your wristband (500 available)

RONALD MCDONALD will be there at 1 pm to greet you!

Wear your Halloween costume and join us as we offer families Pumpkin Carving, Live Music, Tootsie Express train rides, Hay rides, Pony Meet and Greet, Facepainting, Obstacle course games, Arts and crafts, great food, Mini-putt, Fishing, Nature walks ALL in an accessible setting.

Trail of Treats 2:30 pm Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers

Trail of Treats 3:00 pm Public

Location: Canada
Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fifth Annual Oktoberfest

On Saturday, October 25th, the 5th annual Oktoberfest will take place with Walter Ostanek performing along with a special performance by the Schwaben Dancers from Kitchener. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m. with the band starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $12.

This year's event will be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Victoria Avenue with free parking on Kitchener Street.

Location: 5485 Victoria Avenue
Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014 until Sunday, October 26, 2014
5:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Stella, Queen of the Snow

Featuring Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's whimsical puppets and original music, Stella, Queen of the Snow tells the story of two children as they spend the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as the adorable siblings discover the world of winter together. The book, written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay and first published in 2000, remains a favourite among Stella's worldwide fans.

Mermaid Theatre has performed for five million spectators on four continents with stunning page to stage productions such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites, Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch and Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny.

Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Date:
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

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