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'Bowie Weekend' planned as a tribute to the iconic performer in Kingston

February 15, 2017 -

A weekend of programming honouring David Bowie is set for March 24-25, 2017

Kingston has dedicated March 24 and 25, 2017 as David Bowie weekend and is offering a variety of events created to appeal to people of all ages and interests.

Bowie Weekend's key partners include: The Grand Theatre, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), The Tett, Reelout Arts, The Screening Room, The Grad Club, Total Diva, and EVE Choir. They have all teamed up to present events and activities in honour of the iconic performing artist, David Bowie. 

The weekend schedule features these events

Friday, March 24

"Ziggy Played Guitar" – Grand Theatre  7:30 p.m.

Classic Albums Live performs David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust. Experience the entire Ziggy Stardust album performed live by the talented musicians of Classic Albums Live, note for note, cut for cut.  After intermission, Classic Albums Live rocks to Bowie's favourite hits. Get glammed up with the make-up team from Total Diva before the show. Reserve your make-up date with Jenny Pedler, jpedler@cityofkingston.ca.  Spots are limited. Visit http://kingstongrand.ca/node/2057 .

Saturday, March 25

Oh! You Pretty Things  - The Tett Centre  10a.m. – 2:30p.m.

Free family friendly events celebrating musical icon David Bowie.

  • Bowie-themed Family Story Time & curated mobile library with Kingston Frontenac Public Library in the Rehearsal Hall from 10 -11 a.m. (Drop-in)
  • Bowie-themed Kids Creativity Club with Tett Teaching Artist in the Creativity Studio Common Area from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. (Drop-in)
  • Glam-rock in the afternoon with free crafting, performances by EVE (Eccentric Vocal Ensemble), Ziggy Stardust face painting & Bowie-inspired fashions in the Rehearsal Hall from 12-2:30p.m.Space is limited & registration is required for afternoon activities. Email jpedler@cityofkingston.ca to register.

You Remind Me Of The Babe – The Screening Room  4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

KFPL and The Screening Room invite you to a sing-along screening of Jim Henson's cult classic Labyrinth.  Sing along with Bowie on such great songs as "Magic Dance" and "Underground."  Bonus points for coming in costume!  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let's Dance – The Grad Club  10 p.m.- 2 a.m.

A David Bowie Dance Party & Reelout fundraiser inviting Kingston to "put on your red shoes and dance away the blues" to the tunes of DJ Drop Shadow at The Grad Club.  Your $10 admission goes to support Reelout Arts Inc.

For more information, visit the KFPL https://www.kfpl.ca/ or the Grand Theatre http://kingstongrand.ca/node/2057 website.

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