By Rob Lapensee
Whatcha doing this weekend? Crisp January weather is making the perfect setting to enjoy winter in St. Catharines and Niagara. Here’s some of what’s happening this weekend (Jan. 24-26).
On view until Jan. 31, 1-5 p.m., closed Sundays and Mondays
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
An exhibition of photography by Brock University visual arts students and alumni. Learn more here.
Various wineries in St. Catharines and Niagara
Canada’s coolest win festival, the Niagara Icewine Festival, continues this weekend. Choose your wine adventure with a Discovery Pass and enjoy carefully curated wine pairings at participating wineries Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind wine and dining experience as part of the festival’s Snow Globe Soiree. Enjoy world-class wines and a delicious three-course meal prepared by one of Niagara’s most celebrated chefs while taking in an unforgettable Falls view from inside your very own ‘snow globe.’ Learn more here.
Until to Feb. 1
Downtown St. Catharines
Sample some of the best restaurants in St. Catharines during Winter Downtown D’Lish. Participating Downtown St. Catharines restaurants are offering special fixed-price lunch and dinner menus until Feb. 1. Make reservations directly with the restaurants and mention Downtown D’Lish. Full list here.
Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
In a massive musical initiative, Ensemble Made In Canada has taken their acclaimed Mosaïque Project to almost every corner of the country . The two-year cross-country tour culminates this Friday at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre with a livestreamed concert and album launch!
A very special concert event that showcases a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada, as part of a national concert tour that spans coast to coast. Learn more here.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grantham Lions Club
The St. Catharines Stamp Club hosts the 71st annual Cathex Bourse. Activities include 12 dealers, club circuit, youth and beginners table, exhibits and more. Also features free admission and free parking. Learn more here.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Canada’s largest Cheer and Dance event company hosts its 2020 Winterfest Competition at the Meridian Centre. Expect to see incredible athleticism as the competitors perform acrobatics, pyramids, stunts, tumbling, and dancing! Come see these incredible athletes perform and compete! Learn more here.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m.
“Not having a third member to fill another rhythm role, the Windsor, Ontario based duo developed an original characteristic to the sounds of the bands that influenced them, such as Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, MUTEMATH and The Black Keys.” Learn more here.
Sunday, Jan. 26; 2:30 p.m.
FirstOntarion Performing Arts Centre
An interactive, multidisciplinary alphabet primer, The 26 Letter Dance is a journey into the world of letters and words.
Physically and intellectually engaged in the piece, the young spectator is an active participant in this kaleidoscope rich in colours and textured dance. The show gets underway with A of course, with Z the last to take his leave. In between, the letters in this alphabet book embody a plethora of words, meanings, emotions and tones of voice. Learn more here.
Sunday, Jan. 26; 3-4 p.m.
Everyone can enjoy classic winter fun at Sunday public skates at the Meridian Centre. Open to all ages. Learn more here.