Fall Funny Business… - theHumm September 2019
Fall Funny Business… - theHumm September 2019
Comedian Rachelle Elie has had a very busy summer! She brought her first stand-up comedy hour to the Ottawa Fringe Festival and to the prestigious Zoofest/OFF-Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. And after doing stand-up comedy for the last ten years she headlined for the first time at Canada’s national stand-up club — Yuk Yuk’s in Ottawa. This September (the 20th and 21st) she is excited to be hosting two fabulous evenings of comedy in Carleton Place and Almonte.
Before moving to the Almonte area, Rachelle had been producing Toronto’s longest-running variety show, The Rag Bag Cabaret, and it was thrilling for her to realize that she can bring her high-quality shows to her new community. This year Rag Bag was picked up by Zoofest /OFF-JFL in Montreal and the Ottawa Busker Festival. Past shows have featured performers such as Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes and Samantha Bee, to name a few.
Last year Rachelle started producing The Rash Comedy Bash: an evening of stand-up comedy. This new show is inspired by her blossoming stand-up career and the creation of the Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians, whose goal is to elevate stand-up comedy to a recognized art form in Canada. Rachelle hosts the shows and is thrilled to bring high-quality stand-up comedy to local communities and expose audiences to exceptional Canadian talent.
For her September shows, Rachelle presents comedic rock-star headliner Scott Faulconbridge. Scott has delighted international audiences with his masterful timing, quirky storytelling and quick improvisational wit. His stories, jokes and emotional outbursts and have been heard on The Debaters, Laugh Out Loud, and Day 6 on CBC. He has written for CBC’s Still Standing and on numerous televised comedy specials including CTV’s Comedy Now, CBC’s Comics, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the internationally-acclaimed Just for Laughs Festival. Scott can be heard regularly on Sirius XM and has numerous televised specials including NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette says Scott is: “among the best comedians on the continent.” Every night will also include a surprise opening comedy act.
The Rash Comedy Bash takes place on Friday, September 20 at the Carleton Place Arena and Saturday, September 21 at the lovely Almonte Old Town Hall. A cash bar opens at 7pm, when fabulous songstress Sherri Harding takes the stage. Sherri has performed for the Canadian Armed Forces in Bosnia, Italy and Dubai. Her vast repertoire ranges includes rock, jazz, rhythm & blues and country. Win a door prize from 8008 Lingerie or Joe’s Italian Kitchen in Almonte or from Burns Jewellers in CP. The comedy starts at 8pm. These shows sell out, so get your tickets early! Part of the proceeds will support Lanark County Interval House and the Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians.
Tickets are $30 on Eventbrite or at Mill Street Books (Almonte), Apple Cheeks and Burns Jewellers (CP). Snoozers pay $40 at the door. Find out more about Rachelle at crowningmonkey.com .
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
The idea of a solo artist gallery is one of those challenging concepts that requires a very special combination of ingredients to produce a gourmet feast instead of an overdose of variations on the same theme.
At MonSky Creations Gallery, located in the heart of Merrickville’s blooming arts enclave, Monica Viola succeeds in serving up a delicious banquet of originality. Her eclectic art works are constantly displayed and refreshed as she continues her unfinished symphony of ......
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By — Paul Joyce
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Opening on September 19 at the Studio Theatre,......
The nights are getting shorter, the leaves will start to change soon, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time for the annual murder mystery at The Station Theatre! This year’s show is Death by Design by Rob Urbinati. It’s part murder mystery, part farce, part love story, and all entertaining! Samuel French asks and answers the question: “What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country mano......
By — Jennifer Miller
Come on in! The Ontario Heritage Trust has invited communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so we can see inside. Satisfy your curiosity and get behind normally closed doors to experience intriguing interiors, where you will be inspired by rare and exceptional materials, craftsmanship and design. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone!
Great Music for a Green Party Stephen Kotze Fundraiser a Star-Studded Affair! - theHumm September 2019
Mark your calendars and save the date — Saturday, October 5 at 7pm at the Perth Civitan Club — for a must see (and hear!) musical event. The evening will feature some of Canada’s best-known and critically acclaimed musicians, who just happen to live in the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding and support Stephen Kotze as federal Green Party Candidate!
Performing in this stellar show will be Juno nominee James Keelaghan, multiple Juno award-winner......
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is embarking on a musical wanderluster’s dream schedule this month — bringing stunningly creative forces in Canadian music to intimate settings close to home from September 12 to 29. The Festival will be shaking up small stages for the sixth consecutive year, offering extraordinary chemistry and charm throughout three weeks of musical bliss in places like Almonte, Balderson, Tatlock, Pakenham and more.
Musical mavericks, trusty veterans and awe-in......
By — David J. Stephenson is a retired federal policy guy who now divides his time between life on the Mississippi in Almonte and roughing it in the bush on two acres near Pakenham
Quick: what do these five downtown Almonte buildings all have in common: the Victoria Mill, the Thoburn Mill, the Old Post Office, 65 Mill Street and 78 Mill Street?
If you knew that they were all buildings that have been renovated over the last 26 years by the Almonte Heritage Redevelopment Group, allow yourself a smug smile. What you might also know, if you have been reading the Millstone recently, is that these five buildings have been shortlisted for a national heritage award.......
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By — Glenda Jones
Learning in Almonte and Almonte Lectures are pleased to announce a new evening course that will be a great primer on local government. Whether you are a regular council meeting attendee, are cons......
By — Shaun McLaughlin
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Fragments of Canada’s History Richard Gill’s Annual Show at Bittersweet Gallery - theHumm September 2019
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Accomplished pianist and composer Tim Nast is set to release his new album on October 4, and will be hitting the road from October 4 to November 16 for his fall tour across the Ott......
The famous author Herman Melville once said: “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.” In an effort to aid in the ......
Perth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Perth BJJ) opened last year, but come September will be moving to a bigger and better space in the Perkins Building. Located at 2 Wilson Street, the building was recent......
By — Adriane Armour
I’ve always loved the company of children. Children think with a different kind of mindset than adults do. Their curiosity is still intact. They are willing to try new things. Children blend play......
By — Judith Scott
Walk along Mill Street from the Town Hall towards Beckwith Street, glance to the right and you can’t miss it — an amazing mural completed three years ago by artist Shaun McInnis. It is colourful,......
MMLT’s Exciting Fall Nature Events Discovering Nature, Hiking at Blueberry Mountain, and Liking Lovely Lichens! - theHumm September 2019
By — Carolyn Piche
It’s been an exciting, nature event-filled spring and summer at Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) properties — but we’re not done yet! Three more “Discover the Wild” wilderness series event......
By — Danielle K.L. Grégoire
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Starting in September, Blues On The Rideau (BOTR) returns to the Cove Inn in Westport for their fifteenth fabulous season. This dinner-and-show series is recognized as one of the premier blues se......
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