North of the Border Events October 2017

Enjoy two weeks of special prix fixe meals with the Northern Delights Harvest, held Sept. 26-Oct. 7. Participating restaurants in the Waterfront District will offer meals for $25 to $35. This year’s restaurants are: Nook Thunder Bay, Tomlin, The Foundry, Bight, The Sovereign Room, Red Lion Smokehouse, El Tres, Portside, The Silver Birch, and In Common. This is a great opportunity to try something new and celebrate the local culinary scene. facebook.com/northerndelightstbay

Visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for new exhibits, starting with “On the Trail” by Denise Smith; on display from Sept. 29-Nov. 26. Another exhibit, “Kohesion” by Quentin Maki, will be on display from Oct. 6-Nov. 19. An opening reception for both artists will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. theag.ca

Join the Red Lion Smokehouse for Celtic Night, held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There will also be live music on Oct. 7 by Southern Comfort and Oct. 14 by Jen Metcalfe. Other events include a game night on Oct. 11, music bingo on Oct. 21 and quiz night on Oct. 25. redlionsmokehouse.ca

The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium will host three big performances this month, starting with Chris de Burgh & Band on Oct. 9. Held at 7:30 p.m., enjoy a night of his greatest hits and live cuts from his brand new album, A Better World. On Oct. 15, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will perform a tribute concert to John Denver, held at 8 p.m. Lastly, The Mavericks will celebrate the release of their new independent studio album, titled “Brand New Day,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Tickets can be purchased online. tbca.com

The Magnus Theatre will perform Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, held Oct. 26-Nov. 11. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, the play follows Grace, an Indigenous woman who was adopted by a white family. Grace is asked by her birth sister to return to the reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present. Don’t miss this funny, heartwarming story about coming home. magnustheatre.com

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will play at Marina Park on Friday, Oct. 27 as part of the free Movie Nights on the Waterfront series. This special Halloween screening will start after sunset (roughly 6:30 p.m.) and concessions will be available. Remember to bring warm clothing, a blanket and a lawn chair. thunderbay.ca/movienights

If it’s Halloween, it must be The Hunger. Held Oct. 28-29 as a fundraiser for Definitely Superior Art Gallery, the 12th annual Hunger festival features more than 50 performance acts taking place at six bar venues downtown Thunder Bay; Crock’s, Black Pirates Pub, The Foundry, The Sovereign Room, Red Lion Smokehouse and El Tres. There will be prizes for best costume at each location and prizes in the streets. The party goes from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. and a cover charge of $20 gets you into all venues. Must be 19 years or older to attend. definitelysuperior.com

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 42nd annual Artisans Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show, held Nov. 11-12 at the Valhalla Inn. artisansnorthwest.ca