Experience Culture in Niagara with the following events:

RAY LAMONTAGNE

MARCH 29 | FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT | 8:30PM

Grammy Award winning, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne brings his unique vocal style to Fallsview with his critically acclaimed hits such as “Supernova”, “All the Wild Horses”, “Trouble”, “Jolene” and more.

Must be 19 years of age or older with valid Government- issued photo ID to purchase tickets or attend Concerts & Events at Fallsview Casino Resort. Individuals who have voluntarily excluded themselves from Ontario gaming sites and who have not been reinstated are not permitted in the Avalon Theatre.

 

THE HONOURING

MARCH 31 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre fuses Indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling choreographic performance.

 

7TH ANNUAL GREATER NIAGARA REGION HOME & GARDEN SHOW

MARCH 31 – APRIL 2 | SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE FRIDAY: 2PM-6PM, SAT:10AM-6PM, SUN: 11AM-5PM.

The entire Scotiabank Centre will be completely trans- formed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza.

There will be:

  • Complete Home Improvement Zone
  • Contractors & Remodelers
  • Roofing, Concrete Resurfacing & Foundation
  • Repair Pool & Spa Showcase
  • Landscape Garden & Outdoor Living Showcase

MOVIE NIGHTS

THURSDAYS IN APRIL | OLD FORT ERIE

Relive history at Niagara Parks. Throughout the year Niagara Parks Heritage will be presenting specially selected films at our historic Old Fort Erie. Featuring award-winning classics and culturally important recent releases, all presented in our grand and storied venue. You won’t just be watching history, you’ll be living it.

Doors open 30 minutes before showings. Drinks, pop- corn and light snacks are available for purchase.

APRIL 6    | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery APRIL 13 | Police Academy
APRIL 20 | Passchendaele
APRIL 27 | The Martian

 

LIFE ’N STYLE NIAGARA

APRIL 2 | CLUB ITALIA | 12PM – 5PM

Life ’N Style Niagara is a unique marketplace and shopping experience amongst local artisans & DIY workshops. Attendees will be able to savour local cuisine & sample wine while enjoy- ing our fashion show, connect with interactive walking models and special fashion featurettes placed throughout the show.

905-641-2252 Ext. 6406

 

HEAR! HERE! NIAGARA MUSIC SERIES

APRIL 2 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS

A Niagara original music series hosted by the Mark Lalama Trio and featuring special guests Marc Jordan, Johnny Johnson + Elton Lammie.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS ROAD SHOW

APRIL 2 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, PARTRIDGE HALL | 7:30PM

Entering its 14th year, The Just For Laughs Road Show features some of the best stand-up comedians straight from the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy festival. Get ready for a night of sidesplitting comedy with an always stellar lineup.

 

A CULINARY TOUR OF MARCHE

APRIL 7 | THE RAINBOW ROOM BY MASSIMO CAPRA

Join Chef Massimo Capra and Executive Chef John Casciato on A Culinary Tour of Marche, one of Italy’s most underrated yet spectacular regions. Marche is bordered by Umbria, Abruzzo, Tuscany, and Lazio and has long been overshadowed by its more well-known neighbours. But this spectacular evening will bring the wine and cuisine of Marche to the forefront with a five-course dinner menu and wine pairings from Garofoli Winery. Marche is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, offering an abundance of delicious sea- food dishes, while also serving as a significant wine-growing region that produces stellar wines like Rosso Conero DOC and Verdicchio dei Castelli. Explore the culinary wonders of Marche with Chef Massimo Capra and find out what makes this hidden gem of Italy so remarkable.

 

COWBOY BOOTS & HOMETOWN ROOTS

APRIL 8 | CLUB CASTROPIGNANO | 7PM – 11PM

Niagara College Event Management presents Cowboy Boots and Hometown Roots, a country celebration to honour 20 years of the Many Hands Project. The evening will be hosted by Country 89 with musical headliner Brad Battle, special guest Ashlynne Vince and DJ services from By Request Entertainment. Come enjoy southern comfort foods, line dancing and other great country activities.

Tickets are only $25 with all proceeds going to Hotel Dieu Shaver, Niagara Region’s only rehabilitation facility. These proceeds will support the creation of Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Marketplace where therapists aim to rehabilitate patients by incorporating real-world obstacles such as shopping, banking and dining out.

 

NIAGARA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

APRIL 8 | 6:30PM | ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION POLISH BRANCH

Join in and celebrate this charity efforts in their fourth year of rescuing animals in the Niagara Region. Tickets are $35 each, and include homemade polish cuisine (vegan options will be available), live entertainment by “The Madhatters”, a silent auction and more. All proceeds go to Pets Alive Niagara to help support this charity. Tickets are available at Pet Value Pendale Plaza or contact petsaliveashley@gmail.com; 905-327-7566.

 

JOHNNY CASH BASH

APRIL 8 | 8PM – 10PM | NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE LEGION

Johnny Cash Bash performed by Marty Allen. Come dressed in your Harley gear. Best Harley dresser wins $100. General admission tickets are $20 and available at NOTL Royal Canadian Legion or by phone at 905-325-5704.

 

ABSOLUTE JOURNEY: THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY

APRIL 12 | GREG FREWIN THEATRE | 8PM

Absolute Journey Tribute is one of the most acclaimed rising tribute acts in North America.

Formed in Toronto, Canada in early 2014, the quintet proposes a faithful reproduction of the Steve Perry era of the San Francisco act, enriched with audience interactivity, projections, backdrops and true-to-the-original cos- tume changes. AJT doesn’t aim to be a plain carbon copy of the real thing: every effort on stage, from singing and playing to the moves, is so natural and heartfelt that it captivates even the most skeptical critic. Seeing is believing.

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE:
JIMI HENDRIX – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED

APRIL 18 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Experience Hendrix’s legendary 1967 debut album masterfully performed live on stage, note for note. Cut for cut.

 

BERG, MURPHY, NORTHEY, PAGE

APRIL 19 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Songs, stories and instrument swapping with the Trans Canada Highwaymen supergroup featuring Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (BNL).

 

NIAGARA FOOD AND WINE EXPO

APRIL 21 – 23

The Niagara Food & Wine Expo is a premier international tasting event at the Scotiabank Convention Centre featuring wines, beers and spirits from around the globe and regional wines direct from neighbouring vineyards. Local chefs will showcase their talents and prepares star-studded line up of guest chefs will take the stage. An excellent opportunity to sample a diverse array of wines and taste some of the best cuisine available in the city for a discounted price. Must be 19 years of age or older. No children or infants permitted. Celebrity Guest: John Catucci from Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here”.

FRIDAY – 2PM-10PM
SATURDAY – 12PM-10PM
SUNDAY – 12PM-6PM
Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 online

 

ART & BLOOMS AT RIVERBRINK ART MUSEUM

APRIL 21 | 1PM – 4:30PM

RiverBrink Art & Blooms Thé à la française Fundraiser. Enjoy French tea, savories, and sweets at this afternoon ticketed fundraising event with special guest Lynn Ogryzlo. Floral artists from the Garden Club of Niagara have interpreted works of art from the Weir Collection and these designs will be on display in the main floor galleries. Timed admission 1 to 2:30 or 3 to 4:30 p.m.

 

DEAD LETTER OFFICE:
TRIBUTE TO R.E.M

APRIL 22 | SENECA QUEEN THEATRE | 8PM – 11PM

Formed in 2014, Dead Letter Office impressively recreates the sounds and spectacle of an R.E.M concert. Unlike other R.E.M tribute bands, Dead Letter Office has five members, allowing them to tackle R.E.M’s complete repertoire so fans can hear all of their favourite hits.
Price: $22.25 + HST + Processing Fee.

 

IMMORTAL CHI

APRIL 25 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

A thrilling Chinese spectacle for all ages that fuses adrenaline-packed martial arts, ancient weaponry, acrobatics and percussion. More info at rstontariopac.ca

SIP & SIZZLE

WEEKENDS IN MAY | 11AM – 5PM
VARIOUS WINERIES | NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake participate in offering unique grilled food and VQA wine pairing. A relaxing fun way to discover the Wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake. *Please note Sip & Sizzle has now replaced the wine & herb touring event.

 

TANYA TAGAQ

MAY 4 | FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

The Polaris Prize winner has reclaimed the controversial 1922 silent lm Nanook of the North with a live concert featuring electronic music and throat singing unlike you’ve ever experienced before.

 

A CULINARY TOUR OF EMILIA ROMAGNA

MAY 12 | THE RAINBOW ROOM BY MASSIMO CAPRA

Showcasing the very best wine and cuisine from one of Italy’s most prominent gastronomical regions – Italy’s Emilia Romagna – Chef Massimo Capra and Executive Chef John Casciato will be taking guests on a culinary tour with featured beloved Italian dishes and ingredients like tortellini, prosciutto di Parma, lasagne, pancetta, balsamic vinegar, and Parmesan cheese, as well as red Lambrusco and the famous white Albana di Romagna wines.

Your night includes…
One night’s accommodation in a Fallsview Room
Mix and mingle with Chefs Massimo Capra & John Casciato Standing Cocktail Reception with Canapes and pairing
5 Course Dinner and Wine Pairings

 

NIAGARA FALLS ELVIS FESTIVAL

MAY 19 – 21 | GREG FREWIN THEATRE

Canada is the only country outside of the US where Elvis performed on stage. To celebrate Elvis and his connection to Canada, the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival is a three-day festival of Graceland style entertainment and competition.

If you have a burning love for Elvis Presley, then you’re about to be all shook up. Imagine three full days of non- stop Graceland style Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including:

  • Must-See Elvis Gala Shows
  • 2 Day Elvis Competition;
  • Grand Champion to be crowned on Sunday
  • Delicious food
  • Fun times & cool surprise

For the first time in history, Niagara Falls will host an official Elvis event sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. |Graceland. If you love the King of Rock & Roll, then you’ll want to be a part of this ultimate inaugural Elvis tribute experience.

 

LADIES OF R&B JULLY BLACK AND DIVINE BROWN

MAY 20 | SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE

Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’, (CBC Music) she has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’ by her fans and peers. As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home multiple Juno Awards, earned many industry accolades and was hand selected to sing for the Queen of England.

A rare gift to have, Divine Brown’s five octave vocal range makes everybody stand up and pay attention. Her versatility as a performer both musically and vocally has found her manifesting success in the musical theatre world, as well as Top 40 radio. Divine has starred in several musical plays such as Rent, Ain’t Miss Behavin’, Life, Death and the Blues, and the Obeah Opera. Placing three top 10 singles on CHR, AC and Hot AC radio in Canada (with her hit single “Sunglasses” reaching Top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart in 2010) Divine also captured the heart of the public and her music garnered her a Certified Gold Album for her debut self-titled project (2005 – Universal Music), a Juno Award for R&B Album of the Year (The Love Chronicles) as well as a SOCAN #1 Award.

NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON

JUNE 2 – 4 | SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE

The event takes place just steps away from the majestic Falls and will feature more than 150,000 square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, a video gaming arena, Falls Horror Fest and more. Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. Some guests include: Barbara Eden, Sting, Caleb McLaughlin, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran and Jeremy London.

 

SHAW GUILD GARDEN TOUR, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

JUNE 10 | 10AM – 4PM

This year’s garden tour has been expanded to include beautiful gardens in the nearby village of Queenston in addition to stunning gardens in Old Town NOTL, all being shown for the first time.

Ponds and waterfalls, views of the Niagara River, hundreds of varieties of perennials, magnificent specimens of trees and shrubs will all delight our visitors. As an added bonus, several of the gardens surround beautiful historic homes. Marvel at the dry stone wall built by one of the owners. Tickets remain a bargain at $25.00 and include some discount coupons at local businesses.