Community calendar of events
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
October 27-31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Wanderings: 1916 the second blaze at the Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou church, 500 8th Avenue. Rediscover the spellbinding history of Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou Church with a spooky guided walk produced by Machine de Cirque that combines history, fiction, theater and circus arts. This event is not wheelchair accessible and is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Tickets must be reserved online in advance at the address machinedecircque.com. Tickets cost $ 20 each and include a free drink at Microbrasserie La Souche.
October 28, 29 and 30 To 7:30 p.m. – Quebec Art Company presents the musical HAIR at the auditorium of Saint-Patrick high school, 79 rue de Maisonneuve. Tickets ($ 25) are on sale now at companyquebecart.com.
October 23, 26, 28 and 30 To 7:30 p.m. – The Quebec Opera present The Elisir of love by Gaetano Donizetti at Grand Theater of Quebec. This two-act bouffe opera features five exceptionally talented local soloists: Catherine Saint-Arnaud (Adina), Julien dran (Nemorino), Hugo laporte (Belcore), Julien veronese (Dulcamara) and Lucie Saint Martin (Giannette). For more information and to book tickets, visit operadequebec.com.
October 30 at 5 p.m. – Halloween party to Jesuit mill (7960 boul. Henri-Bourassa in Charlesbourg) offers a haunted 1.6 km walk with decorations, scarecrows, a festive atmosphere, sweets andâ¦ more sweets! The activity is free but places are limited and reservations are required at moulindesjesuites.org/activite/festival-de-lhalloween.
November 3 at 8 p.m. – The Quebec Symphony Orchestra (OSQ) presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Grand ThÃ©Ã¢tre, with soloists Lauren Margison (soprano), Allyson mchardy (mezzo-soprano), Eric Laporte (tenor) and Tomislav Lavoi (bass) and the OSQ choir. Symphony No. 9 represents the pinnacle of Beethoven’s genius. Book your tickets online at osq.org/concerts or call the Grand ThÃ©Ã¢tre ticket office at 418 643-8131.
November 6 at 8 p.m. – Storms and Passions concert Forest and nature will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 rue des Jardins in Old Quebec. The concert will combine poetry and arias from the lyrical repertoire of Handel, Lully, Rameau, Mozart, Weber, Schubert, FaurÃ©, Debussy, Rossini, Wagner and Bizet. For more information and to book tickets, visit tempetesetpassions.com.
Sunday November 7 – Summer time ends at 2 a.m. Roll back your clocks (back off) before going to bed on Saturday, November 6th.
November 7 at 4 p.m. – An evening at the opera To Albert-Rousseau Hall, 2410, chemin Sainte-Foy. Nathalie Choquette, Lyne Fortin, Gino Quilico and Steeve Michaud will perform some of the finest lyric opera arias by Offenbach, Puccini, Mozart and Bizet, accompanied by six musicians led by the pianist Dominique bouliane. For more information and to book tickets, visit sallealbertrousseau.com/programmation/une-soiree-al-opera.
November 11 at 10:30 a.m. – Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice on the Grande AllÃ©e near the Porte Saint-Louis. Minute of silence at 11 a.m.
Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) offers Out and about activities for English speakers (50 years and over), including free transportation, and many other events including virtual tours, tours for newcomers, Baby Chat, CafÃ© au Lait Crew, information sessions on federal public service jobs and a virtual prenatal course. Visit veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for more details or call VEQ at 418-683-2366.
We’re all in the same boat is a bi-weekly web series specially designed for seniors by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). Each of the 18 episodes features entertainment, activities and conversations designed to connect with those in need of support and empathy, with a gentle reminder that we are, indeed, all in the same boat. Episodes published so far can be found on YouTube (search for âWe’re All In This Together Senior Web Seriesâ) and Facebook (search for âWereAllInThisTogetherQuebecâ) and are available for everyone to enjoy.