As people are feeling safe enough to venture out into the world, here's a list of what's on offer in Prince George these days.
There's plenty to enjoy.
Country Night with Chris Goodwin at Trench Brewing & Distilling Friday at 8 p.m. No cover, tips welcomed. Recording artist Chris Goodwin is a Prince George born and raised singer/songwriter. He has been performing country originals and covers around Prince George for the last six years. Goodwin has a sound influenced by 90s-00s country music with live performances that are highly energetic, with the audience often dancing and singing along.
Rated PG Open Scrimmage at the Roll-A-Dome Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Come watch Rated PG's monthly training scrimmage. Skaters from PG and other leagues are divided into two teams and play each other. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.
Otipemisewak: The People Who Own Themselves art exhibit by Prince George artist Erin Stagg is at the Two Rivers Gallery in the Galleria until May 7. Independence, resilience, and spirit is captured by Stagg, who created a series of acrylic paintings illustrating stories of the Métis people through the lens of her own family history.
Joined by the Brush exhibit is at the Groop Gallery Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Prince George and includes works by a newly formed group of 13 regional artists at Groop Gallery, 1127 Third Ave. Groop Gallery will be open Saturdays in March and feature an artist-in-residence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and live music. Artists with works on display include Andrea Fredeen, Lesley White, Pat Gauthier, Fred Paulson, Karma Vance, Laura Chandler, Lesley Kuhn, Jeanette Orydzuk, Wendy Stevenson, Rick Mintz, Megan Long, Micheline Snively and Melanie Desjardines.
Craft & Small Business Fair at the Blackburn Community Centre, 2451 Blackburn Road, takes place on April 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the vendors include Steel Tiara, Brian & Stuart woodworking, Bomb in a Cup, Sunset Gourmet, Moose Munchies, Mary Kay, Tabor Mountain Candles, Argonne, Riplee’s Ranch Dog & Cat treats, Sublime Treats, baking, cards, ceramics, clothing, crocheting, décor, gnomes, jams & jellies, jewelry, canning, signs, sun catchers, woodwork and wreaths.
Off the Rails Comedy Show is April 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. at The Firm Lounge & Grill, 363 George St., presented by Gypsy Entertainment Group with Luke Jonathan (Comedy Central) all the way from Mexico plus there are four local comics opening the show including Dale Ehrstien. Tickets are $15 and available at Off the Rails Comedy Show.
The Boots and the Hoots at the Prince George Legion April 8 at 9 p.m. featuring genuine country music with Big Fancey and the Shiddy Cowboys presented by Mad Loon and Boots Graham. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance at Madloon tickets.
Bad Art Night for Adults at the Prince George Public Library Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a drop in invitation to experiment with different art materials in a judgment-free zone. All skill levels are welcome.
One-on-One Tech Help by appointment geared for seniors and other adults at the Prince George Public Library on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. learn about everything from downloading eBooks to using a Microsoft Office program, the tech support staff can help participants get the most out of their computer, tablet or other digital devices. To book a 30-minute appointment call 250-563-9251, ext. 156.
Second annual Big Air Competition at the Hart Ski Hill takes place March 25 at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m., riders meeting at 10 a.m., practice starts at 10:15 a.m. Competition starts at 11 a.m. Categories are six to 12 years, 13 to 18 years, 19 + and ladies open, ski and snow board. Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Retro Night Cougars vs Kamloops at the CN Centre takes place Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. There is a mega 50/50 draw guaranteed jackpot of $30,000. Every fan gets a free ballot for the draw. To honour fans past and present the Cougars will be donning throwback jerseys. The Cougars will be wearing the traditional White Jersey with the logo that was worn from 1996-2008. Fans that attend the game can interact with Cougars players and a few alumni after the game during the CIBC Autograph Session on the Concourse. Fans can expect to see some former fan favourites like Eric Hunter, Nick Drazenovic, Ronald Petrovicky, and Ty Edmonds. There are still great seats available.
Smart phone videography workshop takes place Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. offers instruction on how to produce quality videos fast. In this Digital Arts North workshop participants will get great tips on how to shoot better video on their phone and edit them using free apps. $50 for Prince George Community Arts Council members and $60 for non-members. For more information and to register visit https://www.studio2880.com/arts-north-digital-studio-media.
Hawksley Workman live in Artspace, above Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave., Friday, March 31, show starts at 7:30 p.m. Hawksley Workman is a Juno award-winning and gold record certified singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. 17 solo records and counting, Workman’s musical genre spans from folk, chart pop and irrepressible cabaret. Tickets are $45+ gst. Tickets available in store at Books & Co., or by phone 250-563-6637.
The Masquerade 2023 April 1 at the House of Ancestors, presented by the Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead, offers a fun and glamorous night out with a blend of elegance and mystery. It’s essentially a dress up night for adults where everyone can dress to the nines, enjoy find food and wines, dance to great music and enjoy. Doors open at 5 and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 each at https://shop.greatwhite.ca/rotary-tickets-rotary-124650/ or in person at Great White in Spruceland Mall.
Northern BC Toy Expo at Kinsmen Community Complex takes place April 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this is a first every event hosted by the Northern BC Toy Collectors Facebook group and they are hoping to make it a Spring and fall event moving forward. Entry is $5 cash, children 12 and under are free. For special early-bird entry is $10 cash at 10-:30 a.m. To have a table at the event email email@example.com.
Spring Fling Fundraiser for Northern BC Queer Connection is set for Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. at Ignite Night Club, 1232 3rd Ave and presented by DJ and electronic music producer Riki Rocket, an Indigiqueer artist. Riki is often spinning at highly celebrated 2SLGBTQIA+ parties. With shows on four continents in addition to five years of club residencies in the UK, her trademark sounds have captivated dance floors all over the world. Prince George will be kicking off the night with more homegrown talent in the form of a variety show. Tickets at the door are $20. VIP sections available. For more information visit Facebook Spring Fling Fundraiser.
Hunniford Gardens Carrot Patch, 8845 Aquarius Rd., takes place Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the first annual chidren’s Easter event in the greenhouse. Festivities include face painting courtesy of MP Makeup Artistry, decorating/planting a terracotta flower pot, and snapping photos. Ticket price includes face painting, terracotta pot/plant/decorating supplies, and enjoyment of photo area. Tickets are $19.50 and are limited. Purchase one ticket for each child participating. Admission is free for babies and young toddlers who will not be getting a face paint or doing a craft. Admission is also free for the accompanying adult(s) if bringing children. However, if you are an adult and want the Easter craft and face paint, purchase a ticket, too. Tickets are non-refundable.
Community Yard Sale will be held at Kinsmen Hall Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at 777 Kinsmen Place. This is a huge community yard sale to kick off the ‘saling’ season. Variety of groups and households will have treasures that will appeal to everyone. For table rental email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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