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What's Poppin': Thunderwolves, Geekfestivus, and Man of La Mancha

There's plenty to do this weekend in Thunder Bay!
What's Poppin'

Saturday, November 12


The Lakehead Thunderwolves are playing the Brock Badgers.  Fun for the whole family. Puck drops at 7pm  at the Fort William Gardens. Purchase tickets online or at the Fort William Gardens box office!


The Thunder Bay Country Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition: 425 Northern Ave. Head on down to buy local groceries, crafts, and gifts from the talented, hard-working local people who created them.

Vendor Fest taking place in the Heritage Building on the CLE grounds next to the Thunder Bay Country Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 60 Local Vendors. Artists, hand-made crafts, jewellery and wood work, small business owners and fresh baked goods. Admission is free.

The Hymers Fair Holiday Market will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 698 Arthur St W. This two-day event will feature 60+ Artisans and Vendors in two rooms on both Saturday and Sunday. Head out and support your local Artisans/Vendors and treat yourself to something wonderful!

The Thunder Bay Museum Holiday Market is a day to shop local, support Thunder Bay artisans and get your holiday shopping started early! This family-friendly day includes free admission to the Museum so check out some exhibits as well as the fabulous local vendors to jump start your holiday season! The market and open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Museum.

The Hub Bazaar is 6 years old and is celebrating with Carols Cake and Coffee and giving away ten $50 Gift Certificates. That's $500. No purchase necessary. Lots of vendors, lots of good memories and lots of love. The Bazaar is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 507 Victoria Ave E, but the cake arrives at noon!

Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 278 Camelot St., will host a Christmas Dessert Tea and Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A variety of specialty desserts will be offered, along with tea and coffee. Featuring a Bake Table, Craft and Toonie-table. Tickets are $7.00 and may be pruchased at the door. Wheelchair accessible.

Art & Hobby Shows:

Thundercon presents: Geekfestivus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Spence Clinic Buliding First Floor. 1265 Arthur St E. Christmas selfies with the Iron Throne. 20+ geeky artists and vendors FREE parking and so much more. Collecting food donations for the RFDA.

Celebrating Artists, Past & Present - hosted by Biljana Baker is an innovative Art Show & Sale honouring & celebrating artists, past & present.  Featuring a beautiful selection of over 50 artists.  All local art.  One-of-a-kind items, jewellery, pottery, watercolour, photography, woodwork, woven baskets, textiles & fibre art, traditional beadwork, gifts, stocking stuffers, & much, much, more. Find that perfect gift for someone on your list, or teat yourself to something special. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1 Valhalla Inn Rd.

What are stamps? Who uses them? Where do they come from? Where do they go? Lakehead Stamp Club has answers to your questions and more at the Lakehead Stamp Club 71st Annual Stamp Show from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. Donations to Thunder Bay Art Gallery are appreciated. Free Parking. Stamps for Sale. Door Prizes.

The 2022 Thunder Bay DU Conservation Dinner & Charity Auction - Presented by Royal Lepage Lannon Realty will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. head out for a fun evening of fundraising for wetland conservation in Ontario, with a Full Course Meal at the Victoria Inn, Live and Silent Auctions, Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Prizes and More! Get tickets here!

Live Theatre:

The Broadway musical MAN OF LA MANCHA by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion is one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. MAN OF LA MANCHA was last staged by Magnus Theatre over 40 years ago and makes it's return November 10th to December 3rd. In prison and awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition, an actor and poet performs a play for his fellow prisoners, telling the story of an old man who sets out on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. This inspiring musical-within-a-play weaves the tale of a person who seeks decency and beauty (The Impossible Dream) in an increasingly cynical world.Sunday Nov 13 is the pay what you can show. get tickets here!

VINO VERITAS is the first show of Cambrian Players' 73rd season. From Nov. 9 to 12 and 16 to 19. Written by David MacGregor and directed by Eva Burkowski, this is a dark comedy not to be missed! When two couples meet for drinks before a Halloween party, they are unaware that the wine they drink will cause them to spill intimate secrets and dig up dark truths. Can their friendship, and their marriages, survive the night? Get your tickets today at (Don't forget the Nov. 10th BOGO Performance is almost sold out!) Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 Senior/Student.

If you know What's poppin' on upcoming weekends, let us know by emailing us at! be sure to include as much info as possible!

Justin Hardy

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Justin Hardy is a reporter born and raised in the Northwest.
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