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SCENE SETTER: Punk rock royals The Anti-Queens coming to Barrie this week

Wednesday's show at The Queens will also include grunge-rock trio Foolproof as well as Barrie’s Bigfoot Portal Crisis and Not That I Care
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The Anti-Queens will be playing in Barrie on Oct. 13.

Before hitting the road with Danko Jones in December and headlining Berlin Crash Fest in 2022 with heavyweight acts such as Bad Religion and Lagwagon, The Anti-Queens will make a one-night-only stop at The Queens in Barrie on Wednesday, Oct. 13 for a night of live music that is not to be missed.

The all-female lineup has risen to a level of infamy due to their high-energy live shows that have stirred crowds into a frenzy across Canada, the east coast of the United States, and Europe.

In their wake, they leave droves of new fans wanting nothing but one more song.

Boasting hard-driving drums, in-your-face vocals and some definitively tasty riffs, The Anti-Queens carve a sonic path through any haters and are one of the most exciting live acts today.

The bill also includes Niagara’s grunge-rock three-piece Foolproof and two of Barrie’s own groups, Bigfoot Portal Crisis and Not That I Care.

After constructing a stage and audience area to put any safety concerns to rest, The Queens has become a vital spot for the thriving music scene in our city. For both local scene veterans or individuals looking to experience the flavours of Barrie’s nightlife, there is no better introduction to live music  especially with a lineup like this!

Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Click here for more information about the event and how to buy tickets.

What's happening at the MacLaren? 

The MacLaren Art Centre offers an open invitation to curious minds.

A cornerstone of culture in Barrie, housing an eclectic range of exhibitions throughout the year, the MacLaren in itself is a piece of both history and art that stands as a thrilling intersection of art styles.

Now able to safely reopen its doors to the public, the stunning Mulcaster Street gallery and museum space has a number of diverse exhibitions from local, regional, national, and international artists.

Several of the exhibitions currently on display are slated to close later this month, but hopefully not before everyone has had their opportunity to experience them.

As this challenging year nears its end, this is an ideal time to immerse yourself in a quiet space and let art do what it does best: Inspire.

Currently on display at the MacLaren Art Centre are traditional paintings by Barrie-based artist Alexandra Gronfors, an installation of new works using post-consumer materials by Montréal-based Kelly Jazvac, and many more.

Open seven days a week to the public, admittance to the MacLaren Arts Centre is by donation with a suggested amount of $5.

For more information, visit the MacLaren Arts Centre website by clicking here

Talk Is Free Theatre enters fall season

Running from Oct. 28 to Dec. 12, 2021 and now in their 20th season, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) has announced its fall season of productions, which includes a wide variety of in-person performances that promise to spark impactful conversation.

This season will see their return to indoor venues and a continuation of their free admission policy announced in November 2020.

Productions announced for the fall include a transfer of their hit musical Into the Woods to Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre, two pieces by international artists, two world premieres of newly adapted works, and a historical drama chronicling the last few years of Oscar Wilde’s life.

Visit for details about each upcoming production and how to book your free tickets.