Weekend Events in Uptown Saint John: May 27-29th

Friday, May
27th

Lac / Athabasca

BMO Studio Theatre

7:30pm

Saint John Early Music Festival: Mozart & his
Mentors

Saint John Arts Centre

12:15pm

Listen & Lunch: The Clavichord

Saint
John Arts Centre

12:15pm

Saint John Early Music Festival: Mozart & his
Mentors

Saint John Arts Centre

7pm

A Little Night Music

Saint John Arts
Centre

7pm

David in the Dark & Brave Radar

Peppers
Pub

10:30pm

Saturday, May
28th

Saint Malachy's Market & Family Fun
Day

Saint Malachy's Memorial High School

9am-2pm

Saint John Early Music Festival: Mozart & his
Mentors

Saint John Arts Centre

2pm

Cafe Mozart

Saint John Arts Centre

2pm

Rothesay Ballet School Spring Recital

Imperial Theatre

2pm

Saint John Early Music Festival: Mozart & his
Mentors

Saint John Arts Centre

7:30pm

Mozart by Moonlight

Saint John Arts
Centre

7:30pm

Lac / Athabasca

BMO Studio Theatre

7:30pm

Sunday, May 29th

Art Workshop: Natural Dyes with Denise Richard

New Brunswick Museum

1-5pm

Saint John Early Music Festival: Mozart & his
Mentors

Saint John Arts Centre

2pm

Five Pieces, Four Players

Saint John Arts
Centre

2pm

Asian Heritage Celebrations: Cultural Gala

Saint John High School

6:30-8:30pm

Weekend Events in Uptown Saint John: May 20th-22nd

Friday, May 20th

An Enemy of the People

Imperial Theatre

7:30pm

Millrats Vs Halifax Game 3?

Harbour Station

7pm

Best of Saint John Music Awards: Afterparty

Taco Pica Restaurant

11pm-2am

Callahan's Pub T.G.I.F Party

Callahan's Pub

10pm-2am

Canvas & Cocktails Paint Night?

MIX Resto Bar

7-9pm

Friday Night Live with DJ Guido

McGill's

11pm

Saturday, May 21st

Millrats Vs Halifax Game 4

Harbour Station

7pm

An Enemy of the People

Imperial Theatre

7:30pm

Bad Medicine

Water Street Dinner Theatre

6:30pm

Sunday, May 22nd?

Uptown Mugs #50 . Jon Quinn

If you happen to see a clever marketing scheme in the city, there is a good chance that Jon Quinn and ICS Creative Agency are behind it. Though Jon likes to slide under the radar on a day to day basis, he is also king of hamming it up. Saint John is lucky to have this unique energy leading us in the community.

Jon is the Director of PR and Social Media for ICS Creative Agency on King Street. ICS has recently gone through a major office renovation, and invites anyone interested to stop by up and say hi. ICS Creative Agency has gained respect as a creative team and was recently awarded the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals award for 'Best Event Marketing Video' for their Saint John Sea Dogs 'Draw A Line' campaign video.

Let's get to know Jon…

Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John, NB and lived the first 18 years of my life in Quispamsis.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I joined the Uptown scene in the fall of 2011 when I started working at ICS Creative Agency. The following year my girlfriend (now wife) and I moved Uptown.


Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?
My mother (Marilyn) and sister (Kelly) are two very strong sources of inspiration for me. They support me and keep me grounded during tough times all while taking on their own challenges in stride with style and grace.

Most guilty pleasure?
Having a real 'me' day at Element5. A haircut comes with a five minute massage, two shampoos and a facial mist (still not sure what that does?) and when it's over they give you a chocolate and it's like, I feel like I should be giving you the chocolate because I feel so on point right now.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Courtside Millrats seats are the best bang for your buck in the city. Does it get any better than chirping players and refs with an Alpine in your hand with the peace of mind of knowing they *probably* won't hit you? No.


Find Jon and ICS Creative Agency:
On the street: 28-32 King Street
Phone: 672-9427
Online: informativecomputersolutions.com
Facebook: ICS Creative Agency
Twitter: @ICSDesign
Instagram: @icscreativeagency

Uptown Mugs #49: Ellen Tucker

As president of Freedom Tours & Travel, Ellen Tucker is well known in Saint John as the voice of vacation expertise on CBC Radio One's “Shift.” Before that, you may have recognized her as the host of “All About Travel,” a Global television program.

Previously chair of ACTA (the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies), Ellen has travelled the world for over 30 years as a certified travel counsellor. We had a chance to get to know her a bit better!

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born and grew up in a little village, Letete, where the ?ferry for Deer Island embarks. Our big Saturday adventure was to come to Saint John for shopping!

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

Freedom Tours first opened in Market Square in 1984. I bought the company in 1997 and in 2004 we moved to 80 Charlotte Street where we are now. I love working and living in Uptown.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?

Firstly my wonderful husband, Dr. Gordon Chapman, a true humanitarian and good soul. In my industry there are so many inspiring colleagues. Our business is all about knowledge and knowing experts in travel around the world keeps me always inspired.

What is your favorite season, and why?

I don't have a favourite because I enjoy the beauty in each and every one!

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?

Covered Bridge potato chips!

Coffee, tea, or other??

Java Moose in the morning, green tea in the afternoon and a great cocktail at Port City Royal after work!

Any pets?

Leffe, our standard Schnauzer who comes to work with me every day, makes our office a happy place!

Most guilty pleasure?

The super desserts at the Market

Worst habit?

Coronation Street.?

Favorite musician??

Leonard Cohen

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

The many great restaurants in Uptown are a foodie's delight…you can indulge yourself in fresh local, creatively prepared and presented food at breakfast lunch and dinner. Bon Appetit!

Find Ellen and Freedom Tours & Travel:

On the street: 80 Charlotte Street

By phone: (506) 632-1012

Toll free: +1 (800) 561-2324

Online:?www.freedomtours.com

Facebook:?Freedom Travel and Tours

www.fundysound.com

Uptown Gallery Hop

This past Friday marked the date of Uptown Saint John's first gallery hop of the 2016 summer season! Local galleries, both commercial and public, opened their doors to a crowd of eager art-appreciating Uptown visitors. Many of our local artists had their work on display, with Buckland Merrifield, Cobalt, Citadel, Handworks, Jones and Trinity Galleries all participating in the popular event.

Be sure to join us Uptown for the next gallery hop on August 19th!

Photo credits: Allie Ruigrok Photography

Inside Uptown . Residential Tour 2016

Have you ever wanted to peek into some of the unique living spaces uptown? Now is your chance! ?See the diversity in how people live uptown from urban modern and chic to traditional, all behind the beautiful outside fa?ades?we walk by every day.

The tour begins at 1pm, and until 4pm, you can meander the locations…as many and all that you are able to fit in. ?After the event, ticket holders are invited to attend an exclusive post-tour mingle at the charming and historic Union Club at 125 Germain Street.

(Please stop by the Market Square Atrium on June 4th between noon and 1pm to exchange your ticket for a detailed map of the locations on the tour).

This is the second year for this event and it sold out very quickly last year, so get your tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets are $20 and are available:

Manchester Shoe Salon
Uptown Saint John Office, 17 Canterbury Street
Online at?Eventbrite

The 2016 Saint John Early Music Festival

The Early Music Studio of Saint John proudly presents the return of Saint John's 2016 Baroque Festival! Be sure to check out the exciting schedule to learn more about our talented artists. For more Information, visit?http://www.earlymusicstudio.ca/?| 506-634-8442

The Academy of Saint John

The Academy of Saint John, a string ensemble of local performers playing modern instruments with baroque bows, was formed in 2014 to act as a chamber orchestra for the Saint John Early Music Festival. The ensemble?s members are Katherine Moller and Ali Leonard (violins), Stephen Mott (viola), Katie Bestvater (violoncello) and Tim Blackmore (harpsichord).

James Kalyn

James Kalyn has built a career over the past twenty-five years as a soloist and orchestral musician of the highest calibre on both clarinet and saxophone. An Associate Professor at Mount Allison University, Kalyn can be heard performing regularly in the region as clarinetist with the dynamic quintet Ventus Machina on saxophone with the Brogue Quartet, with Symphony New Brunswick , and in recitals.?He has been a clarinetist with numerous professional orchestras in the US and Canada including the Windsor Symphony and Orchestra London in Canada. As a concert saxophonist James Kalyn has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Argentina, China, and Japan. He is called to play and tour with the Cleveland Orchestra and has made a number of solo and chamber music recordings.?

Tim Blackmore

Tim Blackmore?is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London and also the?Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist.?He directs and performs with the Festival?s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c. and La Tour Baroque Duo ?as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB (for whom is an advisor on Baroque performance practice) and the Saint John String Quartet. As a member of the La Tour Baroque Duo he has given concerts in Toronto, Montreal, and New York.?

Ensemble 18c

Ensemble 18c., comprised of Tim Blackmore (recorder), Katherine Moller (baroque violin) and Robert Lewis (baroque bassoon) performs? repertoire covering the entire 18th century from Baroque? composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi to Classical masters like Haydn and Mozart. Since its formation in the autumn of 2015, the Ensemble has given numerous performances in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John as well as other locations throughout New Brunswick. ?

The Saint John String Quartet

The Saint John String Quartet's active concer-tizing schedule of over 125 concerts a year has taken them throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China. Their most recent CD recording of Jacques H?tu?s String Quartet No. 2 attracted a JUNO nomination in the Classical Composition of the Year category and won “Best Album of the Year” MusicNB while their previous CD won the ECMA “Best Classical Album of the year” award. The group can be often heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio waves, the Internet and on 4 award-winning compact Discs. Winners of the 2012 Originals Award for 'Classical Music', the Quartet was also honoured in 2012 to receive the Lieutenant Governor?s NBYO award.?

Uptown Saint John Annual General Meeting Recap

On May 27th, Uptown Saint John held it’s Annual General Meeting at the Union Club. ?The Business Improvement Association gave a review of the 2015 year, as well as noted a few elements anticipated for this coming year…including a preview of our new website by ICS. ?As is now the tradition, we partnered with the City of Saint John in recognizing businesses who will celebrate anniversaries this year uptown on the five year mark. ?We thank all who came out and celebrated our successes with us.

See a copy of our AGM Report HERE.

Businesses Recognized:

5 Years
Blossom’s
Decimal 81
Piece O’Cake

The Urban Shoe Myth:


Taste of Egypt

Ten Years
The Dollar Store Plus

Olivier

Thandi

15 Years
The Baking Stone

The Feel Good Store

Water Street Dinner Theatre

20 Years
Genesys Canada

New Brunswick Museum, Market Square

35 Years
Delta Brunswick