2017 Programming Schedule

Saturday April 29- Sunday May 7

Please Note: Be sure to read the "notices" section in each event description to find out how you can get involved with each project

Homeschooled: The Musical

Disciplines: Theatre/Musical 
Book, Music & Lyrics by Ryan Cowl
Directed by Michael Sheppard

April 29 and April 30
The Baby Grand Theatre

The first original musical of the Juvenis Festival! A one act show portraying the everyday life of a homeschooled kid, through to graduating college and facing the big "what now?" moments of life. With a cast of 5 and just a piano, this intimate musical uses innovative writing and staging to portray comical themes like the mother/teacher relationship, first kisses, and social media, all set to an original contemporary score.

Viva Voce: Good Vibrations

Disciplines: Music/Literature/Storytelling

Co-presented by Blue Canoe Prodictions
and Good Vibrations Coffeehouse. 

April 29 at 6:00pm
Kingston Community House, 99 York St

A combination of Blue Canoe's youth storytelling coffeehouse and a coffeehouse run by local youth. Good Vibrations and Viva Voce come together for a night of stories and music, from the voices of youth. 

Notices for Viva Voce: Good Vibrations

  • We are now accepting applications from storytellers! Click here for more information. 

Storefront Art Gallery

Disciplines: Visual Arts/Performance Art

Presented by the Juvenis Festival in partnership with the Union Gallery

Curated by Christopher Grant. Featuring "Eunoia", a performance series curated by Claudia Pawlak

April 30- May 7
Mystery downtown location

Our Storefront Art Gallery returns to a mystery location in downtown Kingston. The art gallery will be facilitated by youth curator Christopher Grant (recruited in partnership with the Union Gallery). Photographer Claudia Pawlak will be highlighting artwork and curating a performance series by LGBTQ youth called "Eunoia" in the storefront space. The curators will be accepting submissions from local artists between the ages of 13-30.

Notices for the Storefront Gallery 

  • The Storefront Gallery is looking for submissions of artwork! For more information, click here
  • "Eunoia", the LGBTQ+ Performance Series will be posting a call for submissions soon.

Musiikki Performance Series

Discipline: Music
Curated by Logan Brown and Savannah Shea

April 30- May 4
Musiikki Cafe

This mentorship opportunity will pair one young, budding musician with a professional musician under 30 for a series of 5 different concerts featuring a total of 10 musicians.

Performance List:

Sunday, April 30th: 8pm-11pm 

Jonas Lewis-Anthony and Friends 

Monday, May 1st: 6pm-7:45 

Olivia Moore and Hailiah Knight 

Tuesday, May 2nd: 6pm-7:45

Kalil Bailey and Logan Brown

Wednesday, May 3rd: 6pm-7:45 

Jazmine Wykes, Arden Rogalsky, and Kieran L'abbe

Thursday, May 4th: 6pm-7:45 

Open Jam and Songshare 

Juvy’s Movies

Discipline: Film
A night of movie magic featuring the return of our Rapid Reel, our 48 Film Competition and KFPL Youth Shorts!

In partnership with Reelout Arts Project, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and the Screening Room

May 1
The Screening Room

Rapid Reel is a 48 Hour Film Challenge that requires teams of youth to write, film, and edit a short movie in only 48 hours! We give you a prop, line from a famous film, and a genre and you make it into an unforgettable film. Movies must be filmed using a phone or tablet device. Submitted films will be screened at the Juvy’s Movies event on May 1 and will be judged by the audience and a panel of guest judges from the film industry who will decide the winner of an exciting top prize.

KFPL Youth Shorts: The Kingston Frontenac Public Library Teen Advisory Group is looking for original short films made by local youth! See your work at a real movie theatre for all of your friends and family to enjoy.

Notices for Juvy's Movies

  • We are now accepting submissions of original short films for KFPL Youth Shorts! For more information, click here

The Poetry Show

Disciplines: Poetry/Creative Writing
Featuring Johnny MacRae

May 2- 8:00pm
The Mansion

A Kingston Poetry Collective project, co-presented by Kingston WritersFest. The Poetry Show welcomes Vancouver-based Johnny MacRae and an open mic portion for youth poets, held on Tuesday, May 2. 

This event is by donation!

Pay whatever you can at the door!

Art at the Alibi

Disciplines: Visual Arts/ Music

Month of May
The Alibi Bar and Cafe

A series of artwork by youth from 13-30 will be installed at the Alibi throughout the entire month of May. PLUS, a 19+ Performance Series! On Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4 youth musicians will perform at the Alibi. Featured artists will be announced soon! Concerts will begin after 9pm and patrons must be 19 years of age or older.

Notices for Art at the Alibi

  • Call for Artwork coming soon...

Zombie Prom: The Musical

Disciplines: Theatre/Musical 
A Blue Canoe Production
Directed by Jordan Richards

May 3- May 7
The Baby Grand Theatre

Blue Canoe’s all high school musical! This show will feature an all high school cast, crew and band. Zombie Prom is a 1950s horror comic book brought to life as a musical comedy film and then a stage production!


Discipline: Dance
An original dance piece, choreographed and directed by Kay Kenney

May 4- May 7
The Isabel Studio Theatre

This original dance show will in feature a solo by Kay Kenney and a piece featuring cast of local dancers, original music and a rich story. This dance show will play in the the Studio Theatre at the Isabel Bader Centre for 5 performances. 

Only 5 performances with limited seating, get your tickets in advance below!

Battle of the Bands

Discipline: Music
Bringing back our all ages Battle of the Bands!  

May 5
The Ale House

This year 6 bands will play before our our panel of celebrity judges: Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip), Emily Fennell (Miss Emily recording Artist), Michael George (Broken Charts Records) and Zane Whitfeild (North of Princess Studios) and co-host Riley Jabour (98.9 The Drive). Each band will be given 20 minutes to perform and will be given feedback from our judges immediately after their set. The winner of this year’s battle will be given a cash prize of $250, a 45 minute set at Poker Run 2017 (August 18-19th) and a free recording session with Stone Harbour Recording sponsored by Y2K. 


The Banters
The Brielle Leblanc Band
Paper Ladies
Scarletts Hand
Sweep Trio
Capitol Behaviour

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Discipline: Theatre
A play series by Kingston's Youth
Executive Producer: Scott Forster

Substance Abuse. Addiction. Poverty. Sexual Assault. Homelessness. Prejudice. Mental Illness. Important issues, from the voice of youth.

May 6 and May 7
Tett Centre Rehearsal Hall

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a play series created by Scott Forster to uncover the depths of youth issues in the Kingston community. Focusing on issues faced by youth in our contemporary age that typically go unspoken, OSOM has a team of playwrights, devisers, and performers seek out the truth from those involved with these issues first-hand. By reaching out to sources in Kingston, such as shelters, youth groups, and rehabilitation facilities, our team will collect first-hand research to inform and support this series that tell the true stories of youth in the Kingston community.