McCloskey’s hosts Board Games, Acoustic Music and Spoken Word Open Mic Night every third Wednesday

Patrick Burger and Harmony Koiter strategize at one of the tables during the last Board Games and Acoustic and Spoken Word night at McCloskey's.

CHESTERVILLE — It may not feel like it right now, but winter is coming — the chill, the boredom, the searching for things to do indoors while a freezing wind howls in the darkness outside.

In the buildup to the upcoming change of season, McCloskey’s hosts a Board Games, Acoustic Music and  Spoken Word Open Mic Night every third Wednesday of the month.

For those unfamiliar with a board-game night  (most cities in Canada have this activity in a pub or restaurant someplace), this is how it works:  Bring a bunch of your favourite board games to the venue — types that are playable within an hour or two — and get other people to join the fun. Or just show up and play with people who brought the games!  There is no fee to play.

Daniel Riitano, manager at McCloskey’s and a supporter of the arts (being a visual artist himself), has included an open mic during the evening as well.  The establishment already hosts a “plugged” open mic for local musicians on Tuesdays (which includes the Bargaining Unit in-house band), but Dan recognizes the value of providing an acoustic and spoken word open-mic night as a Wednesday follow-up — and a place for these other artistic forms.  The “uplugged” and spoken word performances mesh nicely with the social pastime of playing board games.

Each third Wednesday of the month, the evening starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. While free to attend, it would be nice if you bought a drink from the proprietors 22 Victoria Street, Chesterville, North Dundas.

Schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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