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August 2016

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in August

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
- get it listed on our calendar page!

Early Birdto Aug 18 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamThe Amended Landscape
July 6 to Aug 18, 2017
The Latcham Gallery, 6240 Main Street, Stouffville ON 905.640.8954
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm |

2 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series - 7:30 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

August 3 ~ Westben


7:00 PM Lenni Stewart's Social Club
SOCIAL CLUB is a throwback to the supper club era... a sassy, classy and sophisticated night of post-flapper music and glitz featuring songstress Lenni Stewart with jazz guitarist Michael Monis, drummer/percussionist Harry Ellis, Howard Baer onBass, plus special guests. SOCIAL CLUB features classic jazz hits from Hollywood to Broadway, Blues to Bossa Nova... a night that will be sexy, subtle and superb!
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

Friday August 4 ~ Westben


7:00 PM Montreal Guitar Trio & California Guitar Trio
Two times the Trio! The Montreal Guitar Trio returns to The Barn, this time with
the California Guitar Trio. Described by the CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada” the MG3 leads its audience to a special place where jazz and world music
are entwined with passion and gusto. Having performed with the MG3 since 2009, the California Guitar Trio brings its own whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world, progressive, as well as quintessentially Californian surf music.
Add that up!The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

Friday August 4 ~ Westben


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Capers Tap House


Saturday August 5 ~ Westben


2:00 PM Emile-Claire Barlow
Two-time Juno Award Winner, Emilie-Claire Barlow has released 11 albums to date which have included not only fresh and sensitive readings of jazz standards, but daring
and exhilarating takes on French chansons, Brazilian favourites and even 60s po classics. A prominent Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice
actress, Ms. Barlow has lead bands featuring the finest musicians in Canada. Emilie-
Claire will be presenting some of her favourite repertoire in an intimate trio format,
featuring Amanda Tosoff (piano) and Jon Maharaj (bass).
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777


5 ~ Angie Littlefield Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsTom Thomson Roundtable at The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound.



Saturday August 5 ~ Westben


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Jazz Mains
at Antonia’s Bistro
, Capers & Karma’s and Elsie J’s by Windswept in Campbellford; McGillicafey’s in Hastings; AH! & SOS in Warkworth Too much is barely enough! Following the Emilie-Claire Barlow Trio concert at Westben, the musical magic from The Barn stage bops on down into a number of locations throughout Trent Hills.

5 to26 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAAnnual Juried Art Show ~ now including sculpture in our most popular exhibit!
181 Perry St., Unit G-1, Port Perry | 905-982-2121

Saturday August 5 ~ Westben


,9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Jazz Jam
Drop in to the Clock Tower for a late-night jazz jam. Bring your own instrument and jam with the Band! Be sure of a glass of wine and candlelit jazz at Campbellford’s newest “great room”! at The Clock Tower
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

Sunday August 6 ~ Westben


11:00 am - 1:00 pm Jazz Brunch -BRUNCH WITH AREA JAZZ MUSICIANS
Join area jazz musicians on the sunny side of the street as the Westben Jazz Fringe Festival continues on Sunday morning at selected restaurants in Trent Hills. Then enjoy our season finale at 2:00 pm at The Barn with the Brian Barlow Big Band in Big Band Buddies. at Capers Tap House & I Am Coffee in Campbellford & Our Lucky Stars in
Warkworth; Bridgewater Cafe & Pizza in Hastings
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

Sunday August 6 ~ Westben


2:00 PM Big Band Buddies with the Brian Barlow Big Band
On the Canadian jazz scene, Brian Barlow has established himself as a first-call studio musician, arranger, producer, drummer, and percussionist. In addition to his duties as the Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, Brian leads the Brian Barlow Big Band which includes several of the top big band players in Canada. This joyful big band bonanza features the hits of Buddy Rich along with vocal hits of some of Buddy’s favourite guests: Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Tormé and Tony Bennett, interpreted by guest vocalist Alex Samaras.The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
For more information please contact Donna Bennett, 1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777
Box Office: 36 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 FACEBOOK EVENT

Aug. 8 to Sept 10 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsBeauty and the Beast
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092


August 9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMembership meeting
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

August 11, 12 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Featuring Peter Paylor’s one-act comedy, The Rosewood Art Society, established 1903,
Details at

AUGUST 11 TO 13 ~ Stuart Blower


16 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series - 7:30pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

Aug. 17 to 27 ~ Sculthorpe

Capitol Fine ArtsDisney's Aladdin Jr
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092

30 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series - 7:30pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa


August 2-August 29 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA50th Anniversary Calendar Tour
A display of 13 juried works of art by members of Ajax Creative Arts
OPG Information Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Road

to August 13 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamBetween Us | Jason Brown
Artist Talk and Photo-Walk
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street

to Sept. 4 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryHigh School Confidential
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185



Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.

Aug 3 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series - 7:30 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

4 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSummer Concert by the Lake
Heydenshore Pavilion

589 Water St., Whitby


6 ~ SCA Annual Juried Art Show

Scugog Council for the ArtsAugust 6 – 27, 2016

Chai Duncan and Olexander Wlasenko have agreed to jury and judge this the SCA Annual Juried Art Show for the Scugog Council for the Arts.
Submissions will be accepted at the SCA Gallery, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry on August 2.
Open to all SCA Members and/or residents of Durham Region. Paintings only, in all media. Two maximum.
Opening Reception and Prize presentations will take place Saturday August 6. Check the SCA website for further details and entry form.

6 & 7 ~ Cavan Art Academy

CavanValerie Kent
Abstracted acrylic landscape at Cavan art academy. $110 for the weekend.

6 & ~ Karen Richardson

2nd Annual Northern Art Show
North Kawartha Community Centre
340 McFadden Road, Apsley

7 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSunday Evening Band Concert– 6:30 pm
Couchicing Beach Park
Bay St. at Jarvis, Orillia


6 to 27~ Scugog Juried Art Show

Call for Art ~ August 2
Opening Reception: Aug. 6
181 Perry St., Port Perry

9 ~ National Peacekeepers' Day

Reading and RemembranceAugust 9 was selected as National Peacekeepers' Day to recognize the greatest single loss of Canadian lives on a peacekeeping mission, which occurred on that date in 1974.
For more information on National Peacekeeper’s Day visit: eng/remembrance/history/ canadian-armed-forces/ peacekeeping

9 to September 18 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsMamma Mia! – 8:00 pm
20 Queen St., Port Hope


10 ~ Deadline for Submissions EXTENSION ~ September 1st, 2016

OAAOshawa Art Assoc.
Juried Art Show

11 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryWave Summer Music 7 to 9:30
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185


12, 13, 14 ~ Buckhorn Art Festival

BuckhornOpening Garden Party Aug. 12
1782 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

14 ~ OpenStudio Art Café

OpenStudioLife Drawing on the Porch
(w/Paris Black) 1 – 4 pm
FREE if RSVP before event
$10 @ the event
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering
905.420.CAFE (2233)

15 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Paint PartyPaint Party
22 Sherwood Road W., AJax
The 3rd Monday of each month 6-9PM
Refreshments, chatter, laughs, and then take home YOUR finished art!
All supplies included $45.00


17 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series
Around the Moors
- 7:30pm to 9:00 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
110 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

18 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk | Synchronicities Art & Cinema
(part V) 7 to 8 pm
1450 Henry Street


18 ~ Sept. 26 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamJenna Faye Powell and Amy Alice Thompson
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street


20 & 21 ~ Cavan Art Gallery

CavanMixed Media Collage workshop 9:30 to 3:30 and it does not matter if you prefer to take only one day.
We will be doing crystalline paper and brayer paper before we begin the scaffolding, collaging and painting. Please call me if you need explanations at 705 944 9444. Also if you would like supply list. This is truly an engaging workshop - so much to do...
1535 County Road 10 Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 705 944 9444

20 ~ VAC

VACPicasso's Picnic
Kids' Art Festival
@ the VAC
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

20 & 21 ~ Kim Lowes, Cottonwood n' Canvas, Veronica Kerr & Stuart Blower

Uxbridge Art in the Park
Elgin Park (180 Main St. South) is situated in the south-central part of town, with entrace from Elgin Park Drive.

22 to Sept. 30 ~ Allan O'Marra

Lush Gravitas II and Other Recent Paintings
The Ontario Shores Gallery
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario

25 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtPoetry in the Garden
A Gift of Art is inviting poets and poetry lovers to Poetry in the Garden.


26 ~ Town of Ajax

Be part of honouring veterans who served on the HMS Ajax, HMS Achilles, HMS Exeter and 8th HMS Ajax.
#HMSAjax40 Historic Memorial Wall Unveiling will be on Aug. 26 at 2 pm.
Featuring +4,500 names of veterans and a special airplane fly-past of a C130 Hercules of the Canadian Air Division.

28 to Sept 25 ~ VAC

VACOpening Reception and Artist Talk
W. Mark Sutherland - Time Signatures
August 28th, 2016 from 2-4 pm
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

28 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band

PCCB40th Anniversary of the 8th H.M.S. Ajax Visit ~ 11:30 am
A reenactment of the 1976 8th HMS Ajax visit Parade with original crew members. Following the parade will be free ice cream, souvenir flags, and a marching band.
Ajax Town Hall Heritage Square
65 Harwood Ave S, Ajax

29 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham Shoestring PerformersWYRD SISTERS ~ Audition
All auditions are held at the Oshawa Arts Resource Centre at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
Auditions are public readings using the script; no monologues required. No fees and no experience necessary, but you should read the script to determine your interest and suitability.
To borrow a script for advance reading contact Carolyn Wilson at 905-725-9256 or at

Aug 31 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandSummer Concert Series - 7:30pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

August 30-September 28th ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA50th Anniversary Calendar Tour
A display of 13 juried works of art by members of Ajax Creative Arts
Open Studio
617 Liverpool Road

















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PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan/Feb ~ Gordon Wilson
Mar/April ~ Gary Faulkner
May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Mar. & Apr. - Madhuri Bansal
May & Jun. - Margaret Brackley

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library

Mar/April ~ James Gordaneer

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Mar & Apr. - Gord Wilson
May & June - Nesrin Blair

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Feb. 6 - Mar. 20 - Lemonville Group
Mar. 20 - Apr. 24 - Jeanette Hay & Mirek Bialy
Apr. 24 - May 29 - PRAC - JPE
May 29 - June. 26 – ACA – Juried Art Show
Jun. 26 - Aug. 7 - David Robinson & Erum Irtaza
Aug. 7 - Sept. 11 - Kim Johnson & Denise Gracias
Sept. 11 - Oct. 16 - Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard
Oct. 17 - Nov. 27 - PRAC - JAS
Nov. 27 - Jan. 8 - Ajax Photo show (not ours)


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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0


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