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August 2019

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

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* by performances means matinees

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
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August 2019


PineRidge Arts Council's Juried Art Show

Details on JAS page HERE

Download PDF HERE or register online HERE



Latcham Art Centre40th Anniversary Exhibition
Opening reception Wed., July 10 from 7pm – 9pm
In celebration of Latcham Art Centre’s 40th anniversary, we are presenting a small group exhibition of artists whose recent bodies of work push the boundaries of their chosen media and uniquely explore ideas related to memory and time. Please visit our website for more information: LATCHAM ART CENTRE
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

1 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryWave Summer Music with Onion Honey
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby


July 3 – August 16 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgePreview July 24 @ 2 pm
Performances July 25, 27, 30, 31, August 2 @ 7:30 pm, August 3 @ 2 pm
The Valley

By Joan MacLeod
Director – Carey Nicholson
Four lives intersect and collide in The Valley, a timely and powerful perspective on the complex issue of police interaction with the mentally ill.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Theatre On The RidgePreview July 31 @ 2 pm
Performances August 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 @ 7:30 pm, August 10 @ 2 pm
The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Director – Michael Serres and Annette Stokes
Considered by many to be one of the most brilliant comedies written, The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s commentary on Victorian society.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Theatre On The RidgePreview August 7 @ 2 pm
Performances August 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm
Venus in Fur

By David Ives
Director – Carey Nicholson
The season closes with a battle of wits of a different kind in David Ives’ Venus in Fur, a sharp provocative tour de force inspired by the erotic novel of the same name by Leopold von Sacher- Masoch.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Theatre On The Ridge Gift certificates are already available for tickets and season subscription packages.
Patrons can take advantage of our pre-season pricing to save 25% until February 14th.
Regular box office ticket sales begin April 1st. Visit for full
information and to get your summer seats now!

1 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJames Ehnes Violin – 2 pm

2 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJeremy Dutcher – 7 pm
Campbellford 705-643-5508

2 3, 4 ~ Westben Jazz Fringe

WestbenArea Jazz Musicians – 7:30 pm
Musicians throughout Trent Hills


3 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenMatt Dusk Sextet – 2 pm


3 to 31 ~ Scugog Arts

Saturday August 3 – 31, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS: Saturday August 3, 2019, 1-3 pm
181 Perry Street, Port Perry FACEBOOK

4 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenSophisticated Ladies – 2 pm

6 to September 1 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsMillion Dollar Quartet
Great balls of fire!
You’ll sing, you’ll dance! The toe-tappin’ rock ‘n’ roll of the quartet that could sell a million! Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins meet at Sun Record recording studio for a jam session that will rock your world.
Don’t miss Million Dollar Quartet at the Capitol Theatre
August 6 to September 1.
Sizzle up your summer with this once-in-a-lifetime jam session of music legends in the making. Rocking the stage at the Capitol Theatre.
20 Queen St., Port Hope


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1
Pickering 905-509-3855


8 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSummer Concert in the Park
Free summer concert series
Cullen Central Park - 300 Taunton Road on Thursday 8 August.
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time

8 to Sept. 1 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Susan Ferley directs this Tony Award-winning musical, about one evening at the Sun Records studio in Memphis! It’s hard to imagine Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and the inimitable Elvis Presley in one place at one time – but that’s exactly what happened, and the results are brought to you on the Capitol Theatre stage, for one of the greatest Jam sessions ever! If you see Guys and Dolls, you will have some idea of the fresh perspective and creative energy Susan can bring to great stories – and the cast is remarkably talented! .
20 Queen St., Port Hope

Aug. 14, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: Lynn Dooly-Marek
"Colour... Working with complementary colours" 
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

14 ~ VAC

VACA (Musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hosted by Driftwood Theatre and VAC
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville L1C 3K8 FACEBOOK

15 ~ Station Gallery

Thursday August 15, 7pm
Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for an encore performance in an ever-expanding series exploring visual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa…
Art Talks run approximately one hour
*$5 suggested donation
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185 FACEBOOK

15 ~ St. Francis Centre

Music By The Bay Live
Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues – 8:00 pm
St. Francis Centre, 78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

16 tp 18 ~ Allan O'Marra's Art Escape

Maxwell Settlement Rd, Bancroft FACEBOOK


17 & 18 ~ Buckhorn Festival of the Arts

BuckhornBuckhorn Festival of the Arts, 42nd year
Aug 17 at 10 AM – Aug 18 at 4 PM
Buckhorn Festival of the Arts
1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn, Ontario K0L 1J0 FACEBOOK

20 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringMarion Bridge - Audition
Tues. Aug. 20, 2019

Time(s) 7:00 to 9:30 pm
DSP will cast 3 women aged 30s to 50s for Daniel MacIvor's drama Marion Bridge. Contact DSP to borrow a script or for more information.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St.
Oshawa, L1H 3Z3

August 29 to October 13, 2019 ~ LATCHAM ART CENTRE

Latcham Art Centre Melissa Doherty
Opening reception Thursday, August 29 from 7pm – 9pm
Playing with scale, perspective and the connection between sculpture and painting, Kitchener-Waterloo-based artist Melissa Doherty challenges our perceptions of both landscape and landscape painting. Her work aims to explore the materiality and form of landscape and how the facade and artifice in landscaping can relate to notions of identity.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

January 20 – November 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACTrans/mission: Barley-Corn-Maize, an installation by Ron Benner
Ron Benner is an internationally recognized, London (ON) based artist who has been producing mixed media/photographic installations, which visually investigate the history and political economy of food cultures for over four decades. For its very first iteration of annual commissions, the VAC has invited Ron Benner to create a yearlong site-specific installation that responds to the gallery and its unique space.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.

24 ~ VAC

VACKids Outdoor Art Festival
​Now in its 8th year, the Kids Outdoor Art Festival (previously Picasso’s Picnic) is an annual youth art festival produced by the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. The festival brings together kids and youth of all ages, families, professional artists and local businesses for a day of celebration and support of our young community artists. The KOAF offers a wide range of art workshops, make-and-take activities, a youth art market, live performances, workshops, and local food.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K8

31 to Sept. 1 ~ 7 ~ Kawartha Art Festival

Labour Day Weekend
Fenelon Falls Fairground




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Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
July and August – Charles Burke
August 26 to October 21 ~ Summi Siddiqui
October 21 to December 16 ~ Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Jan. 7 to Mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar.18 - Apr. 15 - Allan O'Mara 15 Reasons to Live
Apr. 15 - May 26 - PRAC - JPE
May 27 - Jul.8 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 8 - Aug.12 - Kay Hubbard
Aug.12- Sept.9 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.9-Oct. 21 - Janice Brown & Jayshree Mina Daya
Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show

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

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