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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!

to 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, 16, 30 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

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

to Sept. 3 Station Gallery

Station Gallery Station Gallery presents Temporarily Mine, an exhibition of still-life paintings by Whitby-based artist and illustrator David Wysotski, on view from July 8th until September 3rd, 2017. It’s an impressive body of work with meaningful resonance, both personal and collective. The featured still-life paintings explore inherited objects and the fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools; and were meticulously crafted over eight years while onsite in SG’s studios. On Mondays, the gallery hosts Open Studio for SG members, an opportunity for local artists and enthusiasts to create in inspiring, spacious and well-lit studios alongside other practicing artists from the community.
1450 Henry Street | Whitby, L1N 0A8

2- 13 ~ Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio

Art Show: Vintage Steam Trains
Opening Reception: Saturday August 5th from 1-4pm.
An Art Show featuring Charcoals and Mixed Media by local artist Julia Carr-Wilson. The collection Includes Artist Impressions of The Flying Scotsman, Mallard, and the Wolf of Badenoche.
420 O'Connell Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 4C9

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

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

4 ~ Westben


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


5 & 19 ~ RCWP Church

– 4 pm
Pentecost Mass with Rev. Roberta Fuller (ordained RC Woman Priest)
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch., 1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

10 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSummer Concerts by the Lake – 7:30
Heydenshore Pavilion
589 Water St., Whitby


10 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryWave summer music 7 PM - 10 PM
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, L1N 0A8


11, 12 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Minifest One Act Play Festival
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
Port PerryFeaturing Peter Paylor’s one-act comedy, The Rosewood Art Society, established 1903,
Details at

11 to 13 ~ Stuart Blower


13 ~ Charles Choi

Charles Choi's Transformation solo exhibition artist talk
10 to 12
Gallery A at Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa

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

18 19, 20 ~ Buckhorn Art Festival

BuckhornOpening Garden Party Aug. 18
1782 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

21 ~ Ajax Creative Arts Paint Party

Ajax Creative Arts Paint Party6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Watercolour Flowers! with Janice Brown
August 21 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
22 Sherwood Road, (in the Pickering Village), Ajax
Janice Brown is the teacher-artist!
Cost is $45.00 and includes all supplies.
Paint Parties are held every 3rd Monday of the month


26 & 27 ~ Jan Pettafor

Bark in the Park at the Orono Fairgrounds

30 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

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

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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

May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Mar. & Apr. - Madhuri Bansal
May & Jun. - Margaret Brackley
Jul. & Aug. – Mary Jo Smith
Sept. & Oct. – Janice Brown
Nov. & Dec. Chas. Burke or Nesrin Bialy

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

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

Mar/April ~ James Gordaneer
May & June - Brenda Fountain
Jul. & Aug. – Greg Martin
Sept. & Oct. – Open?
Nov. & Dec. – Denise Gracias?

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

May & June - Nesrin Blair
July & Aug. – Maude Lipsett
Sept. & Oct. – Jennifer & Gordon Ross
Nov. & Dec. – Sharon Janushewski

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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