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July 2019

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

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!

July 2019 Listings

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.

to July 27 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAAnniversary Show
Scugog Council for the Arts
181 Perry St Unit G-1, Port Perry
June 21 – July 27
Opening reception to be announced

July 1 - 5, 2019 ~ Durham Music Camp

Durham Music Camp A daytime music camp for the family.
Durham Music Camp for violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar and voice students of all ages. Learn a new instrument or improve your skills. Enrol yourself or bring your grandchild! Enjoy Fiddling, Drumline, Orchestra, Improvisation, Music and Movement, Sing Together, Stories and Music, Theory classes, chamber music, daily recitals, crafts and much more.
Final Concert Friday, July 5, 2 p.m.
Hope Fellowship Church
1685 Bloor St., Courtice

2 to 21 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsTuesday with Morrie
20 Queen St., Port Hope

July 3 – August 16 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeFestival 2019 Summer Season
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry, Ontario
Once again, we captivate audiences this July and August with a diverse slate of entertaining and compelling plays – including four Canadian works, a world premiere musical, a beloved children’s classic, the quintessential Victorian comedy and a provocative look at power and sexuality.
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!

Preview July 3 @ 2 pm
Performances July 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 pm, July 13 @ 2 pm

Willow Quartet Musical (world premiere)
book and lyrics by Joan Burrows and Ron Cameron-Lewis, music and lyrics by Jason Saunders
Director - Carey Nicholson | Music Director – Carol Salamone
Leading our Festival 2019 season is world premiere production of the musical adaptation of Joan Burrow’s Willow Quartet. Co-written with Ron Cameron Lewis, with music by Jason Saunders, Willow Quartet Musical is the heartwarming story of one couple’s recovery from grief.
Willow Quartet Musical was a 2018 Tom Hendry Award nominee and has previously been workshopped at Sheridan College.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Preview July 10 @ 2 pm
Performances July 11, 13, 19 @ 7:30 pm, July 11, 16, 18, 20 @ 2 pm
Wind in the Willows

Adapted by Michael Shamata, from the book by Kenneth Grahame
Director – Carey Nicholson and the company
A family friendly production of the classic childrens’ book, The Wind In The Willows follows the adventures and misadventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger as they foil Weasel’s plot to
take over Toad Hall.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1


12 ~ Westben

WestbenBrent Butt - TGIFun!
#6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0
Brent Butt - the creator & star of Corner Gas makes a stop at The Barn. Seriously funny!
Phone: 705-653-5508
Toll Free: 877-883-5777
Box Office: 36 Front Street South, Campbellford

17 ~ 27 ~ Westben

WestbenABBA Mia!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2 pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2 pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2 pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 pm
You can dance! You can jive! But even if you can’t, you can still have the time of your life when you join Westben and a barnful of fabulous singers and musicians for a rollicking musical review of all your favourite ABBA hits from Mamma Mia to Here We Go Again!
(Please note: This performance is in concert style and features the music of ABBA including numbers from the Broadway musical and movies using ABBA music).
#6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgePreview July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Performances July 18, 20, 23, 24, 26 @ 7:30 pm, July 27 @ 2 pm
Tempting Providence

By Robert Chafe
Director – Jeannette Lambermont-Morey
Set in early 20th century Newfoundland, Tempting Providence is an evocative telling of Canadian pioneering “legend” Myra Bennett, an Englishwoman who volunteered to serve as a
nurse along the remote rugged coast, “only until the road comes”.
Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

18 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSummer Concert by the Lake
Free summer concert series

Heydenshore Pavilion - 589 Water Street, Whitby
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time




21 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass Band7:00pm
Unionville Sunday Concert Series
Millenium Bandstand
Main St.
Unionville, ON


24 ~ 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

26, 27 & 28 ~ Brushstrokes

BrushstrokesColours of Cavendish ~ ART SHOW & SALE
All Original Works of Art
Painting | Pottery | Jewellery | Wood-Turning | Basket-Weaving | Wire Sculpture
Friday, July 26th 4 – 9 pm reception all welcome
Saturday, July 27th 10 am – 5 pm & Sunday, July 28th 10 am – 3 pm
Cavendish Community Centre
Cty. Road 507, K0L 1J0 (15 minutes North of Flynn’s Corners)

July 27 Art in the Park

GeorginaIndoor Walk In The Park. A park like setting will be created using items from local businesses. Attendees will be able to walk through the park to enjoy the artwork on display from the participating artists and the GACAG’s extensive in-house collection. A delicious sit down dinner and a variety of entertainment will be ongoing throughout the event intertwined with on-site artists and speakers from the local community and our Executive Director Grant Peckford.
Event : Saturday July 27 - 6-11 pm
Location: The Briars in Sutton
Cost: $100 per ticket.
Georgina ARTS Centre & Gallery
149 High Street, Box 1455
Sutton, L0E 1R0

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



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Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May 6 and July 2 ~ Jelena Zivkovic
July 2 and August 26 ~ 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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