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March 2022

Please check the event BEFORE you go. We are receiving many, many closure notices and I have probabily missed some.

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in March

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

1 ~ Happy Commonwealth Day

Early BirdMarch, 2023 Early Bird Listings

March 1-31, 2023 ~ SPARK

SPARKChildren's art show at Ajax Library. Stay tuned for details.

March 4 ~ La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra

La Jeunesse Youth OrchestraIn The Spotlight
Port Hope United Church
4 South Street, Port Hope


Feb. 10 & 11 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeThis March Break …
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Coming to communities across Durham
March 13 to 17 ~ Various locations
Theatre on the Ridge brings back its popular production of the favourite children’s classic, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe for March Break 2023.
Performed by only two actors, this imaginative and inventive production will delight audiences of all ages.
Port Perry Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry





March, 2022

to March 26 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caprayers for a word (or a lack that builds the word)
Artist Joshua Vettivelu
closing reception and artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Further information and registration are available here

this is not an atlas
Jude Abu Zaineh, Bonnie Devine, Bruno Canadien,
Maria Hupfield, Teo Monsalve, Su Yu Hsin, Joseph Tisiga
Curated Noor Alé
143 Simpson Ave.

to March 19 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreInward Identities featuring artist Vicky
Talwar on
January 8th, 2022.

The exhibition will be open on Saturday January 8th, 2022 through to March 19th, 2022.
Reception Friday, March 18 | 7 – 9 PM.
Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON
T: 905.540.8964

to March 27 ~ Station Gallery



to April 5 ~ Ajax Library

SPARKSPARK! is an annual juried art show and competition for Ajax children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of art media, including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastels, markers, or any combination of these. This year, SPARK! will be a virtual art show and competition.
Artwork drop off at branches or submission by email: Tuesday, February 22 – Sunday, February 27
Virtual Art Show: Friday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 23,
Online Reception: Saturday, March 26 on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 876 5532 9752
Passcode: 411389
Artwork pickup: Tuesday, April 5 – Sunday, April 10.

March 5 to April 7 ~ The Painted Ladies

Bonnie LUsty, Irene Leach, Cheryl Del Ciello, Margaret Brackley and Cheryl Bannister
Kent Farndale Gallery
231 Water St., Port Perry

to April 30 ~ Station Gallery



5 ~ St.Francis Centre rescheduled from January

St. FrancisThe Young Novelists
With beautifully crafted harmonies and darkly poetic lyrics, award-winning contemporary folk duo, The Young Novelists, bring to life the often overlooked history of small town Ontario
Award-winning husband and wife duo, The Young Novelists, create contemporary folk songs that marry their effortless harmonies with darkly poetic lyrics and exquisitely crafted melodies. With “In City & Country”, the couple travelled to 10 small towns in Ontario, conducting interviews and researching history in order to write songs inspired by the stories of these places -- songs about love triangles, strange epitaphs, small-town heists, and abandoned amusement parks. The result brings to life the often overlooked history of these communities. Incorporating some of their new material recently created, makes this a concert not to be missed.
Having toured across Canada, the US, and in Europe, their music has landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/ Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and multiple song writing awards.
78 Church St. S., Ajax or

March 5 - 27 ~ Scugog Arts

175B Queen Street, Port Perry

7 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtZentangle on Renaissance Tan Tiles

March 7 – 28, 2022
Mondays. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. On Zoom.
Suitable for most ages and skill levels.
In this class you will explore light and dark transitions using sepia tones on tan Renaissance tiles. “Anything is possible one stroke at a time” & “There are no mistake in Zentangle, it’s just an opportunity to create something new.” Kim Mather is a certified Zentangle Teacher and has been teaching for over nine years. What draws Kim to Zentangle is that no matter your skill level, everyone is able to create these beautiful intricate designs.

8 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtOrigami – The ancient art of paper folding
– In Studio
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Durham Hospice – Clarington.
Thomas Read will take you on an interesting adventure with paper. Origami is all about the angles and the shapes that are formed. In this workshop you will focus on making a heart, tulip, butterfly, flower, sailboat, and elephant.

Mar 8 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSTom Mohr: "Digtging Up the Past: An informal Guide to Ontario Archaeology"
Tom Mohr will discuss how archaeology is practiced in Ontario and how it augments the study of Pickering history. All without getting his hands dirty. Tom serves as an Honourary President of the PTHS, and as the President of the Peterborough Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society.
Pickering Central Library Doors will open at 7:00 pm.


March 8 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtCome Join us for a talk and discussion this International Women's Day, Tuesday March 8th on the topic of the World War 1 Nursing Sisters of Durham County with Sher Leetooze – on Zoom.
The talk takes place 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Check our website for more details.

Mar 9 to 27 ~ Garden Pictures by Michael J.B. Black

Propeller Art Gallery
30 Abell Street, Toronto (416) 504-7142
Wednesday to Sunday 1:00 – 5:30 pm
(Artist present Saturday and Sunday)

March 9 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtBeginner Watercolour Classes
with Julieta Cortes on Zoom
March 9 – 30, 2022
Wednesdays. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 4 week session (on Zoom).
Julieta Cortes introduces watercolour painting techniques and colour mixing while painting a step-by-step-project per class. Great things begin with a solid foundation. These classes have become very popular with Julieta’s new and returning students. Please request a materials list.

March 10 - 20 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine Arts

BOOM A trip through the music, culture, and politics of the BABY BOOM generation.
Created by Rick Miller, BOOM is a mind-blowing multimedia masterpiece. This production takes us on a heartfelt journey through 25 turbulent years (1945-1969) and gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists, and musicians. It’s an astonishing experience for audiences of all generations and–with 385 performances already–a hit in Canada, the U.S., France, and Taiwan.
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 2Y7

March 10 to April 28 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtGenealogy for Beginners – On Zoom
March 10 – April 28, 2022
Thursdays. 1:30 – 3:00 pm. 8 week session (on Zoom).
An 8 week course for those who wish to learn how to research their ancestors in Canada and Britain.

March 10 to April 7 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtDraw Paint Create with Artist Todd Tremeer (14+) – in studio
March 10 – April 7, 2022
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. 4 week session. In studio. No class on March 17, 2022.
. Apply the rules of perspective, light, shade and texture to make original art. Use and combine your favorite art tools: pencil, ballpoint pen, pencil crayon and watercolor paint.
Come join us and draw—no previous drawing experience required.

March 11 to April 22 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtWatercolour with a Touch of Fresco with Tony Cooper – in studio
March 11, – April 22, 2022
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. 6 week session. (No class on March 18.)
This course will introduce and cover the full use of watercolour on paper in the first weeks with an option to make small fresco on white cement in the later lessons.

Oil Painting with Tony Cooper – in studio
March 11, – April 22, 2022
Fridays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 6 week session. (No class on March 18.)
In a relaxed and open atmosphere, we will develop the skills necessary to quickly lay-in an oil sketch. We will use a photo source at first in the studio and hopefully paint on-site in the local area, if we are ready.
Basic oil painting supplies are required. Please contact the Gallery if you have questions.

Primary Kids Art With Todd Tremeer - In Studio
March 12 – April 2, 2022
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am. 4 week session.
Draw people and faces. Learn shading and perspective drawing. Use pencils, pastels, paint and make prints. Build a pop-up sculpture and paint a picture with Plasticine. Encounter art history’s famous artists along the way. Each week will feature a specific project to be completed during the class.

Junior Intermediate Art With Todd Tremeer - in studio
March 12 – April 2, 2022
Saturdays, Noon – 2:00 pm. 4 week session.
Recommended for Junior-Intermediate kids, grades 4-8.
Draw people and faces. Learn shading and perspective drawing. Use pencils, pastels, paint and make prints. Build a pop-up sculpture and paint a picture with plasticine. Encounter art history’s famous artists along the way.

Doodlemania with Mike Goldstein – in studio
Sunday, March 13, 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how to turn your doodles into lifelike characters with personality using pencilling, inking and colouring techniques. Created and taught by Mike Goldstein.

Pen and Ink Winter Landscape with Dianne Darch – on Zoom
March 20 – April 10, 2022
Sundays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. 3 week session.
Dianne will take you on a creative journey using pen and ink techniques. A Winter Landscape will be the project for this series of classes.

Wildlife Painting for Older Teens and Adults - in studio
March 20 – April 24, 2022
Sundays. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 6 week session.
Bronwyn Gauley will be teaching tips and tricks for painting wildlife in this 6 week series.

Encaustic Workshop with Linda Virio – in studio
Sunday, March 27, 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Working with wax adds a new dimension to your art creation. Develop new skills and gain a renewed look at composition with Linda.

Create and Draw your own Graphic Novel
March 28 – April 18, 2022
Mondays. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 4 week session. In studio.
Mike Goldstein will guide you through a fun, interactive, exploratory workshop in which the students Learn the professional techniques of creating their own Graphic Novel (also known as sequential art, comic strip or story with artwork). Suitable for beginners, adults and youth.

16, 17 & 18 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVSpend March Break with us!
Book the Izzy & the Mystery at the Mill Drive-Thru Tour today!
March 16, 17 & 18 | $20 per car
Set in 1830s Pickering, Mr. Peak’s freshly ground grain has gone missing at the local mill. Can you help Izzy solve the mystery in time?
Pickering Museum Village
2365 6th Concession Road
Greenwood, ON L0H 1H0

17 ~ Station Gallery ~ Art Talks

Station GallerySynchronicities XI: Art & Cinema in-gallery (Coppa Gallery) and On-line (Station Gallery Facebook)



March 19 to May 8 HUE x RMG: Honouring Unapologetic Expression

RMGThis exhibition of photography by the Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC), a youth-led organization in Durham Region that is run by, for, and with Black, Indigenous, and other self-identified Womxn of Colour (BIWoC). This exhibition features work from eight artists: Kezia Amoako, Anna Balagtas, Stephanie Hu, Ashleigh Hutchinson, Reisha Lyon, Melanie McFarlane, Melissa Murray, and Kay Williams.
WOCDC aims to create equitable and inclusive spaces to connect and collaborate with BIWoC who may feel marginalized, unsupported, or unheard. Through projects like HUE x RMG, they hope to make lasting change in the community by cultivating spaces where their interests and experiences are given the awareness, recognition and attention they deserve.
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa


19 ~ Westben

Caitlin Wood in concert at Westben
On Westben’s YouTube Channel and Digital Venue
Free or By Donation

March 25 – to April 23 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreAnnual Juried Exhibition
Reception: Friday, March 25 | 7 – 9 PM

26~ St. Francis Centre
St. Francis

Middle Raged
Join us for this hysterical sketch comedy show that explores the ridiculous nature of life from 30 to 65 and beyond, when the bloom is o the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever.
Let’s face it, sometimes getting older is not fun. So if you find yourself feeling Middle Raged, join us for this hysterical sketch comedy show that explores the ridiculous nature of life from 30 to 65 and beyond, when the bloom is off the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever. The show hilariously highlights the challenges that life inevitably throws our way as we age. It’s all about couples dealing with child rearing in confusing modern times, empty nests, aging parents, financial stresses, struggling to write our wills, and yes, even trying to spice up the bedroom with “Outlander” role play. PARENTAL ADVISORY – Mature content. This show is not suitable for those under 18.
At the center of this side splitting comedy are stage and TV veterans Geri Hall, best known for her 5 seasons on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”, and Gary Pearson, best known for his comedic writing on shows such as “MadTV, “Corner Gas”, and “Sunnyside”.
Saturday, March 26 7 p.m.
78 Church St. S., Ajax or

31 to April 9 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreWrong Window
March 31st - April 9th, 2022
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday, April 3rd at 2pm
Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife. After they draw their torn curtain, the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins. Among multiple door-slammings, body-snatchings, and a frantic flashlight chase scene, two questions remain: Who killed Lila Larswald? And… if she’s not dead…then who is? The crazy farce plays out on a shadow-box set that allows the audience to be present in one apartment, while viewing the action in its mirror-image neighboring unit across the way.
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St. South, Ajax




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speaker's series AND art TALKS

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A Gift of Art | Station Gallery

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Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering


McLean Community Centre, Ajax


Artfest is back in person for 2022. Located in Esplanade Park featuring outdoor artist market featuring over 60 artisans selling and showcasing their work.  Join us Saturday, May 28 for the kick off, with live entertainment, art demonstrations and more. 
Other Artfest dates include June 4 and June 11.

Apply online now! 905.420.4620

Summer Concerts are back in person for 2022!

Held on Thursdays in Millennium Square*, and Sundays in Esplanade Park* in July and August.  Enjoy a new band each week. Now accepting applications for bands/performers. Interested bands may apply on or before April 4th.
*Locations subject to change.


March Break

Spend March Break at Pickering Museum Village!

From March 16-18, join us for an Izzy and the Mystery at the Mill Drive-Thru Tour! Set in 1830s Pickering, work together to help Izzy find clues to solve the mystery.  Mr. Peak's freshly ground grain has gone missing at the local mill.  It needs to be loaded on the next ship leaving the harbour!  Can you help Izzy solve the mystery in time?
Register for a 45 minute tour today!


A Gift of Art

March 14 – 18, 2022
Daily, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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