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March 2018

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

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!

1 ~ Happy Commonwealth Day

Early BirdMarch 2019 Early Bird Listings

 

 

March 1 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax Film Circuit presents “Colette”
Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Kiera Knightley), the film follows Colette through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), who quickly whisks Colette away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris.
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

March 2, 2019 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreSave the Date: Big Night Out: 40th Anniversary!
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7pm
Mark your calendars for Latcham Art Centre’s annual fundraising party, Big Night Out. Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary with an evening of sparkling conversation, signature cocktails, and savoury hors-d’oeuvres. Take home an original artwork from the art auction or bid on exciting experiences in the silent auction. Big Night Out is Latcham Art Centre’s biggest party of the year and is a meaningful way to support the work we do.
LATCHAM ART CENTRE
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE. www.latchamartcentre.ca

3 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisBe amazed by the illusions and magic tricks performed by the Dueling Magicians
Be amazed as renowned magicians and St. Francis Centre fan favourites Mike D'Urzo and Ray Chance square off in a magic show designed to challenge each other and mystify audiences!
St. Francis Centre
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

Latcham Art CentreCall For Submissions: 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition
Submission drop off is Tuesday, March 5 between 11am and 8pm
Don’t miss your chance to be included in this anticipated group exhibition! Open to artists living and working in Ontario. All works being considered must be dropped off in person at Latcham Art Centre on Tuesday, March 5 between 11am and 8pm. Visit www.latchamartcentre.ca to download the Entry Form and for complete details.

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAThe OAA Inc’s Annual General Meeting followed by guest speaker Patty Kingsley
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com

March 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACIn These Threads
For over 35 years Bowmanville based artists, Jane Eccles has devoted her artistic practice to painting and performance. In These Threads is an exhibition that explores Eccles practice of painting dresses lent to her by women from all walks of life. The exhibition will explore the notion of the dress as an object and its relationship to memory and narratives related to women living in Bowmanville and beyond.
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.
905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

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

VACThe Loft Gallery Commission: 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.
905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

March 3, 2019 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraClassics: Past and Present
at 3 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019. This is a concert with the standard “old” favourites and then some great “newer” compositions. You will hear the renowned youth choir The Young Singers sing “Lean On Me” as one of the numbers they have planned, and British Columbia violinist Royce Rich will thrill the audience with the beautiful “Romance in F” by Beethoven. You will be the first to hear the Canadian premiere of “Peggy's Medicine” by Canadian composer Paul Alexander! The orchestra has also lined up some beautiful pieces from the past by composers Grieg and Bizet to complete the wonderful choices for this concert.
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax L1T 2T8 
http://www.durhamchamberorchestra.com/

March 9 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francis

Music by the Bay Live presents Duke Robillard
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Duke Robillard is a Grammy nominated blues guitarist and singer. Robillard was a founding member of blues and swing band Roomful of Blues, a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds (replacing Jimmie Vaughan) and has released over 30 albums under his own moniker.
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca

March 15 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax 2nd Reel presents “The Silent Revolution”
An entire classroom of twelfth graders in the Communist-controlled German Democratic Republic is traumatized when they discover what is really happening during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956.
Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

 

March 15, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAThe deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.

OAA members and residents of Durham Region are invited to submit 2 pieces of artwork to our Juried competition. This highly supported event will take place at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery between Apr 18, 2019 to May 5, 2019. It will be juried by a panel of three esteemed artists.
Please see the guidelines on our website for full details and complete the entry form to submit your work.

Durham ShoestringMarch 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 2019 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

“Are you one of those people who watch me through the mirror?”
A futuristic drama set not too far from now in a society optimistic that people can be the best version of ourselves. Mandatory screening has eliminated most genetic disorders, but one particularly troubling case remains: Jessie, the 12-year-old daughter of a long-dead murderous psychopathic parent. She has been under close clinical observation for years. Is she dangerous? Is she evil? And what do you do with the material when the study ends? DSP is proud to present the North American premiere of an important story.
2018-2019 the 45th Season performances at 8 pm
Durham Shoestring Performers
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St., Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256 | dsp@durhamshoestring.org
durhamshoestring.org

30 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisAlysha Brilla will impress you with her real and unique sound
Three-time Juno nominee and Oktoberfest Woman of the Year Award recipient Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indo-Tanzanian Canadian artist, producer and community organizer. Her new music draws on the influences of her unique background, blending Indian and East African sound with an original soul-folk sound, which has been featured on stages internationally. Her art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope and to bring light to various social issues.
St. Francis Centre
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

30 & 31 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Annual Spring Show and Sale
Awards & Official Opening: Saturday, March 30, 10 am
Admission, parking and refreshments are free!
Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Road (between Markham & Bellamy)
Scarborough, ON M1H 2W5
http://www.theartguildofscarborough.com

March 2018

1 to 17 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateWhen the Cat’s Away
6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com
905-472-3085

3 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisThe Fitzgeralds – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529 x 2787

3 to 31 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAEquine, Bovine, Ovine
Please join the artist members of the SCA and the Scugog Council for the Arts in celebrating our rural roots with this show and sale of original artwork.
on at the Scugog Council for the Arts
from March 3 to 31, 2018.
This show is about more than horses, cows and sheep (were you wondering what ovine is?). We are welcoming several more more barnyard friends. We are very “eggcited” about this agricultural based art show and sale.
The show and sale continues throughout March and is sure to be well attended. 21 artists are represented with 60 peices on exhibit. Work includes oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, photography and fibre.
The Artist Reception is on Saturday, March 3 from 1pm to 3pm.
The SCA Gallery is located at
181 Perry St., downtown Port Perry.
Hours of operation are 11am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

3 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Winter Concert 2018 – 7:30 pm
Salvation Army Temple
570 Thornton Rd., N. Oshawa
dyomusic.com 905-579-2401

3 ~ Little Big Night Out

LatchamAnnual Fundraiser for The Latcham Gallery
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Join the fun and celebrate a night out on the town in support of The Latcham Gallery. Enjoy tiny tastings and sweet bites from local restaurants and a cash bar with a selection of wine, beer, and signature cocktails. There will be an art auction featuring small-scale original works of art and a silent auction featuring a variety of exciting items and experiences.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Gallery (6240 Main Street, Stouffville) 905- 640-8954.

4 ~ The Durham Chamber Orchestra | Christine Dandavino | Forest Brook C.C

Durham Chamber Orchestra

“A Musical Journey” - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
At this concert, the Durham Chamber Orchestra will take the audience on a wonderful musical journey to various countries around the world … no passports required! The orchestra will perform the dynamic Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” (Russia), Beethoven’s “Symphony No.2 (Germany) the highly spirited “Havah Nagila” (Israel), and the emotional “Finlandia” by Sibelius (Finland). The renowned and amazing 65 voice choir “Shout Sister”, will sing Leonard Cohen”s “Hallelujah” (Canada), and there will be two fabulous opera singers to continue taking the audience on their musical journey. Mezzo-Soprano Kristine Dandavino will do her magic, singing the dramatic Bizet’s “Habanera” from Carmen (France), and Tenor Kijong Wi will sing the ever popular “La Donna e Mobile” by Verdi (Italy). Both singers will be accompanied by the orchestra.
FACEBOOK PAGE
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, in Ajax
Tickets: $20. and are available at DurhamChamberOrchestra.com
Children under 12: Free with paying adult.

4 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryOrdinary Extraordinary
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca
FACEBOOK EVENT

Underground Studio with Joey
FACEBOOK EVENT

5 ~ DEADLINE FOR ENTRY

OAAOSHAWA ART ASSOCIATION
JURIED ART SHOW

oshawaartassociation.com
905-576-7693

5 ~ Latcham Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRY

LatchamThe Latcham Gallery 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition

The Latcham Gallery is looking for submissions in all media for this exciting and much anticipated exhibition. A maximum of two recent (2016-2018) original artworks may be submitted by each artist. All works being considered must be dropped off in person at the Gallery between 11am and 8pm on Monday, March 5. The exhibition runs from March 10 - April 28, 2017. Submissions will be assessed by three art professionals and $750 in cash awards will be presented! For complete details please drop by the gallery to pick up an entry form or visit www.latchamgallery.ca to download a pdf of the form.
The gallery is located at 6240 Main Street, Stouffville
905-640-8954

5 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk ~ Brutes, Folks & Outsiders
1-2pm An art form that has many names: raw, rough, naïve, outsider, folk. It’s been created outside the boundaries of official and academic culture. During this hour, join SG Curator Olex as he ventures across the globe to uncover the margins of the unconventional practices of self-taught makers and their elaborate fantasy.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/our-events/

7 ~ Cavan Art Gallery

CavanNew Weekly Courses Starting:

Evening Acrylic Program for Beginners and Intermediates from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, 8 Weeks starting on March 7th. We paint the important landscape elements: trees, skies, clouds, foliage, lakes, rivers, creeks, reflections and the elements and principles of good composition.
$240.00 Limited Enrollment. Registration now open.

Evening Watercolour Program for Beginners and Intermediates from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, 8 weeks starting on March 5th. We experience the important techniques that make up watercolour paintings and the elements and principles of composition.
$240. Limited Enrollment. Registration now open

Mixed Media Workshop. With Valerie Kent Make two specialty papers to use with collages. Apply many textures and various materials and learn the use for various gels, pastes and mediums. Theme for this workshop is Movement. Suitable for all skill levels. Supply list available upon registration. Registration is now open. Limited Enrollment.
$70.00 Saturday, March 17 from 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

After School Program for Children: Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2,9,16,23,30,
May 7th. 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Different theme every week.
Acrylic and watercolour. Canvas, canvas board and wood panel.
$150 Limited Enrollment.Registration now open 705 944 9444 valeriekent1@gmail.com

Cavan Art Gallery
1535 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 705 944 9444

7 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING
7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd.
Room #2 located by the squash courts
NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM FOR FEB & MAR
, Pickering

7 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Sheila Burns, PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary
“The Mission of the PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264

 

to March 8, 2018 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Pickering Rotary Music FestivalOpening Ceremonies Saturday February 24th, 2018
Stars of the Festival Saturday April 7th 2018
The Festival is taking place at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Drive, Pickering Village, Ajax

7 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of ArtistsMonthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham
905-472-2330

9 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryPRE-MARCH BREAK PA DAY CAMP
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca
FACEBOOK EVENT

 

10 to April 8 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC)

VACOpening Reception: Look Out / Look In - Works by Fiona Crangle
2 PM - 4 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1 - 3 PM
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville
FACEBOOK EVENT

10 to April 28 ~ The Latcham Gallery

Latcham2018 Annual Juried Exhibition
6240 Main Street, Stouffville.
905-640-8954

 

10 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Subscription Concert #4 – 8:00 pm
P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E
Scarborough.
cathedralbluffs.com
416-879-5566

13 ~ Palette of Friends

Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Ajax Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Rd., W., Ajax
905-728-3345

13 ~ Pick. Twp. Historical Soc.

PTHSMonthly Meeting–7:30 pm
Guest Speaker Grant Kareich
delivers an illustrated talk on First Nation’s ancient trails and portages
Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade S., Pickering
905-831-3811

 

 

14 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg.
3551 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood
905-649-5550

14 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAAnnual General Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St, Oshawa
905-426-8613
FACEBOOK EVENT

14 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Durham MPP Granville Anderson
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264

 

March 15 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAOshawa Art Association 50th annual juried show "Call to Artists" to be held at the Robert McLaughlin gallery, 72 Queen Street Oshawa, between April 19th 2018 - May 6th 2018.
Deadline for entry is March 15th 2018.
www.oshawaartassociation.com

15 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery7-8pm Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Marking the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this encore art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record’s psychedelic sleeve.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/our-events/

17 to 31 ~ Galerie Q

La jeunesse du printemps, Youthfulness of Spring
1521 County Road 10, Millbrook
FACEBOOK EVENT

18 ~ 18 ~ Forest Brook Community Gallery and Adonai Creative Arts

ART TALK: James Tughen
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2
FACEBOOK EVENT

21 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Sheila Hall, Executive Director, Clarington Board of Trade
“Economic Development in Clarington: Providing Services for Seniors”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264

20 ~ DEADLINE

ArtSceneMAY/JUNE ~ ARTSCENE
editor@pineridgearts.org
905-509-3855

23 ~ Allan O'Marra

'Magical-Mystical-Mythical' plus 'Lush Gravitas'
7-9 pm The show will be comprised of the works shown in Allan's Magical-Mystical-Mythical exhibition at the Art Gallery of Bancroft last spring plus all of his realist paintings completed since then. Also included will be a selection of the Lush Gravitas large-scale portraits displayed in exhibitions in Whitby, Bancroft and Aurora in 2016 and 2017.
Mclean Community Center at Ajax
95 Magill Dr, Ajax
FACEBOOK EVENT

23 to 31 ~ Dur. Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringGirl in the Goldfish Bowl – 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa
durhamshoestring.org
905-725-9256

23 to May 5 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateOld Love – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com
905-472-3085

23 ~ Allan O'Marra

Magical-Mystical-Mythical plus selections from Lush Gravitas
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 7 - 9 PM
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

24 & 25 ~ Art Guild of Scar.

Spring Show & Sale – 10 am
Centennial Comm. Centre
1967 Ellesmere Rd., Scar.
theartguildofscarborough.com
416-281-5824

25 ~ The Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber Orchestra

“A Musical Journey” - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:30pm
Town Hall 1873
302 Queen St., Port Perry

25 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandOshawa Stake is celebrating the Easter Season with music and verse. Oshawa Civic Band will be performing as part of this Cantata including the closing selection of Brass Band and the Choirs of Oshawa Stake.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
632 Thornton Road, Oshawa
facebook event

25 to April 8 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC)

VACOpening Reception: Look Out / Look In - Works by Fiona Crangle
2 PM - 4 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1 - 3 PM
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville
FACEBOOK EVENT

25 ~ Songs of Ages - Toronto Northern Lights and The Young Singers

Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2
FACEBOOK EVENT

28 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Myno Van Dyke, Newcastle Village and District Historic Society
“The Vampire Jet Crashes in Clarington”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264

31 ~ SPARK ~ Ajax Library

Children’s Juried Art Show – 2 pm
Awards Presentation
People’s Choice Voting at 1:30 pm
Main Branch Rotary Room
55 Harwood Ave., S. Ajax

 

 

 

 

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  • Nov. & Dec.2018 – David Reid
    2019
    Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

2019
Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 – Allan’s Artists
Feb. 11 to Mar. 18 – TBC
Mar. 18 to Apr. 22 – Allan O’Marra
Apr 22 to May 26 – Juried Photography Exhibition


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