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May 2022

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA that almost happened in May

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!

Reading and RemembranceMay is Asian Heritage Month

 

(2021 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS is May 29)

May 2023 Early Bird Listings

Early BirdLake Scugog Studio Tour will take place on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 2023. 

 

 

May 6 ~ La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra

La Jeunesse Youth OrchestraSpringtime with the Symphony
Port Hope United Church
4 South Street, Port Hope
Visit https://www.ljyo.ca

Continuing events from last month

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
https://rmg.on.ca/

April 9th, 2022 – August 28th, 2022 RMG

RMGElemental: Oceanic
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
https://rmg.on.ca/

 

to May 29 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caYesterday is Melting
April 1 - May 29, 2022
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is pleased to announce the presentation of Virginia-based artist Sandy Williams IV’s first solo exhibition in Canada. Featuring multiple series of work across two and three-dimensional media, Williams problematizes the temporal legacy of public monuments by investigating concepts of time, memory, and agency.  
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville
https://www.vac.ca/2022/yesterday-is-melting

 

May 2022


PineRidge Arts Council

JPECancelled
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7

 

May 1 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVTea & Talk Pickering’s Roaring 20s
w: pickeringmuseumvillage.ca

 

May 1 ~ Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseTHE INTERVIEW - A Live History Interactive Performance
w: lyndehousemuseum.com

 

 

May 2 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreLEGENDS SHOW - TRIBUTES TO ROY, CONNIE, JERRY & ELVIS!
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

 

May 3 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

COLIN JAMES TRIO


Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

5 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsMiddle Raged Sketch Comedy
20 Queen Street
Port Hope,
https://capitoltheatre.com

 

May 6 – 22 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAA54th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Opening/Awards Night on Thursday, May 5, at 7 pm at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in OshawaRobert McLaughlin Gallery
w: oshawaartassociation.com

6 ~ RMG

RMGRMG Fridays Presents: Dizzy featuring Wooly
May 6, 2022, 07:00 PM - May 6, 2022, 09:30 PM
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s monthly free concert series RMG FRIDAYS finally returns home for the May 2022 edition! In addition to short films courtesy of Durham Region International Film Festival, an appearance by series mainstays WOOLY, and a tour of the new Tim Whiten exhibition ELEMENTAL: OCEANIC, this month’s event features a headline performance by Canadian indie darlings DIZZY.
Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment!

May 6 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

FOREVER YOUNG - THE ROD STEWART EXPERIENCE 2022
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa


7 ~ St. Francis Centre
St. Francis

Always ABBA (but early – makes a great Mother’s Day gift)
Saturday, May 7, 2022 7 p.m.
Fifty years after their debut, ABBA remains one of the most beloved and enjoyed bands of its kind. Timeless and transcending, their music has touched and sparked an undeniable energy in audiences of all ages.
Experience their incredible music and majesty with ALWAYS ABBA as they bring you ABBA’s greatest hits. Relive the fun as you enjoy the classic looks and sound that made ABBA famous. ALWAYS ABBA’s impeccable vocals and stellar musicianship makes them the greatest ABBA tribute and they offer a performance you are sure to love. Come spend the night with ALWAYS ABBA and let your inner Dancing Queen be reborn!
78 Church St. S., Ajax
StFrancisCentre.ca or
ajax.ca/TownEvents

7 to May 28 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery2022 Durham College Annual Juried Members show!
Coppa Gallery and Heritage Galleries
Closing ceremony and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 26 from 7-9 pm
Station Gallery is proud to partner with Durham College to present the creative output of Fine Art & Design students via an in-gallery exhibit that will be showcased from May 7 to May 28. The show will also feature an award ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. that will be live-streamed on the Station Gallery Facebook page.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/2022dcannualshow

7 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsConcert Motown Mania
20 Queen Street
Port Hope,
https://capitoltheatre.com

 

May 7 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE
Regent Theatre
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

May 8 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

JERSEY NIGHTS - A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI 2022
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

May 10 ~PTHS

PTHS"Our 25th Anniversary" Come join us to celebrate our 25 years of history- researching it, teaching it, and making it. What have we being doing all this time? Quite a bit as it happens. We’ll tell you all about it.
Pickering Central Library Doors will open at 7:00 pm.

 

 

 

May 12 ~ RMG

RMGPart I: Add Contact – A Virtual Networking Event for Artists
Wednesday, May 12, 2021  | 4:30PM – 5:30PM Hosted on Zoom.
Free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
Register here

May 12 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicHealing the Soul – Benefit Concert
Regent Theatre
50 King St. E., Oshawa
w: regenttheatre.ca

 

May 13 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

EPIC EAGLES TRIBUTE
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022 8:00PM
Rescheduled from March 4, 2022
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

14 ~ St. Francis Centre
St. Francis

Twin Flames in Concert(Indigenous renaissance at its absolute best)
Saturday, May 14, 2022 7 p.m.
Multi-award winning and chart topping Indigenous husband and wife duo, Chelsey June (Metis - Algonquin Cree) and Jaaji (Inuk and Mohawk), tell stories of courage and survival through their music. Launched during the height of the pandemic, their new album “OMEN”, questions the human mind and how one can endure the darkness but still find a way to bloom. Using Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums, western instruments, and synthesized harmonies, they bring life to their music in 3 languages, making their concerts a truly unique experience not to be missed.
Twin Flames were also chosen to partner with UNESCO to write “Human”, the official song to celebrate 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
78 Church St. S., Ajax
StFrancisCentre.ca or
ajax.ca/TownEvents

May 14 ~ Music4Life String Or chestra

Music 4Life“Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead Live concert
Forest Brook Community Church
Doors Open at 2pm. Performance starts at 2:30pm
https://www.music4lifeensemble.ca

May 14 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth Orchestra25th Anniversary Gala Concert
his concert will include current and former DYO members performing orchestral pieces by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Holst, Bizet and Dvorak. DYO alumni, who have studied music at U of T, McGill, the Glenn Gould School, the San Francisco Conservatory and Juilliard will play chamber music and solo works.
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
289.356.3219 | jbeaton@dyomusic.com
Hebron Christian Reformed Church
4240 Anderson St. N., Whitby
w: dyomusic.com

May 14 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreSIMPLY QUEEN 2022
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022 8:00PM
Rescheduled from March 4, 2022
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

15 ~ Village Voices

Homeward Bound is a re-visioning of the concert planned for Spring 2020! Featuring a beautiful twenty-voice choir, string quartet, guest jazz artist, Beatrice Carpino and accompanist Adolfo de Santis. The concert will present some of the most gorgeous choral music ever written. We hope you will join us for this free concert Sunday, May 15th @ 2:30pm at
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street, Markham
Please visit: https://www.villagevoices.ca/ to reserve your tickets today!

MAY 15 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Spring Plant Walk Come revel in the wonders of spring with Reid from Sustainable Roots! We will be exploring all kinds of nature's curiosities, BUT we will have an emphasis on the native plants of the area and some common invasive plants. 10 AM – 12 PM
475 Whitevale Rd, Whitevale
https://www.whitevaleacc.ca

May 15 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreSKINNAMARINK with SHARON, RANDI and FRIENDS
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

 

5 & 29 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

A Celebration!
Beautiful music has been carefully chosen for this joyous occasion, such as Elgar's Nimrod, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope & Glory, Amazing Grace, and more!
We are thrilled to have Mezzo-Soprano Kristine Dandavino and Bagpiper Dave McGonigal join us at this special concert. The participation in the singalong and the waving of flags (available at the concert) are encouraged!!
COVID protocols such as masks, proof of vaccinations, and social distancing will be mandated at both concert locations.
May 15th at Forest Brook Community Church in Ajax
May 29th at Town Hall Theatre in Port Perry
For further information, go to www.durhamchamberorchestra.com

May 17 to June 12 ~ RMG

RMGEmerging Visions: Durham College Thesis Exhibition 2022
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
https://rmg.on.ca/

 

17 ~ Resound Choir

National Youth Choir of Canada – Singers Workshop
https://resoundchoir.ca/

May 18 ~ Resound Choir

National Youth Choir of Canada – Concert
https://resoundchoir.ca/

 

20 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsKitchen Party The Wanted
20 Queen Street
Port Hope,
https://capitoltheatre.com

 

May 20 to July 2 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreBoth Sides Now
Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas
Open: Friday, May 20 – Saturday, July 2, 2022
Reception: Friday, May 27, 2022 | 7 – 9 PM
https://www.latchamartcentre.ca/
info@latchamartcentre.ca

21 ~ Westben

WestbenDIGITAL CONCERT
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 8:00 PM
Laila Biali
Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. And now, finally, she's at The Barn!
On Westben’s YouTube Channel and Digital Venue www.westbendigitalvenue.ca
877-883-5777 www.westben.ca
Free or By Donation www.westben.ca/donate

May 22 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtKATHERINE FITZPATRICK
Sunday, May 22, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 am
Bring your own 12 inch
container and we provide
the plants and potting mix
to create a planter worthy
of sitting in Monet’s garden.

May 25 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreAN EVENING WITH SARAH HARMER
Regent Theatre |
50 King Street East, Oshawa

 

May 26 ~ RMG

RMG

Part II: Social Media 101
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Hosted on Zoom.
Free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
Register here:  

NOW May 28 ~ St.Francis Centre NOW May 28

St. FrancisNina Simone: A Tribute starring Alana Bridgewater

Actor/singer, Alana Bridgewater, best known for her role as Killer Queen in the hit musical “We Will Rock You”, will grace the St. Francis Centre stage with a tribute to the incredible music and fascinating life of Nina Simone - singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist who went on to record 40 albums. Simone’s broad musical styles include jazz, blues, classical, folk, R&B, gospel and pop, and Alana delivers that music in such a soulful way, that you’ll feel transported back in time.
In addition to her many acting roles and stage performances, Alana has done choral work with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus and Mendelssohn Youth Choir, voiceover work for Nickelodeon (Mysticons), and is the voice of Mr. King Dice in the hit video game CupHead.
78 Church St. S., Ajax
StFrancisCentre.ca or
ajax.ca/TownEvents

May 28, June 4 & 11 ~ Artfest

Artfest

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.

28 ~ Cathedral Bluffs

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist, Stanford Cheung
Schumann – Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

Saturday, May 28, 2022 8pm
https://cathedralbluffs.com/

May 28 & 29 ~OAA

OAADon’t Miss the FIRST ever Oshawa Art Association
STUDIO CRAWL
Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th
10 am to 4 pm
Everyone invited – FREE
Members of the Oshawa Art Association are excited to invite the public to the first ever Artist Studio Crawl.
All the participating artists will open their studios and/or yards and will be working on a piece of art.
They will also offer their artwork for sale. Some artists may have a
FREE draw for a piece of artwork.
You can watch artists at work and ask them questions.
For a complete list of artists participating, their address and a map
oshawaartassociation.com
or look on the OAA facebook page
MAP
For more info or any questions email
anne@bluewillowstudio.ca
oshawaartassociation.com

ArtScene

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Artfest

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.
pickering.ca/artfest 905.420.4620

Rola is assembling some great mask for Mask Magic kits to be given out on May 28 at Artfest.

Judith Jewer will teach you how to draw a "Rainbow Chickadee" on may 28 at Artfest.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND ART

Sept 3 & 4 ~ Kawartha Arts Festival

Kawartha Arts FestivalLabour Day Weekend
Fenelon Fairgrounds - 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls
NEW ARTISTS DEADLINE MAY 15
kawarthaartsfestival.com

 

Sept 17 & 18 ~ Uxbridge Art on the Fringe

Call for Artists
Signup available until spots run out
Sep 17-18, 2022
https://artistsofuxbridge.com/art-on-the-fringe/

 

If you are a PRAC member your event
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PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please complete our on-line form HERE or send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary.


ArtScene deadlines HERE


speaker's series AND art TALKS

Please check our members' websites and PRAC's facebook event listings.

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery | RMG


Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

McLean Community Centre, Ajax


 


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Regent TheatreRegent Theatre
50 King Street East, Oshawa

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
Thursday, May 26, 2022
8:00PM-10:00PM
Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON

BOOTLEG CREEDENCE - THE CCR EXPERIENCE
Friday, May 27, 2022
8:00PM-10:00PM
Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON


DEREK EDWARDS - IN PRAISE OF THE OSTRICH
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:30PM-9:30PM
Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON


THE ARROGANT WORMS
Sunday, May 29, 2022
8:00PM-10:00PM
Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON

A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtKATHERINE FITZPATRICK
Sunday, May 22, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 am
Bring your own 12 inch container and we provide the plants and potting mix to create a planter worthy of sitting in Monet’s garden.


ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH BRONWYN GAULEY
May 3 – June 14, 2022
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 6 week
session. (No class on May 10.)
Join this energetic class, learn the fundamentals and experience the joy of creating with Acrylics.

OIL PAINTING WITH TONY COOPER

Tuesday, May 3 – 24, 2022
2:00 – 5:00 pm. 4 week session.
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. Suitable for intermediate and
advanced painters. Basic oil painting supplies are required. Please contact the Gallery if you have questions.


BEGINNER WATERCOLOUR CLASSES WITH JULIETA CORTES

May 4 – 25, 2022
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
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.

PRIMARY ART – GRADES K – 4
May 14 – June 4, 2022
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am.
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. Projects meet Ontario Arts Education Curriculum.

JUNIOR ART – GRADE 4 – 8
May 14 – June 4, 2022
Saturdays, Noon – 2:00 pm.
Recommended for Junior- Intermediate kids, grades 4-8. Drawing & painting
with artist Todd Tremeer. Learn to draw realistically with pencil and charcoal.
Draw faces, complex objects and imaginary creatures. Paint with watercolours and build 3D sculptures with paper and other tools. Start a new project each week. Projects meet Ontario Arts Education Curriculum.

MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED DÉCOR SIGN – IN STUDIO
Saturday, May 28, 2022
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Make your own customized décor sign for your home or cottage. You can even
make it as a gift! It will be THAT good! You will be able to choose
your theme, colours and style to make a sign for any room. You can choose farmhouse, modern, traditional, or any style you wish! We will use vinyl on canvas with an option to paint or leave the canvas raw. Materials will be provided at the
workshop. You just bring the ideas!
Instructor, Lynne Lyons.

CRICUT – REVIEW THE BASICS DRINKWARE WORKSHOP
Sunday, May 15, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Time to get crafting again for the summer! Bring your Cricut, tools, and laptop and
everything else will be provided to create a project to get your summer started. We will work on tumblers or glasses, suitable for the outdoor summer activities
we are looking forward to. Using your Cricut and Design Space, we will go over the basic terminology and cuts as well as add in any new techniques that you may need to make your project.
Instructor, Lynne Lyons


PERSPECTIVE WITHOUT PAIN
May 15 & 22, 2022
Sundays. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
An interactive, hands-on and fun workshop on basic perspective from Mike Goldstein. 1, 2 and 3 point perspective that every artist or aspiring artist should know. No prior perspective knowledge is necessary. Learn how to create
a sense of depth, realism or drama in your artwork. Learn and apply perspective tips, tricks, secrets and short cuts.

PAINT NIGHT WITH BRONWYN
Friday, May 27, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Suitable for Older Teens and
Adults. Gather your friends
and follow along with step
by step instruction from
Bronwyn. Everyone will
recreate their own masterpiece.

DRAWING AND PAINTING WITH
BRONWYN GAULEY FOR AGES 9-12

May 16 – June 27, 2022
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 6 week session. (No class on May 23.)
Join Bronwyn in a creative space each week to learn new techniques to incorporate into your own masterpieces. No experience needed, just some enthusiasm about growing as an artist. Materials are supplied.

WATERCOLOUR WITH A TOUCH OF
FRESCO, WITH TONY COOPER

May 7, 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop will introduce you to making small frescos on white cement. Frescos can be painted with the same techniques and paints as watercolour and have a historic beauty in the smooth cement surfaces. Suitable for intermediate
and advanced painters. Basic watercolour supplies are required.

DOODLEMANIA WITH MIKE GOLDSTEIN – IN STUDIO

Sunday, May 8, 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how to turn your doodles into lifelike characters with personality using
penciling, inking and colouring techniques. Created and taught by Mike Goldstein.

TALK AND DISCUSSION: EDIBLE AND
MEDICINAL PLANTS
WITH SHER LEETOOZE

Did you know edible plants usually do double duty as medicinal plants. Sher
will discuss and answer your questions.

DRAW PAINT CREATE WITH ARTIST
TODD TREMEER (14+)

May 12 – June 2, 2022
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Explore the craft of drawing and painting with artist Todd Tremeer. 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. Learn to select the best tool for the job. Come join us and draw—no previous drawing experience required.

ACRYLIC POURING WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA POYTRESS
Sandra will be guiding you through the process of creating your own unique pouring.

187 King Ave E. Newcastle
905-987-2264

           

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