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November 2016

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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!


Reading and Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day


Early BirdNovember 2017 EARLY BIRD LISTINGS

Nov. 2 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show Reception


Nov. 8 ~ 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

2-3-4-5 ~ Pine Ridge Art Assn.

Pine Ridge Arts AssocAnnual Art Show & Sale
Join us for our 25th anniversary show ~ (Library Hours).
Featured will be paintings in oils, watercolour, mixed-media, acrylic, watercolour pen & ink, collages and much more.
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario Street, Cobourg ON
Website ~ Pine Ridge Art Association or Myrtle Wardman, show coordinator 905 377 1930

November 4 ~ 2017- 2018 Oshawa Opera Season

Oshawa OperaLa voix perdue by Skoggard
November 24, 2017 at 7:30PM
Kingsview United Church
505 Adelaide Ave East, Oshawa
Canadian Premiere! All tickets are $25. Children under 18 FREE.


9 to 11 ~ Marilyn Whitbread

Annual Oshawa Fibre Art Show
10.a.m.-5.00 p.m. Friday until 7.00
Centennial Albert United Church
19 Rosehill Blvd. Oshawa

Nov. 10-12 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts Fall Show 2017
Ajax Community Centre-HMS room
75 Centennial Road, Ajax



12 ~ Jan Pettafor

Cuddley Cats Christmas Craft and Gift Show at Clarington High School in Bowmanville

Nov. 16 to Dec 23 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsRobin Hood The Panto
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092

21 ~ Angie Littlefield Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends10 am Scarborough Probus Club
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258 (south entrance),
45 Lawson Road


November 25th and Sunday, the 26th ~ SCA

Station GalleryUniquely Yours is a gift show, featuring one of a kind gifts, created in Canada by Canadians. Thirty-nine vendors – all under one roof at in the Port Perry Community Centre, located at 1655 Reach St, Port Perry, ON L9L 1P2
The show will run from 10 AM until 6 PM both days. An admission of $5, which will be donated to the Scugog Council for the Arts, will be requested at the door. Children under 14 will be admitted free of charge, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
For more information please call 905.925.1343


November 26 ~ Westben


at 3 pm - Upper Canada ChristmasWestben celebrates Christmas in Upper Canada with Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, along with the 80 voices of the Westben Choruses under the direction
of Donna Bennett and Brian Finley. A heart-warming, narrated concert celebrating a Canadian Christmas “pioneer-style”, fit for the whole family.
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


November ~ Happy Diwali

to November 26 ~ PRAC

JASJuried Art Show
Mclean CC
95 Magill Drive Ajax



to Nov. 6 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Thirty Sixth Annual Juried Art Show

143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville


to Nov. 12 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamRobert Houle | Memory drawings
The Latcham Gallery is very honoured to present this exhibition by Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) artist Robert Houle titled Memory Drawings from October 1 to November 12, 2016
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street, Stouffville

to November 13 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Felt-Making artist Carol Outram, from Seneca College’s Fashion Department) will exhibit from Oct 15 to Nov 15.


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.


2 ~ Markham Group of Artists

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


November 4 to 12 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham Shoestring PerformersWyrd Sisters
Oshawa Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa

3 to 19 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTThe Music Man – 8 pm (+Mat.)
Scarborough Village Theatre
3600 Kingston Rd., Scar.

2 to December 4 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QMeet Galerie Q Artist Cristobal for the Opening Reception of Les couleurs de l'hiver on November 5th, 2016 from 10-4. All are welcome to attend.
Galerie Q is a contemporary, fine art gallery with a focus on French Canadian Art.
Galerie Q, 1521 County Road 10, Cavan, ON

3 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Scugog Council for the ArtsMayor's Gala "Centre Stage" 6-9 pm
An evening of gourmet dining, live theatre, prizes and auctions
Scugog Community Centre
1655 Reach St., Port Perry

4 to 19 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTThe Music Man – 8 pm (+Mat.)
3600 Kingston Rd., Scar.

5 to 26 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Scugog Council for the Arts"Emerging Artists"
Scugog Council for the Arts
181 Perry St., Unit G-1, Port Perry

5 ~ Heather Toswell ~ Dare 2 Tangle

2nd Annual Durham Zentangle Day -  9 to 3 pm,
Five Festive Workshops
Northminster United Church
676 Simcoe St., Oshawa
Heather Toswell

5 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Turkey Supper – 5 to 7 pm
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

5 ~ Valentia Church & Community Centre

Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale 9-2 pm
210 Oreilly Lane, Valentia

5 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenDivas, Divos & Daahlings 3 pm
Kim MacNeil, soprano; Debra Richardson-Edge, mezzo soprano
Dan Foster, tenor; Tom Sharpe, tenor; Brian Finley, piano
The Divas are back! And they have upped the ante with a couple of tenors! Four local stars in friendly vocal combat in an evening of singing high-jinx accompanied by Brian Finley.
A Pay-What-You-Can Event
At the Clock Tower, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

5 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtThe Newcastle Photography Club ~ Opening Reception 2:00 to 4:00.
187 King Ave E, Newcastle

5 & 6 ~ Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio

Kawartha Artists' GalleryBill Lockington Photography Workshop
420 O'Connell Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 4C9
To help inspire you to join in the SPARK festival of Photography next April, we are offering a weekend workshop on photography, hosted by local photographic artist Bill Lockington.

5 & 6 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Fall Art Show & Sale
Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON
(between Markham Rd. & Bellamy Rd.)
Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016
10 am to 5 pm
Refreshments, Free Admission & Parking
Awards & Official Opening
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10 am

7 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk
1-2 pm
Remember When: A Nostalgic Trip Back to the 50s & 60s with Tim Westhead
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185

8 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest Speaker: Gurth M. Pretty “Victualing Nelson’s Navy”
Author, chef, and naval re-enactor, Gurth Pretty will explain just how Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson managed to feed the equivalent of roughly 5 000 calories a day to thousands of hungry sailors around the world. Pretty is a graduate of George Brown College’s culinary management program and holds a certificate from the Toronto Cheese Education Guild.
Monthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade S. | Pickering

9 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – second Wednesday of the month from
1pm to 4pm
Greenwood Rec. Bldg.
3551 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood

9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Elections for executive positions. Edie Bergl will be demonstrating Bold Floral Watercolours
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa

10 to 13 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamBeyond Craft Show and Sale 10 to 3 pm
Nineteen on the Park
6240 Main Street, Stouffville
905 640 8954


10, 11, 12 ~ Osh. Fibre Art Show

Annual Show – 10 am to 5 pm
Centennial Albert United Church
19 Rosehill Blvd., Oshawa

11 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassRemembrance Day
Whitby Cenotaph
Dundas St. E., Whitby



Ajax2017 Call for Artists ~ McLean Community Centre
DOWNLOAD application


11 Durham Shoestring Perf.

AUDITION - 7:30 pm
Good People
Oshawa Arts Resource
45 Queen St, Oshawa 905-725-9256

11, 12 and 13th, 2016 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA50th Fall Show and Sale
Ajax Community Centre
75 Centennial Road, Ajax

11 to13 ~ Port Perry Artists

Fall Show & Sale – 10:00 am
Port Perry Scout Hall
15585 Simcoe St., Port Perry

12 ~ Station Gallery

The 27th Annual Holiday House Tour SOLD OUT!

12 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra

Subscription Concert #1
Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 in E flat major | Tchaikovsky, Suite from Swan Lake One of Bruckner’s most popular works, the “Romantic” Symphony evokes medieval romanticism. 8:00 PM
P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave. East Scarborough

12 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisWeston Silver Band
Music of the British Isles – 7:00 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

12 ~ Visual Arts Centre Clarington

VACWall to Wall Fundraiser
143 Simpson Ave.
Bowmanville 905-623-5831


12 & 13 ~ Sumi-e Artists of Can.

Sumi-eOriental Brush Paintings – 12- 5 pm
Japanese Cdn. Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Crt., Don Mills

12 & 13 ~ Port Perry Artists Assoc.

Annual Art Festival 10 to 5 pm
About 22 local artists participating and demonstrating. Free admission, door prizes, and refreshments.
Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe St. N., Port Perry

Nov 14 Dec. 17 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsSNOW WHITE! The Panto “Family” and “Naughty” versions of the classic fairy tale
Cameco Capitol Arts Theatre
20 Queen St Port Hope

16 to 27 ~ Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio

Kawartha Artists' GalleryOpening Reception Nov. 20 1 to 4 pm
"A Canadian Landscape Experience". An art show and sale by local artist Lucie Lemieux-Wilson.
This show runs from November 16th – November 27th, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held Sunday November 20th from 1-4pm. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 1-4pm and Thursdays 1-7pm.
Admission is free!, call 705-741-2817.

Nov 17 to 26 ~ VOS Theatre

VOSWhite Christmas 17,18,19,24,25,26 − 8 p.m. | November 19,26 − 2:00pm. | November 20 − 4:00pm. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. 4:00 PM Victoria Hall 55 King St. W Cobourg 1 855 372 2210

17 to 26 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreI’ll Be Back Before Midnight– 8 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

17 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamDon't miss this great opportunity to have your work critiqued by OCADU professor Colette Laliberté and a group of supportive artists and art lovers.The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street, Stouffville


18 ~ Visual Arts Centre Clarington

VAC100 small paintings show and sale
November 18 - December 11, 2016
Opening Reception Friday November 18 @ 7 pm 
143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville

18 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Friday, November 18 @ 7-9PM, we are excited by the opening of photographer Hans Backer Exhibition "My Perspective". Artist will be present. Wine and Cheese.
This is a month long exhibition and the artist will also be present on Sunday, November 20 @2-5PM. Refreshments.
Beautiful large scale landscape photographs for viewing and sale.
Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre, 475 Whitevale Road, Whitevale

19 to Dec. 30 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamParables and Paradoxes
Daniel Crawford and Mathew Borrett
Opening reception Saturday November 19 at 1 pm
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street, Stouffville



ArtSceneDeadline for Jan/Feb 905 509 3855

21 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Paint PartyPaint Party
22 Sherwood Road W., AJax
The 3rd Monday of each month 6-9PM
Paint Party - Ajax Creative Arts Paint Party - Silks
Teacher: Janice Brown
Cost $45.00 includes all supplies and refreshments


23 to 27 ~ Mirage a Trois

(Visions of three) featuring: Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell, Mike Scholte
The McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street, Unionville ON
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26th
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
To Exhibit fine works of art in a popular Gallery

24 to December 18 ~ Port Hope Festival Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsSnow White ~ The Panto
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre
20 Queen St., Port Hope


nOV. 30 to December 9 ~ DWAC

DWACEXPRESSIONS Christmas Sale of artist's wares
Durham West Arts Centre
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering
Show hours: Daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Weds, Thurs, and Friday evening 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
Weekends 10:00 - 4:00 pm.
905-420-2667 |

25 to Dec 3 ~ Dancyn Productions Theatre Co.

DancynPeter Pan a Panto from Neverland
A fresh new swashbuckling musical adventure hits the stage for the holidays this year. The ULTIMATE in family entertainment this November!
1st Week: Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 1:30PM + 7:30PM, Sunday at 1:30PM
2nd Week: Wed/Thur/Fri at 7:30PM, Saturday at 1:30PM + 7:30PM
681 Dnipro Boulevard
Oshawa, ON L1H 5M6

26 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Deck Your Halls Bazaar – 10 am
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

26 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

DYOFall Concert – 7:30 pm
Hebron Ch. Reformed Church
4240 Anderson St. N, Oshawa 905-579-2401

26 & 27 ~ Karen Richardson

Lindsay Christmas House Tour 2016, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 8 pm.
Visitors can tour our home, view my studio/gallery, and visit my husband's newly built shop garage in the back yard.
Featuring six homes, (three 19th-century, two 20th-century, and one 21st-century), as well as a 19th-century church, the tour is being held to benefit the Victoria County Historical Society and St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance
The day after the Lindsay Christmas House Tour, I will be hosting a Studio Open House from noon to 5 pm. This is a free event, open to the public. My address is 271 Angeline Street South, Lindsay.

26 & 27 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenA Westben Christmas Carol
A Narrated Concert based on Charles Dickens’ Classic Story
Frank Moore, narrator
Westben Youth, Teen and Festival Choruses & Soloists
The Spirits will do it all in one night! Frank Moore and the 80 voices of the combined Westben Choruses present a foot-numbing but heart-warming narrated concert based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Expect all your favourite characters to pop out of the Choruses to join Frank Moore as he brings the miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge to life, surrounded by original music by Brian Finley.
November 26 (1 pm) & 27 (3 pm) at The Barn
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

27 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaTaste of Latin America 2 to 4 pm
An afternoon of music, song, dance and food!
Georgina Art Cente
149 High Street, Sutton

27 ~ ART FINAL OUT ~ 1 to 4 pm

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax




30 to December 4 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of ArtistsFall Juried Show – Various times
Reception: Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm
The McKay Art Centre
197 Main St., Unionville

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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 send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary or click HERE to enter the info on-line.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

Markham Group of ArtistsMarkham Group of Artists

Welcomes new members. Members’ Days are held on the first Wednesday of every month, September to May, 10 am to 12:00 noon, and include presentations, demonstrations, lectures and critiques on a variety of topics. Location: Markham Village Library, southeast corner of Highways 7 and 48.
One-day Workshops are held at the Markham Village Arena Boardroom, (beside the Library). Workshops are open to members and the general public, and are limited in size. Please visit the MGA website: for more information on upcoming workshops and to register. Fees for workshops vary and are not included in the membership.

Scugog Council for the ArtsLook for these events in and around Port Perry!

SPARKThe next intake deadline for Spark the Arts applications
is November 30, 2016.
You can do it. We can help.
For information and application forms visit


Art in Public Places

    927 Liverpool Road, Pickering

    • 927 Liverpool Road, Pickering

      July & Aug. - Cheryl Ingram
      Sept. & Oct. ~ James Gordaneer
      Nov. & Dec. ~ Brenda Fountain

      Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

      July & Aug. - Hal Bilz
      Sept. & Oct. - Mike Butler
      Nov. & Dec. - Gary Faulkner

      Debbie's Boutique Café

      94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library
      July & August ~ Diane Huson
      Sept. & Oct. - Debbie Manchur
      Nov. & Dec. - Gary Faulkner

    OPG Info Centre, Pickering

    August ~ Ajax Creative Arts
    Sept/October ~ Robert Hinves
    Novemeber/December ~ Denise Wilkins

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Aug. 2 to Sept. 8 ~ Hallie Ndorlay
Sept. 8 to Oct. 23 ~ Margaret Taylor and Cheryl Helferty
Oct. 23 to Nov. 27 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 27 to Jan 3, 2017 ~ Photo Show

Durham Artists Social Network



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650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0


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