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December 2018

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

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* by performances means matinees

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Early BirdDecember 2019 Early Bird Listings


to Dec 1 ~ Wendy Bermingham

Christmas Collective at Artspace236
Friday, November 29th - Sunday, December 1st, 2019
(Christmas Collective is a group art show and sale featuring ten local artists)
Artspace236 Gallery
236 Sandford Road, Uxbridge

to December 17 ~ LATCHAM ART CENTRE

Latcham Art CentreJason Baerg
October 17 – December 7, 2019, Opening reception Thursday, October 17 from 7pm – 9pm
Jason Baerg is a Toronto-based Cree Métis artist and educator whose practice serves optimistic futurities. For his solo exhibition at Latcham Art Centre, Baerg will share his recent mixed media works, that respond from his ancestral homelands in Saskatchewan, to question and react to global contemporary concerns, which are informed by numerous Indigenous perspectives. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm.  This solo exhibition is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

7 ~ Village Voices

Village VoicesComfort and Joy
SATB community choir concert
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
416- 219-1467

to Dec 22 | Capitol Fine Arts

Capitol Fine ArtsCinderella THE PANTO
Everyone knows the famous tale of Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, stepmother and her rescue by a handsome prince! – But, you’ve never seen a Cinderella quite like this one! The Port Hope Festival Theatre presentation of Cinderella, the Panto, is written and directed by Caroline Smith, is a twisted and hilarious variation on the famous story, and you have NEVER seen stepsisters quite like these!
Presented in both family and adult 18-+ only versions, Cinderella, the Capitol Theatre’s beloved annual Panto, is a side-splitting take on a young woman’s adventure and transformation you won’t want to miss!
Note: There will be a “Nice” family version for matinées and a “Naughty” version for evening performances (Adults 18+ only for evening performances.)
Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope
905-885-1071 |


7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1

8 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic Choir2019-20 Concert Season ~ Yuletide Cheer!
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3PM
College Park Church, Oshawa
The DPC along with a stellar cast of special guests and orchestra presents its ever-popular annual Christmas concert for a 27th consecutive year! This special festive program will feature music for the whole family to enjoy with selections from Canadian, American and other composers from around the globe. Music by Dan Forrest, David Willcocks, George Frederik Handel, Mark Hayes, Bob Chilcott and others. A special performance of the musical fable ‘Brother Heinrich’s Christmas’ by John Rutter will take place. Come and bring a friend for a truly memorable experience to highlight the Christmas season. Tickets $35 | 905-728-1739

Dec. 11, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: TBA
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

Dec. 13 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandFriday, December 13th
Christmas Concert
Tickets will be availble to purchase in advance through our online store starting in October, or contact us for other options.
Hebron Christian Reformed Church
4240 Anderson Street
Whitby, ON L1R 2W1

18 ~ Station Gallery

Annual Members’ Exhibition
Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm
This ever-popular, year-end show inspires our creative membership to create a submission based on a given theme.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8

20 & 21 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicGreatest Hits of Sir Edward Elgar
PROGRAM 2 -Classics - Holiday Series Regent Theatre
50 King Street E
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905.721.3399 x2


December 2018

To January 10, 2019 ~ Summi Siddiqui

Reflections a solo show by Summi Siddiqui
Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1S 2H9
from November 22, 2018 to January 10, 2019

Dec.1 ~ Westben

WestbenThe Little Drummer
3 PM - 4:20 PM
#6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

to Dec 2, 2018 ~ Mirage a Trois (Visions of Three)

An exhibition of watercolours, oils and acrylics by:
Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell and Machiel Scholte
Opening Reception Saturday December 1st 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street
Unionville ON, L3R 2G8

to Dec. 3 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @ Gallery

Artists Paul Harpley and Janet Harpley-Aco
149 High Street, Sutton, L0E 1S0

to Dec. 21 ~ Lynde House Museum and Warren General Store

Lynde HouseLynde House Museum Candlelight Tour
Lynde House Museum has been beautifully decorated. See it in a new, magical way... by candlelight! Guided tours will take you through Whitby's history.
Then join us next door at the Warren General Store for hot apple cider, carols, and holiday shopping! Unique gifts from local artists, crafters and authors.
Fun for the whole family!
Entrance by donation. PHOTOS
Every Friday from Nov. 30 - Dec. 21. Drop in from 7:00-9:00pm.

900 Brock Street South, Whitby L1N 4L6

to Dec. 31 ~ Cultural Expressions Inc.

Cultural Expressions Inc. Pickering Town Centre (South East street level)
1350 Kingston Rd. Pickering 905.427.2412.


Dec. 1 to 31 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QJuan's Cristobal - Natif du Chili repatrié au Canada (baie St-Paul); From Chile to Baie St- Paul
A Solo exhibition that traces artist Cristobal's lineage from Chile to Québec. How has this influenced his painterly style?
Impressions d'hiver, Impressions of Winter
1521 County Road 10 Cavan, Ontario L0A 1C0
705-944-8888 |

1 ~ Music4Life Ensemble

Music 4LifePresents A Winter Classic
Forest Brook Community Church
Join Music4Life Ensemble, with special guests 'Denis O'Connor High School Youth Choir', for a spectacular afternoon of seasonal live string music, refreshments and silent auction. Doors Open at 3:30 pm. Performance @ 4pm. Enjoy refreshments and a silent auction after our live show!
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1T 4N2
We are able to offer group discounts for 10 or more attendees. FACEBOOK

1 ~ Bel Canto Singers

Bel CantoChristmas Traditions
2:30 and 7:30 pm
Scar. Bluffs United Church
3739 Kingston Rd.. Scarborough

1 ~ Whitevale Annual Christmas Show and Sale

Crafted by Hand

1 & 2 ~ Victorian Operetta Soc.

VOSChristmas at Dalewood
Dec. 1 at 6:00 pm
Dec. 2 at Noon
Dalewood Golf Club
7465 Dale Rd., Cobourg

1 & 2 ~ Backwoods Players

Backwoods PlayersChristmas in the Village
Winter In The Woods

Pickering Museum Village,-Noon
Hwy.7, Greenwood
events.asp 905-683-8401

1 & 2 ~ Onstage Productions

Onstage ProductionsSounds of Christmas 2018
Celebrating the wonderful gift of Christmas in music and song!
With full orchestra, choir and soloists!
Saturday December 1st @ 8:00 pm
Sunday December 2nd @ 2:30 pm
Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON L3R 8G5

1 to 22 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Annual Sparkle Sale
181 Perry Street, Port Perry, ON
Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4pm

2 Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenThe Little Drummer – 3:00 pm
Norwood United Church
Peterborough 705-643-5508

2 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band

PCCBChristmas Festival at 2:30
Special guests The O'Neill Chamer Choir and Treble Voices
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 2
Pickering L1V 3Y7

7 & 8 ~ County Town Singers

County Town SingersJingle Alleluia
Friday Dec. 7th @ 8:00
Saturday Dec. 8th @ 2:00
At the Trinity Pentecostal Church, 900 King St. E, Oshawa L1H 1H2.
We are in our 51st year of operation and are welcoming a new director (Nancy Davidson) this season. FACEBOOK

7 ~ The Scarborough Concert Band

Scar Concert Bandpresents its Christmastime Concert
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
The Wilmar Heights Centre
963 Pharmacy Ave Toronto
Admission: $15 | Conductor: Keith Bohlender
Selections include favourites such as Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and Christmas Festival

to December 8 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreRosalie Favell
October 20 – December 8, 2018
Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage. She uses photography and portraiture to address issues of identity and representation. This exhibition continues Latcham Art Centre’s ongoing commitment to provide a public venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists and is generously sponsored by UOIT
The Latcham Gallery | 6240 Main Street | Stouffville, Ontario Canada L4A 1E2
905 640 8954

8 ~ Village Voices

Village VoicesRejoice!, a holiday concert at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Village Voices Community Choir is starting is 30th anniversary year with two concerts celebrating Christmas with recent pieces such as Alleluia by Randall Thompson, Ave Maria by Nicholas White, and O Lux Beatissima by Howard Helvey as well as more traditional carols.
at Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham

8 ~ Inese Poga

6th Annual Open House-Holiday and Christmas Sale
Saturday, December 8th,10 am to 5 pm
Artistic handcrafted and painted one-of-a-kind gifts and art
Lovely things at attractive prices
34 Lambard Crescent, South Ajax,

8 ~ Young Singers

A Glorious Celebration
Public · Hosted by Young Singers
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, Ontario L1T 4N2

9 to Jan 21 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

December 9, 2018 to January 21, 2019
Opening Reception:
SUNDAY, Dec. 9 from 1pm to 3 pm
149 High St. Box 1455
Sutton , ON. L0E 1R0
905-722-9587 |

9 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirHear the Angels Sing – 3 pm
College Park Church
1164 King St. E., Oshawa

Dec. 9 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraThe orchestra will be opening its 22nd season, with
“The Sounds of Christmas”,
on Sunday, Dec. 9th at 3 pm.
This popular annual family concert will be sure to put you into that “holiday spirit”. Enjoy the beautiful harmony of the Durham Girls' Choir with “Hansel & Gretel's Evening Prayer” plus Vivaldi's “Gloria”, the ballerinas from the Taylor Dance Centre, who will dance to various Nutcracker numbers, and last but certainly not least, the orchestra's very own Andrea George on the trumpet with the last movement of the intricate/joyful Haydn Trumpet Concerto. Don't miss this wonderful concert ......a great crowd pleaser for both young and old.
Forest Brook community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax

12 ~ Oshawa Arts Assoc.

OAAChristmas Party 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen Street, Oshawa

12 Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Com. Centre
3551 Greenwood Road, Pickering

Dec. 13 to Jan. 5, 2019 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreIMAGES 2018/2019
December 13, 2018 - January 5, 2019, Opening reception Thursday, December 13 from 7pm - 9pm
An exhibition of inspired and thought-provoking artwork by the grade 12 students from Stouffville District Secondary School. Students work with the Curator throughout the fall semester to learn about the curatorial process and carry out their very own exhibition. Don’t miss your chance to see what these young artists have to offer!
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

14 Whitby Brass

Whitby BrassChristmas Concert – 7:30 pm
Hebron Christian Ref. Church
4240 Anderson St.

December 15 ~ Espressivo Singers

Espressivo Singerswith John-Charles Coolen, director, presents: Christmas Gifts
Espressivo Singers unwraps a kaleidoscope of modern, traditional, multicultural and jazzy seasonal choral treasures.
Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd E, Whitby
Tickets: Adult $25 Child 12 and under $15.
For info or tickets, please call (289) 312-0488 or visit FACEBOOK

15 ~ Durham Notables

Durham NotablesA Notable Christmas – 2:00 pm
St. George’s Anglican Church
77 Randall Dr., Ajax
905-550-8823 FACEBOOK EVENT

16 ~ DEADLINE to Register

Pickering Rotary FestivalPick. Rotary Music Festival

19 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryOpening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Hosted by Station Gallery | Wednesday at 7 PM
1450 Henry Street, Whitby


22 & 23 ~ Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra

Ontario PhilharmonicOP Rocks the Holiday!
DEC 22, Sat 8:00 PM & DEC 23, Sun 3:00 PM
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker, excerpts; Handel's Messiah, excerpts; Schubert, J.S. Bach and much more. Classical, operatic, rock and pop favourites culminate in symphonic splendour.
Exceptional Early Stocking Stuffer!!!!
Regent Theatre UOIT
50 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B3 |

to December 28, 2018 ~ VAC

VACAncillary Exhibitions at Clarington Town Hall:
Main Gallery and Artist’s Showcase
Jo-Ann Jordan - Selected artworks
Municipality of Clarington
Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St.
Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6

31 Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsN.Y.Eve with Elton Rohn
20 Queen St.
Port Hope


31 Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateNew Year’s Eve Gala – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering 905-472-3085


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Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 2 to February 26, 2018 | Sharon Steinhaus
February 26 to April 30 | Jayshree Mina Daya
April 30 to June 25 | Harry Fraser
July & August – Heritier Bilaka
September & October | Jeannette Hay
November & December | David Reid

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

January 8, 2018 to February 12 ~ Allan's Artists
February 12 to March 19 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
March 19 - April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra
April 23 - May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 - July9 - ACA Juried Show
July 9 - August.7 - Charles Burke and Nezrin Blair
August 7 - Sept.10 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.10-Oct. 25 - Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser'
Oct. 25 - Nov.25 - PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 – Ajax photo show (not ours)

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January 1, 2019


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