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December 2019

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

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December 2019

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
905-904-1376
www.facebook.com/artspace236/
email: wendybermingham@bell.net
website: www.wendyberminghamart.ca

to Dec. 15 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC100 Small Paintings Show and Sale
For our final iteration of 2019 exhibitions, the VAC is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of the annual 100 Small Paintings Show & Sale. This exhibition offers VAC members the opportunity to show and sell their artwork with the first 100 submitted artworks getting automatically accepted into the show, and 100% of the sale price going directly to the artists.
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

to December 15 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersMiss Bennet: Xmas at Pemberley – 8 pm
Firehall Theatre
213 Second St.
Cobourg
northumberlandplayers.ca

 

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.
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

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 | https://capitoltheatre.com/

to December 31 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateIt Runs In The Family – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com
905-472-3085

 


1 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenA Westben Christmas Carol – 3 pm
Norwood United Church
4264 ON-7, Norwood, ON K0L 2V0
westben.ca
705-643-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

1~ Monday Morning Singers

Snow Angel – 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
65 Toronto St., Uxbridge
mondaymorningsingers.com

1 ~ Pickering Concert Band

PCCBA Christmas Festival – 3:00 pm
Forest Brook Comm. Church
60 Kearney Dr., Ajax
pccb.ca

2 to 30 ~ Allan O’Marra Presents

Painters Painting Painters – 10 am
Reception: Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm
Ont. Shores Art Gallery, Whitby

3 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaThe Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery invites artists to participate in the annual Juried Art Exhibition 2019. The theme of the 2019 exhibition is ALL THAT I LOVE.
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Closing date: December 3, 2019
Entry form here
149 High St. Box 1455
Sutton , ON. L0E 1R0
905-722-9587
curator@gacag.com
reception@gacag.com
www.gacag.com

3 ~ Giving Tuesday

4 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING
7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1
Pickering
905-509-3855

4 to 7 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersA Christmas Carol – 8 pm
(Mat. Dec. 7 at 11 am & 3 pm)
Firehall Theatre
213 Second St.
Cobourg
northumberlandplayers.ca


6 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF ~ Last Black Man in San Francisco – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax

6 & 7 ~ County Town Singers

County Town SingersSongs For A Winter's Night
Enjoy a night of fabulous Christmas related music with the County Town Singers.
Dec 6 at 7:30 ~ Dec 7 @ 2 pm
Trinity Pentecostal Church
900 King St. E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1H2

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
https://villagevoiceschoir.ca
416- 219-1467
info@villagevoiceschoir.com

7 ~ Music4Life

Music 4LifeMusic4Life String Orchestra presents 'Joy to the JAZZ'
with Special Guests CLAZZ String Quartet featuring Grammy-Nominated Violinist Jeremy Cohen! An event NOT TO BE MISSED.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2
music4lifeensemble.ca

7 ~ St.Francis Centre

St. FrancisSnow White
by DuffleBag Theatre
Saturday, December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm $20
http://stfranciscentre.ca/event/snow-white-by-dufflebag-theatre/
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529

December 7, 8 ~ Inese Poga

CREATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY ART
Paint winter wonderland, snowman and winter still life with acrylic paints
12.30-3.30 pm
51 Clements Road East, Ajax L1S 1L1
https://inesepogagallery.com/studio-events/
905-493-3143
E-mail: inesepogaart@gmail.com

8 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic Choir2019-20 Concert Season
~ Yuletide Cheer!
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3PM
College Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
1164 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1H9
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 ($15 post-secondary students & $5 youth at the door only).
durhamphilharmonic.ca | 905-728-1739

8 ~ DURHAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & Resound Choir

Durham Chamber OrchestraJoy to the World
with Maestro Carlos Bastidas
Durham Chamber Orchestra returns to Forest Brook Community Centre in Ajax,
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2
Sunday Dec 8 /19 2:30pm. The orchestra is joined by Resound ChoirDurham’s 'Resound Choir'
Come out and enjoy an afternoon of your seasonal favourites, a joyous holiday sing-a-long and seasonal refreshments. TICKETS: $20 in advance $25 at the door.

9 to 13 ~ Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseCandlelight Tours

https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com/upcoming-events/

 


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
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com

8 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Concert #3 – 8 pm
Chinese Cultural Centre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E, Toronto
cathedralbluffs.com 416-879-5566

11 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Guild meetings are the second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm to 3pm, at the Greenwood Community Centre, 3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood ON 
http://shuttlebugguild.blogspot.com
905.649.5550

11 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
289-991-1067
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com/

 

Dec. 13 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandFriday, December 13th
7:30pm
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

December 14 ~ Inese Poga

THE FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR
Holiday art and craft sale, Original art, unique gifts, hand-made items 10-3 pm
51 Clements Road East, Ajax L1S 1L1
https://inesepogagallery.com/studio-events/
905-493-3143
E-mail: inesepogaart@gmail.com

14 ~ Espressivo Singers

Espressivo SingersChristmas Anticipation!
John-Charles Coolen, director
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd E, Whitby
Tickets $25 Adult, Youth (18 and under) $15
Tickets available online at http://tickets.durhamcommunitychoir.on.ca/ or at the door.
For more information, visit http://espressivosingers.ca/ or call 289-312-0488.
Join Espressivo Singers, Durham Region's auditioned women's choir, for a compelling program of music that explores the anticipation of Christmas. Carols and Christmas songs in a kaleidoscope of traditional and jazzy arrangements surround selections from Kim André Arnesen's Magnificat.

14 ~ Durham Notabales

Durham NotablesA Notable Christmas
A Christmas Concert of FUN seasonal music
December 14 @ 2:30 pm
under the direction of Judy Scott
accompanist Bonnie Thomson
special guests The Crimson Quartet
tickets: adults $20 | students 12 & under $ 10
contact: 905.550.8823 | fransancroft@gmail.com
St. George’s Anglican Church
77 Randall Drive, Pickering Village, Ajax MAP
facebook.com/DurhamNotables
DurhamNotables.com

15 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaOpening Reception 1- 3 pm
The Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery invites artists to participate in the annual Juried Art Exhibition 2019. The theme of the 2019 exhibition is ALL THAT I LOVE.
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Closing date: December 3, 2019
Entry form here
149 High St. Box 1455
Sutton , ON. L0E 1R0
905-722-9587
curator@gacag.com | reception@gacag.com
www.gacag.com

18 to Jan 19 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryEncounters: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
27th Annual Juried Exhibition
Show runs Dec 14 to Jan 19
Opening Reception Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7pm
We welcome you, your friends and family to attend SG's opening reception and awards ceremony for our 27th Annual Juried Exhibition. “Encounters” is an open-ended and versatile theme that’s sure to ignite thoughtful responses in this ever-popular show.
https://www.stationgallery.ca/our-exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185 | art@stationgallery.ca
stationgallery.ca

20 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF 2nd Reel – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca 905-619-2529

20 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicGreatest Hits of Sir Edward Elgar
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BRITISH PANACHE!

Ontario Philharmonic’s much anticipated annual Holiday Program brings young Canadian cello sensation Stéphane Tétreault front and center with Edward Elgar’s marvelous Cello Concerto. Come celebrate with British “Pomp & Circumstance”, Holiday favourites and the very best of Sir Edward Elgar.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905-706-5799 | executive@ontariophil.ca
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca

21 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicGreatest Hits of Sir Edward Elgar
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BRITISH PANACHE!

Ontario Philharmonic’s much anticipated annual Holiday Program brings young Canadian cello sensation Stéphane Tétreault front and center with Edward Elgar’s marvelous Cello Concerto. Come celebrate with British “Pomp & Circumstance”, Holiday favourites and the very best of Sir Edward Elgar.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905-706-5799 | executive@ontariophil.ca
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca

 

28 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsSIMPLY QUEEN Tribute — The shining vocal harmonies of Queen, powered by Freddie Mercury’s unique voice and theatrical talent, continues to be a radio and streaming favourite.
Capitol Theatre
Port Hope
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4
https://capitoltheatre.com

31 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsNew Year’s Eve with the “Beatles” White Album! 8 pm
Absolutely everyone has a favourite Beatles song — and manyof those favourites are from the legendary White Album! Created during the famous Liverpool Sessions in 1968, the White Album transformed Rock and Roll. The Capitol Theatre gives you the best possible New Year’s Eve party, and you can ring in the new year with tunes like Rocky Raccoon, Back in the USSR, Ob-La-Di, Ob La-Da and other great hits that are truly intergenerational! Great vocals, great songs, and a great party — what better way to ring in 2020!!!
Capitol Theatre
Port Hope
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4
https://capitoltheatre.com

 

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Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering

2019
Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
July and August – Charles Burke
August 26 to October 21 ~ Elizabeth Lowe
October 21 to December 16 ~ Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

2019
Jan. 7 to Mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar.18 - Apr. 15 - Allan O'Mara 15 Reasons to Live
Apr. 15 - May 26 - PRAC - JPE
May 27 - Jul.8 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 8 - Aug.12 - Kay Hubbard
Aug.12- Sept.9 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.9-Oct. 21 - Janice Brown & Jayshree Mina Daya
Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show

 


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