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January 2023

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

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!


Early BirdJanuary, 2024 Early Bird Listings

Jan 19 to Feb 4 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersThe Melville Boys
by Norm Foster
January 19 - February 4, 2024
Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre (Dinner Theatre)

Regetn Theatre Regent Theatre
50 King St E, Oshawa

Jan 13 ~ Scarecrow - John Cougar Mellencamp Tribute @ 8 pm


January, 2023


to Jan 31 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival 2022 -2023

Pickering Rotary Music FestivalThis year will be our 36th season of hosting the Pickering Rotary Music Festival and after two years of virtual hosting we are happy to announce the return to in person performances.
Registration for this 2022-2023 Season will be opened between December 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023. Qualifying entries to this year’s festival will also be eligible for one of several nominations to represent our Festival at the 2023 OMFA Provincials.
Refer to some additional key dates below
Performance adjudications will be February 23, 2023 – March 9, 2023
Jury Night (selection of Top Finalist) - TBD
Final Awards Ceremony - TBD
Our venue for all performances will be the St. Georges Anglican Church in Ajax , 77 Randall Dr, Ajax, ON L1S 6L4.
Visit our Website and socials via Facebook for more details regarding the upcoming festival season.
If you have any questions related to further details about this coming season please feel free to direct them to our email address

27 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentrePaint Challenge on Friday, January 27! Have a glass and challenge your friends or cheer them on during an exciting, social night in the studio. No experience is necessary to participate!
2 Park Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON 

to Jan 28 ~ Station Gallery

1450 Henry Street



to Feb 19, 2023~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGLoose Parts
The theory of loose parts is a learning strategy that encourages the development of creative problem-solving skills through tactile play. Adopted as the title of this exhibition, the spirit of loose parts is carried into a collection of artworks that engage with repetitive acts of assembly.
A loving embrace of queerness and being in flux, the exhibition, "Loose Parts" takes pleasure in the beauty, openness, and potential of in-between spaces and holding things lightly. Artists sophia bartholomew, Akash Inbakumar, and Justin Mezzapelli do this with intention, creating laborious works that unfasten and reorder social structures and conceptions of self through a queer lens.
Learn more about this exhibition:
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre
Oshawa ON L1H 3Z3 | 905.576.3000


Jan 7 to March 3 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts

Sunnybrook Art Show
Ajax Creative Arts
22 Sherwood Dr W, Ajax On L1T 2Y2
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Gift Shop
2075 Bayview Ave Room M1-007
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Jan 12 ~ Station Gallery

Station GallerySynchronicities: Art & Movies
Thursday, January 12, 7:00 PM
Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for a follow-up performance in an ever-expanding series exploring visual art and cinema. In his latest edition, Wlasenko observes the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa...
If you wish to register to reserve a seat, or to see more information, check out the library website:

Jan 26 ~ Whitby Historical Society

Lynde HouseThursday, January 26 at 7:00pm
Whitby’s History Keepers: Camp X -
Whitby Public Library


Jan 28, 2023 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francis

The Magic of WonderPhil
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
With decades of performing experience under his magic top hat, and shows that appeal to both children and adults, WonderPhil's performances have been a huge hit in the GTA, Durham Region, and beyond, making him one of the most in-demand magicians in the area.
or call 905.619-.5259, ext. 2787 (ARTS)

JAN 20 - FEB 5, 2023 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersHilda's Yard
It’s an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their thirtysomething children Gary and Janey moved out, they are finally ready to relax. What could disturb their simple idyllic life?


Jan 27 to Mar 4 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreMatthew Trueman: voices in a cool wet darkness
Open: Friday, January 20 – Saturday, March 4, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
2 Park Dr, Stouffville, 905-640-8954




Have you checked our Workshops and Auditions |
Juried Art Show

If you are a PRAC member your event SHOULD be listed on this page!


sparkSPARK! is an annual juried art show and competition for Ajax children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of art media, including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, collage, pastels, markers, or any combination of these. This year, SPARK! returns to Main Branch! Entry form HERE.
Important Dates:
• Art Drop-Off: Wednesday, February 22, 1:00–7:00 p.m. OR Saturday, February 25, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Main Branch.
• Art on Display at Main Branch: Thursday, March 2–Sunday, March 19
• Art Show and Reception: Sunday, March 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

speaker's series AND art TALKS

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

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery | RMG

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 or click HERE to enter the info on-line.

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Deborah Bateman Mar/Apr
David Robinson May/June
Sujesh Chitty V July/Aug
Bonnie Arnsen Sept/Oct
Nancy Moore & Lauren Boissonneault Nov/Dec

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2023

Feb. 10 to Mar 20
Harsh Raghav & David S. Robinson
Mar 20 to Apr 24 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
April 24 to May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 to July 3 ~ Allan O'Marra
July 3 to Aug 7 ~ Lauren Boissonneault
Aug 7 to Sept 11 ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept 11 to Oct 16 ~ OPEN
Oct. 16 to Nov. 19 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024 ~ Nancy Mueller

Artfest is back in person for 2023 we hope. Located in Esplanade Park featuring outdoor artist market featuring over 60 artisans selling and showcasing their work. 


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