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June 2019

Great things to do in the Region of Durham and the GTA in June!

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* by performances means matinees

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Early BirdJune, 2020 Early Bird Listings


to June 14 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsThe Birds and The Bees
The weekend may be the last-ever Turkey Days Festival, but for these four characters, that is just the beginning. The laugh-out-loud Canadian comedy is a roller coaster ride about family, love and sex.
Set in two adjoining bedrooms on a family farm, Mark Crawford’s riveting play tackles sex, love, science, family – and the artificial insemination of turkeys. What more could you ask for?
Capitol Theatre
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4

to January 3, 2021 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Loft Gallery Commission: Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson
Reception: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, 2 PM - 4 PM
For the 2020 iteration of the Loft Gallery Commission, Cole Swanson looks at Durham Region’s ecological landscape and poses critical questions around human relationships with invasive species, specifically phragmites (European common reed). Phragmites is a perennial grass that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. This plant has been damaging ecosystems in Ontario for decades including areas of Clarington and the wider Durham Region. Working with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA), this collaborative project will result in the collection and removal of phragmites from the Thickson Woods Land Trust of Durham Region. The harvested phragmites will be used as materials for an immersive sculpture in the VAC using a centuries-long tradition of thatching. The resulting exhibition will consider phragmites as a historically valuable construction material with creative potential while educating the public on the risks posed by the plant to the ecosystems present in Clarington and the surrounding region.
Cole Swanson’s cross-disciplinary artistic practice spans over 15 years. Using sound, installation, painting, and sculpture his work explores interspecies relationships as they relate to complex coevolutionary systems. Swanson holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. His work has been exhibited in exhibitions in Canada and international venues across four continents. He is a two-time national fellowship winner through the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2007, 2014) for his research on miniature paintings and Jaipur school fresco techniques in Rajasthan.
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, L1C 3K8



5 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1

10 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm to 9 pm
Membership meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month, excepting July.
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

13 ~ Resound Choir

Resound ChoirWE THE NORTH
Saturday,  June 13, 2020
​2:00 pm & 7:00pm
*Includes the premiere of "Dreamer" 
Tickets:  $25 / $15 Youth (under 18)

June 30 to July 19 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsShirley Valentine
The hilarious, cheer-raising story of a housewife who escapes the ordinary for an adventure in Greece. Remember the movie? Shirley is an ordinary middle-class English housewife at home preparing a dinner of eggs and chips for her husband wondering what happened to the young woman she was. What happened to
Shirley Valentine?
Shirley Valentine: “I think sex is like supermarkets, you know, overrated. Just a lot of pushing and shoving and you still come out with very little at the end.”
Come find out why – and other valuable life insights! – in our production of Willy Russell’s award-winning play about a middleclass English housewife who laments to her kitchen wall about her husband, her children and her past.
She decides to accept an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance – and rediscover her rather extraordinary self.
Capitol Theatre
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4



June 2019 Listings

Community art events every Saturday from September - June
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

to July 8 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA6th Juried Art Show presented by ACA members at the McLean CC.
Opening Reception May 30
The Ajax Creative Arts (ACA) celebrated the opening of its annual Juried Art Show. Linda Jansma, of the The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, chose more than 60 works from over 100 entries. Prizes totaling $1,000 were presented for five categories of subject matter while participants had the chance to meet other talented artists over light refreshments. The show runs until July 8th, at McLean Community Centre for those wishing to view some awesome works of art! snapd photos HERE

June 1 & 2 Pickering Rotary Ribfest

Ribfest12th Annual Ribfest
FREE Parking, FREE Admission, and FREE Entertainment.
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade S, Pickering

1 ~ Latcham Art Centre

June 1, 2019 from 10am - 4pm for a behind the scenes looks at the exhibition and the Art Centre with Curator, Elisa Coish.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

to June 29 ~ Latcham Art Centre

You won't want to miss your chance to experience the compelling and thoughtful works by artists Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner on view now at Latcham Art Centre. Where We Stand features two collaborative projects that address important, overlooked histories in Canada and create a dialogue around how essential it is to understand our past in order to build a better, more inclusive future. Inspired by advertisements placed by Canadian slave owners in the 18th century that offered rewards for the return of people who had escaped from bondage or for the sale of people who were held as property, the artists pay homage to these forgotten individuals and reimagine them in our own time. The works are celebratory in the way they reflect what has changed, but a sombre reminder of what has transpired and not often discussed. This exhibition includes video interviews with the artists providing accessible ways to learn more about how the artworks function.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

1 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirOne World
Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Whitby at 7:30 PM

1 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSaturday, June 1st
Brooklin Spring Fair Parade
Brooklin, ON


1 & 2 ~Westben Centre

WestbenFrom the Top – 2:00 pm

2 to 16 ~ Jaan Teng

Jaan Teng & Friends Multimedia Show
Reception 2 June 2019 ~ 1pm to 4pm
420 O'Connell Rd. at Park St. S., Peterborough

to June 6 ~ Carol Matsuyama

A Polychromatic Response to Life
This show represents ideas that have sparked from the many diverse interests and experiences of the artist. Every painting is the exploration of a new idea—and a rejection of sameness, evident in the wide variety of subject matter. Carol hopes viewers will find it engaging and learn how to find their own creative sparks.
Kent Farndale Gallery
231 Water Street, Port Perry, L9L 1A8
905-985-7686 |

3 ~ Station Gallery

Monday June 3, 1pm
Despite their stature, miniatures have played a huge role in visual culture. In this hour presentation we’ll survey mini artworks and explore how contemporary artists employ model-making, “greebling” and “kitbashing” as a powerful means of expression.
*$5 suggested donation
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1


6 to 16 ~ Whitby Courthouse Th.

Whitby Courthouse TheatreThe Music Man – 8:00 pm
(Matinee on Jun. 9 & 16)
416 Centre St., S, Whitby 905-668-8111

7 ~ St. Francis Centre ~ TIFF

St. FrancisIf Beale Street Could Talk – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

7, 8, 9 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAPPAA Semi-Annual June Show & Sale
Art Show & Sale, original works by local artists. Variety of styles and media.
Reception June 7, 2019 5 pm to 8 pm
June 8/9 – 10 am – 4 pm
Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street
Port Perry L9L 1M3

8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic by the Bay Rory Block – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

8 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreJoin us for Art in the Park this Saturday from 11am to 6pm to participate in a collaborative community art project! Create a drawing of something that you love about Planet Earth, like your favourite animal or plant) and add it to our Earth mural. All ages and abilities welcome to participate. @ Memorial Park

9 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenSounds of a Better World – 2:00 pm
Campbellford 705-643-5508


11 ~ Station Gallery

Tuesday, June 11th 6-8pm
We invite Station Gallery Members to join us for our Annual General Meeting.
Should you plan to attend, we request that you RSVP to
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8

11 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS“The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of one of Toronto’s First Arrival Communities” with Dr. Holly Martelle
This talk will provide an overview of archaeological investigations that were undertaken in 2015 in downtown Toronto on the site of a multi-ethnic 19th and 20th century neighbourhood. The excavations revealed the foundations of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, representing the third Black congregation church in the City of Toronto, as well as numerous early Black settler sites.
Meetings start at 7 pm at the Pickering Central Library Auditorium

June 12, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

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

12 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood

13 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSummer Concert by the Lake
Free summer concert series

Heydenshore Pavilion - 589 Water Street, Whitby
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time

15 & 16 ~ Oshawa's 15th Annual Peony Festival

The City of Oshawa is proud to present the 15th annual Peony Festival June 15 and 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event displays 300 types of peonies in the gardens and 100's more inside Children's Arena.
Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Visit Oshawa Arts Assoc. booth while you are there.

17 to 27 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Art Guild of ScarAnnual Arthur Show will be held from June 17 to June 27, 2019, Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive, Toronto, M1G 1B2.
The awards presentation and reception will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 4 pm.

19 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandJoint Concert with Oshawa Civic Band
"Concert in the Park"
Memorial Park Bandshell
110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7M7

22 ~ Lynde House Museum and Warren General Store

Lynde HouseA Steampunk Extravaganza from 10 to 5
Join us for Durham Region's first Steampunk Festival!
Dress in your Victorian best and enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family!
With Cosplay Special Guest: Professor Ravenscroft of Professor Ravenscroft's Fantastical Creations
900 Brock Street South, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4L6

22 ~ Music4Life

Music 4LifeMeet the Conductor 2:30 to 4 pm
Registration required
Revera Living Westney Gardens
1010 Westney Rd. N, Ajax

23 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenGarden Gala Fundraiser

30 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenViva Vivaldi – 2:00 pm

January 20 – November 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACTrans/mission: Barley-Corn-Maize, an installation by Ron Benner
Ron Benner is an internationally recognized, London (ON) based artist who has been producing mixed media/photographic installations, which visually investigate the history and political economy of food cultures for over four decades. For its very first iteration of annual commissions, the VAC has invited Ron Benner to create a yearlong site-specific installation that responds to the gallery and its unique space.
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.

20 ~ Station Gallery

Thursday June 20, 7pm
Were the Old Masters “eye-balling it” when they created their highly accurate depictions—or did they have some help? Join SG Curator Olex and artist/educator Todd Tremeer as they explore scientific aids and tools that assisted artists before the advent of photography.
Art talks run approximately one hour
*$5 suggested donation
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8

21 to July 27 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAAnniversary Show
A group exhibition that celebrates the 20 years of this collective of painters.
Scugog Council for the Arts
181 Perry St Unit G-1, Port Perry
June 21 – July 27
Opening reception Saturday June 22, 1-3 pm

27 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass Band Summer Concert by the Lake
Free summer concert series
Heydenshore Pavilion - 589 Water Street, Whitby
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time




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A Gift of Art | Station Gallery | Latcham Art Centre

Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 7 to March 3 ~ Kaitlin Sabean-Untermann
March 3 to April 28 ~ Robert Hinves
May 4 to July 7 ~ Bonnie Arnason
July 7 to August 31 ~ Victoria Froats

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
January 6 to February 10 ~ Allan's Artists
Opening Reception ~ January 10 from 7-9 pm
February 10 - March 16 ~ Pickering Recreation Seniors 55+ Art Class
Opening Reception ~ February 14 from 7-9 pm
March 18 - April 22 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
April 27 to May 30 ~ Juried Photography Exhibition
June 1 - July 6 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
July 6 - August 10 ~ Artists of Uxbridge
August 10 - September 14 ~ Ramona Marquez-Ramraj and Norman Smith
September 14 to October 26 ~ Ingrid McDonald and Inese Poga
October 26 - November 28 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
November 30 - January 4, 2021 ~ Ajax Photography Club



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