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March 2023

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in March

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

1 ~ Happy Commonwealth Day

Early Bird2024 Early Bird Listings

Ontario PhilharmonicMar 2, 2024 ~ ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024 8:00PM
Regent Theatre | 50 King Street East, Oshawa




March, 2023


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

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

to MARCH 5, 2023 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersInto the Woods
“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods.

to Mar 25 ~ Station Gallery

February 4 - March 25, 2023
Grief. A somber subject. An inescapable aspect of the human experience. All of us will suffer loss over the course of our lives – death, heartbreak, lost opportunity, to name a few. And we will grieve.
1450 Henry St. Whitby

to Mar 25 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryIZZAT VAID | IV ARTS
February 4 - March 25, 2023
I am a self taught artist who discovered a passion for creating through my grand-daughter who wanted to learn how to make art with “Grandma”. I have since grown to become a creative educator and owner of “IV arts”. My creations are beautiful integration of abstract and pure imagination. Through my art I want to offer the viewer a movement to pause and sense an intersection of rich texture and calm geometric shapes. Art brings me peace and admiration for the beauty of the wonderful world we live in. My studio is based in historic Brooklin and is a beautiful blend of old world and modern art refined.
1450 Henry St. Whitby


to April 23 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caAnoxic Memory
Anoxic Memory is a sensory exhibition transforming the VAC’s galleries into an active peat mire. Simmons will create living installations that explore the natural biology and mythos of Canadian peatlands. From the dangerous to the health-restoring, the real to the imagined, the extractable to the preserved—our past and present are entangled in the mire. Visitors are invited to traverse the bog’s biological strata, uncovering the human histories preserved in its layers.
143 Simpson Ave, Bowmanville


March 2-19, 2023 ~ SPARK

SPARKArt on Display at Main Branch: Thursday, March 2–Sunday, March 19

Art Show and Reception: Sunday, March 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m..


March 4 ~ La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra

La Jeunesse Youth OrchestraIn The Spotlight
Port Hope United Church
4 South Street, Port Hope


Mar 9 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk

Thursday, March 9, 7PM
@The Whitby Public Library
405 Dundas St W, Whitby


March 10 to May 7 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryEarly Spring Show: "SPLASH", March 10 - May 7;
Reception on Saturday, March 11, 2 - 4 p.m.
March hours: Fri. - Sun. 2 - 4 p.m.; beginning April 1, open Thurs. too. Participant in the SPARK Photography Festival in April, featuring CAG members Ian Davis and Ken Solilo
51 King St E, Colborne |

March 13 to 17 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeThis March Break …
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Coming to communities across Durham
March 13 to 17 ~ Various locations
Theatre on the Ridge brings back its popular production of the favourite children’s classic, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe for March Break 2023.
Performed by only two actors, this imaginative and inventive production will delight audiences of all ages.
Port Perry Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry

March 8 ~ Bobby Sox and Bicycles

In celebration of International Women's Day, Margaret Rodgers will be reading from Maple Park, her book-in-progress, a coming-of-age chronicle of her life in a 1950s subdivision. A projection of artwork and original photographs will accompany the reading. Rodgers has been published in Sunshine Review, Contemporary Verse, Canadian Woman Studies and Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal. She is the author of Locating Alexandra and has had essays, articles and reviews published in Urban Glass, Sculpture Magazine, ESPACE Sculpture, Canadian Art, Artfocus, and the Journal of Canadian Studies. This event is made possible due to the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.
7 p.m.
Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby

March 13 to Saturday April 22 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre2023 Annual Juried Exhibition
Open: Monday March 13 – Saturday April 22, 2023
Latcham Art Centre invites artists to submit up to two recent works (completed in 2023, 2022 or 2021) in any medium or subject matter to our much-anticipated Annual Juried Exhibition!
Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive

March 14 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest speaker Mark Fordham "Bringing History to Life"
Pickering Central Library
doors open at 7 pm




Mar 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk
Guest Speaker - Building Your Business: It's an Art (with Tim Westhead) - 7:00pm
1450 Henry St. Whitby


MAR 17 to APR 2, 2023 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersSalt Water Moon
It’s a splendid moon-filled night in Coley’s Point in 1926. Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. The Players mounted Leaving Home a short while ago and this magical love story looks back at the beginnings of Jacob and Mary’s relationship.

18 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicTHE SONG OF THE EARTH • TIMOTHY CHOOI PLAYS BRUCH & MAHLER's 'Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)'
The rich and seductive music of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 is an indulgence for the music lover. A feast for any orchestra enthusiast.
An evening with the great Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece of earthly beauty The Song of the Earth. Two symphonic imperatives in one evening! These are works filled with expressions of the profoundest of human thoughts and experience.
Ontario Philharmonic |
18 Simcoe Street South | Oshawa

18 ~ City of Pickering

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The City of Pickering invites you to join us on March 18, 2023 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Chestnut Hill Development Recreation Complex lobby for the Covid-19 Commemorative Ceremony honouring our front-line workers, first responders, long-term care

19 ~ SPARK ~ Ajax Library

sparkAwards Reception from 1 to 3 pm
55 Harwood Ave. S.

Mar 24 to April 1 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringWROL (without rule of law)
by Michaela Jeffery
directed by John Lunman
stage managed by Tracy Magee-Graham
March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2023
“We are not Guides anymore. No, we’re rogue.”
Four Grade 8 girls are sure that society does not prioritize their voices and commit to preparing for survival in the post-collapse world they expect to inherit. They gather in an abandoned building, determined to be heard and re-invent their futures. But these committed doomers uncover clues that complicate their plans. Who was in this space before? And where did they go?
This is a play for adults (16plus) who portray a group of 12 – 13-year-old characters.

25 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francis
Captain Fantastic, A Tribute to Elton
John that is based on the 70s and 80s era of Elton John’s work including a five-piece band and costume changes.
The show has been travelling internationally for the past 12 years, entertaining audiences at theatres, festivals, fairs, and other venues. Don’t miss this sensational tribute show, featuring favourites such as Rocket Man, Your Song, Crocodile Rock, Bennie and the Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and more.

78 Church Street South, Ajax, L1S 6B3
or call 905.619-.5259, ext. 2787 (ARTS)T

26 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraAt the Movies @ 2 pm
Forest Brook CC
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax

March 26 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts

Workshop: Janice Brown will be doing a workshop on mixed media. She will provide supplies. Please bring your own lunch or pick one up at a local food place. Payment is DUE in full MARCH 22.
We accept cash, credit card or debit at the club.
DATE: Sunday March 26th, 2023
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm with a lunch break in between.
Ajax Creative Arts
22 Sherwood Dr W, Ajax On L1T 2Y2

Mar 27 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk
Art Deco: High Style for a Jazz Age - 4:30pm
1450 Henry St. Whitby



31 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreFRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 AT 1 PM
Juror’s Talk with Heather Riley

Learn about the jurying process and look closely at the selected artworks in the 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition!
Latcham Art Centre - 2 Park Drive (Leisure Centre), Stouffville






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A Gift of Art | Station Gallery | RMG

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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 Mary.

speaker's series AND art TALKS

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

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery

ArtScene deadlines HERE

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2023

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Now partnering with A Gift of Art

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



March Break

Station Gallery

March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Weekdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$225 ($205 for Patrons)
March 13, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Weekdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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