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May 2024

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA that almost happened in May

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!

Reading and RemembranceMay is Asian Heritage Month

 

(2023 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS is May 29)

May 2025 Early Bird Listings

Early Bird

 

Continuing May 2024 Events

to May 5 ~ The Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryColour Returns @ the Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St E , Colborne .
March 7 to May 5
Reception on Sat March 9, 2-4 pm
https://thecolborneartgallery.ca/

April & May ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery16TH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW, DURHAM COLLEGE
Now firmly in our second decade of partnership, we celebrate with a group exhibition of work by Durham College students featured in all gallery spaces
1450 Henry St. Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca

to May 19 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.ca42nd Annual Juried Art Show
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 23, 2024
143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville
https://www.vac.ca/202


to June 9 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGRaechel Wastesicoot: Kenatentas
January 27 – June 9, 2024
Raechel Wastesicoot is a mixed Kanien’kehá:ka beadworker born and raised in Oshawa and currently based in Toronto. In this exhibition, Wastesicoot has created a new series of beaded artworks in response to paintings from the RMG’s permanent collection. Working with upcycled, vintage, and harvested materials, her pieces are personal reflections on family, community, and relation to place, inspired by the colours and abstractions of Painters Eleven.
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre, Oshawa
rmg.on.ca
905.576.3000

to Aug 25 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGPainters Eleven: The Greenberg Effect
March 9 – August 25, 2024
Clement Greenberg was an influential American art critic who helped define twentieth century art. At the peak of his career in the 1940s and 1950s, Greenberg helped establish abstract expressionism as the dominant art form, making Jackson Pollock a household name. It was for these reasons that members of the Ontario abstract collective, Painters Eleven, were interested in having Greenberg visit and look at their work. This exhibition pulls together artworks produced after this visit and considers the effect, if any, the American critic had on their individual art practice.
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre, Oshawa
rmg.on.ca
905.576.3000

to June 9 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGOshawa Incorporated as a City, 1924. The Thomas Bouckley Collection.
Oshawa: 100 Years
March 9 – August 25, 2024
anuary 20 – June 9, 2024
This year marks one hundred years since Oshawa was incorporated as a city. From humble beginnings with a population of 16,000, today more than 172,000 people call Oshawa home. Through historical photographs from the Thomas Bouckley Collection, this exhibition explores what life was like in Oshawa in 1924.
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre, Oshawa
rmg.on.ca
905.576.3000

 

 

May 2024 NEW Events

May 3 to 5 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsSpring Show
http://www.ajaxcreativearts.ca/
Ajax Creative Arts
22 Sherwood Dr W, Ajax

 

 

 

May 3-5 ~ the Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville Group31st Annual Show & Sale
Please join The Lemonville Group of Artists for their 31tst Annual Art Show and Sale.
Our show begins Friday May 3rd 2024 from 7 pm to 9 pm and continues Saturday & Sunday May 4th and May 5th, 2024 from 10 am to 5pm. A wide variety of original works of art by the group members are for sale. Everyone is welcome. Browsing is very welcome! No Admission Charge, Wheelchair Accessible, Light Refreshments We are located at the
Lemonville Community Centre
13453 McCowan Road, Stouffville
side of McCowan half a kilometre south of Bloomington Road.
From the 404 exit east on Bloomington to McCowan Road.
905.985.8209 LGAinfo@gmail.com www.LemonvilleGroupofArtists.com

 

May 8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMeeting: Guest Speaker Dorsey James
7 pm
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen ST., Oshawa
www.oshawaartassociation.com

St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMay 10 ~ TIFF Ajax FiIm Circuit

May 17 ~ Silver Screen Sing Along - Momma Mio

May 25 ~ From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

May 31 ~ National AccessAbility Awareness Week Film Screening
78 Church St. S., Ajax

May 11 ~ Music4Life String Orchestra

Music 4LifeMusic4life String Orchestra presents Sunshine for the Soul.
Join us Saturday May 11th 2024 for a vibrant musical experience of uplifting rhythms and joyful tunes featuring special guests, the globe-trotting Clarinet & Accordion Comedic duo Bridge & Wolak. It will be sheer Sunshine for the Soul. Doors open at 2pm.  Show starts at 2:30pm. Free reception to follow.  Advanced Online Tickets are $25, Seniors (65+) $20 at Music4LifeEnsemble.ca | All Tickets at the Door $25.  Location: Forest Brook Community Church | 60 Kearney Drive, Ajax.  For more information email info@Music4LifeEnsemble.ca or visit Music4LifeEnsemble.ca

 


https://www.music4lifeensemble.ca/

 

to May 12 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAA 56th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Robert McLaughlin Gallery - Oshawa
www.oshawaartassociation.com
or Contact: Joan Moss – 905 723 5744
joanmoss247@yahoo.ca
Open to OAA members & Durham Region residents.

LSSTMay 4 & 5 ~ 2024 Lake Scugog Studio Tour

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, Monday, November 13

 

 

May 14 ~ PTHS

PTHSGuest Speaker: Arlene Gehmacher, “The Image as Document: Stories from Canada’s 19th Century Past”
Arlene Gehmacher, L.R. Wilson Curator of Canadian Art and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, will be reflecting on the ROM’s recently-completed “watercolour project”. She will be considering the impetus of the cquisition of such works, and presenting specific xamples, as well as considering approaches taken to collect and interpret historical pictures.
PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Central Library. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. General meetings are free and open to all.

 

May 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Artus Interruptus
The Birth of a Station
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM
Witches hats, an unsolved murder, graffiti in the attic—Whitby’s historic railway station contains many eerie secrets. Join SG Curator Olex as he uncovers the mysteries preserved in the Station Gallery’s heritage building legacy.
To reserve a seat: https://whitbylibrary.libcal.com/event/3739332
405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
905.668.4185
www.stationgallery.ca

May ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery10TH ANNUAL ART ATTACK
For the early years it was a one-night-only pop-up show: now it's a formal exhibition. Calling all budding Whitby artists between 12-18 years of age! In partnership with the Whitby Youth Council, SG deepens its connection with aspiring artists with formal exhibition opportunities during International Youth Week.
1450 Henry St. Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca

May 26 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraForest Brook Community Church Auditorium 2 pm
​60 Kearney Rd Ajax ON
http://www.durhamchamberorchestra.co

May 26 & 27 ~ Artfest 2024

ArtfestSaturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Esplanade Park
, Pickering
**Two days this year! Join us as Esplanade Park is filled with creativity for this arts-themed event. https://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/artfest.aspx

 

 

 

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Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2024

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Jan 19 - March 15
Michael Newman (Tomhol)
Mar 15 - May 10 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
May 10 - July 5 ~ Saba Kalim
July 5 - Aug 30 ~ Anja Sagan
Aug 30 - Oct 18 ~ Monique Rowe & Nancy Mueller
Oct 18 - Dec 13, 2024 ~ Open

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2024

TBA

 

2024 ~ Regent Theatre ~ 50 King St. E, Oshawa

Regetn Theatre CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHTS FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024 7:00 PM – BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

IN SPITE OF OURSELVES AN EVENING CELEBRATING JOHN PRINE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2024 7:30PM

MAY 3, 2024 8:00PM
~ THE COOPER BROTHERS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Presented by: Blackrose Entertainment in Association with Regent Theatre
MAY 4, 2024

THE STAMPEDERS ONE MORE TIME
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 7:30PM
~ STRANGE MAGIC - THE ELO EXPERIENCE 2024. SATURDAY, 8:00PM

MARC JORDAN AMY SKY TOGETHER IN CONCERT
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2024 7:30PM

SIMPLY QUEEN 2024
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024 8:00PM

TOMMY EMMANUEL CGP
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2024 8:00PM

MAY 25, 2024 7:30PM
~ THE COMIC STRIPPERS 2024 Presented by: Shantero Productions
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca/

 


TIFF Ajax Film Circuit ~ Movie Nights
(please note the different start times for movies as they have changed)
Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m. I Like Movies
Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. – TBD

78 Church Street South, Ajax
www.ajax.ca/sfc

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