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May 2020

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

(2019 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS is May 29)

Early BirdMay 2021 Early Bird Listings

Continuing events from last month

Ajax Community Theatre ~ cancelled

Ajax Community TheatreChapter 2
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca 905-619-2529

to May 2 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateOut of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Herongate Theatre has suspended all Dinner & Show performances for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will update you on our website and via email.
We urge you to practice safety precautions and hope to re-open in the near future.
Sincerely,
Ann & Steve
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com 905-472-3085

to January 3, 2021 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Loft Gallery Commission: Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson
Closed
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville
https://www.vac.ca/coleswanson.html

May 2020

1, 2, 3 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists ~ cancelled

Lemonville Group27th Annual Show & Sale
This year we have a virtual exhibition on our website http://www.lemonvillegroupofartists.com/ We all share a common interest of staying safe and healthy.
​Due to the Corona Virus and physical distancing measures we must cancel our 27th Annual Show and Sale. We look forward to seeing you next year
April 30, May 1st, and May 2nd, 2021
Lemonville Community Centre
13454 McCowan Rd, Stouffville
905 985 8209
lemonvillegroupofartists.com

1 to 10 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeWe have made the difficult decision to cancel our participation in small town BIG: Scugog Arts Festival, scheduled for May 1 – 10. Please note that, while our small town BIG dates are cancelled, the programs themselves (Stag and Doe, Monsters & Milfoil, and T’eatre, Tea and Treats) are only postponed and we still plan to present them at a later date, yet to be determined.

1 to 17 ~ Oshawa Art Association ~ cancelled

OAA52nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
cancelled
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St, Oshawa
portraitsbygoguen@hotmail.com

1, 2 & 3 ~ Ajax Creative Arts ~ Cancelled

Ajax Creative ArtsSpring Show and Sale
ajaxcreativearts.com
Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Road West. Ajax

 

2 & 3 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour cancelled

4 ~ Regent Theatre

STAR WARS DAY - ORIGINAL TRILOGY SCREENING
DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION, REGENT THEATRE MUST CANCEL THE APRIL CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT. FOR THOSE PATRONS WHO HAVE INQUIRED, WE WILL BRING BACK THIS MOVIE NEXT SPRING, SO STAY TUNED! 
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca

6 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING – cancelled
Due to the recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, a city-wide cancellation has been issued for all programs/rentals, until at least July 1st, 2020 for precautionary reasons.
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1, Pickering 905-509-3855

7 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Attack May 3 – May 10, 2020 cancelled
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7 at 7pm
It’s International Youth Week and the Town of Whitby and Whitby Youth Council in partnership with Station Gallery are excited to present the sixth annual Art Attack event during the first full week of May 2020. Art Attack gives Whitby youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents.
Multiple art pieces will be showcased at Station Gallery in a week-long exhibition. Youth are encouraged to submit their artwork in various categories including; Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, Video & Film, Photography, Graffiti &
Fashion, and Jewelry.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/exhibitions/art-attack-4/

May 7 ~ Pineridge Arts Council

JPECancelled
The Town of Ajax has made the decision to cancel all facility permits until the end of May with no new bookings being processed. You can find the information here: https://www.ajax.ca/en/novel-coronavirus-update.aspx#Recreation-Services

7 ~ Regent Theatre

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT - WAIT UNTIL DARK
DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION, REGENT THEATRE MUST CANCEL THE APRIL CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT. FOR THOSE PATRONS WHO HAVE INQUIRED, WE WILL BRING BACK THIS MOVIE NEXT SPRING, SO STAY TUNED! 
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca

8 ~ Regent Theatre ~ rescheuled to June 12

THE STAMPEDERS IN CONCERT - CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/

9 ~ St. Francis Centre ~ cancelled

St. Francis

Pinkalicious The Musical by Electric Moon Theatre Company
The Town of Ajax has made the decision to cancel all facility permits until the end of May with no new bookings being processed. You can find the information here: https://www.ajax.ca/en/novel-coronavirus-update.aspx#Recreation-Services
http://stfranciscentre.ca/event/pinkalicious-the-musical-by-electric-moon-theatre-company/
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529 x 2787

May 9 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsThe Met: Live in HD
Maria Stuarda
– May 9 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm
Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.
MET OPERA on the Big Screen at the Capitol
Capitol Theatre (Main Stage)
20 Queen Street
Port Hope
https://capitoltheatre.com/events/

9 ~ Music4Life

Music 4LifeMusic4Life String Orchestra presents
Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead
a benefit concert in collaboration with Boys and Girls Club of Durham with Special Guests the Juno and multi-CFMA award winning Canadian Fiddle Foursome The Fretless
Doors open at 2 pm show starts at 2:30 pm. Free reception with Silent Auction to follow the performance. Online Tickets $15 | Tickets at the door $20.
For more information visit Music4LifeEnsemble.ca or email us at info@Music4LifeEnsemble.ca
Saturday May 9th, 2020
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax

9 ~ Espressivo Singers

Espressivo SingersTranscendence
The ES concert on May 9 has been postponed, date TBD.
I'm hoping that we might be able to have them by the end of June, but that is contingent on being able to resume in person rehearsals by mid-May, which may very well not happen.
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby
289-312-0488 | http://espressivosingers.ca/

9 ~ Regent Theatre

A TRIBUTE TO HEART AND STYX
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca

10 ~ Scugog Arts

Scugog ArtsCHI-WIIGWECH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!
Scugog Arts is very thankful to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Donations Committee. They have granted us $25,000 to help us create the 1st Scugog Arts Festival SMALL TOWN BIG, May -10, 2020. Everyone in our community will benefit from this generous donation and we plan to bring you 10 days of exciting arts-based festivities.

10 ~ Regent Theatre

OPRY GOLD - STARRING LEISA WAY
Opry Gold Starring Leisa Way & The Wayward Wind Band
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/N

12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society ~ cancelled

PTHSAdrienne Hood "The Narrative of Quilts: Making, Collecting and Researching"
This lavishly illustrated talk will focus on the history of quilts, with particular attention paid to those of Canadian origin. It will examine the construction and materials used in quilt making and explore how these textiles can be used as historical evidence to uncover details about everyday life in the past, shedding particular
light on women's history. And since many historic quilts reside in various collections, I will also explore how collecting impacts our historical understanding.
PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, (normally) March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Central Library. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

12 ~ Oshawa Camera Club

Oshawa Camera ClubPhotography in Motion
Photography Exhibition
Admission $10 tickets events@oshawacameraclub.ca
https://www.oshawacameraclub.ca/
Regent Theatre
50 Kin St. E, Oshawa

 

 

May 13 to 17 ~ Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell and Mike Scholte

Mirage a Trois - Visions of Three Art Show and Sale
Painterly realistic artwork by Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell and Mike Scholte
Reception Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time(s) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street
Unionville ON L3R 2G8
Event Website McKay Art Centre

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association ~ cancelled

OAAGuest Speaker: Lori Dunn
Wildlife artist
Monthly 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
289-991-1067
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com/

13 ~ 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

13 ~ VAC - to be rescheuled

AGM At this time, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the Municipality's declaration of a state of emergency, the Board of Directors at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has decided to postpone indefinitely the upcoming Annual Members' Meeting, originally scheduled for May 13th, 2020.
Once the crisis is under control and our community is safe to gather, a new date will be established. In accordance with The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington's By-Laws, the Board of Directors will notify all members with a minimum of 30 days' notice of a new date prior to the Annual Members' Meeting.

19 & 20 Regent Theatre

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2020
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/

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22 ~ Regent Theatre

MOTOWN SOUL 2020
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/

23 to 29 ~ Artfest Online for 2020!

Artfest2020

Indie Author Day

 

https://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/artfest-arts-market.aspx

 

24 ~ DURHAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Durham Chamber OrchestraEast meets West ($20.) - May 24, 2020 at 2:30pm
​Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Drive, Ajax, ON

24 ~ Regent Theatre

BAD TO THE BONE - THE GEORGE THOROGOOD EXPERIENCE
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/

25 to June 24 ~ Art Retreat ~ cancelled

Dordogne France with Valerie Kent
valeriekent.com 705-944-9444

May 26 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
https://capitoltheatre.com

29 ~ Regent Theatre

DEAN FORD & THE BEAUTIFUL ONES - ULTIMATE PRINCE EXPERIENCE
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/

30 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic Choir‘Welcome Summer!’
Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7:30PM Hebron Christian Reformed Church, Whitby
The 27th season of the DPC concludes with a special concert featuring a wide selection of music for spring. New music, special guests, and a premiere will be part of the evening’s festivities which will include music by Mark Hayes, Moses Hogan, Eleanor Daley and other Canadian composers – all mixed with a splash of Celtic music! Join us for an evening of lighter musical fare in a casual setting, followed by refreshments in the foyer! Tickets $35
durhamphilharmonic.ca | 905-728-1739

30 ~ Regent Theatre

LOSING MY MIND: THE LEGACY AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca

30 ~ Arts on Fire Ajax

Arts on Fire AjaxSpring Showcase Day
Free Mini-Musical or Teen Improv Shows!
1:30-2:30
105 Bayly St. East, Ajax L1S1P2
Artsonfireajax.com
905-903-3675 | artsonfireajax@gmail.com

31 ~ Regent Theatre ~ *RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD*

DARRIN ROSE: FUN + JOKES + MOVIES
*RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD*
Based on direction from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ontario Premier, the Regent Theatre and its partners have postponed or cancelled all events throughout the months of April and May. Our Promoters and Staff have been working diligently at rescheduling events to a later date so that our patrons don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows. Existing ticket holders will be contacted when the final reschedule date for each event is confirmed. Please check your email and our website often for the latest information. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2
regenttheatre.ca/


31 ~ PineRidge Arts Council

JPECancelled
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7

 

31 ~ Durham Notables ~ to be rescheuled

Durham NotablesA Notable Spring Concert
Forestbrook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax
durhamnotables.com

ArtScene

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speaker's series AND art TALKS

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

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery


Young SingersYoung Singers

Young Singers two auditioned choirs, Random Notes and Director’s Choir is housed at St. Francis Centre in Ajax. We have an amazing group of singers aged 10-20 who have made lasting friendships all while rehearsing, performing and attending retreats and music festivals together.

Auditions for 2019/20 season are currently taking place. To book an audition, please contact administrator@youngsingers.ca.

 


Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering
2020
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
2020
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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