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November 2023

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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 Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day


Happy Diwali

Early Bird

November 2024 Early Bird Listings

Nov 13 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Here’s Stanley
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 PM
At Station Gallery, Studio C
Enjoy learning about innovative film techniques to fully appreciate your favourite flicks by director Stanley Kubrick. Meet an enthusiastic movie buff who has loved cinema since his dad took him to see Gary Cooper in High Noon. And meet a dedicated artist and art historian who names Kubrick as one of the best filmmakers of all time. Drop by for this popular interactive session, and bring along some friends to double your film fun! And don’t worry if you don’t know Kubrick – Tim and Olex will introduce you!
Station Gallery, Studio C
1450 Henry St. Whitby

Continuing October 2023 Listings

to Nov 5 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART Gallery10th Annual Juried ART Show
The Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St. E. , Colborne

Oct 20 to Nov 5 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersClue
based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
written by Sandy Rustin
October 20 - November 5, 2023
Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre (Dinner Theatre)

to Nov 18 ~ PRAC 22nd JAS

JASJoin us on Oct 26 for the Opening Reception and Award Presentations. Meet the amazing artists and talk with them about their art at the McLean CC, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax.


to Nov 25 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryKim-Lee Kho | Burnt Offerings
Station Gallery
1450 Henry St., Whitby


to Nov 25 ~ Port Perry Artists Assoc

PPAAShow at Station Gallery
1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185


Oct 20 to Dec 6 ~ Latcham Gallery

Latcham Art CentreContinuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora
Open: Friday, October 20 – Wednesday December 6, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 | 7 PM – 9 PM
2 Park Drive, Stouffville


New November 2023 events

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC42nd Juried Art Show
Info - Submission GuidelinesReminder that submissions for our 42nd Juried Art Show are open!
Submission Deadlines are: November 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024

Submissions are restricted to artists located in the Durham Region (Clarington, Bowmanville, Orono, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Scugog), the Peterborough area, and Toronto (Scarborough only)— anywhere in the eastern side of the Greater Toronto Area.

Nov 1 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryDay of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) @ 7 pm
Live mariachi band, cash bar
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185



Nov 4 & 5 ~ Art Guild of Scar

Art Guild of ScarFALL ART SHOW & SALE
November 4 and 5, 2023. 10 am to 5 pm
The Centennial Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2W5


Nov 4 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisSimply the Best : A Tina Turner Tribute @ 7 pm
"Join us for this tribute to the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner, starring Karen Durrant, as she creates the unmistakable illusion that Tina has graced our stage. Karen is, without a doubt, the best Tina Turner impersonator you will ever see! The hair, voice, makeup, and dress exactly copy Tina, shocking audiences with her incredible attention to detail. Showcasing all your Tina Turner favourites, such as Proud Mary, River Deep - Mountain High, We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome), and What’s Love Got To Do With It, “Simply the Best” is a must see show and a concert experience you’ll not want to miss!
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Nov 4 ~ Resound Choir

Resound ChoirA Concert of Remembrance @ 7pm
guests Durham Shores Chorus, Resound Choir, Iain Lynch, Piper
632 Thornton Rd. N, Oshawa


Nov 9 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGTALKS & TOURS Join us to learn about the life and art of artist Alexandra Luke. Guest lecturer Margaret Rodgers. Rodgers will share her knowledge and research about Alexandra Luke to compliment our current exhibition, "Alexandra Luke: Push and Pull". Alexandra Luke was an important artist linked to the beginnings of abstract painting in Canada and a founding member of Painters Eleven.
@ 7 pm
Registration encouraged.
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa

Nov 10 & 11 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeVIMY
A Staged Reading of Vimy by Vern Thiessen
Staged Reading & 10th Anniversary Reception Nov 10 & 7
Staged Reading Nov 11 @ 2 PM
Hope Church, Port Perry
14480 Old Simcoe Rd

Nov 10 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisAjax Film Circuit : Twice Colonized @ 7 pm
Watch a TIFF film right in your own backyard! The Ajax Film Circuit is back with selected films from the Toronto International Film Fest
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Nov 10 & 11 ~ Port Perry Artists' Association

PPAAFall Show on November 11th and 12th at
The Scout Hall at 15585 Simcoe St in Port Perry.


Nov 10 to Dec 17 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryWinter The Art of Giving
The Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St. E. , Colborne

Nov 14 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest Speaker: Rob Taylor, speaking on 'Pickering’s War Memorials.
“Crumbling Stone, Faded Names, Forgotten Meaning – The Plight of the War Memorials in Durham Region”.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Pickering Central Library, One the Esplanade—in the Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Pickering resident, Robert Taylor, formally studied War Memorials as a Master of Arts candidate at the University of Gloucester, England. Between 2009 and 2012, he visited, researched, and recorded 557 of the 607 listed memorials in the county of Gloucestershire. In 2014, Taylor returned to Canada and worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on a short contract to locate and review the condition of war grave markers in cemeteries in Northumberland County. Now retired, he continues his research on War Memorials in many places including Durham Region.

Nov 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00PM
at Whitby Public Library

405 Dundas St W, Whitby,


Nov 17 ~ Mansfield Entertainment

Decades of Bond is the Ultimate tribute to the incredible music of the James Bond Film Empire. This 13-piece show band is stacked with some of the finest musicians in North America including the fabulous Rebecca Noelle and Michael Hanna Sr on vocals. A powerhouse horn section and elegant string quartet soar gracefully over the driving rhythm section to deliver you some of the most remarkable music ever written for film! 7:30 pm
Orillia Opera House
20 Mississaga St W, Orillia

Nov 17 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisFriday Night Live: Holiday-oke and Open Mic @ 7 pm
Singing in a winter wonderland - our karaoke event is back and more holiday'd than ever!
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Nov 18 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisAjax Superstar @ 6 pm
Don’t miss this incredible evening filled with amazing performances by local youth bands, dance groups, vocalists, and other performers, as they showcase their talents in one spectacular show. The event is FREE and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For more details, visit or call 905.619.2529, ext. 7508
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Nov 18 & 19 ~ Durham Potters Guild

Durham PottersAjax Community Centre
75 Centennial Road, Ajax
HMS Room.

Nov 21 ~ Lucy E.M.Black

An Evening with Author Lucy E.M.Black
The Brickworks
at Scucog Memorial Public Library @ 7 pm

Nov 23 to 26 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreBeyond Craft Show @ Sale
19 on the Park (19 Civic Ave.) Stouffville

Nov 24 to Dec 2 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

ACTThe Real Inspector Hound
St. Francis Centre – 78 Church St. South, Ajax


Nov 24 & 25 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band

PCCBWinter Nights, City Lights
6:30- 8:30. We are playing in the lobby of the
Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Centre
Valley Farm Road, Pickering


Ontario Philharmonic CELEBRATING RACHMANINOFF’s 150th!
2 performance subscription available!
Join us in celebrating this milestone of the great composer and piano legend, Sergei Rachmaninoff. Our Rachmaninoff extravaganza begins with his rapturous Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor performed by the young Armenian virtuoso, Eva Gevorgyan
Regent Theatre | 50 King Street East, Oshawa

Nov 25 ~ Ajax Santa Claus Parade

Santa's Spectacle of Lights from the corner of Bayly St. and Mackenzie Ave. The parade travels east on Bayly St. until it reaches Harwood Ave., where it travels north in the southbound lanes, until it reaches the parade finish line at Harwood Ave. and Achilles Rd. I know I’m biased, but I LOVE the Ajax Santa Claus Parade. It’s so magical with all the lights, and we have some great marching bands, community floats, glowing buskers, and walking groups to entertain you. And in addition to the big guy in red, there may even be a giant inflatable character traveling our route. In 2019 it was a 25’ Kermit the Frog. You’ll have to come out to see who it is this year! Immediately following the parade, join us for the special tree lighting ceremony and after parade party at Ajax Town Hall and the Ajax Main Branch Library. There will be entertainment, children’s activities, photo opportunities, and more. For more information, visit

Nov 25 & 26 ~ A gift of Art

A Gift of ArtChristmas in the Country Market from 10 to 4 pm
187 King Ave E. Newcastle


Nov 26, Dec 2 & 3 ~ Westben

WestbenSpeaking of Gifts
Bundle up and join Westben for another magical performance celebrating the season! Coming from her home on the Curve Lake First Nation, spoken word artist Sarah Lewis teams up with the eighty voices of the Westben Choruses in a collaborative exploration of giving, through word and song.
Nov 26, Dec 2 & 3 ~ St. John's United Church
50 Bridge Street West Campbellford ON K0L 1L0


Nov 26 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber Orchestra'IMAGINE' A Christmas with DCO 2pm Ajax
Forest Brook Community Church Auditorium
​60 Kearney Rd Ajax ON

Nov 26 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCHandel's Messiah at 3:00 p.m.
with Noelle Slaney, soprano
Renee Fajardo, alto
Adam Wicks, tenor
Colin Mackey, bass
Christopher Dawes, organ
College Park Adventist Church, 1164 King St E, Oshawa
Tickets $30 Adult, Youth (13-18) $18, Child (12 and under) $12
Tickets available online at or at the door.
For more information, visit
or call (289) 312-0488.
Durham Community Choir's biennial local performance of this seasonal favourite returns! Experience Handel's choral masterpiece in an energetic and passionate performance with up-and-coming choral soloists.

Nov 27 ~ Station Gallery

Monday, November 27 at 4:30pm

Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185



Dec 31 ~ Ajax Family New Year’s Eve Party
As 2023 comes to a close, the Town of Ajax is proud to host the Ajax Family New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, December 31st from 6 to 9 pm at the Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.)


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Regent Theatre ~ 50 King St. E, Oshawa

Nov 2 ~ The Untouchables
Nov 3 ~ The Genesis Experience - Featuring G2$ 2023 8 pm
Nov 4 ~ An Evening with Elton Rohn
Nov 9 ~ The Traveling Milburys
Nov 10 ~ Early Morning Rain - The Legend of Gordon Lighfoot
Nov 11 ~ Tapestry - The Carole King Songbook 3 and 8 pm
Nov 12 ~ Joplin Meets Hendrix 8 pm
Nov 18 ~ Rof Stewart Experience 8 pm
Nov 19 ~ Tartan Terrors - The Celtic Invasion 8 pm
Nov 26 ~ Forever Seger - The Silver bullet Experience 2023
Nov 30 ~ ABBA Revisited 8 pm

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2023

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Now partnering with A Gift of Art

David and Aemilia Robinson ~ June 2 to July 21
Sujesh Chitty V ~ July 21 to Sept 8
Bonnie Arnsen and Victoria Froats~ Sept 8 to Oct 27
Gillian Morris & Lauren Boissonneault ~ Oct 27 to Dec 15

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 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 8 ~ Lauren Boissonneault
Aug 8 to Sept 11 ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept 11 to Oct 17 ~ Digital Art Show and Saba Kalim
Oct. 17 to Nov. 19 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024 ~ Nancy Mueller

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