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November 2019

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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* by performances means matinees

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Reading and Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day

Early BirdNovember 2020 Early Bird Listings


to January 3, 2021 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Loft Gallery Commission: Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson
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

Nov. 1 ~ Regent Theatre ~ rescheduled from March 27

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020  8:00 PM
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa
905.721.3399 x2

11 ~ 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

14 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery31st annual Holiday House Tour
on Saturday, November 14th.



November 20 from Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre ~ POSTPONED

Whitby Courthouse TheatreKiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
Patrons who have purchased tickets to this production will be contacted and given the option of moving their seats to one of the new November 2020 dates, or to receive a refund. We appreciate your patience as we work through this lengthy process, we will contact you in the coming weeks. In-person box office has been suspended until further notice.
At 35-years old, Robert has the mental capacities of an 8-year old, but that doesn’t make him any less wise in the ways of the world. Holly is pregnant, alone and simply needs the right break.
A story about people finding the nerve to take responsibility, and persevering against the odds.
Uplifting, poignant and funny, Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun will capture your heart and possibly change the way you view people forever. “Before this glorious life is done, I shall kiss the moon and kiss the sun. It’s about trying to get the most out of life, but Robert and I have a different meaning for it. I’m the moon that watches over him at night, and he’s the sun who brightens up my days.” - Norm Foster


November 2019

November ~ Happy Diwali


to November 23 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show

JASMcLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive
Ajax, L1T 3K7



to November 3, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACZ’otz* Collective: Waiting Outside of My Hand
Z’otz* Collective is a group of three artists with Latin American roots, who collaborate on multi-media works, which include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, and site-specific drawing installations. In this exhibition, the artists will investigate the concept of the niche as a point of departure. A niche may be thought of as a recess or shadow box, to contain elements within a larger configuration. Exploring the notion of the space to incubate, collect, investigate, and share stories, the collective will create contemporary niches strategically placed within the content of a site-specific mural created by the artists.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K8

to December 17 ~ LATCHAM ART CENTRE

Latcham Art CentreJason Baerg
October 17 – December 7, 2019, Opening reception Thursday, October 17 from 7pm – 9pm
Jason Baerg is a Toronto-based Cree Métis artist and educator whose practice serves optimistic futurities. For his solo exhibition at Latcham Art Centre, Baerg will share his recent mixed media works, that respond from his ancestral homelands in Saskatchewan, to question and react to global contemporary concerns, which are informed by numerous Indigenous perspectives. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm.  This solo exhibition is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francistiff. AJAX FILM CIRCUIT @ 8 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St. S. Ajax

Sept 20, Oct 18 and Nov 8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francistiff.2ND REEL
Sept 20, Oct 18 and Nov 8 @ 8 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St. S. Ajax

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.

1 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax Film Circuit presents
Friday, November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

Nov. 1, Sat. Nov. 2, Wed. Nov. 6, Thurs. Nov. 7, Fri. Nov. 8, Sat. Nov. 9 ~ DSPDurham Shoestring

Marion Bridge
By Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Carolyn Wilson
Stage Managed by Christy Chase and Kathy Ennis
“Best not to have expectations and to keep your plans flexible.”
Agnes is “the unconventional one”; Theresa is “the good one”; Louise is “the strange one”. For adult sisters reuniting in their Cape Breton home, nothing is ever as simple or as terrific or as awful as the children they were once believed. Maybe that’s a good thing because the MacKeigans each cling to wildly different versions of how they grew up. It could be said that we need to understand our childhoods to live a rich and happy life, or it just might be that we need to let our sisters support us in the here and now.
Performances Fri. Nov. 1, Sat. Nov. 2, Wed. Nov. 6, Thurs. Nov. 7, Fri. Nov. 8, Sat. Nov. 9, 2019, 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St.
Oshawa, L1H 3Z3

1 to 9 ~ Dur. Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringMarion Bridge– 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa 905-725-9256

1 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenDickens with a Musical Twist
First-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talk
Friday, November 1, 2019 ~ 12 noon
Clock Tower Cultural Centre: 36 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 | 705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

1, 2, 3 ~ Pine Ridge Art Association

Pine Ridge Arts Assoc27th Annual Art Show & Sale
Fri-Sun. 1-2-3 November, 2019
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario Street
Open Library hours. All Welcome.
Free Admission and Parking


Nov. 1 ~ Capitol Fine Arts

Capitol Fine ArtsOakland Stroke
• One Show Only
November 1
Several times a year, the finest musicians in Canada step out from their studio work for film, television, and work on major shows, to focus their incredible talents on funk, soul, and R&B!
Capitol Theatre
20 Queen Street, Port Hope
905-885-1071 |

Nov 1, 2, 3 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts2019 Christmas Show & Sale
Friday, Nov.1 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov.2 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov.3 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
22 Sherwood Road W.
Pickering Village Community Center
Ajax, L1T 2Y2

Nov 1 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francistiff. AJAX FILM CIRCUIT @ 8 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St. S. Ajax

1 to 9 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateIt Had To Be You – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering 905-472-3085

2 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Turkey Supper – 5 to 7 pm
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

2 ~ Pickering Library

PPLMakerFest 2019
Public · Hosted by Pickering Public Library
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
Pickering Public Library
Hosted by Pickering Public Library
facebook event

2 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic by the Bay Live Presents
John Rowlands – The Stories Behind The Lens
Saturday, November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm $40
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

2 ~ VAC

VACSaturday, November 2, 11 am - 4 pm
​FREE Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Station Gallery, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Spend Saturday afternoon exploring the exhibitions in Durham Region’s public art galleries. The bus will pick up participants on Saturday, November 2 at 11 am from 401 Richmond St West, Toronto, then depart for the Station Gallery (Whitby, ON), Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), and the Visual Art Centre of Clarington (Bowmanville, ON).
To RSVP, please email Desaree Rosskopf at or call 905-623-5831 ext. 0, by Friday, November 1 at 4pm. Please contact us for any questions about accessibility accommodations.

2 & 3 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Art Guild of ScarAnnual Fall Show will be held on Sat. & Sun., Nov 2 & 3, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Centennial Recreation Centre - Scarborough
1967 Ellesmere Ave., Toronto, M1H 2W5.
The awards presentation and reception will be held on
Saturday, Nov .2 at 10:15 am.

3 ~ Adonai Creative Arts

Book Launch on Sunday, November 3 at 11:45 a.m.
The author is Grace Fraser Henry with Vilma Blenman and Bonnie Beldan-Thomson. The book is called Grace upon Grace. Grace Fraser Henry, an award-winning winning athlete, Gospel singer and High School teacher whose life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
The launch is in the library of
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax

3 to 23 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtAn Opening Reception for an Exhibition of the Artworks featured in the Durham Region Hospice-Clarington 2020 calendar will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm, Sunday, November 3, at A Gift of Art, 187 King Ave E, in Newcastle.  You can see the Original Art work and purchase a calendar.  All proceeds support the Hospice fundraising campaign.
Ann-marie Harley
Phone:  905-987-2264 or email:


Chestnut Hill Dev. Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1


7 to 10 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreBeyond Craft Show & Sale
19 On The Park - Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment
19 Civic Avenue, Stouffville

7 to 23 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Whitby Courthouse TheatreIt’s Only a Play – 8 pm
416 Centre St., S., Whitby 905-668-8111

8 ~ DEADLINE ~ 2019 Call for Artists

McLean Community Centre 905-831-6057

8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF – Village Rockstars – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

9 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Concert #2 – 8 pm
Chinese Cultural Centre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E, Toronto 416-879-5566

9 ~ Young Singers and Stake News

A Concert of Remembrance
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Oshawa Ontario Stake News
632 Thornton Road, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 6T6
Hosted by Oshawa Ontario Stake News
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites all to attend an evening of music, videos and remarks to remember and honour those who have served and currently serve in the armed forces. There will be a military display to view prior to the concert, at intermission and afterwards.
Admission is free however donations are welcomed for Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa Civic Band, Young Singers, and Wounded Warriors Canada and will be divided evenly between these 4 charitable groups.
All are welcome to submit photos and names of relatives that have served in the armed forces to be used in the closing video. Please send your submissions to

9 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisAn Evening With Raine Hamilton
905-619-2529 x 2787

Nov. 9 & 10 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAOur semi-annual PPAA November Show & Sale
Original works by talented local artists. Free admission and refreshments, daily draws. Credit & debit the Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street, Port Perry
November 9, 10 – both days 10 am – 4 pm

10 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCATwo Workshops for Adult Writers:
Sunday, October 6th, 2019 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Inspired by Art – Short Prose – Fiction & Memoir
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Inspired by Art – Poetry & Flash Fiction
Place – Scugog Arts, 181 Perry Street
$45 each, registration required
Instructor – James Dewar

10 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeReflections from The Great War
Sunday, November 10, 2 pm
Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry
Admission: $10 at the door, $15 advance preferred seating online only at
With the artists and guests of Theatre on the Ridge
Theatre on the Ridge recognizes Remembrance Day with a special afternoon of readings, songs and reflections from World War 1. Artists and guests of the company tell of life at the front and at home, from the early days of enthusiastic recruits to the heartbreaking aftermath of battles conducted on a scale never seen before. Approximately 2 hours with intermission.
Theatre3x60/Theatre on the Ridge
905 431-0977

12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS Elise Brunet “Museums of the World”
If you can think of a topic, there will likely be a
museum covering it. This talk will explore the path
less travelled, the original ideas, eccentric assions
and odd collections that make the world a much
more interesting place. Brunet is the Curator of the Law Society of Ontario.
Pickering Public Library · Pickering, ON
Meetings start at 7 pm at the Pickering Central Library Auditorium FACEBOOK EVENT

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: Olex Wlasenko
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July. 289-991-1067
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

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

NOV 13 ~ Lynde House Museum and Whitby Historical Society

Lynde HouseJournaling Classes



NOV 14 ~ Lynde House Museum and Whitby Historical Society

Lynde HouseTea & History - The W5 of Camp X
What was Whitby’s Camp X really all about? Where was it actually located? When was it used? Who worked there? Why is this important part of Canada’s history surrounded in mystery? Join Marlene Hodgson of as she answers these questions as more!
Thursday at 7 PM

14 to 23 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreThe Cemetery Club – 8 pm
(Mat. Nov. 17)
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

Nov. 15 to Dec 22 ~ Capitol Fine Arts

Capitol Fine ArtsCinderella THE PANTO
Cinderella THE PANTO - Everyone knows the famous tale of Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, stepmother and her rescue by a handsome prince! - But, you’ve never seen a Cinderella quite like this one!
Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope
905-885-1071 |

15 & 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryStation Gallery will be hosting a Holiday Market in conjunction with the 30th Annual Holiday House Tour.
Apply here to be a vendor or share the application with any makers you know!
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street,
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8

15 to Dec. 15 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC100 Small Paintings Show and Sale
November 15 - December 15, 2019
Reception: Friday, November 15, 6 - 8 pm
For our final iteration of 2019 exhibitions, the VAC is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of the annual 100 Small Paintings Show & Sale. This exhibition offers VAC members the opportunity to show and sell their artwork with the first 100 submitted artworks getting automatically accepted into the show, and 100% of the sale price going directly to the artists.
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.

Nov 15 to Dec 22 ~ Capitol Fine Arts

Capitol Fine ArtsCinderella THE PANTO
Everyone knows the famous tale of Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, stepmother and her rescue by a handsome prince! – But, you’ve never seen a Cinderella quite like this one! The Port Hope Festival Theatre presentation of Cinderella, the Panto, is written and directed by Caroline Smith, is a twisted and hilarious variation on the famous story, and you have NEVER seen stepsisters quite like these!
Presented in both family and adult 18-+ only versions, Cinderella, the Capitol Theatre’s beloved annual Panto, is a side-splitting take on a young woman’s adventure and transformation you won’t want to miss!
Note: There will be a “Nice” family version for matinées and a “Naughty” version for evening performances (Adults 18+ only for evening performances.)

15 to December 31 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateIt Runs In The Family – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering

NOV 15 & 16 ~ Lynde House Museum and Whitby Historical Society

Lynde HouseIN TIME - Interactive Escape Room Theatre
Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 7 PM
For reservations call 905-665-3131 or email
Lynde House Museum, 900 Brock St S, Whitby


16 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery30th Annual Holiday House Tour
Station Gallery is hosting the 30th annual Holiday House Tour on November 15th and 16th. Make this tour part of your holiday traditions with a presentation of stunning home design and the latest seasonal décor trends, along with local favourites in Durham Region!
In celebration of the 30th anniversary, we are introducing a Friday night VIP experience on November 15th, which will feature unique attractions at each of the locations and advanced entry to the Holiday Market.
Tickets go on sale on August 26 for SG patrons and are $75 for VIP tickets and $40 for general tickets. Visit our website on August 26 for all the details.
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street,
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8

16 & 17 ~ Lois Child

Art Show and Sale ~ A two-day show and sale of unique acrylic pouring paintings by Lois Child. Cash or etransfer only for payment. Purchase a special gift for someone or treat yourself. Held in the former first Roman Catholic Church in Whitby now home to the artist. Entrance is located on Palace street as this is a corner property.
10 am / 5pm
508 John St. W., Whitby L1N 2V6

18 ~ Town of Ajax

AjaxCalling All Visual Artists!
Applications for 2020 Exhibition spaces are now OPEN!
The Town of Ajax offers gallery space at Town Hall & McLean Community Centre to help support our local artists. Each exhibit runs for approximately 4-6 weeks. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase.
Apply Now! for Town Hall Exhibition
Apply Now! for McLean Community Centre Exhibition
Applications are due by Wednesday, November 18, 2019.
For information on exhibiting your art at either Ajax Town Hall or at the McLean Community Centre, contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7231.

Nov 19 ~ Open Studio Art Cafe

OpenStudioSilk Scarf Painting Workshop with Janice Brown
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Everything you need to paint your own silk scarf. Express yourself using the colours of your choice. Janice will provide one silk scarf, your pick of three dyes and some guidance to complete your special creation.
Complete your scarf to wear home if you like.
$50 – includes all material, ($19 extra for additional scarf and three more dyes)
Reserve your spot early with ($25) deposit by Nov 17
e-transfer to
or at the cafe counter, 617 Liverpool Road
OpenStudio Art Café
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1



20 to December 15 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersMiss Bennet: Xmas at Pemberley – 8 pm
Firehall Theatre
213 Second St.


21 ~ Westben

WestbenMike & Amy Aiken – House Concert
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Clock Tower Cultural Centre: 3
3 6 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0
705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

23 ~ Westben Festival Theatre

WestbenA Westben Christmas Carol
at 1 pm
The Barn: 6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0
705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

November 23 ~ Inese Poga

Holiday art and crafts, unique gifts, hand-made items Decorative art and decorations
10.00 am-3 pm
51 Clements Road East, Ajax L1S 1L1

23 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Deck Your Halls Bazaar – 10 am
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

24 ~ Westben Festival Theatre

WestbenA Westben Christmas Carol
at 3 pm
The Barn: 6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777



JASfrom 1 to 3 pm
McLean Community Centre
Room 3
95 Magill Dr., Ajax


24 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCHandel's Messiah
with Kendra Dyck, soprano
Jillian Bonner, alto
Michael Dodge, tenor
Noah Grove, bass
and Ian Grundy, organ
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
College Park Adventist Church, 1164 King St E, Oshawa
Tickets $25 Adult, Youth (13-18) $15, Child (12 and under) $10
Tickets available online at or at the door.
For more information, visit or call
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.

26 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringAudition ~ Tues. Nov. 26, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

by Michael Redhill, Directed by Phil Ireland
Stage Managed by Michele LaPointe
3 Women (20 – 65+), 3 Men (30 – 65+); most actors play multiple roles; all actors will take part in choral singing Michael Redhill is a novelist, poet and playwright in Toronto. His novel, Consolation, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Martin Sloane was a Giller Prize finalist and Bellevue Square won the 2017 Giller Prize. He’s created a novel for young adults, 4 poetry collections and 2 plays, including the internationally celebrated Goodness and writes crime novels under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. DSP very much appreciates his assistance with our production.
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St.,
Oshawa, L1H 3Z2

nov 26 ~ Mask Making Workshop with Janice Brown

OpenStudioHosted by OpenStudio Art Café and Open Studio+
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1
In this workshop we each make a mask with plaster cast, just as used for broken limbs. Make a goddess, make a moon princess or the joker, or even a Cat. Add your own design and paint it in gold, copper, bronze & silver. Fun for age 19 years and up. Great to give as a gift or tuck away for the next party.
$45 – includes all material
Reserve your spot early with ($25) deposit by Nov 24
e-transfer to
or at the cafe counter, 617 Liverpool Road

26 ~ Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseLaughter Yoga




NOV 28 ~ Lynde House Museum and Whitby Historical Society

Lynde HouseMusic Night at the Museum Fundraiser
Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 7 PM
Tickets $15.00
For reservations call 905-665-3131 or email
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S,Whitby


30 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsThe Capitol Christmas House Tour in Port Hope
Join us for the first-annual Capitol Christmas House Tour—a Fundraiser for the Capitol Theatre
Seven exquisite homes dressed up for the Holiday Season on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Get your tickets at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, you don’t want to miss this tour! After or before your tour, please be sure to visit the Capitol Theatre to see over 50 beautiful and unique Christmas Trees and Wreaths on display until December 16th, check times. You can purchase tickets to enter your name for a chance to win one of the trees or wreaths. Plus there will be 3 special 9-foot Christmas Trees up for our Silent Auction! SIX HOMES ON VIEW
Capitol Theatre
Port Hope
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4


29 to Dec 1 ~ Wendy Bermingham

Christmas Collective at Artspace236
Friday, November 29th - Sunday, December 1st, 2019
(Christmas Collective is a group art show and sale featuring ten local artists)
Artspace236 Gallery
236 Sandford Road, Uxbridge

30 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenA Westben Christmas Carol – 3pm
Northminster United Church
300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
705-653-5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777

30 ~ Young Singers

Young SingersWinter Light Concert
November 30, 2019 at 3pm
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax
Tickets are on sale now for our Fall Raffle Fundraiser. 1 in 1000 chance to win a great prize

30 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisYouth Talent Showcase – 6 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

30 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth OrchestraConcert & Silent Auction – 7:30 pm
Hebron Reformed Church
4240 Anderson St., N., Whitby



30 ~ RESOUND Choir

RESOUNDSure on This Shining Night
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 2 pm & 7 pm
Join RESOUND Choir for this choral soundscape that invokes both the serenity and excitement of the holiday season. From the ethereal harmonies of Lauridsen to the exuberant lyrics of Rutter, there is certain to be something of interest for everyone’s musical palette.
This concert, we'll be collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items at the door for The Refuge and the Back Door Mission.
Simcoe Street United Church
66 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa
$25 Adult | $15 Youth (17 and under)
Ticket Link:

Nov 30 Late Fakirs & Friends – EP Release Party

OpenStudioOpenStudio Art Café and Late Fakirs
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1
Join us for an evening of musical collaboration.
Late Fakirs’ songs are stories of shared human experience – sometimes confessional, sometimes humorous or edgy – with images that connect us emotionally in a conversation. Metaphor has the power to teach both of us – writer and listener – something about ourselves and maybe each other. Performance of the song is just the start of the conversation – ideally we have the rest of our lives to see where it takes us. So long as we’re talking, you and I, we’re still alive.

30 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAPaint Battle & Winter Art Market
Live, competitive painting! It’s a fight to the finish at the OAA Paint Battle as painters create their best work in 25 minutes. Three rounds, one winner and loads of fun! All that attend will have the opportunity to walk around the artists as they work and closely watch their creative process while enjoying music, appetizers and coffee. And best of all, everyone gets a chance to vote for their favorite artist and later place bids in a Silent Auction to take their most-loved paintings home! All proceeds will benefit the OAA for more exciting community art events.
We’re also bringing a festive shopping experience to this event with our well-loved, annual Winter Art Market! Browse one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artists and artisans. This is sure to be a fun-filled night and a great way to kick-off the holiday season!
Saturday, November 30, 2019
5:00 PM 9:30 PM
Centennial Albert United Church
19 Rosehill BlvdOshawa


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Art in Public Places

  • OPG Info Centre, Pickering

    Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
    Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
    May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
    July and August – Charles Burke
    August 26 to October 21 ~ Elizabeth Lowe
    October 21 to December 16 ~ Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

    McLean Community Centre, Ajax

    Jan. 7 to Mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
    Mar.18 - Apr. 15 - Allan O'Mara 15 Reasons to Live
    Apr. 15 - May 26 - PRAC - JPE
    May 27 - Jul.8 - ACA Juried Show
    Jul. 8 - Aug.12 - Kay Hubbard
    Aug.12- Sept.9 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
    Sept.9-Oct. 21 - Janice Brown & Jayshree Mina Daya
    Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
    Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show

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Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a not-for-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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