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October 2021

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!

Women's History Month

Reading and RemembranceReading and Remembrance
has many lessons that can be used to learn more about amazing women.







October 2022 Early Bird Listings

OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 6 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersThe Honky Tonk angels
Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre
930 Burnham St., Cobourg

Early Bird



October 2021

to Oct. 24 ~ Culture Days

Culture DaysIn person events nearby.



to Feb 13, 3022 ~ RMG Undeliverable

RMGCurated by artist Carmen Papalia and co-presented by Tangled Art + Disability and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Undeliverable envisions curation as a form of care. Bringing together six artists from the Mad, Deaf and disability community, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Chandra Melting Tallow, Jessica Karuhanga, jes sachse, Aislinn Thomas, and Carmen Papalia with Heather Kai-Smith, this exhibition re-envisions the museum around the demands and desires of the disabled body/mind and features ambitious new work that challenges institutional structures and centres mutual accountability.

to Oct 31 ~ Herongate Barn Theatre

HerongateHerongate reopens!
The Love List


Ontario PhilharmonicOntario Philharmonic Upcoming Concerts

October 2: The Flamboyant Piano - Virtuoso Interpretations
November 13: Violinist Esther Yoo - Musical Musings Via the World Wide Web
December 18: Tenor Cesar Delgado - Arias for Christmas Time - From My Heart to Yours

Oct. 2-3 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour

Victoria County Studio Tour 2020The VCST is a self driving art tour that takes place every fall in the Kawartha Lakes. This area is a popular cottage destination because of its quaint communities nestled among numerous lakes and natural, rugged scenic land and in the fall the leaves are spectacular. Combine this with diverse artistic talent and you have the perfect foundation for a successful and well-established studio tour. The tour offers a unique blend of mediums, something for every taste. Landscape, wildlife and mixed media style paintings, hand built and turned stoneware, metal garden art, basketry and wire, weaving, fibre and textural art, stained glass, wood turning are some of the art mediums you can enjoy at studio visits.
Time(s) 10am-5pm
City of Kawartha Lakes
Phone Number: 705-887-2229

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Sept 11 to Dec 15 ~ from the earth we grow
Oct 12 to Dec 15 ~ Bodies in Conflict

October 14 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreArt Critique hosted by current exhibiting artist, Scott Sawtell from Newmarket, at Latcham Art Centre on October 14th, 5-8pm!
As a very important element in an artist’s development, the critique helps the artist see how artwork can be improved and how the work is perceived by the viewer. In this workshop presented by Latcham Art Centre, meet and learn from current exhibiting artist Scott Sawtell. Sawtell’s art practice freely draws upon mash-up culture, personal experience and the history of the artwork themselves to produce transformative large-scale paintings that welcome a variety of interpretations and questions. Artists will participate in a sharing circle intended to stimulate constructive criticism and creative feedback from Scott and other participants.
Participants are encouraged to bring in an artwork (painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media) no larger than 40 x 50 inches or send in digital documentation via email from a complete or in-progress series to before Wednesday October 13 th 2021.

Oct 17 & 24 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Artist Talk: Tour Bodies in Conflict + from the earth we grow

http://www.vac.caBodies in Conflict
Julia Rose Sutherland, P Staff,
Kiyan Williams
October 12 - December 15, 2021

from the earth we grow
Anna Binta Diallo, Couzyn van Heuvelen,
Sandy Williams IV
October 12, 2021 - April 1, 2022
143 Simpson Ave, Bowmanville


14 & 28 ~ Pickering Public Library

Pickering Public LibraryMakers & Artisans
Makers & Artisans
This event is targeted to adult and senior clients.
What - Whether you are knitting, crocheting, crafting, printing, building, or just socializing - you can do it online through Zoom! Bring your own projects, share ideas, and get creative.
​Where - This will be online only, register in order to be sent the Zoom link. All you need is a smartphone/device, computer, or even a home phone!
When - Thursday, October 14 & 28 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pickering Public Library
905.831.6265 ext. 6237

16 ~ Lucy E.M. Black

Lucy BlackYou are Invited to Stella’s Carpet
Book Launch Lucy EM Black
October 16, 2021 ~ 3-5 pm
Author Reading | Light Refreshments
Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge ON
62 Brock Street W., P.O. Box 642
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1N1 Tel: (905) 852-4282
Pre-Order on-line


16 & 17 ~ Whitchurch-Stouffville

Whitchurch Stouffville Studio TourVirtual Studio Tour & Sale
17 Artists

Oct 16th – Nov 14th Scugog Arts

Scugog ArtsEarth Regeneration
by Anne Labelle-Johnson & Tony Johnson
“Time may stop, but nature keeps on growing."
Come visit Scugog Arts Space to see the inspiring works of Anne Labelle-Johnson and Tony Johnson. Together they focus on the beauty of nature, regrowth, and colour and light.
Scugog Arts Space
175B Queen Street, Port Perry

23 ~ Sit or Stand Groove to Latin Sounds and Movement

West Shore Community Centre
Saturday, October 23 from 11:00am - 12:00 pm

October 22 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVWand Making Workshop:
Unleash you inner fairy or gnome and make your very own magic wand in this fun, hands-on workshop. Fun for all ages. Each participant in the workshop must be registered to attend.
$10 + tax per person October 3-November 13

24 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreBRENT BUTT 2021

Regent Theatre
50 King Street E,
Oshawa, ON L1H 6S3
905 721-3399 x2


23 ~ Lynde House

Lucy BlackIntroducing... STELLA'S CARPET
A new novel from Lucy Black, local author of "Eleanor Courtown"
You are invited to join us on SATURDAY OCTOBER 23rd at 2:00pm for a BOOK LAUNCH & READING in the park behind Lynde House.
TO REGISTER, CALL 905-665-3131
900 Brock St. S, Whitby


24 ~ Lynde House

Lynde HouseHistory in the Park
10:00am – 3:00pm
Wade Szilagyi of Vintage Whitby
~Personal Artifact Collection~
Brian Winter - Whitby Historian
~Whitby Photograph Collection~
Patty Davis of The Costume People
~Historic Fashion Display~
Plus an exhibit of artifacts from the Whitby Historical Society collection which are not part of the permanent displays!
900 Brock St. S, Whitby

29 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre
50 King Street E,
Oshawa, ON L1H 6S3
905 721-3399 x2

30 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caYou're invited to the VAC's most exciting event of the year - our fall exhibitions opening reception for Bodies in Conflict, Public Space and from the earth we grow. A free shuttle bus leaving Toronto will take 30 guests to our grounds for a private reception from 12 - 2 pm. The opening reception for the Clarington community will take place from 2 - 4 pm. Pre-registration is required for both parts of the reception. Link to register:


29 & 30 ~ Theatre On The Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeScary Story Walk 2021
October 30, 8 pm
Scugog Arts Space, 175B Queen St., Port Perry


30 ~ OpenStudio Art Café

Let's wind down with a bang! Come on out for more fun this Sat Oct 30, 3-9pm for a Halloween costume party. Brownsmith will be back to entertain us and keep us moving! Fingers crossed for a dry version this time!
617 Liverpool Road Pickering

Oct 31 & Nov 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVPickering Fairy Tour
Pickering’s picturesque forest, village and gardens are home to not only some incredible natural creatures, but also some magical ones. Locate and visit a series of whimsical fairy, elf and gnome homes scattered in the village and forest and learn about the history and folklore of the magical creatures of the forest. Pickering’s Fairy Tour is an opportunity to see their world up close. This event runs during the day in October and is lit up evenings in November. Book a ticket for your group of up to five people. Only one ticket is required per group. Varioius tour times available.
Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground. The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather.
3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering


Pic of the Month Theme
~ Colours of Autumn

Culture Days

Culture Days 2021:
September 24th - October 24th

Be sure to check the Culture Days website for events near YOU!

Tues Oct 12 ~ To celebrate Culture Days the City of Oshawa is distributing free arts activity kits. These kits are a complement to the Public Art Map + Activities Guide, which leads you through a self-directed walking tour of public artwork and a range of related arts activities.
Registration for a free arts activity kit closes today, Tuesday October 12th, so register ASAP at Pick up of kits is tomorrow, Wednesday October 13th, at the Arts Resource Centre between 3pm-6pm.
Participants are invited to submit the response artworks they create to be entered in a random prize draw for one of three $100 gift cards from Curry’s Artists’ Materials. For more information, including to view the Public Art Map + Activities Guide, visit

Tues Oct 19 ~ To celebrate Culture Days the City of Oshawa is inviting you to explore the city’s public artworks. We’ve developed a self-directed walking tour featuring nine works over a 3.5 km looped route, and have outlined a number of arts activities you can do to engage more deeply with the works.
Participants are invited to submit their response artworks by Sunday October 24th to be entered in a random prize draw for one of three $100 gift cards from Curry’s Artists’ Materials. For more information, including to view the Public Art Map + Activities Guide, visit

Oct. 16 ~ Lynde House

Join the Whitby Historical Society at Lynde House Museum for an outdoor display of interesting artifacts and demonstrations of heritage skills by historically costumed hosts!
Collect instruction cards and try historical cookery, crafts and activities at home!
History in the Park
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock Street South, Whitby, ON

October 22 ~ George Ash Community Centre

PMVCultures United - Bracelet Workshop
📍 George Ashe Community Centre
Friday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00 pm

October 23 ~ Sit or Stand Groove to Latin Sounds and Movement

West Shore Community Centre
Saturday, October 23 from 11:00am - 12:00 pm




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