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October 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!

Women's History Month

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







October 2024 Early Bird Listings

Early BirdWhitchurch Stouffville Studio TourOct 19 & 20, 2024 ~ Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour
Mark your calendars weekend after Thanksgiving

Sept 28-29 & Oct 5-6, 2024 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour Kawartha Lakes

October ~ Station Gallery

Philosopher, Timothy Morton emphatically states: “we are living the age of mass extinction.” This project, Letters to the Earth: Between Despair and Hope may appear overwhelming but together--collaboratively--creative artists can make a mark.
1450 Henry St. Whitby

Oct 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
The Son of Halloween Spook-tacular: Part 2
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 PM
At Station Gallery, Studio CBe afraid! Be very afraid ... but join us anyway and enjoy some stories and film clips, featuring your favourite horror movies and their stars. Presented by film historian and archivist Terry Lagler, and motivational speaker and movie buff Tim Westhead, this evening presentation promises to be both fun and frightening! It’s a fine way to kick off Halloween celebrations, so bring along a friend to double the dread!
Station Gallery, Studio C
1450 Henry St. Whitby


Ongoing October 2023

to October 1 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour

Victoria County Studio Tour 2020Lending a scenic countryside drive while meeting our area's diverse artistic talent.
Throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes

Aug 25 to Oct 14 ~ Latcham Gallery

Latcham Art CentreVanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient
Open: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, October 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, August 25 | 7 – 9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday September 21 | 7 – 9 PM
Vanessa Dion Fletcher is Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent work that expands the possibilities of contemporary quillwork. She transforms this surface embroidery technique into textile design and vinyl imagery, playing with geometric shapes and repeating patterns. Taken together, these works build on Vanessa’s continued exploration of what it means to live in an Indigenous, gendered body with a neurodiverse mind.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville


to Nov 5 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

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

New Events for October

Oct 1 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whtiby Brass Band160th Anniversary Concert
Courthouse Theatre, Whitby Centennial Building
416 Centre Street S.



Oct 1 ~ Westben

WestbenMichael Kaeshammer The Barn
6698 County Road 30
Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0


Oct. 5 ~ Eastside Harmony Chorus

Eastside HarmonyGuest Night
St Francis Centre

78 Church St. S. Ajax
Tickets Free, but please register HERE

Oct. 10 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest Speaker: Jerry Armenic speaking on the Seneca Village on the Rouge River
Pickering Central Library, 2nd floor
NEW Time 7:00 pm





Oct 12 to 29 ~ Unity Through the Arts: Inaugural Juried Exhibition

Unity Through the ArtsCultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. is thrilled to announce “Unity Through the Arts,” an inaugural juried exhibition in partnership with The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. To enter, an online artist registration form must be complete by September 21st at 11:59pm. Open to all residents of Durham Region. For more information, please download the program brochure.
Awards Presentation and Opening Reception to be held October 12th from 6-8:30 pm at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Join us for live music, cash prizes, and more!

Oct 13 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisAjax Film Circuit : Showing Up @ 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
izzy (Michelle Williams) is a sculptor in Portland preparing to open a new show. While she is doing well, her fellow artist — and inattentive landlord, Jo (Hong Chau) — always seems to be doing better. It’s a tense relationship alight with the quiet buzz of competition. And to top it off, Lizzy’s hot water isn’t working in her apartment, no matter how much she begs Jo to fix it.
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Oct 14 ~ Lucy E.M. Black

The BrickworksThe Brickworks

Book Launch 3-5 pm

Blue Heron Books
62 Brock St W, Uxbridge


oCT 14 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGPlease join us to celebrate the opening of HEAVY/WATER/MACHINE by RBC Emerging Artist in Residence, Noah Scheinman.
Noah Scheinman: Exhibition Opening and Panel Talk
Registration encouraged.
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa


14 & 15 Oshawa Art Assoc

OAA40th Fall Art Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Camp Samac, Oshawa
(inside Council Hall building)
Enter at Conlin Rd. Gate
275 Conlin Rd. E., Oshawa L1H 7K5
Free event
Hourly draw for prizes
50 artists in all mediums
pottery & sculpture
beverage & snack counter by Berry Hill

Oct 14 & 15 ~ 23rd Annual Stouffville Studio Tour

Whitchurch Stouffville Studio TourOctober 14th and 15th, 2023, 10AM to 5PM both days. As a bonus, on our Tour you will be driving through the countryside during the
beautiful colours of autumn.
Our members are all juried participants. There is something for
everyone; fine artists with their different styles and types of
paintings and our artists/artisans with a wide array of diverse
media. We are sure you will find something that will interest you!
Each of the locations is the studios/homes of the 16 participating
artists; you are able to speak with the artist, enjoy their work in the environment that it is created. At each location you may enter a draw for a prize of unique, original art. Draw will takes place at 4.30 pm Sunday at each studio. Many chances to win!
This is a self-guided tour, no pressure to buy with free admission. We welcome browsing.
The Town of Stouffville is north east of Toronto at Highway 48 and
the Stouffville Rd. More information can be found at:
Phone: 905 640 2279

Oct 14 to Nov 25 ~ Station Gallery

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



Oct 14 to Nov 25 ~ Port Perry Artists Assoc

PPAAShow at Station Gallery
1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185

Oct 19 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:00PM
With Tim Westhead & Terry Lagle

Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185


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)

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

Oct 22 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.



Oct. 26 ~ Regent Theatre

Regetn Theatre Sue Foley’s “ONE GUITAR WOMAN” 8 pm
is a show devoted to the female pioneers of guitar--to celebrate women of excellence, passion, and accomplishment. It’s an evening of varied guitar styles and musical genres interspersed with history and stories, all tied together with my own personal narrative.


Oct 26 -29 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeScary Story Walks
The 4th Scary Story Walk returns to the museum for the second year, to take audiences on a night-time journey as classic and contemporary stories of the macabre and fantastic unfold through the village.


Doors Open at 7pm
Armenian Youth Centre | 50 Hallcrown Place, Toronto

Oct 27 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisSilver Screen Sing-A-Long : Encanto @ 7 pm
Drawers! Floors! Lyrics - let's go! Come join the Family Madrigal in our first singalong event of the year!
78 Church St. S., Ajax

Oct 27-29, 2023 ~ ACA

Ajax Creative Arts

Fall Showcase
October 27th to 29th. Fall Show
Friday October 27th 10am - 8pm
Saturday October 28th 10am-5pm
Sunday October 29th 10am-5pm.
22 Sherwood Rd, Ajax


Oct 28 ~ St. Francis Centre NEW DATE

St. FrancisVentastic @ 7 pm
Extraordinarily talented ventriloquist, comedian, and master showman, Michael Harrison, presents VENTASTIC - Reimagining the Art of Ventriloquism. Combining his many talents along with a cast of characters that can only be described as “one of a kind”, this laugh out loud, one man tour de force will amaze and entertain kids and adults alike. It’s not just fantastic…it’s VENTASTIC!
78 Church St. S., Ajax


Oct 30 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Monday, October 30, 2023 at 4:30PM

Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185


Culture DaysCulture Days 2023:
September 22nd - October 15th

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


Regent Theatre ~ 50 King St. E, Oshawa

Regetn Theatre Oct 1 ~ Relive the Music of the 50s & 60s Show
Oct 5 All the President's Men 7 pm
Oct 6 ~ Jeremy Holz - Up Close and Miserable 8 pm
Oct 13 ~ Ryan Belleville - I'm Not Your Daddy 8 pm
Oct 14 ~ Back to the 80s 8 pm
OCT 15 ~ Bad to the Bone 8 pm
Oct 19 ~ Girls Nite Out 2023
Oct 20 ~ Bootleg Creedence & Simply Skynyrd 8 pm
Oct 21 ~ The Great Canadian roadtrip - Featuring Doc Walker, Michelle Wright & Jason McCoy 8 pm
Oct 22 ~ Newfoundlan's The Ennis Sisters in Concert 2:30 pm
Oct 25 ~ Sue Foley 8 pm
Oct 27 ~ The Family Crow - A Murder Mystery CANCELLED
Oct 28 ~ The Bowie Lives 2023 8 pm
Oct 29 ~ April Wine 2023 8 pm

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2023

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

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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