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April 2017

Great events in the GTA and Durham Region in April

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

19 ~ DEADLINE FOR ENTRY ~ EXTENDED TO APRIL 2

Scugog Council Literary Contest
literarycontest@scugogarts.ca

6 ~ Deadline to apply for Artfest

ArtfestWant to participate in the event?

Visual Artists & Artisans

Applications must be received by Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

1 ~ Mystery Dinner Theatre

St. FrancisSpy School – 6 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St., Ajax

1 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSpring Concert –7:30 pm
Hebron Christian Ref. Church,
Anderson Rd., Whitby
whitbybrassband.com

 

1 ~ Scar. Philharmonic Orch.

Scar Concert BandSpend a Night at the Opera – 8 pm
Salvation Army Scar. Citadel
2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto
spo.ca

1 to 27 ~ Station Gallery

Drawing for Art
In gallery preview of art: April 1 – 27, 2017 (open to public and free to view) Fundraising event: Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (6 p.m. cocktail preview)
Station Gallery bursts with excitement and suspense at this much-loved signature event that celebrates culture and puts original artwork into the hands of ticket holders. Tickets are $225 each and include a fabulous time for two to attend, gourmet appetizers and a unique piece of art to take home.
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON L1N OA8 (corner of Henry and Victoria Streets) T: 905-668-4185 hours: M – W & Fri 10 – 4:30, Th 10 – 9, Sat & Sun 12 – 4.

APRIL 5 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/
ARTS IN HARMONY – 6:30 pm

pracOntario Power Generation
Info Centre
• Silent auction
• Art show,
• Special performers
• Artful Draw
• Refreshments
1675 Montgomery Park Rd.
Pickering
www.pineridgearts.org

5 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of ArtistsMonthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham
markhamartists.org
905-472-2330

5, 6 & 7 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville Group24th Annual Show & Sale – 10 am
Opening Reception: May 5 at 7 pm
Lemonville Community Centre
13453 McCowan Rd., Stouffville
lemonvillegroupofartists.com
905-640-3965

6 ~ Deadline to apply for Artfest

ArtfestWant to participate in the event?

Visual Artists & Artisans

Applications must be received by Thursday, April 6, 2017

ARTFEST ON THE ESPLANADE
pickering.ca
905-420-4620

April 6 to 23 ~ Oshawa Art Assoc.

OAA50th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition
Date: Opening Night Thursday, April 6, 2017
Robert McLaughlin Gallery,
72 Queen St., Civic Centre, Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Music and refreshment
Exhibit runs to April 23rd.
Further info – Mary Gartlan – 905-576-7693

7 ~ Westben

Westben12 noon Notes on Jazz
Howard Baer & Paul Grecco

“I think it’s jazz…” Trent Hills bassist Howard Baer brings his jazz pianist buddy Paul Grecco to share notes about what makes jazz jazz. Howard appears in Lenni Stewart’s Social Club (August 3, 7 pm) and at the Westben Jazz Fringe Festival (August 4-6). At the Clock Tower Cultural Centre, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca

8 ~ Pick. Rotary Music Festival

Pickering Rotary FestivalStars of the Festival – 6:00 pm
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering
rotaryclubofpickering.ca

9 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Honouring Vimy 100 Years Later
2:30 pm
Scugog Mem. Public Library
231 Water St., Port Perry
theatre3x60.ca

9 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirLord Nelson Mass – 3:00 pm
College Park Church, Oshawa
durhamphilharmonic.ca
905-728-1739

9 ~ VAC

VACHyperboreal Closing Performance Sunday, April 9th, 2017 @ 2pm
Dermot Wilson and Jason Brock will perform at the closing of the current exhibition:  Our Cosmic Geometries - Images from the Two Worlds
 Experience soundscapes synced to video projections.  Computer voices and musical instruments conjure and resonate with images from nature, found footage and silent film clips.

11 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS The Twentieth Anniversary of the Pickering Township Historical Society
We are expecting a large turnout for this event to help us celebrate our first 20 years. Dorothy Duncan, who was the speaker at our very first meeting 20 years ago, will be the keynote speaker again. We have also invited some other special guests and are planning some special features for the evening. You all can help us do some reminiscing about the past years of our history. Refreshments will be provided as well.
PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Public Library. The meetings begin at 7:30.

12 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Comm. Centre
shuttlebugweavers.com

12 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMembership meeting
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

13 ~ DEADLINE TO ENTER ~ City of Pickering

Youth Public Art Competition
The City of Pickering invites young artists between the age of 12 and 25, currently residing in Ontario, Canada to submit art concepts and designs for a Permanent Public Art Installation in Pickering on the theme "I am Ontario." CLICK FOR DETAILS

22 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Symphony

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION
Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
One of Dvořák’s most beloved works, the New World Symphony captures the essence of the composer’s sojourn to America.
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
with cellist, AARE TAMMESALU
8:00 pm P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough
416.879.5566 | cathedralbluffs.com

22 & 23 ~ Durham West Arts Centre

DWACSpring Studio Tour – 10:00 am
Expect the Unexpected!
Self-guided Durham tour.
dwac.ca
905-831-1955

23 ~ DELIVERY OF PHOTOS PRAC JURIED PHOTO SHOW

JPEAPRIL 23 from 1 to 3 pm
www.pineridgearts.org/jpe.html
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
pracpe@gmail.com
705-653-1775

25 TO May 28 ~ PRAC JURIED PHOTO SHOW

JPEwww.pineridgearts.org/jpe.html
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
705-653-1775

27 to May 6 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

St. FrancisThe Explorators Club – 8 pm
(Apr. 30 Matinee)
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca 905-619-2529

28 to 30 ~ Oshawa Art Assoc.

OAA4th Spring Art Festival
Dates: Fri., April 28, Sat., April 29 & Sun., April 30, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm all 3 days
Location: Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building, Enter at Conlin Rd. Gate, 275 Conlin Rd. E., Oshawa
Free event – hourly draws for prizes
70 artists in all mediums | Lunch counter available
Further info – Debbie Dell - 905-728-6506 or dell6506@gmail.com

30 ~ Durham Community Choir

Durham Chamber OrchestraSpring Concert– 3:00 pm
Kingsview United Church
505 Adelaide Ave. E., Oshawa
durhamcommunitychoir.on.ca
289-550-1804

30 ~ Westben Concerts in the Barn

Westben3 pm - With Glowing Hearts
WESTBEN FESTIVAL CHORUS – BRIAN FINLEY, DIRECTOR
at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Warkworth
A joyful choral celebration including a cappella excerpts from Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, Gordon Lightfoot’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Dolores Claman’s A Place to Stand and Hockey Night in Canada. Inspiring music to make your heart glow!
Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca

Have you checked our Workshops and Auditions | Juried Art Show pages?

If you are a PRAC member your event should be listed on this page!

PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please send plain text, not word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary or complete our on-line form.

Art in Public Places

DENTISTRY ON LIVERPOOL, Pickering

927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan/Feb ~ Gordon Wilson
Mar/April ~ Gary Faulkner
May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Mar. & Apr. 27- Madhuri Bansal
Apr. 25. to June 27 - Margaret Brackley

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721
http://www.debbiescafe.ca/ across from Ajax Library

Mar/April ~ James Gordaneer

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Pickering
Mar & Apr. - Gord Wilson
May & June - Nesrin Blair

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Feb. 6 - Mar. 20 - Lemonville Group
Mar. 20 - Apr. 24 - Jeanette Hay & Mirek Bialy
Apr. 24 - May 29 - PRAC - JPE
May 29 - June. 26 – ACA – Juried Art Show
Jun. 26 - Aug. 7 - David Robinson & Erum Irtaza
Aug. 7 - Sept. 11 - Kim Johnson & Denise Gracias
Sept. 11 - Oct. 16 - Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard
Oct. 17 - Nov. 27 - PRAC - JAS
Nov. 27 - Jan. 8 - Ajax Photo show (not ours)

 

 


 

 

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within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts since 1989.

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Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0
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