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July 2017

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham
in July

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!


July 6 - 8, 2018 ~ Sue Miller

Whitby Art Show
Whitby Ribfest welcomes over 50,000 guests each year who enjoy a fantastic line up of live entertainment, a wide variety of marketplace and food vendors, delicious ribs, cold beverages, and ice cream treats on a beautiful, summer weekend. Proceeds from this annual event provide support to both local community projects and international initiatives through projects of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise. Whitby Ribfest 2018 will include the addition of a juried art exhibition and sale with live painting demonstrations, raffles, and much more!
Opening reception and award presentation: Friday, July 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Whitby Ribfest at Victoria Fields (directly across from Iroquois Sports Centre). 203-269 Victoria St. W, Whitby



1~ Canada Day

1 TO 31 ~ Whitevale School of the Arts

Whitevale School of the ArtsThis year, 2017, we are trying something different. We have moved up the classes up to the month of July (Monday to Friday) and we are running a reduced schedule this year. We have a new classroom and we need some time to do some landscaping and work on the room.
Whitevale is a Heritage Hamlet nestled in north Pickering. It is situated beside the Rouge Duffins Agricultural Preserve and has both the Seaton Hiking trail and the West Duffins Creek running through it. Two of the historic features of Whitevale are the Whitevale Mill and St. Joseph of Arimathea Orthodox Church (formerly the Whitevale United Church) in Whitevale.
5 ~ West Coast Red Snapper
6 ~ Abstract Painting
7 ~ Needle Felting
10 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 1)
11 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 2)
13 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 3)
14 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 4)
17 ~ Wood Burning
18 ~ West Coast Mask Carving
19 ~ Relief Carving
20 ~ West Coast Talking Stick
21 ~ Stained Glass
24 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 1)
25 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 2)
27 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 3)
28 ~ Totem Pole Carving (Day 4)

to July 1 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamEd Pien: Revel

6240 Main Street, Stouffville ON 905.640.8954
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm


to JULY 2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryBarry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Great Lakes
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 1PM
Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin presents a new series of honouring blankets for the Five Great Lakes. Hudson Bay trade blankets are adorned with unique Anishinaabe blanket strips that remix intricately designed floral motifs and geometric iconography composed of traditional glass-cut beads and contemporary electronic components (capacitors, resistors, and diodes). Each blanket is a homage to a specific Great Lake and retells Anishinaabeg historical and cultural narratives through the use of mnemonic iconography and code embedded into each blanket strip. The suite of contemporary honouring blankets are witness to the persistence of Anishinaabeg cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary.
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. |

July 2 ~ Westben

Westben1:00 PM Canada Dreams
Local and guest artists gather at The Barn for a special Canada Day celebration. Featuring an array of musicians ranging from Ojibwe drummer Jordan Mowat from Alderville, to the Westben Festival & Youth Choruses, to the Wakimi Wailers, the afternoon includes four sets of music as well as a meadow full of food and fun activities celebrating the Trent Hills community. Coordinated by Howard Baer, Andy Thompson, Ken Tizzard, Karen Stille and Brian Finley, expect brand new and familiar music in a spectacular musical tribute to Canada’s future. Tickets - FREE! The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

3 to 7 ~ Durham Music Camp

Start Your Summer with Music
Kingsway College, Oshawa

July 4 - July 22 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsSteel Magnolias
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.


5 to 30 ~ Dancyn Productions

Mama Mia
The Dancyn Theatre
681 Dnipro Blvd. Oshawa

July 6-16 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Songs from the Shower
We share our vocal guilty pleasures in a musical cabaret of contemporary and favorite show tunes! A joint production with Cadenza Productions.
Port Perry Summer Theatre

6 to Aug 18 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamThe Amended Landscape
July 6 to Aug 18, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday July 6, 7pm
The Latcham Gallery, 6240 Main Street, Stouffville ON 905.640.8954
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm |

6 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryWave summer music 7:00 pm
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, L1N 0A8


7 to September 15 ~ Herongate Barn Theatre

Deathtrap – Dinner Theatre
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering 905-725-9256

July 7 ~ Westben

Westben7:00 PM TGIFun!: Arrogant Worms
TGIFun! Tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it!
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

July 8 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Canadian Brass
(Pre performance chat at 1:00 pm)
With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.”
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

July 8 – 22 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Salt-Water Moon
Eighteen-year-old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to his tiny hometown, Coley’s Point in Newfoundland, hoping to win back his former sweetheart Mary Snow in David French’s classic Canadian play. Port Perry Summer Theatre

8 ~ Angie Littlefield ~ Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsMidday, Essex County Library, Comber Branch. Details to follow. 6400 Main Street, Comber N0P 1J0

July 8, evening, Art Gallery of Windsor, performance of Barry Brodie’s play, On the Threshold of Magic. 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor N9A 7J1

8 to 29 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAMembers Group Art Show
"Abstract", a show of paintings, photography and other original work
181 Perry St., Unit G-1, Port Perry | 905-982-2121

8 & 22 ~ RCWP Church

– 4 pm
Pentecost Mass with Rev. Roberta Fuller (ordained RC Woman Priest)
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

July 9 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Rolston String Quartet (pre performance chat at 1:00 pm)
First-prize winners of the 2016 Banff international String Quartet Competition, this exquisite quartet of young Canadians was also among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 list of “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.”
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

9 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For
Theatrical Cemetery Walks through Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery in partnership with the Lake Scugog Historical Society. Details at

9 ~ Summer Inst. of Church Music

Choral Reading Session – 2:30 pm
Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds St., Whitby 905-706-2273

9 & 16 ~ Backwoods Players

Backwoods PlayersThe Confederation Caper
Pickering Museum Village
Hwy 7, 2365 Conc. Rd. 6

11 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsTom Thomson Returns to Pickering!
Pickering Central LibraryTuesday July 11, 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate Canada 150 and Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Tom Thomson's Deathwith the PineRidge Arts Council and friends
Cathy Schnippering and Kevin Byrne provide musical entertainment
Angie Littlefield presents Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends
Sculptor Ruth Abernethy presents Life and Bronze (a book that features 150 years of great Canadians)
with Selected Art Works by PRAC Artist and Photographers
Pickering joins Leith, Huntsville, Owen Sound and Algonquin Park in commemorating Claremont-born Tom Thomson!
One The Esplanade, Pickering

13 to 22 ~ Victorian Operetta Society

VOSAnne of Green Gables – 7:30 pm
Victoria Concert Hall
55 King St. W, Cobourg 1-855-372-2210

13 ~ Sept. 3 Station Gallery

Station GalleryOpening reception of David Wysotski's exhibition: Temporarily Mine, on display until September 3.
Station Gallery presents Temporarily Mine, an exhibition of still-life paintings by Whitby-based artist and illustrator David Wysotski, on view from July 8th until September 3rd, 2017. It’s an impressive body of work with meaningful resonance, both personal and collective. The featured still-life paintings explore inherited objects and the fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools; and were meticulously crafted over eight years while onsite in SG’s studios. On Mondays, the gallery hosts Open Studio for SG members, an opportunity for local artists and enthusiasts to create in inspiring, spacious and well-lit studios alongside other practicing artists from the community.
David Wysotski graduated from Queen’s University’s Fine Arts program, specializing in printmaking. He furthered his education at the Ontario College of Art with a Diploma in Communication and Design. For the last two decades, David’s artwork has been published in textbooks, fiction and non-fiction books, ads, merchandise, murals, magazines and posters. Have a chance to meet the artist at SG’s opening reception on Thursday, July 13th from 7pm until 9pm.
1450 Henry Street | Whitby, L1N 0A8

13 ~ Summer Inst. of Church Music

Organ/Choral Concert –8:00 pm
St. George’s Anglican Church
51 Centre St S, Oshawa 905-706-2273

13 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSummer Concerts by the Lake – 7:30
Heydenshore Pavilion
589 Water St., Whitby


14 ~ Westben

Westben7:00 PM TGIFolk! Donovan Woods
Intimate, compelling story telling by a master singer-songwriter. Donovan won the award for English Songwriter of the Year and in 2017 he was nominated for a JUNO as Songwriter of the Year.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

15 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Great Voices: Michael Schade & Brian Finley
Hailed as one of the world’s leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade performs on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. A regular at the Vienna State Opera, Michael is also known for his performances at La Scala, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Met—and now, The Barn! Repertoire includes excerpts from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Wagner’s Lohengrin and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and more.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 FACEBOOK EVENT

16 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Fiddle! Everything Fitz
Old-time fiddling and Ottawa-Valley step dancing with an incredible family which
includes 3-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step
Dance Champions. Natalie MacMaster calls their performances “a beautiful blend of gorgeous fiddle music, and top rate, absolutely exhilarating dance routines”..
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

16 ~ Angie Littlefield Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends"Tasty Tidbits from Tom Thomson's Life: Author Angie Littlefield talks about her latest book Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends" Sunday July 16, 1 p.m.,
The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
840 1st Ave W
Owen Sound

16 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band

PCCBPartnering with the City of Pickering, the Pickering Community Concert Band is throwing a big party in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Join in for lots of fun, cake and the free concert ‘Celebrating Canada’s Musical Mosaic' to showcase the multicultural nature Canada is comprised of on
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Band Shell | One The Esplanade S, Pickering, ON

19 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band"Song & Dance"
Summer Concert Series - 7:30 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa | FACEBOOK EVENT



20 ~ Westben

Westben7:00 PM Preludes to Canada
Westben Co-founders Donna Bennett and Brian Finley are hand in hand in song
presenting some of their favourites including music celebrating Canada’s colourful heritage and diverse beauty. Featuring an array of art song, folk songs and original music, the evening also features a CD launch and performance of Brian’s Preludes to Canada for solo piano, nearly twenty years in the making.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

21 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Westben3:00 pm to 5:00 pm & Saturday, July 22, 10:00 am to 12 noon Sounds of Nature
Explore a new relationship with nature by learning and employing new techniques in
listening to our surroundings. This interactive workshop takes participants through a series of exercises aimed at exploring how we listen to and reflect on what is around us. The group will get a chance to create short recordings while engaging in a series of soundwalks, exploring the beautiful countryside Trent Hills has to offer. This experience will culminate in a brunch where participants will share their recordings and reflect on our relationship to nature, our surroundings, and how we make space for listening in our lives. If you have ears, a cellphone and an imagination, you’re all set!
Call the office for more details.
at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front Street South, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

21 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Westben7:00 PM Rashaan Allwood - Bird Songs (Pre concert Chat at 6 pm)
Pianist, organist, and harpsichordist Rashaan Allwood burst on to the Canadian scene in 2014 when he earned 100% on his ARCT (Royal Conservatory) exam. Since then,
he has grown into an eclectic and daringly original artistic explorer championing a new generation of Canadian musicians. Rashaan’s interactive performance explores
adaptations of birdsongs in piano music focusing on two major piano works of Olivier Messiaen. The evening includes a pre-concert chat and projections of photos, video and the artwork of Toronto-based illustrator Avery Kua during the performance.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

22 ~ Stone Devil Studio

Visitors Come By Chance Event
Come and chat with Stuart Blower - Award Winning Stone Carver - at his out-door location at Stone Devil Studio. You will see his Fine Art Stone Carvings along with Garden Art, many of whom are "Grinning" up at you. There's even a "Fully Functioning sun dial Gues why it's named "Nose to the Sun"
Stone Devil Studio, 710 Foster Dr, Uxbridge

22 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band"Under the Boardwalk"
Oshawa Community Museum
- 1:30 pm
Lakeview Park
1450 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa | FACEBOOK EVENT

22 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Westben7:00 am - 9:30 am - Song Birds: Find the birds, find the pianist!
The morning after Rashaan’s performance, let a Ferris Park Naturalist take you o musical & ornithological treasure hunt! Cross the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge (fresh Dooher’s Bakery treat in hand and coffee from I am Coffee) into nearby Ferris Park for some local birdwatching – but who knows what music you will hear? The forest is alive as Rashaan interprets bird calls “impromptu” on a piano situated at a surprise outdoor location in the park. Celebrate the discovery with breakfast at Antonia’s Bistro afterwards. Reservations required. Book Early. Limited Availability
in Ferris Provincial Park, Mee at the Suspension Bridge, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

22 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenHave you ever wondered what’s under the lid? Local expert piano technician Daniel
Wiersma takes visitors right into the heart of a piano by dismantling one on the spot.
Included is a short film on making a Steinway and an opportunity to tune a piano.
Patrons take away their own tuning fork.
at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front Street South, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

22 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Westben2:00 PM Great Pianists: Jan Lisiecki
Just 21, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has already won international acclaim for
his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility.
A Deutsche Grammophon artist since age 15, Jan Lisiecki has appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall and at New York’s Carnegie Hall where the New York Times praised his “uncommonly sensitive performance”. At The Barn, Jan performs Partita No. 3 (J.S. Bach), Klavierstücke, Op.32 (Schumann), Nocturnes, Op. 48 (Chopin), Scherzo
No 1, Op. 20 (Chopin) and Impromptus, Op. 142 (Schubert). Don’t miss Gramophone magazine’s 2016 Young Artist of the Year.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

22 ~ Westben

Visitors experience the magic of the recording studio, recording and editing their own piano performances with a professional sound engineer. Participants take away a sample recording of their own performances. Available to participants and spectators.
Book early; limited availability! Studio 29, Warkworth
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

22 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenBuffet Lunch – Noon
Romancing the Piano – 2:00 pm
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford 705-643-5508

23 ~ Westben

Westben10:00 am to 12 noon - On the Record –
Visitors experience the magic of the recording studio, recording and editing their own piano performances with a professional sound engineer. Participants take away a sample recording of their own performances. Available to participants and spectators.
Book early; limited availability! at Studio 29, Warkworth

23 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Great Pianists: Angela Hewitt
One of Canada’s veritable musical treasures, pianist Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists appearing in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time. Named “Artist of the Year” at the 2006 Gramophone Awards, her recordings have been hailed as “one of the record glories of our age” by The Sunday Times. Awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday
Honours in 2006, she is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and holds seven honorary doctorates. She is also a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Special Canada-150 Celebration to follow Ms. Hewitt’s performance.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

Wed-Saturday July 26-29 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Waves of Broadway
All aboard for favourite Broadway “Water Music”! A Westben Dream Team cast
presents favourites from Show Boat, South Pacific and others including You Are Love,
Bill, Old Man River, Some Enchanted Evening and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair! Donna Bennett, Gabrielle Prata, Colin Ainsworth, Robert Longo, Brian Finley
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

29 & 30 ~ Valentia Arts Festival

Canada 150 & Arts Festival
"Come and join with the Valentia Community we Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with an Arts Festival showcasing the work of some 20 local Artists and Artisans - from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
antique tractors, classic car and truck displays, antiques, quilt and spinning displays, Massage Therapist, a fully operating Blacksmith Shop, fiddlers, horse and wagon shuttle, childrens’ face painting, art tables as well as other activities and historical displays -
NO ADMISSION. A Saturday evening concert in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday will feature 50s, 60s and country music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening concert are $15.00 in advance and are available at the Valentia General Store or by calling Karen Ramsa y(705-786-2170). Our celebration weekend will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with a combined Cemetery Decoration and Anniversary Service in the Sanctuary, followed by a luncheon and social gathering in the Hall."

July 29 ~ Children's Art ShowPPL

Awards Ceremony will be at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium of Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade
For more information go to | What's On | Calendar | June 24

29 ~ Allan O'Marra

The Mahler Collaborations, Bancroft

30 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Jolente De Mayer & Nikolaas Kende
International duo Jolente De Maeyer (violin) and musical/life partner Nikolaas Kende (piano) visit Westben from Belgium for a dazzling concert of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata. The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

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Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan. & Feb. 2018 ~ Katlin Rohn
Mar. & Apr. ~ James Ruddle
May & June ~ Sharon Ridge
July & August ~ Edson Inniss

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Charles Burke
March April ~ Gwen Williams
May & June – Mary Woodside

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Nesrin Blair
Mar & Apr. – Eileen Myers
May & June – Maggie Burgess

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 2 to February 26, 2018 | Sharon Steinhaus
February 26 to April 30 | Jayshree Mina Daya
April 30 to June 25 | Harry Fraser

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

January 8, 2018 to February 12 ~ Allan's Artists
February 12 to March 19 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
March 19 - April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra
April 23 - May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 - Jul.9 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 9 - Aug.7 - Charles Burke, Rola Jaber and Nezrin Blair
Aug.7 - Sept.10 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.10-Oct. 25 - Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser'
Oct. 25 - Nov.25 - PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 – Ajax photo show (not ours)




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