Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in March
Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees
1 ~ Happy Commonwealth Day
March 1 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL
MONTHLY MEETING – 7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.
March 1 ~ Markham Group of Artists
Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham
3 ~ Westben
12 noon Prelude to Preludes with Brian Finley – piano
What makes a Prelude a Prelude? In advance of the performance of his 13 Preludes to Canada (7 pm, July 20), Westben’s Artistic Director, pianist Brian Finley chats about and performs favourite Preludes of Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and, of course, some of his own!
At the Clock Tower Cultural Centre, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca
3 ~ St. Francis Centre
Manchester by the Sea –7 pm
TIFF Film Circuit
78 Church St., Ajax
March 4 & 5 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra
A Visit to the British Isles Carlos Bastidas, Music Director Beautiful music by great composers to get you into the holiday spirit!
March 4 ~ 302 Queen St., Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
March 5 ~
2:30 PM St.Francis Centre 78 Church St. S. Ajax
4 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra
Winter Concert – 7:30 pm
St. Georges Memorial Church
51 Centre St., Oshawa
4 ~ St. Francis Centre
Do You Believe in Magic?
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787
8 ~ DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
Osh. Art Assoc. Juried Art Show
8 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners
Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg. 905-649-5550
8 ~ Oshawa Art Association
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Calling all artists to enter our 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
You do not have to be a Oshawa Art Assoc. member to enter. Additional categories have been added including one to celebrate Canada’s 150 Anniversary.
Deadline for entry is March 8th. Delivery of art to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery on March 30.
Show runs from April 6th to April 23rd. Registration forms with complete info are at Curry’s, R. McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa City Hall, Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry, and can be printed from the OAA website – www.oshawaartassociation.com
or phone Mary Gartlan – 905-576-7693.
11 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Symphony
Concert #4 We welcome the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH CONCERT CHOIR, SAINT JOSEPH’S R.C. CHURCH PARISH CHOIR (Hamilton), and members of the GRAND RIVER CHORUS (Brantford) 8:00pm P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough
416.879.5566 | cathedralbluffs.com
11 to May 6 ~ Allan O'Marra
Lush Gravitas at the Aurora Cultural Centre
Installation views of my 18 Lush Gravitas paintings just installed in Aurora and hanging through to May 6, opening reception (along with Art Heals group show): Friday, March 17, 6-8 pm; artist walk and talk: Wednesday, March 22. This is the second showing of the complete set of paintings as I travel it to various centres in Ontario. I also held three pre-shows of 11 of the pieces prior to completion of the set.
22 Church Street, Aurora
11 to April 29 ~ Latcham Gallery
Opening April 11 at 1:00 pm
6240 Main St., Stouffville
17 ~ DEADLINE TO APPLY
MosaiCA - Talent Show
14 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society
Guest Speaker: Ted Barris "The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge"
Ten years ago Ted Barris published Victory at Vimy based upon first-hand
accounts. Vimy was an important battle in Canada's history because it was the
first time Canadians fought as a distinct national army. And they succeeded
where other nations had failed.
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.
16 to April 8 ~ Kawartha Arts
19 ~ DEADLINE FOR ENTRY ~ EXTENDED APRIL 2
Scugog Council Literary Contest
20 ~ ARTSCENE DEADLINE
MAY/JUNE ~ ARTSCENE
21 ~ Opening Celebration
Jeanette Hay and Mirek Bialy
McLean Community Centre, Ajax
24 ~ DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Ajax Senior of the Year Award
24, 25, 29 30, 31 April 1, 2017 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers
DEAD METAPHOR Contemporary darkly comic drama.
"...it's not always about what I believe. It's sometimes about what I'm expected to believe." March 24, 25, 29 30, 31 April 1, 2017 8pm Oshawa Arts Resource Centre 45 Queen St., Oshawa
905.725.9256 | durhamshoestring.org
24 to May 6 ~ Herongate Barn Theatre
Bedtime Stories – Dinner Theatre
2885 Altona Rd., Picnkering
25 ~ SPARK ~ Ajax Library
Children’s Juried Art Show – 1 pm
55 Harwood Ave., S. Ajax
25 & 26 ~ Art Guild of Scarborough
Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON
(between Markham Rd. & Bellamy Rd.)
25 ~ VOS
AUDITION: Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
March 29 - 7:30pm-10pm
Auditions for our upcoming July 2017 production of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical
Citizen's Forum - Victoria Hall - Cobourg
www.vostheatre.com for more details and to book an audition time
26 ~ Theatre3x60
We are very pleased to announce that we have recently received our 4th Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to support our newest community project - Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, original theatrical cemetery walks for Scugog, written and developed with the partnership of the Scugog Historical Society.
The general public can learn how they can be involved at our information and engagement session on Sunday, March 26.
27 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
Open House @ The Club – 6 pm
Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood R., Ajax
29 to April 9 ~ Port Hope Festival Theatre
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre
20 Queen St., Port Hope
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. Sorry we have taken down the on-line form due to SPAM.
DENTISTRY ON LIVERPOOL, Pickering
927 Liverpool Road,
Jan/Feb ~ Gordon Wilson
Mar/April ~ Gary Faulkner
May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard
Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre
Mar. & Apr. 25- 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
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)
Registration form for Artfest on-line
DEADLINE Thursday, April 6, 2017
and start looking for signage for your outdoor art show tents.
Durham Artists Social Network
City of Pickering
Town of Ajax
Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
Station Gallery, Whitby
Ajax and Pickering Libraries
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa