Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in May
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May is Asian Heritage Month
1 to 7 ~ Station Gallery
Reception: Thursday, May 4 at 7PM
It’s International Youth Week and the Town of Whitby and Whitby Youth Council in partnership with the Station Gallery are excited to present the third annual Art Attack event during the first week of May 2017. Art Attack gives Whitby youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. Multiple art pieces will be selected to be showcased at Station Gallery in a week long exhibition. Youth are encouraged to submit their artwork in various categories including; Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Video and Film, Photography, Graffiti and Fashion and Jewelry.
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. http://whitbystationgallery.com/
1 ~ Station Gallery
Art Talks (16+ years, free to attend):
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
Monday, May 1, 1pm
Art can be distressing. Some artists check the bounds of their profession through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.
Station Gallery |
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
3 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL
MONTHLY MEETING – 7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.
3 ~ Markham Group of Artists
Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham
4 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL
JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
AWARDS CEREMONY - 7:00 PM
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
4 thru 14 ~ Dancyn Productions
Next to Normal – 8:00 pm
(May 6, 7, 14– 2:00 pm)
The Dancyn Theatre
681 Dnipro Blvd. Oshawa
4 to 20 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre
Man of La Mancha – 8 pm (+Mat.)
Scarborough Village Theatre
3600 Kingston Rd., Scar.
5 ~ Westben
12 noon For the Birds
Rashaan Allwood – piano
How do you make a piano sound like a bird? Pianist Rashaan Allwood visits the Clock Tower from Montreal to introduce the music and art that he will present later at The Barn in Bird Songs (7 pm, July 21).
At the Clock Tower Cultural Centre, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca
6 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra
Spring Concert – 7:30 pm
St. Georges Memorial Church
51 Centre St., Oshawa
6 & 7 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour
Join Our Creative Journey – 10 am
6 ~ Bel Canto Singers
Love in Any Language A Celebration of 150 Years. Michael Gomiega, Director, Jacqueline Mokrzewski, Accompanist. Feel the rhythm of the beat of your heart as Canada celebrates 150 years, and enjoy music evocative of the force that ties us all together-love.
For tickets call David at 416-286-8260. Love to sing? Care to join us? Please visit our website at belcantosingers.ca
2:30 and 7:30 pm ~ Scarborough Bluffs United Church
3739 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Tickets $20 at the door |David at 416-286-8260
7 Oshawa Opera
Lohengrin – 3 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa
Oshawa Civic Band
Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony - 10:30 am
Memorial Park Cenotaph,
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa
7 ~ Westben
3 pm With Glowing Hearts
Westben Festival Chorus – Brian Finley, director
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!
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Warkworth
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca
8 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church
Quarters In! Paddles Up! – 1:30 pm
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering
9 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society
Guest Speaker: Katrina Pyke "The Harvey Family Home in the Pickering Museum Village"
Last year the Pickering Museum Village moved the Craftsman style Harvey house from Brougham to the museum grounds. The house was built in 1927
from a mail order plan by Bert Harvey, an internationally known vaudeville
performer. The house will be restored and put to use as part of the museum's
interpretive program. Katrina Pyke, Coordinator of Museum Operations at the
PMV, has researched the house both as to its architectural history and its family
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.
10 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners
Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Comm. Centre
10 ~ 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
11 ~ ~ Station Gallery
The Daves We Know
Thursday, May 11, 7pm at the Whitby Public Library
We’ll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of “David”. From Michelangelo’s famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name– during this hour we’ll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friedrich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacques-Louis David and Micah Lexier.Station Gallery | 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
12 ~ Monday Morning Singers
The Monday morning singers present a spring concert to celebrate Canada's 150 th birthday ..."Canada...the idea of North"
The concert repertoire is chosen to describe and delight in the vastness and diversity of our country. The choir will sing music to reflect the land..from sea to sea to sea, to recognize and
celebrate the beauty of Canada. Music is chosen to honour the indigenous peoples of the land.
The audience will hear music describing the journeys of immigrants to our shores from many countries. The repertoire focuses on compositions by Canadian composers of many different
styles and backgrounds.
We welcome several guest artists, including French hornist, Harcus Hennigar and bassist, Edward Tait.
Our friend, actor, Kenneth Welsh joins us to present Canadian poetry to complement the music.
And a very special guest, Inuit singer and drummer, Louisa Gillespie will bring her insights and
art to the concert.
All this happens on Friday, May 12th, at 7:30 at St Pauls Anglican Church, Uxbridge,
12 ~ Village Voices Choir
VILLAGE VOICES & MEN of NOTE directed by OKSANA VIGNAN
present “Here’s to Song! Canada 150” with special guests Jubilate Singers directed by Isabel Bernaus, clarinet Michele Jacot, piano Robert Graham.
Join our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, featuring Tim Corlis’ Missa Pax. Along with this superb piece of contemporary music is an all-Canadian repertoire including Under Heaven by Rupert Lang, Woodsmoke and Oranges by Ian Tamblyn, and Song for Canada by Paul Halley.
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 pm & Saturday, May 13 at 2:30 pm @ St. Maurice & St. Verena Church, 3300 Highway #7 East at Rodick Rd
Tickets through menofnote.com
Adult $30, Senior $25 Student $15, <12 Free
13 ~ Espressivo Singers
All Nature Sings – 7:30 pm
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby
13 ~ Whitby Brass Band
Joint Concert with Whitby Comm. Concert Band –7:30 pm
Durham Christian Homes
200 Glen Hill Dr. S.,
13 ~ Onstage Productions
Spring Fling III
2:30 and 8:00 pm
Fairview Library Theatre
35 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto
13 to 28 ~ Station Gallery
10th Annual Durham College Exhibition
May 13 to May 28, 2017
Closing reception & awards ceremonies: Thursday, May 25 at 7PM
It’s a landmark anniversary partnership! SG is proud to present the tenth edition featuring the creative output of Durham College’s Fine Art and Design students.
This popular, year-end exhibition showcases new generation artists and college grads. It’s been a productive academic year at the College. Hundreds of diverse and engaging art projects will be on display through the gallery. A must see!
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.
14 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band presents
Mother’s Day CONCERT at 2:00 PM
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr. Pickering Village
Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Rock, Dixieland plus
Whitby Junior Brass Band and World Premiere of two New Pieces By Sean Breen and John Watkins Adults, $20.00, Over 65 and Under 18, $15. Tickets available in advance from any band member, or by calling 905-427-5443 or at the door www.concertband.ca
18 ~ Station Gallery
Thursday, May 18, 7pm
Appropriation has been a strategy used by artists for over a century. In this encore presentation, we’ll survey how artists adopt, borrow, recycle or sample cultural production to make new statements with old images. Station Gallery | 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
20 ~ artscene DEADLINE
MAY/JUNE ~ ARTSCENE
24 ~ Station Gallery
7 p.m. “Tom Thomson @The Station”,
Guest Speaker Angie Littlefield
Whitby Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby, L1N 0A8
May 27 ~ Artfest
MASK MAGIC ~ FAMILY EVENT
PRAC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
CITY OF PICKERING - 11:00 AM
Pickering Civic Complex
May 27 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Symphony
Concert #5 We welcome CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN for our season finale concert, presenting favourites from ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and other well-known masterpieces. 8:00 pm P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave. East Scarborough
416.879.5566 | cathedralbluffs.com
Oshawa Civic Band
Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum
1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa
27 ~ Westben
7:00 pm MS Awareness Concert
Featuring over twenty bands, Ken Tizzard coordinates a community concert focusing on hope and awareness of MS.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 www.westben.ca
May 28 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra
From Hollywood to Broadway
Carlos Bastidas, Music Director Unforgettable music from popular movies and stage productions! 2:30 PM St.Francis Centre 78 Church St. S. Ajax
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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
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)