Free & Cheap Things to Do: September 24 – 30

family-galleryArt Tots at the RMG, a CD release party, and the return of Culture Days! They’re all in this week’s bumper crop edition of Free & Cheap things to do in Oshawa. Check it out:

Join the UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology for An Evening with Bill Marshall, part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  Marshall is one of the most respected and accomplished producers in the film industry and founder and first director of the Toronto International Film Festival. He will share his stories of troubles and triumphs in film, television, writing and politics. Marshall will be interviewed by Peter Howell of the Toronto Star Speakers Bureau.  Date: September 24.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  Doors open at 7 pm.  Cost:  $20 per ticket, UOIT students and alumni with valid ID.  For an additional $20, guests can attend a VIP session with Bill Marshall and other distinguished guests.

The RMG hosts the reception, official opening and awards ceremony for the annual senior’s juried art exhibition, My Oshawa.  Date:  September 25.  Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  2 pm to 3 pm. Cost:  FREE.   

Culture Days are back with a full weekend of activities celebrating Oshawa’s vibrant cultural scene. Events include an evening of performing arts featuring Please and Thanks, Doors Open Oshawa, an Art Intervention at City Hall, and the Glow Art Battle Finale!  Date: September 25 to 27. Location: various.  Cost:  FREE.  

From September 25-27 celebrate the first Durham Region Film Festival connecting audiences with the riches of cinema. Learn the tricks and experience the magic of film, on-screen and behind the scenes at two exciting locations in Durham, plus a gala screening and family day.  Date: September 25 – 27.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre and Docville Wild West Movie Set in Clarington.  Time: Various.  Cost:  Gala evening $10, festival pass $40.  

Enjoy family fun at the Conant Complex Neighbourhood Fair, organized by the Oshawa Community Health Centre!  Face painting, a bouncy castle, petting zoo, fire trucks, police cars, pony rides and more – and it’s all free!  Date:  September 26.  Time:  11 am to 3 pm.  Location:  115 Grassmere Ave.  Cost:  FREE. 

Fallen Love Records present an all ages show and CD release party at The Living Room Community Arts Studio.  Date:  September 26.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  7 pm to 10 pm.  Cost: TBD cover charge at the door.  

It’s time for Tea and Talk at the Oshawa Community Museum!  But the topic is a surprise…you’ll have to attend to find out what’s on the table this month! Date:  September 27.  Location:  1450 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  1 pm.  Cost:  $10.

Didn’t you know?  Oshawa has opera!  Save yourself the drive to Toronto (and the parking fees), because Oshawa Opera will be performing Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica.   Date: September 27.  Location:  Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Avenue East.  Time:  3 pm. Cost:  $25, children FREE.

Bring your budding Michaelangelo to Art Tots at the RMG!  This new program runs Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 11 am, where preschoolers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy a fun and lively gallery visit that will help develop early visual literacy skills.  Date:  September 29 to November 10. Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  10:30 am to 11 am.  Cost:  $5 suggested donation. No registration required, just drop in.

Meet Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of the Captain Underpants series, and learn why reading gives you superpowers as he signs his latest book!  Date:  September 29.  Location:  Chapters Indigo Oshawa Centre.  Time:  6:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE, but first come, first served.  

 

 

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