What’s On in Oshawa: October 22 – 31, 2015

pumpkin glass beerHalloween fun, free movies, and craft beer:  It’s the “Spooks and Suds” edition of What’s On Oshawa:

Don’t miss the Durham Region Brewers Plate, a unique outdoor food and drink experience at Purple Woods Conservation Area’s Heritage Hall, brought to you by chefs Alex Page and Daniel Bresca. Includes locally sourced meal, craft beer, maple syrup tasting and star gazing.  Date:  October 23. Location:  38 Cotes Road. Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Cost:  $65, plus tax and service charge. 

Celebrate Halloween at the Eastview Boys and Girls Club’s annual Halloween Party and Haunted Walk!  Play games, enjoy treats and make spooky crafts. Date:  October 23.  Location:  250 Beatrice Street East.  Time:  7 pm to 9 pm.  Cost:  $2.  

It’s Cineplex Community Day, with free movies starting at 9 am, including Despicable Me 2, Fast and Furious 6, and Pitch Perfect: Pitch Slapped.  For the complete list of films and times, click here. Date:  October 24.  Location:  1351 Grandview Street North.  Time:  Doors open at 8:30 am.  Cost:  FREE.  Popcorn, select drinks and candy will be available for $2. 

Canadian soccer star, captain of the National Team, and Olympic bronze medalist Christine Sinclair will be in Oshawa leading two on-field soccer sessions, Q&A, and an evening speaking event at Eastdale Collegiate.  Ticket are $100, and participants receive field instruction, t-shirt, a photo with Sinclair, and two tickets for the evening event.  For full details click here. Date:  October 24.  Location:  Civic Recreation Centre, 99 Thorton Road S.  Time:  Sessions run at 12 pm to 2 pm, and 2 pm to 4 pm.  Cost:  $100.

It’s a Halloween Art Party at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for OPG Second Sundays!  Decorate treat bags, make masks, and craft creepy creatures.  Date:  October 25.  Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE, drop-in family program.

Victorian Mourning Traditions are the topic of this month’s Tea and Talk at the Oshawa Community Museum.  Enjoy a light tea, learn how the Victorians celebrated death, and tour the exhibit Mourning After. Date:  October 25.  Location:  1450 Simcoe Street South, at Lakeview Park.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm. Cost:  $10 per person.  Pre-registration required.

Craft beer has never been more popular as breweries establish themselves across the province. To help celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit, FastStart DC is hosting a Craft Beer and Entrepreneurship event featuring local producers from Durham Region and its surrounding areas. Date:  October 27.  Location:  Centre for Food – Durham College (Whitby Campus), 1604 Champlain Ave.  Time:  4 pm to 7 pm.  Cost:  $25

Durham Region Startup Drinks is a national grassroots effort to help people in the startup community connect, share experiences and stay in touch. No presentations. No pitches. The point is to mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and make connections over, well, drinks!  Date: October 29.  Location:  Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Street South.  Time:  6 pm to 9 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Do you dare dine at the Creepy Crawly Family Cafe? Make a family reservation and munch on bizarre treats while listening to scary stories and eerie music.  Date:  October 31.  Location: McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street.  Time:  1 pm. Cost: FREE, but pre-registration is required. 

Everyone needs a Halloween mask, so head to The Living Room Community Art Studio for everything you need to make a scary, funny or just plain unique paper bag masterpiece.  Date: October 31.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  2 pm to 4 pm.  Cost:  $10 suggested, but pay what you can.  All ages.  Register by email at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org. 

Can a car be haunted?  You may find out at the Canadian Automotive Museum’s Annual Spooky Car TourDate:  October 31.  Location:  99 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  1 pm.  All ages welcome.  Cost:  $8 Adult, $6 students/seniors, $5 youth.  Registration required by October 30, call 905-576-1222.

Coming Up:

Lest We Forget:  Oshawa’s Symbols, Monuments, and Memorials of War, hosted by the Oshawa Community Museum and Archives.  Join Museum staff for a lecture  on he different ways Oshawa’s veterans are remembered.  Date:  November 8.  Location:  Guy House, Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park.  Time:  1 pm.  Cost:  $5.

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