What’s On in Oshawa: November 17 – 22, 2015

Tree_Lighting_Oshawa_Christmas_Tree_-_Memorial_ParkFree films, Christmas tree lights, and Handel’s Messiah are just a few of the brilliant things going on in Oshawa this week:

Join the Oshawa Historic Society’s Speaker Series, where Dr. Deepa Kundur will explore the history of manipulated photographs, from the early methods of ‘photoshopping’ to modern digital techniques for image modification and the emerging field of digital forensics. Presented in partnership with The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Date:  November 17, 2015.  Location:  McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street.  Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  $3.

Unwind with free yoga at Queen Elizabeth Public School.  Led by experienced instructors in the school library.  Date: November 18, 2015.  Location:  1205 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  FREE. 

Catch a free screening of the 2014 film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby at the Northview Branch of the Oshawa Public Library. Date:  November 19, 2015. Location:  250 Beatrice Street East.  Time:  2 pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Rated 14A.  

Teens can take a trip back to the ’80s at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, where they can watch the 1986 classic teen flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Date:  November 19, 2015. Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time: 6 pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Registration required, open to teens ages 12

Catch the Christmas spirit at City Hall Square for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  Enjoy music, children’s crafts and entertainment, and a visit from a very special guest dressed in red!  Remember to bring a letter for Santa, a mug for hot chocolate, and an unwrapped toy for donation.  Date:  November 20, 2015.  Location:  50 Centre Street South.  Time:  6:45 pm to 8:15 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

A short walk across the parking lot of the McLaughlin Public Library, and families can find the Christmas Tree Lighting After Party!  Warm up and grab a treat, plus kids can enjoy holiday activities.  Date: November 20, 2015.  Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time:  6 pm to 9 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Check out Living Within, a new exhibition at the RMG by abstract expressionist artist Ray Mead. This exhibition of work is taken from The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s extensive collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by members of Ontario’s first abstract expressionist collective, Painters Eleven.  Date:  November 21, 2015, until January 17, 2016.  Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  Gallery opening times.  Cost:  FREE.

Enjoy a live performance of selections from Handel’s Messiah by the the Durham Community Choir! Date:  November 22, 2015.  Location:  College Park Seventh Day Adventist Church,  1164 King Street East.  Time:  3 pm.  Cost:  $25 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under.  Email info@durhamcommunitychoir.on.ca for ticket locations.  


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