What’s On in Oshawa: January 14 – 16, 2016

All the astounding things happening in Oshawa this weekend (and they’re mostly free or cheap!)

Are you an artist in need of supportive feedback, wishing to invigorate your practice through lively discussion with peers? Once a month, join us in the RMG’s studio for a 2-hour group critique facilitated by a rotating roster of professionals in the field.  Whether early in your career or an established practicing artist, this group is an invaluable opportunity for professional development, a fresh perspective, and challenging yourself. All media welcome. Maximum of 3 artworks per participant.  Date:  January 14, 2016.  Location:  Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street. Time:  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Cost:  Registration required.  Free for members/$5 Non-members.

Cinechats Film Festival is a year-round weekly series of the best motion pictures from around the world. It’s like TIFF, but right here in suburbia – and without all the immodest hype. Instead, we have lively, informal, and engaging conversations after each film. Date:  January 14, 2016. Location:  UOIT/DC Campus, Room C-113, G. Willey Bld., 2000 Simcoe St. N.  Time:  6:30pm to 9:00pm.  

Check out local talent at the Waltzing Weasel pub, where there’s live music every Friday night, and no cover.  Date:  January 15, 2016.  Location:  300 Taunton Road.  Time:  8:30 pm to 12:30 am.  Cost: FREE.

It’s Cheap Laughs Open Mic Stand Up Comedy Show at Buster Rhino’s Southern BBQ!  Check out up and coming comics doing short sets on an intimate stage.  Date:  January 14, 2016.  Time:  9 pm.  Location:  28 King Street East. Cost: FREE. No cover.  

Listen to your intuition and let your creative spirit guide you while making a visual road map of what you want in 2016! Using simple questions and collage techniques, participants will create images to help identify what they want and need in the year ahead. Feel free to bring along art journals or previous vision boards to utilize in the process! Date:  January 16, 2016.  Location:  The Living Room Community Art Studio 149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  2 pm – 4 pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC). Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.

Join Canadian Automotive Museum Curator Alex Gates as he discusses vehicles and objects that have recently come into the collection. The tour will include the 1927 Dodge Brothers, 1909 Kennedy, and 1983 DeLorean, as well as other objects and archival materials.  Date:  January 16, 2016.  Location:  99 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  1 pm.  Cost:  Adults $8, Youth $5, under 5 FREE.

Head to the Station Gallery in Whitby for the opening reception & artist talk for Jessica Field:  Parabolic Constructs. The projects in this exhibition will use “artificial life” practices as a representation of the complex interplay between technology, determination and freedom of choice to address how metaphors affect how people think of technologies. Date: January 16, 2016.  Location:  1450 Henry Street, Whitby.  Time:  1 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Head to the UOIT Regent Theatre for a performance by Canadian legends 54-40.   Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54-40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and a outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. Date: January 16, 2016.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $49.  

Warm up at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library with a free screening of the 2015 film, Pan.  Date: January 17, 2016.  Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time:  2 pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Registration required, all ages welcome.

Coming Up

Learn about the world of historical re-enacting with Sarah Cotes, part of the Oshawa Historic Society’s Speaker Series.  Date:  January 19, 2016.  Location:  McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street. Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  $3.  

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