What’s On Oshawa Weekend: Jan 29 – 31, 2016

Girl Dancer Jumping For Joy In FieldJump for joy – Friday’s here!  Tchaikovsky, bookmaking (don’t get any ideas – it’s the legal kind!), and technology-inspired creatures are just a few of the amazing things happening in Oshawa this weekend!  

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s new exhibition Their Stories:  Unidentified Portraits from the Thomas Bouckley Collection.  Date: Until May 1, 2016.  Location:  72 Queen Street. Cost:  FREE, donations welcome.

Catch a free screening of the 2015 film He Named Me Malala at the Legends Centre Branch of the Oshawa Public Library.  Date: January 29, 2016.  Location:  1661 Harmony Road North.  Time:  6 pm.  Cost:  FREE. Registration required.  Adult program.  

Celebrate the opening of the Regina Exhibit at the Canadian Automotive Museum! The CAM will unveil their newly renovated space in the front lobby, featuring the story of a 1929 Chevrolet produced in Regina, SK. Date:  January 29, 2016.  Time:  6 pm to 8 pm.  Location:  99 Simcoe Street South.  Cost:  FREE. Refreshments will be served.

Create your very own hand made book with artist and educator Samantha Ouellette at The Living Room Community Art Studio! Learn how to hand stitch and bind materials together so that you can create new journals out of upcycled materials, or create one-of-a-kind manuscripts for self publishing. Date:  January 30, 2016.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  11 am to 1 pm.  Cost:   Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC). Contact us at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information. All ages and abilities welcome. 

Baseball Oshawa will be leading clinics for kids, ages 4 to 9!  No experience required, just bring a glove and indoor running shoes. Instructors include Baseball Oshawa coaches and Durham College varsity baseball players. If you have any questions, e-mail info@baseballoshawa.com.  Date:  January 30, 2016.  Time:  1 pm to 2:30 pm. Location: Durham College/UOIT Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, 2000 Simcoe St. N.  Cost:  FREE.  No registration required.  

Head to the UOIT Regent Theatre for a spectacular evening of Tchaikovsky and the Ontario Philharmonic, with violinist Alexandre Da Costa, with Marco Parisotto conducting “The Sleeping Beauty,” Violin Concerto op. 35 in D major, and Francesca da Rimini op. 32.  Date: January 30, 2016. Location:  50 King Street East.  Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  $25-$56.  Call 905-721-3399 x 2 for tickets.

Inspired by the robotic drawings of exhibiting artist Jessica Field, kids can print their own technology-inspired creatures and build their identities, complete with an “official” birth certificate.  Date: January 31, 2016.  Location: Station Gallery, Whitby, 1450 Henry Street.  Time: 1 pm- 3 pm.  Cost: $20 for a non-Member family. Registration encouraged – call 905-668-4185.

Join the Oshawa Community Museum for Tea & Talk:  Stories from the Collection.  Date:  January 31, 2016. Location: Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park.  Time:  1 pm.  Cost: $10 per person, Oshawa Historical Society members are $5. Reservations are required. Please phone 905-436-7624 ext. 106.

Coming Up

Watch the Marilyn Munro classic Some Like it Hot at the UOIT Regent Theatre, on February 4, 2016, part of the Classic Movie Night series. Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  $5 at the door, students FREE.

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of RMG Fridays on February 5, 2016! Includes fantastic local performers and artists, plus a tour by NYC-based Museum Hack.  Time:  7 pm to 10 pm.  Cost:  FREE, all ages welcome.

Hollerado play the Moustache Club on February 6, 2016.  Tickets are $15.

The Oshawa Community Museum hosts Tea & Talk:  Then and Now – A History of Oshawa’s Downtown on February 28, 2016.  $10 per person, Oshawa Historical Society members are $5. Reservations are required. Please phone 905-436-7624 ext. 106.


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