What’s On Oshawa Weekend: Feb. 4 – 6, 2016

Man Jogging Through Field With Motion BlurRunning clubs, RMG Fridays, and lots of arts and crafts!  Just a few of the fun and (mostly) free things happening in Oshawa this weekend:

They already know you’re coming…It’s the Oshawa Psychic Fair!  Dates:  February 4 – 6, 2016.  Location:  Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43, 471 Simcoe Street. Time:  Friday 2 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.  

Durham Craft Beer Festival is running a Spotlight Event called “A Midwinter Night’s Dream!” It’s four days of Ontario Ciders and Seasonal Winter Beers from around Ontario, and samples are $2.50 each.  Date: February 4 to 7, 2016. Location:  Buster Rhinos, 28 King Street East.  Time:  Regular restaurant hours.  Cost: FREE, no ticket required. 

Watch Michel Tremblay’s classic dark comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs, at the Oshawa Little Theatre.  Les Belles-Soeurs is set in 1965 Montreal against the backdrop of the “quiet revolution”. Change is coming in Quebec and Canada, and in the kitchen of Germaine Lauzon, who gathers family, friends & neighbours, to celebrate her good fortune; the winning of one million trading stamps. Through laughter, and tears, the evening of celebration reveals three generations of women with nothing to lose and everything to gain, joined together as they attempt to reconquer their dignity as human beings.  Dates:   February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 29, 20, 2016.  Location:  62 Russet Ave.  Cost:  $25 per ticket, available online.  

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of RMG Fridays!  Whitby native Annie Sumi sets the stage with indie-folk tunes, Jamie Drake performs exploratory percussion, and New York’s Museum Hack will deliver an interactive, non-traditional museum tour the RMG opens Ask Children:  Selections from the Permanent Collection.  Date:  February 5, 2016. Location:  72 Queen Street. Time:  7 pm to 10 pm.  Cost:  FREE, donations welcome.  All ages. Cash bar. 

Has the work week left you in need of a few laughs?  Premier Comedy presents Clifford Myers, Michael Moses and host Liam Kelly.  Date:  February 5, 2016.  Location:  104 Consumers Drive, Whitby.  Time:  Bar opens at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.  Cost:  $20.  Reserve tickets by emailing  reservations@premiercomedy.ca, or call 905-668-2229.  

Make decoupage pots to celebrate Chinese New Year!  Date:  February 6, 2016.  Location:  McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street.  Time:  11 am to 12 pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Ages 12+.

Learn how you can use paper to create incredible mosaics with community artist & LivingRoom regular, Natalie! She’ll introduce you to some simple, fun techniques that will transform scraps of paper into artwork that you can use to brighten up your world or the world of someone you love. All materials will be provided, all ages and abilities welcome.  Date:  February 6, 2016.  Location: LivingRoom Community Art Studio, 149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  2 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.

The Trash Train rolls into the Station Gallery this Sunday! Come and turn tissue boxes into whimsical shadow boxes. All ages welcome!  Date:  February 7, 2016.  Location:  Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby.  Time:  11 am to 2 pm.  Cost:  FREE!  

Visit the Oshawa Community Museum for Sunday FUNday, and learn about the tradition of Victorian Tea: Minding Your P’s and Q’s. Visitors will learn how to set a proper table for tea, manners and etiquette required.  Receive a calling card and sample teas that are typically served at the Museum’s Victorian Teas.  Date:  February 7, 2016. Location:  Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park.  Time:  12 pm to 4 pm.  Cost:  $5 donation.

Are you getting closer to accomplishing your running goals? The Lululemon Oshawa Run Club is here to help! Join for good times and a 5 km run!  When you join the run, your name will be entered into a draw, and in 5 weeks the store will be drawing for a free outfit! The more you come, the better your chances.  Date:  February 7, 2016.  Time:  5:30 pm.  Location:  Lululemon Oshawa Centre.  Cost:  FREE. 

Coming Up

UOIT hosts Emancipating the Municipality:  Community directed development and the structural reform of governance at the UOIT Regent Theatre, with guest speakers Nicole Goodman, Ph.D, Munk School of Global Affairs, Jonathan Rose, Ph.D, Queen’s University, Jonathan Greene, Ph.D, Trent University
Myer Siemiatycki, Ph.D Ryerson University, Dennis Pilon, Ph.D, York University.  Date:  February 10, 2016. Location:  50 King Street East.  Time:  6:30 pm to 9 pm.  Cost:  FREE. 

Crit Crowd for Practicing Artists meets in the RMG Studio for a two hour group critique facilitated by professionals in the field.  All media welcome.  Maximum 3 artworks per participant.  Registration required. Date:  February 11, 2016.  Location 72 Queen Street.  Time:  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Cost:  $5 for non-members.  

Dancyn Productions presents Juno award winning singer-songwriter Marc Jordan in concert! Come out and enjoy this iconic, award-winning, Canadian singer-songwriter/producer, backed up with two accomplished musicians in the industry. With hits like “Living in Marina Del Rey” and “Rhythm of My Heart” (which he wrote for Rod Stewart), this is not a concert to be missed.  Date: April 16, 2016. Location: The Theatre at the Dnipro Centre, 681 Dnipro Boulevard. Time:  8pm.  Cost:  $45 general admission. Tickets available online or at the box office on Fridays.

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