What’s On Oshawa Weekend Feb. 19 – 21, 2016

Strawberry Chocolate Deserts On DisplayCook a sexy meal, break a sweat at climatic Zumba, or swoon while The King performs – don’t miss all the incredible things happening in Oshawa this weekend…

Friday night calls for live music, so head to downtown Oshawa and watch Lost Cause rock out at the Moustache Club. Date:  February 19, 2016. Location:  15 Simcoe Street.  Time:  TBD.  Cost:  Contact the club for details 905-240-8003.  

Love food?  Make a sexy (and delicious) Nova Scotia shrimp appetizer with Cajun aioli, dirty fettuccini bacon carbonara and roasted asparagus, and chocolate mousse hearts filled with Chantilly cream and raspberry sauce at M & R Catering‘s couples 3-course cooking class!   Take home each of the dishes to enjoy, plus the recipes so you can make it again. Date:  February 19, 2016.  Location:  1610 Champlain Ave., Whitby at the Centre for Food, Durham College.  Time:  7pm to 9pm. Cost:  $80 per person, cash or e-transfer.  Reserve your spot online.  

Escape winter with a climatic Zumba class in the tropics!  UOIT’s ACE Wind Tunnel will become a tropical paradise for this fun, dance-based work out.  Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, a towel and water!  Date: February 20, 2016.  Location:  UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  Registration 9 am, class 9:30 am to 10:30 am.  Cost:  $20, purchase tickets online.  

Make your very own Dragon Egg at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio! Learn how to transform simple materials into magical art eggs that any dragon would be proud to call home.  All materials will be provided, all ages and abilities welcome. Date:  February 20, 2016.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  2 pm to 4 pm.  Cost: Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can. Contact us at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.

Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo, along with special guests The Strumbellas, play the GM Centre!  Date:  February 20, 2016.  Location:  GM Centre, 99 Athol Street.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $35.50, $59.50, available online or at the Box Office.

Celebrate Black History Month with a Bajan Musical Concert with the Gibb Brothers! 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados, and these Barbadian-Canadian musicians will entertain you with a fun, interactive, educational and musical experience! Date:  February 20, 2016.  Location:  McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street.  Time:  2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Family program. 

The King Returns in the form of world champion Elvis tribute artist Steve Michaels!  Born to play Elvis Presley from the Golden to the Vegas years,  Michaels executes a dynamic portrayal of authenticity that makes him one of the most highly praised and sought after Elvis stylists in the country. ELVIS: Madison Square Garden LIVE is a re-creation of The King’s unforgettable June 10th, 1972 concert. Date:  February 20, 2016.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $45 per ticket. Purchase online.  

It’s really over.  Sleep When You’re Dead plays their final show at the Moustache Club.  Date: February 20, 2016. Location:  15 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  9:30 pm.  Cost:  $5.  

Watch Peanuts:  The Movie at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library!  Date:   February 21, 2016. Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time:  2 pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  Family program. 

Join the Running Room and fellow gluttons for punishment at the Midwinter Sufferfest, a free “Fun Run” that will have you begging for mercy more!  Choose from three distances (4km, 11km or 19km), all guaranteed to push you to your absolute limits.  What a hoot!  And if extended running in sub-zero temps isn’t enough of a challenge for you, optional fitness challenges will be found along the route.  If you make it to the end, you’ll be rewarded with prizes, giveaways, and refreshments.  Date:  February 21, 2016.  Location:  941 Taunton Rd E.  Time:  8 am to 12 pm. Cost:  FREE. Email whitby@runningroom.com for all the details.

Oxford Learning Courtice presents Family Skate at the Legends Centre!  Date:  February 21, 2016.  Location:  1661 Harmony Road North.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE.  

Coming Up

Cinefest Durham presents the feel-good film Brooklyn.  Date:  February 24, 2016.  Location:  Cineplex Oshawa, 1351 Grandview Street North.  Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  TBD.    

Whitby’s Brock St. Brewing Company and Bistro 238 are excited to announce Beer and Curry Night! For $30 diners have the choice of two curries (chicken or vegetarian), plus naan bread, salad, dessert, three beer sampler (huzzah!), and live music for the evening. Date: February 27, 2016.  Location:   1501 Hopkins Street, Whitby.  Time: 7 pm to 10 pm.  Cost:  $30 per ticket.  

Join the Oshawa Opera for an afternoon of Verdi’s most beautiful Arias, Duets and Ensembles!  Date: February 28, 2016.  Location:  The Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. Time: 3 pm.  Cost:  Tickets: $25, under 18 are FREE, purchase online.  

Dancyn Productions presents the world premier of the hilarious romantic comedy Best Friends, which takes its audience on a beautiful and engaging journey filled with laughter, tears and triumph.  Date:  February 25 to March 6, 2016. Location:  The Theatre in the Dnipro Centre, 681 Dnipro Blvd.  Times:  Various.  Cost:  Adults $25, Youth (17 and under ) $15.  Recommended for age 14+.  Purchase tickets online.  

Calling all graduates of Eastdale CVI!  Eastdale’s 50th Anniversary  takes place May 27, 28, 29, 2016.  Pub Night tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased here.

Did we miss your weekend event?  Let us know in the comments! 

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