What’s On Oshawa Weekend: March 4-6 2016

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All the awesome things to do in Oshawa this weekend!  And most of them are free or cheap…

Celebrate Wonder Women in honour of International Woman’s Day at RMG Fridays! Learn more about The Other NFB: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division, 1941-1971 with a curatorial tour and join the The IRIS Group for an opening reception in Gallery A. In Friday Film Features the RMG will be screening Clearing Spaces V by the Broadbent Sisters, the evening features music by Kate Boothman and Melissa Payne, and Berry Hill’s chef Sarah will be serving up some super foods in celebration of Super Women! Date:  March 4, 2016.  Location: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street.  Time:  7 pm to 10 pm.  Cost:  FREE, donations welcome. 

Head to The Moustache Club for the RMG Fridays after party!  Present proof of attending RMG Fridays at the door and get a discount on cover at the Club.  Date:  March 4, 2016.  Location:  15 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  10 pm.

The 3rd Ontario Cup and Elite Ontario trampoline and tumbling championships are in Oshawa!  Ontario’s top national and provincial trampoline and tumbling athletes will compete in four events; individual trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini trampoline and tumbling. Three Olympians will be competing on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. — Rosie Maclennan (gold in London), Karen Cockburn (bronze in Sydney, silver in Athens and beijing) and Jason Burnett (silver in Beijing).  Date: March 4 – 6, 2016.  Location:  Durham College, 2000 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  Friday, 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.  Cost:  Adults $6, Youth/Seniors $4, children free.

Join community artist and educator Sam Ouellette for a morning of magnet making from up-cycled materials! Use bottle caps to create one-of-a-kind, miniature works of mixed media art that you can keep all for yourself or give to someone you love.  Date:  March 5, 2016.  Location:  The LivingRoom Community Arts Studio, 149 Simoce Street South.  Time:  11 am to 12 pm.  Cost:  All ages and abilities are welcome for this Pay-What-You-Can workshop! Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.

In honour of Women’s History Month, the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library is hosting a panel discussion on women in politics and screening the National Film Board documentary Why Women Run. Panelists include Regional and City Councillor Amy McQuaid-England, MPP Jennifer French, and MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.  Date:  March 5, 2016.  Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time:  2 pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Registration required.

ilove2cook Personal Chef Services presents A Taste of Switzerland – Swiss Raclette Dinner Party!  Enjoy an amazing Swiss/German dinner in the atmosphere of a Swiss Alpine festival, and try cooking on the tabletop grill. Vegan option available. Date:  March 5, 2016.  Location:  Liaison College, 701 Rossland Rd East, Unit 13, Whitby.   Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm.  Cost:  $57 (includes taxes & gratuities) per individual diner. Bring a friend at $38.40 (includes taxes & gratuities).  Register online.

The Durham Youth Orchestra presents their Winter Concert!  Date:  March 5, 2016. Location:  St. George’s Memorial Church, 39 Athol Street West.  Time:  7:30 pm.  Cost:  $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children grade 8 and under are free.  

It’s Sunday FUNday at the Oshawa Community Museum!  The theme is All Around the Victorian House, and visitors can learn how different life was for families around a Victorian home. Explore roles of the family, tools and gadgets that made their life easier and how homes are different now in terms of decorating style and architecture. Get hands-on with real artifacts from the Victorian Era used in real Victorian homes, over 150 years ago!  Date:  March 6, 2016. Location: Oshawa Community Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  12 pm to 4 pm.  Cost:  $5 per person.

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