What’s On Oshawa Weekend Mar 25 – 27, 2016

concert-336695_640Easter not your thing?  Check out these weekend events instead:

Catch a last look at IRIS at 20, in Gallery A of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! The IRIS Group, a collective of women artists, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016 with an exhibition that revisits ten International Women’s Day projects involving the collection of objects and writings invested with personal or symbolic meaning.  Date: Closes March 26, 2016.  Location:  72 Queen Street, Gallery A.  Cost:  FREE. 

Lush Buffalo, Tijuana Jesus, 20 Amp and Brother Bear play a fundraiser at the Moustache Club.  Date: March 25, 2016. Location:  15 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  Doors at 9 pm.  Cost:  $10.  

Catch the Durham Shoestring Performers production of the Dan Clancy play, The Timekeepers. Set in 1940, The Timekeepers is the story of two concentration camp prisoners who forge an unlikely friendship.  Dates:  March 25, 26, 30, 31, April 1 and 2.  Location:  Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen Street.  Tickets:  $15.  Email dsp@durhamshoestring.org, call 905-725-9256, or order online.

Head to Buster Rhino’s in downtown Oshawa for live blues, jazz and roots music by SLUSHPUMP.  Date: March 25, 2016. Location:  28 King Street East.  

Eric Lambier’s on the piano at Riley’s Pub until 2 am in the Lounge! Date:  March 25, 2016.  Location:  104 King Street East.  Time:  9 pm to 2 am.  

Head to the LivingRoom Community Art Studio for a Bullet Journal Workshop! Learn about this trend in imagining, documenting and organizing our lives with pen and paper (and other art materials too!) Participants will be introduced to basic techniques, and “bullet journal hacks” to set up your very own journal to take home and expand upon.  All ages and abilities are welcome! Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.  Date:  March 26, 2016.  Location: 149 Simcoe Street South. Time: 11 am – 1 pm.  Cost:  Pay what you can. 

Tour Parkwood Estate, Oshawa’s National Historic Site!  Date: March 26 and 27, 2016.  Location:  270 Simcoe Street North. Time:  1:30 pm to 4 pm.  Cost:  Adults $10, Youth (14 – 17 years) $8, Children (6 – 13) $7, Family $25 (2 adults, 2 children)

Visit the 40th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Purple Woods Conservation Area! See how maple syrup was made over 400 years ago through to the modern methods of today, take a horse-drawn wagon ride and enjoy hot pancakes. Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Dates:  March 26 and 27, 2016. Location:  Simcoe Street and Coates Road.  Time:  9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Cost:  $5 per person, must be purchased in advance online!  No ticket sales at the festival.  Wagon rides and food extra, cash only.  



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