The demon barber of Fleet Street, a Friday night HIP-HOPera, and Zumba in paradise are just a few of the brilliant things landing in Oshawa this weekend.
Catch the Oshawa Little Theatre’s production of Sweeny Todd, the musical thriller about a 19th century barber who goes on a murderous rampage in London. Location: 62 Russet Avenue. Dates: April 1-9, 2016. Price: $15 Youth, $28 Adult. Purchase online, or at the box office.
Catch the Durham Shoestring Performers production of The Timekeepers, the story of an unlikely friendship forged in a WWII concentration camp. Date: April 1, 2, 2016. Location: Arts Resource Centre. Time: Doors at 7:30, curtain at 8 pm. Cost: $15. Order by email at email@example.com or call 905-725-9256.
Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for RMG Fridays! Mix it up with a hip-hop show and a performance by Jennifer Mizzi (Soprano), and Kristine Dandavino (Mezzo-Soprano), from the Oshawa Opera Association. Legendary emcee Shaheen will be rapping, B-girl Judi Lopez will breakdance, DJ Mark V. Campbell will be demo scratching. Durham Folklore Storytellers perform as we close the exhibition Their Stories: Unidentified Portraits. Date: April 1, 2016. Location: 72 Queen Street. Time: 7 pm to 10 pm. Cost: FREE.
Keep the RMG Friday feeling going at the official after party at The Moustache Club. Date: April 1, 2016. Location: 15 Simcoe Street North. Time: 10 pm.
Explore Durham College during their weekend Open House! Learn about the more than 140 full-time programs, take a tour and get the scoop on the DC experience directly from students and faculty. Date: April 2 – 3, 2016. Location: 2000 Simcoe Street North. Time: 10 am to 2 pm. Cost: FREE.
Take a break from winter and experience a tropical Zumba paradise in the UOIT ACE Wind Tunnel! Enjoy the one-of-kind Zumba class that brings you a fun, high energy dance class with the rejuvenating elements of the tropics. Recharge in the refreshing rainforest rains, soak up the summer sun, stand strong against the stormy sea winds and warm up in the relaxing temperatures. Date: April 2, 2016. Location: 2000 Simcoe Street North, UOIT. Time: Registration at 9 am, class starts at 9:30 am. Cost: $20. Purchase tickets online.
The maple syrup season is nearly over, so head to Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival before it’s too late! Learn how maple syrup is made, take a wagon ride and enjoy hot pancakes. Date: April 2 – 3, 2016. Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Location: Purple Woods Conservation Area, Simcoe Street North and Coates Road. Cost: $5, purchase online only, no sales at the festival. Wagon rides and pancakes are extra.
The Canadian Automotive Museum is hosting a Downton Abbey Car Tour! Fans of Downton Abbey can relive the hit television show through the Canadian Automotive Museum’s early 20th century collection. The tour will highlight cars similar to those used in the show and will explore class differences that existed during the 1910s and 1920s in British Canada. Date: April 2, 2016. Location: 99 Simcoe Street South. Time: 11 am and 1 pm. Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Youth. RSVP online.
The 7th Annual Bunny HOP hits Oshawa, so get ready for their signature mix of holiday outfits, ridiculous behaviour, and more energy than an atomic bomb. Come join them and their long eared, furry friend as they gear up to throw down at downtown Oshawa’s best bars and clubs! Date: April 2, 2016. Cost: $20, purchase online.
Celebrate Archives Awareness Week a day early at the Oshawa Museum! Join Museum staff and Archivist Jennifer Weymark to learn how to preserve your families most precious photographic and paper documents. Kids will get a chance to fill out their own family trees with the help of their parents. This drop in program is for all ages. Date: April 3, 2016. Location: Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park. Time: 12 pm to 4 pm. Cost: $5 per person.