What’s On Oshawa Weekend Apr 8 – 10, 2016

museum-1189226_640What the Fach is on this weekend? Try Opera 101, the Reel Music Festival, fine art, plus much more…

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Oshawa Art Association hosts the Spring Art Festival at Camp Samac! Support local artists at this annual show.  Location: 275 Conlin Road East. Runs April 8 to 10.

Great seats still available!  Don’t miss the Bruce Springsteen tribute show “BORN IN THE USA”, performed by Tommy Youngsteen.  Tommy Youngsteen is Canada’s premier tribute to the Boss, a ten-piece super group featuring a killer horn section and stamina only surpassed by Bruce himself.  Join them for a note for note, track by track rendition of the 80s classic album “Born in the USA”, one of the best-selling albums of all time. Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost: $30 per ticket.   

Check out the Grand Opening of S. Capers Break Out Zone at their new location, Grimstone Manor.  Get 50% off admission, and the chance to win prizes! Try out two new escape themes: Escape your Nightmare; and Escape Grimstone Manor. Recommended for players 10+. Players 17 years of age or younger will require parental consent.   Location:  83 Centre Street South.  Cost:  $10. Reserve your escape online.  Promotion runs until April 10. 

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is leaving Oshawa!  So catch the Oshawa Little Theatre’s performance of Sweeney Todd, the musical thriller of a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage, before it’s too late. Location:  62 Russet Ave.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $28.  Purchase online or at the box office.

The Moustache Club is teaming up with the MBM students at Durham College to host the Reel Music Festival at The Moustache Club!  Tonight, The Dead Projectionists, XPRIME, Headswirl take the stage. Time:  Doors at 9 pm.  Cost: $10, 19+ only.

It’s Dirty Friday (of course!), at the Oshawa Music Hall, playing the best house and dance music in Durham. Location: 39 King Street East. Time:  10 pm to 3 am.  Cost:  $5 cover, 19 +. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Learn about guerilla gardening and how you can help brighten up neglected patches in your neighbourhood at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio‘s Bomb Seed Workshop. Make seed bombs with native wildflowers, so wear gardening friendly clothes and get ready to get your hands dirty!  Location:  149 Simoce Street South.  Time:  11 am to 12 pm.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Cost: Suggested donation of $5 or Pay-What-You-Can. Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.  

Try speed skating at the Durham Speed Skating Club open house!  Rental skates are available, and little skating experience is required.  Bring your own helmet and gloves! Location: Legends Centre, Pad 1.  Time:  Session 1 11:15 am to 12:15 am, Session 2 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.  Email vicepresident@durhamspeedskatingclub.ca to register. 

Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery to check out the Durham College Thesis Exhibition in Gallery A, 10 Emerging Visions: Artists’ Talk! The students in Durham College’s Fine Arts Advanced program are, like all creatively engaged artists, involved in the continual process of identifying and pursuing meaningful subjects that pertain to their own evolving bodies of work. Utilizing experimental freedom and the research and development of distinct strategies relevant to their practice, the student artist learns to further define and focus their unique interests and engage in ever more profound studio work.  Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  2 pm to 4 pm. Cost: FREE.

Local musicians Bruce Gorrie and Paul Grecco will be at the Jess Hann Branch of the Oshawa Public Library performing a musical welcome to spring!  Everyone is welcome at this family concert.  Time:  3 pm.  Location: 99 Wentworth Street West.  Cost:  FREE.  No registration required.  

The Moustache Club is teaming up with the MBM students at Durham College to host the Reel Music Festival at The Moustache Club!  Tonight, Jin Brown, Comatose and Sebb Raw take the stage. Time:  Doors at 9 pm.  Cost: $10, 19+ only.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for OPG Second Sundays: Picture This and That!  The studio is open for families with children age 3 and up, to celebrate the art of photography, RMG style! Explore and discover different ways to use images; transfer, paint, and collage photographs and contribute to a collaborative selfie station. Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE. No registration required, just drop in!

Oshawa Opera presents Opera 101:  What the Fach?  at the Arts Resource Centre!  Location:  45 Queen Street.  Time: 3 pm.  Cost:  $25, children free.  Purchase online.  

Enjoy a “Royal Fireworks” performance from the Durham Philharmonic Choir, as they showcase selections from G.F. Handel and John Rutter.  Brittany King performs as the guest soloist.  Location:  College Park Church, 1164 King Street East.  Time:  3 pm.  Cost:  $35 adults, $15 post-secondary, $5 youth at the door only.  


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