What’s On Oshawa Weekend Apr 15 – 17, 2016

crepesToo long till pay day? Have fun on the cheap with these brilliant weekend events in Oshawa:

Friday April 15, 2016

Check out the 3rd Annual Durham Business Expo, a combination trade show/craft show featuring 50 vendors. Its a free event for the family to attend, and includes shows by Critter Companion , painting (Saturday only) by Art Edvantage, products and business services showcases.  Presented by Taste of Durham.  Location:  Midtown Mall, 200 John Street West.  Time:  12 pm-7 pm Friday, 12 pm-6 pm Saturday, 12 pm-5 pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE. 

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is hosting Open Mic night! Connect and create in celebration of our community and its stories. All expressions allowed – spoken word, song, dance, story telling, art sharing – just drop in and sign up for a time to share your passion with a supportive audience.  This event is open to all ages and abilities, Pay-What-You-Can in support of the LivingRoom project.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South. Time:  7 pm to 9:30 pm.  

Catch Durham College Fine Art student Thesis Exhibitions: 10 Emerging Visions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery before it closes on April 17, 2016.  Location:  72 Queen Street.  Time:  Gallery hours.  Cost:  FREE.

It’s Dirty Fridays at The Music Hall, featuring Mitchell Conroy & BAER! Dance all night long to great local talent. Location:  39 King Street East.  Cost: $5 cover.  19+.  

Don’t miss HIGHS hometown CD release show at the Moustache Club.  Grab your tickets in advance online for guaranteed entry.  Location:  15 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  9 pm.  Cost:  $8.  19+

Saturday April 16, 2016

Join iLove2Cook Personal Chef Services for A Taste of France – Crepes: Sweet & Savory Delights, and enjoy a menu that will pair crepes with culturally diverse dishes.  Guests should plan to arrive at 6 pm to enjoy the amuse bouche tasting. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.  Location: Liaison College, 701 Rossland Road East, Unit 13, Whitby. Time: 6 pm to 10 pm.  Cost:  $65 per diner (includes taxes, cash bar available).  Register online.  

Watch the colourful animated film Rio at Cineplex Family Favourites!  Location:  1351 Harmony Road North.  Time:  11 am.  Cost:  $2.99 per ticket.  

Join Intro to Portrait Drawing at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio. Learn basic tricks and techniques, and create your very own portrait!  This workshop is open to all ages and abilities, with a suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can. Contact us to register or for more information at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org Location:  149 Simcoe Street South. Time:  11 am to 1 pm.  

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for Gallery A Artist and ArtLab Resident Ruth Read: 9 Empty Rooms, a multi media sculpture installation reflecting on the abandoned house, memories of the past and its occupants.  Location: 72 Queen Street.  Time:  Gallery hours. Cost: FREE

Premier Comedy presents Jason Rouse‘s The Enemy, Myself Tour.  Rouse is a renegade touring stand-up comedian taking the mainstream comedy world and turning it upside down. Middle of the road mainstream comedy is left for dead. Instead, this Jester from Hell has been unleashed onto international stages with all of the power of a derailed comedy freight train. Location:  Jimmy O’Tooles Nightclub, 394 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  10 pm.  Cost: $10, buy online.

It’s a no cover night at the Moustache Club, so tuck away that fiver you were keeping for the door, and spend it at the bar instead.  The Drunk Jam Band will take the stage, and you know it’ll be good when the tagline is “The drunker you get, the better we sound.”  That message rings true in most areas of life, really.  Location:  15 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  9 pm. Cost:  Zero.  

Sunday April 17, 2016

Michael Bell is back at Simcoe Blues and Jazz performing beloved jazz classics.  Location:  926 Simcoe Street North. Time:  4 pm – 7 pm.  

Not quite “summer ready”? Hit the pavement with Lululemon’s Sunday Night Run Club, a group jog between 5 and 7 kilometres long, in the area around the Oshawa Centre.  Meet inside at the store.  Location:  Lululemon Oshawa Centre.  Time: 5:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE. 

Did we miss your weekend event? Add in the comments!

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