What’s On Oshawa Weekend April 22 – 24, 2016

concert-768722_960_720All the weird, wonderful, and mostly free (or cheap!) things to do in Oshawa this weekend:

Friday, April 22

Catch the Monsters of Schlock, Black Cat Attack and Bogus Journey at the Moustache Club.  15 Simcoe Street North, 9 pm.  $10.  

Bring the family to Ask Children, an exhibition curated from from the RMG’s permanent collection, before it closes on April 24.  As the title suggests, adults are encouraged to “ask children” what they think about these artworks. Do the depictions of children remind them of their own experiences? How do they differ? The activities that accompany the exhibition give young visitors an opportunity to interact with the work and introduce their own experiences and views into a gallery setting.  72 Queen Street.  Free.

Gerry Dee, one of Canada’s most successful comedians and star of CBC’s Mr. Dee, brings his trademark humour the GM Centre! Dee, who was a private school teacher for nine years before giving it up for comedy, became the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the highest finish by a Canadian in the history of the show. 99 Athol Street East.  $49/$59 online


Saturday, April 23

Treat the kids to a matinee at Cineplex Family Favourites, and enjoy the animated film, The Croods!  1351 Grandview Street North. 11 am. $2.99 tickets.  

Travel back in time to 1876 and celebrate the 140th anniversary of the opening of McLaughlin Carriage Co. which sparked Oshawa’s long, rich history in the automotive industry.  The Heritage Showcase is a family program, and all are welcome. McLaughlin Branch of the Oshaw Public Library, 65 Bagot Street. 10 am to 3 pm.  Free. 

Make Amethyst Gem Stone Rock Soaps at Spirit Lantern Studios!  Make and take home four beautiful melt & pour soaps infused with essential oils.  Ages 16 and up. Call 905-213-7873 to book. 136 Simcoe Street North.  $45

Celebrate Earth Day by learning about alternative energy vehicles at the Canadian Automotive Museum. The tour will cover electric, steam, and even horse powered vehicles! Tour is included with admission and reservations are suggested. 99 Simcoe St. South.  1 pm to 2 pm.  Email info@canadianautomotivemuseum.com to reserve a spot. Adults $8, Seniors $6, Youth $5 and under 5s free.  

Explore Drawing for Art, a group exhibition previewing works donated for Drawing for Art 2016, Station Gallery’s annual spring fundraising event.  1450 Henry Street, Whitby.  Free.

Sew a grocery tote at the LivingRoom Community Art Studio!  Join community seamstress Julia Pak as she walks through the steps of using a sewing machine to make a Grocery Bag Tote. Please contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register as space and sewing machines are limited. This workshop is open to all ages and abilities, suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can.  149 Simcoe Street South, 11 am to 1 pm.  $10. 

Head to the Moustache Club for Native Other, Ivory Hours and Kim the Lion.  15 Simcoe Street North, 9 pm.  $10

The Music Hall hosts Summer Sessions, the DC & UOIT year end party, featuring eight of the best DJs from Durham Region and the GTA.  Includes free VIP shuttle bus from campus.  39 King Street East.  $8 before 11:30 pm on the list, $10 after.  19+. 


Sunday, April 24

Check out the Oshawa Baby and Kid Show at LVIV Hall, for character visits, Shopkins Swap from 2 pm to 3 pm, colouring station, and prizes.  38 LVIV Blvd.  11 am to 4 pm.

Museum Morsels is a heritage culinary group that researches, examines, tests and critiques historic foodways – recipes, practices and everything culinary.  Samantha George, Curator Parkwood National Historic Site, and Culinary Historian of Canada will be chatting about the Museum Morsel program, its origins, work and ambitions. The Tea & Talk will take place in the Verna Conant Gallery at Guy House, Oshawa Community Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South, at Lakeview Park. 1 pm. $10. Reservations required, please phone Jill at 905-436-7624 ext 106.

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