What’s On Oshawa Weekend Apr 30 – May 1 2016


Minecraft in a theatre, the Ontario Philharmonic and the Dark Knights Beer Tour are just a few of the brilliant things to do in Oshawa this weekend:

Saturday, April 30 2016

Super League Gaming presents Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre!  Super League Gaming is the first and biggest recreational league where gamers of all ages compete, socialize and play video games on the big screen in movie theatres worldwide.  This is a 4-week, in-theatre league, where gamers attend once a week and play alongside their teams.  There are 4-7 gamers per team. Take your laptop with Minecraft 1.9.2 installed and play first-person on your computer and then wirelessly connect to Super League’s server which puts everyone’s gameplay up on the big screen. Every gamer gets a limited edition Super League: Rise of Heroes t-shirt. Gameplay lasts 90 approximately minutes. Parents and siblings are welcome, and there are event staff on hand to help. Landmark Theatre, 75 Consumers Drive, Whitby.  10 am to 11:30 am.  $60 for four weeks. Contact lora.levison@superleague.com.

Take the family to a matinee!  Catch “Pan,”  a live-action feature of the beginnings of the beloved Peter Pan characters.  Part of Cineplex Family Favourites.  1351 Harmony Road North. 11 am.  $2.99 per ticket.  

Get crafty at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio and learn how to use a canvas in a different way!  Join community artist Beth Powers to explore her “canvas cut” method, while making something lovely and amazing that you can hang on your wall.  All ages and abilities welcome.  All materials will be provided.  149 Simcoe Street South. 11 am to 1 pm.  Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can. Contact info@livingroomcommnuityartstudio.org to register.

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery to check out The Other NFB: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division, 1941-1971, and Their Stories:  Unidentified Portraits from the Thomas Bouckley Collection, before they close on May 1.  72 Queen Street.  Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm.  FREE.

Pick up free compost from the Region of Durham at the Lakeview Park parking lot on Kluane Ave.  Plus purchase green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters, or exchange damaged blue boxes for new ones, free of charge.  8 am to 12 pm, while supplies last.

Attend the launch of the Ontario Regiment’s new history book, Fidelus et Paratus:   A History of the Ontario Regiment 1866 – 2016, by Sgt. Rod Henderson, at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury, 53 Simcoe Street North.  Copies of the hardcover book will be available for purchase for $45. For more information email Lt. Bill Walker at bwalker@tcs.on.ca.  2 pm to 4 pm.  

Events on Tap presents the Dark Knights Beer Tour! Includes VIP transportation, guided tours, beer samples at 5 Paddles, Old Flame and Manantler Breweries, brewing process and historical tour at each brewery, where applicable, handcrafted, local food at Old Flame Brewing Co., live entertainment at Manantler Craft Brewing Co., and a reusable bag for all your brewery purchases. 6 pm.  $115 per single ticket.  Purchase online or contact melissa@eventsontap.ca. 19+. 

The Ontario Philharmonic presents Affairs of the Heart, a popular and proudly Canadian work from composer Marjan Mozetich, that has been performed by soloists and orchestras around the world.  Featuring the Ontario Philharmonic’s own concertmaster Etsuko Kimura.  Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, 8 pm to 10 pm. $45 per ticket.  

Catch Gentlemen Husbands and The Luke Austin Band at the Moustache Club.  15 Simcoe Street North. Doors at 9 pm. $10 advance.  

Sunday, May 1 2016

It’s YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids!  The Mary Street YMCA is open to the public with free planned programming for the whole family.  99 Mary Street North. 10 am to 1:15 pm.  FREE.

The Congress of Black Women of Canada Oshawa/Whitby Chapter are holding a pre-Mother’s Day luncheon with keynote speaker Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby PM and parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Children’s Aid Society, 1320 Airport Road.  $30 adults, $10 children (ages 6 – 12).  2 pm to 5 pm.  Call 905-409-4309 for tickets.

Climb aboard the trash train at the Station Gallery! Connect with family and friends while upcycling and making extraordinary art right in the gallery, using materials that were headed for the trash. Stay as little or as long as you like for this drop-in program.  1450 Henry Street, Whitby.  11 am to 2 pm.  FREE, but donations accepted. Registration encouraged.  

Catch George Bowser and Rick Blue, a music and comedy duo from Montreal who have been performing together since October 1978!  Great seats still available!  Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, 8 pm.  $35.  

Coming up:

The Canadian Automotive Museum presents the Opening Reception of A Rolls-Royce for Royalty:  Canadian Aristocracy After the Great War. Discover the story behind one of CAM’s most intriguing vehicles, the 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The Rolls-Royce was used by Edward, Prince of Wales in Montreal during his 1919 Royal Tour of Canada. The car was owned by several of Canada’s most prominent citizens including Sir Mortimer Davis, Lord Shaunghessy, and Bud McDougald. This exhibit explores the vehicle’s history and connections to Canadian history following the First World War.  Remarks will take place at 6:30 pm with a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II being presented by His Excellence Lytton Brown, Cultural Ambassador. This exhibit is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the World War Commemorations Community Fund.  May 5, 2016.  6 pm to 8 pm.  99 Simcoe Street South. Call 905-576-1222 for more information.  


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