What’s On Oshawa Weekend May 6 – 8, 2016

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What’s on this weekend? Check out Free Comic Book Day, the Durham Youth Orchestra, Young Minds at RMG Fridays, a walking tour of Camp-X, and much more!

Friday, May 6, 2016

It’s Young Minds at RMG Fridays!  Check out performances by 2 Cute 4 Country, slam poetry by Jaylen Stark, and vocals by Darling and the Fox.  Plus tour Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock’s photo exhibition, Familiarity in the Foreign – winner of RMG Exposed 2015 and visit the studio for Karen Burwell’s “Drawing stories to music” art project. 72 Queen Street.  7 pm to 10 pm. FREE.

Grammy award winner Dan Hill plays the UOIT Regent Theatre!  His classic hits, “Sometimes When We Touch”, “Can’t We Try”, and “Never Thought (That I could Love)”, remain staples of adult contemporary radio stations around the world.  8 pm.  Tickets $35, and great seats are still available.  50 King Street E. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Take a walking tour of Camp-X, part of Doors Open Whitby, led by Lynn Philip Hodgson, author of Inside Camp-X. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Note there are no washroom or eating facilities at Intrepid Park.  Wear running shoes or boots, and bring water.  The tour will spend 45 minutes at the monument learning about the history of the Camp and then 45 minutes walking. Intrepid Park, Whitby.  10:30 am.  FREE.  

It’s Cineplex Family Favourites!  Take the family to watch the 1999 animated film, The Iron Giant.  A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space – and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosey government agent and the military. A captivating feature that’s part metal, part magic and all heart.  1351 Grandview Street N.  11 am.  $2.99 per ticket.  

Enjoy a bookmark colouring workshop at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio.  Colour, relax and make something special as a keepsake for yourself, or a gift for Mother’s Day! All ages and abilities are welcome, suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Like in support of the LivingRoom project. For more information or to register please email info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org.  12 pm to 1 pm.  149 Simcoe Street South.

Head to UOIT for a free, fun, family-friendly day of science discovery!  UOIT and DC welcome inquiring minds of all ages to Science Rendezvous 2016, where people and science meet: a hands-on opportunity to explore and create! Meet the scientists who turn innovative research ideas into real solutions for society. Do a real experiment, take a INVENTour, visit the Science Cavalcade, and participate in Science Jeopardy.  When you arrive, pick up a copy of the Science Rendezvous program and your official Science Rendezvous passport. Parking is free, and food will be available for purchase on site.  2000 Simcoe Street N., Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), Science Building (UA), Business and IT Building (UB).  10 am to 2 pm.  FREE. No registration required. 

It’s the 15th Anniversary of Free Comic Book Day!  Head to Worlds Collide at 80 Simcoe Street N., or Gnu Books at
1120 Simcoe Street N., for a free comic.  10 am to  6 pm.  FREE

Visit the How-To in 10 Festival at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library!  Learn to tie a sari, do henna designs, build your own lure and learn to fish, make you own bath bombs, plus much more.  65 Bagot Street.  11 am to 3 pm.  FREE.  No pre-registration required.

Welcome spring with music! The Durham Youth Orchestra performs their Spring Concert at St. George’s Memorial Church.  51 Centre Street South.  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Tickets $20 at the door, $15 in advance.  Children grade 8 and under are free. Email eparker@dyomusic.com for advance tickets.    

Love live music? The Awareness, Blamethrower and Break the Trend play The Moustache Club.  15 Simcoe Street N. $10 cover.  Doors at 9pm. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Paul Fracassi, “The Jersey Boy”, performs In My Mother’s Eyes:  A Franki Valli & The 4 Seasons Tribute Show! Don’t miss this high energy production with hits like, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, December ’63, Who Loves You, and Let’s Hang On.  DC UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street E. 3 pm.  $45.  

Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for free family fun at OPG Second Sundays!  72 Queen Street. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE. 

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