What’s On Oshawa Weekend May 27-29 2016

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Bicycle Fun Day, AQUINO Weekend, and a Parkwood gala are just a few of the awesome things to do in Oshawa May 27 – 29!

Friday, May 27, 2016

AQUINO Weekend kicks off at the Ontario Regiment Museum!  Don’t miss the biggest military show in Ontario, right here in Oshawa.  Includes battle re-enactments, pyrotechnics, tanks, and firearm demos. Click here for the full schedule of events.  Runs until Sunday, May 29.  Weekend pass $20 adults, $10 children. 

It’s the 50 anniversary of Eastdale CVI! Enjoy a weekend of events, including a pub crawl, after party, theatre production and reunion celebration at the GM Centre.  Click here for the full list of events, dates and times.  

Parkwood Estate hosts A Night at the Museum Benefit Gala, where Gary Polonsky and community leaders will join together to help raise funds for heritage preservation and presentation at this treasured National Historic Site.  270 Simcoe Street North. 5:30 pm.  $250 per person.  Tickets available at info@parkwoodestate.com or at 905.433.4311

O’Neill CVI students present The Wizard of Oz! Auditorium301 Simcoe Street North. 7 pm. Adults $12, children $10.  Tickets available at the door, or call the school to pre-arrange. 

It’s the last chance to catch a performance of the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls at the Oshawa Little Theatre!  62 Russet Ave. 8 pm to 10:30 pm. Adults $28, children $15.

Indie bands River Groves, Surf Cactus, Carpenteers and Headswirl play live at the Moustache Club. 15 Simcoe Street N. 9 pm. $5.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Celebrate migratory birds at the Feathered Friends Festival! Visitors can connect with birds in a fun and meaningful way through hands on experiences through bird presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities. Event will run rain or shine. No dogs please.  Second Marsh, GM Headquarters, 1908 Colonel Sam Drive. 10 am to 3 pm.  FREE.

Introduce your kids to the 80s classic film, The Neverending Story, part of Cineplex Family Favourites.  1351 Harmony Road North. 11 am.  $2.99 per ticket. 

Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for the opening of Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies.  72 Queen Street. Click here for gallery hours.  FREE. 

It’s the Annual Bicycle Fun Day at the Kids’ Safety Village! Have bikes and helmets checked by experts, learn new safety skills, plus win prizes and take home a loot bag.  1129 Athol Street, Whitby. 12 pm – 3 pm.  FREE, but please bring a non-perishable food items.  

Sunday May 29, 2016

Take part in a ball hockey tournament and BBQ in memory of Tucker Williams.  There’s no cost, but players are asked to consider donating blood.  Teams will be divided by age group, and players must have a helmet and gloves. Oshawa Clinic, 1300 Harmony Road North.  10 am to 2 pm.  Email tamaram51_@hotmail.com for more information. 

Join the Robert McLaughlin Gallery as they celebrate the launch of their Summer exhibitions!  Enjoy a tour and curatorial conversation of Lucie Chan and Jérôme Havre: Liminal with curator Pamela Edmonds and Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies.  72 Queen Street.  1 pm to 3 pm.  FREE.

Robert McLaughlin Gallery Art Lab resident Jessica Field will be undertaking the composition of larger-than-life schematic drawings. This – the first of two performances – will serve as an opportunity for data collection and give direction to Field’s work for the duration of her residency. They are not performances in the strictest sense of the word – with an actor and an audience – but instead will be experienced in the form of a lecture. Therein, Field will encourage willing participants to create a personalized map, while also contributing these to a larger schematic drawing.  72 Queen Street. 2:30 pm to 3 pm. FREE. 

 

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