Beat the January blahs with these brilliant events right here in Oshawa:
Head to RMG Fridays and celebrate Origins, including local Indigenous artists, a Pow Wow presentation, and musical performances by Cale Crowe and Elsa Jayne. Don’t miss curator talks from Linda Jansma (P11 In Person) and Anastasia Hare (What Arises in the Process, Gallery A). January 6, 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 7 pm to 10 pm. All ages. FREE, donations gratefully accepted.
Is the Canadian Automotive Museum haunted? Find out at this unique, ghost-hunting experience! Join the Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society (CHAPS) as they investigate using specialized scientific equipment to explore stories of museum ghosts and paranormal activity. January 7, 2017. 99 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. Two sessions: 8pm and 10pm. Tickets $20, in advance through the Canadian Automotive Museum. 905-576-1222.
Step back in time at the Oshawa Museum‘s first Sunday FUNday of 2017! Learn how to dip candles just like the Victorians did and tour a real Victorian home to see how they lived without electricity. Don’t forget to ask all your burning questions! January 8, 2017. 1450 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, at Lakeview Park. 12 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Have fun burning off those holiday calories at an afternoon of free skating! January 8, 2017. Harman Park Arena, 829 Douglas Street, Oshawa. 1 pm to 3:45 pm. FREE.
It’s time for free family fun at OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Let your imagination loose and create unique abstracted landscape windsocks, colourful buttons and experiment with paint without brushes! January 8, 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE.
Durham Shoestring Performers present Good People, a contemporary comedy about life’s choices. In South Boston, where money is tight and entertainment means a few games of bingo, Margie Walsh has lost her job. Scrambling for a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie as a doctor might be her ticket to a fresh start. But is success climbing over the class divide, or making the rent from the card you’ve been given? Margie is about to find out whether strength of character or a lucky break makes good people. January 20, 2017 – January 28, 2017. 8 pm. Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. Tickets $15, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
CINEFEST Durham presents The Eagle Huntress, a visually stunning documentary about a 13-year-old who became the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter, rising to the pinnacle of a longstanding male-only tradition. In Kazakh with English subtitles and English. January 25, 2017. Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. Tickets: $10, cash only at the door.
Kick off the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s 50th anniversary year at the opening reception of Durham Reach, a show celebrating regional artists past and present, with a look to a strong, vibrant, and continuing arts community. January 27, 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 7 pm to 10 pm.
American country music superstar Dierks Bentley returns to Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre! January 27, 2017. 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa. 7:30 pm. Tickets $60.50, $90.50.
The Ontario Philharmonic presents Dvorak Cello Concerto with William Molina Cestari, performing two pieces by Hungarian and Bohemian composers Franz Liszt and Antonin Dvorak. January 28, 2017. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. 8 pm. Tickets $45 – $56.