Don’t let this weekend be a wash-out! Check out these brilliant things happening right here in Oshawa:
Catch a performance of the Tony award-winning play Next to Normal, presented by Dancyn Productions. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart. 10 shows only! May 4 to 14 2017. 681 Dnipro Blvd. Oshawa. Various times. Recommended 14+. Students $15, Adults $25 (plus service fee).
Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for RMG Fridays and celebrate the power of young creatives in our community! Check out new exhibitions abNext, Visitor Information, Stephanie Foden: Saudade da Bahia, and Carin Makuz: UpholSTORIES and meet the artists and curators. Enjoy music from VINCE, Emily Rocha, and Jack of Hearts, a slam-poetry piece by return RMG Fridays performer Jaylen Stark, and the dance moves from O’Neill CVI. Join the Oshawa Youth Council, and get creative in the studio with the Durham Youth Council! In the Friday Film Feature screening room watch HERO by Vincent Massey Public School and The Crossing Place by Culture Counts. May 5 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 7 pm to 10 pm. All ages welcome. FREE.
Cineplex Family Favourites presents The LEGO Movie! May 6 2017. Cineplex Theatres, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. 11 am. $2.99 per ticket.
Check out the LivingRoom Community Art Studio and learn how to make your very own SLIME! May 6 2017. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 12 pm to 2 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Like to cover material costs and in support of the LivingRoom project. Contact info@livingroomcommunityar
The Mobility Shop Champions Cup hits the ice at the Tribute Communities Centre! The 3HL TOUR is the world’s first 3 on 3 Professional Hockey League showcasing Canada’s elite hockey talent through a series of 3 on 3 pro hockey tournaments (3HL TOUR Events). May 6 2017. 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa. Doors at 2 pm, event at 3 pm. Adults $19.99, Student/Senior $9.99, 12 + under $5.99.
Calling all shutterbugs! Stop in to the Oshawa Museum and see items from their amazing camera collection! Check out old Polaroids, 8 mm, Brownies and more! Compare the weight of your phone to some of our cameras, plus staff will experimenting with Polaroids to see if they work with new film! May 7 2017. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. 12 pm to 4 pm. FREE. All welcome.
Plane crashes, jewellery heists, the army, and Gens Army; all these and more are explored on the Historic Downtown Walking Tour, a Jane’s Walk presented by the Oshawa Museum, in partnership with Heritage Oshawa. Stroll down the streets of Oshawa, sharing stories from days gone by and stories from recent memory. Guests are encouraged to share their own stories and memories along the way. Meet in front of the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch. Rain or shine. Approx. 2 hours. May 7 2017. Downtown Oshawa. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE.
Climb aboard the Trash Train at the Station Gallery in Whitby! Connect with family and friends while you upcycle and make extraordinary art right in the Gallery with materials that were headed for the trash. Stay as little or as long as you like for this drop-in program. May 7 2017. 1450 Henry Street, Whibty. 11 am to 2 pm. Pre-registration is encouraged, call 905 668 4185. FREE.
Looking for music events? Check out our friends at Slowcity.ca for a round-up of live music and art in the GTA.
The Oshawa Camera Club will be hosting a Photo Exhibition, including a print gallery, A/V shows. awards and a cash bar! Check it out on May 11 2017 at the Regent Theatre, 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm. Adults $10, Students $5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase advance tickets.