What’s On Oshawa Weekend July 15-16 2017

Catch a live performance of the hit musical Mama Mia! at the Regent Theatre! There’s an evening show on Saturday, plus two matinees. July 15 & 16 2017. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. Tickets $39 to $59. Buy online

Parkwood Estate hosts the opening night of Driftwood Theatre’s Bard Bus Tour production of Othello, William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge.  Set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the small island of Cyprus.  All performances of Othello are accompanied by a special audio installation, The Cyprus Project, beginning at 6:30 pm nightly. July 15 2017. Parkwood Estate, 270 Simcoe Street North. Pay-What-You-Can Admission, suggested $20 per person.  Performance at 7:30pm, Cyprus Project begins at 6:30 pm. 

Explore ten unique gardens in Whitby, part of the Whitby in Bloom Garden Tour! It’s free, but the Town of Whitby will be gratefully accepting non-perishable food items for local food banks.  Download your brochure (it’s also your free ticket!), and map online. July 15 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. FREE.

Durham College hosts the 2017 Canadian Trampoline Championships, which brings together 350 of Canada’s best national level and high performance junior and senior gymnasts who will challenge for the title of Canadian Champion in men’s and women’s individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double mini-trampoline (DMT). The national team from Australia will also be attending as guests.  2012 and 2016 Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan will headline the women’s trampoline finals on Saturday evening in her first competition since the Olympic Games, while the World Games team of Tamara O’Brien will be putting the finishing touches on their routines before they leave for Poland following the event.  July 15 & 16 2017. Durham College – Recreation & Wellness Centre, 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa. Various times.  Adults $10 per day. Students/Seniors $5. Available at the door. 

Head to Brooklin for the 6th Annual ArtFest, hosted by the Ashburn Art Circle and Group 74! Enjoy family activities, plus music, vendors, and local art. July 15 2017. 10 am to 4 pm. Grass Park, 41 Baldwin Street, Brooklin. FREE. 

Catch a screening of The Wild Life at Cineplex Family Favourites! July 15 2017. 11 am. Cineplex, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. $2.99 per ticket. 

Get crafty at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio! Make a musical shaker out of simple household items with community artist Courtney! July 15 2017. 2 pm -4 pm. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa.  All ages and abilities welcome. Suggested donation of $5 or Pay-What-You-Like in support of the studio project. Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information.


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