Check out the opening night of OCCUPLY OSHAWA at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! Find local and international sticker artists in a collaborative workshop setting to share & celebrate the inclusive, accessible, non-commercial, do-it-yourself, public nature of this modern folk art. Sticker art (also known as sticker bombing, sticker slapping, slap tagging, and sticker tagging) is a form of street art in which an image or message is publicly displayed using stickers. From hand-drawn tags on postal labels, to professional prints on adhesive vinyl, this show features work from young children and established graphic designers alike, encompassing a wide variety of identities. Join in designing and producing stickers, while exploring the ethics, history, mechanics and potential of this public art form. Runs from October 13 to November 5. October 13 2017. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 7 pm to 9 pm. All ages, families welcome! FREE.
Enjoy a night of comedy and music while raising funds for local cancer patients! The Tory Day Night of Nonsense will feature local comedy duo Two for the Show, a silent auction, raffle, games … and of course, total nonsense! October 14 2017. Winchester Golf Club, 750 Winchester Road, Whitby. $100. 19+.
It’s the last Tank Saturday of 2017 at the Ontario Regiment Museum! Watch a live vehicle show at 1 pm featuring tanks and armoured vehicles from WWII, plus explore stories, artifacts, and weapons in the museum. October 14 2017. 10 am to 3 pm. 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa. $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, under 12s FREE.
Check out the Oshawa Art Association’s Annual Fall Art Fest! Explore the work of over 70 local artists at this popular event. October 14-15 2017. 10 am to 5 pm. Enter off Conlin Road. FREE.
Come celebrate the autumn season at APPLEFEST in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple. Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies. Find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more! Unique handmade, high quality crafts and food products can be found in several large marquee tents and booths lining the street. Enjoy performances by local musicians and appearances by our friends from the Bowmanville Zoo. There are plenty of things for the children to see and do, including carnival rides, jumping castles, pony rides, and more. October 14 2017. Downtown Bowmanville. 9 am to 5 pm. FREE parking. FREE admission.
It’s the DurhamVeg Vegan Festival for vegans, vegetarians, or veg curious for a day of vegan food, drinks and products. October 14 2017. Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street, Whitby. 10 am to 6 pm. FREE.
Celebrate everything autumn at the Dockside Fall Festival on the shores of Whitby Harbour. Enjoy an Artisan Market, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Games, Entertainment, and pick your pumpkin out of the Dockside pumpkin patch! October 14 – 15 2017. 12pm to 5pm. 1900 Brock Street South, Whitby. FREE.
Create a miniature journal out of recycling materials at the LivingRoom Community Art Studio! A local instructor will take you through the steps of transforming old paper rolls into journals with pockets for keepsakes that you can use and treasure forever, or give to someone you love. October 14 2017. 12 pm to 2 pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Like in support of the studio project. Join the Facebook Event or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Very soon, at a FanCon not far away, both young and old will come out for cosplay (and so much more!) at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library! Enjoy interactive booths, play retro games, pose for out of this world photos, and enter to win some cool prizes! Special guests from Break Out Zone, Sterling Stars Durham Region Steampunk Society, and cosplay groups are sure to give this event an otherworldly touch. Dress up as their favourite characters (PG-13 Please). October 14 2017. 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. 11 am to 4 pm. All ages welcome! FREE.
The Ontario Philharmonic Players present the Billy Joel Spectacular with Barry Canning Band! The Billy Joel catalogue has vast appeal spanning over four decades. With classical influences in his early life, Joel canonized life of the baby-boomer in North America. New arrangements (Jim Duff, arranger) redefine the works as Barry Canning and his band, lead by guest conductor, Greg Hawco, join Ontario Philharmonic Players for this Pops season opener concert. October 14 2017. UOIT Regent Theatre, Oshawa. 8 pm. $45, $56.
Harley G’s clothing store is having a party, and everyone is invited! Grab a slice of birthday cake and bring the kids to meet characters from Minions, Paw Patrol, and more. October 15 2017. 201 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 10 am. FREE.
Head to Dream Bloom for a fun and creative afternoon of Terrarium Making! Learn how to make and care for a terrarium, personalize it, and bring it home. All materials including container, succulent plants, soil rocks and decorative elements will be provided. Your creation is yours to keep! October 15 2017. 2 pm. 12 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $50 + tax.
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