What’s On Oshawa Weekend October 20 – 22 2017

It’s RMG Fridays: The Auditions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! In this special edition of RMG Fridays, hear sixteen different performers, musicians, bands, and dancers audition in advance of RMG Fridays 2018 programming, explore the latest exhibitions, and check out hands-on fun in the Studio. October 20 2017. 7 pm to 10 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. All ages welcome! Cash bar. FREE. 

Beech Street Theatre presents The Strange Case of Franken’s Hyde! October 20 & 21 2017. 7:30 pm. Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $26. 

Can’t wait for Halloween? Head to the Firehouse Youth Centre in Bowmanville for their 11th annual Fright Night, an “IT” themed, 3-floor, all-indoor, interactive haunt! October 20 & 21 2017. 6 pm to 10 pm Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm Saturday. 132 Church Street, Bowmanville. $10 per ticket, or $35 for a family of 4. 

Calling all crocheters, knitters, weavers, yarn bombers and painters – The LivingRoom Community Art Studio has a day for you! Share your techniques and projects, hang out with other yarn enthusiasts and get inspired at the Yarn Craft Afternoon Hangout! Bring red yarn to create scarfs for the AIDS Committee of Durham Region’s upcoming #RedScarfProject! October 22 2017. 12 pm to 4 pm. 149 Simcoe Street South. All Ages and abilities are welcome, Pay-What-You-Like donations in support of the LivingRoom project always appreciated. Join the Facebook event or Contact us at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org for more information. 

Canadian rock heroes The Northern Pikes play the Regent Theatre on their first tour since the early 2000’s, and celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic debut, Big Blue Sky! October 21 2017. 8 pm. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. $55. 

The Paint Factory hosts the Joaquin Manay Opening Reception! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Joaquin (Joey) Manay talk about his recent paintings and beatbox at his show opening! His incredible artworks have to be seen in person. Come grab a drink and enjoy a great night out!  October 21 2017. 6 pm. 50 Bond Street East, Oshawa. 

Get ready for an afternoon of discovery! With lectures and hands-on activities planned, the Oshawa Museum and Trent University Durham GTA are excited to bring Archaeology Day to the community. On October 21, learn more about archaeology and local excavations through interactive displays and activities; visit with representatives from the Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) and the Ministry of Transportation 407 ETR project; explore Indigenous history and culture; and listen to inspiring lectures by archaeological experts. October 21 2017. 12 pm to 3:30 pm. Trent University Durham, 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa. All ages welcome! FREE. 

Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Head to Archery 2 You for their “Walking Dead” Nerf Event! Wear a costume or donate a can of non-perishable food to receive 10% off admission.  Cost is $10 for 30 minutes of zombie excitement! Advance booking recommended. October 21 2017. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 60 Celina St. Oshawa. $10. 

Club Carib of Oshawa Inc. is celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the OSHAWA SOUNDS OF STEEL at the Annual Fall Dinner and Dance! October 21 2017. 6:30 cocktails, 7:30 dinner. Caribbean Cultural Centre, 600 Wentworth Street, Oshawa. $50 per ticket. 

Head to the Canadian Automotive Museum where Regina-based author and automotive journalist Dale Johnson will discuss his new book, The Last Best Car – The 67-X. The book tells the story of when legendary Hollywood car customizer George Barris was hired by Imperial Oil in Canada to create four exotic cars as prize giveaways at Esso service stations during Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967. It was part of a promotional campaign to emphasize family travel by car, when Canadians were taking to the roads like never before in order to make the trip to the world’s fair, Expo 67 in Montreal. Mr. Johnson will have a book signing immediately following his presentation. This event is included with regular museum admission, CAM members free. No RSVP necessary. October 22 2017. 1 pm to 2:30 pm.  99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8, Youth $5. 

Coming Up…

The Oshawa Opera kicks off the 2017/18 season with a performance of Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni!
October 29, 2017 at 3 pm, Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Ave East, Oshawa.  Tickets $27 and under 18s are free! 

To celebrate it’s 100th birthday, Parkwood Estate National Historic Site is offering an exclusive two-day tour opportunity exploring Sam McLaughlin’s love of sport. Sam McLaughlin, The Sportsman Tour includes the Parkwood pool, which has been filled for the first time in many years, the squash court, and many never-before-seen artifacts.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended, call 905-433-4311. November 4 & 5 2017.  $15 per person. 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. Various times. All ages welcome. 

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