What’s On Oshawa Weekend October 27-29 2017

Only two performances of EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL remain (and a handful of splatter seats are still available!)
It’s your last chance to catch this Halloween comedy, on stage right here in Oshawa! EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. October 27 & 28 2017. 7:30 pm. The Dnipro Hall, 681 Dnipro Blvd, Oshawa. $35 – $50. Purchase online. Recommended 16+.  

Alive at Night and The Paint Factory present Nightmare on Bond Street! It’s a Halloween party for grown ups in The Paint Factory’s art gallery, dressing up is encouraged (with prizes for best costumes), and there’s also a bar. October 27 2017. 6 pm to 2 am. The Paint Factory, 50 Bond Street East, Oshawa. FREE Admission, donations to Benevolent Bully Rescue welcome. 

Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Head to Archery2You and find out during their “Left 4 Dead” Nerf Events October 27 & October 28 2017. 7 pm to 10 pm. 60 Celina St. Oshawa. $10/30 mins. Wear a costume or donate a can of non-perishable food to receive 10% off admission. 

Get a jump start on holiday shopping and support local artists at the Durham Craft & Gift Show! October 27 – 29 2017. Various times.  Durham College – Recreation & Wellness Centre. 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children free. 

Support the Oshawa Legion’s Poppy Fund and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Vimy at the 7th Annual Festival of Remembrance Concert. October 28 2017. 1:30 pm. The Embassy Church, 416 Taunton Road West, Oshawa. $20 at the door. 


Hear guest speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons and enjoy soup served by popular local chefs in handmade, artisan bowls, at at the fourth annual Durham’s Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for Feed the Need in Durham. October 28 2017. 11 am to 4 pm. Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, 160 Alexandra St., Oshawa.  Adults $75, Children $35. 

Check out the latest instalment of the ongoing public art project The Cycle at Gallery 67, located on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Express. More than 50 local artists of all genres and cultures will be participating in live painting, sculpture, film, music, and spoken word poetry. October 28 2017. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28, 10 am to 6 pm. Live performances and demonstrations between 11 am and 12 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, and 5 pm to 6 pm. 67 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. FREE, but donations to Denise House are welcome. 

There’s something for everyone at the Oshawa Civic Band’s Fall Festival Concert! The OCB is honoured to have as special guests the O’Neill Chamber Choir and the O’Neill Treble Voices under the direction of Erin Collins. A wonderful selection of repertoire representing the season, honouring great musicians, and more! October 28 2017. 301 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. 2 pm to 4 pm. Adults $15.75, Seniors $10, children under 10 FREE. 

Put on your costumes and join the Ajax Optimist Club and the Whitby Lions Club for Halloween fun at Halloween Haunt 2017 at the Kids Safety Village!  Visit a haunted house, witches brew, a torture chamber, the ghostly graveyard, learn about Halloween safety, trick or treat stations, a pirate ship, a wedding in the church, a colouring room inside the Village classroom, and lots of children’s activities. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood for the treats! October 28 2017. 5 pm to 8 pm. 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. The event is free, but donations to the Kids’ Safety Village expansion are gratefully accepted. Register in advance. 

The Moustache Club hosts a Stranger Things 80s Halloween Dance Party. October 28 2017. 15 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. 10 pm to 2 am. 19+. $10. 


The Oshawa Opera performs their first show of the season! Catch Cavalleria Rusticana at Kingsview United Church. October 29 2017. 3 pm to 5 pm. 505 Adelaide Street, Oshawa. Adults $27. Under 18s FREE. Purchase tickets online or at the door. 


It’s the Durham Video Game Convention Fall Show, a family-friendly event featuring multiple vendors and dealers from across central Ontario. Vendors will be selling, buying, and trading all facets of video game culture including games, systems, accessories, and memorabilia. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favourite video game, comic book, movie, or pop culture character – admission is half-price for those in costume! October 29 2017. 12 pm to 4 pm. 15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa. $5, children under 6 FREE. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery hosts OPG Second Sundays:  Scary Selfies and Petrifying Portraits! Just in time for Halloween, the portraits in the RMG will be taking on a haunting appearance…you might find your own face transformed! October 29 2017. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE. 

Join the Canadian Automotive Museum and the Oshawa Little Theatre for Spirits of the Automobile, an afternoon with car makers and owners of the past! CAM volunteers and members of the Oshawa Little Theatre will bring to life favourite stories from the collection using first person interpretation. You’ll get a chance to chat with John DeLorean, Robert McLaughlin, Lady Eaton and more! October 29 2017. 1 pm to 3 pm. Canadian Automotive Museum, 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. Adults $10 Student/Seniors $8, Children $5. 

Ready for Halloween? Visit the annual Awalt Halloween Haunt, a local family who have been raising money for Sick Kids Hospital with their creepy Halloween experience. October 29 – 31 2017, at dusk nightly. 370 Olive Avenue, Oshawa. FREE, donations to Sick Kids Hospital welcome. 

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