The Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival is open! Welcome spring with a memorable and affordable family experience at the 43rd annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival. Experience 400 years of the maple syrup history in Ontario through interpretive tours, complete with fireside story telling. Bring your own lunch or enjoy delicious pancakes and local maple syrup and sausages cooked up by our community volunteers! Plus lots of free hands-on activities, games and crafts for the kids and kids at heart. Parking is FREE and there’s plenty of room. March 10 & 11 2018. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tickets $5 online, $6 at the gate. 38 Coates Road, Oshawa.
Join the Healthy Kids Community Challenge for their Oshawa@Play program Kick-Off Event! Free outdoor play activities (weather permitting) and fun swims at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wristbanding will begin at 1:00 p.m., swim admission policies apply. Limited parking available. March 10 2018. 1 pm to 4 pm. 1455 Cedar Street, Oshawa. FREE.
Dancyn Productions and CORK & BEAN present a brand-new cabaret series celebrating the beloved music from the greatest Broadway shows – the Music of Broadway! Laura Murphy takes the mic to take us on a stroll through 42nd Street itself – performing numerous Broadway favourites for 70 minutes straight! Mrs. Murphy was recently seen onstage at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre, playing Sophie Sheridan in Dancyn Productions’ MAMMA MIA! in July 2017. This July, she will again take the Regent’s stage as Scaramouche in WE WILL ROCK YOU (the Queen musical), and in August as Natalie in ALL SHOOK UP (the Elvis musical). She has also been seen onstage at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Steve Michaels’ RETURN TO GRACE. Tickets include entertainment, a charcuterie board, and one beverage. March 10 2018. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 8 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. $45 per ticket.
WWE Superstars will take over the Tribute Communities Centre when WWE Live returns to Oshawa! Superstars like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz and The Miztourage, The Bar, Braun Strowman, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Bray Wyatt, Matt Hardy, Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley and many more will jump in the ring for high-flying entertainment unlike any other. This event will be the largest sports entertainment event to ever hit Oshawa bringing the world’s best entertainers to the Tribute Communities Centre to amaze fans of all ages. March 10 2018. 99 Athol Street, Oshawa. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $20.
It’s Writers Hang Out Afternoon at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio! Bring along your writing projects and enjoy an afternoon among others who love expressing themselves through the written and spoken word. Ceth Légère & Sid MacIsaac (founder of Spoken Weird poetry) will also be on hand from 12 pm to 2 pm to offer creative prompts and writing exercises and celebrate your work. Coffee and tea is on us! Writers Hang-Out is open to all ages and abilities, PWYL donations always appreciated in support of the LivingRoom project. March 11 2018. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 12 pm to 4 pm. Donations welcome!
Celebrate the Festival of Colour at OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! Create colourful artworks using wet and dry fine art materials, check out the Rangoli artist designing live, join in on a“How to” Saree wrapping demonstrations, and see authentic Indian dance. Drop in! No registration required. March 11 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE.
Brent Butt, world-renowned Canadian stand-up comic, writer, producer, director and star of the hit TV series ‘CORNER GAS’ will be performing live for the first time at the Regent Theatre! March 11 2018. 8 pm. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. $59.