What’s On Oshawa Weekend Oct 19-21 2018

Take the kids to the Haunted Halloween Party and Walk at Northview Community Centre! This annual event hosted by the Eastview Boys and Girls Club promises spooky family friendly fun for all ages. October 19 2018. 150 Beatrice Street East, Oshawa. 7 pm to 9 pm. $2 per person. 

Celebrate the timeless pairing of two favourites at the Beer & Bacon Shwa-Eh, Durham Region’s first indoor Fall festival! Live bands, craft brewers, marketplace vendors, and food vendors featuring (you guessed it) bacon!
Admission includes a signature drinking glass and beer tickets! $25 for beer glass + 7 beer tickets OR $10 for beer glass + two beer tickets! Additional beer tickets are $20 for 7 tickets. October 19 (4 pm to 12 pm) & 20 (12 pm to 12 am) 2018.  155 Arena Street, Oshawa. 19+. 

The Oshawa Little Theatre production of Steel Magnolias is closing! Catch the final two shows before it’s too late. October 19 & 20 2018. Various times. $25 adults, $15 students. 62 Russet Ave., Oshawa. 

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue in Bowmanville is hosting their last WILD Tours of 2018! Snuggle a skunk, pet a porcupine, have fun with a fox and meet a bob cat! All for a great cause: a new medical building to care for sick and injured animals. October 20 & 21 2018. Various times. $50 Adult, $30 per child. To book your tour space please email info@sopercreekwildlife.com.

Mansfield’s Cabaret presents Twisted Visions, a house of horrors inspired cabaret featuring artists of all kind. Browse the art market, catch the live improv musical performance featuring an improv modern dancer and open your eyes to the darker side of performance art. October 20 2018. 6 pm to 9 pm. 50 Bond Street East, Oshawa. $2. 

Check out International Archaeology Day with Trent University and the Oshawa Museum! Enjoy a lecture or try a hands on activity. October 20 2018. 12 pm to 3:30 pm. Trent University Durham, 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa. FREE. 

Don’t miss Spirits of the Automobile at the Canadian Automotive Museum! Spirits of the Automobile is a family-friendly event that connects visitors with the personalities behind the automobiles. There will be new characters, new stories, and even a few news cars on display since last year. This interactive event allows visitors to discuss the automobiles with historic characters, gaining new insight into their lives and relationships with the cars.  A special thank you to the Oshawa Little Theatre for assisting with the event. General admission rates apply, members free. Visitors may drop by the event at any time, but is recommend to arrive by 2:30pm to visit with all of the characters. October 20 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $5 kids. 

Join The LivingRoom Community Art Studio for an afternoon workshop where you can create your very own “Notes to Self” deck of cards to carry with you, or share with loved ones. “By using quotes, affirmations, and inspirations – create artworks that act as reminders. Notes to self can look like anything that speak to you and bring you joy and positivity.” October 20 2018. 12 pm- 2 pm. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. All ages and abilities are welcome, all materials provided. Pay-What-You-Can donations ($5-$10) in support of the studio project always appreciated, but not required. 

The Secret Path, hosted by the Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle, in support of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.  Come out for an impressive evening of artistry and reflection, and learn the tragic death of twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack during his escape from Indian Residential School. It is an evening that will awaken the heart, mind and soul through music, animated illustration, photography and the spoken word.  Featuring the film “The Secret Path” by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire, Master of Ceremonies Andre Morriseau, a keynote address by Professor Emeritus Shirley Williams (Trent University), and a panel discussion, and more. October 21 2018. 6 pm to 10 pm.  Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa. Find ticket info online

It’s time for the Durham Video Game Convention 2018 Fall Show! This family friendly event featuring multiple vendors 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!  October 21 2018. 12 pm to 4 pm. 15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa. $5 admission, under 6s FREE. Half price if you arrive in costume! Free parking. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery presents Artist talk: Randomly Connected. Randomly Connected, a group of eight female artists, was formed about 8 years ago. The idea to form the group came from a desire to stimulate their personal creativity and build connections of support and friendship with other artists. Exploring materials, techniques, and their unique styles through a practice of selecting “random themes”, Randomly Connected became the name of the group. October 21 2018. 2 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE.