What’s On Oshawa Weekend March 29-31 2019

Catch the North American premier of of Tomcat by James Rushbrooke, performed by the Durham Shoestring Performers!  Until March 30 2019. $15. Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. 

The Oshawa Little Theatre presents Footloose: The Musical! March 29 & 30, until April 13 2019. Various times. $28 Adult/$15 Students. 62 Russet Ave, Oshawa. 

Evil Dead: The Musical is back in Oshawa and every seat is in the splatter zone! This hilarious show 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.  March 29 & 30 2019. 50 Bond St E, Oshawa. 7:30 pm. $40 per ticket. Ages 16+. 

The Tribute Communities Centre presents Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, his first ever headline arena tour, marking another major career milestone for the breakthrough musician, and features special guests LANCO and Jameson Rodgers. March 29 2019. 7:00 pm. 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa. $22 – $60. 

It’s the last weekend of the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival! Come out and enjoy a Canadian spring in our sugarbush. Check out historical and current fireside maple syrup production demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, games, crafts, and of course, pancakes with maple syrup! Guests must purchase tickets in advance. March 30 & 31 2019. Times: 9:30am to 12 pm or 12 pm to 2:30 pm.  38 Coates Road, Oshawa. $7 at the gate, $6 in advance. 

Share. Inspire. Create. Shop! The Oshawa Public Library is hosting a Women Makers Market featuring women makers, including comic artists, writers, crafters, and entrepreneurs will be here for one day only. Buy one-of-a-kind items or get inspired to start a new creative hobby.  March 30 2019. 11 am to 3 pm. McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. FREE. 

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is hosting a DIY Junk Journal Workshop! Make your very own coil bound, junk journal with Coordinator Mary K. Using scrap and vintage papers, old envelopes and mixed media art to create one-of-a-kind journals to hold all your dreams and memories. Bring along any special papers you may want to include in yours! March 30 2019. 2 pm – 4 pm. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa.  All ages and abilities welcome, PWYC donation always appreciated but not required to take part ($5 – $10 suggested) 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is hosting Dinner on the 4th Floor: Food by Shawn Adler and the Powwow Café. This is a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in Durham Region, followed by an illuminating discussion regarding the Indigenous voice in museums and art galleries. Working out of his Kensington Market based Powwow Café, Shawn Adler’s talents include a variety of Anishinaabe and Indigenous modes of cooking, however, he is probably best known for his incredible Ojibway (or ‘Indian’) tacos. A staple at powwows across the country, Ojibway tacos consist of fry bread topped with meats and vegetables. Shawn’s take on this Indigenous fare is always unique, and always among the best in the province.  March 30 2019. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 5:45 pm to 9 pm. $48 per ticket. 

This Earth Hour, turn out the lights and turn up the lamplight at the Oshawa Museum! Visit Henry House after hours and learn about life before electricity. Costumed guides are on hand this evening to shed light on an earlier time.  Look for Oshawa Power in the Henry House Kitchen, talking about energy conservation and will have PUC giveaways! This is a come and go event and is free to attend, with donations kindly accepted. March 30 2019. Oshawa Museum, Lakeview Park, Oshawa. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. FREE. 

Join the Oshawa Museum and Women’s Herstory Connection, Durham Region to celebrate International Women’s Day with a special women’s history themed Tea and Talk. Our featured speaker will be Samantha George with Fighting Flu with Food, a fascinating look at how Canadian women became kitchen doctors to fight the influenza pandemic in 1918/1919. Test your knowledge of women’s history for a chance to win a prize in our trivia contest. Afterwards enjoy a tour of the Oshawa Museum and the Community Health in the 20th Century: An Oshawa Perspective. March 31 2019. 1 pm. Tea & scones are served promptly at 1 pm. Oshawa Museum, Lakeview Park. $10 per person, $5 members of the Oshawa Historical Society.