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Sun. 23 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Leacock Summer Festival

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 20 to 23
Leacock Summer Festival
A literary festival featuring award-winning authors and emerging writers. Readings, book signings, dinners and special events, including Feast of Thrones: Come experience the foods, smells and sensations of the popular series, Game of Thrones. A part of this year's Leacock Summer Festival. Event starts at PM.  This is a Cosplay event where prizes can be won. Early bird tickets ($25.00) for entry to the grounds available. Included will be medieval activities and   entertainment. Food and drink extra. 

Call for tickets:  705-329-1908 or on-line through the Orillia Opera House box office.

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

705-329-1908

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival

Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival Listings



Inaugural Gala
Friday, July 21, 2017

Venue:  Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St.

Start Time:    7:00 p.m. 

End Time:    10:00 p.m.

Description:    Join the party with official Opening Ceremonies, exclusive preview of two hot new shows: The Hoofers by Norm Foster [World Premiere] and Borne and Razed, a musical by Trevor Curran & Jaemoon Lee; delicious food & beverage pairings, cabaret entertainment, and exhibition of art by Newmarket Group of Artists.

Tickets:        $75 + HST



Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.
    
4:00 p.m. -  LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life is a circle; sometimes life is a straight line.                        
   
Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
Tickets:        $15.00 + HST  

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location. 

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.-CHECK|MATE:  What will you lose when you’re playing to win?   
  Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE                                                              

4:00 p.m.-BARE|BONES:  Raw/exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.

Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE. 

Tickets:        $15.00 + HST
    

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:        Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life’s a circle; sometimes life’s a straight line. 
     Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
    4:00 p.m.- SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.       
Tickets:        $ 15.00+ HST

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location.

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- BARE|BONES :  Raw/ exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.  Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE.

4:00 p.m.- CHECK|MATE:  What will you  lose when you’re playing to win?   
Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE
Tickets:        $ 15.00 + HST
    
All Tickets Available:
www.newtix.ca 

Website:     www.nationalplayfestival.ca 

Email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone number: 905-953-5106

Passport To Nature: Hike The Wildlands

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 23
Passport To Nature: Hike The Wildlands
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Travel with park biologist Phil Careless from The Couchiching Conservancy’s Kris Starr Sanctuary to the beautiful fens and granite barrens of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. On this journey into one of Southern Ontario’s largest and least known parks, we will seek out the species that grow, swim and run across this semi-wilderness: life that is dependent on the connection between conservancy and park lands.
It is a moderately difficult walk.  No hills or tricky footing but we will not be on a flat cleared trail. Please ensure you are prepared for a full afternoon outdoors with good footwear, snacks and other personal items.
1pm to 3pm
Couchiching Conservancy, 705-326-1620

Sharon Soundbites: The Elwins at the Temple

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharon Soundbites: The Elwins at the Temple
Jul 23rd
Start Time: 1:30pm - 6:00pm 
Join us for an afternoon of music and food trucks at the Sharon Temple! Gates open at 1:30, concert starts at 2:30. Outdoor event, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Please bring valid ID, this is a licensed event.
The Elwins are coming to the Temple!! … Are you ready?
To purchase tickets click here: http://www.yorkscene.com/tc-events/sharon-soundbites

Sharon Soundbites: Elwins at the Temple

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

July 23
Sharon Soundbites: Elwins at the Temple
1:30pm to 6pm
Join us for an afternoon of music and food trucks at the Sharon Temple. Gates open at 1:30, concert starts at 2:30. Outdoor event, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Please bring valid ID, this is a licensed event.

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8-9pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:30-8:30pm
Sunset Tai Chi
Join Tony Lin as he leads outdoor Tai Chi at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the west lawn. No registration needed.  379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.  
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 24 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Thu. 27 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROC-Fest - GEORGINA

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:00 pm

July 29 and 30
ROC-Fest
8am to 6pm
Slo-Pitch Tournament - SPO Qualifiers for the 2017 SPO Worth Provincial Championships, and great prizes to be won! BBQ / Beer garden, massive side-walk sale with more than 100 exhibitors, antique car show, Saturday Night Concert, 6pm-8pm, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute
100-percent of proceeds will be presented to three local charities.
The ROC, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick
905-251-3564; georgina.ca

Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

July 29
Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party and Mural Reveal. A street festival like no other. A fusion of art, music, food, sizzling sales, children’s activities, contests, giveaways, and the unveiling of a public art mural at 178 Mississaga Street East, celebrating Orillia’s 150th Anniversary. 9am to 6pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261

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