Posts in Category: Art Show/Performance

The Diaries Of Adam & Eve

OnStage Uxbridge – Uxbridge Music Hall

November 22nd – December 1st, 2012
Written by Mark Twain. Adapted by David Birney.
Directed by Roger Varley and Dorothy Partridge

From the pen of noted American humourist Mark Twain comes this delightful, whimsical and poignant look at the lives of Adam and Eve, as seen through the entries in their diaries.

In a 1998 review of The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Larry Howe of Roosevelt University in Chicago said: “Whether you are interested in Twain or not, if your heart hasn’t atrophied, you will love The Diaries of Adam and Eve. As well you should, because, aside from its greatness as a love story, it is also a labour of love.” This OnStage Uxbridge production will also be a labour of love for co-stars and co-directors Roger Varley and Dorothy Partridge, both veterans of the Uxbridge community theatre scene, who have dreamed for years of performing Adam and Eve together.


Thursday November 22nd at 8:00 pm
Friday November 23rd at 8:00 pm
Saturday November 24th at 3:00 pm
Saturday November 24th at 8:00 pm
Thursday November 29th at 8:00
Friday November 30th at 8:00 pm
Saturday December 1st at 8:00 pm

There are 3 easy ways to book your seats:

1) ONLINE: click here for a direct link to our new secure ticketing page. You will be able to select your own seats and receive an email confirmation with a link to tickets you can print at home and just bring to the theatre with you!

2) IN PERSON: go to La Petite Fleur, 43 Brock St. W. during their regular business hours and buy tickets.

3) BY PHONE: call 905-862-3697 to order your tickets and you will get a link emailed to you that will allow you to print your own tickets from home.

Village Voices – Gloria

Saturday December 1st, 2012 – 7:30 PM
St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street, Markham North.

This Christmas we feature John Rutter’s wonderful Gloria as well as seasonal music and our ever popular audience carol sing-along. With brass and percussion accompaniment.

Joan Andrews, director.

Tickets: $20 Sr/St $15 Under 12 free. At the door or call 905.294.8687

Visit for more information about the concert and the choir.

Meet creator of Gifts of the North – CANCELLED


The Uxbridge Historical Centre has been hosting a fascinating travelling art exhibit, Gifts of the North, which was created by Northern Ontario artist Janet Hannam. The exhibit consists of 18 whimsical figures which were created using a large variety of techniques including clay working/sculpting, stitching, painting, weaving, beading, spinning, mixed media, and more. Her inspiration for creating this exhibit was to share her love of Northern Ontario, and teach others about this incredible region of Canada.

The creation of this exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Each sculpture has a different theme and background story relating to physical and cultural aspects of Northwestern Ontario. So much detail went into each anthropomorphic sculpture that it took artist Janet Hannam 4 years to create the exhibit.

To celebrate her exhibit being displayed at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, Janet Hannam will be making the 2000-mile drive from her home in Thunder Bay, to join us for Heritage Days at the Museum on August 25th and 26th. She has reserved a block of time on both days of the weekend to meet with other artists and crafters who are interested in discussing technique, her creations and vision to create the exhibit. This is a great opportunity for local artists to connect with Hannam and view the exhibit alongside other artists.

We invite artists to come to Heritage Days to meet Janet Hannam, and view her incredible exhibit, Gifts of the North. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at (905)852-5854, or

What: Meet and discuss technique and the exhibit with Janet Hannam, creator of Gifts of the North
Who: Artists, crafters, and anyone interested in artistic technique
When: August 25th and 26th at 11am*
Where: Heritage Days at Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge (in our Orange Lodge Hall on the grounds).

*(Please note that Janet Hannam will be present for both full days of the event, but is setting aside the time slot of 11am for this special discussion session; however, if you cannot make it for 11am, please come by anytime throughout Heritage Days to meet with Hannam at the Gifts of the North exhibit)

(‘Warrior’, ‘Boreal’, Hidden’, and ‘Loon’, figurines from Gifts of the North)

PHOTOGRAPHY in the gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY in the gallery Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Showcasing: Stuart Blower | Anna Brown | Lisa Case | Garry Herridge | Andrew Kulin | Kim Lowes |
Jacqueline La Frano | Marcia Masino | Sean Rowley | Rose Sood | Fran Usher | Don Whitbread

Exhibition open weekends only in Sept plus Labour Day between 12 and 5 pm.
Silverstone Gallery
617 Liverpool Road

Village Voices Open Rehearsal

September 5th 2012 at 7:30

Village Voices of Markham invites choristers to participate in an Open Rehearsal to read through John Rutter’s “Gloria” and excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”. We will be performing the “Gloria” at our Christmas concert on December 1, 2012 and the complete “Messiah” with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra on December 15, 2012, at Markham Theatre. All voices are welcome, particularly tenors and basses. For details please call 905.472.6435 or e-mail:


Pentimento Fine Art Gallery
1164 Queen Street East
Toronto ON M4M 1L4

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon- 6 p.m.

PHONE: (416) 406-6772

LE VENT du NORD: Once in a Blue Moon Concert

Friday, August 31, 2012
Uxbridge Music Hall
16 Main Street S.

10th Anniversary Concert
Tickets: $30 each/Family pack (5) $125.00

Tickets available through the following:


Renowned as key ambassadors of traditional Quebec music and a driving force in progressive folk, LE VENT DU NORD returns to the Uxbridge Music Hall on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Having already captivated Uxbridgians in two previous performances with their sublime harmonies, superb musicianship, wit, exuberance and the intimacy of a kitchen party, the boys (being Nicolas Boulerice, Rejean Brunet, Olivier Demers, Simon Beaudry) are ready for a third go’round!

This time, the quartet will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band and introducing their new CD, ‘Tromper le Temps’ (Cheating Time).

Tromper le Temps, their 7th release, sees the band pushing their limits and exploring both new & familiar ground with their vocal harmonies and musical textures. In its 13 tracks, Le Vent du Nord prove that they’re not afraid to take chances or push themselves beyond the familiar and comfortable. As well as the expected reels & love songs, they venture into the regions of both historical and political commentary with Boulerice’s ‘Lettre a Durham’ and ‘Le Diable et le Fermier’ and Demer’s ‘La Soiree de Hockey’, a spritely rebuff to CBC’s cancellation of broadcasting hockey in French.

Of special interest to those residing in the region named after him, ‘Lettre a Durham’ is Boulerice’s direct response to Lord Durham’s 1839 ‘Report on the Affairs of British North America’ in which the Earl suggested that the French in Canada were virtually cretinous sub-humans who would eventually die out & go away if ignored by the British government. Call the song Boulerice & the band’s collective raspberry to the ‘good’ Earl. ‘Le Diable et le Fermier’ is a cautionary folk story written in protest of the practice of shale hydrofracking throughout Quebec. But ALL delivered with unerring harmonies and exquisite musicianship.

Since its 2002 founding, Le Vent du Nord has brought their brand of vibrant, infectious music to audiences in over 800 concerts across North America and Europe and garnering numerous prestigious awards. This 10th anniversary year sees them touring extensively throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and the US. Earlier in the year they have been featured performers at the WOMEX festival, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and VI Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica in Colombia. And amidst this all, they’re coming back to Uxbridge.

Tickets are $30 each, with a family pack of 5 for $125.00 Tickets can be purchased online at or through Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock Street W., Uxbridge or Of a Kind, 1037 College St., Toronto.

To celebrate the Uxbridge concert and Le Vent’s 10th anniversary, a limited edition poster of the band, created by comic artist Kevin Bolk, will be available for sale at the concert with proceeds going to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).

Afternoon Music Concert

The Basics:
What? – An afternoon concert of Folk, Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel music.
Who? – Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit, and Higher Ground
When? – Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm
Where? – St. Paul’s Leaskdale, 12251 Regional Rd. #1, Leaskdale, ON _ just 15 minutes north of Uxbridge.
How much? – $20.00 per person

Tickets available at Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge; Leaskdale Country Store;
Online from; Email; or phone 416-540-9831

Coot Entertainment offers a special afternoon of acoustic music on Sunday, June 3, to cap the first season of live concerts at St. Paul’s Leaskdale.

Headlining the show will be the Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit. The band is led by singer-songwriter Cris Cuddy, with guitar and vocals by Pierre Bordeleau and bass and vocals by Andrew Heathcote. Together, they serve up a clean acoustic sound rich with vocal harmonies and character, featuring original songs by Cris that cover a range of musical genres from Blues to Rock and Country.

Opening the show will be the traditional Bluegrass band, Higher Ground, featuring fiddler Bob Arbuckle, with mandolin and vocals from Walter Bent, banjo and vocals by John Partridge, bass by Tom McCreight, and guitar and lead vocals by Ron Adams.

All in the music-friendly setting of St. Paul’s Leaskdale, a state-of-the-art auditorium which offers comfortable, soft seating, sparkling acoustics, and plenty of free parking!

Tickets are just $20.00. Showtime will be two p.m.

HOW TO GET THERE? St. Paul’s is located at the north end of the village of Leaskdale on the east side of Durham Regional Road #1. On the web, go to and click on the “About St Paul’s” link for a map.

EXTRA NEWS! CrisCuddy and Tom McCreight have co-written a number of songs, and just recently top Canadian bluegrass group, The Spinney Brothers, recorded their song Sally’s Waltz. It has been receiving airplay on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, various bluegrass radio programs in Canada and the USA, and has even been played in Australia.

Art Xtreme

Saturday, June 2nd
at The ROC 26557 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick
2pm to 12 midnight

Headliner: “From The Hip”

FREE Shuttle Service
Keswick & Sutton

Custom Car Show – over 200 cars

Artisans Walkway

Dinah Christie Celebrity Challenge
With an ORIGINAL Robert Bateman painting on the auction block!

RIBFEST! & other Delectibles
(St Louis Bar&Grill, BBQ Gourmet, Boston Pizza, Mad Millie’s Chip Truck)

Eddie Shack & His Sports Collection
Auction of Eddie’s SIGNED NHL Jerseys

Kevin Forget Master of Ceremonies
From CITY TV Breakfast Television

Sally Wildman Studio Exhibition

invites you to a Studio Exhibition
of New Works on paper
Sat. June 2 & Sun June 3 2012, 10am – 5pm
Track Street Studio
905 649-1643
1805 Track Street Claremont