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Events Calendar

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October
19

TIFF Film Night: The Big Sick

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

Rated 14A




Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
October
21

Terry Little's Autumn Fiddle Fest

The Autumn Fiddle Fest is a highly anticipated annual event jam-packed with some of the finest fiddlers and stepdancers in the land. 

Act quickly, this show sells out every year!

Third floor side balcony seats are available in person or over the phone at our box office for $35 each, all other tickets are $42.


Tickets: $42.00 @ 7:00 PM
October
24

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Marc DeGroote

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Marc DeGroote leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

Marc Degroote was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at the age of ten.

Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, this Artist’s exceptional talent came to life in 2001.  A self-taught Artist who will astonish you with the incredible detail achieved in his creations of mixed media, Acrylics, Oils, Watercolours, Graphite, all form part of Marcs palette.  Seldom will you experience the feeling of such closeness with nature as when you view Marcs fine art.  Marc has spent many years traveling, closely observing and enjoying the beauty of nature and all of its pleasures.

October
26

International Festival of Authors

The IFOA Parry Sound will feature:

Catherine Chidgey (New Zealand) was born in 1970. She has
degrees in creative writing, psychology and German literature, and lived for two years in Berlin. Her debut novel, In a Fishbone Church, won the South East Asia and Pacific Region Prize in the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, a Betty Trask Prize and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Golden Deeds, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, followed by The Transformation in 2006. Chidgey lives in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand. She presents The Wish Child and is supported by Creative New Zealand.

Bianca Marais (South Africa) holds a Certificate in Creative Writing
from the University of Toronto’s SCS, and her work has been published in World Enough and Crime. Before turning to writing, she started a corporate training company and volunteered with Cotlands, where she assisted care workers in Soweto with providing aid for HIV/AIDS orphans. Originally from South Africa, she now resides in Toronto with her husband. She presents Hum If You Don’t Know The Words.

Kathleen Winter’s (Canada) novel, Annabel, was shortlisted for
the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Orange Prize, and numerous other awards. It was also a Globe and Mail “Best Book,” a New York Times “Notable” book, a Quill & Quire “Book of the Year” and #1 bestseller in Canada. It has been published and translated worldwide. Her Arctic memoir Boundless (2014) was shortlisted for Canada’s Weston and Taylor non-fiction prizes, and has been sold internationally. Born in the UK, Winter lives in Montreal after many years in Newfoundland. She presents Lost In September.


Tickets: $15.00 @ 7:30 PM
November
02

TIFF Film Night: Churchill

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill (Miranda Richardson). With her strength and shrewdness, "Clemmie" halts Winston's physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness.

Rated PG




Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
November
03

The Vagina Monologues

There will be a breaking of taboos by talking, talking and talking some more, stripping fear and shame from what is celebrated. 

Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify them.  

This performance is sponsored by the District of Parry Sound Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee and there will be a gala reception at 6:30 pm prior to the performance.



Tickets: $25.00 @ 7:30 PM
November
06

Al Simmons

"A tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness." Globe and Mail

Juno Award winner Al Simmons is a creative genius whose charm and humanity have won over a legion of fans at theaters and festivals around the world. His highly original performances of profound wackiness and his off-the-wall inventions take the arts of Music and Comedy to unparalleled heights of hilarity. —alsimmons.com

 

"A masterpiece!"-Los Angeles Times

He's a musician! He’s an inventor! He's a nut!  He’s been called the Thomas Edison of entertainers, a wizard of one-liners and a lightning bolt of lunacy. His astounding gadgets, preposterous songs, impeccable comic timing and kooky take on classic vaudeville have thrilled and entertained fans of all ages for 4½ decades. Juno Award winner Al Simmons is a creative genius whose highly original performances of profound wackiness and of off-the-wall inventions have taken the arts of Music and Comedy to unparalleled heights of hilarity. Young or old, you cannot fail to appreciate this man’s frenetic stage antics and mind-boggling lovableness. —alsimmons.com

Al Simmons’ one-man, multi-prop, music-filled, off the wall performances have elevated audiences world-wide to collective giggles and all-out guffaws. At once childlike in its simplicity and sophisticated in its execution, Al’s humour touches a responsive chord in people of every age.




November
08

An Evening with MURRAY McLAUCHLAN

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he's been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he's been of late. Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen's, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.

But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it's not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn't brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.

 

Tickets: $45.00 @ 7:30 PM
November
09

Building Our Bridge: A Journey of Reconciliation

Come join us for this FREE - family event of the book presentation "Building Our Bridge- Our Journey of Reconciliation"! The winners of the WE innovate contest (put on by ME to WE) in honour of Canada's 150th Birthday will be sharing their picture book. The story of bridging cultures in our community is aimed towards young children but has something all ages can appreciate. Along with the help of many students from PSHS, this special 1 hour event is something you do not want to miss! We are happy to partner with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, who has sponsored us for this event! Hope to see you there!
@ 6:00 PM
November
11

Dinner Theatre: Billy Bishop Goes to War

- written by John MacLachlan Gray & Eric Peterson

This Remembrance Day event starts with a Roast Beef au jus dinner prepared in the period style, catered by Crossroads, including soup, mini Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and fall vegetables tossed in butter and herbs, a vegetarian option, and, of course, dessert. 

Billy Bishop Goes to War is a Canadian musical written by John MacLachlan Gray in collaboration with Eric Petersen. It dramatizes the life of Canadian World War 1 fighter pilot Billy Bishop and is one of the most famous and widely produced plays in Canadian theatre history. 


Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED was a Canadian flying ace and Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian ace of the war.


The play premiered in Vancouver, British Columbia on Nov 3, 1978. The original production toured across Canada, and also was staged in Washington D.C., both on Broadway and Off-Broadway in New York City, at The Edinburgh Festival, in Los Angeles and at The Comedy Theatre in London England.The play won the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award in 1981, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1982 and the Governor General's Award for English Drama in 1982. 

DIRECTED by Joan Bendon and STARRING William Colgate (portraying 19 character roles) and Cameron Gibson (as Piano Player) and PRODUCED by Dot The T Productions.


Tickets: $62.00 @ 6:00 PM
November
14

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

November
16

TIFF Film Night: The Glass Castle

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar (R) winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Rated 14A



Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
November
18

54•40

With more than three decades of performing and recording behind them, 54•40 has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs such as Baby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin’, One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love You All, Music Man, I Go Blind, One Day In Your Life, Assoholic, Radio Luv Song, Baby Have Some Faith, Miss You, Blame Your Parents, Easy to Love, Crossing a Canyon, Since When, Nice to Luv You, and Lies to Me.

Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54•40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day.

In April 2017, the band was inducted twice into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame at both The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards (The INDIES) and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards.

54•40 is currently preparing for their release entitled Keep On Walking which will be released through El Mocambo Records.

There will be a special Meet & Greet available with a separate ticket for  $45 + HST

  • Meet band backstage
  • Picture with band show by professional photographer
  • Autograph
  • Light food & drink 




Opening for 54•40  will be Nefe

Combined with the soulful power of Tracy Chapman, the uniqueness of Bruno Mars and a voice that can silence a room, Nefe is a burgeoning Canadian talent that is sure to take the industry by storm in the coming years.

Born Sarah Jea Felker, Nefe is a singer/songwriter hailing from the small Southwestern Ontario city of Guelph. Adopting her name from Queen Nefertiti, Nefe stands to lead and empower woman and men to accept their real beauty, not succumbing to the pressures of perfection defined by today’s media culture.

Though Nefe’s soft spoken appearance illudes many, she is loud on the inside, with a rich soul, expressing her voice through her music.



November
25

Fifth Annual One of a Kind Christmas Show

Christmas at the Stockey Centre will showcase the work of the most talented artisans from all around our region. This is an opportunity to find that special something for the hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, a unique gift that will delight!

The show runs Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

Admission is by donation


@ 10:00 AM
November
26

Fifth Annual One of a Kind Christmas Show

Christmas at the Stockey Centre will showcase the work of the most talented artisans from all around our region. This is an opportunity to find that special something for the hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, a unique gift that will delight!

The show runs Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

Admission is by donation. 
@ 10:00 AM
November
28

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Marc DeGroote

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Marc DeGroote leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

Marc DeGroote was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at the age of ten.

Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, this artist's exceptional talent came to life in 2001. A self-taught artist who will astonish you with the incredible detail achieved in his creations of mixed media, acrylics, oils, watercolours, and graphite. Seldom will you experience the feeling of such closeness with nature as when you view Marc's fine art. Marc has spent many years travelling, closely observing and enjoying the beauty of nature and all of its pleasures.

November
29

Classic Albums Live: Supertramp's Crime of the Century

The next in our Classic Albums live series is one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 50 Albums of All Time. 

If you've been to a CAL event, you know that it is an eerily Note for Note, Cut for Cut live rendition of the album. 

If you haven't, then you really need to. In our opinion, anyway.

Join us for this, Supertramp's breakout album in North America. Bring the kids too: they may just be surprised at how great the music was when we were their age. 

This goes on sale to Members Only Tuesday August 29 at 10 am, and to the General Public on September 5


November
30

Hidden Roots Collective

From humble beginnings as a singer-songwriter circle, four Northern Ontario musicians are on a journey together driven by a musical connection that refuses to be ignored.

With swirling harmonies as tall as the pines of their hometown, the women create an immersive listening experience while reinforcing each others unique vocal strengths. Touching on stories of love and self-discovery, their debut album Come Up, Honey celebrates four storylines intertwined through songs rooted in familiar blues and airy folk sensibilities.

Hidden Roots Collective is Rose-Erin Stokes, Brigitte Lebel, Annie Sumi and Holly Cunningham.



December
03

Orillia Silver Band

The much-awaited Annual Sleigh Bells and Brass Christmas Concert returns to the Stockey Centre. The Band will offer an entertaining mix of traditional, festive Christmas music.  The concert will be conducted by Neil Barlow, now in his fifth season with the Band. 
 
The Orillia Silver Band is proud to partner once again this year with the Rotary Club of Parry Sound. The Silver Band will donate $2 for every Adult ticket ($1 for every Student/Children ticket) to the Rotary Club’s Christmas Hampers Program. Rotary’s annual drive provides Christmas dinner hampers to over 125 families in the Parry Sound area, identified by the local Salvation Army. 

Last year, the Band donated close to $600 to Rotary’s Christmas Hampers, and we hope to exceed that amount this year!

The Band will offer an entertaining mix of traditional, festive Christmas music.  The concert will be conducted by Neil Barlow, now in his fifth season with the Band.  A talented musician in his own right, Barlow brings a vast knowledge of music repertoire and is sure to entertain with his stories about the works performed by the Band.

So kick-off the Christmas Season in style with a wonderful concert that promises to lift the spirit and entertain with some of the Season’s best.  Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of pure pleasure.  And help us make Rotary’s Christmas Hampers a huge success!



December
06

The Barra MacNeils Christmas

One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings.   Their show has been touring nationally, as well as in America, for years to sold-out houses.  Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: Oh Holy Night, Ave Maria, A Christmas in Killarney and Auld Lang Syne as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.

The Barra MacNeils Christmas Show goes on sale to Members Only on September 12, and to the general public on September 19.




December
07

TIFF Film Night: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RUMBLE marks the opening of the GCHI DEWIN  Indigenous Storytellers Festival. The Festival, including this opening TIFF Film presentation, is a FREE event. 

When recalling Link Wray's shivering guitar classic, "Rumble," Martin Scorsese marvels, "It is the sound of that guitar . . . the aggression." Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. But as a Native American, Wray's music was a threat-and it was treated as such. 

Blues pioneer Charlie Patton, cherished jazz singer Mildred Bailey, and metaphysical wizard Jimi Hendrix are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have created their distinctive music amid the attempted cleansing of indigenous culture from the country. Their music was not even meant to exist. Using playful re-creations and little-known stories, alongside concert footage, audio archives, and interviews with living legends, this deeply insightful film cements how some of our most treasured artists and songs found their inspiration in ancient, native melodies and harmonies that were infused with a desire to resist. You'll never listen to your favorite rock and roll classics the same way again.

Rated 14A

This TIFF Film Event is a co-presentation of the Stockey Centre and the GCHI DEWIN Indigenous Storytellers Festival



Read more for ticket info @ 7:00 PM
December
12

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Marc DeGroote

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Marc DeGroote leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

Marc DeGroote was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at the age of ten.

Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, this artist's exceptional talent came to life in 2001. A self-taught artist who will astonish you with the incredible detail achieved in his creations of mixed media, acrylics, oils, watercolours, and graphite. Seldom will you experience the feeling of such closeness with nature as when you view Marc's fine art. Marc has spent many years travelling, closely observing and enjoying the beauty of nature and all of its pleasures.

December
13

Serena Ryder

We’re thrilled to welcome Serena back to the Stockey Stage, just in time for Christmas. Call it an early Christmas present, from us to you.

Serena Ryder does what she does naturally and effortlessly, and has done what she does naturally and effortlessly since she was a young girl. This girl was performing by the age of eight, cut her first record at 16 and could boast of being a major-label artist with a gold-selling album, 2006’s If Your Memory Serves You Well and a gold-selling single, the lingeringly knee-weakening Weak in the Knees, all before she’d even turned 25.

Since then, Serena has sold well over a million singles, won six Juno Awards and has had her songs placed in over 50 TV shows and commercials, including Grey’s AnatomyVEEP and Suits. Her single Stompa is a quadruple platinum hit in Canada, and the follow up release, What I Wouldn’t Do, went platinum. Stompa also hit No. 1 at AAA radio in the U.S. for eight weeks (the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele).

This spring she released her latest album, Utopia, and is riding high on the current single Electric Love.

Serena’s performance here goes on sale to Members Only on Monday, September 25, and to the General Public on Friday, September 29 at 10 am. 








December
21

TIFF Film Night: The Breadwinner

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and Cartoon Saloon, creators of the Academy Award (R)-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestseller. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parvana dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive.

Not Rated



Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
December
31

New Years Eve Dance Party

Ring in the New Year at the Stockey Centre!

2017 seemed to rush by in a flash: don't let it go without seeing it off properly. The hardwood and granite hall of the Stockey Centre was built for the ages. What better place to send off 2017 and welcome 2018?

The renowned dance band Sunny Slope Bootleggers will provide the entertainment for the evening. 

Doors open at 8:00 pm, the dance starts at 9:00 pm, and everyone knows what happens at midnight. 

Reserve your seat at one of the floor tables and your spot on the dance floor now. Tables of 8 can be reserved for your group of friends when all the tickets are purchased at once. 

Snacks will be served, and the bar is available all night long. 

And Have a Happy New Year!

This is a 19+ Event


January
04

TIFF Film Night: Breathe

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, BREATHE is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.

Not Rated



Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
January
09

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Andrea McIntyre

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Andrea McIntyre leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

After a long hiatus from high school art, Andrea has begun to include art in her creative expression.  Like her mother, Fran Rutke, Andrea likes to try new things and so bounces from medium to medium.  She has yet to decide which is her favourite.  In all her work, she attempts to focus on beauty, be it of colour or any of the Creator’s work.  She hopes to grow to channel art from spirit.  Meanwhile, she studies through workshops and happy little accidents.

January
23

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Marc DeGroote

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Marc DeGroote leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

Marc DeGroote was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at the age of ten.

Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, this artist's exceptional talent came to life in 2001. A self-taught artist who will astonish you with the incredible detail achieved in his creations of mixed media, acrylics, oils, watercolours, and graphite. Seldom will you experience the feeling of such closeness with nature as when you view Marc's fine art. Marc has spent many years travelling, closely observing and enjoying the beauty of nature and all of its pleasures.

February
08

Classic Albums Live: Eagles Greatest Hits

The next in our Classic Albums live series is an album with so many hits jam-packed into it you'll wonder how they squeezed them all into vinyl. 

If you've been to a CAL event, you know that it is an eerily Note for Note, Cut for Cut live rendition of the album. 

If you haven't, then you really need to. In our opinion, anyway.

Join us for this, one of the greatest collections of great hits every assembled. Bring the kids too: they may just be surprised at how great the music was when we were their age. 

This goes on sale to Members Only Tuesday August 29 at 10 am, and to the General Public on September 5


February
13

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

February
27

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

April
14
Famous People Players

Famous People Players

Famous PEOPLE Players - Glow in the dark Dream Theatre.  From Broadway, to Radio City Music Hall and around the World – FPP is Where Special Happens!”

There are two showtimes for the Famous People Players:
2:00pm (60 minutes length) and 7:00 pm (90 minutes length)

The black light performance of Famous PEOPLE Players was discovered by Liberacé, and they were his opening act in Las Vegas for 10 years. Their production of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice was part of the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and their success continued with two runs on Broadway and performances in China, Korea and Singapore, and throughout the United States. Their Dine & Dream Theatre in Toronto was generously sponsored by actor Paul Newman through sales of Newman’s Own products sold in Canada. He remained a very devoted supporter and honorary director the board.

They were the first to perform at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima during their 10 year tour of Japan. They have made television appearances on A&E Breakfast for the Arts and Bravo!, and gave a televised performance for Ronald Regan at the Shamrock Summit. Other appearances were on television series’ 7th Heaven, Red Skelton’s Funny Faces, and their Emmy-award winning CBS Movie of the Week “Special People”, based on the founding of the company.

Diane Dupuy, the company founder, is an outstanding motivational speaker who spoke along-side former Vice President Al Gore at the Alliance for a New Humanity. With 5 honorary degrees, she was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work in Theatre and her dedication to the integration of PEOPLE with disABILITIES.

Iridescent spectacle that drenches the senses in light and sound. It is something for the kids and also for grown-ups. The magic of the theatre, the magic of diversion, the magic that compels one to say ‘That’s Entertainment’.” -New York Times

"Famous PEOPLE Players are rather more than a bunch of enthusiastic theatrical artists living out a precious dream in a manner that's startlingly unique." – Toronto Star