Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in March 2017.
For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.
Ex Libris // Ongoing to March 11 // Artspace // more info
A collection of printed work by over a dozen contemporary printmakers.
Petals & Pitchers // Ongoing to March 12 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A floral and still life art show and sale celebrating the beauty in our everyday lives.
Janne Laine // Ongoing to March 25 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Works by the Finnish artist and master printmaker that “exude mystic and romantic tendencies.”
Lyn Carter: 11th Line // Ongoing to April 23 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Intricate textile surfaces become fantastic sculptural installations and patterned architectural forms in this site-specific exhibit.
Steven Vero: Inland // Ongoing to April 23 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Peterborough artist presents landscape paintings that convey the experience of working plein air.
That’s Kinda Like What It Was Like // Ongoing to April 23 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works by multiple artists exploring the edges between representation and non-representation.
Olivia Whetung: tibewh // March 3 to April 22 // Artspace // more info
An exploration in beadwork of the Trent Severn Waterway, which is an important cultural symbol for both Peterborough and local Indigenous peoples.
Opening reception March 3 at 7pm; beading workshop with Olivia Whetung March 25 at 12pm.
Diversity // March 15 to 26 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
An art show and sale featuring works by the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio executive members.
Opening reception March 19 at 1pm.
Spark Photography Show // March 29 to May 4 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A show and sale of photography and related art, in participation with the SPARK Photo Festival.
Opening reception April 2 at 1pm.
Acrylic & Ink // April 1 // Monocle Centre for the Arts // more info
A joint exhibit of art and poetry by Zach and Ben Prins.
A Life Before // Ongoing to March 11 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A supernatural thriller about a man returning to a now-abandoned house where he grew up.
And Then She Ate Me // March 2 to 8 // 120 Aberdeen Avenue // more info
An immersive, site-specific piece of theatre in an old north-end home, exploring grandmothers and fairy tales. Devised and performed by the Ring O’ Rosie Collective.
Cowboys & Indian Comedy Tour // March 3 // Red Dog // more info
Stand-up comedy by Canadian comics Nitish Sakhuja, Scott Belford, and Dean Young.
damned be this transmigration // March 3 to 4 // Market Hall // more info
“A dancing, singing roller coaster ride of a play” based on characters and music from the 1920s. A new work by Peterborough’s Kate Story, presented by Public Energy.
Who Killed Snow White? // March 5 // Peterborough Museum and Archives // more info
Part of 4th Line Theatre’s Breaking Ground series, a reading of extracts from Judith Thompson’s new play about cyberbullying and sexual violence.
Bare: a pop opera // March 10 to 18 // Market Hall // more info
The Anne Shirley Theatre Company presents the story of a group of senior students navigating their final year at a Catholic high school.
Crime City // March 11 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.
Foley’s Irish Pub // March 12 // Showplace // more info
Hugh Foley tells stories that weave together fact and humor for a light-hearted afternoon of Irish fun. Featuring music by 4 Front and special guests.
The Origin of a Designated Driver // March 16 to 18 // Theatre on King // more info
A one-man show by Josh Butcher exploring themes of isolation, responsibility, self-discovery, loss, and depression.
Citiots Improv // March 24 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Monthly improv comedy show featuring the storied local troupe and special guests.
Spidey: Make Believe – Magic Of Your Mind // March 25 // Market Hall // more info
A performance by Canadian magician and mentalist Spidey.
Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush // March 29 to April 2 // Theatre on King // more info
Charlie Cathy Petch’s hilarious, raunchy, and occasionally tragic play about queerness and performance, set in the final days of vaudeville.
Network // March 1 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the 1976 satirical film by Paddy Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet about mental illness and the pursuit of ratings in network news.
All The President’s Men // March 2 // 8pm // Catalina’s // more info
Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star in this 1976 thriller about the Watergate investigation.
Tangerine // March 3 // 8pm // Sadlier House // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the acclaimed 2015 film about a transgender prostitute in Los Angeles.
Pays (Boundaries) // March 6 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival presents the 2016 Quebec political satire about a tiny island that becomes the centre of an international conflict over natural resources.
The Day of the Dude // March 6 // 8pm // The Spill // more info
A celebration of all things The Big Lebowski, including a screening of the film, White Russians and Oat Sodas at the bar, costume contests, and more.
Les Cousins // March 8 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the scandalous 1959 French New Wave film about gay love between two cousins.
Wag The Dog // March 9 // 8pm // Catalina’s // more info
Barry Levinson’s 1997 satire about a Washington spin doctor creating a fake war with Albania to distract from a political scandal.
Tarantino Invades Sadleir House // March 9 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society hosts a pub night, with Tarantino trivia and a back-to-back screening Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2.
National Bird Screening // March 10 // 7pm // Bagnani Hall (Trent University) // more info
ReFrame Film Festival screens the film about three whistleblowers about the US drone program.
Snowdance Film Festival // March 15 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The second annual festival of short films created by local filmmakers, this year exploring the theme of ‘community.’
Bullworth // March 16 // 8pm // Catalina’s // more info
Warren Beatty’s 1998 political comedy about a senator running for re-election who realizes he has nothing left to lose.
The Love Witch // March 22 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the 2016 camp throwback horror film about a modern-day witch who uses her powers to get men to fall in love with her.
The Manchurian Candidate // March 23 // 8pm // Catalina’s // more info
The 2004 remake of the political thriller about a vice presidential candidate who may be a secret foreign operative.
I, Daniel Blake // March 27 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival presents Ken Loach’s latest, about middle-aged British people with medical problems on welfare. It’s a goofy musical comedy – no, that’s a lie.
Chinatown // March 29 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society screens Roman Polanski’s noir thriller about crime and corruption in Los Angeles.
Sneakers // March 30 // 8pm // Catalina’s // more info
The 1992 comedy caper film about hackers tasked by the NSA with retrieving a piece of Russian hacking technology.
Orchestra and Choir
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Life’s Work // March 25 // 7:30pm // Showplace // more info
A selection of pieces honouring the personal musical journeys of conductor Michael Newnham and guest pianist Janina Fialkowska.
Script Club // March 2 // 7pm // BE at the Trend // more info
Monthly script workshop hosted by Mysterious Entity. Open to all writers who want to submit and actors who want to read.
Book Launch: Drawn Away // March 5 // 3pm // Catalina’s // more info
Local author Holly Bennett launches Drawn Away, her new young adult novel about a modern teenager brought into the world of fairy tales.
Peterborough Trillium Book Award Author Readings // March 9 // 7pm // Bagnani Hall, Trent University // more info
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Trillium Awards with readings by local and Trillium-winning authors.
Show and Tell Poetry Series // March 12 // 7pm // The Garnet // more info
A monthly poetry workshop series, this month featuring special guests Kerry Jayne and Stephen Stamp.
A World Storytelling Day Concert // March 24 // 7pm // Seeds of Change Peterborough // more info
The Peterborough Storytellers present stories of transformation by mask, song, dreams, and magic.
We Can Do Better Together // March 25 // 2pm // Theatre on King // more info
A panel discussion on trans and gender-nonconforming artists in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong, featuring Charlie Petch, Angela Semple, Evan Gentle, and more TBA.
Keyboards! // March 26 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
Live poetry writing and reading by Justin Million of the Show and Tell Poetry Series.
Poetry + Music Series II // March 30 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A ongoing series mixing the literary and musical arts, this time featuring Pat Walsh, Mary-Kate Edwards, and Justin Million.
Intro to Tap Dance with Dianne Latchford // Mondays // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
Muscle/Bone, Mind/Body Dance Class with Bill James // Tuesdays // 5:15pm // Seeds of Change Peterborough // more info
Saturday Art Club // Saturdays // 10am // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Monet Inspired Painting with Daniel Crawford // March 4 // 1pm // Art School of Peterborough // more info
Drawing: Manga Hands with Brianna Gosselin // March 5 // 1pm // Art School of Peterborough // more info
Teen Manga Portraits with Brianna Gosselin // March 5 // 10am // Art School of Peterborough // more info
Byzantine Bracelet with Sandy MacFarlane // March 5 // 10am // Art School of Peterborough // more info
Pottery 1, 2, & 3; Hand Building; Teens & After School Class // Classes starting week of March 6 // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
Bring a Friend // March 10 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
March Break Programming // March 13 to 17 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
March Break Art Camp: Animation // March 13 to 17 // Art School of Peterborough // more info
March Break Art Camp // March 13 to 17 // Art School of Peterborough // more info
March Break Art Camp: Girls Camp // March 13 to 17 // Art School of Peterborough // more info
Watercolour with Steven Vero // March 19 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Beading Workshop and Drop-in with Olivia Whetung // March 25 // 12pm // Artspace // more info
Art Therapy: Power Wands // March 25 // 1pm // Seeds of Change Peterborough // more info
Family Clay // March 25 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
Story Drawing with Daniel Crawford // March 26 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Girls Night Out // March 31 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
All images courtesy the artists.