What’s On in the Arts: June 2017

Daydreaming at Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio
Daydreaming at Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in June 2017.

For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.

 

Visual Art // Theatre // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops

 

Visual Art

The Best of High School Art Show // Ongoing to June 1 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Senior students from local high schools exhibit in this annual juried show.

 

Not a Freak Show at Artspace

Not a Freak Show at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Lisa Skog // Ongoing to June 17 // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
An exhibition of wood-fired and raku work, both functional and decorative, by the Hamilton-area potter.

 

Not a Freak Show: Growing Up Gay in Rural Ontario // Ongoing to June 25 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Spencer J. Harrison uses the vernacular of the circus freak show to discuss his experience with both exclusion and inclusion.

 

From / were / are // Ongoing to June 25 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works by many Peterborough and area artists exploring the question of what makes art ‘regional.’

 

Waawaashkeshi/Aanikoobijigan at Artpsace

Waawaashkeshi/Aanikoobijigan at Artpsace

Dylan Miner: Waawaashkeshi / Aanikoobijigan // Ongoing to July 15 // Artspace // more info
Part of Miner’s ongoing investigation of his ancestor’s arrest for hunting deer in 1906, and the wider issues of indigenous rights.

 

Erik Loder // June 2 to 24 // Evans Contemporary // more info
A special exhibition of recently acquired works by the late Peterborough artist, presenting an intimate portrait inside Loder’s world
Opening reception June 2 at 6pm.

 

Eric Loder at Evans Contemporary

Eric Loder at Evans Contemporary

Connie van Rijn: Re-Formation // June 2 to July 1 // Star X // more info
Van Rijn’s first exhibition in 20 years, showcasing her oil-based interpretations of landscape and moods.
Opening reception June 2 at 6pm.

 

faces // June 2 to 30 // ACME Art & Sailboat Co // more info
New works by Sarah Gibeault.
Opening reception June 2 at 6pm.

 

Daydreaming // June 3 to 18 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Paintings from the mind’s eye, featuring works by local artist Mary Derrick.
Opening reception June 4 at 1pm.

 

Sunlight and Shadow // June 21 to July 9 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A show of art depicting how light and shadow reveals and conceals our world.
Opening reception June 25 at 1pm.



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Theatre

Frenzy for Two, or More // June 1 to 3 // Theatre on King // more info
Eugene Ionesco’s surreal play about a couple’s escalating argument. Directed by Ryan Kerr, featuring Kate Story and Dan Smith.

 

Best of Broadway at Showplace

Best of Broadway at Showplace

Best of Broadway // June 2 to 3 // Showplace // more info
The annual recital from local dance company Premiere Studio of Dance, featuring performers ages two to adult, recreational and competitive.

 

The Year of the Suddenly // June 3 // Catalina’s // more info
A one-woman show by Deborah Kimmett. “Part stand up, part eulogy, all-out funny.”

 

Good Vibes Only // June 5 // Showplace // more info
Annual year-end performance from local dance company Move n’ Grooove.

 

Ordinary Days // June 8 to 10 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
A refreshingly honest and funny musical about four young New Yorkers seeking connection in the big city.

 

Boy Wonders at Theatre on King

Boy Wonders at Theatre on King

Boy Wonders // June 8 to 10 // Theatre on King // more info
A new play by Derek Weatherdon, following six sidekick superheroes facing their own kind of crisis.

 

Streets of New York // June 10 // Showplace // more info
Annual year-end dance recital from local dance company Peterborough Performing Arts Center.

 

The Lover // June 15 to 17 // Theatre on King // more info
Harold Pinter’s play about a love triangle between a husband, a wife, and her lover – but not all is as it seems.

 

Citiots Improv // June 16 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Monthly improv comedy show featuring the storied local troupe and special guests.

 

Super Circus Spectacular // June 18 // Memorial Centre // more info
Comical clowns, spellbinding aerialists, dare-devil motorcyclists and energetic animals in this touring circus company.

 

Crime City at Theatre on King

Crime City at Theatre on King

Crime City // June 24 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.

 

A Splinter in the Heart // June 25 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
Al Purdy’s story of the industrial explosion in 1918 Trenton, presented in the form of a radio play.

 

Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind // July 4 to 29 // 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook, ON) // more info
Memories of love, loss, and friendship set against the electrified and heightened backdrop of World War II.

 

Film

Pushback at Market Hall

Pushback at Market Hall

Pushback // June 1 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
Matthew Hayes’ new documentary about Peterborough’s Warming Room shelter, and the challenges around poverty and homelessness.

 

Chokeslam // June 2 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
In this 2016 film, a mild-mannered man finally gets a second chance at high school sweetheart, now a notorious female professional wrestler

 

Population Zero // June 3 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
A 2016 documentary exploring a triple homicide at Yellowstone National Park, and why the apparent perpetrator went free.

 

Bonnie and Clyde at Artspace

Bonnie and Clyde at Artspace

Bonnie and Clyde // June 14 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the 1967 Warren Beatty/Faye Dunaway classic about a young couple in love who also rob and murder a lot of people.

 

Moonlight // June 21 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the Oscar-winning 2016 film about a poor queer black man struggling with identity, sexuality, and drugs.



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Literary Arts

Moonlight at Market Hall

Moonlight at Market Hall

Script Club // June 8 // 7pm // BE at the Trend // more info
Mysterious Entity Theatre’s monthly script workshop, welcoming new and seasoned actors and writers.

 

Peterborough Poetry Slam // June 22 // 7:30pm // The Spill // more info
Monthly slam poetry and spoken word night by the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective.

 

Big Peterborough Book Swap // June 24 // 9:30am // Sadlier House // more info
Pick up a new book for free, as the Sadlier House Library does some end-of-year cleaning.

 

Keyboards! // June 25 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
Live-writing event, by Justin Million of the Show and Tell Poetry Series and his Smith-Corona Electra 110 typewriter.

 

Workshops

Peterborough Art Hive at Seeds of Change

Peterborough Art Hive at Seeds of Change

Muscle/Bone, Mind/Body Dance Class with Bill James // Tuesdays // 5:15pm // Seeds of Change Peterborough // more info

 

Art Pop Up: Peterborough Art Hive // Fridays // 10am // Seeds of Change Peterborough // more info

 

A Space for Us: EC3 Cultural Incubator // June 1 // 7:30pm // Evans Contemporary // more info

 

Family Clay // June 10 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Repair Café // June 10 // 3pm // The Spill // more info

 

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