What’s On in the Arts: August 2017

MultiMedia Art Show at Studio in the Attic
MultiMedia Art Show at Studio in the Attic
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in August 2017.

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

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

 

Visual Art

Summer of ’17 // Ongoing to August 31 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
Exploring the design and history of Mount Allison University Chapel through musical composition, documented musical performance, and art objects.

 

Of Moose and Monarchs at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Of Moose and Monarchs at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Of Moose and Monarchs // Ongoing to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Local letterpress printmaker and artist Jeffrey Macklin explores Canadian iconography as a brand, and the problems that presents.

 

New Canadian Cabins // Ongoing to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A wide selection of works by area artists that will be on display in the upcoming Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour in September.

 

Vintage Steam Trains at Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio

Vintage Steam Trains at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

Vintage Steam Trains // August 2 to 13 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
The artists who work in the former Gallery in the Attic space open up their studio for an evening for poetry, paintings, and shorts films.

 

Faces and Figures // August 16 to September 10 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
An art show and sale featuring portraits and figurative works.
Opening reception August 20 at 1pm.



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Theatre

Red Dog Laughs // August 3 // Red Dog // more info
Wes Ryan’s multi-disciplinary performance exploring resilient responses to trauma through dance, comedy, music, and theatre.

 

Liandola at Catalina's

Liandola at Catalina’s

On a First Name Basis // August 4 to 12 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
4th Line Theatre (Millbrook, ON) // A boozy look at 200 years of alcohol consumption in the area, and its at-times personal, painful effects.

 

The Little Mermaid // August 11 // Market Hall // more info
Monthly comedy improv show featuring the local troupe with an eight-year history and special guests.

 

Liándola // August 26 // Catalina’s // more info
An electrifying evening of flamenco music and dance, presented by Spain’s Fin De Fiesta Flamenco.



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Film

World’s Greatest Dad // August 2 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
Wear your bathrobe, play some Lebowski trivia, and watch the Coen Brothers’ delightfully insane film about nihilists, pornographers, bowling, and rugs.

 

The Big Lebowski Bash at Artspace

The Big Lebowski Bash at Artspace

The Big Lebowski Bash // August 16 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
Wear your bathrobe, play some Lebowski trivia, and watch the Coen Brothers’ delightfully insane film about nihilists, pornographers, bowling, and rugs.

 

Moana // August 25 // 7pm // Silver Bean Cafe // more info
Part of the Vanveen Summer Film Series presenting free family movies in the open air.

 

Literary Arts

August Slam // August 24 // 7:30pm // The Spill // more info
The monthly event by the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective, also featuring an open mic and guest feature poet, still TBA.

 

Keyboards! // August 28 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live-writing poetry show, by Justin Million of Show and Tell Poetry Series and his Smith-Corona XL 1000.

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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