What’s On in the Arts: September 2017

Hong Kong Exile at Market Hall
Hong Kong Exile at Market Hall
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in September 2017.

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

Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts

 

Visual Art

Pickard Quarry Transpose at Artspace

Pickard Quarry Transpose at Artspace

William Robinson: Pickard Quarry Transpose // Ongoing to September 9 // Artspace // more info
Exploring the design and history of Mount Allison University Chapel through musical composition, documented musical performance, and art objects.

 

Faces and Figures // Ongoing to September 10 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
An art show and sale featuring portraits and figurative works.

 

Of Moose and Monarchs // Ongoing to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works spanning the career of Charles Pachter, known for his tongue-in-cheek takes on colonial Canadiana.

 

Everything is Fleeting at Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Everything is Fleeting at Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Everything is Fleeting // 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
Aiden Urquhart’s series of playful collages exploring his time growing up in southwestern Ontario.

 

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections // Ongoing to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A wide selection of works by area artists that will be on display in this month’s Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // September 8 // more info
This monthly event features simultaneous openings at many downtown galleries: Evans Contemporary, Star X, Coeur Nouveau, ACME, and Christensen Fine Art. Plus DJ Joel Davenport in the Bankers Commons and the grand opening of the Watson & Lou craft/makers market.

 

Paolo Fortin: Strange Tales from Blue Fish Creek at Star X

Paolo Fortin: Strange Tales from Blue Fish Creek at Star X

Paolo Fortin: Strange Tales from Blue Fish Creek // September 8 // Star X // more info
A one-night celebration of the ephemeral paintings of local artist Paolo Fortin.

 

Peer Christensen // September 8 to 24 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
Featuring works by the local painter.
Opening reception September 8 at 6pm.

 

Shelley Adler: Inks // September 8 to 30 // Evans Contemporary // more info
An exhibition of large-scale works by the celebrated painter known for her stylized portraits of women.
Opening reception September 8 at 6pm.

 

Joe Stable: Pen and Ink // September 8 to 30 // more info
ACME Art and Sailboat Company // New works by the local artist.
Opening reception September 8 at 6pm.

 

Paul Cade // September 8 to 30 // Cœur Nouveau // more info
The inaugural exhibition at Cœur Nouveau, a new gallery in the Commerce Building, showcasing Cade’s work and its insatiable, child-like curiosities.
Opening reception September 8 at 6pm.

 

Fall for Us // Cavan Art Gallery // September 9 to October 30 // more info
Exhibition and sale of significant collection by local artists and those who paint locally. Fall colours by plein air masters and Peterborough artists.

 

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour - Georgina Brown

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour – Georgina Brown

150 Years of Canada’s History: Featuring Peterborough County // September 13 to October 8 // more info
Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio // An art show and sale by gallery members in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Opening reception September 17 at 1pm.

 

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour // September 23 and 24 // more info
Almost 40 artists from across the Kawarthas open up their studios to the public. Experience art in a wide variety of media, in the spaces where the artists live and work.



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Theatre and Performance

(in)Sites // September 16 to October 20 // more info
A new site-specific performance series that will open up dialogues around the relationship between performance, site, and contemporary art practices. Performances, talks, workshops, and film screenings at spaces across town.

 

(in)Sites Performance Series

(in)Sites Performance Series

Hong Kong Exile: NINEEIGHT & Room 2048 // September 21 // Market Hall // more info
The acclaimed multidisciplinary performance group create performances “through a haze of high tech multimedia projection, light, sound, and dance.”

 

Two Short One Acts by F. Scott Fitzgerald // September 21 to 23 // Theatre on King // more info
Featuring Porcelain and Pink, Mr. Icky, by the acclaimed Jazz Age-era American writer.

 

Citiots Improv // September 22 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Monthly comedy improv show featuring the local troupe with an eight-year history, plus special guests.

 

Dracula // September 22 to October 8 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale by Stephen Dietz. “Promises to be a very intense and frightening experience.”

 

Homosexual Panic, part of Act On It! at Catalina's

Homosexual Panic, part of Act On It! at Catalina’s

Homosexual Panic! // September 23 // Catalina’s // more info
Comedian Elvira Kurt’s provocative and hilarious cabaret show. Part of Mysterious Entity’s Act On It! Pride Party, also featuring a live band and DJ dance party.

 

(in)Sites: Woven Wires // September 23 // Artspace // more info
Indigenous artists Vanessa Dion Fletcher and Pearl Salas share their manifestoes, exploring oral tradition and personal narratives.

 

Unholy // September 24 // Market Hall // more info
A staged reading of Diane Flacks’ play about four women from very different backgrounds facing off in a provocative and hilarious battle of wits.

 

Crime City at Theatre on King

Crime City at Theatre on King

(in)Sites: Pushing It // September 27 // Del Crary Park, Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Becky Welter-Nolan pushes a six-foot textile boulder around Del Crary and through the AGP in an exploration of site and labour.

 

Settle This Thing Live // September 29 // Theatre on King // more info
A new monthly event where married comedians Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis ask the audience to help solve their marital disputes

 

Crime City // September 30 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.



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Film

Their Finest // September 11 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2016 comedy-drama about a team tasked with making a morale-boosting film during the Dunkirk evacuation.

 

Their Finest at Galaxy Cinemas

Their Finest at Galaxy Cinemas

Whose University is it Anyway? // September 13 // 8pm // The Trend, Traill College // more info
Mark Wright and James Motluk’s 2003 film about the sale of Trent’s downtown colleges. Discussion to follow.

 

(in)Sites: Aki – Five Short Films about Place // September 16 // Location TBA, Curve Lake First Nation // more info
Films connecting to specific places within the territory of the Michi Saagiig (Misssissauga) Nishinaabeg, highlighting the connection we have to the land.

 

The Wedding Plan // September 18 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2016 Israeli film about an Orthodox Jewish bride-to-be dumped by her fiancé.

 

Literary Arts

Deconstructing Borders/Community Healing // September 8 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A night of spoken word and poetry. Part of the Borderless Music & Arts Festival.

 

The Wedding Plan at Galaxy Cinemas

The Wedding Plan at Galaxy Cinemas

Heart Harvest // September 14 // 7pm // more info
An evening of soul-centered music and poetry, featuring Kayla Fraser, Fraser McDonald, Dana Salahub, Chantal Glo, and Brian Paul DG.

 

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids // September 17 // Market Hall // more info
An open-mic evening of people reading poetry, journals, book reports, and more they wrote as kids. An internationally popular series, coming to Peterborough.

 

Peterborough Comic-Con // September 24 // Evinrude Arena // more info
Nerds and geeks unite for a day of comic books, games, movies, and more.

 

Keyboards! // September 24 // 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.

 

Women Write Across Genre // September 25 // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
Writers reading featuring Carole Giangrande, Fiona Campbell, Tapanga Koe, Hilary Wear, and moderator Ursula Pflug.

 

September Slam // September 28 // 7:3pm // The Spill // more info
A monthly event by the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective, also featuring an open mic and guest feature poet.

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock is Editor-in-Chief and co-Publisher of Electric City Magazine. He is a Peterborough-born freelance writer and editor who has covered Peterborough music and culture since 2012, first on Electric City Live and now in its magaziney successor.