Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in January 2018.
For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.
Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A career-spanning retrospective of the Windsor photographer’s works.
Public | Private // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Abstract works from several artists exploring site, human organization, and public versus private spaces.
Pushing It // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Becky Welter-Nolan pushes a 200-pound quilted soft-sculpture ‘boulder’ up a hill.
The Winter Show // Ongoing to January 21 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A winter-themed show featuring works by gallery members.
First Friday Art Crawl // January 5 // more info
The monthly event, featuring art openings across downtown, to keep you buzzing throughout the evening.
Peter Barron: The Garden of Earthly Delights // January 5 to 27 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Colourful and explosive images of tangled landscapes by the local artists, where figures seemingly materialize magically.
Opening reception January 5 at 6pm.
hochelaga rock // January 12 to February 17 // Artspace // more info
Hannah Claus explores the fluidity of Indigenous knowledge and time, and the constraints imposed by Western structures.
Opening reception January 12 at 7pm.
Student Art Show // January 14 to February 15 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
Featuring works by Art School of Peterborough students.
Opening reception January 14 at 2pm.
The Beauty of Stillness // January 24 to February 25 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Traditional still life compositions and interiors of rooms and buildings as still life, from gallery members.
Opening reception January 24 at 1pm.
Theatre and Performance
7 Stories // January 12 to 20 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Morris Panych’s powerful play exploring life, death, and everything in between. Presented by the Anne Shirley Theatre Company.
The Maids // January 18 to 20 // Theatre on King // more info
Jean Genet’s infamous play about two maids exploring sadomasochistic rituals involving the “killing” of their mistress.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike // January 19 to February 3 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
The Tony Award-winning Broadway play that riffs on Chekhov’s Russian comedies about family dysfunction.
Jeremy Hotz // January 20 // Showplace // more info
One of Canada’s best and most unique standup comedians.
Lip Synch Battle 2 // January 25 // Theatre on King // more info
Open lip synch competition. Choreography, song choice, and costume will be considered.
Settle This Thing Live // January 26 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly event where married comedians Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis ask the audience to help solve their marital disputes.
Crime City // January 27 // // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.
Shorthanded // January 28 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A play reading of Michael Grant’s comedy about the trials and tribulations of middle-aged men’s lives.
Tuneless Humming // February 1 // Theatre on King // more info
A new play by Amy Cummings.
Who Is Dayani Cristal? // January 15 // 6pm // Sadleir House // more info
A documentary about the death of a Latin-American migrant worker in Arizona. Presented by Trent Oxfam. Discussion to follow.
Best of Banff Mountain Film Fest // January 15 // 7pm // Market Hall // more info
Films about remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures. In support of the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.
Loving Vincent // January 22 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 biographical film about Vincent Van Gogh, animated with paintings in his style.
ReFrame Film Festival // January 25 to 28 // Market Hall, Showplace, The Venue // more info
Peterborough’s annual documentary film festival, featuring dozens of films, mostly with social and political themes, spread across three venues throughout the weekend, as well as evening features: California Typewriter, Modified, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Shiners, and Shut Up and Say Something.
Faces Places // January 29 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 documentary about two artists traveling the French countryside and painting what they see.
Keyboards! // January 28 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live poetry-writing performance by Justin Million and his Smith Corona Electra 110.
Family Sundays // January 7 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Introductory Pole Dancing // 6-week sessions starting week of January 8 // Monocle Centre for the Arts // more info
Pottery 1, 2 & 3; Hand Building // Starting week of January 15 // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
Girls Night Out // January 19 // 8:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
Saturday Art Club // 8-week sessions starting January 20 // 10am // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Resume Workshop // January 22 // 7:30pm // Theatre on King // more info
The Joy of Bob 7 // January 23 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info
Family Clay // January 27 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
Bring a Friend Night // January 27 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info
All images courtesy the artists.