What’s On in the Arts: February 2018

Celia Neubauer: Affect of Gravity at the Art Gallery of Peterborough
Celia Neubauer: Affect of Gravity at the Art Gallery of Peterborough
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in February 2018.

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

Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Orchestra and Choir // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops

 

Visual Art

Student Art Show // Ongoing to February 15 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
Featuring works by Art School of Peterborough students.

 

The Beauty of Stillness at Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio

The Beauty of Stillness at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

hochelaga rock // Ongoing to February 17 // Artspace // more info
Hannah Claus explores the fluidity of Indigenous knowledge and time, and the constraints imposed by Western structures.

 

The Beauty of Stillness // Ongoing to February 25 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Traditional still life compositions and interiors of rooms and buildings presented as still life, by gallery members.

 

Dr. Roberta Bondar: The Light in the Land – The Nature of Canada // Ongoing to April 8 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
The Canadian astronaut and artist continues to explore the planet she viewed from space in photography.

 

Celia Neubauer: Affect of Gravity // Ongoing to April 8 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Compositions reflecting the artist’s understandings of printmaking, Japanese calligraphy, and landscape painting.

 

Fallon Simard with jes sachse - Been Here So Long at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Fallon Simard with jes sachse – Been Here So Long at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Land Dreams: From the Permanent Collection // Ongoing to April 8 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A range of works in different media featuring people-less landscapes taken from the AGP’s permanent collection.

 

Fallon Simard with jes sachse: Been Here So Long // Ongoing to April 8 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A collaborative modern work exploring strategies for PTSD and continuance in the struggle of survival.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // February 2 // more info
The monthly event, featuring art openings across downtown, to keep you buzzing throughout the evening. Events at Evans Contemporary, Coeur Nouveau, Star X, ACME, Black Honey, Artspace, Watson and Lou, Meta4, and Creating Space, as well as a Dopewolf DJ set and dance party in Bankers Common.

 

Open House // February 2 // Creating Space // more info
The first open house for the new maker space and art hive, featuring an exhibition of recent work by artist Kevin T. Gallagher.

 

Catherine Telford-Keogh: Source Supplements at Evans Contemporary

Catherine Telford-Keogh: Source Supplements at Evans Contemporary

Catherine Telford-Keogh: Source Supplements // February 2 to 24 // Evans Contemporary // more info
A new sculptural work by the Toronto artist exploring the coffee table as a terrain for invitation.
Opening reception February 2 at 6pm.

 

Catherine Telford-Keogh: Look Inside and You Will Find Me – A Five Minute Body Scan // February 2 to 24 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
A screening of Telford’s video work about exploring and scanning other people’s bodies.
Opening reception February 2 at 6pm.

 

Brian Nichols: The Personal Made Public // February 2 to 24 // Star X // more info
Silk-screened images, linocuts, photo transfer, assemblage, textiles, pastels and acrylic and oil paint on wood and canvas.
Opening reception February 2 at 6pm.

 

Elayne Windsor and Joe Stable // February 2 to 24 // ACME Art and Sailboat Company // more info
Two new exhibits by local artists.
Opening reception February 2 at 6pm.

 

Teresa Mailath & Margaret Hamilton // February 10 // 6pm // Revive Hair Lounge // more info
See nature at its finest with these ladies. Margaret captures nature beautifully in her photographs. Teresa produces gorgeous art flies.



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Theatre and Performance

Tuneless Humming // February 1 // Theatre on King // more info
A new play by Amy Cummings and the Motley Collective using staccato movements and minimal language to convey raw emotionality.

 

If Truth Be Told // February 11 // Market Hall // more info
New Stages presents a staged reading of Beverley Cooper’s play about an internationally celebrated writer dealing with deep resentment in her home community.

 

Cirque-lesque at Market Hall

Cirque-lesque at Market Hall

Cirque-lesque // February 14 // Market Hall // more info
A dazzling circus burlesque show featuring aerial acrobatics, dance, and fire spinning performed by Peterborough’s sexiest (and silliest) weirdos.

 

Beauty and the Beast // February 14 to 17 // Showplace // more info
St. Peter Catholic Secondary School presents a production of the Broadway musical based on Disney’s classic tale of slightly weird love.

 

Small Dance for a Small Space Festival // February 15 to 17 // Theatre on King // more info
The annual festival presenting a range of short new works by local dancers and choreographers designed for TTOK’s small stage.

 

Mouthpiece // February 23 // Market Hall // more info
Public Energy presents this work by the Quote Unquote Collective that combines dance, theatre, and a capella music as two women try to find their voice.

 

The Cripple of Inishmaan // February 23 to March 10 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
What happens to a small island community in Ireland in 1934 when a Hollywood company arrives to make a movie?

 

Mouthpiece at Market Hall

Mouthpiece at Market Hall

Settle This Thing Live // February 23 // 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.

 

Frozen in Time // February 24 // Showplace // more info
Join the Snow Queen and her friends as they retell the story of their magical journey through a winter adventure.

 

August, Osage County // February 25 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A workshop performance of Tracy Letts’ black comedy about a dysfunctional family gathering after the disappearance of their patriarch.

 

Showcase 2018 // March 4 // Showplace // more info
The annual show by the students of the Premiere Studio of Dance.

 

Orchestra and Choir

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: Paris Bustle & Blues // February 3 // 7:30pm // Showplace // more info
Let the rhythms of Ravel and Gershwin carry you away to the jazzy streets of 1920s Paris.

 

Peterborough Pop Ensemble: Spotlight – Songs of Stage and Screen // February 10 // 2pm // Market Hall // more info
Experience the glorious songs from iconic musicals and films of Broadway and Hollywood.

 

Peterborough Singers: Greatest Hits // February 24 // 2pm // Emmanuel United Church // more info
A celebration of 25 years of the Singers, with some of their favourite songs from the past quarter decade.



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Film

LEGO Batman // February 2 // 2pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info
It’s Batman, it’s LEGO, it’s good stuff. A special family screening for the PA Day.

 

The Radius Project at Market Hall

The Radius Project at Market Hall

The Radius Project // February 3 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The premiere of Michael Hurcomb’s new documentary exploring what exactly makes Peterborough such a special city for music.

 

Fishing with John Marathon // February 7 // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
Screening the surreal TV series where John Lurie goes fishing with famous friends like Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, and Willem Dafoe.

 

They Live and Escape from New York // February 7 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society presents a double feature of 1980s John Carpenter action sci-fi classics.

 

They Live at Sadleir House

They Live at Sadleir House

The Divine Order // February 12 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the film about the fight for women’s suffrage in 1970s Switzerland.

 

A Better Man // February 13 // 7pm // Whetung Theatre, Fleming College // more info
A film that shifts the conversation about violence against women. Free film night and panel discussion.

 

Date Night and a Movie at the Library // February 14 // 7pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info
A fancy-shmancy screening of Casablanca, right in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

Pariah // February 14 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents Dee Rees’ 2011 film about a 17-year-old black woman embracing her identity as a lesbian.

 

Great Great Great // February 15 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
The 2017 Canadian indie drama about a relationship that’s just… fine. Actor and director q&a to follow.

 

Mystery Science Night: Laserblast // February 19 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info
The Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version of the 1978 sci-fi movie about a teenager loner on a murderous rampage with an alien laser cannon.

 

Pariah at Artspace

Pariah at Artspace

The Leisure Seeker // February 26 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents Paolo Virzì’s 2017 road movie featuring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren.

 

Hairspray // February 28 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents John Waters’ camp classic about a “pleasantly plump” teenage girl and her rise to stardom.

 

Literary Arts

 

Peterborough Storytellers // February 15 // 7pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info
Listen to master storytellers weave together traditional tales and modern adventures.

 

Mitsi (the words) with Norma Dunning // February 15 // 7:30pm // Bagnani Hall, Trent University // more info
Part of the North at Trent 2018 Lecture Series. She will be speaking about the complexities of being an Indigenous woman writer, publishing with a non-Indigenous press.

 

Book & Zine Fest // February 24 // 10am // Artspace // more info
The annual festival showing off zines, comics, letterpress prints, small presses, woodcuts, screenprints, handmade books, and more.

 

Book & Zine Fest at Artspace

Book & Zine Fest at Artspace

Keyboards! // February 25 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live poetry-writing performance by Justin Million and his Smith Corona Electra 110.

 

Workshops

Paint Party with Spirits and Splatters // February 6 // 6:30pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info

 

Girls Night Out // February 9 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Family Improvisation with Bruce Hunter & Erica Wood // February 19 // 10am // Theatre on King // more info

 

Family Clay // February 19 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Writing your Resume Workshop // February 26 // 7:30pm // Theatre on King // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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