What’s On in the Arts: April 2018

Your complete guide to the month in Peterborough visual art, theatre, orchestra and choir, film, literary arts, and workshops

Theoretical Stellar Remnants, this month at Evans Contemporary
Theoretical Stellar Remnants, this month at Evans Contemporary
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in April 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

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.

 

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt // Ongoing to April 16 // Artspace // more info
Frei Njootli utilizes a radical, land-based artistic practice working with sounds, dust, grease, and power tools.

 

SPARK Photo Festival

SPARK Photo Festival

SPARK Photo Festival // April 1 to 30 // more info
Peterborough’s annual celebration of photography, with exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and more across Peterborough and beyond. See website for a full list of events.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // April 6 // 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, Christensen, Artspace, the Garnet, Watson and Lou, Creating Space, Lett Architects, Meta4, Studio in the Attic, and Black Honey, plus music and film in Bankers Common.

 

From Here to There: Creations, Connections & Continents // April 6 // Creating Space // more info
Mixed-media works by Myris Rei Solas inspired by the artists’ experiences of nature both in Canada and Uganda.

 

Unfurling and Spark // April 6 to 27 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
An exhibition of Peterborough artist Anne Renouf’s mixed-media abstract landscape and tree images on canvas, paper and birch panel; and Corin Ford Forrester’s digital photography.
Opening reception April 6 at 6pm.

 

From Here to There, this month at Creating Space

From Here to There, this month at Creating Space

Theoretical Stellar Remnants // April 6 to 28 // Evans Contemporary // more info
The debut exhibition of the intangible, and opaque collective, Open Cluster CR-50. Showcasing elusive, text and symbol based paintings.
Opening reception April 6 at 6pm.

 

Kevin Buckle // April 6 to 28 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
New paintings by gallery member artist Kevin Buckle
Opening reception April 6 at 6pm.

 

Connie Van Rijn // April 6 to 28 // Star X // more info
A gallery takeover by artist-in-residence Connie Van Rijn. The foyer gallery space will present new artwork by Keene artist Jane LowBeer.
Opening reception April 6 at 6pm.

 

CIRQ // April 14 // 6pm // Princess Gardens // more info
The Art School of Peterborough’s 22nd annual art auction, featuring works by over 30 local and nation-wide artists.

 

The Artisan Fair // May 5 // 10am // Mark Street United Church // more info
Art and handcrafted treasures for your shopping pleasure. Get your Mother’s Day shopping done with local artisans.



Advertise with Electric City Magazine


Theatre and Performance

Snowangels & The Lion’s Roar // April 6 to 7 // Market Hall // more info
Public Energy presents a new dance work (and an old one) by renowned Indian-Canadian choreographer Deepti Gupta.

 

Three Short Beckett Plays // April 19 to 21 // Theatre on King // more info
Including performances of A Piece of a Monologue, Footfalls, and Play.

 

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches // April 22 // Market Hall // more info
A staged reading of Tony Kushner’s expansive play about identity, love, and death in 1980s Reagan America.

 

Lindsay Luke Adam Adam Dan Sarah, this month at Theatre on King

Lindsay Luke Adam Adam Dan Sarah, this month at Theatre on King

Settle This Thing Live // April 27 // 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.

 

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure // April 27 to 29 // St James United Church // more info
The St James Players present their spring show: a musical version of the family classic.

 

The Addams Family // April 27 to May 12 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A new musical comedy about everyone’s favourite nightmare family.

 

Lindsay Luke Adam Adam Dan Sarah // April 28 // Theatre on King // more info
The second performance by Peterborough’s new sketch troupe, featuring a number of veteran local comedy performers.

 

Six Characters in Search of an Author // April 29 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A play reading of Luigi Pirandello’s absurdist play about play rehearsal interrupted by a group of fictional characters.

 

Orchestra and Choir

Peterborough Pop Ensemble: Hip to the Groove // April 28 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
A tribute to the pop music of the 1960s and 70s, and the indelible mark it left on music and our culture.

 

Peterborough Singers: Mendelssohn’s Elijah // May 5 // 7:30pm // Emmanuel United Church // more info
One sublime chorus after another, false gods, drought, the voices of angels, bolts of lightning. Mendelssohn’s Elijah is full of Old Testament fire and brimstone and will guarantee an evening of exquisite music.



Advertise with Electric City Magazine


Film

The Disaster Artist & The Room // April 4 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society presents a double bill of the Tommy Wiseau film widely considered to be one of the worst films of all time, and the James Franco film about its production.

 

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool // April 9 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 film about a man falling for an aging film star in 1970s Liverpool.

 

Get Out, this month at Market Hall

Get Out, this month at Market Hall

C’est La Vie! // April 16 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 French comedy about a wedding where everything goes wrong.

 

Last Beer at the Pig’s Ear // April 23 // 7pm and 9:15pm // Market Hall // more info
Community fundraiser screenings for the locally produced documentary about the beloved and recently closed venue the Pig’s Ear Tavern.

 

Get Out // April 25 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The Trent Film Society presents Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning social horror/comedy film about the horrors of white people.

 

Literary Arts

Peterborough Storytellers: Wit & Whimsy // April 5 // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
An evening of tales drawn from history and folklore, including stories of iconic Peterborough pioneers Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie.

 

Linden McIntyre, appearing this month as part of the Lakefield Literary Festival Spring Celebration

Linden McIntyre, appearing this month as part of the Lakefield Literary Festival Spring Celebration

Lakefield Literary Festival Spring Celebration // April 9 // 7:30pm // Lakefield United Church (Lakefield, ON) // more info
Governor General Award winner Steven Heighton and Giller winner Linden MacIntyre, in conversation with award-winning broadcaster Joanna Schneller.

 

Keyboards! // April 29 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live poetry-writing performance by Justin Million and his Smith Corona Electra 110, with special visiting guest poets JC Bouchard, JM Francheteau, Meghan Harrison, Montreal.

 

Workshops

Drop-in Animation Workshop with Daniel Crawford // April 6 // 7:30pm // Studio in the Attic // more info

 

Introduction to Kathak Dance with Deepti Gupta // April 7 // 1:30pm // Market Hall // more info

 

Family Clay // April 14 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Introducing Printmaking with Jeffrey Macklin, this month at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Introducing Printmaking with Jeffrey Macklin, this month at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Weaving Workshop // April 14 // 2pm // Creating Space // more info

 

Girls Night Out // April 14 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

The Next Step: Watercolours with Steven Vero // April 15 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Introducing Printmaking with Jeffrey Macklin // April 22 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Perception/Exploration: Material Exploration and Seeing with Connie van Rijn // April 29 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Joy of Bob #8 // April 30 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on RedditEmail this to someone
Fields marked with an * are required
Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock is Editor-in-Chief 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.