What’s On in the Arts: July 2018

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

Interactions at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio
Interactions at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in July 2018.

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

 

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

 

Visual Art

Tsēmā Igharas: future generations // Ongoing to July 14 // Artspace // more info
Exploring the role of Indigenous futurity as a tool of survival and survivance, combining Tāłtān and Western cultural objects and materials.

 

Interactions // Ongoing to July 15 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Explore the relationship between all things. Everything is relative: size, colour, texture, value, nature vs human…

 

Rod Mireau: Signs of Life at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Rod Mireau: Signs of Life at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Rod Mireau: Signs of Life // Ongoing to October 3 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Sculptures that balance organic and manufactured materials, exploring the edges between the industrial and the natural.

 

Selections: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour // Ongoing to October 3 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A preview of the annual event, showing works by over 30 local and area artists.

 

Ivan Eyre: Peeling // Ongoing to October 3 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Eyre is known for his paintings and sculpture that utilize highly complex spatial structures and fragmentations.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // July 6 // more info
The monthly event, featuring art openings across the downtown galleries, plus workshops and other special events at local bars and shops, to keep you buzzing throughout the evening.

 

Simon Benedict: *blip // July 6 to 28 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Working with video, sound, performance, and still images, Benedict repurposes existing audiovisual material and archival documents to explore our relationship with various forms of fictional and non-fictional narratives, and how they impact our interpretation of unmediated reality.
Opening reception July 6 at 6pm.

 

Stan Olthuis // July 6 to 28 // Star X // more info
New sculpture and paintings by Toronto artist Stan Olthuis.
Opening reception July 6 at 6pm.

 

Ann Jaeger // July 6 to 28 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
New work by Peterborough artist, writer, set designer and arts advocate Ann Jaeger.
Opening reception July 6 at 6pm.



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Theatre and Performance

Crow Hill: The Telephone Play // July 3 to 28 // 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook, ON) // more info
Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow’s play about the first telephone lines brought to the Millbrook area returns to the 4th Line stage.

 

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune // July 6 to 14 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
The romantic and comedic tale of two lonely, middle-aged people slowly beginning to reveal themselves over the course of an evening.

 

Tip Your Queens // July 7 // Retro’s e-Sports Bar // more info
Retro’s first-ever drag show, with video games, laughing, dancing, and more. Hosted by Ms. Dixie Q.

 

One Earth // July 13 to 14 // Rotary Park // more info
Art For Awareness creates an outdoor presentation of dance, music, storytelling, and visual art inspired by the elements.

 

Film

Hanksfest // July 6 to 31 // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
A month-long celebration of the films of Tom Hanks, screening a different movie each week: A League of Their Own, Big, Apollo 13, and Forrest Gump.

 

Beach Party at Sadleir House

Beach Party at Sadleir House

A Beach Party Pub Night! // July 11 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
Trent Film Society presents a double bill of beachy movies: 1963’s Beach Party and 1959’s Gidget.

 

How to Marry a Millionaire // July 20 to 25 // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
Cineplex’s Classic Film Series presents the 1953 comedy starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacal (damn).

 

The Voices // July 25 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
Trent Film Society presents the 2014 black comedy about a man whose pets start talking to him – and then things get weird(er).



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Literary Arts

Book Launch for Antilia // July 5 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info
Come celebrate as Kate Story launches her debut fantasy novel Antilia: Sword and Song.

 

Kate Story's Antilla launch at Theatre on King

Kate Story’s Antilla launch at Theatre on King

Storytime in the Park // July 10 to August 14 // 10:30am // various locations // more info
Throughout the summer, the Peterborough Public Library will be popping up at parks across the city every Tuesday for “the ultimate storytime experience.”

 

Lakefield Literary Festival // July 13 to 15 // Lakefield, ON // more info
The celebrated literary festival returns, with a full weekend of readings and craft talks.

 

Jeff Pinkney // July 18 // 10:30am // Peterborough Public Library // more info
The award-winning local author of Soapstone Signs and Soapstone Porcupine visits the library for a writer’s workshop for children.

 

Cameron Anstee // July 21 // 6pm // The Garnet // more info
A reading by the Ottawa poet known for his minimalist micro-poetry. Also featuring local poet Justin Million.

 

Summer Open Stage Series // July 26 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Peterborough Poetry Slam hosts an open stage for slam poetry and spoken word.

 

Keyboards! // July 29 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
Live-writing event, by Justin Million of the Show and Tell Poetry Series and his Smith-Corona Electra 110 typewriter.

 

Workshops

Instagram Bootcamp // July 10 // 6:30pm // Watson and Lou // more info

 

Pottery 1 Flex Clay // Wednesdays starting July 11 // 6:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Woodworking 101: Spoon Carving at Watson and Lou

Woodworking 101: Spoon Carving at Watson and Lou

Summer Succulent Centrepiece // July 11 and 12 // 6:30pm // Watson and Lou // more info

 

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

 

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

 

Podcasting 101 // July 20 // 4pm // Sadleir House // more info

 

Bring a Friend Night // July 20 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Woodworking 101: Spoon Carving // July 24 // 6:30pm // Watson and Lou // more info

 

Weaving Workshop // July 30 // 1:30pm // Creating Space // more info

 

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