What’s On in the Arts: August 2018

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

Rod Mireau - Signs of Life at Art Gallery of Peterborough
Rod Mireau - Signs of Life at Art Gallery of Peterborough
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in August 2018.

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

 

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

 

Visual Art

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 at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Selections: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour at Art Gallery of Peterborough

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.

 

Figuratively Speaking // August 8 to September 9 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A show of figurative works and portraits.
Opening reception August 12 at 1pm.



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Theatre and Performance

The Ladies Foursome // August 3 to 11 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship inspired by the popular play The Foursome and written by Norm Foster.

 

The Ladies Foursome at Peterborough Theatre Guild

The Ladies Foursome at Peterborough Theatre Guild

Who Killed Snow White? // August 6 to 25 // 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook, ON) // more info
The world premiere of Judith Thompson’s new play about the impact of cyberbullying, inspired by real-world events.

 

Variety Night // August 16 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Featuring performances by The Kitten Academy, Daniel Smith, Jeff Curtis, and Personal Best. Part of the Quality of Life Festival.

 

Pulse of India // August 17 // Peterborough Square // more info
Public Energy presents an evening of Indian dance.

 

Film

Over the Edge // August 1 // 8pm // Evans Contemporary // more info
With only a recreation center to distract them, the teenagers in a drab planned community turn to drugs and delinquency. Part of the Quality of Life festival.

 

Over the Edge at Evans Contemporary

Over the Edge at Evans Contemporary

The Burbs // August 8 // 8pm // Evans Contemporary // more info
An overstressed suburbanite becomes convinced the new family on the block are part of a satanic cult. Part of the Quality of Life festival.

 

The Matrix // August 15 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
Trent Film Society screams the Wachowskis’ revolutionary 1999 sci-fi film about how it’s all in your head, maaan.

 

I Like Killing Flies // August 15 // 8pm // Evans Contemporary // more info
A documentary about a restaurant in pre-gentrification Greenwich Village, and the eccentric man who runs it. Part of the Quality of Life festival.

 

Our Robocop Remake // August 29 // 8pm // Evans Contemporary // more info
A bizarro crowd-sourced remake of 1987’s Robocop, made by 55 filmmakers and including puppets, animations, and other assorted nonsense. Part of the Quality of Life festival.



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Literary Arts

Rubacha and Clayton Double Launch // August 5 // 7pm // The Garnet // more info
Peterborough poet and bird, buried press boss Elisha Rubacha and Ottawa poet Conyer Clayton will be launching their new poetry chapbooks at this event!

 

Peterborough Poetry Slam // August 23 // 7:30pm // Evans Contemporary // more info
The monthly poetry slam and open mic moves to temporary new digs, as part of the Quality of Life festival.

 

Final! Keyboards! // August 26 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
After almost three years of monthly shows, this will be the final installment of KEYBOARDS!, Justin Million’s live poetry-typewriting event.

 

Workshops

Giant Paper Flower Workshop // August 1 // 6pm // Watson & Lou // more info

 

Learn How to Use a Drum Machine with Garbageface // August 2 // 5pm // Evans Contemporary // more info

 

Kawartha Potters Guild

Kawartha Potters Guild

Wheat Pasting Workshop // August 9 // 5pm // Evans Contemporary // more info

 

Girls Night Out // August 17 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Family Clay // August 18 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Bring A Friend Night // August 18 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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