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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.