Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in October 2018.
For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.
Rod Mireau: Signs of Life // Ongoing to October 8 // 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 8 // 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 8 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Eyre is known for his paintings and sculpture that utilize highly complex spatial structures and fragmentations.
Amy Malbeuf: Tensions // Ongoing to October 20 // Artspace // more info
This Métis visual artist uses mediums such as caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video to explore notions of identity, place, language, and ecology.
Curator’s talk October 10 at 7pm.
Driven to Abstraction // Ongoing to October 21 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Abstracting elements from reality or non-objective from the start. Colour fields, colour inter-play, shape, emotion, energy, texture, create a mood or simplify. The boundaries are limitless.
First Friday Art Crawl // October 5 // downtown Peterborough // more info
The downtown galleries and art shops stay open late and premiere new exhibitions, for a range of artistic happenings throughout the evening.
Notes on Plot // October 5 to 27 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Drawings and paintings by Montreal artist Jamie MacAulay that grow out of an interest in landscape, topography, and architecture.
Opening reception October 5 at 6pm.
Jordan Dunlop // October 5 to 27 // Star X // more info
New drawings and paintings by the Peterborough/Toronto artist.
Opening reception October 5 at 6pm.
Justine Bauer // October 5 to 27 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
New work and experimental film by Coeur Nouveau’s summer artist in residence.
Opening reception October 5 at 6pm.
Glimmers of the Radiant Real // October 13 to January 6 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works by a number of artists that explore light: glimmering, gleaming, sparkling, and shining.
Connie van Rijn: Wonder Land // October 13 to January 6 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
In this new series of nine works, van Rijn experiments with representation, abstraction and medium.
Nature’s Splendor // October 24 to November 11 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Works about the natural world.
Opening reception October 28 at 1pm.
Theatre and Performance
Evil Dead The Musical // October 11 to 13 // Market Hall // more info
The hilarious and very bloody adaptation of the classic horror movie returns to Peterborough for a second year.
Space Academy Episode 2 // October 19 // Theatre on King // more info
Episode 2 of Planet 12 Productions’ version of the 1977 Saturday morning sci-fi classic, turned into a 12-part monthly soap.
LLAADS // October 20 // Theatre on King // more info
Monthly sketch show featuring veterans of the local comedy scene.
The Dance Pact // October 17 // Market Hall // more info
A showcase of Peterborough’s best young dance talent, presented by Public Energy.
Chamber Music // October 23 to 27 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
Eight of the most famous women in history come together for an evening of ideas, audacity, and madness.
The Runway Challenge Wearable Art Musical Revue // October 27 // The Mount Community Centre // more info
An annual event, featuring fashions made from found objects around town. Also featuring music by Max’s Cabaret. A fundraiser for Public Energy.
Miss and Madam // October 28 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A reading of the play by Gustavo Ott, a Venezuelan playwright with a long history with the Guild. Ott will be in attendence.
Thank You for Being a Friend // October 30 // Showplace // more info
The Golden Girls are reborn… as puppets. A night full of nostalgia and felt.
Puzzle // October 1 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The life of a buttoned-down suburban woman who loves jigsaw puzzles, takes a turn. Part of the MUSE Film Series.
Suspiria // October 3 // 8:30pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the completely insane Italian giallo horror film about an American woman studying at a German dance academy haunted by witches.
Rocky Horror Picture Show // October 10 // 8:30pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the camp classic musical horror comedy about aliens, mad scientists, and sexual repression.
Stoner Sinema // October 11 // 8:30pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society hosts a double screening of Reefer Madness and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Student Film Screening // October 13 // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
Screening works by Trent students and members of the Peterborough arts community.
The Midwife // October 15 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The 2017 French film about the unlikely friendship between a midwife and her deceased father’s ex-mistress. Part of the MUSE Film Series.
Mystery Science Night: The Final Sacrifice // October 17 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info
Screening Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s version of the truly awful Canadian adventure flick.
Ginger Snaps // October 17 // 8:30pm // Sadleir House // more info
The Trent Film Society screens the Canadian werewolf/puberty horror classic.
Spirit Unforgettable // October 24 // 7pm // Market Hall // more info
A documentary about the tragic and inspiring story of Celtic rock band Spirit of the West, whose lead singer was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
E.M.P. 333 Days // October 25 // 7:30pm // Market Hall // more info
After an EMP blast knocks out electronics in North America, a young girl fights to survive. Filmmaker q&a to follow.
The Bookshop // October 29 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
A free-spirited woman decides to open a bookshop in a small English village. Part of the MUSE Film Series.
Night Of The Living Dead // October 31 // 8pm // Sadleir House // more info
The zombie movie that started it all, presented with a special live soundtrack by local doom rapper Garbageface.
David Adams Richards // October 11 // 7pm // Traill College, Trent University // more info
A reading by the multi-award winning Canadian author (and senator). Part of the Writers Reading series.
Book Launch: I Am a Warrior // October 15 // 7pm // Theatre on King // more info
Barabara Taylor-Mills releases her new book about her journey through cancer.
Dennis Lee // October 17 // 7pm // Traill College, Trent University // more info
A reading by the beloved Canadian author, known for his children’s poetry., Part of the Writers Reading series.
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