Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in November 2018.
For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.
Nature’s Splendor // Ongoing to November 11 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Works about the natural world.
Inspired Mud // Ongoing to November 15 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
The inaugural juried exhibition by the artists and artisans of the Kawartha Potters Guild.
Closing reception November 15 at 7pm.
Glimmers of the Radiant Real // Ongoing 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 // Ongoing to January 6 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
In this new series of nine works, van Rijn experiments with representation, abstraction, and medium.
First Friday Art Crawl // November 2 // 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.
ARTISANity Show and Sale // November 2 to 4 // Knights of Columbus Hall // more info
Showcasing the best artisan craft of Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Discover exquisite locally handmade gifts for the holiday season and artistic home decor.
Coupling // November 2 to 24 // Star X // more info
Works by Sarah Gibeault, a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from representational to abstract with a studio practice composed of drawing, painting, sound, sculpture, and performance.
Opening reception November 2 at 6pm.
Mutant Happy, Mutant Sad // November 2 to 24 // Star X // more info
Works by Mara Eagle, an American artist based in Montreal working in a wide range of media including sound, video, sculpture, performance, and collage.
Opening reception November 2 at 6pm.
Andrew Cripps // November 2 to 24 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
A collection of new paintings by Andrew Cripps, which explore personal experiences, his interpretation of them, and the journey into colour, shape, and space.
Cause I Work So Hard to Make it Everyday // November 2 to December 15 // Artspace // more info
A large-scale multimedia work by Melissa General inspired by a cassette recording of the artist and her cousins as children, she listened through the old cassettes of playing, singing and giggling.
Paolo Fortin // November 2 to December 22 // Evans Contemporary // more info
A showing of works by gallery owner Paolo Fortin, whose practice draws upon the arbitrary absorption of images in our daily lives, and speaks of the ethereal impressions, and sentiment that surround our existence.
Opening reception November 2 at 6pm.
Theatre and Performance
Art For Awareness Does Broadway // November 3 // Market Hall // more info
A musical “fun-raiser,” featuring Broadway entertainment performed by some of Peterborough and the surrounding area’s best performers.
Unexploded Ordnance // November 8 to 11 // Theatre on King // more info
A one-man journey through the Great War, incorporating theatre, live music, dance, and the radical DADA art movement. An original work by Ryan Kerr.
The Thank You Canada Tour // November 9 // Memorial Centre // more info
A figure skating show featuring many of the titans of Canadian figure skating, including Elvis Stojko, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, and many more.
Shrek The Musical // November 9 to 17 // Showplace // more info
The St. James Players present a stage adaptation of the animated movie, brought to life by the wonderful local performers of Peterborough.
Prelude to a Kiss // November 9 to 24 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
In this funny and thought-provoking romantic comedy, set mainly in 1980s New York City, Peter and Rita fall in love at first sight, but their fairy-tale romance takes an unusual turn when they meet a mysterious old man
Murder on McDonnel 3 // November 16 // McDonnel Street Activity Centre // more info
A murder mystery luncheon presented by the players of the Theatre on King. An annual tradition.
Reunited: Improv at TTOK // November 17 // Theatre on King // more info
Many members of the dearly departed Citiots Improv troupe reunite for a night of silliness.
A Charlie Brown Christmas // November 20 // Memorial Centre // more info
A fresh take on the Christmas classic, brought to stage with all the original music and more.
Arcadia // November 25 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A reading of Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed and sparklingly witty play about the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty.
Foley’s East Cost Pub // November 25 // Showplace // more info
Hugh Foley tells stories of Canadian history and humour between songs that transport you East to our maritime provinces for two hours of light-hearted East Coast fun!
Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland // November 25 // Memorial Centre // more info
A concert and visual experience where audiences will journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and holiday cheer that is Wonderland.
Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure // November 27 to 28 // Memorial Centre // more info
A highly interactive family-friendly stage adaptation of the Canadian children’s show.
Cottagers and Indians // November 28 to 29 // Market Hall // more info
Curve Lake writer Drew Hayden Taylor’s hit play about the fight over wild rice on Pigeon Lake. Now touring across Canada.
Artist talk November 14 at 7:30pm. Post-show q&a following performances.
Nutcracker Ballet // November 29 // Showplace // more info
Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic is brought to life by Bengt Jörgen of Ballet Jörgen.
Peterborough Comedy Club // November 30 // Market Hall // more info
A showcase of stand-up comedy that features some of Canada’s top comedians from comedy clubs across Canada.
Latin American Film Festival // November 2 to 3 // Sadleir House // more info
Featuring films selected by the Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club, as well as panel discussions.
The Wife // November 5 // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
A marital crisis strikes as a couple heads to Stockholm so the husband can accept a Nobel Prize. Part of the MUSE Film Series.
Harold and Maude // November 7 // Market Hall // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the cult black comedy classic about a young man entering a relationship with a 79-year-old woman.
Norman // November 14 // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the 2016 American/Israeli political drama starring Richard Gere and Lior Ashkenazi.
Mystery Science Night: The Final Sacrifice // November 14 // more info
Theatre on King // Screening the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version of the “truly awful” 1990 Canadian adventure film.
The Children Act // November 19 // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
A judge (Emma Watson) must decide on a case involving a teenager refusing a blood transfusion on religious reasons. Part of the MUSE Film Series.
The Cow // November 21 // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the 1969 Iranian film that helped launch the Iranian New Wave of cinema.
Sunset Boulevard // November 28 // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the Billy Wilder film noir classic about the seedy relationship between a failed screenwriter and a faded Hollywood starlet.
Orchestra and Choir
Romantik // November 3 // Showplace // more info
The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra kicks off an emotional season with the expansive musical storylines of two Russian composers: Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Yuletide Cheer // November 24 // Emmanuel United Church // more info
The Peterborough Singers’ annual Christmas concert, featuring guests Venabrass and Ian Sadler on organ.
An evening of readings // November 3 // Theatre on King // more info
Featuring Peterborough writer T.E. (Tim) Wilson, launching his new book Wild Dogs of Mexico; as well as Sally Barnes, Bill Conall, and Mona Knight.