October 22 to October 29
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Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday October 5, 7-9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The exhibit is on display October 3 - November 27, 2017. Artists’ Statement: Contemporary Realism - my primary subject matter is the land and what goes on around the land; but also what goes on around the farm and house. In the paintings you could…


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Arts Place presents the work of well-known Niagara photographer, Divino Mucciante, Divino began his training as a professional photographer in 1970, spending several years working for some of the finest photographers in Canada and gaining experience in portrait, wedding, advertising, commercial and corporate photography. As a result, he earned seve…


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A dynamic performance exploring the experiences of the people who dreamed of and built Niagara’s Welland Canal, from William Hamilton Merritt to the present day.  Told through story, music, movement and video, this visually arresting theatre piece embodies our local history and animates the mayhem, tragedies and triumphs of this national…


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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library present author Adam Shoalts, just back from his 5-month, 4,000 KM journey alone across Canada’s Arctic journey. We invite the community to celebrate with Adam as he launches A History of Canada in 10 Maps: The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps. Local author, explorer and adventure…


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Singer-songwriter and musicologist Benoît LeBlanc balances the traditions of Quebecois folk and Louisiana creole with sharp precision and delicate steadiness. LeBlanc will be joined by Niagara-native and masterful guitar player, Christine Bougie, and Felicity Williams (from Bahamas) for a rich afternoon of french music!


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Cohen, Arden, Mitchell, Tyson, Adams, Young, McLachlan, Lightfoot – what riches! Across the country, across decades, great Canadian artists distill the essence of this country, filtered through individual experience and genius. Their iconic music and poetic lyrics sweep you on a journey from sea to sea to sea, exploring the cultural depth and div…


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Two musical events are coming to The Roselawn Centre in Port Colborne: An Evening of Gospel Music, with special guest artist Karyn Bower, hosted by Big John “T Bone” Little, featuring some of your favourite gospel tunes, and “Green River Revival,” a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, featuring CCR’s most popula…


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On display May 15 to October 31, 2017 An exhibition exploring settlement, immigration and refuge in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Canada’s 150th. Topics include: First Nations, Loyalists, Black History, Irish immigration, Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate refuge, Home Children, Mennonites, Polish soldiers and more.


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“Our Voices” is a look at the heritage and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Iroquois, and Inuit peoples, featuring the art work of Norval Morrisseau! Our Voices opens September 30th at 2pm Welland Historical Museum 140 King Street Welland, ON L3B 3J3 Canada Nos Voix est une célébration de la culture autochtones mettant en vedette l’…


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Our Tuesday Music@Noon series is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation. This free concert series takes places most Tuesdays at noon throughout the academic year. Held in the acoustically excellent Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, our Music@Noon series provides ample opportunities for artists to display their creativity…


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Brock Visual Art student Lisette Costanzo presents an exhibition consisting of paintings, drawings and installations that were inspired La Magaria (Italian for witchcraft), metaphysics, and the divine. Closing reception held on Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017 from 5-10 pm.


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Art Battle is back in St. Catharines! Join us for an amazing night of live competitive painting, connecting St. Catharines to towns and cities around the world through the arts! Painters have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, the audience votes to pick the winner. It’s always new, this is a very inspiring night of cre…


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Feb. 11, 2017 to Feb. 3, 2018 Dance serves many functions, from simple pleasure in movement to religious devotion and ritual. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection at RiverBrink, includes artists’ renderings of dancers and dances in various forms. Among the Canadian examples include early folk dance and Indigenous performances rec…


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February 11, 2017 to February 3, 2018 William Pars’ Portrait of the Young Simcoe (1770-75) is showcased alongside watercolours by Elizabeth Simcoe in this exhibition which celebrates the 1783 Act Against Slavery.  The Act was an important step toward limiting slavery in the Canadas and is considered Simcoe’s most important achievement…


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Opening Spring 2017 The 2003 donation of this portfolio of prints significantly increased the number of works by members of the Group in the RiverBrink collection. The photolithographs, published by Rous & Mann in 1925, were an early project in the history of reproductions of work by Group members in Canada. Image detail: Lawren Harris, Moun…


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September 28 2017 to January 27 2018 The opening of the Welland Ship Canal in 1932 represented the culmination of more than one hundred years of construction of increasingly complex technical and engineering marvels. This exhibition allows visitors to experience the history of canal-building in Niagara as captured by artists working in printmaking…


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Mystery surrounds the death of famed painter Vincent van Gogh in 1890 France. BUFS screens Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theatre, Pen Centre. Tickets are available at the BUFS Box Office Table in the theatre lobby after 6 p.m. on screening nights (cash/cheque only). 



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Mori McCrae Thursday, October 26, 7 pm St. Catharines-based artist Mori McCrae discusses her “pink work”, tactile sculptures of the female form in which she embedded poetry as a means of blending body and voice. Made instinctively and from non-traditional materials including plastics and flocking, McCrae describes the production of this series…


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Two of our country’s most beloved comediennes team up for a comedy double-bill! Both founding members of the award-winning comedy troupe CODCO and stars of the hit sketch show This Hour Has 22 Minutes , these two audience favourites perform some of their best comedic bits, along with up-to-the-minute political satire and their hilarious perspect…


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Award-winning actress, GRAMMY nominee, stunning singer and only child of the late Nina Simone, Lisa Simone handles R&B, neo-soul, jazz and broadway with razor sharp precision.


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On October 26th, the Historical Society of St. Catharines presents “Mapping the Historic Welland Canals One Lock at a Time—My Story, an illustrated talk by Colleen Beard, Map Librarian and Head of the Map, Data & GIS Library at Brock University, describing the Historic Welland Canals Mapping Project that portrays the First, Second, and…


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Hardworking Columbina just wants to enjoy the majestic Wooers’ Woods in peace after a long day’s work, but the greedy business tycoon Pantalone is scheming. When Columbina discovers his plot to build the biggest casino in the world, she knows she must take action. Armed with her wits and her lovesick friends, she aims to set things right in thi…


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New Paintings by Melanie MacDonald 28 October – 10 November 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday 28 October 2-4pm Niagara Artists Centre — Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery 354 St. Paul Street |St.Catharines, Ontario |905-641-0331| www.nac.org Gallery Hours: Wednesday 10AM-5PM Thursday – Saturday NOON-9PM


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Be part of something special this October and November. Three events. Three Saturdays. One exciting program: Reclaiming Cultural Identity. In partnership with the Niagara Regional Native Centre the museum is presenting workshops and talks on Wampum Belts, Indigenous Beadwork in Niagara and Creation Stories. Led by Rick Hill (Beaver Clan of the Tusc…


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Look out - there are “ghoulies and ghosties and crickety little beasties, and things that go bump in the night”! Spooktacular is a Hallowe’en-themed musical extravaganza – could something jump out from behind the tuba? What’s that lurking in the cellos? Children of all ages love the delicious trepidation of the spookiest time of year –…

October 22 to October 29