Dog adoption and fun fair today
Have you been thinking of adopting a shelter dog? Stop by Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave., this afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. for an Adoption Event and Valentine’s Fun Fair featuring shelter dogs from Cause 4 Paws and Paws Above Rescue. Enjoy Valentine’s treats, kid’s activities, raffles, beautiful shelter dogs, and more at this event hosted by Hearts and Barks.
Steely Dan tribute show at Old Town Hall
Enjoy an evening of classic rock tonight at Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., with Pretzel Logic - The Music of Steely Dan. The 10-piece tribute band — named after Steely Dan’s 1974 third studio album Pretzel Logic — pays homage to the jazz, blues and rock sounds of the popular American duo. Tickets $29.50 (tax included).
Live music Lennon Daniels tonight at Market Brewing
Country singer/songwriter Lennon Daniels performs tonight at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Originally from South Africa, the Stouffville resident released his debut single, the upbeat Break Free in 2018.
Matt Groopie live at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight
Singer/musician Matt Groopie takes the stage tonight at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Thornhill rocker plays an array of instruments including guitar, piano, harmonica and percussion.
Black youth and entrepreneur marketplace
York Region’s first Black-Owned Marketplace takes place at Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by NACCA, a Newmarket association that provides strong leadership for the local black community, in partnership with the Town of Newmarket, this ‘Ulamaa’ event is designed to help African Canadian youth and entrepreneurs successfully build their businesses.
Life Changer Canada networking event
Learn how to be healthy and wealthy with Total Life Changes Life Changer Canada Opportunity and Training event Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Discover how to create a successful home-based business and much more at this free networking day. Lunch included.
Live music Glenn Marais and The Mojo Train
Aurora’s Glenn Marais and The Mojo Train take the stage Saturday, Feb. 8 at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., from 9 to 11:30 p.m. performing songs from their 2017 debut album, covers of classic tunes, and music from their two upcoming 2020 albums. This diverse 5-piece band blends blues, rock, reggae and funk into their high-energy show.
Dave Toms & Brad Jones perform at Cachet Supper Club
Pianist Dave Toms entertains at Cachet Supper Club, 500 Water St., Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. with special guest Brad Jones on guitar and vocals. Enjoy a mix of motown, R&B, classic rock, and more. Reservations recommended.
Ward 1 Winter Carnival
It’s cold out, eh? Bundle up for some outdoor fun at the Ward 1 Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ken Sturgeon Park, 1035 Lockwood Circle. This fun, free community event for all ages presented by Ward 1 Councillor Grace Simon and the Newmarket Youth Leadership Group includes skating, hockey tournament, hockey snapshot challenge, sledding, snow bowling, photo booth, prizes, Beavertails, hot dogs, hot chocolate, snow cones, and more.
Young Artists’ Showcase
Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket presents its Young Artists’ Showcase at Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. featuring Antian Jiang (piano), Alessandro Calicchia (saxophone), Tricia Wrigglesworth (soprano) and the Christine Harrison String Ensemble. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students, $40 family of four. Call 905-953-5122 or go here.
Learn to knit workshop
Always wanted to knit but need someone to show you how? The Learn to Knit class at Unwind Yarn House, 232 Main St. S., on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. is the perfect place to try. Learn basic knitting skills including purling, casting on, casting off, and more so you can start making beautiful handmade items at home. $39 includes materials. To register, call 905-954-1153 or go here.
Feb. 1 to 2
Ed Sheeran tribute show tonight at Old Town Hall
Daniel East brings his Ed Sheeran tribute show to Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., tonight at 7 p.m. performing chart-toppers Shape of You and Perfect plus many more hit songs. The UK entertainer, known for being the ‘closest to the real deal’ for using the loop pedal and guitars that Ed uses instead of backing tracks, will also perform a few of his original songs at this last show on the Canadian tour. Tickets $29 + taxes/fees.
Bernadette Conners live at Market Brewing tonight
Singer/songwriter Bernadette Connors performs tonight at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie S., from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Keswick native has been performing for over two decades since her childhood beginnings alongside her family. Her most recent releases Don’t Forget about Faith and Sleeping Through the Hard Times showcase her signature powerful vocals and intellectual and emotional lyrics.
Live music by Honey Jack tonight at Ten Gallon
Local Newmarket duo Honey Jack perform top 40 hits from a range of musical genres and decades tonight at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr., from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Beginner Weaving Workshop
Want to learn the art of weaving? The beginner workshop Saturday, Feb. 1 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. at Unwind Yarn House, 232 Main St. S. is the perfect time to give it a try. Join weaving expert Michelle from Roving Textiles as she guides you through the techniques and patterns needed to make your own wall hanging. $180 includes all yarns and fibres to complete your project, weaving loom and tools (all handcrafted in Canada from natural maple by Michelle and her father), and an e-book to help you continue weaving at home. Register here.
The Metropolitan Opera in HD at SilverCity
Live at the Met presents Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess conducted by David Robertson at SilverCity, 18195 Yonge St., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12:55 p.m. The ‘folk opera’ tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy and his love for drug-addicted Bess. Previously at the Met in 1990, this new adaptation, co-produced with the English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, was a hit with audiences at its recent London premiere.Tickets at the theatre or here.
Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Create a succulent terrarium for your home and learn how to care for it at the Succulent Terrarium Workshop Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kith Flower & Gift Shop, 1-481 Water St. $85 includes instruction, tools, materials, and snacks. Register here.
Dave Toms tickles the ivories at Cachet Supper Club
Pianist Dave Toms entertains at Cachet Supper Club, 500 Water St., Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. with special guest vocalist Louise Northwood. The pair perform songs by a wide range of artists including Stevie Wonder, Lauren Daigle, The Eagles, Diana Krall, Carole King, The Beatles, and more.
Durham Street rocks Market Brewing
Durham Region quartet, the aptly named Durham Street, brings its Classic Rock Revival show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Singalong to some of your favourite classic rock tunes plus some modern songs while enjoying tasty fresh craft beer.
Bander live at Bar97
From classic rock to contemporary to country, Alliston area’s Bander plays a variety of songs from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s at Bar97 Sports Bar & Grill, 16640 Yonge St., Saturday, Feb. 1 starting at 9 p.m. Fronted by a talented female vocalist, the five group members uniquely take turns on different instruments.
The Heart of Africa: Retracing our History art exhibition
To celebrate Black History Month, The Heart of Africa: Retracing our History-multi media art exhibition is being held at the Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., through Saturday, Feb. 22. The show depicts African Canadian history, identity, culture, and activism through a variety of art forms. Featured artists include photographic artist Adeyemi Adegbesa, and Lego sculptures Ekow Nimako. Admission is free. For gallery hours go to: newmarket.ca/othexhibits
Jan. 25 to 26
Steve Wallace live at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight
Enjoy good time sing-along pub music tonight with Steve Wallace from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr. (formerly Big Daddy’s). The Holland Landing musician plays a wide range of songs from a variety of genres and decades including Billy Joel, The Eagles, Blue Rodeo and Van Morrison.
Oli Graham tonight at Market Brewing Company
Oli Graham brings his pop/folk/acoustic rock cover show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Born and raised in England, Oli has called Newmarket home since 2017.
Connecting Culture Film Series: Birth of a Family
Watch the compelling documentary Birth of a Family at Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Ave., Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Directed by award-winning Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, the movie tells the story of four Indigenous siblings who meet for the first time after being separated as infants during the ‘Sixties Swoop’ that saw 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children adopted into white families or placed in foster care. Admission is free.
Newmarket Card & Comics Show XL Edition
From superheroes and sports stars to Pokemon and Mickey Mouse, the Newmarket Card & Comics Show on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., is your one-stop collectible destination. This XL Edition features vendors from across Ontario selling, buying, and trading the best quality and selection of comic books and trading cards, as well as an artist alley, toy vendors, and photos with superheroes. Admission is a donation to Easter Seals.
Score! Easy Game Time Appetizers Workshop
Are you hosting or attending a Super Bowl party next weekend? Learn how to make snacks that are sure to score a touchdown at an Easy Game Time Appetizers Workshop at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join chef Kim Masko as she shows you how to make simple and delicious munchies, including customized nachos, and dips to serve with vegetables using Craft Chippery seasonings. Register, $20, here. Includes a take-home bag of nachos.
New Rule at Colonel Mustard’s
Simcoe County’s New Rule performs at Colonel Mustard’s Bar & Grill, 16925 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This up-and-coming quartet cover songs by artists such as Adele, Shania Twain, ZZ Top, The Cult, AC/DC, and Alannah Myles.
No Sugar Tonight Tribute to The Guess Who
Fans of Canadian classic rock will not want to miss No Sugar Tonight, a tribute to The Guess Who, Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. This travelling show features an all-Canadian cast of seasoned musicians capturing the authenticity and stage presence of the legendary band. Tickets here.
Robbie Burns Night at Fionn MacCool’s
Commemorate the life of Scottish poet and lyricist Robbie Burns with live music, bagpipes, and a stabbing of the haggis Saturday, Jan. 25 starting at 7 p.m. at Fionn MacCool’s, 17315 Yonge St. Burns is perhaps best known for penning Auld Lang Syne.
Hands-on healthy snacks workshop
Learn how to make snacks that are not only good for you, but simple to prepare at a workshop at HER Place, 482 Queen St., Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join nutrition expert Laura Hearn as she teaches you how to make no-bake chocolate protein bites, chia pudding and granola bars, so you will always have healthy and delicious ready-to-go snacks for you and your family. Sample other snacks (recipes provided) and take home your three creations. All recipes are gluten and dairy free. Tickets $65.
Newmarket NHL Alumni Hockey Game
Watch former NHL legends and local hometown heroes in the 2019-2020 Newmarket NHL Alumni Hockey Game Sunday, Jan. 26 at Ray Twinney Complex, 100 Eagle St., in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This fun-filled event showcases not only exemplary hockey skills, but a lighter side to the game with on-ice pranks and plenty of nostalgia. Doors open at 2 p.m., puck drops at 3. Tickets $20/adults, $15 seniors/children 12 and under, $70/five adult group discount tickets, age three and under free.
Jan. 18 to 19
Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
Join Newmarket Mayor John Taylor and Newmarket council at the New Year’s Levee at Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This all-ages event features outdoor skating, Tim Hortons Express train rides, special lighting effects, live music, DJ, hot chocolate and prizes. Free admission.
Opening reception tonight for Diane Purdie exhibition
The art and life of Newmarket industrial artist Diane Purdie is celebrated with a special exhibition at Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., through Jan. 26. Known as a passionate promoter of arts and culture in the community, this show pays tribute to all aspects of the beloved artist and teacher who passed away in 2018. Opening reception tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring classical pianist Christian Fairchild. Free admission.
Kids Galaxy PJ night
Kids ages 5+ are invited to a fun-filled Galaxy PJ Night tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Main Ideas Studio, 245 Main St. At this drop-off event youngsters will paint a 12’x16’ galaxy canvas or 16 oz mug, then enjoy pizza and a movie. Cost is $30 + tax per painter. To register, call 905-235-1300 or go to www.mainideasstudio.com
Drew Chester takes the stage at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight
Drew Chester brings his alternative/folk/rock sound to Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr. tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Port Credit native plays acoustic guitar and sings a mix of original tunes and popular songs from a variety of musical genres.
The Slocan Ramblers concert at Newmarket Legion
The Newmarket Folk Society presents Canadian bluegrass/folk group The Slocan Ramblers live in concert Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St. Nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for Queen City Jubilee, The Slocans have become renowned for their energetic live shows and outstanding musicianship. Pre-show and intermission refreshments provided by The Maid’s Cottage. Tickets are $25+ service fee.
Beggars by Choice live at Market Brewing
Beggars by Choice bring their high-energy rock show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Milton quartet play a variety of covers from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, The Tragically Hip, The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as some original songs. Try some tasty Brazilian cuisine with Spices and Bites at the pop-up kitchen.
Spend Saturday night with The Kingfishers at Bar97
The Kingfishers perform classic hits and today’s favourites at Bar97 Sports Bar & Grill, 16640 Yonge St., Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. This rock and roll trio, with members from Newmarket, Aurora and Uxbridge, play a wide variety of songs by artists like Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash, and The Kinks.
Love Story Boutique Bridal Show
Check out the latest bridal trends at the Love Story Boutique Bridal Show at Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Dr., Sunday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors, prize giveaways, and more. $5 at the door or pre-register at: https://newmarket.snapd.com/events/view/1289042 by Jan. 17 to receive free admission and be entered into a $250 early bird draw.
Jan. 11 to 12
Josh McCabe live at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill tonight
Josh McCabe takes the stage tonight at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr., from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Port Perry native plays acoustic guitar and sings a wide mix of classic rock and popular music.
Darren Bailey performs at Market Brewing tonight
Darren Bailey brings his solo acoustic show to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Kawartha Lakes resident is known for his authentic interpretations of Canadian artists such as Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and The Tragically Hip, as well as American favourites Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and Steve Earle
The Metropolitan Opera in HD at SilverCity
Live at the Met presents William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s masterpiece Wozzeck (German show with Met titles) conducted by Met director Yannick Nezet-Seguin at SilverCity, 18195 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 11 at 12:55 p.m. Considered one of the most significant operas of the 20th century, Wozzeck is set in the aftermath of the First World War and explores how the evils of society encompass a soldier. Tickets at the theatre or here.
Succulent Terrarium Making 101
Discover how to create a peaceful garden in your own home at Market & Co.’s Succulent Terrarium Making 101 at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Brianna Taggio of Sweet Stems Floral Design will teach you the art of design, practical techniques, and after care for a lasting succulent terrarium. Plants, soil, bowl, organic accents and all materials are included. Register, $74, here.
Randy Brethour and the Hoodoo Too at Market Brewing
Modern meets traditional as Randy Brethour and the Hoodoo Too bring their distinct sound of blues, funk, soul-jazz and ‘60s garage rock to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Since 2016, the Newmarket band has been entertaining audiences at festivals, corporate functions and parties, and released original songs Run Angel Run and The Voodoo Jump on major digital platforms and vinyl in 2018.
The Other Guys live at The Olde Village Free House
Toronto’s The Other Guys perform classic rock hits and other popular songs from the ’70s,’80s and ’90s at The Olde Village Free House, 196 Main St., S., Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This high-energy six-piece band covers songs from artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Blues Brothers, 54-40, Billy Joel, REM, Tom Petty and Tragically Hip.
Interested in learning more about a plant-based diet? Start the new year at the family-friendly Veganuary event at Energy Organic Salon, 16635 Yonge St., Sunday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free workshop hosted by Sweet Pea Sprouts includes a seminar, kids cooking class, and eats and treats. Reserve your spot
Jan. 4 to 5
Andrew Sheriff live at Market Brewing tonight
Etobicoke’s Andrew Sheriff brings his new solo project, a blend of indie, folk and bluegrass, to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Sheriff is also known for his contribution to the folk/duo Andrew & Veda. Talented Toronto folk/electro pop singer/songwriter Erica Knox opens the show at 8.
The Rockin’ Krolik performs at Fionn MacCool’s tonight
The Rockin’ Krolik takes the stage tonight at Fionn MacCool’s, 17315 Leslie St., from 7 to 10 p.m. The Canadian singer/songwriter/musician showcases songs from his 2019 debut album that blends the sounds of rock, pop, and folk.
Live music tonight by Geoff Holt and Matt Gunn at Ten Gallon
Uxbridge singers/songwriters/musicians Geoff Holt and Matt Gunn perform tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Ten Gallon Bar & Grill, 446 Davis Dr. Geoff’s musical sound blends alternative, acoustic and blues, while Matt brings a modern touch to the genres of soul, motown and reggae.
Black Sheep Comedy at Arch Brewing
Start the new year with some laughs at Black Sheep Comedy at Arch Brewing Company, 110 Pony Dr., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. The hilarious evening features a talented line-up of stand-up comedians, including headliner Ernie Vicente - known for his quick one-liners - who got his start at the Yuk Yuk’s club in Toronto and has gone on to perform at Absolute Comedy, The Second City, Montreal’s Comedy Nest, comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York City, and Sacramento, on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud programs, and JFL42 and NXNE festivals, as well as Marc Hallworth, Harpreet Ess, Jenna Shamata and Greg Enright. Tickets are $18 (includes one 12 oz beer or pop) or $20 at the door if available (cash only).
Rock and roll all night with the Baz Littlerock Band
The Baz Littlerock Band rocks Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. From Bon Jovi and Def Leppard to AC/DC and Motley Crue this four-piece band from Oshawa plays a wide variety of high energy rock songs from the last five decades.
Pat Dowds performs at Grey Goat Pub & Grill
Pat Dowds brings his solo acoustic rock show to The Grey Goat Pub & Grill, 74 Main St. S., Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Fire When Ready frontman performs classic rock, contemporary rock, and country hits from the ‘60s through today. Dance to in-house DJ music between sets.
Dec. 28 to 29
Bottoms Up performs at Market Brewing Company
Bottoms Up brings its danceable rock/blues/country rock sound to Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight. The southern Ontario based quintet plays favourite songs spanning over six decades of music.
Kids Candy Cane Cupcake Workshop
Celebrate cupcakes with a festive twist at the Kid’s Candy Cane Cupcake Workshop Saturday, Dec. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Market & Co., 17600 Yonge St. At this hands-on event for ages 6+, Jenn Burko, founder of Bake Three Fifty, will show you how to make delicious buttercream vanilla icing to decorate your cupcake, then how to pipe a perfect candy cane swirl on top. Complete your tasty treat with candy cane toppings. Cost is $18. Register here.
AinsworthDegrandis live at Bar97
AinsworthDegrandis performs a wide range of classic rock, blues, country and folk at Bar97 Sports Bar & Grill, 16640 Yonge St., Saturday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. The talented duo comprised of Ryan Ainsworth on vocals, harmonica and guitar, and Manny Degrandis on bass and backing vocals, also showcase a variety of original songs including Who I Am, Sweet Thang, and Gotta Do it Again.
Tim Hortons First Night
Ring in the new year at Tim Hortons First Night Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Dr. This fun-filled evening for all ages features lots of indoor and outdoor activities including a glow in the dark dance party in the gym with live music by Switchbeat, a light up dance floor and glow furniture, free public skating and swimming, stage entertainment, inflatables, gymnastics circuit, face painting, New Year’s countdown and fireworks plus a Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate truck and Wickedly Sinful food truck.
New Year’s Eve at Market Brewing Company
Welcome 2020 at Market Brewing Company, 17775 Leslie St., Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. This New Year’s party features a variety of beers, wine, cider, and mixed drinks, a pop-up kitchen by Arthur’s Landing, a rocking performance by Glenn Marais and The Mojo Train, party favours, plus champagne at midnight. No cover. 19+. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-235-93333 to reserve.
New Year’s Eve extravaganza at The Sociable Pub
The Sociable Pub, 17380 Yonge St., hosts a New Year’s extravaganza Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring a lavish buffet prepared by a celebrity chef coming from Dubai for the occasion, drinks, and dancing to live music by Newmarket’s own The Kingfishers (8 p.m. to midnight). $100 per person. 19+. Tickets available here.
New Year’s Eve bash at Colonel Mustard’s
Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the new year at Colonel Mustard Bar & Grill’s New Year’s Bash, Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., 16925 Yonge St., featuring live music by Bootlegged, champagne and party favours at midnight. 19+. No cover.
New Year’s Eve party at Fionn MacCool’s
Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Fionn MacCool’s New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., 17315 Leslie St. The evening features live music by Darcy Windover followed by DJ Sogrates, dancing, delicious food, cold drinks, and more. Seating is limited, call 905-898-7899 to book a reservation. 19+.