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Spark Photo Festival – Blair Swan Photo Exhibit

March 29-April 26, 2015

 

In the 2nd floor lobby and part of the Spark Photo Festival.

Blair Swann is a Toronto-based artist whose interests lie in intimate narratives, especially those that examine violence, the body, and difficulties of perception. His work also explores the links between such narratives and the public, from the viewer’s role in valuation to the conflict of interpretation, as well as their connection to new rituals of image consumption and image-making such as those ingrained into social media. If you’d like to talk, you can say hello@blairswann.com

blairswann.com 

 

 

 

 

Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom

Presented by Whiskey Jack
Featuring: Sean Cullen
Special guest opener: Douglas John Cameron

Friday, April 17, 2015 8:00pm

Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom, presented by one of Tom’s favourite back up bands, Whiskey Jack, will have the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre hopping and dancing on Friday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. When Tom needed a band for a tour, at his private house parties or in the recording studio, he would often call Whiskey Jack to help him out. Their 25 years of working with Stompin’ Tom provides them with countless songs and stories that the Peterborough fans will relish. This is after all the town that gave Tom his “Stompin'” moniker.

The Whiskey Jack/Sean Cullen collaboration began at the 2014 Stratford Summer Music Festival.  With Sean as MC and the band tearing up the stage with Stompin’ Tom’s biggest hits, they left the standing room only crowd laughing until they cried.

Whiskey Jack has been touring and recording for 35 years and were best known for their years as regulars on the CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show. Besides Tom’s Peterborough Postman, expect to hear Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, Sudbury Saturday Night,  Big Joe Mufferaw, The Ketchup Song and of course, be prepared to sing along on The Hockey Song.

Join us as we salute this great Canadian troubadour.

Sean Cullen on Stompin Tom: https://youtu.be/dURi9yP2ohs

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

GENERAL ADMISSION

Regular: $27 plus fees

 

Men At Words
menatwordsJames Keelaghan/Jez Lowe/Archie Fisher – in Concert

Presented by Folk Under The Clock
Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00pm

This incredible one-time tour features three of the folk world’s best songwriters in concert together for the first time.

JAMES KEELAGHAN (Canada)
For a quarter century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity, and intensity. This has earned Keelaghan many awards, JUNO nominations and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia. His brilliant craftsmanship and vision makes him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices on the Canadian and international scene. www.keelaghan.com

ARCHIE FISHER (Scotland)
Born in Glasgow in 1939 this master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher, is Scotland’s foremost troubadour. Fisher is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years ; he has interviewed all the greats in the folk music world. Archie Fisher was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth. (Check Fisher on youtube)

JEZ LOWE (England)
Jez Lowe, both solo and with his band The Bad Pennies, has been playing their songs and music of Northern England for years around the folk festivals, clubs and concert stages of the world. Surely one of England’s best songwriters, his songs have been covered by Fairport Convention, Liam Clancy, The Dubliners and hundreds of others. Lowe has recorded 20 albums over the past 30 years and is in huge demand around the world, his concerts are magical. www.jezlowe.com

Don’t miss this rare collaboration of wordsmiths from around the folk world!
Info on 28th Season at www.folkundertheclock.ca

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Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $2.00

Rows FF & C available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $35 plus fees
Student: $25 plus fees

 

Bright Lights: An Evening With Tim & Graham Rowat

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Thursday April 23, 2015 – 7:30pm

In conversation with Dr. Richard Plant.
With musical guests Saskia Tomkins, Danny Bronson, Justin Hiscox and others.

Father and son performing artists, Tim and Graham Rowat, share their theatrical and life experiences in an entertaining evening of conversation, stories, images and music.

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

GENERAL ADMISSION

Regular: $17 plus fees
Child: $7 plus fees

 

Ken Tizzard CD Release &
Mayhemingways Tour Kick Off

Presented by Ray On The Radio
Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00pm


Ken Tizzard

Very few Canadian musicians have had as fascinatingly diverse a career as Ken Tizzard. In over two decades as a professional musician, he has gone from plying his trade as the charismatic bassist in top Canadian rock bands The Watchmen and Thornley (he is featured on six gold and platinum records) to then emerging as an eloquent roots-based singer/songwriter and guitarist with a prolific solo career.

His new album, No Dark No Light, is Tizzard’s fifth solo studio record since his 2006 debut, Quiet Storey House…an Introduction. A work of real emotional and musical resonance, No Dark No Light is emerging as his strongest work to date. It continues Ken’s pattern of never repeating himself stylistically, as its acoustic country meets folk ambience is in sharp contrast to his previous album, 2012’s The Goodness of Bad Intent.

Mayhemingways are an alt-country, bluegrass, and Cajun music duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly between traditional music and something brand new. Benj Rowland sings lead vocals and plays numerous instruments including accordion, banjo, guitar, and foot pedal bass. Josh Fewings adds back-up vocals and percussion. Their sound is full and so is their touring resume, having toured as far west as Dawson City, Yukon twice and numerous times to the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The duo recently released their first self-titled EP, recorded by James McKenty who has worked with great Canadian acts like Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Cuff the Duke, Gordon Pinsent, and many more. Their music fits in many settings, from quiet house concerts to big festivals.

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Rows H & L available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

ASSIGNED SEATING

Regular: $20 plus fees

 

Wearable Art Show & Runway Challenge 2015

Presented by Public Energy
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00pm

With great music, a silent auction and extra special surprises, this fabulous evening celebrating the inventiveness and diversity of art making is a great night out. Artists and community groups create wearable works of art to strut, slide, shake and otherwise dance down the Market Hall catwalk, with stunning results. The Runway Challenge is the highlight of the night, in which six artists are invited to each make an outfit from materials sourced from six business partners. The catch is that the businesses have nothing to do with fashion or fabric!

The proceeds of this dynamic fundraiser support Public Energy’s passion for supporting risk-taking artists and electrifying the community with powerful dance, performance, and theatre.

Photo by Wayne Eardley.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $2.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Adult: $20.00 plus fees
Student: $15.00 plus fees
Senior: $15.00 plus fees
Underwaged: $15.00 plus fees

Ringside Seating Tickets: $30 Not available on line. Must call Public Energy at 705-745-1788. Get the best view, up close to the runway at table seating. Tables for two, three or four available.

 

2015 Wire Awards

Presented by Windbag Entertainment

Sunday April 26, 2015 – 7:00pm

The Wire Awards returns once again honouring Peterborough’s music community, featuring musical performances by local bands, celebrity surprises, and awards recognizing everything from Nightclub of The Year, to Rock Band Of The Year.

Hosted by Michael Bell

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

GENERAL ADMISSION

Regular: $25 plus fees

 

 

 

Youth 4 Youth Variety Show

Presented by St. Peter & Holy Cross Catholic Secondary Schools
Thursday April 30, 2015 7:00pm

Join a growing network of youth who are committed to ending youth homelessness in their city.

Each night of the year, on average, the Youth Emergency Shelter of Peterborough provides emergency housing to fifteen individuals – a total of approximately 5500 bed-nights annually. Those individuals may be youth – men or women as young as 16, on their own – or they may be a family, parents and children living together in just about every possible configuration.

For any variety of reasons, they need a safe, warm place to stay – sometimes for a few days, sometimes for several weeks.

FUNDRAISER FOR: YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER (Y.E.S.)

Y.E.S. has been providing that safe haven since 2002.

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $12 plus fees

 

That Motown SoundThatMotownSoundsmall

Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:30pm

Detroit.  1960. The Motown Record Corporation is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. and a new style of soul music, with a distinct pop influence, is born.  The Peterborough Pop Ensemble, under the direction of Barbara Monahan, is thrilled to present That Motown Sound on Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough. Come celebrate the music and artists that changed history – artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5 and many others.

General Admission tickets are now available online at www.markethall.org or contact the Market Hall Box Office at 705-749-1146. Adults – $22; Students – $12 (prices include service fee).  Tickets are also available at Moondance, Cheslers Shoes, Pammett’s Flower Shop, Hi Ho Silver and Happenstance Books and Yarns (Lakefield).  Market Hall is fully accessible.  Please call to arrange special seating.  For more information about this concert, or about the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, please contact our office at 705-740-6052 or visit the Peterborough Pop Ensemble website (www.popensemble.com) and Facebook page.

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $2.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Adults: $22 including fees
Students: $12 including fees

 

Sounds Of Spring

 Presented by Kawartha Youth Orchestra

Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:00 pm

 

The KYO’s final concert of the 2014/2015 season! Featuring Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and a variety of concertos by Graduating KYO Members!  With guests from Accademia Musica.

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!

Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street
Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $2.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Adult: $15.00 plus fees
Student: $5.00 plus fees

Note: Adult concert tickets will be $20 at the door

 

 

Jayme Stone’s Lomax ProjectLomax-Project-Press-Photo

Presented by Folk Under The Clock
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8:00pm

This project focuses on the songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. This collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music.  Featuring TIM O’BRIEN, one of America’s most revered roots musicians, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, this concert is not to be missed.

The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, African-American accapella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well- known musicians and everyday folk: muleskinners, roustabouts, sawyers, prisoners, homemakers and schoolchildren.

www.jaymestone.com

The band :

Tim O’Brien – (voice, mandolin), Jayme Stone (banjo, voice)

Margaret Glaspy (voice, guitar), Brittany Haas (fiddle, voice)

Joe Phillips (bass, voice)

“A transatlantic session with blood, guts and grit” – The Herald

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo” – Globe and Mail

“I take back what I said about Jayme Stone” – Steve Martin

www.folkundertheclock.ca

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Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $2.00

Rows FF & C available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $39.50 plus fees
Student: $25 plus fees

 

Pretend We’re Kissing (2014)

Presented by A71 Entertainment

Monday May 11, 2015 – 7:30pm

Directed by Matt Sadowski

Pretend We’re Kissing follows Benny and Jordan, two average people who have a whirlwind weekend romance. Dov Tiefenbach (Harold and Kumar, Sympathy for Delicious) plays Benny, a nebbish character who struggles to make a real romantic connection; Tommie-Amber Pirie (Michael: Tuesday and Thursdays) is Jordan, a girl hell bent on proving magical love can exist and Autumn, brought to life by rising star Zoë Kravitz (Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road) is an unemployed, bi-sexual hippy who is also a self-diagnosed agoraphobic.

http://nonromcom.com/

WATCH TRAILER

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available soon at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

GENERAL ADMISSION

Regular: $10 plus fees

The Ballagh Bunch

 Presented by St. Joseph’s Parish Douro

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Matinee – 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Evening performance – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A fundraiser for the Cross Atop The Tower at St. Joseph’s Parish Douro.

The Ballagh Bunch have been synonymous in the performance of traditional Canadian, Irish, Celtic and Scottish music, utilizing a variety of musical instruments including fiddles, drums, guitar, vocals, feet and much more.

The famous quote that the family that plays together, stays together was written for this family. With Dad, a former award winning Barbershop Quartet singer, Mom an Internationally recognized Step Dancing Champion and singer plus four multi-talented children with who sing, play fiddle, drums, guitar, play piano and step dance, you have an incredible performance for all ages. The Ballagh Bunch has been touring across Canada and the United States and has performed in several theatre productions since they started as a group 10 years ago.

The undeniable family dynamics, toe-tapping energy, and sprinkles of humor are sure to leave
you wanting more. Even when they are not on stage or on tour, the Ballaghs’ enjoy a busy life from the family farm
in Teeswater, Ontario.

http://www.theballaghbunch.com/

(Very limited tickets available at MH Box Office)

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street
Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $22.50 incl fees
Students: $12 incl fees

Tickets also available from: Carmella LeMoire, 705-652-7776

 

Circus Dreamland

 Presented by Peterborough Academy For Circus Arts

Friday, June 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 7:30 PM

A Cirque Du Soleil style production put on by PACA, the Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts. Features acts involving Aerial arts, Fire performing, Cyr Wheel, UV lighting, Bubbles and MORE!! Peterborough has NEVER seen a show like this before.

You will not want to miss Circus Dreamland. Be mystified by local talent, and see what PACA has to offer in terms of classes for adults and children alike. Also stay afterwards for socializing and music/dancing while you make use of the cash bar! It’s a night to remember!

Featuring:

The Pyroflys + special guests

https://www.facebook.com/ThePyroFlys/

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street
Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular:   $25 plus fees for evening show / $17 plus fees for matinee
Child Tickets (5 – 12 yrs):  $5 plus fees

(Those with babe in arms must call in advance)