JAN 28 – MAY 1

Call for entry EXTENDED: 2021 Expressions Biennial Juried Art Show and Sale

The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to announced that entry for the 2021 Expressions biennial juried show and sale is now open! Expressions features artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region and is open to both members and non-members of the QAC. We welcome entries from artists working in all media, including: potters, weavers, glassblowers, quilters, painters, photographers, woodworkers, carvers, sculptors, jewellers, metal workers, textile artists, folk artists, mixed media arts, and more. The theme for 2021 is “Re-Imagine" Deadline for entry: May 1 Art drop off: May 29 Show dates at the J.M. Parrott Gallery: June 3 to 30 * Click for more information, including dates, terms and registration. * Show dates are open to change depending on provincial guidelines/protocols regarding the COVID19 pandemic. While we hope this is a live in-person show, if the province is in lockdown and/or public health deems it unsafe to host shows in person, the show may go virtual.

Quinte Arts Council

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APR 6 – APR 30

QAC Arts Education Bursaries For Graduating Students

  Bursaries for Graduating Students (April 30 deadline): Each spring the Quinte Arts Council awards bursaries to students graduating from secondary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and proceeding to further education in the arts, at a university or college in Canada, with the aim of pursuing a career in the arts. For more information on how to apply, visit our Arts Education page.

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APR 19 – APR 25

Music City Monday – Last Chance Marie

After playing punk rock music in the Quinte area for over 10 years, Last Chance Marie busts out of the gate with their debut brand new full length album “This Is Just Sound.” You’ll get lost in their catchy hooks, and fired up from their ripping guitars. From headlining their own shows, opening for legends Sum 41 and Hawthorne Heights, and playing Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell Illinois, this is a band that can’t (and won’t) be stopped. “This Is Just Sound” is available everywhere now.

On-Line Empire Theatre

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APR 21 – APR 23
2:00pm - 2:00pm

Quinte Film Alternative streams MY SALINGER YEAR

Idealistic Joanna quits Grad School to become a published poet. First stop is New York and assistant to the Literary Agent who represents the reclusive J.D. Salinger. As her life alternates between her cold water flat and the upscale world of author representation, she is captured by the numerous fan letters Salinger is ignoring. Some cry out to be answered. MY SALINGER YEAR, directed by Philippe Falardeau, features the work of Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley and Colm Feore.

On line

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APR 22 – APR 22

“Rock Bottom (Happily Never After)” by Amy-Lyn Van Londersele

Online Play Reading

Dive bar, drinking, karaoke, 4 disillusioned princesses – forget the fairy tales you know, things are about to get real!
  • Lauren Lafayette Brooks
  • Alison Brant
  • Alyssa Ross
  • Amy-Lyn Van Londersele
Directed by:  Amy-Lyn Van Londersele
This reading will be about 20 minutes long.

On-Line Belleville Theatre Guild

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APR 24 – APR 24
8:00pm and 12:00am - N/A

Climate Live Canada

Climate Live Canada is a youth-hosted virtual concert happening April 24th as part of an international movement called Climate Live 2021. There will be concerts in 40+ countries across the globe, all on the same day, to ensure that our message echoes strong - #CanYouHearUsYet? The purpose of this concert is to engage, educate, and empower. With artists such as Barenaked Ladies, July Talk, and Scott Helman, Climate Live Canada is an event not to be missed! It can be streamed via Twitch, Facebook, and CLC’s website. Those attending Climate Live will emerge feeling empowered and have the tools to engage in the climate movement.

Virtual - Twitch (, Facebook (, or the Climate Live streaming webpage (

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APR 24 – APR 24
10am - 3pm

Spring Pop-Up Market at the Elks

This event is on Saturday, April 24th from 10am-3pm. It is an outdoor market that will host local vendors, a raffle draw and a food vendor. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place!

21 Elk Street

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APR 24 – APR 24
1pm - 3pm

Discover Art Therapy – Open Studio with Elena Kolnik

Making art can have powerful and lasting effects on our psychological health, physical well-being, and social connection. Open studio art therapy is one of the many approaches to mental health that utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression, connect to oneself and others, and to build resilience and wellness. No previous art experience or skills are required.

Baxter Arts Center

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APR 27 – APR 27
8pm - 9pm

Poetry workshop with Rachel McCrum

‘Poetry is the cheapest way to be free.’ (Inua Ellams) What does freedom mean for us, right now? After a curtailed year, how can we define and explore and write our own freedoms? Workshop with 14 participants. Each workshop will be one hour in length, followed by an optional 30-minute Q&A and discussion with the facilitator. Cost: $20.00 per workshop ALL PROCEEDS GO THE Al Purdy A-FRAME. To book: Email Jean at Please inform Jean if you require any access accommodations to participate in a virtual workshop.


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APR 30 – APR 30
9 p.m. EST (pre show starts @ 8:30 p.m. EST)

Jim Beam Presents Live From Inside:Blue Rodeo-Live Online and Lost Together

Jim Beam Bourbon Presents “Live From Inside” returns to Danforth Music Hall with a performance from Canada’s beloved Blue Rodeo on Friday, April 30. This special evening will include a pre-show event with each of the band members sharing their favourite tour stories as part of a “Blue Road” series. The band is also delighted to partner with venues across the country and a portion of ticket sales will go directly to supporting these venues coast to coast. “Finally we get to play!! We are very excited to be able to visit you in your living rooms and play some music. We have all been missing this and although it’s not in person, it is the next best thing. See you soon!” Jim Cuddy

online from Danforth Music Hall.

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