October 2018 Oakville Centre performances

October 2018 Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
October 2018 Oakville Centre performances
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The October 2018 Oakville Centre roars back to life with another month of great entertainment.

The month features talented musicians appealing to young and old, acrobats, a theatrical comedy and several engaging authors.

Take a look at what is available for you to enjoy in your own backyard.

October 2018 Oakville Centre Performances

Joey Landreth & Vanessa Marie Carter

They perform on Wednesday, October 3rd at 8:00 PM

Two amazing rising artists play sets in one night!

One half of the JUNO award-winning Bros. Landreth, Joey brings his outstanding guitar skills
and songwriting to the stage.

In 2016, Oakville’s own Vanessa Marie Carter won the emerging artist showcase at the Boots & Hearts Festival, winning a recording contract with Universal Music.


Tickets prices:

  1. $44 Regular Seating
  2. $37 Big Ticket Members
  3. $33 Big Ticket Plus Members

In Conversation with The Right Honourable David Johnston

The 28th Governor General of Canada talks about his book Trust – Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 PM.

Trust is Canada. Trust in each other; in our businesses, organizations, and markets; and in our public institutions and the officials who run them.

David Johnston reflects on seven decades of personal experiences including seven years as Governor General. He identifies the 20 ways we can make ourselves, our organizations, and our institutions even more trusting, and in in order to build a better Canada for generations.

This new book follows-up on The Idea of Canada. The author draws upon his own remarkable experience illustrating where his strong convictions came from.

In this book; however, Johnston strikes notes that are more universally applicable than those in any of this earlier works.

Speaks directly to the reader, he offers practical advice about the attitudes, approaches, and habits that make a person trustworthy.

Second, he offers compelling evidence that enduring community trust can be built with similarly simple techniques. Third, by drawing examples from Canadian and international experience, he shows how a whole nation can become trustworthy and, ultimately, trusted by its citizens, allies, trading partners and other societies.

In short, Trust is a much-needed manual for the repair of the one social quality on which all others are based.

Ticket Price:
$25.00

The Jim Cuddy Band

They perform on Wednesday, October 10th at 8:00 PM and Thursday October 11th at 8:00 PM

For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook and concert.

Ticket Prices:

  1. $85 Regular Seating
  2. $78 Big Ticket Members
  3. $74 Big Ticket Plus Members

Strawbs Electric

They perform on Friday, October 12th at 8:00 PM

Join the Strawbs last electric tour of Canada as they present classics from Hero & Heroine, Ghosts and the new exciting album The Ferryman’s Curse. Four of the original members from the Hero & Heroine tour are back!

  1. Dave Cousins – guitars lead vocals
  2. Dave Lambert – lead guitars
  3. Chas Cronk – bass
  4. Tony Fernandez – drums
  5. Dave Bainbridge – keyboards

Ticket Prices

  1. $55 Regular Seating
  2. $48 Big Ticket Members
  3. $44 Big Ticket Plus Members

Cirque Éloize: Saloon

They perform on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 PM

80 minutes (no intermissions). 8 Acrobats. 3 Musicians. Live music featuring songs from Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and more!

The Wild West rich legacy inspired Cirque Éloize’s latest acrobatic adventure.

America is expanding. The railroad is stretching westward to lands of untold promise. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The Saloon doors swing open to show a motley cast of people, each with a tale to tell.

In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry.

Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. Unfolds a series of unusual events mixing acrobatic prowess and inventive choreography. The lovebirds on the run wreak havoc wherever they go, from the deserted plains to the depths of the mine, until the last acrobatic duel.

Swing open the Saloon doors and enter a mythical world created by live music and the exhilarating pace of spectacular performances. Let yourself get swept away by enthralling voices, magical harmonies and live instrumentation. The timeless tunes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline set the traditional, epic scene for a fast-paced show with no shortage of audience thrills.

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Ticket Prices:

  1. $65 Regular Seating
  2. $58 Big Ticket Members
  3. $54 Big Ticket Plus Members

The Foursome

The Foursome by Norm Foster presented by the West End Theatre group performances are:

  1. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 PM
  2. Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:00 PM
  3. Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00 PM
  4. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 PM
  5. Sunday, October 21, 2018 2:00 PM

The Foursome is the story of four old college chums, home for their fifteen year reunion, who get together for a round of golf and share their successes and failures. This is a warm, funny play which takes place entirely on the eighteen tees of a golf course!

Ticket price:
$33.00

Serena Ryder Acoustic Solo

She performs on Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM

Six time JUNO Award-winner Serena Ryder is bringing the best of her music for a memorable stripped-down acoustic performance.


Ticket price:
$85

In Conversation with Eden Robinson

She speaks about her book Trickster Drift on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 PM

Join Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Eden Robinson as she talks about her career and the second book in her captivating Trickster trilogy, Trickster Drift. Presented by Toronto International Festival of Authors – Lit On Tour programme in partnership with the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville Public Library and Different Drummer Books.

In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he’s being stalked by David, his mom’s ex–a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can’t protect him like she used to because he’s moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school.

As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not–he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina’s skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can’t ignore his true nature any longer.

Ticket Price:
$25.00

El Hob Kullo (All My Love) from Egypt to Morocco

Presented by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra performs on Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 PM.

Two giants come together to bring to life the music from the golden age of Arabic Arts and culture. Mahmoud Srour and Fouad Zabadi are two of a handful of artist able to transport you back to the time of Um Kalthoum, Abdel Wahab, and Farid El Atrash who transformed Arabic music and song in the early 20th century Egypt and the Arab world, and set the trend for generations of musicians and singers.

The concert, as suggested by its name, brings pan Arab world messages of love to our audience and to Canada through carefully selected masterpieces of music and song.

This performance is suitable for children 6 yrs and older .

Ticket Prices

  1. VIP Section Rows A,B,C :$60, Students and Seniors: $54.50
  2. Regular Seating: $50, Students and Seniors: $45.50

Benny Goodman 80th Anniversary Concert

It is presented by the Toronto All-Star Big Band performs on Sunday, October 28th 2:00 PM and Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 PM

A very special concert dedicated to the genius of Benny Goodman and his landmark début concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Honouring the 80th anniversary of that momentous event, T.A.B.B. will play highlights from that historic concert as well as other classics made famous by Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, who also graced the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Ticket Prices

  1. $47 Regular Seating
  2. $40 Big Ticket Members
  3. $36 Big Ticket Plus Members
  4. $47 Senior
  5. $40 Groups 10+

In Conversation with Dr. Dave Williams speaks about his book Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 PM

Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, and CEO. The former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA, he has flown to space twice, once on the space shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavor.

Dr. Williams logged over thirteen million kilometres in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks. He has lived and worked on the world’s only undersea research habitat and received five honorary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario.

Williams lives in Oakville with his wife, Cathy, two kids, Evan and Olivia, and nephew, Theo.

Ticket Price:
$25

October 2018 Oakville Centre performance ticket and location information

These performances will take place in the main auditorium. Tickets for the September 2018 Oakville Centre performances can be purchased at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Art‘s Box office located at 146 Navy Street. Box Office hours are from Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday from 1:00 PM to the beginning of a performance. Tickets are also available online.

Descriptions provided by the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Marty says:

    Wow, this is so helpful. I sent 2 events to my dad and bought a concert ticket for my nephew–even though I’m 3 provinces away. I love staying in touch with what’s going on in Oakville. Thank you!




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