September 2018 Oakville Centre performances

September 2018 Oakville Centre
September 2018 Oakville Centre performances
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The September 2018 Oakville Centre performances mark the start of a new season with authors, music, and theatre. Yes summer is almost over, but the fun is just beginning at the Centre. September celebrates award winning authors from across the Canada.

The Oakville Centre September book events include “An Evening for Book Lovers” hosted by the Oakville Public along with three extremely accomplished authors:

  • Esi Edugyan
  • Linwood Barclay
  • Dave Bidini

This September’s performances also feature a world renown Italian tenor, the best of outdoor films, and a comedy “It’s Only a Play” performed by the BurlOak Theatre Group.

September 2018 Oakville Centre Line-Up

Esi Edugyan

Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 PM.

Esi Edugyan is author of: The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black.

She won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize and the Orange Prize. Her latest book, Washington Black is a dazzling, inventive novel of slavery and freedom.

About Washington Black

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black, an eleven year-old field slave, is terrified to be chosen as manservant to one of these men. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, an explorer, an inventor and an abolitionist. Soon, Washington is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where the night sea is set alight with fields of jellyfish, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning—and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.

But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Washington’s head, Wilde must choose between family bonds and Washington’s life. Washington Black is an electrifying story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption that asks the question, what is true freedom?

Harper Collins Canada publishes Washington Black on August 28, 2018 in hardcover. Retail Price is $33.99

Events tickets are $25.00.

Linwood Barclay

Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM.

The internationally bestselling author discusses his new thriller A Noise Downstairs; a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and chills of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe with the driving suspense of Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben, in which a man hears sounds that quite possibly emanate from the dead.

Harper Collins published A Noise Downstairs on July 24, 2018. The retail price is $20.24.

Event tickets prices are $20.00

Pasquale Esposito – Italian Tenor

Friday, September 14th at 8:00 PM.

Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito debuts his new program celebrating Italian Piazzas. The program is the live version of his new Public TV Special on Buffalo/Toronto PBS. Pasquale takes the audience on a musical journey paying tribute to the most beautiful piazzas in Italy. The evening’s program will include Italian and American standards and will also showcase Pasquale’s incredible vocal prowess with Pop-Opera. He will be accompanied by his international band of musicians and provide a stunning multi-media production including picturesque footage from the most beautiful piazzas in Italy.

Event tickets range in price from $65 to $25 for students.

OPL’s An Evening for Book Lovers

Monday, September 17th at 8:00 PM.

At one of our most popular events of the year, our staff of passionate readers will recommend some great titles. It’s the perfect event for book clubs planning their year or for individual book lovers who are deciding what to read next. All audience members will be entered into a prize draw to win a complete library of the books presented – every book lover’s dream! Light refreshments will be served beforehand and are included in the ticket price. Cash bar also available. Doors open at 6:00pm. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.

Event tickets are $20.00.

Dave Bidini

Friday, September 21st at 7:00 PM.

Mr Bindi will be reading from his newly released book Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North. He uses his stint as guest columnist at the Yellowknifer newspaper to explore the “Gateway to the North,” the meaning of community, and the issues facing residents and their daily lives.

As a member of the legendary band the Rheostatics, Dave Bidini has had the great privilege of exploring Canada’s incredible geography from coast to coast to coast. Yet, in his many travels, he’d never visited the Northwest Territories. After an all-too-brief visit to a literary festival in Yellowknife, Bidini was hooked on the place and its people. From the time he returned home, all he could do was think about going back to the North. Midnight Light is Dave Bidini’s fast, funny and, at times, powerfully poignant chronicle of the incredible time he spent “up there” in the NWT.

Penguin Random House Canada publishes Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North on September 18, 2018. The retail price is $24.95.

Musician, author, and filmmaker, he is the only Canadian nominated for a Genie, Gemini, Juno, as well as CBC’s “Canada Reads.” He has published twelve books, including Tropic of Hockey, Baseballissimo, On a Cold Road, Writing Gordon Lightfoot, and, most recently, Keon and Me.

Event tickets are $30.00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Sunday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM.

Back for the second year, this international festival brings you the best outdoor films from around the world! Feel the excitement, passion and challenges through many short films about many radical topics!

Event tickets are $25.00.

BurlOak Theatre Group’s “It’s Only a Play”

Thursday, September 27th to a matinee on Sunday, September 30th.

It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally is a celebration of theatre at its best and theatre people at their not-so-best. The show takes place on the opening night of playwright Peter Austin’s new play. At the home of his wealthy producer, Peter is joined by his best friend, the show’s aging starlet, the director, and a drama critic, as the unlikely group anxiously awaits the late-night newspaper reviews. It’s Only a Play promises zany characters and lots of laughs in a very funny comedy!

Event tickets are $30.00.

September 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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