Introducing Robert McAffee
His paintings portray an intimate vision of the Canadian wilderness that’s alive, brooding and rhythmic. With their backdrop of endless northern skies, his canvasses sing with poetic vigour and blaze with the vibrant colours of nature. A self-taught artist Robert has been inspired by inspired by Tom Thomson, Jack Reid and Claude Monet.
“I’ve always had a desire to draw and paint our country’s forest landscape. It’s in my bones,” says Robert McAffee. “This passion has taken me from the North Shore of Lake Superior, to the four corners of Algonquin Park, and from Canada’s Rocky Mountains to the scenic highlands of Quebec’s Gatineau Park”.
Felter Pam Carnochan and metalworker Deb Harkness are inspired by the landscape of Muskoka. Working together, Pam and Deb are combining their respective medias to create work that celebrates fibre and steel.
The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
For more information, visit their website
Ontario born Stevie Jewel is Katy Perry meets Country with a twist of Southern Rock.
Multi award winning and grammy nominated before she turned 20, STEVIE has performed at The White House, Canadian Country Music Awards, and all over the U.S. to great acclaim.
Gravenhurst High School and the Gravenhurst Opera House are proud to present Snow Way Out! An adventurous and comical story about a family of kids who get trapped in a snow globe by their evil aunt. As they try their best to escape, they meet a cast of colourful characters, including a yeti, some elves, and even a Soviet Attack Walrus.
Come for the adventure, stay for the dad jokes!
Santa’s back in town for a few days this December! Come join us for a fun filled Winter Edition of SantaFest – with some of Santa’s favourite winter activities like gingerbread cookie decorating, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, ornament making, marshmallow roasting, Christmas crafts and who could forget – a visit with Santa!!
When: December 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23
Hours: 11am to 7pm
Admission: $12 (3 years and older)
All children, except one, grow up… This winter, JM Barrie’s much-loved tale takes flight. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy (Madeleine Worrall, Jane Eyre) helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook (Anna Francolini, wonder.land), await.
Relish and Whisky will be hosting a Muskoka Tasting on Friday December 15th between 6 and 10pm at the Hidden Valley Resort in Huntsville.
Join us for an Intimate Evening showcasing some of your favorite Scotch, Whisky, Cocktails and Food in the great Canadian North. Enjoy a selection of over 30 spirits paired with Chef Ashley Stenabaugh’s fine selection of hors d’oeuvres.
One day, if someone with perfect penmanship and a great memory for details takes up a Canadian Rock Family Tree project and plots the development of the Canadian roots rock community, they may discover that many – if not all – branches and roots at some point interconnect with the Skydiggers.
More than twenty-five years after the band’s formation, the roots rock veterans continue to create and inspire with their unique blend of Canadiana. The Skydiggers bring songs from their extensive catalogue as well as some holiday favorites for this special show at the Gravenhurst Opera House.
Back by popular demand, Jim Cuddy is an audience favourite at Deerhurst. Along with his long string of hits with Blue Rodeo, Cuddy is a Canadian icon in his own right with his solo albums and live performances earning him a widespread following. Cuddy wows crowds with his ‘driving country-rock rhythms…and one of the truest and most expressive voices in contemporary music.” (Toronto Star)
See him live at Deerhurst Resort this December. Settle in, relax and forget the hassle of getting home with the overnight package. Enjoy a selection of all your favourites at the dinner buffet in Eclipse before the concert, then head over to Legacy Hall where you can catch Cuddy in a nightclub setting.
Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, Gomes shows no signs of slowing down with his latest musical offering being his most successful to date.
The aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler has received highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on both Roots Music Report’s Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart as well as earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year.
A Portage Flyer Christmas – Evening Train Ride to Santa December 23, 2017
Muskoka Heritage Place, Train Station
100 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville (beside the Active Living Centre)
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (last train leaves at 7:30 pm)
$5.00 per person (child or adult) tax included
Parking at the Huntsville High School, Canada Summit Centre, Active Living Centre or directly across the street from the event.
No advance ticket sales or reserve seating. Arrive and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and purchase your tickets enroute to boarding.
An obvious uniqueness that identifies and sets apart the band is that Blackburn is a band of brothers – literally. Duane (lead vocals), Brooke (guitar), Cory (drums) and Robert (who took part on harmony vocals and songwriting on the newest release) all share the Blackburn name; a name that has become truly connected to Toronto music history. Musically, the Blackburn name has been forever imprinted in our ears by Bobby Dean Blackburn, an R&B artist who gained legendary status in the Toronto music scene, performing the city circuit for over 30 years.
Bring in the New Year with the last bash of Canada’s 150th birthday. Award-winning Toronto singer, Shakura S’Aida will host this last concert of 2017 with musical director Lance Anderson and bassist extraordinaire Russ Boswell.
In addition to stellar entertainment, the Opera House is also offering a dinner and show package for $75 per person as well as a concert only option for $35. Dinner is provided by North Catering and includes the traditional New Year’s Eve party favours to help bring in the new year.
Ring in 2018 in ‘Sawduster’ style! This is your night to ‘dress up’ and gather your best pals for a night out to usher in an unforgettable new year.
Sawdust City Brewing Co. is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party with extra pizazz and surprises to welcome the new year… 2018. We’ve got DJ Jerica Rose in The Saloon from 9:00pm to 1:00am. This will be a party you’re not going to want to miss! Dancing, delicious craft beer, cocktails and wine and of course, great company.
Tickets are $20 each and include: New Year’s Party Favours • Midnight Snacks • Glass of bubbly at midnight • Live DJ 9pm to 1:00am.
Dress Code: Muskoka Formal (that means we expect to see plaid, but make sure it’s your fancy plaid… okay guys?
Treehouse TV favourites, Splash’N Boots are bringing their Big Yellow Boot to Deerhurst for one night only over the holiday school break.
Timeless, universal and fun, their music has just the right amount of ridiculous – so parents and kids alike can share in the moment. A positive and empowering experience for children, Splash’N Boots is an undeniably fresh approach to family entertainment.
These two-time Juno-nominees have released 9 albums and 3 DVDs, have traveled across the world performing live shows in addition to their Treehouse TV show !
See them live when they bring their musical journey to the Deerhurst stage on Thursday, January 4 @ 4pm – FREE for resort guests!
Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when – the one that’s etched in your soul? Martin Sexton’s new album Mixtape of the Open Road is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a “soul marinated voice.” With special guest Ryan Montbleau.
Join us on January 6th & 7th for an indoor family carnival! Complete with entertainers, carnival games galore, food, prizes, free face painting, and more!
James Funnyhat will be doing 2 shows Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm
There will be facepainting Sunday at 10:30am and 2:30pm
Entrance fee is $25.00 per family (or $8.00 per person), & includes access to KidZone and the rest of the Muskoka Discovery Centre facility.
This is an event you won’t want to miss!!!
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