Wait Until Dark
Until Feb 18. A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. A Broadway hit, Wait Until Dark is a masterfully constructed thriller that moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. Presented by Huntsville Theatre.
Gravenhurst Winter Carnival
Feb 15 to 19. This longstanding Gravenhurst tradition celebrates all that the community has to offer, and features super-fun events including Puddle Jumps, Kids Events, Skokie’s Pizza and Birthday Parties, Polar Bear Dip, Donut Eating on a String, Demolition Derby, Live Entertainment and so much more. On Saturday night, check out the Heat Up The Night event, with fire juggling and more.
Feb 16 and 17. Join the fun at the 28th annual winter carnival in Dorset.
Saturday, Feb 17. A gathering of local craft brewers, food vendors and artisans, all showing their wares and celebrating craft at the Muskoka Brewery from noon to four. Proceeds in support of the good food co-op. Beer sales are cash only. On Muskoka Beach Road in Bracebridge.
Saturday, February 17. Local musicians perform hard-driving covers of classic rock tunes. On stage at Sawdust City Brewing Company in Gravenhurst.
Monday, February 19. Free family fun from 8:30 to 3 p.m at the Community Centre. More details at www.baysvilleontario.com.
Rotary Family Fun Day
Monday, February 19. The all-free, Family Day event at Muskoka Heritage Place will feature hot dogs, hot chocolate, music, a campfire, family photos and snowshoeing — with snowshoes provided courtesy of Huntsville Public School, but you can bring your own, too. For those who want to extend their fun, the Town’s outdoor skating rink at Cann Lake is open this year and is just around the corner.
Saturday, February 24. An evening of real blues at the Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling featuring Ken Yoshioka and Julian Fauth. Presented by Muskoka Chautauqua. Refreshments by donation in the jar; admission: $10 at the door. Information/Reservations: 705-765-0340
Ron James, Full Throttle
Saturday, February 24. Award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for over 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery. Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville.
Saturday, February 24. Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants, harmony-driven roots trio. Their show consists of delicious harmonies, washboard, fiddle, guitar and uke, sassy song writing and killer charm. Often backed by their rhythm section “The Plate Rails” (Jay Boehmer and Henry Heillig), the Dishes have spent almost ten years breaking hearts and soothing souls at theatres, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada. At the Gravenhurst Opera House.
March 2. In addition to his enormous repertoire of hits and the stories behind them, Randy brings to the Deerhurst stage an exciting production honouring the remarkable musical legacy of early mentor, hero and inspiration, Beatles guitarist/songwriter George Harrison. From one master musician to another, Randy offers his own uniquely personal interpretations of Harrison’s best‐known songs in an extraordinary concert experience that you won’t want to miss.
Muskoka Maple Trail
March 9 to April 20. The Muskoka Maple Trail is the most Canadian adventure of all time, featuring Canada’s most beloved natural product, maple syrup. The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into an exceptionally sweet Spring day!
Jack De Keyzer
March 10. Guitarist, singer, songwriter Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide, from Alert, Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has relased 9 CD’s and 1 DVD. Performing at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.