April Events 2019

A CANADIAN MOSAIC
To April 20.  A retrospective of paintings by Laura Carter and photographs by the late Ulrich Kretschmar at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

MATT WEIDINGER PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF VAN MORRISON
April 20.  Born decades after Van Morrison was creating some of his most enduring music, singer-songwriter, Matt Weidinger, has a musical connection to the ’60s and ’70s, what he calls the golden age of record-making. Anyone who’s seen him perform would agree with the “old soul” label, so it’s particularly fitting that he’s taking on the songs of an old soul master with his latest tribute to the music of Van Morrison. At Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst. www.petersplayers.com

EASTER EGG HUNT AT MUSKOKA HERITAGE PLACE
April 21. Gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals. www.muskokaheritageplace.org

HOUSE OF JOY
April 25 and 27. Professional and amateur musicians present an evening of classic rock, performed by the Muskoka Rock Choir. With choirs in Bracebridge and Hunsville boasting over 120 singers between them, the Muskoka Rock Choir is one of the largest vocal groups in Ontario. The Bracebridge choir performs April 25 at the Rene Caisse Theatre, and the Huntsville choir performs April 27 at the Algonquin Theatre. www.algonquintheatre.ca or www.thecaisse.com

VANESSA COLLIER
April 25.  If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting. At Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst. www.petersplayers.com

MUSKOKA BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
April 26 to 28. 28th Annual MBA Home & Cottage Show, with a craft show upstairs, all at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre. www.muskokabuilders.com

MUSKOKA MAPLE FESTIVAL
April 27.  A family-friendly event on Main Street in downtown Huntsville. Enjoy an all-day pancake breakfast, maple syrup producers, arts & crafts vendors, unique maple items and gifts, tasty treats, live music, a beer garden, street performers, interactive events and more. www.muskokamaple.ca

RON SEXSMITH IN HUNTSVILLE
April 27. Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter, Juno-award winning, Ron Sexsmith will perform this solo and intimate, stripped down, acoustic show for one night only. Presented by Huntsville Festival of the Arts, at Trinity United Church. www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca

YUK YUKS ON TOUR
April 27. Three of the top young talents at Yuk Yuks bring their show to Peter’s Players, Gravenhurst. www.petersplayers.com

LUKE MCMASTER ICONS OF SOUL
April 27. Most commonly recognized from the musical duo McMaster & James, in this latest solo project, Luke has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music, to a new level. The show uniquely marries contemporary song writing with legendary hit songwriters. You’ll be treated to brand new music, co-written with iconic Motown songwriters, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’), Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby, I Need Your Lovin’) and more. At the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com

MAY MARCHE
May 4. Enjoy food-tasting from some of the area’s finest restaurants, spirit samplings from a wide variety of vendors and some fabulous Silent Auction opportunities at the Mark O’Meara Grandview golf course. Business casual attire. Tickets can be purchased online and at The Great Vine on Main Street or Bullock’s Independent Grocery. www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca

BAYSVILLE COMMUNITY YARD SALE
May 4. With over 20 yard sales occurring simultaneously, who can resist coming to Baysville on the first Saturday morning in May? For over a decade now, the Baysville Community Group has been organizing a huge yard sale. Individuals or groups organize their own yard sale. A map shows all of the various locations in and around the village where the fantastic deals can be found. Maps are available at the local businesses and at some of the group yard sale locations. www.baysvillecommunitygroup.ca

THE CARPENTERS
May 4. Come out and relive the music of The Carpenters with amazing costumes and dynamic onstage performances by Bruce Tournay and Loralee McGuirl singing “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, “Top of the World” and many more. At the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com

FRESH FASHION SHOW
May 8. An annual spring fundraiser, the FRESH Fashion Show is an evening filled with food, fun and fashion. At the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.downtowngravenhurst.com

BREW TOURS: MUSKOKA EDITION
May 11. Meet at Sawdust City Brewing Company at 11 am and enjoy a guided day with a dedicated tour guide and transportation. Tasting and facility tour of Sawdust City Brewing Company. Lunch and beer samples at The Griffin Gastro Pub. Tasting and facility tour of Lake Of Bays Brewery. Tasting and facility tour of Muskoka Brewery. Discount for groups of six or more. www.brew-tours.myshopify.com

WISH YOU WERE HERE – PINK FLOYD
May 11. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. At Peter’s Players, Gravenhurst. www.petersplayers.com

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