Month: March 2017

The fidgets

With comedy legends like Red Green and members of Whose Line Is It Anyway lending a hand, international improv comedy stars, THE fidgets have a show like no other. “Being from a small city like Sarnia, Ontario, you wouldn’t expect that our network would include the likes of Red Green, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles or Brad Sherwood,” stated leader John D Hollingsworth. “We’re grateful that these talented comics and more have generously invested in us.” Now on their ninth tour, THE fidgets, John D Hollingsworth, Chris Reid and Dave Lane, are both well-travelled and well-received, partly due to the...

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Markham at the Movies free screening

To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Markham at the Movies, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival, is hosting a free screening of Stories We Tell by Canadian Oscar®-nominated actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley. This feature documentary is described as “Polley’s playful investigation into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers. It paints a touching and intriguing portrait of a complex network of relatives, friends, and strangers.” In a year of special reflection on Canada’s heritage and future, it is fitting to see this mature work written and directed by the young actress we first...

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The Search for Markham’s Shining Star has Officially Begun

March 21: Members of Council, Canada Day Committee Co-Chairs, staff, special performers, and the media gathered at the Civic Centre for the official launch of Star Search Markham. The event will allow for local talent to share the spotlight during this year’s milestone Canada 150 celebrations. Canada Day Celebrations Emcee, Alan Bell of the Flato Theatre was joined by Councillors Amanda Collucci and Alex Chiu in providing an overview on audition submissions. Online auditions begin May 12, and hopeful contestants will not only be rated on their technical ability and quality of performance but also on their stage presence. The event is...

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Immortal Chi hits the stage Apr. 20 to 22

From high-flying stunts and stunning dance to timeless costumes and fearless martial arts, eastern culture meets the western stage when Immortal Chi comes to Markham.   The Immortal Chi company will bring its show, A Warrior’s Quest for Balance, to the Flato Markham Theatre Apr. 20 to 22, hoping to dazzle audiences—but also tell a story.   The production focuses on a master of Tai chi, a five-century-old Chinese martial art, as he tries to take control of his “inner energy and life force.”   Though it may sound like an exercise in meditation, the show features bold displays...

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Bands set out to break musical record

  There’s a marathon coming to town, but it doesn’t require any running.   Local artists are plugging in at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub starting Mar. 17, looking to smash the Guinness World Record for longest concert with multiple artists, a show expected to run until Apr. 2.   All proceeds of the event will go to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle, 360 Kids and more.   The event was coordinated by Kevin...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Evergreen Hospice Annual Gala

    March 30