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Performing Arts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

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From travelling productions to home-grown talent; musical acts to historical dramas: the performing arts are alive and well in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Enjoy live music with good friends, belly-laugh with an evening of comedy, or unwind with dinner and a show: the options are endless.

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Peterborough Pop Ensemble Presents “Christmas Is”
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Peterborough Pop Ensemble Presents “Christmas Is”

December 3 at 7:00 pm—donation

The Pop Ensemble is ramping up for the holiday season with a fundraising concert for Grace United Church on Sunday, December 3 at 7 pm. The show includes some of…

581 Howden Street
Peterborough, K9J 4B4
Foley’s Irish Pub
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Foley’s Irish Pub

March 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm—$15 – $25

It’s an annual party celebrating everything Irish! Stories of Irelands fables and facts that will surprise you and make you laugh by Seanachie Hugh Foley. Sing-a-long to your favourite songs…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Izzie M: The Alchemy of Enfreakment
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Izzie M: The Alchemy of Enfreakment

March 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm—$5 – $25

Step right up to witness a performance that transmutes time: a barbaric banquet boasting aberrant bodies and dusky denizens from exotic cultures — ALIVE!! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Behold the wonders of Injun rarities Monique Mojica (Guna…

1 Gzowski Way
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8
Bubie’s Tapes
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Bubie’s Tapes

January 17, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$5 – $25

While preparing a pot of matzo ball soup for his daughter, Jon Hedderwick recounts personal and family experiences from the Russian Revolution, through the Holocaust and beyond, as told by…

171 King St
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
Fiddler on the Roof
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Fiddler on the Roof

February 17, 2024 at 8:00 am—$25 – $37

Join us for an all-time favourite musical as the beloved Tevye, a poor dairy farmer, struggles with the changing times and his own deep sense of tradition. He and his…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Willow Quartet
art of a man playing violin for a woman under a tree
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Willow Quartet

March 8, 2024 at 7:30 pm—$20 – $30

Much to the chagrin of her mother and her estranged husband, Kim has invited Jim, a visiting classical musician, to stay in a spare room in her family’s old farmhouse.…

364 Rogers St
Peterborough, K9H 1W7
Melodic Winter
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Melodic Winter

December 3 at 6:00 pm—Donation

Kawartha Youth Orchestra presents Melodic Winter: a symphony of young talent! Conducted by Maziar Heidari of the Heidari Music School, Toronto Featuring Jazz, Percussion, Classics, Duets and more! Entry by…

235 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, K9J 3N9 Canada
Trans-Canada Highwaymen
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Trans-Canada Highwaymen

April 11, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$75

19+ Event The Trans-Canada Highwaymen (TCH) is a super group (your words – not mine) consisting of Moe Berg (TPOH), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (Ex-BNL).…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Nomada
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Nomada

April 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm—$10 – $30

Nomada brings together contemporary indigenous dance, aerial dance and installation art. It is a journey inspired by personal stories of displacement, rituals of water, cycles of sustainability and the connections…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Skydiggers With Paul Langlois Band
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Skydiggers With Paul Langlois Band

March 27, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$50

To tell the story of Skydiggers is to tell the story of a thriving musical collaboration that was born in friendship and has abided with trust. Over the course of…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Vástádus Eana (The Answer is Land)
five women standing on a stage
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Vástádus Eana (The Answer is Land)

March 3, 2024 at 2:00 pm—$10 – $30

Seven black-clad women, fists raised, brandish megaphones above their heads, in front of the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. They start dancing to ask the land for permission to gather…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Looking for Lear
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Looking for Lear

February 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm—$11 – $22

In the last week of February, New Stages presents a brand new festival of exciting new work: LOOKING FOR LEAR New Stages Theatre presents Looking For Lear by Dreda Blow…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Life Without
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Life Without

February 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm—$11 – $22

In the last week of February, New Stages presents a brand new festival of exciting new work: LIFE WITHOUT New Stages Theatre presents Life Without by Steve Ross. A staged…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Against The Wind: The Ulitmate Bob Seger Experience
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Against The Wind: The Ulitmate Bob Seger Experience

February 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm—$55

Internationally acclaimed, Against The Wind is an amazing Bob Seger Tribute. Founded in 2013, by drummer Jeffrey Dean Goldstein, fronted by award winning singer-songwriter, Ty Wilson, and enhanced by a…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Harmony for Healing – Spirit in the Sky
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Harmony for Healing – Spirit in the Sky

February 22, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$40

Wade Hamblin – Your PTBO REALTOR®️ Proudly Presents: “Harmony for Healing”, a musical extravaganza dedicated to showcasing the incredible talent right here in Peterborough. This annual affair brings to the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Dominique Fils-Aimé
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Dominique Fils-Aimé

February 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm—$36

Dominique Fils-Aimé returns to the stage to present her new album ‘Our Roots Run Deep’ slated for release in September 2023 on Ensoul Records. After having explored her African-American musical…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Jack de Keyzer
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Jack de Keyzer

February 10, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$15 – $25

BLUE STAR RECORDS PRESENTS: Two time Juno and seven time Maple Blues winner, Blue Star recording artist Jack de Keyzer returns to Market Hall with his band for the Blues…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
JS Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow
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JS Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow

February 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm—$25 – $40

At 18 years old, in his first job and just beginning life as a composer, the young JS Bach got into such trouble that the only thing he could do…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Mudmen
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Mudmen

January 6, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$21 – $26

Always entertaining and definitely unique, the Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. Enjoy an all-ages evening…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Stand Up Comedy: Andrew Packer & Marc Anthony Sinagoga
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Stand Up Comedy: Andrew Packer & Marc Anthony Sinagoga

January 5, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$25 – $40

This is the show for you if you’re looking for a night of laughter and to see our country’s best talent during the breakout year of their careers! Andrew Packer…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Ball Pit Improv
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Ball Pit Improv

December 16 at 7:30 pm

Two talented teams of hilarious improvisers enter the ball pit for the very first time this December 16th! The Ball Pit is a thunderdome of improv games and competition with…

171 King St
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
In From The Cold 2023
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In From The Cold 2023

December 8 at 8:00 pm—$25 – $30

24th Annual In From the Cold, a seasonal concert for the YES Shelter for Youth and Families. In From the Cold presents an enchanting mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Jethro’s Karaoke
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Jethro’s Karaoke

December 20 at 9:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Karaoke hosted by Anne Shebib!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Karaoke
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Jethro’s Karaoke

December 13 at 9:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Karaoke hosted by Anne Shebib!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Karaoke
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Jethro’s Karaoke

December 6 at 9:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Karaoke hosted by Anne Shebib!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
The Enchanted Bookshop
art of four people on a open book in front of a window
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The Enchanted Bookshop

December 1 at 7:30 pm—$15

During the day, “A Likely Story” may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come…

364 Rogers St
Peterborough, K9H 1W7
Choir!Choir!Choir!: Un-Silent Night
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Choir!Choir!Choir!: Un-Silent Night

December 6 at 8:00 pm

Peterborough! HO! HO! HO! We are finally coming back Dec 6th for a very special holiday event! Choir! Choir! Choir! presents.. “Un-Silent Night” An EPIC Holiday Sing-Along! That’s right! Our…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Laila Biali
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Laila Biali

December 10 at 3:00 pm—$40

Multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music National Radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National…

4391 County Rd 29
Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 17 at 2:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 16 at 2:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 16 at 7:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 15 at 7:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
market hall performing arts logo
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 14 at 7:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
market hall performing arts logo
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 13 at 7:00 pm—$20 – $40

New Stages Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Adapted by Joe Landry. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. From the…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Julian Taylor Presented by Market Hall PAC
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Julian Taylor Presented by Market Hall PAC

December 2 at 8:00 pm—$30

With a soulful voice and captivating stage presence, Julian Taylor is a rising star in the Canadian folk scene. His unique blend of blues, roots, and folk music has earned…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Terra Lightfoot Presented by Market Hall PAC
girl singing
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Terra Lightfoot Presented by Market Hall PAC

November 30 at 8:00 pm—$20 – $25

In celebration of her new record, Terra will be performing with her full band. Drop the needle on Healing Power, the bright, bold new album from acclaimed Canadian recording artist…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Blue Rodeo: 30 Years of Five Days in July
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Blue Rodeo: 30 Years of Five Days in July

December 28 at 7:30 pm—$20 – $89.50

Legendary alt-country rockers Blue Rodeo will be on tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band’s massively successful fifth studio album Five Days In July. Fans can look forward to seeing…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
The Tenors: Christmas With The Tenors Tour
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The Tenors: Christmas With The Tenors Tour

December 17 at 8:00 pm—$65.50 – $100.50

The Tenors are bringing their “Christmas With The Tenors Tour” to Peterborough for one night only on Sunday, December 17th. The Tenors is an international vocal group made up of…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
A Christmas RockStory: A Holiday Circus Spectacular!
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A Christmas RockStory: A Holiday Circus Spectacular!

December 15 at 7:00 pm—$29.50 – $69.50

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree, Peterborough! Q Productions Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the Canadian Tour of their electrifying new show — A Christmas RockStory, A…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
A Stars On Ice Holiday
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A Stars On Ice Holiday

December 8 at 7:00 pm—$30 – $115

Two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko is hosting a holiday celebration that promises to be the premier party of the season. His guest list includes among the best…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
A Next Generation Leahy Christmas
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A Next Generation Leahy Christmas

December 22 at 7:00 pm—$25 – $50

As with all forces of nature, the music and energy created by The Next Generation Leahy simply cannot be contained. The drive to create music has given rise to multi-instrumental talents,…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
A Cozy Christmas
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A Cozy Christmas

December 17 at 12:30 pm—$15 – $25

Join the Foley family and musical friends for the 20th edition of A Cozy Christmas! This years theme is Christmas Around the World. You’ll hear stories by Hugh Foley and…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
SOLITARY MAN – The Neil Diamond Experience
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SOLITARY MAN – The Neil Diamond Experience

December 9 at 7:30 pm—$35 – $40

The Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond Show. Will Chalmers has been performing his tribute to Neil Diamond for the past thirteen years. His show appeals to all ages and he…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Christmas Songs and Carols of the Season
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Christmas Songs and Carols of the Season

December 5 at 2:00 pm—$30

An afternoon or evening with Bob Trennum and Friends: Tom Bell, Blair MacKenzie, Kylie Martin and Carling Stephen. Classic carols and songs like: “It’s beginning to Look a Lot Like…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
A Lunch at Allen’s Christmas
4 people standing with christmas decorations around them
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A Lunch at Allen’s Christmas

December 4 at 7:30 pm—$75

A Lunch At Allen’s Christmas is an enchanting seasonal journey filled with stories, humour and a vast array of superbly-crafted songs – some traditional I’ll Be Home for Christmas, others…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Believe
an image of an empty theatre from the stage. the seats are red, and span across 2 levels
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Believe

December 2 at 7:30 pm—$12 – $40

Arias & Holiday Favourites Do you believe?…in Santa?…in the magic of Christmas? First prize winner at the 2022 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Competition, Soprano Karoline Podolak joins the PSO…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
The Glorious Songs: The Glory Tour
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The Glorious Songs: The Glory Tour

February 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm—$50 – $69.50

Following the release of their brand-new single “Mercy Mercy” two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons have announced The Glory Tour kicking off this September with dates across North…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
The Soul of Motown Christmas Special
an image of an empty theatre from the stage. the seats are red, and span across 2 levels
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The Soul of Motown Christmas Special

December 16 at 8:00 pm—$49 – $59

The Beaches International Jazz Festival presents a Christmas special like none other with the Soul of Motown at the Showplace Performance Centre. This cast of singers and musicians tributes to…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Canadian Masters of Magic in Support of Crime Stoppers
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Canadian Masters of Magic in Support of Crime Stoppers

December 13 at 7:00 pm—$31.20 – $46.80

Get ready to be amazed by the Canadian Masters of Magic, produced by the Ontario OWOW Magic Festival. This incredible show features the best of the best in Canadian magic,…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Wonderful World of Christmas
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Wonderful World of Christmas

December 10 at 7:30 pm—$50

Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, this Yuletide spectacular is hosted by none other than the man himself. Steve Michaels sings the Christmas classics as well as serenading you…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Boney M feat. Liz Mitchell – The Original Lead Singer
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Boney M feat. Liz Mitchell – The Original Lead Singer

December 9 at 8:00 pm—$64.50 – $84.50

MRG Live is bringing Euro-Disco group BONEY M featuring original lead singer LIZ MITCHELL back to Canada to celebrate 45 years since their debut record, Nightflight, was released. The tour…

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Peterborough, Canada
MonkeyJunk – Juno Award Winners
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MonkeyJunk – Juno Award Winners

December 3 at 8:00 pm—$30 – $35

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines,…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Original Hotel California
band with text 'hotel california original eagles tribute'
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Original Hotel California

December 1 at 7:30 pm—$51 – $56

For almost three decades now HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. Don’t be fooled by the rest! The…

140 Charlotte St Third Floor
Peterborough, K9J 2T8
Jethro’s Blues Jam
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Jethro’s Blues Jam

December 17 at 3:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents a family friendly Blues Jam! Bring your own instrument and join the jam or just enjoy some music.

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Blues Jam
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Jethro’s Blues Jam

December 10 at 3:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents a family friendly Blues Jam! Bring your own instrument and join the jam or just enjoy some music.

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Blues Jam
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Jethro’s Blues Jam

December 3 at 3:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents a family friendly Blues Jam! Bring your own instrument and join the jam or just enjoy some music.

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage
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Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage

December 19 at 8:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Stand Up Comedy Open Stage hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage
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Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage

December 12 at 8:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Stand Up Comedy Open Stage hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage
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Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Stage

December 5 at 8:00 pm

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents Stand Up Comedy Open Stage hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7