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An annual favourite on our calendar!

Join the Aurora Seniors Keep Singing Group as we lift our voice in song with old favourites from decades past. Song sheets provided, along with piano accompaniment and an MC.

Complimentary cake and coffee reception following the sing-along event. All welcome; event offered at no charge!

*Assisted Care Homes are extended a particularly warm welcome to this event. The Centre is accessible, and we offer elevator and seating assistance. For any further information, please reach out to us at info@auroraculturalcentre.ca



Our galleries are open on Family Day, Feb. 19 from 1 – 4 pm to enjoy the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts exhibitions.

Enjoy the fun at the Town of Aurora’s Arctic Adventure in Town Park, then head over to take in some awesome art!

Gallery Admission is at no charge.

Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 Day of Concert, HST included

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Cash bar | CD’s available for purchase

To purchase tickets, call 905 713-1818, or visit the Centre at 22 Church Street, Aurora.

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend, with 7 Juno nominations, 16 Maples Blues Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award in his toolkit. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues and gospel. Bringing along an 8-piece band tonight, the sounds will include the glorious harmonies courtesy of the Fabulous Levy Sisters, keys/organ, bass, drumkit – and a 3-piece horn section.

Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “…a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” 

In Freedom Blues Canadian roots music icon Ken Whiteley has crafted a timely set of songs that address both contemporary and historical struggles for the freedom endemic to a healthy, progressive society. Deftly drawing on a wide range of musical sources including blues, gospel and, for lack of a better word, folk, Freedom Blues is a landmark album in Whiteley’s career and Canadian roots music in general.”  ~ Grammy Award winning music professor, Rob Bowman

March Break = Arts Break at the Aurora Cultural Centre!

Bring the kids this afternoon for a free, family-friendly “crafter-noon”. Projects for kids big and small, offered at no charge.

Event time: 1 – 4 pm

This is a drop-in activity afternoon; parents and guardians, please stay and create with your children.
No registration required.
The Centre cannot provide children supervision or individual instruction support.

This event is now sold out – thank you!

“Jillian, Jillian, Jillian Jiggs. Your room looks like it was lived in by pigs!”

Tickets: $12 each, or $45 Family 4-pack (HST included). Includes a bonus art workshop after the show!

Tickets are required for children ages 12 months and up.

To purchase, call the Box Office at 905 713-1818, or visit 22 Church Street, Aurora.

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

To some, Miss Jiggs might come across as a young lady who doesn’t want to clean her room. In fact that is not the case at all. She really, really does wants to clean her room, and has every intention of doing so. That was until something caught her eye. A broom, a scrap piece of paper, buttons, rubber gloves, card board boxes, duvets. All of these things may seem like just household objects to some, but not to Jillian. No, these are wigs worn by famous people, or sails on a pirate ship, noses on pigs, chickens on the loose or robots just waiting to come alive.

After the show, join the cast in the Great Hall for “Making Pigs with Jillian Jiggs,” an art activity workshop for the whole family. This event is included in the ticket price, and provides a great reminder of the day!

Combining some of Phoebe Gilman’s most famous stories: Jillian Jiggs, Jillian Jiggs & the Great Big Snow, Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue & The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs, this play is an energetic & imaginative adventure through her imagination. Join us on a journey through her many adventures and help Jillian and her friends find their way home again. Through the combination of live music, dancing, comedy, audience interaction and surprises around every corner we’ve got an action packed show for all ages!

‘Jillian Jiggs’ book by Phoebe Gilman, adaptation by Alexandra Lent. Performance by To Be Determined Theatre Co.

Appropriate for all ages.

Join us for an evening of celebrating the artists of the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild and painter Julia Hacker and their new exhibitions of traditional artistry of rug hooking and large canvases; Hooked on Tradition and Botanica respectively.  This free evening will have a cash bar and light refreshments available as you explore the sophisticated patterns and materials of the rugs or the large abstracted botanical life invigorated through Ms. Hacker’s paintings. Many of the artists of the Guild and Ms. Hacker will be in attendance – a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists about the inspirations and methods behind the canvases or rugs.

Due to events beyond our control, the Bhangra Dancing event planned for Family Day is unfortunately been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

The Galleries are open today, and we welcome you to drop by for a visit! Enjoy our current exhibition, the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts, featuring visual art from Aurora graduating high school students. Bring the family and find incredible inspiration from this stunning collection.

The Galleries are open from 1 – 4 pm; all welcome. Gallery admission is at no charge.

Abstracted botanical life is invigorated through Ms. Hacker’s interpretations on large canvases. Magically bright oils and metallic mixed media combine to create inspirational pieces that speak to the life cycle, daily meditations of growth and discovery.

Message from the Julia

At some point of my life I became interested in the way the world works outside of the context of human society. The study of the picture of the world fascinates me. In universal meaning we all exist on an equal footing with the flora and fauna. When a person enters into the “big” world, the scale, the ratio change. I stoped dismissing plants, growing at the side of the road. It is a whole different colourful world out there. The closer I get, more I discover. Colours, shapes looks like pieces of mosaic and at the same time all that chaos create a whole picture.While working on my almost abstract paintings-I meditate on intricacy of nature creations and feel humble with my attempt to share it.
My purpose is to engage the viewer, to draw out a sense of wonder and joy through the colours and textures of my work.

About the Artist

Julia Hacker is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of contemporary  mixed media, acrylic paint, collage and illustration. Julia also offers her artwork for rent/sale to  staging companies, real state agents  and interior designers.  juliahacker@hotmail.com

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition! Friday March 23, 2018  | 6 – 8pm

An opportunity to try your hand at (rug) hooking with a demo set up by the artists of the Newmarket Hooking Guild.

This is a free opportunity for all ages – all welcome!

Join us in celebrating the inaugural Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts – Performance Arts Night

Since 2011, the Aurora Cultural Centre has engaged the graduating youth visual artists of our community through professional exhibiting opportunities known as the Youth Arts Program. In 2018, we are delighted to announce this programs’ natural metamorphosis into the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts. The artists’ motivations and technique practices bring forward a world commonly held hidden within the high school’s studio walls. It is also through the students’ enthusiasms and support from our sponsor Geranium Homes, we are proud to include performance arts opportunities in 2018!

Featuring artists from:
  • Aurora High School 
  • Cardinal Carter CHS
  • Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS

The Mayors’ Celebration of Youth Art is generously sponsored by Geranium Homes