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William Kingfisher, above, will explore the life and art of Arthur Shilling during the MacLaren’s Art for Lunch series in March, which includes a tour of Shilling’s final works, which will be on display in the downtown Barrie gallery. MATT PLUS STEPH/PHOTO

Art for Lunch kicks off Friday

MacLaren’s Art for Lunch series kicks off Friday with a peek Inside the Archive, a virtual museum where technology meets local history.

Local musician Ron Hickling says the songs come easily once the chords and melody are in place. CHRISTIANNE WILLIAMS/PHOTO

Running down a dream

Music, art and farming are inextricably linked for Roy Hickling and all the elements come together for his latest album, One Thing.

William Smith, 10, shares his Japanese anime comic book entitled The Adventures of Little Bob and Mr. Bird Jr. Senior The Third, which he created during the Anime Camp held at the MacLaren Art Centre recently. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Anime camp

William Smith, 10, shares his Japanese anime comic book entitled The Adventures of Little Bob and Mr. Bird Jr. Senior The Third, which he created during the Anime Camp held at the MacLaren Art Centre recently.

Jakob Ehman prepares for the title role of Don John in The Libertine, an adaption of the 350-year-old story of Don Juan. Talk is Free Theatre is presenting the play at the Mady Centre next week. Dimitar Pentchev/Supplied

Dabbling in swordplay

It's an old story for new age. The Libertine is an adaptation of 1600s English playwright Thomas Shadwell's story of Don Juan, a man who lives for pleasure and is unapologetic guilty of all vices.

High Road Pilots will be playing at Foxx Lounge in Barrie on Dec. 31. SUPPLIED

High Road Pilots to ring in new year

A local band caps a stellar year with a New Year's Eve bash Saturday evening. For the four members of High Road Pilots, it's also an opportunity to say thanks to their fans.

Supplied Sloan will be performing at Barrie’s Downtown Countdown on New Year’s Eve.

Sloan returns to Barrie

One of Canada's most popular bands, Sloan, will be performing for their third New Year's Eve, Saturday, in Barrie. The headliners for the annual free family Downtown Countdown also mark two significant anniversaries - Canada kicks off a year-long celebration of events in 2017 for its 150th year and Sloan is wrapping up their One Chord to Another 20

Philip Adamson

Brothers to reunite for concert

Philip Adamson marks his first performance in Barrie at next week's Midday Music with Shigeru concert. He will be appearing with his brother, Michael, a violinist who has performed here many times in the past.

Splash 'N' Boots

Ring in new year yellow and blue

For the families who may have missed Splash 'N' Boots earlier this year, Barrie's annual Downtown Countdown is a perfect opportunity to see the duo perform live.

The new show Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City's Guide to the Holidays unfolds at the Midland Cultural Centre this weekend. PAUL AIHOSHI/PHOTO

Second City coming to Midland

Allana Reoch and her very funny friends know how to do Christmas and they've wrapped up their collective 'wisdom' in survival package for the holidays.

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker. POSTMEDIA NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Cartoon comes to life

Join bunny siblings Max and his older sister Ruby, age seven, on a holiday adventure next week in Barrie.

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