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Canadian Jazz All-Stars

Canadian Jazz All-Stars

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Canadian Jazz All-Stars is a first-time collection of artists, bringing together formidable musical forces to create a powerhouse ensemble! Vocalist Heather Bambrick, flugelhornist Guido Basso, bassist Dave Young, drummer Davide DiRenzo, saxophonist Mike Murley and pianist Robi Botos, considered by many to be the successor to the great Oscar Peterson, are well-known and well-loved members of the Canadian music scene. Together, these world-class artists have performed on the finest world stages, garnered international praise and accolades, and have collected more than two centuries of musical seasoning. They are at the top of their game and are the cream of Canada’s musical crop. Canadian Jazz All-Stars are sure to thrill any and all audiences!

Tickets: Prime $65, Regular $55, Youth $15

For more information about Heather Bambrick, visit
To learn more about Dave Young, visit
To learn more about Mike Murley, visit
To learn more about Robi Botos, visit

The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
is Open for the Season

Free Public Skating

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5

Skate rentals are available on:
Fridays: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 10 pm.

Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Tartan Terrors

Tartan Terrors

Friday, January 25, 2019, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) are one act to keep an eye on"! The Terrors use their sonic blitz to score award-winning step and Highland dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike. Members of the Tartan Terrors have performed on four different continents; in some of the most prestigious festivals, Highland Games and theatres across North America. Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors live in Markham!

Tickets: Prime $59, Regular $49, Youth $15

Immigrant Youth Centre

Fridays, January 25 - March 8, 2019

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham

Perform with the IYC JAM

Learn to play various guitar pop songs.

Basic knowledge of guitar playing is required.

To register email

Ben Heppner

Ben Heppner with The Toronto Mass Choir

 Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

 “Mr. Heppner again gave an impassioned, courageous and vocally thrilling performance.” – The New York Times

Recognized as one of the finest dramatic tenors in the world today, Ben Heppner is the biggest opera star that Canada has ever produced. Possessing a voice of incredible power, Heppner has made his mark around the world singing a remarkably wide repertoire and has become a favourite of virtually all major opera houses. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including appointment as a Companion of the Order of Canada, three JUNO Awards, an Emmy Award and three Grammy Awards.

Tickets: Prime $75, Regular $65, Youth $15

For more information about The Toronto Mass Choir, visit

Art Jam to Live Music at Espressions

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge Markham, 118 Main Street Markham North 

Art jam with us to live music featuring local talents! We encourage you to mix and mingle with other art lovers as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual atmosphere.

Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for! Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax, express yourself and have fun.

All supplies and materials are included, and you get complimentary access to our self serve cafe bar.

Price per person
$27 + HST for a solo 16×20” freestyle session

For this special event, we offer special discounted pricing! 
(normal solo 16×20” freestyle sessions are $32 + HST)

Start Time
7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45 / 8:00 p.m.
Choose a start time; event ends at 11 p.m.

If you want to upgrade to a bigger canvas, you can upgrade upon arrival. Please note that promos, prepaid workshop vouchers, and coupons cannot be used with this event.


DJ Taba

White Party Night

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Location: Budabar Lounge,
8159 Yonge Street map

Featuring DJ TABA
With DJ ARDY & Monty On Percussion

Doors open at 10 p.m.

Free Parking
+19 ID Required
Info & Bottle Service



2019 KPNP Taekwondo Championships

Saturday, January 26 & Sunday, January 27, 2019

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville  map 

Event Organizer: Captain Sports

KPNP Taekwondo Championships will take place
at the Markham Pan Am Centre. 

Over 400 athletes will take place in this event.

Sweet Sounds of the Old Firehall

Sweet Sounds of the Old Firehall

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Old Firehall Confectionery
170 Main Street Unionville map

Join us at Old Firehall Confectionery on Unionville Main Street for an afternoon of musical performances!

Musicians of all ages are invited to perform in a fun, musical and delicious, family/friendly environment.

- Signup to perform begins at 4:00 p.m. 
- Performances begin at 5:00 p.m.

The event supports the charity 360 Kids. Performers and attendees are being asked to bring “personal care products” for a community initiative the charity is currently running. Please check out the work they are doing to help at-risk youth in York Region. It is extremely important and we are happy to support them.

Old Firehall Confectionery
Phone: 905-415-9192

Family Sundays

Family Sundays at Markham Museum

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road  map

Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Geared for Growing through hands on exploration of our 25 acre site. Each month boasts different themes relating to the science behind agriculture, along with either a fun craft to take home, or an interactive experience that your family will remember forever!

Robbie Burns

Robbie Burns Day Dinner

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Unionville Arm 
189 Main Street Unionville, Markham 

Live music from David Leask 
with Highland Dancers, piper, haggis and more.

Phone: 905-470-8831

Get Youth Fit

Location: 5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham  map

Immigrant Youth Centre
World of Dance

Thursdays, January 24 - March 7, 2019

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham

Move your body and get fit by dancing
to different styles from around the world. 

No experience required.

To register email

An Evening with Jack

"An Evening with Jack"
- A Fundraiser for Ray Lai Campaign

Friday, January 25, 2919, 7 - 9 p.m.

Markham Village Train Station
214 Main Street, Markham North  map 

Ray Lai is hosting his one and only fundraiser to help pay down campaign debt from the 2018 Markham Municipal Election. Ray Lai is pleased to present Jack Heath, former deputy mayor of Markham, to an evening of conversation. Jack will be speaking on elections past, present, and future. He'll also be taking questions!

Light refreshments catered by Starving Artist Waffles and Espresso will be served.

Tickets: $100, eligible for 75% cash rebate from the City of Markham

More info:

Man's Not Hot, Reloaded, Part 2

Man's Not Hot Reloaded! Part 2

Friday, January 25, 2019, 10:00 p.m. –  3:00 a.m.

Location: 10 Esna Park Drive, Markham  map

The warmest winter party is back this January and promises to be better than ever!!! Man's Not Hot Reloaded! Part 2. Are you ready? This year we have the sickest DJ line up and your favourite hosts. Get your early bird tickets now!!! Du du ku ku dun dun!!! #GBAM 

Get your ticket at eventbrite

Tanglewood Trail

Exploring the Outdoors with All Five Senses

Saturday, January 26, 2019

See, Smell, Hear, Taste and Feel nature! Learn how to identify species and experience the outdoors more fully by engaging all your senses in this hike with Robin.

Leaders: Robin, Marie
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
Meeting point: 
Parking lot
Distance: 1 km - 5 km
Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
Pace: Slow
Duration: 1.5 hours
Age Range: Family friendly
Dog Friendly: No

Markham Thunder
Markham Thunder vs Montreal Les Canadiennes

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Community Centre Arena, 7755 Bayview Avenue  

The 2018 Clarkson Cup Champion Markham Thunder are back and ready to defend the Canadian Women's Hockey League title! Cheer on your #MarkhamHockeyHeroes.

Saturday Night Live Jazz

Saturday Night Live Jazz Series

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Go for Tea, 179 Enterprise Blvd., Unit 13 map

Enjoy live jazz music every last Saturday night of each month.

Free admission.


Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Aaniin Library, 5665 14th Ave.  map

Celebrate the importance of reading and engaging
in literacy-related activities as a family.

We'll have lots of fun activities that support literacy and learning.


The O'Donnell Winter Feis 2019

Traditional Irish Dancing

Saturday, January 26 2019

Location: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road map

It is our goal to preserve Irish culture and heritage through the practice and performance of traditional Irish dance. We believe that the pursuit of Irish dancing excellence is an important and beautiful art form, and that it contributes to a young person’s confidence and self esteem. We also believe that students thrive in an environment of good fellowship, mutual respect and enthusiastic encouragement. We work with all our students and their parents to foster this culture.  Find more information here.

Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year Celebrations
at First Markham Place

3255 Highway 7  map

January 25 - February 17, 2019
Chinese New Year Sidewalk Sale

Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. - Prediction for Year of the Pig
                      Hosted by Mr. Paul Ng
3 p.m. - Chinese Dance Performance
by Chinese Collective Arts Association

Markham Royals

Markham Royals vs
Pickering Panthers
Junior A Hockey Game

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Centennial Arena
8500 McCowan Road.  map

The Markham Royals are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Markham, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. 

“The arrival of Junior ‘A’ hockey back to Markham is great news and we’re thrilled to welcome the Red Wings Junior ‘A’ organization to our community,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The new Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club will be joining a well-established hockey community known for producing over sixty NHL players including Steve Stamkos, Steve Thomas, Brad May, Mike Zigomanis, Cody Hodgson, Jeff Skinner, Mike Palmateer, Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members Syl Apps and Adam Oates. We’re confident the Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ team will carry on that tradition of hockey excellence.” 


Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019 Celebration Party (Mandarin)

Monday, January 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Cornell Library, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue  map

A fun program for newcomer seniors 
to get together and mingle with new friends! 

Let’s celebrate New Year 2019 together!



Winged Canvas

Hogan Landscaping

John Procenko Real Estate Team
Professional. Proactive. Procenko Real Estate

Kimberly Clark, Broker
Century 21
Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121


Clean and Care Services
Clean and Care Services

Pulse Dance Works

Sher's 5 Star Catering

Dance Dreamz


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Public Transit in Markham

Markham Transit Transportations

YRT, VIVA & TTC Route Schedules
YRT, VIVA & TTC Trip Planner
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Closest Bus Stop
 VIVA - 905·886·6767
 York Region Transit: 905·762·2100
 YRT Mobility Plus: 905·762·2112
 TTC: 416·393·INFO (4636)
 GO Transit: 416·869·3200
 Student Transportation: 905·713·2535
 Map of York Region Transit & VIVA
 Map of VIVA
 Map of Go Transit
 Map of TTC Routes
 Map of Subway / RT
 VIVA / YRT Bus Fares
 TTC Fares and Passes
 VIVA / YRT Bus Ticket Agent Locations
 Park 'N Ride
 Smart Commute 404-7

 Markham Weather Forecast

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A mix of sun and clouds

A mix of sun and clouds

         Daytime High: -2°C  Overnight Low: -9°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 30%
         Wind: 22 - 33 km/h West
         Sunrise: 7:43 a.m.   Sunset: 5:15 p.m.


The Next 3 Day Forecast

January 25
January 26

January 27

A few flurries Mainly sunny A few flurries
A few
A few

High    -7°C

High   -10°C

High   -7°C

Low   -17°C Low    -12°C Low   -21°C


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  More Upcoming Markham Event

Festival of Illusionists

Jason Bishop - Straight Up Magic

Saturday, February 2, 2019

2:00 p.m.  &  9:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

“There’s real elegance and even wit in the precision of his gestures...” – The New York Times
From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting-edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, Jason Bishop features stunning and original state of the art magic. Each show features award-winning sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto a huge movie screen. Jason was handpicked by LiveNation to perform with Ke$ha, Paramore, Weezer, Drake, and many other celebrities at multiple festivals around the world. Come see why he’s called America’s Hottest Illusionist!

To learn more about Jason Bishop, visit

Two performances to chose from:  Saturday February 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.!

Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2019.

Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Markham Cineplex Cinema & VIP

          The Kid Who Would Be King The Kid Who Would Be King

          Serenity Serenity

          Dragon Ball Super: Broly Dragon Ball Super: Broly

          Glass Glass

          The Upside The Upside

          Mary Poppins Returns Mary Poppins Returns

          Bumblebee Bumblebee

          Aquaman Aquaman

          Spider-man Into Spider Verse Spider-man Into Spider Verse

          Kill Mobile Kill Mobile

            Click here for movie show times.


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