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<b>SCENE SETTER:</b> Playwright 'awestruck' by 200-year-old tale

SCENE SETTER: Playwright 'awestruck' by 200-year-old tale

Leah Holder's Mary of Shanty Bay brings Mary O'Brien's story out of the shadows and into the limelight; 'We don’t hear a lot about how people lived day to day,' Holder says
Things about to get creepy at Canada's Wonderland

Things about to get creepy at Canada's Wonderland

Halloween Haunt shows and live entertainment this year include 'mind-blowing performances' such as Inferno, Skeleton Crew, Freak Show and the Illusionist, plus a Vampire Disco
Giants poised to take over downtown Barrie this weekend

Giants poised to take over downtown Barrie this weekend

Talk Is Free Theatre’s end-of-summer performance festival will take root in some 'non-traditional locations'
Another weekend means another Saturday of Open Air fun on Dunlop

Another weekend means another Saturday of Open Air fun on Dunlop

Oji-Cree singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aysanabee will perform Saturday afternoon at Meridian Place Stage in downtown Barrie
Mark Critch, Rick Mercer to attend Leacock Medal gala in Orillia

Mark Critch, Rick Mercer to attend Leacock Medal gala in Orillia

Two Canadian humorists are on the short list for the 2022 award
Pirate Party pillaging its way back to Port of Orillia

Pirate Party pillaging its way back to Port of Orillia

Event featuring re-enactors, music, scavenger hunt, pirate village, kid-friendly entertainment and more taking place Labour Day weekend
<b>SCENE SETTER:</b> Cancer Bats ready to hang in Barrie

SCENE SETTER: Cancer Bats ready to hang in Barrie

Playing live is 'the best part of the whole job for me. I just switch on auto-pilot and lose my mind for an hour,' says front-man Liam Cormier; Cancer Bats play The Queens Sept. 27
Giants will take over the sky in downtown Barrie

Giants will take over the sky in downtown Barrie

For two weekends in September, Talk Is Free Theatre will bring culture, music and theatrical performance to rooftops, balconies and fire escapes
Blast off: City hosting Rocket League video-game tournament

Blast off: City hosting Rocket League video-game tournament

Game On! will take place Sept. 24 at Five Points Theatre
Fibre Spirit Festival weaves its way into the weekend

Fibre Spirit Festival weaves its way into the weekend

Festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Barrie Curling Club on Essa Road