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Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre

Weekend Roundup, June 25 to 27

You’re in for a good laugh this weekend with hours of comedic skits ahead of you. Another exciting note: Muskoka hosts this year’s G8 Summit, a gathering of the world’s economic leaders.

Music on the Barge offers a Sunday evening showcase in Gravenhurst

Friday, June 25
Be on the lookout for famous politicians as economic leaders from as far as Russia fly in to attend the 2010 G8 Summit today and tomorrow at Huntsville’s Deerhurst Resort.

Discover the makings of Muskoka’s heritage by exploring historic buildings in Bala and Port Carling as part of the weekend-long Doors Open Muskoka event. Tomorrow, Bracebridge welcomes you into its most intriguing sites, while Gravenhurst opens its doors on Sunday.

Start your weekend off right with some belly laughs courtesy of Yuk Yuk’s and comedians Rob Ross and Ian Sirota. See their stand-up stylings tonight with with a reservation at the Muskoka Bay Club, 9 p.m. Tickets $30; call 705-687-7900, ext. 301.

Saturday, June 26
The Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre in Bracebridge also offers its share of chuckles this weekend. In the afternoon, CBC Radio’s The Debaters records Canadian comedians as they tackle hot topics and compete for the biggest guffaws. Later in the evening, the Cottage Country Comedy Festival’s performers will have you in stitches.

Shake your hips to the many hits of beloved Canadian blues-rocker David Wilcox, as he performs live in concert at the Kee to Bala.

Sunday, June 27
Enjoy such madcap performances as “Moose Bloop” and “Summer Fun by Jam Sandwich” as part of the family-friendly Kaleidoscope Children’s Festival.

Stay tuned this evening for the Bi-focals concert band as Gravenhurst’s Music on the Barge continues its summer-long concert series.

Weekend Roundup, June 11 to 13

Muskoka offers a rich cultural experience involving theatres, parks and galleries. Don’t miss these artistic experiences!

Enjoy the natural landscape of Killbear Provincial Park (photo by John Vetterli)

Friday, June 11
Learn a thing or two about early cottage life, boat-building heritage and pioneer settlers at the quaint, local Muskoka Lakes Museum.

Enjoy an evening of family entertainment as the Algonquin Theatre comes alive with the Wonderful Sounds of Music, a rousing performance by the Muskoka Dance Academy.

Saturday, June 12
Don’t miss a chance to check out vintage vehicles and win prizes at the 17th annual Antique & Classic Car Show at Gravenhurst’s Gull Lake Park.

Take in a revue of emerging local dancers at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. As the venue promises, the name may be difficult to pronounce but the shows are easy to love!

Sunday, June 13
Swim, sail or scuba dive your way around Killbear Provincial Park—in the midst of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands—or marvel at the splendour of the Canadian Shield while wandering one of the park’s many hiking and biking trails.

Discover new art and purchase cards or gifts at Bracebridge’s Alexandra Luke Gallery, which features the original oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings of Wendy Moses.