nightlifeNOW – December 1 to 7

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 7

Reggae rockers House of David Gang will heat up Maynooth when they perform at The Arlington's 10th Anniversary Sagittarius Party on Saturday, December 3 (publicity photo)
Reggae rockers House of David Gang will heat up Maynooth when they perform at The Arlington's 10th Anniversary Sagittarius Party on Saturday, December 3 (publicity photo)

Every Thursday, we publish live music and performance events at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas based on information that venues provide to us directly or post on their website or social media channels. Here are the listings for the week of Thursday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 7.

If you’re a pub or club owner and want to be included in our weekly listings, please email our Nightlife Editor at nightlife@kawarthanow.com.

7oh5

295 George St. N, Peterborough
(705) 743-2717

Thursdays

10pm - Thirsty Thursdays w/ DJ Crash & guests

ARIA

331 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 743-0333

Friday, December 2

7pm - 3th Annual 12 BARZ of Christmas Peterborough

Saturday, December 3

10pm - Big Club Night w/ Manzone & Strong

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Friday, December 2

8pm - Open mic

Saturday, December 3

9pm - 10th Annual Sagittarius Party ft House of David Gang ($12 in advance at Harvest Moon in Bancroft, Grandma's Pastry in Killaloe, Maynooth General Store or $15 at door)

VIDEO: "Reggae Party" - House of David Gang

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 10
9pm - Ian Russell

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

4 Bridge St., Bancroft
(613) 332-3450

Friday, December 2

9pm - Dave Byrski

Tuesdays

7:30pm - Trivia Tuesdays

Wednesdays

7pm - Jam Night in the York Room

Black Horse Pub

452 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 742-0633

Thursday, December 1

7:30pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Philips & Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 2

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Dean James

Saturday, December 3

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - House Brand

Sunday, December 4

3pm - Bluegrass Menagerie

Monday, December 5

7pm - Crash and Burn w/ Rick & Gailie

Tuesday, December 6

7pm - Open mic w/ Randy Hill

Wednesday, December 7

8pm - Student bands

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
7:30pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Philips & Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 9
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Four Lanes Wide

Saturday, December 10
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Tonemasters

Sunday, December 11
3pm - Christine Artrill Band

Canoe & Paddle

18 Bridge St., Lakefield
(705) 651-1111

Saturdays

8-11pm - Live music

Sundays (2nd/4th of month)

2-5pm - Live music

Tuesdays

7-10pm - Open jam

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

38 Covert St., Cobourg
(905) 377-9029

Fridays

9pm - Live music (TBA)

Catalina's

131 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-5972

Thursdays

7:30pm - Dance With Me & Cobourg Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing Lessons ($10 per class)

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Quickshifters (Rob Forman, Clayton Yates, Jim Cruikshank w/ special guest Charlie Maine) - $10

Coming Soon

Friday, December 9
9pm - Look What the Cat Dragged In Open Mic Drag Show

The Ceilie (Trent University student pub)

1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough
(705) 748-1011

Thursday, December 1

7-11pm - Trent University Forensic Science Society Ugly Holiday Attire Social (open to students, staff, and faculty; $5 or 2 non-perishable food items, with proceeds to Kawartha Food Share)

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
7-11pm - Holiday Open Mic (all ages, no cover but non-perishable donations to Kawartha Food Share welcome)

Chemong Lodge

764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth
(705) 292-8435

Thursdays

5-9pm - Pianist Barry McMullen (dining room)

Fridays

5-9pm - Pianist Barry McMullen (dining room)

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
(705) 653-0001

Thursday, December 1

9pm - Sue & Mike

Friday, December 2

9pm - Gary & Les

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Shawn Dore

Mondays

Trivia Monday

Tuesday, December 6

6-9pm - Rwanda Craft Brewery Project fundraiser three-course dinner ($30)

Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

Coach & Horses Pub

16 York St. S., Lindsay
(705) 328-0006

Thursdays

10pm - Open Jam w/ Gerald Vanhalteren

Wednesdays

7-11pm - Live music

Dobro Restaurant & Bar

287-289 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 775-9645

Thursday, December 1

10pm - The Ramblers

Friday, December 2

10pm - Chris Collins Band

Saturday, December 3

10pm - Bailien

Wednesdays

Open stage

Dominion Hotel

113 Main St., Minden
(705) 286-6954

Friday, December 2

8:30pm - Open mic

Saturday, December 3

2pm - Kitchen Party Music Jam (free, musicians and fans welcome)

Embers Grill House

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
(705) 738-6343

Wednesday, December 7

6:30pm - Open Mic Night w/ host Richard Kyle

Frank's Pasta and Grill

426 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-2727

Thursdays

5-8pm - Live music

Fridays

9pm-12am - Karaoke Night

Saturday, December 3

8pm - Brother Sweet Brother; 11pm - DJ Odeon

Sundays

4-8pm - Kids Karaoke

Tuesdays

7pm & 8pm - Salsa Classes beginners & intermediate ($10/lesson)

Wednesdays

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 10
8pm - Extreme Metal Night w/ Anthropophagy & Latrodectus; 11pm - DJ Shreddy Beats

Saturday, December 17
8pm - Little Lake; 11pm - DJ Chrome

The Garnet

231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-0107

Friday, December 2

Kitten Academy Brrrlesque Show

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Zachary Lucky

Tuesday, December 6

10pm - Evangeline Gentle

Wednesday, December 7

Communi-Kitch w/ Brianna Gosselin

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
9pm - Persons, Guy Madonna, Meowlinda ($5-8)

Gordon Best Theatre

216 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 876-8884

Thursday, December 1

8pm - "First Date" - A Musical Comedy ($16, at www.thegordonbest.ca or at door)

Friday, December 2

8pm - Tommy Youngsteen ($20 at www.thegordonbest.ca)

Saturday, December 3

8pm - "First Date" - A Musical Comedy ($16, at www.thegordonbest.ca or at door)

Sunday, December 4

2pm - "First Date" - A Musical Comedy ($16, at www.thegordonbest.ca or at door)

Coming Soon

Friday, December 9
8-11pm - Three Martinis & Friends Holiday Bash ($20 in advance, $25 at door)

Saturday, December 10
8pm - "First Date" - A Musical Comedy ($16, at www.thegordonbest.ca or at door)

Sunday, December 11
2pm & 8pm - "First Date" - A Musical Comedy ($16, at www.thegordonbest.ca or at door)

Thursday, December 15
7pm - Peterborough Folk Fest presents Fortunate Ones ($20 general admission, tickets at www.peterboroughfolkfest.com)

Friday, December 16
9pm - The Citiots Improv ($12 adults, $10 students)

Saturday, December 17
7pm - Silver Hearts Album Release Show w/ Mayhemingways ($17.50 at www.thegordonbest.ca)

Junction Nightclub

253 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 743-0550

Saturday, December 3

10pm - Santa's Workshop Party (free photo with Santa, ugly sweaters and Xmas outfits encouraged, $2 from every cover goes to Energy 99.7 Toy Drive)

McThirsty's Pint

166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
(705) 743-2220

Thursdays

10pm - Jan Schoute

Fridays

10pm - Brian Haddlesey

Saturdays

10pm - Brian Haddlesey

Mondays

10pm - Trivia Night

Wednesdays

9pm - Cody Watkins

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

990 Ontario St., Cobourg
(905) 377-8177

Thursday, December 1

7pm - Ragwax

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
7pm - Don Owen

Oasis Bar & Grill

31 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-6634

Thursdays

6:30pm - Live music

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

Wednesdays

6:30pm - Live music

Pattie House Smokin' Barbecue

6675 Highway 35, Coboconk
(705) 454-8100

Saturday, December 3

6:30pm - The Coby Comedy Show ($60, includes dinner, drink; $40 show only). Fundraiser for Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce

Pig's Ear Tavern

144 Brock St., Peterborough
(705) 745-7255

Fridays

Pingo

Saturday, December 3

9pm - "The Night That Hank Drank" annual Hank Williams tribute hosted by Sean Conway

Mondays

Pool Night

Tuesdays

Open stage (second Tuesday of each month: 5-7:30pm - Family Friendly Open Mic)

Wednesdays

Humpday Karaoinke

Pitchers Place

8642 Lander Rd (Gores Landing), Cobourg
(905) 342-2832

Thursdays

6-9pm - Folk Thursdays ft Kim Doolittle and Clayton Yates ($7)

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

871 Chemong Rd., Peterborough
(705) 741-1078

Fridays

Live music

Tuesdays

Live music

Red Dog Tavern

189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 741-6400

Friday, December 2

10pm - Ian K with Big Motor Gasoline

Tuesdays

10pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
10pm - PUP ($12 at www.ticketscene.ca/events/16330/)

Friday, December 16
10:30pm - A Tribe Called Red (SOLD OUT)

Friday, January 27
10pm - Tokyo Police Club ($25 at www.ticketscene.ca/events/16607/)

Riley's Olde Town Pub

257 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 750-1445

Thursdays

Travis Berlinbach

Fridays

Travis Berlinbach

Saturdays

Josh Gontier

Sundays

Josh Gontier

Mondays

Josh Gontier

Tuesdays

Josh Gontier & Cale Gontier

Wednesdays

Guest performers

Shots

379 George Street K9H 3R2, Peterborough
(705) 749-9315

Wednesdays

10pm - Wednesday House Party

Southside Pizzeria

25 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
(705) 748-6120

Fridays

9am-12pm - Open mic ($2); 8pm - Karaoke

Tuesdays

9am-12pm - Open mic (free); 8pm - Karaoke

Spanky's

201 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-5078

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
9:30pm & 11 pm - Next Door: Acoustic Sessions/Monthly Night 01 w/ Kayla Howran & Dylan Ireland (no cover)

The Spill

414 George St., Peterborough
(705) 748-6167

Thursday, December 1

7-11pm - PARN presents "That Freddie Feeling" all-Queen Karaoke (all ages, donations welcomed)

Friday, December 2

Happy Birthday Sawada w/ The Venisons, No Pussy Footing, Billiard Blossom, Mulekik, garbageface, Micronite Filters

Saturday, December 3

3-6pm - Repair Cafe; 9pm - Sonorous, The Ramblers, C. Clarkin, Liam Parker ($5 or PWYC)

Monday, December 5

Smile Packages Benefit

Tuesday, December 6

9pm - Carpe Noctem

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
8-11pm - 2nd Annual Concerts for Socks ft Ferraro, Kirty, Paper Shakers (all ages, $8 in advance at www.thejoyfulproject.com/tickets, $10 at door, new sock donations welcomed)

Friday, December 9
Burrett & Friends Play The Hits

Saturday, December 10
11am-5pm - Focus Fair Art & Craft Sale; 9pm - Tribute Audio Christmas Party ft Dylan Ireland and Express

Sunday, December 11
11am-4pm - Focus Fair Art & Craft Sale

Sticks Sports Pub

500 George St. S., Peterborough
(705) 775-7845

Friday, December 2

6-10pm - Tami J. Wilde w/ Jimmy Deck & Emery Landry

Tank House

295 George St. N, Peterborough
(705) 743-2717

Saturday, December 3

3-6pm - Rye Street

Sunday, December 4

12-8pm - Pet Pantry Fundraiser ft ugly sweater contest, magic show, live entertainment, & more ($5 entry, $3 w/ pet item)

Coming Soon

Friday, December 9
5:30pm - Northern Soul

Saturday, December 10
4pm - Roy Boys

The Venue

286 George Street North, Peterborough
(705) 876-0008

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 20
7-10:30pm - For the Love of Love Xmas Party ft Silver Lining (PWYC, proceeds to Warming Room)

Tuesday, February 28
8pm - Mother Mother #NoCultureTour w/ We Are The City ($29.50 available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10005175B8D58A95)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Coming Soon

Wednesday, December 28
3-5pm - Winter Music Series ft Mayhemingways (no cover)

Winchester Arms

299 Ridout St., Port Hope
(905) 885-9393

Tuesdays

7pm - Trivia night

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