October 24, 2022                                                                                                                      View this email in your browser           

Elizabeth Banfalvi is a meditation series writer. She's taught Meditation and Stress Relief Naturally to various school boards, Brampton Parks and Rec and the Mississauga Library System. She is the Mississauga Writers Group President, formed in 2013 and has been a part of the yearly anthologies and seasonal e-zines.
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Elizabeth has been awarded a Volunteer Heritage Award from The Credits held by Heritage Mississauga, Congratulations Elizabeth!
Learn more about The Credits and get your tickets here.
Happy Monday!

We just featured our 100th Artist Spotlight! 🎉 Are you a MAC member? Looking to get a spotlight? Email me at

This week, there are tons of exciting events to explore: 

In professional development, network with the best of Mississauga's music industry professionals at TD Culture Lab - Music Industry Panel happening TOMORROW!

In visual art, don't miss AGM's 35th Anniversary Benefit Auction taking place this Wednesday - AGM members get 50% tickets with code: AGM35

In dance, register for Dance on Film classes presented by onUP Productions and Frog in Hand Productions, starting November 2nd!

In music, mark your calendars for Sauga Music NOW: Live at Metalworks, premiering on MAC's YouTube channel on November 3rd at 8:30 PM.

Mississauga Writers Group has announced the winners of their 4th Annual Writing Contest! Categories included Young Voices, Seniors, and Poetry. Congratulations to all of the winners! View the full list and learn more here.

Get all of the details on everything and more by scrolling below!

Have a creative week,
  Sherri Murray   
  Communications Producer, MAC
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Don't miss these two TD Culture Lab Workshops coming up!

TOMORROW - Are you ready to take your music career to the next level? Learn about growing your music admin team with host Demetrius Nath (Mississauga Music) with experts Lincoln Blaché (MADE IN SAUGA label), Melissa Johnston (Music Publishing at Metalworks Institute), and Mark “Pesci” Rodenhizer (Booker for The Rec Room) at our TD Culture Lab - Music Industry Panel taking place October 25th, 7-9 PM at Mindshare Workspace. 
Learn more and get tickets!
NEW DATE! - Not sure where to begin on writing a press release? Need some help with your next social media campaign? Get all of the tips and tricks with host Sherri Murray, MAC's Communications Producer and experts Jay Kana (Modern Mississauga) and Paige Williams (City of Mississauga) at our TD Culture Lab - Media Masterclass, November 1st,
7-9 PM at Mindshare Workspace. 
Learn more and get tickets!
Event Listings

 🖼 Exhibitions, Art Show & Sales

  • AGM's Annual Benefit Auction | October 26th
    📍Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
    You’re invited to the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s Annual Benefit Auction! On October 26, 2022, 6:30 PM at Small Arms Inspection Building, spend the night enjoying other art lovers company. Experience art battles, enjoy tasty appetizers, a glass of wine, cash bar and more! Plus, amazing door prizes. AGM members get 50% off tickets with code: AGM35
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

  • PAMA presents Peter Powning: A Retrospective | July 2nd - October 30th
    📍Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
    Join Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) for their latest art exhibition, Peter Powning: A Retrospective. This major retrospective of New Brunswick ceramist and sculptor Peter Powning covers a remarkable 50-year career, from his early functional pottery to his exploration of a wide variety of materials such as glass, clay, cast bronze, stone and steel.
    Click here to learn more.
  • Unearth Uncover presented by Museums of Mississauga | September 22nd - November 6th
    📍Bradley Museum
    Check out Museums of Mississauga's Unearth Uncover, an exhibition to bring attention to Black Canadian History. This exhibit formed a social justice program for students in partnership with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)'s Unearth Uncover Historical Plaque Projects. Students in the Black Student Association and Social Justice classes at Cawthra Park Secondary School were asked to create a visual art response to the project, and these submissions are on for viewing from Sept 22 - Nov 6 at the Bradley Museum.    
    Click here to learn more
  • Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month 2022: Latin American Women's Art Show | October 17th - 30th
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM)
    Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association is hosting an art show featuring the work of Latin women artists as part of our Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month programming! The exhibit will feature work from three local artists: Adriana Rosselli, Ana Lopez, and Maria “Feru” Ibarra. You can enjoy the exhibit from October 17-30 at Visual Arts Mississauga. Admission is FREE! 
    Click here to learn more.
  • Artworks presented by Arts on the Credit | November 5th & 6th
    📍The Waterside Inn
    Arts on the Credit’s ArtWorks show is excited to return to the Waterside Inn for another season to showcase fabulous art from local artists! Join them November 5 & 6, 11 AM – 5 PM for this fine art show which includes all forms of original work, paintings, sculpture, textiles, wearables and even some sparkle with some wonderful new jewellery. The event is free to attend! Get your holiday gift shopping done early! 
    Click here to learn more.

🎨 Creative Activities

  • Art Night Out - VAM | Oct 28th, Nov 18th, Dec 9th
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga
    Plan a creative date night with your significant other or friends! Art Night Out at VAM is a fun and social way to end your work week. Each event offers the opportunity to meet new people, make art and enjoy learning from a different instructor. No previous art experience required. After the workshop, enjoy a refreshment and open mic performance from a local Amphitheatre All-Star performers from the Amphitheatre Unplugged Open Mic Series (run by Mississauga Arts Council and Mississauga Celebration Square) in the Barn. Taking place on Oct 28, Nov 18 and Dec 9.
    Click here to learn more and register.

  • Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month 2022:  Latin Arts and Crafts for Kids | Oct 22nd, October 29th
    📍Mississauga Valley Community Centre Library
     Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association returns to the Mississauga Valley Community Centre in honour of Hispanic Heritage Month to host their popular Latin Art and Crafts workshops for kids! Join them to create fun crafts with instruction in both English and Spanish. This is a perfect event for families who want to create art and be immersed in Hispanic and Latin American culture. This is a FREE event!
    Click here to register
  • Frog in Hand's Fall Classes | Various dates and times
    📍Online and In-Person (AN1 Studios)
    Want to discover new facets of storytelling? Brush up on your writing? Join Frog in Hand for 4 courses this fall! Join their second-ever World Building for Choreographers class, their Dance on Film course, their Grant Writing Basics course, or their Writing Circle course all running throughout the Fall 2022 season.
    Click here to learn more and register.
  • VAM - Fall Registration | Multiple event dates and times
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga
    VAM has just announced their Fall registration is now open! They are excited to offer new and returning courses for adults, teens and kids this season. Choose from watercolours, acrylics, drawing, ceramics, mixed media and more. Experiment with a new medium dive into your favourite. 
    Click here to explore their programming.

👥 Professional Development

  • TD Culture Lab Workshop - Media Masterclass | November 1st
    📍MindShare Workspace
    Not sure where to begin on writing a press release? Need some help with your next social media campaign? Join MAC on Tuesday, November 1, 7-9 PM at MindShare Workspace as we sit down with a panel of experts to find out how to write press releases, and get your engaging stories noticed by the press in our TD Culture Lab - Media Masterclass workshop! Panel discussion led by MAC’s Communications Producer Sherri Murray featuring Jay Kana (Modern Mississauga Media) and Paige Williams (City of Mississauga ). Tickets are $10. Space is limited! 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

  • TD Culture Lab Workshop - Music Industry Panel | October 25th
    📍MindShare Workspace
    Learn from the experts about when and how to grow your music admin team. Taking place Tuesday, October 25, 7-9 PM at MindShare Workspace, this engaging panel, led by Demetrius Nath (Mississauga Music) will introduce you to key players in the music industry and their roles, and answer all of your questions about the non-musical players. Panelists: Lincoln Blache (Made In Sauga), Melissa Johnston (Metalworks), Mark “Pesci” Rodenhizer (The Rec Room). Tickets are $10. Space is limited! 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.


  • Dance on Film presented by onUP Productions & Frog in Hand Productions | 5-part class starting November 2nd
    📍AN1 Studios
    Dance on Film Class, led by Colleen Snell and Sid Sawant, covers all you need to grasp the basics of film making for dance. Join them to have fun, get creative and be guided through the process of making a dance film - from concept to creation. Whether you are keen to experiment for artistic reasons, to learn more so you can market your dance studio/company, or you just want to create great content for social media, this class is for you - no prior experience necessary. Classes run November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6 PM - 9 PM at AN1 studios in Mississauga. 
    Click here to learn more and get register. 

🎶 Music 

  • Sauga Music NOW: Live at Metalworks | November 3rd
    Sauga Music NOW: Live at Metalworks is bringing you an impressive line-up of Rap, Hip-Hop and RnB artists all from Sauga City, performing LIVE from Metalworks Studios. Tune in for new music, interviews, and a musical cyper! Hosted by Junia-T, featuring SDotGoods, RUNXGUN, iaamSaam, MDRA, and introducing Metalworks Institute graduates Lolia and Recca. Catch the premiere on November 3, 8:30 PM on MAC's YouTube channel!
    Click here to learn more.

  • Mississauga Big Bang Jazz Ensemble presents Jazz at the Legion | October 30th
    📍Port Credit Legion
    The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble’s home stand at the Port Credit Legion continues! Join them on October 30th from 2-4 PM at the Port Credit Legion for this Pay What You Can event. Enjoy cheap drinks, a great view of the band, and amazing music.
    Contact Rob at (905) 270-4757 for details.
  • Deep Ganguly presents Bird Flutes: The Communication of our Birds - Riverwood Conservancy | November 17th
    📍The Riverwood Conservancy
    Join Deep Ganguly, Bird Flute expert, to explore the communication of birds through handmade bamboo flutes on November 17, 3 - 4:30 PM at Riverwood Conservancy. Have you ever wondered what birds are saying to each other? Why do they make certain sounds? Come and discover the exciting bird sounds, songs, calls, chatters, and trills. Followed by a walk around Riverwood to explore some of these sounds organically.
    Click here to learn more and get your ticket.
  • Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - 2022/2023 | Various dates and times
    📍Living Arts Centre
    The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra have launched their 2022/2023 concert season! Enjoy incredible music by Beethoven, Rossini, Bach, Haydn, Williams, Holst, and more. For significant savings on concert tickets, consider purchasing a "flex" pack for a discount of up to 50%! To purchase single tickets, visit To purchase a "flex" pack, call the Living Arts Centre box office at: 905-306-6000. 
    Click here to view the full schedule.

🎭 Theatre 

  • Encore Series presented by Music Theatre Mississauga | Various dates and times
    📍Meadowvale Theatre
    Meadowvale Theatre has reopened and Music Theatre Mississauga - The Encore Series is back! Get ready for 5 stellar musicals and plays presented by some of Mississauga's best theatre groups. Enjoy 42nd Street presented by Etobicoke Musical Productions, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella by Clarkson Music Theatre, Matilda by Meadowvale Music Theatre, the Hunchback of Notre Dame by City Centre Musical Productions, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts! Their 5 show Subscription Series is on sale NOW!
    Click here to learn more and purchase a subscription.

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