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Candace Kumar is a Filipino/Indo-Fijian dance artist based in Mississauga. She specializes in Filipino folk dance, practicing diverse styles from all across the Philippines. Her work aims to reimagine traditional dance forms from the Canadian diaspora. She believes traditional dance is not an art form of the past but can guide us through the future as we navigate life on land that is not our ancestral home. 

Candace is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is currently an instructor and principal dancer for Folklorico Filipino Canada. Candace has worked with Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Anandam Dance Theatre, Nova Dance Company, Creativiva Entertainment, Nautanki Creations, and HATAW. Her notable performances include the 2015 Pan Am Games, Nuit Blanche, SummerWorks Festival, and international festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, Alaska, and the Czech Republic.
Click here to learn more about her.

Get your tickets to the premiere of Candace's coming-of-age dance film, "Voyage" taking place online on February 16 at 7 PM. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

Happy Monday,

I hope you had a great weekend. 

Happy February! There is no shortage of new events this week to explore. Here are some highlights:
Our first TD Culture Lab Webinar of our Winter 2023 series is coming up! Join us for Video Basics: Using a Green Screen on February 21, 7 PM over Zoom to learn how to use a green screen like a pro and improve your social media and web content!
Register for FREE here.
Get all of the details by scrolling down below!

Have a creative week,
  Sherri Murray   
  Communications Manager, MAC
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MAC's TD Culture Lab Webinar series returns for Winter 2023 - over Zoom! 📣

Join us as we explore topics like Video Basics: Using a Green Screen, Grant Writing, Public Art Panel, Podcasting 101, and Music Copyrighting. Tuesdays, 7 PM - 9 PM, Feb 21 - March 21, all taking place over Zoom. Registration is free! Learn more and register here. 

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Event Listings

 🖼 Exhibitions

  • "Spirit of the Eye" Meena Chopra solo exhibition presented by Arts on the Credit | February 1 - 28
    You are invited to the online exhibition of "Spirit of the Eye" by Meena Chorpra, available now for viewing in the virtual Arts on the Credit Gallery. Meena Chopra is an internationally renowned award-winning fine artist and poet. For this exhibit, Meena is showing digital paintings. 
    Click here to view the exhibition.

  • Manu Mrityunjay Solo Exhibition presented by Studio M Gallery | January 3 - March 28
    📍Studio M Gallery
    Studio M invites you to view Manu Mrityunjay's solo exhibition on now in the gallery till March 28. Manu Mrityunjay is a multidisciplinary artist engaged with spaces both within and at the intersections of text, sound and image. 
    Click here to learn more.
  • Why do you create? presented by Visual Arts Mississauga |  January 9 - June 30
    Visual Arts Mississauga's Why do you create? Juried Exhibition gave artists an opportunity to consider how they create and what brings meaning to their art-making practice. View this new exhibition featuring over 50 selected works online January 9 - June 30.
    Click here to learn more.
  • The Ones We Met: Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition January 19 - April 16
    📍Bradley Museum
    Experience The Ones We Met: Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in collaboration with the Inuit Heritage Trust, is an exhibition exploring the historic Franklin Expedition through the lens of Inuit traditional knowledge. On now till April 16 at Bradley Museum. 
    Click here to learn more.
  • Over Hill and Dale | February 1 - 28
    📍Heather’s Bakery Café
    Experience Over Hill and Dale at Heather's Bakery Café! Artists Karen Brown, Kayla Jackson and Connie Munson will be hanging an eclectic mix of acrylic, oil, pastels, photography, and mixed media work at Heather’s Bakery Café. Hanging in the café from February 1 - 28. 
    ­Click here to learn more.
  • Now Streaming presented by Visual Arts Mississauga's Creative Residency | February 6 - 24, at VAM Gallery and online, February 10 - 12 at White Studio Gallery
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga and Online
    Co-curated by VAM’s Creative Residents, Now Streaming showcases artists ages 18-29 years old from the GTHA. The youth-led exhibition supports emerging artists working in experimental processes using a combination of traditional and new media. On display at Visual Arts Mississauga from February 6 - 24 and online. On display at White Studio Gallery from February 10 - 12. 
    Click here to learn more.
  • The Further Apart It Seems presented by Art Gallery of Mississauga and Contemporary Calgary, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery | February 7 - April 9
    📍Art Gallery of Mississauga 
    In The Further Apart Things Seems presented by Art Gallery of Mississauga and Contemporary Calgary, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, artists follow distinct paths that invent strategies of resistance, often pushing against logic to explore areas of connection between things that might initially appear unrelated or in opposition. The exhibition runs from February 7 - April 9. 
    Click here to learn more.
  • Charity Art Show and Sale - Laura Beaton | March 25
    📍Kingsway-Lambton United Church
    Join Laura Beaton on March 25, 10 AM - 4 PM for a Charity Art Show and Sale at Kingsway-Lambton United Church. She will be exhibiting a number of her Chinese Brush Painting/Sumi-e artworks. Admission is $10. Drop by and say hello!
    Click here to learn more. 

📚 Literary 

  • Black History Month Children's Book Reading with Norma Fay Nicholson | February 14
    📍Malton Community Centre Library
    Author and youth advocate Norma Fay Nicholson will be reading a copy of her children's book inspired by her rescue dog, Codi, called "Codi's Adventures. Canada my 'Furever' Home" at Malton Community Centre Library on February 14, 6 PM - 6:30 PM. 
    Click here to learn more. 

  • Mississauga Library - Author Talks | Various dates and times, next event February 22
    Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books, ask questions, learn about the writing process, and find out more about their craft of telling captivating stories. Don't miss their next event on February 22, 7 PM with Zalika Reid-Benta!
    Click here to learn more and view the authors featured.
  • Mississauga Writers Group: Quarterly 2023 Write On E-Zine! | Winter 2023
    Mississauga Writers Group has launched their Winter 2023 Write On E-Zine! Published seasonally, check out this collection of prose and poetry written by talented local authors. 
    Read it here.

💃🕺 Dance

  • Voyage Premiere | February 16
    Don't miss the premiere of "Voyage", a coming-of-age dance film about a Filipina woman. Rooted in Maranao-inspired fan dance, the film explores vulnerability, sisterhood, and growth themes. The film takes place in significant Asian cultural landmarks in Mississauga. Funded by Mississauga Arts Council’s MicroGrant Program through the support of RAMA Gaming House – Charitable Gaming at City of Mississauga. Premiering online on February 16, 7 PM - 7:30 PM. 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

  • Progressive Intermediate Workshop presented by Naach For Fun | Various dates and times, starting January 29
    📍Watts School of Dance
    Join Naach for Fun for their 4-week Progressive Workshop journey and learn 3 styles: Intermediate Waacking with Riddhi, Intermediate Hip-Hop with Yash, and Intermediate Bollywood (Commercial Stage and Video Dancing). Sign up for one or a discounted class pass for all 3 series!
    Click here to learn more and register.
  • Pop-Up Workshops presented by Naach For Fun | Various dates and times
    📍Watts School of Dance
    Naach for Fun is excited to announce a series of Open Level workshops where they will be teaching diverse and unique styles! Join them for Semi Classical and Kathak on January 21, Bollywood and Gaana on January 28, Bolly-Fusion and Hip Hop on February 4, and Bolly-Fusion and Zumba on February 11! Each class is 3 hours long with 2 choreographers teaching you 2 different songs, and unique styles in each. No previous dance experience required!
    Click here to learn more and register.

🎭 Theatre

  • Play Date presented by Crane Creations | February 16
    Register now for Crane Creations presents Play Date! Taking place over Zoom on February 16, 7 PM - 9:30 PM. This is a monthly play reading activity aiming to spread awareness, and and increase appreciation of playwrights and playwriting from around the world. Anyone is welcome to join, and read regardless of play reading or language skills. This month, they are reading Disconnect by Anupama Chandrashekar. 
    Click here to learn more and register.

  • Hunchback of Notre Dame - Encore Series- presented by City Centre Musical Productions | March 3 - 12
    📍Meadowvale Theatre
    Enjoy the magic of theatre at Hunchback of Notre Dame presented by City Centre Musical Productions as part of the Encore Series running from March 3-21! The fourth of five classic Broadway hits as a part of this stellar series! Encore is the most successful community theatre series in Canada, presenting fully mounted musicals with local actors, singers and dancers performing with an orchestra - for only $30+ a ticket! 
    Click here to learn more and get your tickets.

🎨 Creative Activities

  • Art Night Out - VAM | February 17, and March 3
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga
    Plan a fun, creative and social activity to end your work week! Art Night Out offers an opportunity to meet new people, make art, and enjoy a performance from a local Amphitheatre All-Star performer from the Amphitheatre Unplugged Open Mic Series (run by Mississauga Arts Council and Mississauga Celebration Square). Join them for Galentine's Day Paint Party on February 17 with a performance from Carla Gonazalez-Casanova, and Papercut Plants on March 3 with a performance from Nissar Kumar!
    Click here to learn more and register.

  • Latin Arts and Crafts for Kids presented by HCACA | March 4
    📍Mississauga Valley Community Centre
    Join Carla Casanova for Latin Arts and Crafts for Kids with the Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association. This is a perfect creative activity to bond with families and kids in your community! All workshops include materials and are FREE to the public. Taking place at noon on March 4. 
    Click here to learn more and register.

👥 Community Event

  • Celebrating Black Excellence Event presented by City of Mississauga | February 24
    📍Mississauga City Hall
    Join in for an evening to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Mississauga's Black Community. The celebration will involve musical guests, keynote speakers and an awards ceremony. 
    Click here to learn more. 

👚 Fashion

  • UNMASKED presented by Fashion Circuit Series | February 25
    📍Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
    Fashion Circuit Series presents their annual showcase UNMASKED on February 25, 2023, at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) starting with a red carpet at 6 PM. This is a curated evening of Fashion, Art and a special edition of Design & Dialogue that features speakers chatting about their mental health advocacy. 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

🎨 Professional Development

  • TD Culture Lab - Get Funded: Grant Writing for Success | February 28
    Grant Deadlines might be looming, but writing your next application doesn’t have to be stressful! Join Rohit Mehta, Founder and President of DoGood Fundraising as he demystifies the grant application process and provides helpful tips and tricks to writing a great project description, putting together a great budget, and overall strategies for a great application that will appeal to peer assessment reviewers. Taking place February 28, 7 PM over Zoom. 
    Click here to learn more and register.

  • TD Culture Lab - Video Basics: Using a Green Screen | February 21
    Green Screen is becoming more and more accessible, you can crop your background in a video call without one…but how can you shoot and edit on a real green screen and make it much more believable? Join Prince Saquian for some video samples, shooting and editing tips, lighting setup guides, and more. Have all your questions answered so you can use a green screen like a PRO! Taking place February 28, 7 PM over Zoom.
    Click here to learn more and register.
  • TD Culture Lab - Public Art: Ask Me Anything Panel  | March 7
    What is public art and how can you get involved? What types of art are clients looking for and paying to install for public use? Join MAC’s own Jacqueline Mak with guests Philippa French (City of Mississauga), Kyla Radoja (Artscape) and Mississauga visual artist Soon Cho for an introduction and roundtable discussion on Public Art. Bring your questions and curiosity to this overview and discussion about the benefits and opportunities for visual artists to get involved in the world of public art. Taking place March 7, 7 PM over Zoom. 
    Click here to learn more and register.
  • TD Culture Lab - Making Radio Waves: Intro to Podcasting | March 14
    Ever say to yourself “This would be a great podcast topic!” or keep telling your friend “We should totally have a podcast!” Then this webinar may be the jumpstart you need to bring those very valid statements to life! Reach new audiences and engage a wider community through a new medium - podcasting! Join Kevy Oh, as he takes you through a 101 on how to make your very own podcast show! From getting the right budget friendly equipment to navigating guest interviews - Kevy has got you covered. Taking place March 14, 7 PM over Zoom. 
    Click here to learn more and register.
  • TD Culture Lab - Protecting your Music: Copyright Basics | March 21
    Did you know that you can get paid by SOCAN everytime you perform one of your own songs? If a TV show calls up and wants to use your song, do you know what your rights are and how to protect your music? Join Melissa Johnston (Metalworks Institute) and MAC as we explore music copyright and how it affects musicians. Learn the basics of copyright law, organizations and definitions to make sure that your music is protected, and you get paid plays of your songs. Taking place March 21, 7 PM over Zoom. 
    Click here to learn more and register.

🎟 Festival

  • Puppet Festival presented by Crane Creations | March 8 - 15
    📍Various locations
    Treat your family to quality theatre at the Puppet Festival Mississauga this March Break (March 8 - 15) presented by Crane Creations! These live puppet shows are specifically curated for family audiences in Mississauga. The Puppet Festival presents live theatre that encourages children to be curious about the world around them.
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

🎶 Music

  • Open Stage Series hosted by Matt Zaddy presented by Headway Music | March 10
    📍The Rec Room
    Enjoy a night full of local musical acts at the Open Stage Series hosted by Matt Zaddy, presented by Headway Music at The Rec Room on March 10, 9 PM! Want to perform? They are looking for all musical acts: solo, duo, and bands - backline is provided! Email to apply or for more information. Applications close February 22!
    Click here to learn more.

  • Tennyson King at LAC | March 11
    📍Living Arts Centre
    Get your tickets for Tennyson King at Living Arts Centre. The international touring act, Tennyson King, is rapidly gathering fans all over the world. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada, this nomadic musician brings a jovial personality to the stage. Rock and roll infused with earthy roots and blues subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy. Taking place March 11, 8 PM. 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.
  • Celtic Roots: A Celebration of Irish & Celtic Music | March 17
    📍Living Arts Centre
    Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day and sing a long to classic Irish music including songs by the Dubliners, Celtic Women, the Irish Rovers, the Chieftains and more! This show brings so much joy and community spirit to the people of Mississauga. The concert will showcase River North along with celebrated artists including fiddler Brigit O'Regan, with Percussionist/Bodhrán Player Jacob McCauley. Taking place March 17 at the Living Arts Centre, 7:30 PM. 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

🎬 Film 

  • Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) | March 23 - 26
    📍Cineplex Mississauga
    Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) returns for the 9th edition with outstanding films from all over the world! Get your passes now and save! Use code MISAFF23Earlybird for 20% off.
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.

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