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Zohra Zoberi is an author, poet, and playwright who has been published in 23 anthologies and magazines in Canada and the USA. With a mission of ‘Enlightenment through Entertainment’, she staged several socio-dramas in Mississauga. She has also won MARTY Awards in Literary and Performing Arts. Recognized as an Ambassador of Peace, she won ‘Woman of Courage Award’ from Endless Possibilities. Two books to her credit are: “True Colours” (poetry) and “Window Shopping… for lasting Love.” In 2018, the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) recognized her as the Top Artistic Director of a non-profit organization, Bridging the Gap Productions. Zohra has just published her memoir ‘The Other I’— her story of Migration; a journey from separation and alienation to integration and celebration.
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Looking for a new read? Zohra has just published her memoir ‘The Other I’— her story of Migration. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Happy Monday!

October is flying by - don't miss all that the season has to offer!

Here are some must-see events and activities happening this week:

In visual art, don't miss the much anticipated Lakeshore Art Trail this weekend, Oct 22 & 23.

In creative activities, register for Frog in Hand's Fall Classes. Discover grant writing, creative writing, film making, and world building.

In music, enjoy a live performance by Stella Jurgen and Jazz Plazma at Lakeview Farmers Market on Oct 23.

In professional development, network with the best of Mississauga's music industry professionals at TD Culture Lab - Music Industry Panel on Oct 25!

Scroll for even more events and activities below!

Have a creative week,
  Sherri Murray   
  Communications Producer, MAC
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MAC Update
LAST CHANCE for MACsquerade Glam Ball ’22 Early Bird Tickets! 

MAC is pleased to announce the triumphant return of our gala fundraiser, the MACsquerade Glam Ball ‘22 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Le Treport! Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and the City’s distinguished leaders for an unforgettable celebration of the arts. Glam up for spectacular live performances, a delicious gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, the Arts for Mental Health Award presentation, and lots of dancing in support of the Mississauga arts community.

EARLY BIRD tickets are on sale until October 26 at 11:59 PM! Learn more and get tickets here.

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Event Listings

 🖼 Exhibitions, Art Show & Sales

  • Lakeshore Art Trail | October 22nd & 23rd
    📍Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
    The Lakeshore Art Trail is back for another year! Join all the artists in one location over 2 days. Happening October 22, 11 AM - 5 PM, and October 23, 10 AM - 4 PM at Small Arms Inspection Building. This show of juried works was first established in 1999 as a collective of local artists exhibiting from their studios, and has since grown into a community celebration of art.
    Click here to learn more.

  • Full Body Dance Photography Exhibit - A Celebration | October 20th
    📍Studio Paint Bar
    Celebrate the Full Body Dance Photography Exhibit, presented by Frog in Hand, at Studio Paint Bar! Raise a glass to this stunning collection of 12 images from local photographers. Enjoy snacks, beverages, hear remarks from the curatorial team, and meet the participating photographers on October 20, 8-10 PM.
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.
  • AGM presents Second Annual Juried Show of Visual Arts | September 13th - October 23rd
    📍Art Gallery of Mississauga
    Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) presents their Second Annual Juried Show of Visual Arts. Experience the 42 incredible artists works accepted into this year's show!
    Click here to learn more.
  • 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. Tickets are $125 GA, $100 for members.
    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, Opening reception October 21st at 7 PM
    📍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. Opening reception will be on October 21 at 7pm, but 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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

🎶 Music 

  • Stella Jurgen and the Jazz Plazma - Lakeview Farmers Market | October 23rd
    📍Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
    Stella Jurgen and Jazz Plazma will be busking at the Lakeview Farmers' Market in the Small Arms Inspection Building on Sunday, October 23 from 10 AM - 1 PM. The local band has been raising funds to help save lives in Ukraine, 50% of the donations will be donated to buy medical supplies for hospitals. Almost $1,000 was raised to date with busking performances at the Port Credit Marina. Join them for some music and fresh produce at the Lakeview Farmers' Market and help with cash donations for a good cause.
    Click here to learn more.

  •  Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month 2022 Concert | October 22nd
    📍Living Arts Centre
    Join the Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association for their Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month 2022 Concert! Taking place October 22nd at Living Arts Centre! Attendees will enjoy live entertainment by top performers such as Giovanni Ruiz and his Colombian Band Sabor a Café, Latin Jazz trumpet virtuoso Alexander Brown, and Indigenous Ecuadorian Band, Imbayakunas, one of Canada’s most popular bands. FREE admission!
    Click here to learn more and reserve your ticket.
  • Over the Rainbow: A Musical Celebration of Judy Garland at 100 - Toronto All-Star Big Band | October 23rd
    📍Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
    Come “Get Happy” and celebrate Judy Garland’s centennial year with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. TABB will bring one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s legendary songbook to life. Featuring a 17-piece big band, 5 part vocal group, and special guests, this show is not to be missed! Join them October 23, 2 PM.
    Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
  • 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.

👥 Professional Development

  • 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. 

  • TD Culture Lab Workshop - Pitching Your Next Film/Script  | October 18th
    📍MindShare Workspace
    A great pitch can connect you with partners, sponsors, and get your film into festivals, but it isn’t always as intuitive as it seems. Join MAC on Tuesday, October 18, 7-9 PM at MindShare Workspace to learn how to successfully pitch films and scripts with industry expert Cathleen MacDonald (Motion Picture Enterprises). Plus, meet Wendy Donnan (Oakville Festival of Film and Art) for insight into the film festival scene. Tickets are $10. Space is limited! 
    Click here to learn more and get tickets.
  • Professional Practise & Group Exhibition - taught by Francine Facciponte and presented by VAM | Runs October 19th - December 7th
    📍Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM)
    Be part of an upcoming group exhibition this January 2023! This course is designed for you to advance your art practice and focus on your professional skills that culminate in a group exhibition at VAM. Over an 9-week period, you will clarify your goals as an artist, define your career vision and develop a working plan that is unique to you. You will understand the importance of support material, learn how to document your artwork, explore exhibition venues, identify themes in your work, and gain insight and confidence into exhibition layout and promoting yourself. The class will regroup on January 25th with their artwork to prepare for the exhibition.
    Click here to learn more and register.

👥 Community Event

  • Bad Hombres Gentlemens Night Fundraiser | October 20th
    📍Stonehooker Brewing Company
    Twas the BITE Before Christmas presents Bad Hombres Gentlemens Night in support of The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre and The Mississauga Food Bank. On October 20, 6-10 PM at Stonehooker Brewing Company, enjoy this unique event and connect with your community, network, rekindle old friendships, and make many new friends, all while taking in the many opportunities for winning Prizes, Beer & Whiskey Tasting, Complimentary haircuts from CABIN - Barber and Gentlemen Supply, and an Octoberfest BBQ, created by the combo team of Chef Cal from Stonehooker’s BBQ and Two Guys and a Grill Catering. Plus, enjoy entertainment from musician Viera Violin, sponsored by MAC. Tickets are $50.
    Click here to learn more and get your tickets.

📖 Literary

  • Fall Writing Circle with Andrew Gaboury presented by Frog In Hand | 8-week writing class every Tuesday, Oct 25th - Dec 13th
    Put pen to paper, fingers to keys with a this Fall Writing Circle with Andrew Gaboury presented by Frog In Hand! Taking place every Tuesday, 7 PM - 9 PM, October 25 - December 13, in this writing class you will embrace stream of consciousness and write with abandon to escape the clutches of your inner critic. You will acknowledge and discover your natural creativity. As you define a healthy writing practice, you will explore various writing forms to help widen your creative vision. This class will touch upon fiction, poetry and playwriting. As the course progresses there will be time set aside for sharing and feedback.  
    Click here to learn more and register.

  • Mississauga Writers Group: Quarterly 2022 Write On E-Zine! | Summer 2022
    Mississauga Writers Group has launched their Summer 2022 Write On E-Zine! Published seasonally, check out the collection of prose and poetry written by talented local authors. Details of their 2022 Writing Contests are also featured.
    Read it here.

🎭 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.

  • Play Date presented by Crane Creations Theatre Company | October 20th
    Join Crane Creations for this month's Play Date! Play Date is an online monthly play reading club by Crane Creations Theatre Company where you can read or listen to a play, live on Zoom. Play Date is a great activity to practice English, read great plays from around the world, or connect with other people. This month, they are reading Familiar written by Danai Gurira on October 20, 7-9:30 PM. 
    Click here to learn more and register.

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