Spring has sprung in Brampton, which means lots of things to do around the city in the upcoming week. Here are our top picks.

Monday, March 26:

Teen Meetup at South Fletchers Library, 6 – 7 p.m.
Every week, teens can drop in to their library for teen-planned, teen-focused meetups.

Tuesday, March 27:

Buck-a-shuck at J. Red! Eat $1 fresh shucked oysters and listen to live music. You can also enjoy half-price on select bottles of wine and all you can eat mussels for $20 per person.

Wednesday, March 28:

Brampton Canadettes Easter Tournament, 6 – 10 p.m.
Did you know that this is the largest and longest running female ice hockey tournament in the world? Women’s and girls’ hockey teams invade Brampton every year for a few days of head-to-head competition. This year’s events run through April 1 and will include activities both on and off the ice. For registration information, visit Brampton Canadettes’ website.

J. Red & Co. Paint Night at J. Red, “Spring Is In The Air,” 7 – 9 p.m.
Join Paint & Cocktails for a painting night. For $45, you and your friends can sip wine or down a pint while you pick up a paintbrush and create original art. All supplies are included. An artist will be on hand to guide you through the process step by step. To register, go to Paint & Cocktails.

Thursday, March 29:

Beauty and the Beast at the Rose Theatre, 7: 30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Enjoy Brampton Music Theatre’s latest production. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes all of the wonderful songs from the Tony Award-winning Broadway production. BMT’s Beauty and the Beast will be at the Rose Theatre through April 7. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased at the Rose Theatre box office.

Friday, March 30:

Kidnetix Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m.
Kids can join the fun hunting for Easter candies in the Kidnetix indoor playground. They can also meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter crafts, and check out a petting zoo with lots of furry animals. There will even be an Easter basket giveaway. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance.

J. Red & Co, Friday Nights Live, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Stop by J. Red for food, drinks, and desserts while you enjoy the talents of local musicians. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Saturday, March 31:

Downtown Brampton Easter Egg Hunt at Vivian Lane, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Downtown Brampton BIA presents the Downtown Brampton Easter Egg Hunt. Families are invited to join the Easter Egg Hunt by visiting participating downtown businesses, who will be giving out treats to those on the hunt.

Magnify Art Show/Hockey Tribute installation at Beaux-Arts Brampton, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Expand your exposure to emerging, mid-career and professional visual artists in this unique exhibition in the Main Gallery. Or check out Dale Boyd’s installation in the Cove Gallery of hand-painted signs celebrating one of Canada’s most beloved sports, hockey. Both exhibits will run through April 7.

Perpetual Bazaar Spring Craft and Gift Show at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Perpetual Bazaar has long been a fixture of downtown Brampton and their craft show will have even more items from which to choose. Check out the various hand-made products and crafts along with items from specialty vendors such as Sweetlegs and Avon.

Easter Bunny Photos and BBQ for Cops for Cancer at Shoppers World, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meet the Easter Bunny at and get a free photo between 12 and 4 p.m. in front of Pro Image Photo Studio. There will also be a BBQ outside of Bad Boy furniture and Canadian Tire. Burgers, hotdogs, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase, along with T-shirts.

Annual Easter Paska Sale at St. Elias Church, 12 – 3 p.m.
There will be homemade, decorated Easter breads (Paska) at St. Elias Church, along with Ukrainian Easter eggs, beeswax candles, pierogies, lunch café, deli, gifts, and more. For details, check out the St. Elias Church website.

Sikh Heritage Month Opening Night at City Hall, 6 – 10 p.m.
Celebrate the start of Sikh Heritage Month at City Hall with local performers, vendors, and delicious food.

Painters of Night at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9 p.m.
This BYOB paint night offers an evening of artistic exploration and socialization. All materials (canvas, brushes, apron, paints, palette) are provided. Bring your own beer or bottle of wine/champagne and enjoy the creative journey. Register at the Visual Arts Brampton website.

Sunday, April 1:

Kaum: Celebrating Contemporary Sikh Artists at PAMA (Tunnel Level)
During this year’s Sikh Heritage Month, PAMA is showcasing four artists and their unique creations that allow the community to connect with Sikhism through art. The exhibit runs until April 29.

Beauty and the Beast Singalong Performance at Rose Theatre, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This full VIP experience allows patrons the opportunity to meet and take photos with the lead cast from the Brampton Music Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes. There will be free candy floss and popcorn in the lobby, along with custom-made cookies and a loot bag, including coloring books and glow-in-the-dark toys. Lyric sheets will be provided so that kids can sing along with the cast performance. Tickets are $45 and available from the Rose Theatre box office.

Feature Image – BMT’s production of West Side Story

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