From card games to comedy, from coding to gardening, from music to sports to fitness, painting, planting trees, and beyond, there is no shortage of things to do in Brampton this week.
Monday, April 16:
Author Series with Carole Giangrande at Cyril Clarke Library, 7 – 8 p.m.
Join author Carole Giangrande for a reading and talk from her latest book All That is Solid Melts Into Air.
Euchre Night at Branch 609 Royal Canadian Legion, 7 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Branch 609 hosts a Weekly Euchre Night on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, April 17:
Brampton Youth Town Hall with Mayor Linda Jeffrey at Lab B, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Brampton Youth Town Hall is an opportunity for youth to speak directly to their mayor (Linda Jeffrey) regarding concerns within their community. This event will be an open discussion allowing youth to ask questions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The Magic of Rain Barrels at Gore Meadows Library, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Toronto and Region Conservation explores the use of rain barrels. Another event is scheduled for April 21 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Knightsbridge Seniors Centre.
Peel Women’s Entrepreneur Group Vision Board Workshop at Fortinos, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Join us for a fun and interactive workshop and walk away with your dream canvas. Our guest speaker and author Avril Riley will be taking us through a motivational session.
Life Drawing Session at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
This session will provide artists the opportunity to draw from a life model who will strike dynamic poses. Models vary in age, gender, shape and size, giving artists new challenges and experience from week to week. We do not offer instruction during these sessions. The price is $15 per session or $10 with VAB membership.
Brampton Festival Singers at St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This mixed voice community choir repertoire includes choir music, folk music, show songs, spirituals, etc. Two concerts per year are performed at the Rose Theatre in Brampton and the choir appears at other community events and locales. For more information, visit The Brampton Festival Singers website.
Wednesday, April 18:
Sound Advice and Studio Hacks at Chinguacousy Library, 5 – 8 p.m.
Do you want your audio tracks to sound different, or just better? Spend time with a sound editing expert to get advice on enhancing your tracks, and learn tips and tricks for Pro Tools 12. Have all your questions answered so that you can take full advantage of this one-of-a-kind library space! Registration required. Intended for teens, adults, and seniors.
Thursday, April 19:
No Limits Cardio at Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, 7 – 7:25 a.m.
Challenge your body in this ultimate cardio workout. Train for better agility, balance and power through plyometric training. Cost is $6.50 to $9.
Boot Camp at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 10:30 – 11:25 a.m.
This program will take you through athletic conditioning intervals using the agility ladder, bosu balls, medicine balls, stability balls, resistance bands and dumbbells. Options will be given for different ability levels. Cost is $6.50 – $9.
Paint and Coffee at Bean and Pearl, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
R. Thomas Art presents Paint ‘n Coffee. Try your hand at something new with a guided tour in creating your own great work of art. Bring out your friends, family, or partners for a fun night exploring your inner creative! Tickets are $40 and include a drink from our friends at Bean & Pearl.
Open Studio Session at Visual Arts Brampton, 7 – 9 p.m.
Open studio sessions are offered to artists of all skill levels who want to work in an inviting environment alongside their peers. Come sketch, draw, paint, sculpt, or carve alongside other creative artists. An experienced artist is on hand to help you develop and understand your artistic vision. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. The cost is $7 per session, $5 with VAB membership (CASH ONLY).
Evening with Molly Ringwald at The Rose Theatre, 8 – 10 p.m.
Long before she became known as a Golden Globe-Nominated actress, Molly Ringwald was singing. Join Molly Ringwald and her jazz band for a night of crowd-pleasing entertainment. Melding traditional jazz with hits from the Great American Songbook, Ringwald performs a unique show with beautiful, unexpected musical connections. Tickets are $53 / $40.25 for subscribers and available at The Rose Theatre box office.
Friday, April 20:
Joe’s Jazz Jam at Wendel Clark’s, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Check out live jazz music at Wendel Clark’s every Friday night.
Saturday, April 21:
Swing Big For Little Hearts Softball Tournament at the Powerade Centre, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Come join us for the 2nd Annual Swing Big For Little Hearts Spring Tournament hosted by Peel Charity Slo-Pitch in support of Cardiac Kids at Sick Kids Hospital. All proceeds raised will be donated to the charity. There will be live demos and product from Baseline Sports, great raffle prizes, a beer garden and live DJ. You can visit with players from the Raptors 905 team. Another event takes place on Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Earth Day Tree Planting at Teramoto Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us at Teramoto Park to celebrate Earth Day. Activities include tree planting, information booths, kid’s games and a free BBQ. Learn about the Grow Green Eco Pledge program. Find out how to register for the event here.
Sports Day in Brampton at Brampton Soccer Centre and Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn more about sport in your community at free sports drop-ins throughout the day where you can connect with minor sports groups in Brampton and try new activities.
Coding Meetup at Springdale Library, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This casual computer programming meetup for adults has no set agenda. Just bring an idea or a problem, your laptop (or borrow a Chromebook with your library card) and connect with others. There will be an expert on hand to guide you. Collaboration between attendees is encouraged. All levels of coding experience are welcome. No registration necessary.
Amazing Grace The Musical Play starring Jully Black at The Rose Theatre, 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Amazing Grace tells the story of Rebecca, an indomitable woman seeking love and revenge. With a touch of comedy, this dramatic, moving, and inspiring musical play skillfully uncovers the realities of “life within and outside of the pews.” Tickets are $37 to $57 and available from the Rose Theatre box office.
Crack Me Up Comedy at The Rose Theatre, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Meet up with friends for a fun night of stand-up comedy in the intimate Rose Theatre Studio. Each show includes an MC and a variety of local comedians. Tickets are $20 or $17.50 for subscribers and available at the Rose Theatre box office.
Bowie Lives at Spot 1 Grill, 9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
This is the ultimate tribute to David Bowie, featuring multi-award winning vocalist Michael Bell and a band of master musicians as they bring the music of David Bowie back to life. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Sunday, April 22:
Book Signing for Posh Princess at Chapters, 1 – 3 p.m.
This fun and interactive Princess party will include story time, coloring sheets, a fun game, and giveaways.
Earth Day at PAMA, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Hot Docs presents the documentary Let There Be Light directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. You can also participate in Family Fun activities with special guests from the Region of Peel’s Waste Management department.
Roseanne Barr at The Rose Theatre, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, 2012 presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess, Roseanne Barr has returned to her love for live performance, touring select cities around North America. Tickets are available from $65 and up at the Rose Theatre box office.
Beyond Watercolors Art Workshop at PAMA, 1: 30 – 3:30 p.m.
Let the water flow in this colourful workshop that explores watercolour techniques and more for all levels. Join in and move to the rhythms of watercolour.