Brampton’s arts and culture scene has moved leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. Art lovers have more opportunities now than ever to enjoy live music, visual arts, poetry and other art forms. Here are 10 noteworthy arts and music events happening in Brampton this fall.
In the Wild Reception – Sept 13
‘In the Wild’ is an open jury art show with works selected by renowned artist Olaf Schneider. All of the pieces explore wildlife. The event happens from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beaux-Arts Brampton on Main Street.
Director X Induction Ceremony – Sept 14
Director X, the man behind music videos for Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, and other artists, is being recognized and inducted into Brampton’s Arts Walk of Fame for his accomplishments. Canadian emcee Kardinal Offishall is hosting the event, local talent Haviah Mighty and Fateh Doe will perform, and DJ Starting From Scratch is spinning during the after-party. Tickets are available here.
Paint Night at the Library – Sept 18
Brampton Library is starting to host once-a-month paint nights at different branches across the city. This month paint night happens at Gore Meadows branch at 6:30 p.m.
PAMA Thursdays – Sept 20
Peel Art Gallery (PAMA) is introducing a new event this fall. Every month they’re lining up local talent to perform in their Courthouse and Jail — (which is a super cool space. The event, which will be similar to First Thursdays at the AGO, will have food, drinks, pop-up talks, and other activities. This month Collette Andrea and Juniper Alien are performing and Sul Irmaos food truck and Spirit Tree Estate Cidery will provide refreshments.
This is Brampton – Sept 20
This series features some of Brampton’s most dynamic up-and-coming talent. Each month a different arts groups in Brampton curates artists to perform. This month’s event, which will take place at The Rose, will feature artists Reeko and Eboney. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.
META Brampton – Sept 22
Meta — which means ‘after or ‘beyond’ — is a celebration of art and the advancements moving it forward, pushing the limits and allowing artists to express themselves in new ways. The event is packed with heavyweight performers from across the GTA including Haviah Mighty, kLoX, Sikh Knowledge and more. The event will also have a digital photography exhibit, a virtual reality demos and more. And the best part? Tickets are free, grab yours here.
Caribbean Music Awards – Sept 23
The Caribbean Music Entertainment Awards celebrates the best in the Caribbean and South American entertainment world. This is the award show’s 6th year, and it’s happening at the Rose Theatre. Jamaican star Marcia Griffiths, one of the most influential women in the history of reggae, headlines this year’s Awards.
Mo Mondays – Sept 24
Mo Mondays is a mashup event that happens monthly at the Rose Theatre’s Studio 2. Mo Mondays mixes conversation, networking and live music for an event that’s all about personal growth and transformation. The fun kicks off at 7 p.m Tickets available here.
Writers at the Rose: Dionne Brand – Sept 26
If your chosen form of art is poetry, you’ll dig this event. Iconic Canadian author Dionne Brand will be at the Rose Theatre in the flesh to discuss her latest book of poetry ‘Unpublished City’. The event is hosted by the Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD). Find out more here.
One Mic – Sept 27
ONE Mic is a creative platform that bridges the gap between social issues and art. At the event, they’ll discuss poverty, discrimination, education and the environment. The mic will be open to anyone interested in performing and sharing their chosen art form or way of expression. Find out more here.