Jai ho! India, film festivals, concerts and MuslimFest to rock August in Toronto


Atif Aslam (L) and Sonu Nigam will perform at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

July 30 to Aug. 4

Event: Gramma
Details: Sawitri Theatre Group will present a play by Jasmine Sawant—Gramma at Sampradaya Theatre, 3250 Ridgeway Dr. Unit 4 Mississauga. The play, inspired by Dr. Jane Fraser’s book by the same name follows a young woman on a treasure hunt through her family’s ancestry. What she unearths will change her view on her Canadian life, heritage and how she perceives herself.
Contact: Here

Friday, Aug. 5-6

Event: MuslimFest
Details: One of Canada’s largest events is back again for another year at the Celebration Square in Mississauga from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s lineup includes standup comic Dean Obeidullah. MuslimFest will also host live performances by local musicians Yusra and Moez Shihab, Dawud Wharnsby, Native Deen, comedian Preacher Moss along with renowned French light calligraphy artist Julien Breton.
Contact: Here

Aug. 3 to 5

Event: MISAF
Details: The 2017 Mosaic International South Asian Festival (MISAF) will kick off at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W. with 14 feature films, 4 documentaries, and 15 shorts.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Aug. 5

Event: Sonu Nigam/Atif Aslam Concert
Details: Two of the biggest vocal superstars from India and Pakistan will be stopping by Toronton’s Air Canada Centre (ACC) at 7:30 p.m. Atif known for hits such as Bheegi Yaadein, Mahi Ve and Sonu Nigam? Everyone knows him.
Contact: Here

Event: Masala Masti Boat Cruise VII
Details: All aboard this boat of fun. The Masala Masti Boat Cruise VII by PGA International will glide off into the waters of Lake Ontario from 242 Cherry St. in Toronto at 1 p.m.
Contact: Here

Friday, Aug. 18

Event: Monster Rock Orchestra
Details: The Monster Rock Orchestra a group of musicians hand-picked by artistic director Vikas Kohli will take over the Garden Square in Brampton at 6 p.m. Vikas describes the concert as “union of bright lights electronic pop, grungy style of rock n’ roll, and a splash of classical orchestra talent.” Watch Hamilton-based metal group Sumo Cyco in the video below.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Aug. 26

Event: PIRH Independence Day
Details: The Proud Indians of Richmond Hill (PIRH) in partnership with the Town of Richmond Hill are celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day noon at the Municipal Offices of the Town of Richmond Hill, 225 East Beaver Creek Rd. Richmond Hill.
Contact: Here

Sunday, Aug. 27

Event: Eid Bazaar
Details: PGA International is bringing this Eid Bazaar on two days: Sunday, Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. to midnight at Swagat Banquet Hall, 6991 Milcreek Dr. in Mississauga and on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 2 p.m. until midnight at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 175 Derry Rd. E. Mississauga. Great bargains on jewellery, henna, good and more to be had.
Contact: Here 


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