Entertainment and activities | January 24, 2020
With the holiday season quickly becoming a distant memory, the days getting shorter and the temperatures continuing to drop, fun activities and social outings are not always top of mind this time of year. We feel you.
But all that is about to change, once you hear about what’s happening in Mississauga this winter. The City has lined up a variety of diverse and eclectic performances and events sure to entertain. From sports to concerts and live theatre, these shows are sure to infuse some fun into your winter. Bonus: they all take place indoors!
Here is a curated list of must-see shows happening at Mississauga’s top performance and entertainment venues this winter:
Sporting Events at Paramount Fine Foods Centre
ROWING ON ICE. The Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships is the pinnacle competition for indoor rowing training. In its 37th year, CIRC brings together over 800 athletes to race side by side on Concept 2 Ergometers simulating on-the-water racing on the big screen.
Mississauga has been named the host city of the Little NHL Tournament until its 50th anniversary in 2021. The tournament will host over 500 games in four days on 15 ice surfaces including the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Iceland Arenas, Meadowvale Four Rinks, Tomken Twin Arenas and Carmen Corbasson Community Centre and Arena. All are welcome to this free event!
Until March 26
Mississauga is home to the NBA Gatorade League Raptors 905, where rookies become pros as they develop on the #RoadToTheSix. Catch the action with opportunities to see future Toronto Raptors stars. Check out the full schedule and individual game tickets.
Until March 22
Cheer on Mississauga’s own blue and white by supporting the Steelheads who play 34 home games in the Ontario Hockey League. Check out the full schedule and individual game tickets.
Live Entertainment at Meadowvale Theatre
Meadowvale Music Theatre presents The Wedding Singer. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, this show will take you on a hilarious journey back to a time when hair was big, collars were up, and a wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room.
Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney feature animation, City Centre Musical Productions presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This performance has it all from the Academy Award-nominated score, songs by Menken and Schwartz and passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
Join Andrew Chung and The Mississauga Pops Concert Band on a journey through time with the best Crooners, Rockers and Pop Stars to ever hit the stage. Enjoy the hits of the past and today all in one fantastic show.
Dates available online
The Encore Series at Meadowvale Theatre is offering a 3-show subscription sampler to see The Wedding Singer, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, all for one amazing low price.
Concerts at Living Arts Centre
With Icons of Soul, Luke McMaster has taken his Motown influenced style to a new level. Icons of Soul in concert is the ultimate, authentic musical experience of contemporary blue-eyed soul. This collection of brand-new tunes, created in collaboration with original hit makers, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’) and Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby Love) are so much fun, you’ll feel like you’ve known them all your life. Plus, you’ll be treated to fresh covers of early Motown hits and previously untold stories behind the songs.
Since Polish folk-rock group, Golec uOrkiestra, was founded in 1998 by twin brothers Paweł and Łukasz Golec, they have recorded several albums and quickly become one of the most popular folk-rock bands of the country.
Choir! Choir! Choir!
If there’s one universal truth, it’s ABBA! We ALL love ABBA! Mamma Mia: Epic ABBA Sing-Along is explosive fun and high energy, mixed with a sugary dose of nostalgia. If you loved disco then, love it now or pretend not to love disco but actually secretly do, this show is for you! Buy tickets.
Colin James Blues Trio
Reflecting Colin James’ recent work on Miles To Go, and its chart-topping predecessor, 2016’s Blue Highways, the tour will showcase his take on his best-loved blues numbers, as well as songs from his illustrious catalogue. Buy tickets.
A salute to the 100th anniversary of the great American pop/jazz singer, Nat King Cole, and his iconic hits Mona Lisa, Nature Boy and, of course, Unforgettable – featuring Thom Allison and Alana Bridgewater, stars of Canadian stage and television, and a five-member band featuring some of Toronto’s finest jazz players, with script and staging by Richard Ouzounian and music direction by David Warrack.