If you didn’t get a chance to take in the many fantastic films at MISAFF last weekend, there’s another opportunity to take in great music, art, and dance at the annual MOSAIC Festival in Mississauga.

Karsh Kale in Mississauga

Taking place on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, the TD MOSAIC Festival includes tons of activities for the kids, plus some great performances by international artists like Karsh Kale and Raghav. See our top 5 picks of the festival below.


1. Stroke of Master Art Exhibition: Travel to the world of Indian fine art with the masters of contemporary Indian art. The exhibition includes original signed prints by contemporary master painters including MF Husain, Reza, Vaikuntam, Jamini Roy, Jatin Das, Jogen Chowdhry, Mansaram, Youngo Verma, and Manjit Bawa. On until September 1, 2014 at Promenade Gallery, 943B Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2. For the kids: A special clay arts workshop presented by Virsa. The workshops will be led by Ishrat Suhrwardy, a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre who has taught clay art in Pakistan and Canada, in addition to exhibiting her work internationally. Joining Ishrat is Luc Bihan, a Toronto-based clay and ceramic artist who teaches children and adults sculpture and clay works. Friday, August 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 15 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

MOSAIC festival Mississauga

3. Zeb and SANDARAA: At the main-stage, experience a unique musical collaboration in Pashto, Dari and Persian by musicians from Brooklyn, New York, and Lahore, Pakistan. Friday, August 15 at the main-stage between 5:00 p.m. to late.

4. Sounds of the Asian Underground: DJ, musician, producer Karsh Kale will be joined by Jonita Gandhi, Dale Harrison and Bageshree Vaze. Friday, August 15 between 5:00 p.m. to late (we suggest heading to Celebration Square after 8:00 p.m. to catch this performance).

Raghav Mississauga

5. Dr. Cabbie in the House: Raghav will perform his single from soon-to-be-released film, Dr. Cabbie, starring Vinay Virmani, who will also be on-hand for a meet-and-greet with fans. Saturday, August 16 from 5:00 p.m. to late on the main-stage.


All events take place at Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive in Mississauga, unless otherwise noted.