Category Archives: Exhibition

Funking Shift Up Sideways; Exhibition Closing Night Featuring Dirk Quinn Band

Keisha Neoma-Quinn’s solo art exhibition at Sealed Art is coupled with a fantastic line up of live music upstairs at The Loft. The free Gallery viewing opens at 6pm, where paintings and sculptures by Keisha Neoma-Quinn are on display. This body of work is engaging, energetic and expressive of pure creativity. It draw from the experience of live music, relationships with the natural world, and automatic free associations. With her art, Keisha aims to instil a positive feeling, a sense of fun and play for those who view the work, to remind them of the possibilities of silliness and imagination, and to enjoy life. The pairing of her creations with live music is naturally cohesive. And the line up compliments it well.

At 9pm the live music upstairs begins. Cover is $20 and it is a BYOB event.

Charlie Banjo Bean kicks it off; you might have met her under the name Keisha, or she might have said Charlie. Artist by day, Bluegrass Queen by night. Whichever name you know her by, Charlie Banjo Bean is definitely cool beans. When she straps on her five string, she’ll pick it pretty and belt it loud. Next up is Itzkotron, who you may recognize as the bassist from the Toronto band Must Stash Hat, with a progressive experimental looping set. Hamilton’s own Toadhouse will then get you hopping with their jammy beat. And to top it off, all the way from Philadelphia, Dirk Quinn Band! The whole band – including saxophonist Max Swann – is coming to town. this high energy funk/jazz band has developed a unique style that has attracted the direly committed attendance of fans ranging from jam band hippies to jazz snobs. With impressive melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, these talented musicians will lay beautiful and delicate movements on your ears before drawing you through evil dissonance and into the hard driving funk at its core.
Prepare to feast your eyes on enriching visuals and dance your ass off!

Acoustic Night At The Sky Dragon

This Friday night 10 performers will be honouring what many consider to be the most influential rock and roll band of the 20th century: The Beatles. If you are a fan come sing along to your favourite Beatles classics. If you’ve never heard of them you really need to get yourself up to date and all the help you need will be at the Sky Dragon. The far reaching tendrils of colourful sound emanating from The Beatles long past creative genius have been missing for no time and nowhere, man.


This Monday BARCADE is back! This monthly event will continue to makethe Brain the best barcade in town. Each event features a different theme about the history of video games, from the early days, through the crash of the 1980s right up to modern high def games. So make sure to join the fun and indulge your inner nerd, whilst placating your outer beer snob and listening to Kid Years spin chip-tune and video game inspired tracks.

This month has no game styled theme but is just based on middle school P.A. days when we would play video games and watch cartoons. So make sure to bring some friends and stop by the brain to have some beers.

Say Hello To The New Girl In Town!

This weekend, welcome the newest vintage lifestyle store to the downtown core. Girl on the Wing, a new vintage clothing, accessories, and wares store will have a sneak peek opening tonight for the public from 7pm-9pm.

Get the chance to meet owner Whitney Mcmeekin and discuss with her your mutual love of all things vintage. Followin

g tonight’s sneak peek will be the official grand opening ceremonies Saturday afternoon (12pm-6pm) complete with (of course) special deals for you and even a lemonade stand. What’s more, if you are scrambling for a special last minute gift for mom this weekend, Girl on the Wing is hosting a special Mother’s Day shopping event on Sunday.

If you love all things vintage and are embarrassingly nostalgic about decades before your time *cough* like me *cough* this is a great event to check out this weekend. Also, it’s exciting to welcome unique new businesses to the downtown core!