Disregard veggies. Acquire candy.

TL;WR for October 19 through October 25 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, October 19

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery has their Walk the Talk: Stroller Tour this Tuesday, Oct. 19. This casual guided tour will introduce parents and caregivers to The Beyond Within, an exhibition of works by Annie MacDonell, and Shapes of Facts, a video installation by Yoshiki Nishimura. Drop-in from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and the Guided tour is from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Sales Leader Peer2Peer Meetup has their panel Developing new sales talent on at 3 p.m. Learn what Sales Leaders at Uvaro, Conestoga College, and Brock University are doing to develop tomorrow’s sales talent.

Kitchener Public Library’s 85 Queen presents An Evening with Lisa Unger at 7 p.m. Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in thirty languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense.

Waterloo Public Library and the Renison Lecture Series present Stealing Home: Unsettling Baseball as America's Pastime at 7 p.m. Dr. Craig Fortier, Assistant Professor of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, unravels some of the myths of baseball's origins in America to expose the soft core of the American settler colonial project.

Descendants Beer & Beverage and BeccaHosts have Friends Trivia at 8 p.m.
Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early for beer, food, and the best seats.

Wednesday, October 20

Talk some trash with Kitchener Public Library and Kathleen Barsoum, Waste Management Coordinator for the Region of Waterloo at Waste Reduction Week: Trash Talk at 7 p.m. She'll give an update about changes coming to waste management, share about the lifecycle of recyclable materials and answer your questions.

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with Waterloo Public Library. Join food writer Jasmine Mangalaseril virtually as she shares a little about the tasty foods that are indulged upon during Diwali as well as the history of this important celebration. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Romance by the Book is a virtual book club for swoon-worthy romance novel lovers.
Their October book pick is Love, Only Better by Paulette Stout and they’re lucky enough to have snagged a spot on Paulette’s book blog tour. Paulette will be virtually there for this very special edition of the book club.

Thursday, October 21

IdeaExchange has invites you to chat about all things love and romance with popular Young Adult authors S.K. Ali, Jason June and Lynn Painter, moderated by Kayleigh Platz. Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

F**kup Nights Kitchener-Waterloo Volume VIII is back at Catalyst Commons in Midtown. Hear stories of failure from Kurtis McBride, CEO Miovison, Natasha McKenty, Media Specialist, writer, and on-air host, and Cavell Johnson, Head Coach of the KW Titans. Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.

Friday, October 22

Join Good Co. Productions as they celebrate the release of Rachel Hickey's debut EP, "Getting By". The event will be held live at a location only revealed to ticket holders, fully in-person. Space is limited to ensure compliance with COVID restrictions. The show will feature an intimate solo set of unreleased songs by Rachel Hickey, followed by a performance of her debut EP front to back, accompanied by full band. Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

Barebones plays hard rock covers from the 80s & 90s at Rhythm & Brews. $10 cover.

Lana’s Lounge presents an evening with Steve Todd playing adult contemporary music. Friday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 23

Join Kitchener Public Library for a celebration of Islamic Heritage Month with songs and stories. In collaboration with the Coalition of Muslim Women, it’s a story time for children that focuses on learning more about the Islamic faith. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.

The Kitchener Blues Festival is back with Crossroads 2.0 on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 Check out live music from Lynn Jackson & Alison Corbett, Ben Rollo, Douglas Watson, Romeo Sex Fighter, Wild T & The Spirit and more.

Minds Eye Studio Art Gallery and Yoga Studio present the Above & Beyond group exhibition with collaborative works by Anne Jackson & Lynn Krueger and new exploratory works by James Nye. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Princess Original has Ghibli Fest: The Secret World Of Arrietty on at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 24

The Apollo Cinema has an Apolloween screening of Hocus Pocus at 2 p.m.

Short Finger Brewing and The Green Room Barbers have a new beer collab. To celebrate, they’re doing a pop up at the brewery on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.

Join local chefs Jason Bangerter (Langdon Hall), Thompson Tran (Wooden Boat Food Company), and Nick Benninger (Fat Sparrow Group) at Feast On the Farm, a unique two day event series bringing together chefs, producers and food lovers where you can indulge in creations by some of the best chefs in Ontario and meet the people creating change in Ontario's food and drink space.

Ways to support local.

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The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region’s Virtual Halloween Fun Run is this Saturday!

Top Toques culinary school has a four week cooking class starting in November.

Tap a donation to ToastyToesWR next time you’re at TWB Brewing.

What to read.

When it comes to public health measures, all sides should not have equal say (The Record)

Meating place: Local is focal point for Waterloo Region butcher shop (Waterloo Chronicle)

The Yeti Café Reopens After Renovations (Community Edition)

Social media was making me a worse father. James Jackson shares details of his struggle to put the phone down and focus on his family (Communitech News)

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