...and the gold medal for events goes to KW.

TL;WR for July 27 through August 2, 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, July 27

MP Tours Taste of Italy has an online cooking class where you’ll learn to make their popular Tomato Crostata - this time with Burrata Cheese. Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.

CAFKA has their Summer Reading Series, White Elephant Edition Discussion Group where they’ll be discussing a chapter from Chelsea Vowel’s Indigenous Writes. Tuesday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28

The Apollo Cinema has Retro Recall: Empire Records on at 7 p.m. and Zola at 9:15 p.m.

Kitchener Public Library’s QueerKPL Book Club is talking about celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya's second novel, The Subtweet, a no-holds-barred examination of the music industry, social media, and making art in the modern era, shining a light on the promise and peril of being seen.

The Community Edition has their Virtual Steel Rails Sessions #2 with an intimate evening of art, community, interaction and mystery. Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 29

Create Waterloo’s Patio Lanterns Concert Series presents electronic pop mastermind Transstar. Transstar is also the creator of Blackball, an arts education program that teaches electronic music to at-risk community members. Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets required, register here.

Trivial.Soup has music trivia on at 7:30 p.m.

IdeaExchange has their Summer Reading Club event with Alka Joshi, author of the bestselling book The Henna Artist. Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30

Join Create Waterloo on Friday, July 30 from 5-9 p.m. for the outdoor Art Market featuring local artist, crafters, and makers from Waterloo and surrounding area. The Art Market takes place in the Visitor and Heritage Information Centre parking lot.

The Crazy Canuck DTK has Rusty Nail Comedy shows on at 7 and 9 p.m.

OMGOODNESS, there’s music at Jane Bond again. DJ88 spins starting at 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 31

Princess Cinemas, The Beat Goes On, and Create Waterloo have a Movies in the Parking Lot showing of Raya and The Last Dragon. Saturday, July 31 at 8:30 p.m.

Head on down to Belmont Village for live music from Bestival. They have the Fog Blues and Brass Band on at 4:30 p.m. and Cheryl Lescom on at 7 p.m.

Sylent Syd is DJing at Jane Bond. Nature is healing.

Live at Jacobs Grill - it’s Nick Vokey starting at 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 1

Join Good Co. Productions and The Walper Hotel for Date Night in a Box, an intimate, live-streamed concert with THE FREE LABEL, while you enjoy your very own Date-Night-in-a-Box at home! Boxes are only $45 and include a Lokal Cocktail Kit, house-made Walper snack, a couples intimacy kit, and a few more surprises.

What to read.

Kitchener’s new equity director has three words for political fence-sitters: ‘Take a position!’ (The Record)

Local artist Rufus John uses music to educate on systemic oppression (Communitech News)

City Of Waterloo Introduces New Affordable Housing Plan (Community Edition)

Test Your ‘medal’: Get In The Games In Waterloo Region (Explore Waterloo Region)