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TL;WR for September 21 through September 27 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, September 21

ProductTank Waterloo hosts Product Value: What It Is And How to Deliver More of It with Étienne Garbugli. In this hour-long discussion, he’ll dig into the relationship between a product's users and customers, and the value that the product delivers. Tuesday, Sep. 21 at 12 p.m.

Descendants Beer & Beverage has RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia on at 7 p.m.

Kitchener Public Library has a virtual Repair-A-Thon from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22

Sustainable Waterloo Region hosts Sustainability for Business 101. Executive director, Tova Davidson will share case studies from member organizations about the Waterloo Region Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise programs. Wednesday, Sep. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Laurier hosts Aesthetics of the Small: A conversation with 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa. While teaching creative writing at Laurier’s Brantford campus, Thammavongsa won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and 2021 Trillium Book Award for her short story collection, How to Pronounce Knife. Join Souvankham and Eleanor Ty, Professor of English, for a discussion exploring her work, including the ways the author takes seemingly small events and elevates them into great literature. Wednesday, Sep. 22 at 7 p.m.

Join Kitchener Public Library for an evening discussion about bees with Central Library's resident beekeeper Erica Shelley. Erica will be talking to about our busy little friends, the work that they do for us, how climate change is impacting them and in general how very important they are to the ecosystem. Wednesday, Sep. 22 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 23

The Institute of Corporate Directors is hosting Why Your Business Needs a Board (And How To Build One). In this session, you will meet world-class and local, serial entrepreneurs who have built businesses by creating and leveraging their boards. Find out how they did it and what their challenges were. Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.

Music at the Market brings you live music from Air Blaq, Keelo D’Ville, Tait Garrett, and HolliZay. Doors open at 6, music at 7.

Explore the rich culinary delights of Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, and North Dumfries with Taste the Countryside from Sep. 23 through Oct. 3. This year’s event is a ten-day dining event with an extra local twist, as it features local restaurants that purchase and use local produce in their menu. Prix Fixe #TastetheCountryside menus will be $15 or $35 and can be purchased for dine-in or take-out.

Honestly, I thought we reached peak interactive movies with Rocky Horror, but the Apollo Cinema and Vixens and Tease Burlesque are taking it to a new level with Magic Mike: Vixens and Tease Burlesque. While you watch the movie, we will bring to life your favourite scenes with a live strip tease show. Thursday, Sep. 23 at 7 p.m.

Descendants Beer & Beverage has Disney musical bingo on at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 24

The Product Management P2P hosts A Journey Through Product Management - A 40 Year Career Retrospective with Bill Scott. Having spent 40+ years in tech, most of them in the role of Product Management right here in the Waterloo Region, Bill will share a retrospective overview of Product Management over the years. Friday, Sep. 24 at 12 p.m.

Each September, art and culture institutions across Canada celebrate Culture Days. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is hosting a number of contemporary art exhibitions during Culture Days as well as free family-friendly events such as Family Sunday and Walk the Talk: Stroller Tours — and admission is free. Learn more on the Culture Days website.

Lana’s Lounge has dinner and an evening of jazz with Alison King & John McLelland at 6 p.m.

The Princess Cinema and Grand River Rocks present The 2021 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and annual presentation of films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, environment and adventure & exploration.

Kick off Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest with a live stream of the opening ceremonies — live from the Region of Waterloo International Airport. You can purchase an Oktoberfest-in-a-Bag kit to celebrate from home too. Discover all the events of this year’s Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest here.

Saturday, September 25

The St Paul's University College Pow Wow is Saturday, Sep. 25! A Pow Wow is a coming together of the first peoples to celebrate and honour their traditional teachings. They’ll have local food and vendors, and a ceremonial fire burning at their ceremonial fire grounds throughout the pow wow.

OK2BEME’s Under the Rainbow online auction and comedy hour starts at 7 p.m. It’s that time of year again! Their online auction is open for bidding now and runs until the evening of Sep. 25. Ticket proceeds go towards KW Counselling.

Joseph Schneider Haus has main stage performances for the Schneider Porch Party from 2 to 6 p.m. The day features two great performances #TheJendyWay and #GrandRiverRamblers on the main stage and more music on porch stages around the Schneider Creek neighbourhood.

LUMEN Lite is back in Uptown Waterloo from 6 to 11 p.m. Lumen is an annual, free, all-ages festival that is open to the public and run by the City of Waterloo’s Arts and Culture team, Create Waterloo. The event features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art, and technology in installations located throughout uptown Waterloo.

Sunday, September 26

THEMUSEUM invites you to their Science Literacy Week event for Dino Tours! During these tours, you’ll learn about what the climate was like during the time of the dinosaurs and what it means for the world today. Sunday, Sep. 26 at 11 a.m.

The Culinary Studio hosts Slow Food Sunday: Chicken & Dumplings at 2 p.m. Slow Food Sunday is all about enjoying an afternoon in your kitchen creating classic and comforting recipes from scratch with easy to find ingredients.

Head out to the Kitchener Market for the 4th annual KW VegFest. Discover amazing vegan vendors, non-profits and sanctuaries, listen to live music and engaging speakers, and enjoy some incredible food.

Monday, September 27

Waterloo Public Library’s 2SLGBTQ+ Book Club will be discussing Love Lives Here: a story of thriving in a transgender family by Amanda Jette Knox. In this heartfelt memoir, Amanda shares the journey of her family. From realization and acceptance of her child and spouse as transgender to her own realization of her true self. A testament to what it means to lead with love. Monday, Sep. 27 at 7 p.m.


Ways to support local.

You’ve still got a couple days to grab a Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie! Proceeds from cookie sales go towards the awesome work of KidsAbility.

Hey artists, you’ve got a couple days left to apply for the expansion of the DTK Art Walk. Call for artists going on with submissions due on Sep. 30 - details here.

Food4Kids Waterloo Region first Feeding Hope 50/50 Charity Raffle tickets are on sale. Proceeds from this online raffle will be used to support 1,000 children living with chronic hunger.

Rangers Reach is proud to support KidsAbility in the critical work they do in our community, all while celebrating the return to OHL hockey. The 50/50 raffle will support life-changing therapy, innovative programs and the latest technology. Get your tickets today!


What to read.

Red, white and you: Doors open at new Waterloo wine bar and restaurant Babylon Sisters (Waterloo Chronicle)

Stratford-based Ballinran Entertainment partners with Explore Waterloo Region on immersive video tours (Communitech Tech News)

50by30wr hosts rally for climate action (Community Edition)

First-time voters defy pandemic restrictions to cast ballot (The Record)