Buskers is back.
TL;WR for August 23 through August 30 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, August 23
Hermitage Green plays Maxwells at 7:30 p.m.
DiverseWorks Dance Company presents #parkdanceskitchener. It’s a unique pop-up performance opportunity for students aged 8 and older. Their rehersal pop-up is Tuesday, August 23 at K-W Musical Productions and the performance is Wednesday, August 24 at Huron Natural Area.
Wednesday, August 24
Learn Beatmaking Using MPC Beats at Kitchener Public Library’s Heffner Studio starting at 6:30 p.m.
Cafe Pyrus Outpost is holding a fundraising event with all BBQ proceeds going to support Crow Shield Lodge. It’s their regular market with a nocturnal twist, featuring vendors, artisans, live music, drinks, treats, and more. Wednesday, August 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. at 150 Roger Street in Waterloo.
Thursday, August 25
Lace up your walking shoes and head out for a history art tour of the Uptown Core. If you have ever wanted to know more about the artist or the art pieces around Waterloo, this is your chance! Art History Walking Tour — Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Taste local treats, enjoy entertainment from local musicians and variety performers, discover programming from Waterloo Public Library at the Uptown Night Market.
Kickoff the 34th Waterloo Busker Carnival with Mil Pasos and the rhythms of Latin, Reggaton and so many more. Mil Pasos will take you to Cuba with a vibrant and joyful Salsa footwork and Rueda de Casino routine as well as an explosive Conga where you will have the chance to interact with the dancers and follow their line dance. Thursday, August 25 at 6:15 p.m.
Friday, August 26
Join Good Co. Productions for a free popup concert at sunset in Downtown Kitchener. The event will be held live at Vogelsang Green in partnership with Downtown Kitchener and the City of Kitchener. Bring a friend, a folding chair or blanket to sit on, and be prepared to embrace the community vibes as you enjoy music while the sun sets. Friday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Apollo Cinema’s Where Were You in ’92 series presents a screening of Death Becomes Her at 9:30 p.m.
TWB’s Summer Music Series with Midtown Radio presents Sara Rose starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 27
Maxwell’s Concerts & Events and 91.5 The Beat present Grandson with special guest Anna Sofia on Saturday August 27.
Monday, August 29
The Princess Cinema has a screening of Paris, Texas at 9 p.m.
Ways to support local.
Waffles in the Warehouse is an annual event that welcomes the community to take part in important conversations about food insecurity and what can be done to ensure everyone has access to the support and services they need. This year marks the 9th annual Waffles in the Warehouse, presented by YNCU. You can attend in-person or watch virtually. Learn more and register here.
The Waterloo Region Community Foundation is currently accepting applications to their Racial Equity Fund, which supports organizations that are led-by & serve people across Waterloo Region who are Indigenous, Black & people of colour. Learn more & apply before the Sept. 15 deadline.
It’s easier than ever to get apple fritters! Waterloo Region’s new 1.5-kilometre opened last week. The trail connects the City of Waterloo and Township of Woolwich with a new multi-use, all ages and abilities trail that runs along the Region-owned rail corridor between Northfield Drive in Waterloo and Farmer’s Market Road in Woolwich — connecting ION light rail directly to St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and key employment areas.
Do you have your Art Hop tickets yet?
Art Hop is an ode to why we love KW - the wonderful community and artists, and their dedication to keeping it weird. The KWFamous team is re-celebrating the new wave of creativity, and keeping it close to home. Art Hop features a diverse lineup of artists that call Kitchener-Waterloo home. 8 experiences, 100+ artists - all wrapped up in a 2-day festival. Whether you want to attend one event or enjoy the entire weekend, we have plenty to experience with amazing partners that want to fun happen in KW.
What to read.
Cafe Pyrus coming to Kitchener Public Library (Kitchener Public Library)
Eating in Waterloo Region where plants are the focus (The Record)