Candy corn vibes.

TL;WR for October 12 through October 18 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, October 12

Whether you’re a future filmmaker or, heaven forbid, a future influencer, you need to know how to make a story board. IdeaExchange has you covered with Storyboards: An Introduction, a workshop that will teach you how to think visually about a story or project. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button and like this video.

The Apollo Cinemas has CatVideoFest 2021 on at 7 p.m.

Descendants Beer & Beverage have 2000s Romantic Comedy trivia at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13

Kitchener Public Library presents 85 Queen: An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe. Called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The Princess Twin is showcasing the music of composer Ennio Morricone with a screening of The Thing (1982) at 8:30 p.m.

The Apollo Cinema has the third screening of episodes of the Business Unusual series, a documentary telling the story of how small businesses survived the year the world shut down. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 14

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest presents the Rogers Women of the Year Fall Event Series. Hosted at the Walper Hotel, join them for breakfast or lunch and choose your experience – virtual or in-person.

Rise and Shine an Inspiring breakfast event with Kirstie Herbstreit & Jody O’Malley (The Culinary Studio), Kelly Broocks (Pretty By Her), and Jen Goulden (Entrepreneur Life) who will share uplifting stories about how they overcame adversity during the pandemic, found new ways to shine and helped others to reach new heights.

Ferment is an engaging luncheon where Ren Navarro (Beer Diversity), Jennifer Tamse (Beertown), and Shelley Beirnes (Wellington Brewery) will discuss the ways that women are changing the beer game in Waterloo Region.

IdeaExchange hosts Womanhood at the Intersections- A Virtual Author Talk with author Savala Nolan and hosted by Colleen James. In this book talk, Nolan will focus on the rich terrain of womanhood that she explores learning what it means to be a woman, how motherhood puts understandings of race to the test, and how women learn to internalize rage and accept violence in order to participate in popular culture. Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Princess Twin has Candyman (2021) showing at 9:15 p.m.

Descendants Beer & Beverage has 2010s Musical Bingo at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 15

Waterloo Public Library invites you to celebrate First Nations Public Libraries week with internationally renowned author and storyteller, Richard Van Camp as he tells stories and shares excerpts from some of his books for kids.

Learn about calligraphy from artist Ati Zar at the central branch of Kitchener Public Library for a demonstration of Islamic calligraphy. Learn about the history and traditions of Islamic calligraphy and take home your own little piece of art. Friday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

One things Santa Carla has us beat with — all the damn vampires. Catch a Drunken Cinema showing of the 1987 cinematic masterpiece starting both Coreys - The Lost Boys. Only thing that would make this better is if both Taylors co-hosted it. Anyway, movie starts at 9:15 p.m.

Rusty Nail Comedy is on at The Crazy Canuck Kitchener DTK, featuring Marc Trinidad (JFL42,Brantford Comedyfest winner) and Michael Harrison (CBC,NBC). Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Boogie down to Bourbon Street with virtuoso Canadian pianist Michael Kaeshammer and your Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. Online at 8 p.m.

Sean Pinchin plays the Duke of Wellington at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 16

The QueerKPL & Dyke Bar Takeover: Storytelling Performance live streams at 7 p.m. This virtual storytelling performance features the stories of 2SLGBTQIA+ women, friends, and allies. In this event, they highlight the diverse voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ women, and individuals who are comfortable in a women-centered space, and come together to hear their stories.

Five Foot Nothing plays Rhythm and Blues at 2 p.m.

The KW Jazz Room and DIVA International present Free Spirits “Women in Jazz Series”. Free Spirits is a new quintet led by pianist Teri Parker and features some of Canada’s top young musicians. Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.

The Frederick Art Walk is a 3 km walking tour through one of Kitchener's oldest neighbourhoods. The Art Walk features an amazing array of hand-crafted works for sale, including fabric art, visual arts, pottery, stained glass, sewing crafts, and jewelry.

Sunday, October 17

KWFamous and The Underground Flavour Group are back with another boozy brunch. This time, the theme is “Friendsgiving Brunch”. It’s an early afternoon of music, games, food, and more.

Monday, October 18

IdeaExchange hosts Love Your Body - Heal The World. Aunties Dandelion present their 10-minute film VeRONAka - about the fictional embodiment of COVID-19. Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Coming up later…

On Oct. 24, 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. Sunday, Oct. 24.


Ways to support local.

The annual ToastyToes fundraiser launched this past weekend. Read all about the fundraiser’s history and how you can participate in this article on Kitchener Today.

LAUNCH is back with another season of STEAM education. Littles League (K-2) starts Saturday, Oct 16 and the STEAM League starts Monday, Oct 18. Both programs are available online or in-person and run for eight weeks. Learn more at launchwaterloo.ca.


What to read.

Rotis, doubles, phulouries and more: New Kitchener eatery Madhu’s Caribbean will make you go 'mmm' (Waterloo Chronicle)

KW Community Foundation report shines concern on rental market (Kitchener Today)

Celebrating Fall In Waterloo Region (Community Edition)

‘This is what we need for the future of society, of our research and our scientists’ (The Record

Harvesting homegrown tech for good (Communitech Tech News)