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TL;WR for August 16 through August 22 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, August 16
Have you ever wondered about the trees in your neighbourhood? Trees increase community wellbeing and help us to tackle the effects of climate change. With a little care, our urban forest will be around for generations to enjoy. Take an expert-guided walk with Reep Green Solutions’ Trees In My Neighbourhood | Guided Tour of Mount Hope Neighbourhood on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17
Head to R+T Park for their Pop-Up Beer Garden at 375 Hagey Blvd. on Wednesday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the most tasty beer from Block Three, the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches from Fo' Cheezy and the most wonderful company from R+T Park and the community!
TWB Brewing Co-op has a special edition of their Barks & Brews Yappy Hour with Dog Friendly KW. Crafty Beasts Brewing Co will be serving samples of their unique (non-alcoholic) brews, made just for dogs. I mean, who hasn’t eaten a dog biscuit, right?
The Duke has Trivia Night with BeccaHosts at 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 18
The Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery presents Walk the Talk: Gallery Tour at 6 p.m. It’s a free tour facilitated by a KWAG Artist Educator.
Over at Descendants Beer & Beverage, check out One Hit Wonders Music Bingo with BeccaHosts at 8 p.m.
Join Waterloo Public Library and CreateWaterloo for Night Lights on Thursday, August 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the McCormick Branch. It’s a community picnic featuring food trucks, live music, games, crafts, and Littlefoot Community Projects mini market stand.
Rock Band makes its AOK debut this Thursday, August 18, from 8-10. Come rock with us! You and a group of up to 6 friends can form a band and choose a name. Or you can come solo and join a band. Everyone is welcome!
Movies In The Park features a screening of Sing 2.
Friday, August 19
Midtown Radio and TWB Co-operative Brewing present Hip Hop & House Music Night featuring Sam Nabi, AKASOLEIL & DJ Slayla.
Join us Minds Eye Studio for an artist reception featuring @ryanantooa. The solo exhibition, curated by Glodeane Brown, is on for the month of August. Reception starts at 7:30 p.m. at 154 Victoria Street S, Unit 7.
Head to the Apollo Cinema for Interactive! Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7 p.m. Their Interactive! series transforms your favourite movies into new, exciting experiences. This sing-along/gallop-along features bags full of imaginative props, a list of audience-led prompts and shout outs – a surefire way to make a movie unforgettable. The first 200 people will get a pair of coconut halves to clip-clop along with the Knights of Camelot as they travel about a damp, muddy medieval landscape!
Saturday, August 20
Kids of all ages are invited to the annual Kidspark Festival in the park. The Festival brings together music, learning, food, and so much more. Enjoy hands-on activities, exhibits, art, story time, and entertainment. Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drop into the John Harper branch of Waterloo Public Library to learn how to make your very own stickers with Cricuts! Everyone welcome. Saturday, August 20 between 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Stroll Walking Tours for Mount Hope Cemetery in the Midtown/Mount Hope Neighbourhood. Discover Kitchener’s early history and ‘who’s who’ etched in stone over 150 years in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Take a walk with us through KWAG’s outdoor gardens! Learn about the indigenous plants found within Planting one Another, KWAG’s re-planting of Mike MacDonald’s medicine and butterfly garden, and discover the history behind the various Permanent Collection works in the KWAG Sculpture Garden. Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m.
Pinch Cabaret is back at Button Factory Arts for a brand new night of delightful variety and surprising performances drag, jazz, poetry, magic, and comedy. Hosted and curated by storyteller Ben Gorodetsky. Get ready for a diverse bill that will tickle and flabbergast audiences while bring together disparate artistic communities! Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m.
Tan? Check! Sunglasses? Check! Outfit? Check! The only thing missing to complete your Hot Girl Summer is a party and what better way to party than on TWB's Patio with this cast of Sizzling Queens!! Check out Hot Girl Summer presented by Cinched Events. Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 21
Getting around in a city is one thing everyone has an opinion about! What did Berliners complain about 100 years ago? Learn more about the history of transportation in Kitchener with Stroll Walking Tour’s On The Move! Transportation History in Downtown Kitchener at 2:30 p.m.
Ways to support local.
The Waterloo Region Community Fund is currently accepting applications to their Arts Grants Fund, which will provide support to emerging, small or medium sized arts organizations or collectives located in Waterloo Region. Learn more & apply before the September. 22 deadline.
Sign up now for the Sexual Assault Support Centre’s #SASCFunRun taking place IN PERSON on October 15 in Kiwanis Park! Collect donations, and walk, run, or roll 5 kilometres in support of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region - in costume! Register now at sascwr.org/sascfunrun.
Art Hop 2022
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.
New podcast discusses autism, ADHD and other brain differences in the workplace (Communitech Tech News)
The Scoville thrill at Taste the 4th Sense (Andrew Coppolino)