Enjoy Ribfest!

TL;WR for September 14 through September 20 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, September 14

Descendants Beer & Beverage has Friend trivia at 7 p.m.

Waterloo Public Library has an evening with author Lauren B. Davis, presented
in partnership with Wordsworth Books. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Catch a screening of Twister at Downtown Kitchener’s Movies at the Market at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15

Join Kitchener Public Library on zoom for a performance from JoJo Worthington - live from the Heffner Studio starting at 6:30 p.m.

Romance by the Book is back at IdeaExchange. This month it's BYOB (Bring Your Our Book), so bring whatever book you are reading or a book you just have to gush about. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 16

uxWaterloo presents Guarding against UX Theatre with Tanya Snook at 12 p.m. Are you performing UX theatre and just acting user-centered? Tanya Snook is going to help you learn to recognize the signs of UX theatre.

Music at the Market is back in the Kitchener Market with Flamenco Plus and the Penderecki String Quartet. Doors at 6, music at 7 - $10 per person.

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Join SASC Waterloo Region for Take Back The Night, an annual global protest against sexual and gender-based violence. The event is outside at 44 Gaukel Street in Downtown Kitchener at 6 p.m.

Descendants Beer & Beverage has 2000’s Musical Bingo with proceeds in support of Spectrum. Bingo and fun starts at 7 p.m.

One night only - catch David Byrne: American Utopia at the Princess at 8 p.m.

Friday, September 17

The KW Jazz Room has Andriy Tikhonov on stage starting at 8 p.m.

Over at Lana’s Lounge, catch an evening of easy listening with the Jendy Way starting at 6 p.m.

The Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show is back - nature is healing! Head down to Victoria Park on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for ribs, beer, live music, and more. Admission is free, but donations for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region are encouraged

Saturday, September 18

Never learned how to change a tire? Waterloo Public Library has you covered with Introductory Car Maintenance at the main branch. This four part series starts with tire maintenance and moves on to oil and other fluids, brakes, and more. Learn more on their site.

Wondering what to do with that lonely old sock and extra buttons? Join the Schneider Haus National Historic Site for Sock Monsters at 11:45 a.m. You’ll learn a few basic sewing skills by creating colourful, terrifying sock monsters! Suitable for ages 7 and up.

It’s the last weekend of the Belmont Village Bestival. Catch Clefs of Mohr at 4:30 p.m. and JoJo Worthington at 7 p.m.

The Schneider Haus National Historic Site is hosting Dyke Bar Takeover KW’s first ever Dyke Haus Takeover from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join them for an outdoor cyanotype workshop led by Kate Short of Button Factory Arts. $15 a person (or purchase a $25 ticket to help fund future DBTKW events). The cost covers all supplies you’ll need to create a couple of cyanotypes.

Sunday, September 19

Grab a group of friends and head to our first-ever #KWFamous Boozy Brunch featuring mimosas, the brunch of your dreams from Underground Flavour Group, a DJ, entertainment and more. Everyone’s favourite mid-day weekend meal, with a vibe. Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.

The Apollo Cinema’s Movie + Market returns with a screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (…this table is made of formica…) and a market featuring - Maiden and Crow Artistry, I Got 5 on It Tarot, Little Wolf and the Willow, Hushpuppy Designs, Little Bug Jewelry, Tsitsi Mapuranga, Gracious Candle Co, and Abbie Darling. Sunday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Monday, September 20

You can catch #Elxn44 results live at the Apollo Cinema at 7 p.m.


Ways to support local.

It’s Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Week! Proceeds from cookie sales go towards the awesome work of KidsAbility.

The second annual YMCA WorkWell Community Well-Being Survey examining the state of employee well-being during COVID-19 in our communities of Region of Waterloo is now open. They’re looking to get as many responses from working adults in our region as they can get – every single voice matters. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes and is completely anonymous. By completing the survey, respondents will also be entered into a random prize draw for one grand prize of a $200 Visa gift card or one of two $50 Visa gift cards.

Hey! We’re nominated for Best Newsletter in the Community Edition. We’d appreciate your vote if that’s your kind of thing. There’s also a whole bunch of other categories to vote for.

The DTK Art Walk is expanding and they have a new call for artists going on. Submissions are due on Sept. 30 - details here.


What to read.

Alex Bielak has a review of Penny’s Hot Chicken and Tsujir (The Record)

KW Residents Join Nationwide Protest To Draw Awareness To The Housing Crisis (Community Edition)

Finding work-life balance through community support (Communitech Tech News)

Finding those much needed date night escapes in Waterloo Region (Explore Waterloo Region)

Throw ‘em up, throw ‘em up! No punishment for middle finger salute in Waterloo: councillor (Kitchener Today)