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TL;WR for August 10 through August 16, 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, August 10

Changing The Flow presents Menstruation in Waterloo Region: Research Roundtable. Facilitated by Lead Researcher, Kate Elliott, this 60-minute conversation will delve deeper into the data and hear perspectives from a panel of community experts on what it really means. The panellists will highlight the vast intersections involved, and imagine what menstrual equity can really look like through both a local and national lens. Tuesday, August 10 at 1 p.m.

Waterloo Public Library has Cross Country Canada - Team Road Trip Trivia on at 7 p.m. Put your team together and go on a virtual road trip to "somewhere" in Canada. Challenge other teams to earn points as you learn about the places you stop and the cultures, histories and geographies of all the places along the way.

Wednesday, August 11

Join author Tara Joyce (BBA '04) and Globe and Mail Changemaker Award winner Sara Bingham, associate director of Laurier's Women Entrepreneurship Centre ​for a fireside chat as they take the conversation on Pay What it's Worth Beyond the Book to discuss entrepreneurship, the understanding of business, money and value; setting prices or not. Wednesday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 12

Kitchener Public Library has Summer Stories in the Park at Civic Park by the parking lot off Ahrens Street. Families are invited to come out for stories, stretching, and songs. Thursday, August 12 at 2 p.m.

The Uptown Night Market is back in the Communitech Data Hub parking lot located behind 14 Erb Street West (Dupont & Albert Streets). The market runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

But look what happened to the cook! The Apollo has a screening of Clue for their Retro Recall series at 9:30 p.m.

IdeaExchange has An Evening with Author Nicki Pau Preto moderated by Kayleigh Platz on at 7 p.m.

CAFKA has Women Performing ARTS + SPORTS Femmes en performance - including a screening, artist talk and panel discussion with Caroline St-Laurent, Liliane Moussa and KW sport club participants. Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

CreateWaterloo’s Patio Lanterns Concert Series presents Ashwyn Singh at 7 p.m. Ashwyn Singh is a musician and comedian that took his first few steps into show business right here in Kitchener-Waterloo after immigrating from New Delhi in 2014. He came out of this pandemic having played with the City of Kitchener multiple times, and has worked with comedy clubs like Flappers and the Laugh Factory in LA and New York. He’s leaving to go on tour two days after this event, starting with a show in California at the Burbank Comedy Festival.

Friday, August 13

Lana’s Lounge has an evening of live jazz with Mary Catherine Pazzano. Friday, August 13 at 6 p.m.

Rusty Nail Comedy is back at Crazy Canuck DTK at 8 p.m.!

Saturday, August 14

Kitchener Public Library’s 85Green: Cooking Series is a collaboration with Collective Catering at The Underground Flavour Group. This month, Chef Casey Brownrig will guide you through a summer-inspired recipe. Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m.

Your Kitchener Panthers have a double-header against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Jack Couch Park next to the Aud. First game is at 2 p.m., followed by another game at 7:30 p.m.

The Belmont Village Bestival has Top Pocket on at 4:30 p.m. and Western Swing Authority on at 7 p.m.

Good Co. Productions presents the virtual release party for Smackjive’s Enter The Funkiverse. The event will be live-streamed to their YouTube channel - tickets are only $10. Saturday, August 14 at 8 p.m.

The Princess Cinema has Stand By Me in the parking lot for Movies In The Parking Lot. Saturday, August 14 at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 15

The Apollo Cinema has a screening of All the Streets Are Silent. The documentary explores the convergence of hip hop and skateboarding between 87 and 97, which is probably before many of you were born. We listened to music on tapes. It was wild.

Hip Hop Sundays are back at White Rabbit in Uptown Waterloo.

Monday, August 16

Ralph, remember the time you said you saw Snagglepuss outside? BeccaHosts has Simpsons Trivia on at 8 p.m.

Houseplants not doing so hot? Get tip to turn your thumbs green with Caring for your Houseplants from the Waterloo Horticultural Society and Waterloo Public Library. Monday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

Green Light Arts has the world premiere of We Could Be at 8 p.m. in the Kitchener Market. It’s Green Light Arts’ first live, in-person theatrical production since the pandemic began. The show is appropriate for all ages and tickets are free, but you need to registered before the show. Shows run from August 16 through August 25.


Ways to support local.

Saddle up. The Green Room Barber shop just launched a project they’ve been working on over the last lockdown. The Green Room Western themed box set is now available. Check out the promo above and the box set here.

You name may never make the marquee, but it can still be part of Maxwell’s. Learn more about their recovery fundraiser on their site.


What to read.

Kitchener metal king documents golden age of Canadian bar circuit (The Record)

Steve Woods follows the orange backpack to Inovia (Communitech News)

How To Spend 36 Hours In Waterloo Region With Your Dog (Explore Waterloo Region x Dog Friendly KW)