What to do.
Tuesday, November 9
Waterloo Public Library, in partnership with Words Worth Books, presents the book launch for Massey Hall: An Enduring Legacy by local author David McPherson. It’s a is fascinating story of Canada’s most revered concert hall and the myriad artists who have graced its stage.
The City of Waterloo’s 3rd Annual Neighbourhood Summit kicks off its series of virtual events with Getting to know your neighbours: Barriers to relationship building on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7 – 8:15 p.m. The event explores the importance of relationships to a healthy neighbourhood and managing conflict; and how our unconscious bias impacts relationship building.
Kitchener Public Library’s 85Queen series presents Shut Out: The Game That Did Not Love Me Black with Bernie Saunders. His memoir is about professional hockey by a player who had the potential to become a star but was blocked at almost every opportunity because of his race. In spite of this, Shut Out is a hopeful and uplifting book about facing adversity, overcoming it and moving ahead. Woven throughout the book is Saunders’s love of his family, especially his brother, John, who died at age sixty-one. Now retired, Bernie Saunders is still sought out by the hockey community for his observations and advice.
Wednesday, November 10
Laurier presents Inspiring Conversations - Keeping the Peace: Canada’s Past and Future Role in International Conflicts at 11:30 am. As we prepare to observe Remembrance Day, two Laurier experts will reflect on our nation’s evolving role on the global stage.
Starting this Wednesday, Descendants Beer & Beverage x BeccaHosts have their Trivia League every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm. First come, first serve. Bring a team and drop some knowledge.
Over at Kitchener Public Library, join Bob Wildfong from the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum to learn how to care for the pollinators that help make your garden grow at 85 Green: Pollinators and Your Garden.
At the height of the Holocaust 25 young Jewish inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau were selected to create beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon established by the camp commandant’s wife. Historian Lucy Adlington has researched their lives and fates to write a powerful chronicle – The Dressmakers of Auschwitz. Join Idea Exchange for a powerful conversation with Adlington at 7 pm.
Button Factory Art’s artalk features Jason Fallaise, Pira Urosevic, Heather Franklin in an evening of lively discourse — all from the comfort of your home.
Thursday, November 11
The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 530, will conduct the Waterloo Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov.1 11 beginning at 10:30 at the Cenotaph located on Regina Street near Waterloo City Centre, 100 Regina Street South. You can also watch the event on their livestream.
The Royal Canadian Legion Fred Gies Branch 50 will hold their annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the downtown Kitchener cenotaph.
KW Little Theatre’s Black Box Radio production of The Devil's Disciple starts streaming on November 11 and will be available to listen to for two weeks. Admission is by donation and donors will receive a link and password for the stream.
No Funeral Records presents Respire, Massa Nera, and Greber for an emotionally charged night of heavy music at Rhythm & Brews in Cambridge. Show starts at 7 pm.
Been waiting a long time to list something at Maxwell’s again…and here it is! This Thursday, Nov 11, check out Ruby Waters live on stage!
Waterloo Public Library and Words Worth Books present Author Panel: Darkness & Hope in YA Fantasy. Canadian young adult authors Tanaz Bhathena, Kristen Ciccarelli, and Anna Priemaza will discuss how they balance various opposing forces in their writing, such as darkness with hope, or the freedom of fantasy with the sharpness of reality. Moderated by E. K. Johnston.
Friday, November 12
Rusty Nail Comedy Presents: JNT Tour 2021 with Che Durena, Andrew Packer, and Jacob Balshin at the Crazy Canuck DTK at 7:30 pm.
Over at Descendants Beer & Beverage Co, check out Monday Morning Whiskey Live at 7 pm.
The Apollo has UHF: Interactive on at 7 pm. It’s an interactive (obviously) event where they transform some favourite movies into new, exciting experiences. This event features the cinematic masterpiece UHF staring "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Saturday, November 13
The Jazz Room has Rich Brown & the Abeng on at 8 pm.
Mandippal is playing the Duke and Duchess in Cambridge on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8pm-11pm.
Sunday, November 14
The Princess Twin has screenings of Belfast on 1:25, 3:50, 6:30, and 9 pm.
Monday, November 15
Sustainable Waterloo has The Future of Energy: A Fireside Chat with Suncor on at 3:15 pm. Executive Director Tova Davidson sits down for a frank, open fireside chat with Martha Hall Findlay, Suncor’s Chief Sustainability Officer. During this 90 minute event Tova and Martha will dive into the low carbon future, and the role Suncor plays through its sustainability and climate strategy.
Ways to support local.
Coming up on Nov. 21, it’s Rest for Restaurants. This exclusive event features culinary creations by four of the Region's most inspired and innovative chefs — Chef Teneile Warren of Nyam Revival Kitchen, Chef Zerka Mya of The Pulao Gals, Chef Thompson Tran of The Wooden Boat Food Company, and Chef Jon Rennie of BOX Wine and Provisions. Proceeds go to support Carizon’s Hospitality Mental Health and Wellness Program.
KW’s best cocktail mix, now in a smaller format. So buy two? Right?
What to read.
Full Circle Foods Moves Into New Location On King St. (The Community Edition)
Locals Petition To Transform Former Charles St. Terminal Into A Hub For The Indigenous Community (The Community Edition)