Your weekly rundown of events (and it's our 7th birthday)
TL;WR for January 24 through January 30 2022
What to do.
Monday, January 23
One last minute addition, the Laurier Wellbeing in Film Forum presents Stories from Land Back Camp / Recollections & Imaginings at 7 p.m. at the Princess Original.
Tuesday, January 24
SPECTRUM and the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) are pleased to partner with Apollo Cinema to present a Rainbow Film Club of “The Rules of Attraction”. Join them each month for a classic of queer cinema and a Queer Night Out discussion group in the week following each screening to discuss the film.
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, “The Rules of Attraction” follows a group of spoiled and overprivileged students who form an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin, and a bisexual classmate.
Wednesday, January 25
BeccaHosts has Trivial Dispute Winter League at Abe Erb in DTK starting at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Rabbie Burns with a traditional three course Scottish meal & scotch flights all day at the Malt & Barley Public House.
Come learn how to drop the beat at Kitchener Public Library’s Beat Making Using Citizen DJ at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn basic looping techniques, step sequencing, sample chopping, and song structure, as we explore the diverse world of sample digging and sound selection for music production.
Also at KPL, Celebrate the upcoming KWAG exhibit Joyce Wieland: A Clutter of Love with a special screening of Wieland's landmark avant-garde film, “Reason over Passion / La raison avant la passion (1969)”. 7 p.m.
Do you remember the 80s? Head on down to Waterloo Town Square for music of the 80s at Skate Night Date Night starting at 6 p.m.
TWB Brewing Co-Op has Trivia Night: All Out Disney at 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 26
Check out Low Voter Turnout: Strengthening Participation In Local Democracy, a virtual conversations exploring low voter turnout in Waterloo Region and ways to strengthen democratic participation locally. Panel includes Melissa Bowman, Jörg Broschek, Sam Nabi, Andrea Perrella, and Matt Rodrigues. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Check out Music Bingo: Greatest Hits at The Rabbid Fox with BeccaHosts at 8 p.m.
Kitchener Public Library and ACCKWA have a public screening of the Film "Love in the Time of Fentanyl" at 6 p.m., followed by a locally informed panel discussion addressing the unprecedented opiate crisis our community faces today.
KPL’s Pioneer Park Library has its Board & Card Game Night from 7 to 8 p.m.
Join the City of Kitchener for the first Musician Development Forum. It’s a night of networking and learning from acclaimed music industry leaders and innovators. The forum will feature speakers who support Canadian talent to build enduring careers and will share their experiences on making it in today's evolving music industry. 6 - 10 p.m. at Catalyst Commons. Food and a cash bar will be available.
The east end comes to midtown this Thursday, Jan. 26. Check out guest taps from Black Lab Brewing, Rorschach, and Left Field Brewery at Arabella Park Beer Bar.
Friday, January 27
Head to the Aud for the 27th annual Kitchener Rangers Don Cameron Potato Night. The Rangers take on the Barrie Colts and the team is accepting potatoes and cash donations in support of the House of Friendship. Each year, the House of Friendship uses more than 300,000 pounds of potatoes in its emergency food hampers and food assistance programs. When the potatoes run out, cash donations are used to buy more potatoes to meet ongoing needs.
The Phoenix Jazz Group play the KW Jazz Room at 8 p.m.
Lana’s Lounge has an evening of smooth blues with Avalon Bridger and Robert Reid starting at 6 p.m.
Rusty Nail Comedy has headliner Dom Paré on at the Crazy Canuck DTK starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 28
Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Carlos Morgan, returns to the Heffner Studio at Kitchener Public Library for a workshop on live performance and concerts, how to perform, and touring. 1 p.m.
Over at Waterloo Public Library’s East Side Branch, ring in the Lunar New Year with the Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association. Come and join the celebration with music, crafts and activities. Drop in any time between 2 and 4 p.m.
Who’s Zed? Check out a screening of “Pulp Fiction” at the Apollo starting at 9 p.m.
Winterloo returns in-person on Saturday, Jan. 28. Winterloo is an annual free festival for all ages. Enjoy winter-themed activities in uptown Waterloo from noon till 5 p.m.
Come out to Uptown Waterloo to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region while you indulge in some amazing comfort foods. This year’s Uptown Comfort Food Crawl includes delicious food items from Uptown and other local restaurants that are sure to provide a little comfort—a Chili Cook-off at Revive Game Bar, Mac and Cheese Challenge at Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ and a Soup Showdown at Prohibition Warehouse. Tickets are $10 to sample at all three locations and all proceeds go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
THEMUSEUM is hosting the 10th edition of Waterloo Region’s original and premiere live art making event, The Brush Off, on Jan. 29. It’s a paint off with artists in a friendly competition, painting and creating art live in front of an audience of up to 400 people. Artists will expose and be exposed to the wealth of artistic talent that exists in this Throughout the night, you’ll vote on your favourite paintings and have the chance to take one home from the silent auction.
Pinch Cabaret returns to Button Factory Arts for Pinch Cabaret #14. It’s KW’s best variety show featuring stand up comedy, poetry, juggling, erotica reading, and more!
The Yeti has its house music night with DJ Noor!
TWB Brewing Co-Op presents Smoke & Beers, an evening of magic, mentalism and more - hosted and headlined by their very own JP Magic! Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 29
Good Co. Production’s first secret pop-up concert of 2023 is this Sunday, Jan. 29. The event will be held live at a location only revealed to ticket holders, fully in-person. Space is limited. This will be a low amplification, intimate show where the audience and artists will be seated side by side, in the round. Be ready to laugh, sing, make new friends, and make the most of live music together.
Uptown Waterloo's hottest stand-up comedy show, Jokes at Jane’s, is back January 29 with headliner Adrienne Fish at 8 p.m.
Monday, January 30
The Princess Twin has a screening of “Women Talking” at 4:30 and 7 p.m. The film is Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s fearless adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel grants that grants us access to a tight-knit, cloistered religious colony in which women struggle to recover from an epidemic of abuse.
Ways to support local.
Give the Gift of Hope. By donating to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, you are providing essential services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and come to us for support.
What to read.
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival returns April 1 (The Record)
Wilmot Resident Shares Concerns Of Growing Racism In Community (Community Edition)
The Guanaquita menu’s heart lies in El Salvador (The Record)