Look in a mirror and say Abraham Erb five times.
TL;WR for October 26 through Nov 1 2021
What to do.
Tuesday, October 26
Rhythm & Brews has their first Lady Boss event with guest speaker Megan Hall, VP of Operations for Chocolate Soup. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM.
What’s the spell for remembering the answers to trivia questions? Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. has Harry Potter Trivia at 8 PM.
Wednesday, October 27
Have you always wanted to write an original song, but don’t know where to start? Join singer, songwriter, and composer Elissa Mielke for a songwriting workshop that explores the principles, rituals, disciplines, and creatively intuitive approaches to songwriting so you can craft a song that truly speaks to your ideas and emotions. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 PM.
Laurier EdTalks: Reimagining Education presents Learning Our Way Out of the Pandemic wit Kelly Gallagher-Mackay, Assistant Professor of Law and Society at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Princess Cinema. Rocky Horror Picture Show. 8 PM.
Thursday, October 28
Celebrate Islamic Heritage Month with Kitchener Public Library’s Power Without Responsibility: How Islam and Muslims are represented in media. Writer and journalism instructor Shenaz Kermalli will be speaking about Islamophobia and the media. Thursday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM.
Sustainable Waterloo is hosting the launch of the Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability’s report: Collaboratively Disrupting the Building Industry: The Unique Story of evolv1 in Waterloo Region, along with integration of images from the evolv1 Photovoice exhibition. Online, 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
uxWaterloo hosts Applying a UX Approach to Buildings with Erin Corcoran
at 5:30 PM. This talk will introduce attendees to how a strategic / UX approach is used in architectural practice.
IdeaExchange has a Ghostbuster Virtual Trivia Night at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 29
Join the Product Management Peer2Peer to learn the ins and outs of the hiring process for Product Managers, what to expect, and some tips and tricks for those looking for a new role. Friday, Oct. 29 at noon.
Explore the restaurants and shops of St. Jacobs, all while checking out some creepy and creative pumpkins in the St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade. There’ll be costume and pumpkin carving contests and other special events along King Street. 6 to 8 PM.
Farm League Brewing has their Grand Opening Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 29. Get shucked with @maisyspearl from 4-8pm with fresh oysters and some other delicious sea fare. Donuts featured by the dangerously good @redeyecambridge.
The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony presents Beethoven and Prokofiev at 8PM.
This online concert opens Andrei Feher’s fourth season as Music Director featuring Canadian Violinist Kerson Leong.
Creepy Cambridge is host to the Macabre Mask-erade at Tapestry Hall. It’s an evening of scarily delicious apps and cocktails, costumes, live music, and more. Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 PM.
Saturday, October 30
There’s some creepy stories being told down at the old haunted Pioneer Park Community Library. It’s an in-person event too. Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 PM.
IdeaExchange has Halloween Howl all day. Wear a costume to an Idea Exchange location to do a scavenger hunt.
THEMUSEUM is taking over Goudie’s Lane from 11 to 1 for some mysterious trick-or-treating.
Comedian and director Ben Gorodetsky is hosting the Spooky Outdoor Improv Workshop at The branches in Kitchener. In this one-hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of the Yes And approach and then put your scary skills to work in a one-hour Halloween-themed improv jam. 7 to 9 PM.
Head back down to Goudie’s Lane in Downtown Kitchener on Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 PM for some free trick-or-treating.
The Beasting is an exquisite-corpse-making challenge featuring 24 local artists. Six full beasts, each composed of four sections created in different styles, will be unleashed on Halloween weekend at TheBeasting.ca in live-to-air 5-9 PM show at MidtownRadio.ca. Hear from The Beasting artists Simone Patricia, Pia Braza, Fatima Garzan and Vincent Marcone, followed by a mash-up set by DJ Edward Bear & DJ Banana Mello.
Join the Apollo Cinema for an exclusive screening of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice in support of SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space at 7 PM.
Sunday, October 31
Lace up for Runner’s Choice Waterloo’s Halloween Fun Run. Dress in your Halloween best and roam the streets of Waterloo, Halloween-style. Meet at Runners' Choice Waterloo at 8:45 AM, group photo at 9:00 AM, run, then treats!
Do you dare explore the darker side of Downtown Kitchener? The Halloween Tours in DTK from Badass Berlin Tours features local historian Kyle Smith taking you for an evening walk through the back alleys and side streets of Downtown Kitchener to learn about the “scary, sexy, or just plain weird characters that have called our town home.”
Monday, November 1
Regret eating that 70th bag of candy corn.
Ways to support local.
October 27 is Dress Purple Day. Whether it’s a mask, a t-shirt, shoes, or a head to toe ensemble, wear purple to show your support for children, youth, and families in Waterloo Region.
Stroll Walking Tours has a new St. Jacobs tour available. St. Jacobs might look like a town frozen in time, but this small village blends the modern and traditional and always stays connected to its roots. Learn more at strollwalkingtours.com.
Habitat for Humanity’s Big House Party is on Thursday, Oct. 28. Cook with well-renowned local chefs in the comfort of your kitchen and dance to some of the best entertainment this area has to offer. More information on their site.
This November, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region invites you to join in Voices Empower: Walk to Break the Silence. This self-directed 6km walk will take place on Saturday, November 20. Learn more here!
Last November the community came together to support Women's Crisis Services by purchasing purple masks to help women and children move beyond violence. This year, you can show your support by purchasing and wearing a limited-edition WCSWR Hat. These purple cuffed beanies are perfect to wear when you're walking on November 20 or to keep you warm all winter long.
The Tech Hockey group is a very friendly group people who work at local tech companies. Their ice times are in the mornings (7:30-8:30 AM) and they’re looking to add 1-2 regular or occasional goalies. Anyone interested can email Armin for more info.
What to read.
Ghosts, goblins, and garland - check out this giant list of Halloween and fall activities to check out across Waterloo Region (Explore Waterloo Region)