It's a full week with Lando Day, Summer Lights, Patio Pride.
TL;WR for June 14 through June 20 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, June 14
Princess Cinema has a screening of King Richard, followed by an interactive panel discussion with Selam Debs, Mona Mousa, Alice Penny and Cavell Johnson. The evening also includes food and wine from odd duck Wine & Provisions and Purple Teeth Consulting. Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Kitchener Public Library presents Vinyl Listening Party: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at 7 p.m.
BeccaHosts Karaoke Night is back at Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. starting at 7 p.m.
Juneyt plays the Easy Pour in Cambridge.
Wednesday, June 15
Come explore the hilarious world of improv games with Shortform Games & TheatreSports | Improv Workshop Series. In this two session improv series, TheatreSports veteran, improviser and director Ben Gorodetsky is offering a playful, in-person exploration of short form improvisation in a masked and vaxxed indoor class. Wednesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 22 from 7 – 10 p.m. at 44 Gaukel.
Thursday, June 16
uxWaterloo presents Interpreting urban change through a critical visual analysis at 12 p.m.
Join Spectrum for an evening of hilarity and entertainment with their First Annual Fundraising Gala presented by The Co-operators. The gala features headliner Elvira Kurt and MC Kyne from Canada's Drag Race, along with Izad Etemadi and Kez Vicario-Robinson. Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m. at The Walper Hotel.
Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. presents Colours of the Rainbow Music Bingo starting at 8 p.m.
Join the Waterloo Public Library at the brand new WPL Eastside Branch for Twilight Family Forest Walk & Activities around the Fire. You’ll create your very own lanterns that will guide you on a forest walk through the beautiful trails. We will finish the night off with campfire songs and a story time around a fire in the new outdoor Nature Space. All ages are welcome!
The KW Jazz Room has Amanda Tosoff featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow on at 8 p.m.
The second KWFamous Roller Disco is back at the Kitchener Market. This week’s theme is Happy Birthday — and it’s everyone’s birthday!
Waterloo Public Library presents the Amazing Race: Rum Runners Edition. There's talk in town about bootleggers and speakeasies and you and your team must make sure that these rumors and locations don't get discovered. Solve clues, and find hidden stashes as you unlock the secret stories of the prohibition era in Uptown Waterloo. Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17
Celebrate the strawberry season with St. Jacobs Market District's Strawberry Social Night Market! Food, drinks, entertainment, and more at the St. Jacobs Market from 3 – 9:30 p.m.
Head out for some live music with the Summer Music Series at TWB Brewing from 7 — 9 p.m. featuring live music by Nick Vokey.
Thompson Egbo-Egbo plays the KW Jazz Room at 8 p.m.
The Together in Pride Ride invites 2SLGBTQ+ and allies out for a casual 7km ride. Meet at KW Counselling Services at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
Saturday, June 18 is Lando Day at Short Finger Brewing Co! Come out and celebrate with some new releases and good times.
Co-created by professional theatre makers and individuals living below the poverty line in Waterloo Region, Living Below the Line challenges our assumptions about poverty in an entertaining and thought-provoking way. Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Idea Exchange. More shows coming up in June too.
Minds Eye Studio Art Gallery presents "Origins" Earth Pigment Workshop. In this earth pigment workshop, attendees will learn how to make their own paint from things found in nature. Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate Kitchener’s Neighbours Day with live music across the city. Details on their website. Then head to Willow Park (fka Victoria Park) for Neighbours Night with live music from Virginia to Vegas and Delaney Jane with special guest Reve.
TWB Brewing Co-op hosts Patio Pride from 8 – 11 p.m hosted by Karma Kameleon.
The Summer Lights Festival returns to Downtown Kitchener from 8 – 12. Head downtown for live music, music, dancing, and more.
Sunday, June 19
BeccaHosts presents Trivia Night at Lobster Burger Bar in Waterloo at 7 p.m.
Almost Serious plays the Duke of Wellington at 7 p.m.
Ways to support local.
Get your tickets for the Great Ontario Beer Festival and support Food4Kids Waterloo Region at the same time! Use the code KIDS to save 20%.
The deadline to apply for The Essentials Fund is Friday, June 24 at 5pm. The Essentials Fund launched on March 20, 2022 and collected monetary donations to provide registered charities or organizations who have a sponsoring organization who is a qualified donee with an unrestricted grant to purchase items for their clients whenever needed.
What to read.
Expressions 47 Brings Student Art To The Forefront (Community Edition)
Kitchener bakery's Korean stir-fried pork hoagie hits it out of the park (Waterloo Chronicle)