Sliding into February with 10-15 cm of events
TL;WR for January 31 through February 6 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, January 31
Your Kitchener Rangers take on the Sarnia Sting at 7 p.m.
Check out a screening of The Banshees of Inisherin at the Apollo at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1
Head over to Kitchener Public Library for a special Black History Month / 85 Green event with Nicola Thomas of Sankofa Ecological Wellness and Grand River Food Forestry. She’ll be discussing the African Diaspora and Agriculture in Southwestern Ontario.
Skate along to the amazing 90s tunes spun by DJ King Kadeem in the Uptown Waterloo for Skate Night, Date Night from 6 to 8. Bring your skates, dress warm and get ready to have some fun!
Thursday, February 2
Matthew Good plays Maxwell’s at 7:30 p.m.
By Divine Right play The Yeti starting at 8 p.m.
BeccaHosts has the crossover event of the season with The Office/Friends Trivia Night at Play-a-Latte Cafe starting at 7 p.m.
Don’t drive angry. The Apollo has a 30th anniversary screening of Groundhog Day at 7 p.m.
Kitchener Public Library and The Community Edition are back with some new collaborative workshops. In Learn Journalistic Writing, chief editor Harleen Dhillon will help community members learn how to share news stories in a journalistic way. You’ll learn the technical aspects of writing an article including action voice, CP style, format, information organization within the article.
Come on downtown for DTK Live at THEMUSEUM on Thursday, Feb. 2 for a free concert with Billy Raffoul. Grab a reservation at an amazing restaurant like the Grand Trunk or 271 West before the show or enjoy a cocktail at the Rich Uncle or The Civil after the show. These free concerts are brought to you by the DTK BIA and Good Co. Productions.
University of Waterloo Art Gallery presents Art Spin's Mobile Sweat on Feb. 2 and 3. Mobile Sweat is a customized utility trailer that has been converted into a fully-functioning sauna heated by a wood burning stove, and can comfortably seat 6-8 people. It is a hybrid sauna inspired by diverse sweat practices found around the world with the goal of promoting social connection and wellness. The sauna is equipped with a video monitor and will screen a series of short performance videos by Norwegian artist Stein Henningsen including Habitat, Timeline II, and The Boat, as well as You can tell me more, a new video by Waterloo-based UW MFA alumni Lauren Prousky.
Friday, February 3
Lana’s Lounge has Dana K And The Remedy live on stage starting at 6 p.m.
Check out "The 2000's" Music Bingo at Rural Roots Brewing starting at 7:30 p.m.
Rusty Nail Comedy at the Crazy Canuck DTK has headliner Jeff Paul on at 7:30 p.m.
Over at the Gallery King MacKay (33 Kent Ave.), check out Anthony Reinhart’s Beyond Meat. Reinhart has documented the demolition of the J.M. Schneider meat processing plant, tracking the gradual dismantling of a sprawling industrial icon. Friday, Feb 3 and Saturday, Feb 4.
Back at the Aud, the Rangers take on the Guelph Storm at 7:30 p.m.
Mandippal plays Molly Bloom’s in Waterloo at 9:30 p.m.
Join Sasha Tease and her special guests for the Apollo’s Clapback Queens screening of Bridesmaids. The queens will provide some fabulous drag performances, offer hilarious commentary on the film, and bring their shade expertise to rate the clapbacks of our favourite female protagonists. Friday, Feb 3 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 4
Join Three Sisters Cultural Centre for their 2nd Triannual Psychic Fair on February 4 from 10-6. Their Psychic Fair will feature several readers to choose from, and vendors for all your needs (decks, crystals, and more).
Amplify (Navigating the World While Black) is an evening of Hip Hop and discussion. Emcees Jon Corbin, Es, Creo & Anthony Sawyers present songs on "navigating the world while Black," with a moderated discussion on creating connection and furthering antiracism work. Saturday, Feb 4 at 7 at Emmanuel United Church in Waterloo.
Juno-award winning jazz vocalist Sammy Jackson plays the KW Jazz Room at 8 p.m. The performance is sponsored by DIVA International.
The Mark Smith Experience plays The Ridge Social on Saturday, Feb 4 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The Midwife Crisis, Conductor, Lost In The Woods are live at The Yeti starting at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 5
Discover Waterloo Region's rich Black history and culture with the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region's Black History Month Launch on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum. It's an all-ages interactive event featuring Black artists, authors, musicians, and entrepreneurs that celebrates and lifts up Black history in Waterloo and worldwide.
Kitchener Public Library has a free screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile at 1:30 p.m.
Spiritus Ensemble presents Bach Vespers Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. at St John the Evangelist Church, Water St at Duke, Kitchener. Admission by donation.
Monday, February 6
The Princess Cinema has a screening of Cat Daddies at 6:30 p.m. The film is a heartwarming collective portrait of eight unique men whose lives have been changed by their love for cats.
Ways to support local.
Join the Child Witness Centre on Feb 21 for their 2023 Pancake Lunch: 25th Annual Edition. Their guest speaker is Mandy Bujold, two-time Olympic boxer and passionate supporter of our community. She recently shared, “In the fight of life, you need coaches and trainers who support you... No one should have to face their battles alone – especially kids.” Learn more and get your tickets here.
What to read.
Mom’s touch enhances Middle Eastern flavours at Kitchener’s Rose Cafe (The Record)
Winter Cycling In Waterloo Region: There’s Snow Reason Not To! (Explore Waterloo)