Summer isn't over till you say it is.
TL;WR for August 30 through September 5 2022
What to do.
Monday, August 29
It’s the end of the month, so that means it’s time for an extended Monday Market from Milkman's Daughter starting at 4 p.m. Check it out at 20 Hurst Ave next to Short Finger Brewing.
It’s Open Mic Night at Four All Ice Cream from 7 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30
The Princess Twin has a screening of Funny Pages at 7 p.m.
The Apollo Cinema has a screening of Bodies Bodies Bodies at 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region presents The Greatest Little Golf Tournament in Cambridge. Come and enjoy 18 holes of mini golf and take part in fun contests along the way. The event includes 50/50 Draw, auctions and prize wining all day long.
Live Music continues at AOK Craft Beer + Arcade with green grocer by day, bar dropper by night Sam Nabi with special guest SteveDave from 8 – 10 p.m. It’s a pay-what-you-can-show too.
Waterloo Bookfest is taking over Waterloo Public Square on August 31 from 5 – 9 p.m. featuring live readings from 30 local authors, including horror fiction author @markleslielefebvre and science writer @astrokatiemack.
Lights, camera, action! Travel back with the Kitchener Public Library to Kitchener in the late 1940s and 1950s as they view digitized film from the Grace Schmidt Room collection. 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. at the Central Branch.
Thursday, September 1
AOK Craft Beer + Arcade has $10 pizzas from 5 – 8 p.m. — it’s the perfect fuel for a round or two of Rock Band from 8 – 11 p.m You and a group of up to 6 friends can form a band and choose a name. Or you can come solo and join a band. Everyone is welcome.
BeccaHosts presents 70’s music bingo at Descendants Beer & Beverage at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 2
KWFamous Art Hop x Stroll Walking Tours presents a walking tour of the Murals & the Outdoor Gallery of DTK. On this mural walking tour, you’ll find the oldest and the newest murals, the smallest and the biggest, along with the most subdued and ‘brighten-your-day-colourful’ murals in the Downtown Kitchener core. Saturday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Over at Revive Game Bar, Last Shop on Earth and KWFamous Art Hop present Last Hop on Earth. Local fashion designers showcase their styles. Contribute to a group art piece, watch live graffiti, and shop the night market. Corn dogs + karaoke available inside Revive Game Bar. Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Maxwell’s WelcomeFest is KW’s Friendliest Music Festival. Over two days — Sept. 2 and 3, check out over 20 musical performances on two indoor stages and a free outdoor acoustic stage—plus food trucks and more.
The Princess Original has the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture at 9 p.m.
The Apollo Cinema is calling all Pink Ladies and T-Birds ! “Grease” is the word and you gotta sing along! Join them for a Grease sing-a-long starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 3
Get your ghost on pottery experience with KWFamous Art Hop’s Ghost on Pottery in the Park. Wu Ceramics and supported by Jacpot Pottery will be on hand to help you live out your Ghost pottery-making dreams in Volsang Green in DTK from 11 – 4 p.m. Event is free, but making pottery runs $10–$25.
The KWFamous Art Hop Mad Hatter Garden Party brings over 40 vendors together at Schneider Haus along with performances, crafts, and so more! It’s a pay-what-you-can-event. Saturday, Sept. 3 from 12 – 5 p.m.
Check out the AOK SUMMER 4EVER BACKYARD BBQ, part of the KWFamous Art Hop Printapalooza. Celebrate good times and sunshine at the AOK Backyard BBQ — from 12 – 5 p.m. Join them on their Halls Lane patio for ice-cold drinks, sizzlin' hot dogs (veg too!) and chill vibes PLUS games, prizes and all the fun!
A concert unlike anything KW has seen before — KWFamous Art Hop presents Planet Art Hop from 6 – 11 p.m featuring the music of JUNO-award winning band Monowhales with very special guests (and KW locals) Softcult. This experience features a skateboard art battle with 10 local artists, a VR immersive experience, and so much more. Grab your tickets now for just $40.
Sunday, September 4
The Grand River Friendship Society Turkish Food Fest goes down at the New Dundee Community Centre from 5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, September 5
Ways to support local.
Grab your capes and crowns! It's the SASC Halloween Fun Run on October 15. Sign up, collect donations, and walk, run, or roll 5 kilometres in support of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region - in costume! This is a family-friendly, non-timed run/walk/roll. The SASC Halloween Fun Run is presented by Harris Law, Personal Injury Lawyers.
What to read.
Program from City of Kitchener and House of Friendship provides tech for emerging musicians (Communitech Tech News)