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TL;WR for May 31 through June 6 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, May 31
Arabella Park presents Black is Beautiful. It’s a guided tasting with Block Three Brewing, Counterpoint Brewing, Short Finger Brewing and TWB Brewing Co-op. Each brewery isbringing their version of the barrel aged imperial stout and speaking about its flavour and the brewing process. The evening will be curated by Ren Navarro of Beer. Diversity & Teneile Warren of ACB Network & nyam Revival Kitchen. Proceeds will be donated to ACB Network
Wednesday, June 1
SPECTRUM | The Five Senses brings together the work of international, Canadian, and local artists, as well as some favourite THEMUSEUM interactive exhibits for a fun-filled, multisensory experience. Exhibition opens Wednesday, June 1.
Waterloo Public Library presents Introduction to the Mohawk Language. Candace Maracle, sessional Lecturer, Culture and Language Studies at Renison College talks about the history of the Mohawk language and the importance and responsibility of preserving the language.
Over at the John M. Harper Waterloo Public Library branch, they’re teaming up with Red Raccoon Bike Rescue to teach kids how to do a basic bike safety check, including brake and gear inspections. Wednesday, June 1 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 2
The Open Ears Festival of Music runs June 2 – June 5. It features cutting edge works by artists that challenge our conceptions of what music is and what it can be.
Connect with other musicians in the community at the Musician Meetup in Heffner Studio at Kitchener Public Library’s central branch. Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
Join S&V Uptown for a Garden Party themed dinner with bright flavours highlighting the Spring Harvest of Ontario. Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
Stroll Walking Tours presents Murals and the Outdoor Gallery Walking Tour at 6:30 p.m. Tour all the murals in the EAST END of Downtown Kitchener!
Maxwell’s presents Friday Empire with special guests Often Wrong & Isaac Hunter and Evan. Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3
The Fo Cheezy Truck and the DrinkBox from ThunderStorm Productions are set to join the R+T Park and Block Three Brewing for #Farwell4Hire Pop-Up Beer Garden! Join them on June 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Don't forget to bring cash to show your support for #Farwell4Hire!
Wake Of Vultures Presents Walking At Night By Myself. It’s a a hypnotic audiovisual performance that teeters off quotidian nocturnal ritual into a wordless psycho-horror. Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. inside the Registry Theatre.
Rusty Nail Comedy Club featuring Kyle Hickey and Ian Gordon at the Crazy Canuck DTK. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Witch + Wellness is back for another edition, this time celebrating all things gay and magical! Get ready for a day of music, magic, food, coffee and magical vendors. Friday, June 3 from 2 – 9 p.m. on Gaukel Street.
The Midnight Bike Tour with Short Finger Brewing, Ziggys Cycle, Arabella Park Beer Bar and Jane Bond is Friday, June 3 Grab your bike and join them for their summer launch of Midnight Bike Club small pale ale with a bike tour on World Bicycle Day. They’ll do beer and bike tune ups on the patio with Ziggy's from 6 – 7:30pm, then bike up to Arabella for the next pint of MBC and then head up to Jane Bond for one more pint of MBC.
TWB’s Summer Music Series is back with Joe Salema. Friday on the patio from 7 – 9 p.m.!
The KW Jazz Room presents Benny Benack III from NYC. Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m.
Drunken Cinema at The Apollo Cinema kicks off the summer with the live-action SCOOBY DOO film! Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
Learn morse code with IdeaExchange and the Cambridge Amateur Radio Club. Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.
Check out some awesome local vendors at the KW Punk Rock Flea Market this Saturday, June 4 at Rhythm & Brews Brewing Company in Cambridge.
The City of Kitchener presents Girls Get Grilling Class with Chef Nicole. Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m.
For the first time since 2019, the tri-Pride Summer Festival is back in Victoria Park. They’ll be entertainment, vendors, bar area, kids zone, and more. Saturday, June 4 from 12 – 8 p.m.
The Yeti Cafe presents the Yeti & Friends Art Market at 7 p.m. with DJ Nomad.
Rusty Nail Comedy Club is back with a special Birthday Show With Rob Bebenek And Dom Paré. The Crazy Canuck DTK. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Scheele Presents Not Yr Angel Bby Harpist is an interdisciplinary multimedia live show which integrates projection mapping, fusion of lighting design and music via Ableton Live, circuit-bending, alongside avatar creation and fusion. Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m. inside Catalyst 137.
Sunday, June 5
Kitchener Public Library presents 85 Queen: Historical Fiction Panel: Love, Lies & Loyalty. Genevieve Graham, Susanna Kearsley, and Caroline Bishop are online to discuss their latest novels and the enduring appeal of the Historical Fiction genre. Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
Monday, June 6
KidsAbility Superhero Challenge is a fun and accessible week-long challenge when our community comes together to raise awareness and funds by unleashing their superpowers. Get a team together and register today!
Ways to support local.
This year’s Farwell4Hire Community Impact 50/50 Raffle ends June 6. The raffle is again proudly presented by Heffner Toyota, a long time supporter of the Farwell4Hire Campaign.
Walk, run or wheel for an inclusive community for all Join Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region for Walk-or-Wheel 2022! From June 1 – 12, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host Walk-or-Wheel (WOW) 2022, a fundraising event that will raise money to support the inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families in our community.
KW Counselling Services is celebrating over 70 years of providing accessible counselling services to individuals, couples, and families in Waterloo Region. You can help them continue this work by participating in their Couch to 5K fundraiser from wherever you are! You can create a team, join a team, join as an individual, or donate here.
Did you know that summer holidays can be tough for children living with chronic hunger? No child should be worrying about where their next meal is coming from. You can help Food4Kids Waterloo Region feed the hungry children they are supporting for the entire nine weeks of summer break.
What to read.
Ontarians need better dementia care (Hamilton Spectator)
Open Ears and Monogram partner to celebrate emerging Canadian artists (Communitech Tech News)
Where To Find Patios In Waterloo Region (Explore Waterloo Region)
Ce Food Experience Bakery now open in Waterloo City Centre (Waterloo Chronicle)