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TL;WR for November 22 through November 28 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, November 22
odd duck Wine and Provisions is back at Aura-La with another pop-up lunch from 11-1.
Waterloo Public Library has Global Storytelling in Film featuring Aleem Karmali, a writer, director, editor, producer and founder of Crescent Productions. He’ll be sharing his experiences creating documentaries that bring together voices from across the globe. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. - virtual.
Kitchener Public Library is hosting One Book One Community: An Evening with Eden Robinson at 7 p.m. The first book in Eden Robinson's brilliant and captivating Trickster Trilogy, Son of a Trickster is a striking and precise coming-of-age novel, in which everyday teen existence meets Indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics and cannibalistic river otters.
Waterloo Brewing has Dinner with Chef D starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy a Beer Dinner hosted and prepared by Chef D, with a beer tasting guided by our Taphouse Brewer Aidan Grummett.
Wednesday, November 23
Kitchener Public Library has QueerKPL: Let's Make a Zine at 6:30 p.m. Artist and zine maker Tee Kundu will guide you through creating a zine with short drawing and writing prompts as you explore feelings surrounding Transgender Day of Remembrance and queer identity.
Waterloo Public Library and Laurier’s EdTalks present If I had 1.08 Billion Dollars, a panel conversation with Laurier's Kelly Gallagher-McKay, Ardavan Eizadirad and jeewan chanicka to discuss how we can work together to catch kids up and build back better after the pandemic and beyond. Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. - virtual
Short Finger Brewing at Sunday Yoga Collective have Beer Yoga on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 6:30–8 p.m.
Thursday, November 24
Drop by Heffner Studio at KPL’s Central Branch for an in-person meetup with other musicians from the community. Bring along the audio project you're working on and we'll help you get unstuck. Ask questions. Make connections. Get inspired! Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
Sloan’s Steady Tour hits Maxwell’s this Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
TWB Brewing Co-Op has their Brews & Tunes Acoustic Jam starting at 6 pm.
BeccaHosts has 2010's Music Bingo at Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. starting at 8 p.m.
AOK Craft Beer + Arcade’s Trivia Night is back! Thursday, Nov 24 with Simpsons trivia! Consisting of challenging questions covering the "classic" seasons of 1-11 (or so), this cromulent competition will test your knowledge of all things Simpsons. Trivia starts at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 25
The Cowbell Comedy Tour with headliner Drew Behm is coming to Rusty Nail Comedy at the Crazy Canuck DTK. Drew was named one of the 10 New Faces of Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in 2021. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Over at The Apollo, check out a Drunken Cinema screening of Anaconda at 9:30 p.m. Customized game card is included in the price of admission.
Experience The Sounds of Christmas at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church in support of KidsAbility.
There’s been a murder at THEMUSEUM! Dust off your detective skills and come help us solve the mystery at A Killer Night at THEMUSEUM. Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.
Cambridge Winterfest presents Phil Kline's Unsilent Night starting at 6:45 p.m. This modern twist on caroling is held in more than 30 cities around the world. All ages will enjoy walking through downtown Cambridge with thousands of participants as you interact and enjoy over 30 light installations that will be illuminated along the route.
Saturday, November 26 (AKA MARKET DAY)
Today’s the day for Dog Friendly KW’s Paw-liday Festival. It’s Downtown Kitchener’s first ever hyper-local, two day, dog friendly holiday festival. Shopping, drinks, eats, and more over two days in DTK, featuring:
Downtown Mural & Outdoor Gallery Walk with Stroll Walking Tours starting at 12 p.m.
Live music from Natassja Debra, Clarissa Diokno, Joni Nehrita, Mandippaul, and Halloween Animals (formerly Safe as Houses) on Saturday.
More live music from Natassja Debra, Elliot Jakob, and I, The Mountain on Sunday.
Join Family & Children’s Services Foundation for an ExtravARTganza on November 26 from 10–4 p.m. at the Family Centre in Kitchener. This is a free event to celebrate our community of artists, and the art of community! Event will feature arts activities for the whole family thanks to KWAG and Pamela Rojas, a holiday maker’s market, raffle, free pancake breakfast from 10-12, performances by youth in the Resilience Project, and a photographer on site for $20 mini photo-sessions. And if you’re looking for additional ways to support children, youth, and families in our community from the comfort of your own home, check out our new, presented by CHYM 96.7, Tree of Hope 50/50 Raffle. 🛍️
Catalyst137 has their Holiday Market from 10–3 p.m. Find gifts for the whole family that are guaranteed to be ready in time for the holidays. 🛍️
The Branches is hosting their Merry & Bright Holiday Market and Open House on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Arts, crafts, tea and good cheer! Come for the stocking stuffers, stay for the friendly neighbourhood vibes. 🛍️
Head up to St. Jacob’s for Block Three Brewing’s first ever Makers Market: Christmas Micro Market from 12–7 p.m.
While you’re in St. Jacob’s, check out St. Jacob’s Sparkles. There are events all weekend long with live music, a mulled wine bar at Three Sisters Cultural Centre, and more.
Back at the Crazy Canuck, check out headliner Bryan O'Gorman at Rusty Nail Comedy at the Crazy Canuck DTK.
Bingeman’s Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels and over 300 animated and static light displays synced with holiday music. Runs November 12 — December 31. Learn more and get tickets here.
The Jazz Room has Paul DeLong’s One Word at 8 p.m.
Pinch Cabaret #12 is going down at Button Factory Arts this Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Hosted and curated by artistic glutton Ben Gorodetsky. Get ready for a diverse bill that will surprise and delight audiences while bring together disparate artistic communities!
Sunday, November 27
The 80’s are back at the Aud for the Ranger’s 80’s Night vs. the Erie Otters at 2 p.m. Wear your best 80’s look as they celebrate the decade, including a special tribute to their 1982 team.
A Very Merry Indigenous Art Market is happening from 12–4 p.m. at the Victoria Park Pavillon. Bring your holiday spirit and your ugly Christmas sweaters and support local Indigenous creatives this holiday season! We will have 30+ different vendors offering beadwork, jewelry, crafts, prints, paintings, clothing, and so much more.
Not going to lie, 1998’s Willow scared the crap out of me as a kid. Now you can check it out at The Apollo at 2 p.m.
The Princess Original has screenings of The Menu at 4:30, 7, and 9:20.
Monday, November 28
The Princess Twin has a screening of The Fabelmans at 6:30 p.m.
Ways to support local.
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Food4Kids has launched their Season of Giving Calendar. Collect the daily item for any 24 days between Nov 1 - December 20. On the last day, box it all up, give them a call, and drop it off at 10 Washburn Drive, Unit 4.
What to read.
Choice+ Initiative Brings Fresh Perspective To Mealtimes For Older Adults (Community Edition)
Yang Yum: Secret Korean Recipe in Waterloo delivers the yum (Waterloo Chronicle)