Two years in the making
TL;WR for April 26 through May 2 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, April 26
Wednesday, April 27
Join the Let’s Get Out Waterloo Region meetup group for Pub Trivia at the Duke of Wellington this Wednesday, April 27 from 7 – 9 p.m.
John Cleese brings his An Evening of Exceptional Silliness to Centre in the Square this Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The 10th annual Zonta Film Festival (ZFF) runs from April 27 to April 30 at the Princess. The festival showcases inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking films made by women and are one of a limited number of film festivals in Canada that exclusively exhibits female filmmakers.
On Wednesday, April 27, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bob Wildfong of Seeds of Diversity will be leading rare's latest Conversation for Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation for Food Crops. Food security begins with seeds, and our food system is most resilient to challenges when it has a strong biodiversity. Learn how farmers have developed our food crops over thousands of years, and how seed savers are helping preserve the crop diversity that keeps food on our tables.
Thursday, April 28
uxWaterloo has a group discussion to answer your questions on Creating Effective UX Portfolios. Thursday, April 28 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Salsa Bachata Kiz Thursdays are back with the KW Salsa Meetup. Lesson with Tout En Connexion TenC Dance Co. from 8 – 9. No partner or experience necessary. Social Dancing till Midnight with DJ Tarek and DJ Gury Gury playing Salsa on Vinyl, bachata, kizomba and Cha Cha. Thursday, April 28 starting at 8 p.m.
Maxwell’s Indie Night brings you Pilot Project, Born Riot, Nexus Lights, and The Boys & I starting at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 29
Join the P2P Product Management meetup on April 29 to learn about some amazing Product Management transition trajectories. You’ll hear from four guests about their path, challenges, and the learnings along the way for anyone aspiring to transition to a PM role. Friday, April 29 at 12 p.m.
Underdog Dance Studio and SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space host the 2SLGBTQ+ Salsa Night on Friday, April 29 starting at 8 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Participants will receive a salsa dance lesson and then dance and mingle the night away. Tickets are just $10 each and 50% of the proceeds will support SPECTRUM's programming for 2SLGBTQ+ people in Waterloo Region. Space is limited so get your tickets today.
The Jazz Room is hosting a weekend-long fundraiser for the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival. Tickets are $30 for each of the three performances or $75 for all three. Adrean Farugia and Brad Goode on Friday night, Shuffle Demons on Saturday night, and Laura Anglade for a Sunday afternoon matinee.
Saturday, April 30
CBC Kids star Will’s Jams comes to Centre in the Square with his new album Big Shiny Spoons. Shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Grab some comfy shoes for Stroll Walking Tours’ Pandemic! Kitchener in 'The Grip' of the 1918 Spanish Flu. Experience local pandemic history from another era and learn about the impact of the 1918 Influenza in Kitchener and its surprising similarities to the 2020 pandemic. Saturday, April 30 from 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Gathering Sparks plays Emmanuel United Church at 7 p.m. Gathering Sparks is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis—musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and uplifting experience.
Sunday, May 1
Check out amazing murals in DTK with Stroll Walking Tours’ Murals & the Outdoor Gallery this Sunday, May 1 starting at 2:30 p.m.
Looking to get start with art collecting? Sarah Landstreet is hosting “Ontario landscape art for the budding collector”, featuring original watercolour paintings by Barbara Landstreet. 1 – 4 p.m.
The Lincoln Heights Neighbourhood Group has their Lincoln Heights Art Walk from 12 – 4 p.m. at Moses Springer Arena.
Every Sunday afternoon in the month of May, Descendants Beer & Beverage is hosting a competitive and super fun beer pong tournament, brought to you by BeccaHosts Entertainment and run by Eric Moon.
Ways to support local.
Catch some great basketball for a good cause with the Food4Kids Waterloo Region night at the KW Titans.
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region hosts their fifth annual virtual Mother’s Day fundraiser, Hats Off To Mom! on Sunday, May 8. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day.
What to read.
Underdog Dance Corp.: Passion project to pandemic success (Community Edition)