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TL;WR for August 17 through August 23, 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, August 17

Green Light Arts has a performance of We Could Be at 8 p.m. in the Kitchener Market. It’s Green Light Arts’ first live, in-person theatrical production since the pandemic began. The show is appropriate for all ages and tickets are free, but you need to registered before the show. There’s a show on Wednesday, Aug. 18 and then more shows Aug. 21 to August 25.

The CAFKA Summer Reading Series: White Elephant Edition presents a discussion of The Clay We Are Made Of by Susan Hill at 7 p.m.

Speed Friending is going down at Cafe Pyrus from 7 to 9 p.m. Are you looking to transition back into social society after Covid isolation? Want to make some friends in a fun, casual outdoor setting? Come on down to the Speed Friending JW event, hosted by the awesome people at Cafe Pyrus.

Wednesday, August 18

Over at the Apollo, Joyce wants you to watch A Night at the Roxbury at 9:15 p.m. “I want you to know that it’s been years since I’ve seen this movie and have no idea if it’s aged well. All I remember is laughing and it having a bomb soundtrack. We’re in this ride together, let’s bop our heads and I’m sorry but also, you’re welcome.” - Joyce.

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is commemorating 20 years of research, conservation and education virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 7:00p.m. Staff and board members invite the community to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with a keynote speaker, live music and special announcements.To register and join the 20 Years of rare event, visit raresites.org.

Thursday, August 19

uxWaterloo presents How We Get Wicked Good, with Karen VanHouten at 12 p.m. Did you ever wonder why so much of our work seems harder than it should be? In this talk, Karen will discuss how we get wicked good, moving from competency and mastery to sustainability, even in environments that seem to be set up for failure and eventual burnout.

The Culinary Studio is teaming up with Herrle’s Country Market for a Corn Celebration at 5 p.m. Learn to make Pan-seared Scallop with Creamy Corn Sauce, Slathered Corn & Spiced Butter, Cast Iron Corn Bread, and Glazed Smoked Pork Chops.

Tickets are almost sold out for 80’s Musical Bingo at Descendants in support of Spectrum. But there will be 30 at the door for purchase too.

Create Waterloo’s Patio Lanterns Concert Series presents Elsa Jayne at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 20

Taco Farm’s Summer Tequila School: CELEBRITY FACE-OFF is on at 8 p.m. Team Nick VS Team Dave. Who has the ALL-STAR tequila lineup? It's up to YOU, the class of Summer Tequila School 2021, to decide in a blind taste test! They’ll be featuring a tasting of celebrity tequilas and pitting them head-to-head in a sanctioned school fight to see which one will reign top of the class as champion.

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Reservations required for a night of drinks and drag at TWB Brewing on Friday, Aug. 20. Make it Revaine Productions is taking over and reservations open Monday Aug. 16 and are first come first served.

Rufus John plays the Boston Pizza Bingeman’s patio from 7 to 11 p.m.

Join lead artists Catherine Mellinger to experience the exhibition and engage in dialogue with Post Part Walking Tour. Post-Part is an outdoor interactive exhibition inspired by the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Using illustration, collage, audio composition and RGB filter technology, we invite people to experience a glimpse into the experience of Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Lana’s Lounge presents an evening of 70s and 80s music with An Evening With Double Impact starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 21

Get a virtual taste of the African Caribbean Cultural Diaspora at LINK Picnic Festival with performances, art, and online activities. Check out their site for full schedule of activities.

The Waterloo Potters’ Workshop Pottery Sale is happening at the Schneider Haus National Historic Site on August 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Strummerfest is back! It’s a music festival established in 2012 dedicated to the memory of "punk rock warlord" Joe Strummer and encouraging support of local charities that help some of the most vulnerable members of our society. This year’s Strummerfest will be all pre-recorded and available online. Tickets available now.

The Crazy Canuck DTK has Rusty Nail Comedy on at 7:30 p.m.

Bestival has Amplified Midlife Crisis on at 4:30 p.m. and Beggar's Banquet on at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 22

The Kitchener Panthers play the London Majors at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 23

BeccaHosts has Movie Trivia on at 8 p.m.

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Join MP Tours as they learn how with Giulio Muratori from Guilio’s Artisanal Pasta and Chef Tara Sdraulig who will pair the Spelt Tagliatelle with a delicious sauce. 6 p.m.


Ways to support local.

Tickets are now on sale for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s Waffles in the Warehouse @ Home, presented by Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. The event, now in its 8th year, will take place on September 22, 2021. Join them as they welcome community experts to discuss how a unified, systems-level approach helps to ensure people have access to the food and vital supports and services needed to thrive. Buy Your Tickets Now!

Check out these wicked bags from Jonathan Collie - available for purchase now on his Esty shop.


What to read.

The (virtual) return of Strummerfest (The Record)

'Quirky, kitschy, cool, bookish, beautiful' Waterloo Region store Gifted is on the move (Waterloo Chronicle)

Ever-humble Waterloo Region builder, my uncle, will be missed (Waterloo Chronicle)

Business Unusual Documentary Series Tells Tales of Resilience and Adaptation of Local Businesses (Community Edition)

Lisboa Bakery and Grill in Kitchener sticks with winning formula (The Record)