VOLUME 1 | ISSUE 17 | Arts & Culture Highlights

ART EXHIBITS / EVENTS

Artist Talks: Gu Xiong and Basia Irland
May 3rd, 7pm at KW Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener (Inside Centre In The Square). kwag.ca

Opening Reception: Man or Myth
May 4th, 7 – 9:30pm at Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St. N., Waterloo. theclayandglass.ca

Digital Night: Exploring Art and Perception
May 4th, 7 – 10pm at Silicon W Tech-Art Fusion Gallery, 283 Duke St W, Unit 308 in Downtown Kitchener. $10 suggested donation, PWYC. Please RSVP@silicon.com. siliconw.com

Family Sunday
May 6th, 1 – 4pm at KW Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener (inside Centre In The Square). Kids 4 – 12 with adult. kwag.ca

Art Allies: Nurture – Opening Reception
May 11th, 5 – 7pm at The Button Factory, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo. Exhibit runs until May 15th. artallies.com

Emotional Blackmail & Situational Comedy Opening Receptions
May 11th, 6pm at KW Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener (inside Centre In The Square). Free admission. kwag.ca

Exhibit Opens – Gradations: Ceramics and Paintings, Nicole Waddick
May 25th at Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge. See website for gallery hours: cambridgecentreforthearts.ca

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES

Health and Wellness At The Market: Finding Your Balance – Learn how you can regulate mood with food and exercise
May 5th, 10:30 – 11:15am at Preston Room, Cambridge Farmers Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge. To register call (519) 267-4885. mahayacambridge.com

Preparing to Garden Workshop
May 12th, 9:30am – noon at Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. $10+HST, Advanced registration required. waterlooregionmuseum.com

Learn Mandarin Chinese @ Your Library
May 16th, 7 – 9pm at John M. Harper Branch Library, 500 Fischer- Hallman Rd. N., Waterloo. $75, 10 week course. wpl.ca
Total Health Series – Cooking and Nutrition Classes
May 16th & 30th, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener. $35/class, $90/all three. kitchenermarket.ca

Play With Clay
May 20th, 1 – 2:15pm and 2:30 – 4pm at The Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St. N., Waterloo. $8, requires subsequent visit for glazing. theclayandglass.ca

Museum

DIG IN with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
May 5th, 9:30am – 5pm at Doon Heritage Village and the Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. Free with non-perishable food donation. waterlooregionmuseum.com

International Museum Day
May 18th, 7 – 9:30pm at Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. Regular admission. waterlooregionmuseum.com

Performance Theatre

Guelph Youth Dance Spring Show 2012
May 16th, 7pm at Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. $12 adult, 12 and under $2, family of four $36. riverrun.ca

Broadway Series: Young Frankenstein
May 29th & 30th, 7:30pm, at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Dine and show package deals available. centre-square.com

Steel Magnolias
May 3rd – 6th & 10th – 12th, most shows 8pm at Elmira Theatre Company Inc., 76 Howard Ave., Elmira. Tickets $18. elmiratheatre.com

William Nicholson’s Shadowlands
May 3rd – 5th, 10th – 12th, & 17th – 19th. 8 – 11pm at Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, 9 Princess St. E., Waterloo. Tickets $18. tenbaretoes.com/upcoming/shadowlands

National Chinese Acrobats
May 10th & 11th, 8pm at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Tickets $19 – $84. kwsymphony.ca

Film

A Separation
May 3rd, 7:30pm at Galaxy Cinemas, 355 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge. $12.50 general, $9 members. cambridgegalleries.ca

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
May 10th, 7:30pm at Galaxy Cinemas, 355 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge. $12.50 general, $9 members. cambridgegalleries.ca

Musical

Indie Hour Concert
Every Friday, Noon – 1pm at Waterloo Public Square, King St. S., Uptown Waterloo. Free event. waterloo.ca

Laurier Series: Samantha Lee and Darren Creech
May 2nd, 7 – 8pm at Queen’s Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge. cambridgegalleries.ca

2nd Annual Music Monday 2012
May 7th, 12:30 – 3:30pm at Waterloo Public Square, King St. S., Uptown Waterloo.450+ students from Waterloo Region will gather to sing, play instruments, and celebrate a shared love of music. waterloo.ca

Gala: Celebrating 20 Years of the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival – Featuring Sophie Milman
May 10th, 7pm at The Embassy Room, Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener. Tickets $75. uptownwaterloojazz.ca/gala

Diego Marulanda’s Band
May 12th, 8pm – midnight at The Chrysalids Theatre, 137 Ontario St. N., Kitchener. $20 advanced, $25 regular. nerudaproductions.com

Belonging and Empowering Artists Concert
May 17th, 8pm – midnight at The Jazz Room (inside Huether Hotel), 59 King St. N., Waterloo. $20 advanced, $25 regular. nerudaproductions.com

Every Breath You Take
May 16th & 17th, 7:30pm at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. Tickets $29.50 – $79. centre-square.com

Ring Them Bells: Celebrating the Music of Bob Dylan
May 23rd, 8pm at The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener. Tickets $22. registrytheatre.com

Guelph Youth Singers Celebrate the Sky
May 26th, 7pm at Main Stage, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. $25 general, $19 student/senior, $5 eyeGO. riverrun.ca

Music In Your Neighbourhood
May 26th, 1:15pm at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. $16 adults, $11 kids. kwsymphony.ca

Community Events

Miracle of Moms Event
May 3rd, 6 – 9:30pm at Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge. $5 admission. galtonthegrand.ca

Youth Appreciation Awards
May 5th, 6 – 9pm at Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge. cambridge.ca/market

Cinco de Mayo
May 5th at Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener. kitchenermarket.ca

Polish Day 2012
May 5th, 12 – 8pm at Waterloo Rec Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo. $4 admission, Portion of proceeds to Pediatric Unit, Grand River Hospital. polishday.ca

1st Annual Waterloo Transplant Trot – 5k Walk / Run
May 5th, 10am at Waterloo Park, Westmount Rd. N. entrance. $30 registration. events.runningroom.com

Spring Sprint
May 6th, 9am at Waterloo Park, Westmount Rd. N. entrance. braintumour.ca

14th Annual Hardy Hearts Walk
May 12th, 9am at Waterloo Park, Westmount Rd. N. entrance. uwfitness.uwaterloo.ca/hardyhearts

Tea for Mom
May 12th, 10am at Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener. $5 each, $15 family of 4. kitchenermarket.ca

Kids’ Club at the Market with KPL & KW|AG
May 12th, 9 – 11am at Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener. kitchenermarket.ca

National Service Dogs Monte Carlo Night
May 12th, 8pm – 12am at Waterloo Masonic Lodge, 440 Weber St., Waterloo. All proceeds from the event will help provide a local child with a Certified Service Dog for Autism. Lindsay@nsd.on.ca

Fashion Show Fundraiser for Cystinosis
May 14th, 5:30 – 9pm at Creekside Campus, 660 Conservation Dr., Waterloo. Tickets $25. cystinosis.ca

Cruzin’ On the Public Square
May 25th, 7 – 10pm at Waterloo Public Square, King St. S., Uptown Waterloo. waterloo.ca

Recreation

Cheer Sport Sharks Showcase
May 4th, 7 – 9pm at Galt Arena Gardens, 98 Shade St., Cambridge. Free admission. cheersportsharks.com

Excelsior Fencing Club – Introduction to Fencing
May 5th, 12th, & 19th, 1 – 2:30pm at Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin St. N., Kitchener. $160 per 6 week session. Please pre-register @ 519-500-8911. excelsiorfencing.ca

KW Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
May 5th, 10am – 4pm at Button Factory, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo. Free admission.

19th Annual Psychic Fair
May 18th – 21st, varying times, Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener. $7, kids under 12 free. firststarpsychicfairs.com

Kitchener Ghost Walk
May 26th, 9 – 11pm in Downtown Kitchener and Doon Areas. Tickets $15. daguysparanormalteam.com

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