Here’s a special Easter edition of my picks for weekend fun.

Bach: Mass in B Minor | Friday, March 29

  • The Grand Philharmonic Choir performs Bach’s Mass in B Minor, an annual Easter tradition, at Centre in the Square in Kitchener. The Philharmonic’s description of the event is hard to beat, so we’ve included it all here: ‘The B Minor Mass takes us through the entire spectrum of experience: the sparkling Gloria, the dark descent of the Crucifixus, the glorious anthem of Sanctus and the final, climactic hymn of thanks, Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace).’


Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs | Friday, March 29

  • Fido can’t eat chocolate eggs, but these Easter eggs are a-ok for chomping. National Service Dogs’ annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs sees thousands of plastic eggs containing dog treats hidden in a selected park in participating cities. Kitchener and Guelph are the best options for Waterloo residents to take part. You’ll need to pre-register for the event. All the money raised goes to helping National Service Dogs provide service dogs for people with autism and companion dogs to help veterans with post-traumatic stress. The more money you raise, the more eggs you can collect.


Cambridge Farmer’s Market – Easter at the Market | Saturday, March 30

  • The CFM has dubbed this an '"egg"stra special morning' and I happen to be a sucker for puns, so based on that alone, this gets my vote. There's a 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt for kids as well as Easter crafts. There are also gift certificates hidden in the market! So adults get to go on their own Easter hunt. Everyone wins!


The African Queen | Saturday March 30, Sunday March 31

  • Katherine Hepburn plays an uptight type on a river steamboat with Humphrey Bogart heading downriver in German East Africa to attack a German warship at the start of WWI. They battle leeches, rapids, and even each other until romance blossoms. In case you need any more convincing, it’s got a stellar 100 per cent fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. If you’ve overdosed on candy and need a break before dinner, head over to the Princess Cinema at 6 Princess St W. in Waterloo for a screening of this 1951 classic.


Spring Cleaning at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery |Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30