Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - February 20-21

Bring your dog to an obstacle course, watch a rap battle or see a great production of The Cat in the Hat.
You can have your dog run an agility course at Bingemans this weekend. Don't forget to post your action shots to Facebook. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Dog Lovers Days Festival

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 20

Bingemans, 426 Bingemans Centre Driver, Kitchener

A festival of all things poochy, the Dog Lovers Days Festival is taking place at Bingemans on Sunday. There are agility and speed courses for your dog to run, a play zone, and even a pampering zone to treat to your four-legged friend. A reminder that all dogs must be on a leash, and no retractable leashes are allowed.

​Tri-Cities Producer Showcase

9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 20

Maxwell's, 35 University Ave E.,Waterloo 

Get your hip hop fix in one spot this Saturday at Maxwell's with performances by Waterloo's DJ Vekked (he's won multiple international DJ championships), and rappers D-Sisive and Fraction. Plus, there'll be an urban art exhibit curated by Dab Burton, and rap battles too. 

​Coldest Night of the Year Walk 

Registration opens 4:00 p.m., opening ceremonies at 5:00 p.m, Saturday, February 20

Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, 301 Charles Street East, Kitchener

The Coldest Night of the Year walk is a family-friendly event that takes place across Canada. Locally, the funds go to support the ministry at the Ray of Hope Community Centre. The goal of the walk is to raise money for people dealing with homelessness and hunger. There are 2 km, 5 km and 10 km routes this year, with all routes starting at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener. 

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in The Hat

2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 20

River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph

Bring the family to watch this lyrical play based on the famous Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in The Hat. Watch as the cat enthralls ​Sally and her brother, stuck inside during a rainy afternoon. There are still tickets available.

​Inaugural Winter Jazz Festival

Thursday, February 18 to Sunday, February 21

This brand-new festival is a partnership between the Jazz Room, the Boathouse and the Registry Theatre, with great music to get you out of the house. Thursday night at The Boathouse it's Brownman Ali's Electryc Trio, "the new standard in electric jazz", the poster declares. Don't miss the bebop guitar of the Yotam Silberstein Quartet, (he's here from New York City) on Friday at the Jazz Room and the classic vocal styles of Alana Bridgewater's Quartet on Saturday night at the Registry Theatre. Sunday afternoon it's the Bernie Carroll Project at 4:00 p.m. in the Jazz Room.

About the Author

Andrea Bellemare


Andrea Bellemare is a producer and reporter working at CBC Montreal. She has worked in many departments at CBC, from radio to TV to online, and she has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse.