1. Waterloo Busker Carnival
Thursday - Sunday in Waterloo, Various locations
The Busker Carnival is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the whole kaboodle kicks off Thursday with a free concert by Steven Page in Waterloo Public Square at 6:15 p.m. Plus check out a fantastic list of performers, including stuntman Reuben DotDotDot, acrobats Les Vitamens, Pogo Dudes, Sharon from Canada & Tallulah, Alakazam "The Human Knot", Daniel Forlano and Checkerboard Guy, who appeared at the very first Busker Carnival.
2. Movie Night Under The Stars – Hotel Transylvania
Friday at 127 Victoria St. South, Kitchener
The Independent Living Centre is hosting a whole night of fun activities for the family. The group will screen Hotel Transylvania, but there’s also music by Le Bon Fi, clowns, snacks, face painting and a raffle. Bring lawnchairs!
3. LINK Picnic Festival
Saturday - Sunday at Victoria Park in Kitchener
Time to get out your dancing shoes and your fancy feathers for the LINK Picnic festival, celebrating African and Caribbean culture. There will be drumming, steelpan and dance workshops, the Carnival parade on Sunday, musical perfomances from soca to jazz to calypso and — because no cultural celebration is complete without food — heaps of yummy nibbles to snack on. http://www.linkpicnicfestival.com/
4. Comedian Tim Nutt
Saturday at Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
Tim Nutt has performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal and Toronto, as well as in the comedy festival’s cross-country tour, at the St. John’s Comedy Festival, has appeared on The Debaters and took part in the CBC’s Stand Up in Kandahar, a comedy special filmed at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. The long-haired comedian will be bringing his jokes to Kitchener on Saturday night for a gig at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts.
5. CJFL Predators home opener
Saturday at Wilfrid Laurier University
The Predators, of the Canadian Junior Football League, play their home opener Saturday against The Burlington Braves. The gridiron action starts at 7:30 p.m. at Knight-Newbrough Field. http://predatorsfootball.ca/