Andrea’s 5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Nov. 2-3

From a night of public art to a horse and hound parade, there's plenty to do in the region this weekend. Online host Andrea Bellemare has some suggestions for weekend fun.

1. Night/Shift

Saturday, 9:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

This excellent extravaganza is billed as a "nuit-blanche style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure." There's everything from late-night yoga, to slam poetry, to art and video installations around downtown Kitchener, to a music showcase that includes performances by Rich Aucoin and Bass Lions (see the Bass Lions video above). The Night/Shift website includes a helpful map so you can plot your night. Don't forget to pop by the CBC KW station on King Street, we'll have an installation in our window to check out!

2. EPIC: Waterloo Chamber Players 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo

The Waterloo Chamber Players are joining with singer/songwriter Jacob Moon for an intriguing concert that features a range of music from Wagner to Radiohead. Yes, that sentence is correct. Moon's own work, 'The Great Beyond' is included in the program as well. Ben Bolt-Martin is the principal conductor for the WCP and notes that Moon played a cover of Rush's 'Subdvisions' at the band's induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The concert is pay what you can.

3. Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you like model trains, this event will really toot your horn! There are 150 vendor tables, several operating trains setups that will run through the day, and all types of trains and supplies available for purchase. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under get in free.

4. Elora Horse and Hound Parade

Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

The Eglinton & Caledon Hunt Club is holding their second annual parade through downtown Elora. 50 riders in full hunting dress and many hounds will travel through town and end up at the Elora Mill Inn. There will be hot food and beverages to purchase on the mill grounds and there’s even a chance to toast the huntsmen! The parade is a fundraiser for the Groves Memorial Hospital. For more information contact Deb Dalziel with Elora and Fergus Tourism at 519-846- 9841 or Tally ho!

5. K-W Humane Society Charity Bake Sale

Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The K-W Humane Society is struggling to take care of hundreds of cats, and that's not taking into account other animals they're caring for. You can get some treats and support the society at this bake sale at Kitchener City Hall.

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.


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