1. Impact 13
Times and locations vary
Dance, theatre, storytelling – it’s all on display at IMPACT 13, which stands for International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre. Earlier this week, you might have heard drumming on The Morning Edition, when we had Joe Osawabine in studio. He is part of the Global Savages group, who will be in Victoria Park on Friday night, holding a campfire and sharing stories. That includes the oral history of Turtle Island, a tale that goes back 18,000 years. On Saturday, the Global Savages will be part of the day-long 10th annual pow-wow by the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre. But don’t forget to check out all the events happening over the weekend for IMPACT 13.
2. Guelphonography: Redialled
Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph
It’s a popular saying among photographers, but it holds true especially for this event: The best camera you have is the camera you have with you. Check out the shots taken on mobile phones at the second annual Guelphonography exhibit. The top three photos of the contest will be awarded Friday night, and you’ll can see the top twenty shots that make up the whole exhibit. Later, the exhibit will be on display at Atmosphere Café and Etc for all of October and November. And to get started on your own mobile photos, stop by the website and check out the list of recommended apps that will make your photos shine.
3. Software Freedom Day
Software Freedom Day is, according to the group’s Wiki, “a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).” This year’s event home is in Kitchener’s Kwartzlab, a space for those with an affinity for DIY projects. You can learn how to build your own entertainment system, 3D objects and games, and even how to use a free and open-source cloud computing system. In short, it's a day to learn how to take more control over the software and products you use, or learn how to use new ones.
4. The Quilt Show
Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
RIM Park, Waterloo
Winter is coming. If you need something to snuggle under as you watch your favourite TV show, head to the KW Quilt show, put on by the Waterloo County Quilters’ Guild, to pick one up. There’s a beautiful quilt up for raffle, and a host of local groups selling their quilts.
5. The Running Dead
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
There’s always a possibility of a future zombie apocalypse. Don’t you want to be prepared? Get in some practice running away from the undead on Sunday at Bingeman’s. You’ll have to be fast though, and the race course promises to be exciting, including a rope crawl and a rafting challenge. If you just want to watch zombies attack others, you can, but only in designated viewing areas. Judging from last year’s photos, you may also get a little muddy. But what’s a little mud compared to the sweet thrill of being alive?