Andrea’s Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - April 26-27

Get your arts fix with activities that focus on drawing, painting, pottery and singing in Waterloo Region this weekend.
Take part in a sketching workshop in Cambridge this weekend. ( Maksud/Shutterstock)

1.The Brush Off Junior Edition

7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26

The Museum, 10 King Street West, Kitchener

The Brush Off combines the beauty of painting with the harsh reality of playoff eliminations. To begin, 20 artists start creating and they’re eliminated through three rounds of competition until only one remains. The artists, aged 14-19 will produce a total of 35 works, which you can bid on and maybe take home.

2. The Incredible World of Bugs Exhibit

Friday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 9:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Conestoga Mall, 555 King Street North

This exhibit promises to show you “the beautiful, the strange, the rare, the deadly” of the insect and butterfly worlds. Created by John G. Powers, the exhibit will highlight how vital insects are to our lives, whether it’s honey made by bees, or medicine, food additives or silk. Bright colours, pincers and large antennae  guaranteed.

3. Pax Christie Chorale with True North Brass Quintet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N.  Kitchener

The Pax Christie Chorale is performing  with the True North Brass Quintet and students from Father John Redmond Secondary School in Etobicoke. The choir will perform a work by director Stephanie Martin, who hails from Waterloo Region and studied music at WilfridLaurier University

4. Pop-Up Urban Sketching

10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26

Hespeler Library, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge

Michele Braniff is the 2014 artist in residence for the Cambridge Centre for the Arts and is leading this pop-up sketching workshop. Braniff says on her website the goal of these sessions is to give you strategies to silence your inner critic when it comes to drawing. So bring some pens along with those sketching pencils, and get ready to draw some lines you can’t erase. Participants should meet at the library at 10 a.m.

Call 519-740-4681 ext. 4376 for more information or email Michele Braniff at

5. Waterloo Potters Workshop Spring Sale

Friday April 25, 1:00 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 27, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

If you've already done your spring cleaning and are in need of some new pottery, from vases to plates to bowls or even a sculpture, check out the Waterloo Potters Workshop spring sale. Works from 56 potters will be for sale.  Bonus: no admission charge.

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.