Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - March 19-20

There's plenty to do in Waterloo Region and beyond this weekend. Check out our list.
This is IDC's 2016 Canstruction entry - a two-sided Etch-A-Sketch made of 2,950 cans of food. (Food Bank of Waterloo Region)

H2O GO Festival

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19 

Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham Street North, Guelph, Ontario

H2O GO Festival is marking its third year of celebrating all things water. It's a free and family-friendly day, with interactive displays, workshops, arts and crafts, games, and face painting for kids. Just after 10:00 a.m. is a traditional storytelling event, featuring stories about water. Around noon there's a presentation on vermiculture (worms). 

Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists Annual Juried Show

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m, Sunday, March 20

Homer Watson House, 1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener 

The Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists is holding their annual juried exhibition of art at Homer Watson House and it all opens on Sunday afternoon. The exhibit is titled New Landscapes and Transformation, and there's also a show called 'Abandoned' by Shelia MacDonald. The reception starts at 2:00 p.m. and then there's a talk by the show's jurors at 3:00 p.m.

A Tribute to Mel Brown & His Music

Doors 7:00 p.m., Saturda, March 19

Starlight Social Club, 47 King Street North, Waterloo 

This is a huge show with a ton of great performers, all paying tribute to Mel Brown. It's also the CD release party for the "Pop The Gator Live" album. Catch The Original Homewreckers, with Chris Latta on guitar, Scott & Rosalind Urquhart, Joshua David, Julian Fauth, The Divines, Charity Brown, Miss Angel Brown and special guest Denny Freeman.

World Storytelling Day Concert

8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19

The Button Factory, 25 Regina Street South, Waterloo

The Baden Storytellers' Guild is holding a night celebration of World Storytelling Day at the The Button Factory. The theme is 'Strong Women Flying Solo & in Harmony.' 

​Canstruction awards

​5:00 p.m., Sunday March 20

Conestoga Mall, 550 King St N, Waterloo

Some awards have already been handed out for Canstruction, the annual construction fundraiser for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, but the People's Choice Award and Most Meals Raised award will be presented on Sunday night. All of the Canstruction constructions are built out of edible food. In case you haven't been this year, there are some fantastic and amazing entries, like a replica Colosseum, a giant bird, even the fabled West Montrose Kissing Bridge was created out of Stove Top dressing and canned food.

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