Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - March 22-23

Check out online host Andrea Bellemare's suggestions for weekend fun including a breakdancing battle, a puppet documentary and a trivia event.
CBC reporter Matthew Kang doing a one arm freeze at a dance battle in Miami. (YouTube)

1. UWB Presents: Ground FX 2014 3 on 3 B-Boy/B-Girl Competition

Registration at 2:00 p.m., battles start at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22

Student Life Centre, 200 University Ave W., University of Waterloo

Here's your chance to check out CBC K-W reporter Matthew Kang aka 'Twelve' and his crew Ground Illusionz breakdancing up close. (Not too close, you don't want to be hit when the power moves come out!) This fantastic battle features 55 3-person crews dancing for a $500 cash prize. There will also be breaking workshops, exhibition battles and showcases.

2. Ignorance by Old Trout Puppet Workshop

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22

Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener

As The Muppets have proven, puppets are not just for children and Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop tackles adult themes in their latest production playing at Centre in The Square. Here’s the description from the Centre in The Square’s website:

Ignorance is a puppet documentary about the evolution of happiness. Where did it come from and where did it go? Sure, we've got microwaves, airplanes, and nagging senses of dissatisfaction but our prehistoric ancestors, stamping their grubby feet by firelight in common triumph over the steaming corpse of an eviscerated mastodon, might just have felt more at home in the world.

Plus, this show was written online in open format, allowing anyone to suggest ideas or criticize others.

3. Elora Writers' Festival Launch Party

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 21 

152 St Andrew St W., Roxanne's Reflections Book and Card Shop, Fergus

Find out which authors are in lineup while sipping a hot beverage and munching on some baked goods this Friday. You’ll also get more information about the Writing competition that will be returning this year.

Phone: 519-843-4391- Roxanne's Reflections Book and Card Shop or

4. Trivia Pursuit Event

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22

W.D. Johnson Centre, 31 Kribs St., Cambridge

Get your thinking caps on and your memory working for this trivia event. You can sign up as a group of 6 or join other groups at the event. There are snacks, but you must be 19 or older to participate, as it is a licensed event.

5. H20 Go Festival: An engaging celebration of water

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22

Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden St., Guelph

Families can learn about water through games, puppets and crafts at this free festival.  Plus there’s “Dripial Pursuit” to test your water knowledge, a host of talks on conservation and flashmobs – or, as long-time Guelph resident and Morning Show host Craig Norris notes in this case – splashmobs.  A complete schedule is available on the city of Guelph’s website.

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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