Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - May 10-11

Looking for something to do this weekend? CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Online Host Andrea Bellemare has got you covered.
Run Coyote includes from left; Sam Allen, Jake Allen and Amanda Grant. The band is playing The Hive in Kitchener on Saturday night. (Jackie Sharkey/CBC)

Odd Years, Run Coyote and Chambers

9:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10

The Hive, 200 King St. East

You’ve heard CBC’s Amanda Grant’s excellent on-air reporting on The Morning Edition, now you can check out her excellent bass playing this Saturday. Grant and her band Run Coyote are joining Odd Years and Chambers for a show at The Hive. Get your ears set with this little ditty first:

Event details here:


Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

New Hamburg Arena, 251 Jacob St., New Hamburg

The Community Players of New Hamburg are putting on Ragtime the musical, based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow about three families dealing with challenges of American life at the beginning of the 20th century. Although the families themselves are fictional, historical figures like Harry Houdini and Henry Ford pop up.  Fun fact: Ragtime actually premiered in Toronto in 1996, and didn't open on Broadway until two years later.

Play With Clay Family Program

1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 11

25 Caroline Street North, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo

This drop-in program is a great way to explore clay and make something to take home with you. Participants shape an object, paint it with glaze, and then it gets fired in the gallery's kiln, all over the course of two Sundays. Be sure to check with the gallery for glazing and pickup dates for your objects.

Mother's Day Tea at the Kitchener Market

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10

Kitchener Market, 300 King Street E., Kitchener

While it's true that Mother's Day is actually Sunday, don't you think your mom deserves a little early recognition? It's free, and kids can decorate cupcakes too. And not only can you take her to tea at the Kitchener market, you can buy her some nice flowers or a solid block of cheese to show your love for her while you're there. Or maybe just the flowers.

Three new exhibitions at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Opening reception, Friday May 9, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

KWAG, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener

Friday marks the official opening of three new exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The largest is Extraordinary Folk: Selections from the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection of International Naïve Art which features 70 paintings from all around the world. In case you were wondering what naïve art is, (I did) the best explanation I found was on Wikipedia: "art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and technique." Plus check out Intuitive Vision, a collection of large photographs by Quebec Artist Michael Flomen, and Canada: Our Country, an exhibition guest curated by Rohinton P. Medhora of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute.

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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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