Andrea’s Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend: May 3-4

From comic art to a film festival celebrating Canadian films, check out these suggestions for weekend fun from online host Andrea Bellemare.

Comics and clowns both feature on this week's list

Check out a film festival celebrating Canadian cinema at the original Princess Cinema on Princess Street in Uptown Waterloo this weekend. (Shutterstock )

1. Canada Film Days

May 1- 8

Original Princess Cinema, 6 Princess Street, Waterloo

A high school teacher tries to reconnect with his writer father at their Algonquin Park cottage and figure out if they can stand each other long enough to write a book together. A coastal Newfoundland village seeks a doctor and tries to woo a shady plastic surgeon with cricket games. A father struggles to raise his infant son while his wife serves time in jail – and her release date is fast approaching. These are just some of the films screening at Princess Cinemas over the next week for their Canada Film Days festival. Plus, you can hear from the directors and producers behind the films and documentaries. Check the website for times and dates.

2. Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself!

Saturday May 3, 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Kitchener Market, 300 King Street East, Kitchener

Morro and Jasp are two clown sisters who want to host a cooking show but they can’t agree if their show should be classy or clashy, more like Martha Stewart or Gordon Ramsay. Will they combine their ingredients for the ultimate dish or will their dreams deflate like an undercooked soufflé? Check out this Dora-award winning play at the Marketplace Kitchen at the Kitchener market on Saturday.

3. The start of garage sale season

The weather may not feel spring-like right now, but the surest sign that spring is here is the return of garage sales. I’ve got two for you this week, why not hit up both?

St. James’ Rosemount United Church Annual Garage Sale

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday May 3

171 Sherwood Ave

Phone: 519-584-2634

Relay for Life Community Yard Sale

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, 50 Saginaw Parkway

Phone: 519-886-8888 x3142 or

4. Heritage Cambridge House Tour 2014

10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Heritage Cambridge has organized a tour that takes you through the history of North Dumfries township, including Ayr, Brown, Greenfield and Roseville. Highlights include an 1860 mill manager's cottage, a 2-storey log house from around 1822, and a yellow brick Victorian farmhouse. You can buy tickets pick up purchased tickets at Knox United Church on Saturday only, or call 1-888-572-7089 or email for more information.


5. Cambridge Comic Arts Festival

11:00 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3

Queen’s Square Idea Exchange, Cambridge

You can meet local comic artists, take workshops to improve your drawing and story skills or participate in family-friendly Stars Wars activities at the Cambridge Comic Arts Festival on Saturday. There will be vendor booths as well, so you can pick up other comics, or check our live drawing demonstrations. Bonus: it’s also Free Comic Book Day, so you’ll get a free comic to take home with you. And to wet your whistle, check out this chat I hosted with local comic artist Scott Chantler earlier this year for the CBC K-W book club.

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.