Andrea's Five Fun Things to Do This Weekend - Nov 12-13

There are musical events galore this weekend in Waterloo region and beyond.
Stroll through the woods in Guelph this weekend. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Love of Music Marathon

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12

First United Church, Waterloo 

Music, music, all day long. This marathon day supports the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and features tons of local performers spread across three rooms in the First United Church, from the Waterloo Engineering Jazz Band, to the KWS Youth Strings and Sinfonia ensembles, the Waterloo Chinese Music Orchestra, and many, many more. 

Frederick Art Walk

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12

Central Frederick neighbourhood, Kitchener

More than 90 artists! 28 heritage homes! A nice fall weekend! Come out to the 16th annual Frederick Art Walk in Kitchener this Saturday and explore one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods. The walk takes place in the area bordered by Victoria Street, Krug Street, Lancaster Street and East Avenue. For a complete list of homes and artists, check out There will also be signs posted.

​Bif Naked

7:30 p.m., Friday, November 11

Maxwell's Concerts & Events, 35 University Ave E, Unit 2, Waterloo

This is a different kind of Bif Naked show. For her Songs and Stories Tour, instead of punk rock energy, Bif will be performing her favourite songs acoustically and doing readings from her new book, I Bificus.

​Remembering Anne Frank

2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 13

Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street N.

The Grand Philharmonic Choir is showcasing a special project marking the life of Anne Frank. On November 19, the Philharmonic Choir will perform Annelies, a cantata by James Whitbourn based on Anne Frank's diary, for the first time in Canada. The cantanta explores Anne's time spent hiding from the Nazis in an attic apartment with her family during the Second World War. On Sunday at the Kitchener Public Library, you'll be able to hear excerpts from the work and explore displays on Anne Frank. Shelley Molad, from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York, will be speaking as well. The event is free and family-friendly. For details on the Sunday performance and the November 19 premiere:

​Guelph Trail Hiking Club weekend events

Kissingbridge Trail, 9:30 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12

Amazing Race Photo Challenge #3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 12

Starkey Hill, 1:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 13

It's a great weekend to get outside and the Guelph Trail Hiking Club is hosting two hikes and an adventure challenge. If you're interested in the Amazing Race Photo Challenge, sign up and go to Riverside Park. You'll get 10 clues about things you'll have to find in the park, and you have 90 minutes to find and take photos of all them. I'm told that bonus points can be earned for most artistic pictures, too. Or, take a long hike on the Kissingbridge Trail on Saturday (pack a lunch!) or a shorter hike at Starkey Hill on Sunday.