Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - November 28-29

Hallelujah! There's music (Messiah, jazz), lights (Waterloo) and artful fun (Cambridge) on the to-do list this weekend in Waterloo Region and beyond.
The annual Wonders of Winter light display in Waterloo Park opens this weekend, on Saturday, November 28. (Wonders of Winter/Facebook)

Friday Night Art Live

7:00 p.m. Friday, November 27

Idea Exchange Queen's Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge

Get your art and music fix all in one at the Idea Exchange on Friday, with the opening of artist Libby Hague's show, Inventing Hope. The name of Hague's show comes from a quote from Don DeLillo's White Noise, a book in part about a rail chemical spill that sends toxic fumes into the air. The quote goes, "Out of some persistent sense of large-scale ruin, we kept inventing hope." Hague's show is an interactive installation, with wall sculptures and video projections, that explores how people can be become kinder and more empathetic. The opening also features performances by jazz singer Mary Catherine McNinch-Pazzano, and a talk by Hague.

​Messiah Sing Along

7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28

St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo

This is a pay-what-you-can event, with proceeds going to the YWCA's Mary's Place emergency shelter for women and families. Join the Renaissance Singers and Voices of Hope Choir, to sing along to Handel's Messiah. You can bring your own score or rent one when you get there. 

Wonders of Winter - Opening Night

5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 28

Waterloo Park

The bright and shining holiday tradition is back with plenty of sparkling lights to illuminate the darkest part of the year. There will be more than 80 light displays with over 100,000 lights glowing in Waterloo Park. The opening night celebration gets underway at 5:30 p.m., but the lights will officially go on at 6:00 p.m. There will be horse-drawn trolley rides through the park that will tour the light displays too. 

​Dragonette with Young Empires

7:30 p.m., Saturday November 28

Maxwell's Concerts & Events

Get ready to dance! 

TM Jazz - In Harmony to End MS

7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 28

The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St W, Kitchener

Catch TM Jazz, headed by Tim Moher, in concert with special guests to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. They'll be joined by Soul Sauce, JoJo Worthington, Jessie Treneer, Rob Grundy, Rebecca Binnendyk and Peter Shaw. 


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