Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - March 3-5

Celebrate the Grand River at a multimedia concert or swap seeds in Cambridge this weekend. Plus, a heap of live music in Guelph.
Brent Butt, best known for his work on Corner Gas, will be performing at the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival this weekend. (Michael Bell/The Canadian Press)

Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival

7:30 – 11:30 p.m., Friday, March 3

2:00 – 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4

Centre In The Square, 101 Queen Street N., Kitchener

Get ready to LOL at the 8th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival. This year 's lineup includes Brent Butt, Debra DiGiovanni and Elvira Kurt, Phil Hanley and James Mullinger and many more. If you're having trouble deciding who to see, there are tons of videos of the comics on the KWCF site to entice you. Plus here's a nice little promo from Brent Butt: 

​Nota Bene Baroque Players Concert: 'A Grand Journey'

3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5

St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener

The Nota Bene Baroque Players are holding a multimedia concert that features words, images and music celebrating the Grand River. The music includes works from Vivaldi, Telemann and Handle, and the world premiere of a new composition, Bottlenecked, from Canadians Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan. Marianne Brandis, author of The Grand River, will read passages as well as works on rivers in general, while Gerard Brender à Brandi's wood engravings of river scenes that appear in the book will be displayed.

​GAIN Music Festival 

Wednesday, March 1 – Sunday, March, 5

Various downtown Guelph locations

Downtown Guelph will be busy this weekend with the GAIN Music & Arts Festival, celebrating local artists and musicians. You can see Saturday Jonez, The Kramdens, The Nasties, The Shame, The Kerouacs, watch acoustic sets or dance to the beat. Get the full list of performances here on the GAIN Facebook page.

​Guelph Model Railroad Train Show

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5

50 Crimea Street, Guelph

​Bring your kids to the Guelph Model Railroad Society's model show on Sunday afternoon. There will be a special guest model train featuring Thomas The Tank Engine. Plus many more! 

​Seedy Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4

Rare Eco Centre, 768 Blair Rd., Cambridge

If you're a keen gardener, you're likely already planning your spring. On Saturday you can swap seeds at Rare Eco Centre, find new varieties and share tips with others. If you're bring seeds, please make sure they're well-marked and in small packages. There will also be light refreshments.


Andrea Bellemare is a reporter and producer with CBC Radio. She helped launch the new CBC Kitchener-Waterloo radio station in 2013 and worked as a producer there for half a decade, reported for CBC Montreal, produced radio documentaries for CBC Radio and covered disinformation for CBC News. She has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse.