Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Nov. 8-10)

This weekend there are early Remembrance Day services as well as music, a film festival, dinner theatre and many, many arts and craft shows.

Love of music, art shows and films to fill your weekend

The Love of Music Marathon goes Saturday at First United Church in Waterloo. (Love of Music Marathon/Facebook)

It looks like it will be a cold weekend with some sun, some rain and some flurries.

A good weekend to really get into the hockey spirit and there's a chance to catch some exciting action when the Kitchener Rangers take on the Guelph Storm Friday night at The Aud in Kitchener.

If you're eager to get into the holiday spirit, you can check out a long list of holiday markets at the bottom of this list. You can also check out the 18th annual HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes on Friday and Saturday.

As well, the Zonta Film Festival is on with many great films.

Love of Music Marathon

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9

First United Church, King Street S. and William Street, Waterloo

A full day of concerts involving the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Waterloo Concert Band and youth strings and orchestra performances.

There are different concerts in the different parts of the church throughout the day with a small break for lunch.

There's also a K-W Symphony Kinderconcert of The Porridge Pot at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Saturday morning, a fun event for young music lovers.


11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9

Guelph Public Library, main branch, 100 Norfolk St., Guelph

There will be a number of innovators at this event to talk all things science, tech, engineering, arts and math (aka STEAM) and it's great for all ages.

The library's Tech Bar is hosting the event which will include the robotics club from Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, Let's Talk Science, the Guelph Tool Library, Life Gears Academy and Stemotics Canada.

Winter Hymn

7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9

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

The Grand Philharmonic Choir will perform a selection of works to welcome winter, such as Sarah Quartel's A Winter Day, Ola Gjeilo's The Rose and Caleb Burhans' Super Flumina Babylonis.

A Red Plaid Shirt

8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8

8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9

2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10

Elmira Theatre Company, 76 Howard Ave., Elmira

Take in some dinner theatre this weekend with this production of A Red Plaid Shirt.

The story follows two friends who try to figure out retirement in very different ways. Can't make the shows this weekend? It's on next weekend as well.

ArtsPay Annual Show and Sale

6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9

Lot 42, 41 Ardelt Pl., Kitchener

This juried show will include a charity reception Friday night with dancing, music, an aerialist and food in support of the Shore Centre. 

Then on Saturday, browse the items for sale and support a local artist.

There are a number of craft shows in Waterloo region and Guelph this weekend. (Lauren Bird, CBC)

There are many other artisan and craft sales this weekend. Here are a few more you may want to check out:

Papercrafter's Workshop will have a pop-up store in Stratford all weekend.

The Guelph Holiday Handmade Market is on Saturday at the Grand Guelph Banquet and Event Centre.

The annual Winterbourne Wonderland Christmas tea and marketplace is Saturday at Foundation Christian School in the hamlet of Winterbourne in West Montrose.

The K-W Christmas Craft Market runs at Bingemans on Saturday and Sunday.

The Mom Market Guelph is on Saturday at Lean Strong Fitness.

Holy Trinity School in Guelph will host it's Winter Market Saturday.

The Guelph Indigenous Maker's Market is at the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Program Waterloo-Wellington on Wyndham Street N. in Guelph on Saturday.

By the Hand Art Show will be at Monigram Coffee Roasters in Cambridge on Saturday.

The Knox Waterloo Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday in Waterloo.

The Christmas Craft and Vendor Show at the Knights of Columbus in Waterloo is Saturday.

The K-W Seniors Day Program has a Winter Christmas Craft sale at Stanley Park Mall in Kitchener both Saturday and Sunday.

The Waterloo Christmas Market runs Sunday at RimPark in Waterloo.

The Christmas Handmade Market will be held at The Gardens of Elmira on Sunday.


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