Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend at home (May 29-31)

From an online porch party to the annual Mennonite Relief Sale and some improv featuring Aurora Browne and Paloma Nuñez, it's a fun weekend to stay home.

Annual events including Hohner Ave. Porch Party, quilt auction move online

The annual Mennonite Relief Sale quilt auction will be held online this weekend. (Mennonite Central Committee)

A sunny but cooler weekend is in store for Waterloo region.

People are still being asked to stay close to home unless it's for essential trips or some exercise. Thankfully, local events are taking place online so people can still enjoy them.

The Idea Exchange in Cambridge and Nitro Music are hosting an online prom for high school students across the city with a theme of A Night on the Cloud.

There's also an international busker festival happening this weekend. Earlier this week the Waterloo Busker Fest announced this summer's event won't take place.

Musician Danny Michel is also hosting the last of his evening concerts on Sunday, this one fireside.

Virtual Hohner Ave. Porch Party

6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 30

Hosted by: Party organizers, Kitchener Public Library

The organizers of this annual porch party say it has survived "heat waves, epic storms and now a pandemic." The party this year is moving online to the Kitchener Public Library Facebook page.

The content of this year's event won't be much different than in other years with "school choirs and garage bands to finely tuned professionals and touring groups" taking part. More details, including how to get an iron-on transfer for this year's event, can be found on the party's website.

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

10 a.m. start, Saturday, May 30

Hosted by: Mennonite Central Committee

The annual quilt auction is going online this year. Prebidding is already open with live bidding starting Saturday morning. There will be 100 quilts on the auction block. You must register to bid, but if you just want to watch, there will be a livestream of the event.

Virtual Handmade Market

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30

Hosted by: The Guelph Handmade Group

Father's Day is fast approaching, or maybe you want to treat yourself, but whatever the reason, local makers will be selling their items as part of this online market. Makers and artisans will have their wares online on Facebook or Instagram or both.

Mystery show featuring Aurora Browne and Paloma Nuñez

8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 29

Hosted by: The Making Box, Guelph

Enjoy a night of improv with Aurora Browne (Baroness von Sketch, Great Canadian Baking Show) and Paloma Nuñez (Spotlight, She The People) and members of this Guelph troupe. Tickets to the online Zoom meeting are free but you need to register ahead of time.

Trivial Dispute

6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Sunday, May 31

Hosted by: Trivial Dispute at Descendants Beer & Beverage Co., Kitchener

Do you know the other name for a prairie wolf? Or what fruit has the most calories? Or which team won the 1994 World Series? If you know the answer to these questions and your brain holds on to other random things, you may want to see how you stack up against other trivia buffs. Game starts at 7 p.m.

(There was no 1994 World Series but the Montreal Expos finished with the best record in the National League.)


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