Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Outdoor Theatre Arrives at The Gaslight District via CAROUSEL: A Concert

July was the Grand Opening Weekend at The Gaslight District in Cambridge Ontario. Now to finish off summer, The Gaslight District is having a Labour Day Weekend event involving song, dance and an orchestra! 


CAROUSEL: A Concert will run from Friday September 1, 2023 to Sunday September 3, 2023. This production will take place on the Outdoor Stage at The Gaslight District.  
This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will feature performers from Penny and Pound Theatre Productions and The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.

CAROUSEL: A Concert will include timeless songs such as "You'll Never Walk Alone," "If I Loved You," and "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." These songs not only serve as powerful vehicles for character development but also linger in the minds of audiences long after the show is over.

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions bring to life the classic musical "Carousel." With a passion for the arts and an unwavering commitment to excellence, this dynamic group of performers is thrilled to captivate audiences with their rendition of this timeless tale.

Following a story of doomed love, redemption, and the enduring human spirit, "Carousel" transports the audience to a world where emotions run deep and melodies linger in the heart. The cast and crew have poured their dedication into every detail, from the lavish costumes to the meticulously crafted choreography, ensuring that every aspect of the production resonates with the essence of the story. Carousel is performed in partnership with members of The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by orchestra artistic director Sabatino Vacca.

Spend these warm summer days enjoying musical theater under an open sky at The Gaslight Disctrict!

Step Right and Get Your Tickets!

The production is set to run from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd at The Gaslight District Outdoor Stage, located at 64 Grand Ave. Cambridge, ON. Tickets can be purchased through the above Ticketscene links or by contacting the box office at pennyandpoundtheatre@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: CAROUSEL features scenes that depict domestic violence, smoking and drinking. As well, fog effects will be used during this production. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Paw Patrol Returns to Theatres in Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie - Enter to Win

What happens when the Paw Patrol comes face to face with a meteor? See the trailer below

Finding new ways to navigate their super status may be a bit more than they bargained for.  Don't worry though, the Paw Patrol Pups always find a way to work together. In their new adventure, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, the pups go through a lot of changes and have lots of obstacles to overcome. We know how popular the last Paw Patrol film was, so we are thrilled to let our readers know about the upcoming movie! It will be in theatres on September 29, 2023.

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' arch-rival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.

Enter to Win

To celebrate the release of Paw Patrol The Mighty Movie, we are giving away a PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE prize pack courtesy of Elevation Pictures. It includes a family pack of tickets (~$60 value) valid to see PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE at any Cineplex as well as a Movie Figure and Vehicle Gift Pack!

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Friday, August 18, 2023

Medleys of Melodies Explode on Stage in Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream

The Drayton Festival Theatre is reading to launch you into the past with the release of Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream, This musical production shines a light on a simpler time. when  The days when Rock and Roll was all about harmonies and everyone wanted to be on the radio.  This story starts with Denny and Eugene, a duo wanting to win a singing contest they heard about on the local radio station.  In order to find a way to get on the contestants' list the duo soon becomes a trio, which then evolves into a quartet and then some. 

Keeping the singing group, and the audience, intrigued is the radio's Disc Jockey Bullseye Miller. Bullseye Miller's role is portrayed by Drayton Entertainment Alumni Neil Aitchison. Neil Aitchson brings the same type of enthusiasm to the DJ booth as he did for his role as the wise-cracking Mountie Constable Archibald F. Inkster in Sorry…I’m Canadian and Canadian Legends.

In this production, Neil channels his real-life experience as a popular radio personality in order to play DJ Bullseye Miller, and takes audiences on a joyous jive down memory lane that recreates the magic of rock ‘n roll’s heyday: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” “The Glory of Love,” and more. Don’t miss it!

This musical keeps hands clapping and toes tapping through a medley of jukebox hits. Everything from Get a Job to Unchained Melody is covered in this songbook of golden oldies and of course Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream is a constant melody and theme throughout the show.

Twist on Over and Grab Your Tickets

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream is on until September 3. 2023 at the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Ontario. So be sure to twist, shimmy and shake your way to grabbing your tickets at  https://www.draytonentertainment.com


Saturday, August 12, 2023

Unlock 15% off tickets to 1MX Toronto at Budweiser Stage for a Limited Time

Last month I told you about attending the Rock-it Promotions Media Preview and meeting Abi Katigbak of 1MX Music Festival and that she informed me that the first Global Asian Music Festival would be taking place in Toronto on September 10, 2023.

Now I am thrilled to tell you that the 1MX Music Festival is offering 15% off tickets for a limited time.  If you head to http://myx.global/1mxTOR and fill out the form by August 15, 2023 to get the Discount Code!

The Budweiser Stage is an outdoor concert venue located in Toronto, Canada. It's known for hosting a variety of concerts and events throughout the year, featuring a range of musical genres and artists so it is the perfect spot for this music concert.
It will be a great way to celebrate the end of the Summer Music Festival Season, and I hope to see you there

All About 1MX Toronto

Are you excited for one more epic concert this summer? Make sure you attend 1MX Toronto 

After successful runs in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manila and most recently London, renowned global Asian music celebration 1MX Music Festival will make its North American debut on Sunday, September 10, taking over the iconic Budweiser Stage in Toronto. A truly immersive experience for all the senses, 1MX Toronto will feature a stack line up includingDabin,UMI,Ben&Ben,thuy,Guapdad 4000,BGYO,Justin Park,DJ Tilt,DJ Jayemkayem andDJ Hedspin

Remember to register for the discount code by August 15th so you can take 15% off the ticket price! http://myx.global/1mxTOR

Monday, August 7, 2023

Kidspark, Moparfest, Busker Carnival, Outdoor Movies and more August 2023 Events, Activities and Stuff to do around Kitchener Waterloo


Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.

The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS


Attractions ONTARIO coupons for https://attractionsontario.ca/coupons

Playgrouds Movement and Training Centre https://kwplaygrounds.ca/

Play a Latte Cafe https://playalattecafe.com/

Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557

Kitchener Market Events Calendar https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month

Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times https://www.facebook.com/events/1189515881691170/1212608496048575?active_tab=about

Swimming and Splashpads - Prices vary
KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx

Ira Needles Splashpad at The Boardwalk https://www.the-boardwalk.ca/play-learn/

Town of St. Marys SuperSplash https://supersplashstmarys.ca/

Infant and Child Studies group is a group of researchers interested in better understanding child cognition: so how kids learn! All our studies are designed as games for children to play while we observe how they respond to various toys, videos or sounds. The activities are fun for the kids, and help us to understand concepts like how children learn new words, when children can begin to understand math, or what learning strategies kids use to understand new concepts. We deliver studies in person, as well as online and in take home formats.

Lab Website: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/ 

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/infantstudiesgroup/

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/infantstudiesgroup/ 

Have a new child? Sign them up too: https://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/sign

Mustang Drive In Guelph https://www.mustangdriveinguelph.ca/

Classic Car Show and Shine at the Partsource at Highland and Westmount https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCarMondays/

Pupliates/Pups and Poses (yoga and pilates with dogs) @ Victoria Park 5:30-7:30

Yoga in the Park @ Civic Centre Park (between KPL and Centre in the Square) 12:30-1:15pm

Noon Hour Concerts at St. Andrew's Church https://www.standrewskw.com/concerts


Yoga in the Park @ Civic Centre Park (between KPL and Centre in the Square) 5:30-6:30pm

Walk and Talk with Breastfeeding Buddies 10am at Victoria Park 

A Splash of Summer A Splash of Summer

Salsa in the Square by Underdog Dance Corp 7-11pm at Waterloo Public Square https://uptownwaterloobia.com/events/

Big Screen Thursdays @ Gaslight District in Galt (Cambridge)

Live Music @ Kitchener City Hall Noon-1pm (Except June 30) https://www.downtownkitchener.ca/en/festivals-events-experiences.aspx


Family Favourites at Cineplex on Saturdays https://www.cineplex.com/events/family 

First Tee at GolfPlay Waterloo https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2023/06/first-tee-is-here-to-inspire-future.html

Appleflats Orchard Tours in Wellesley - various times https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appleflts-orchard-tour-tickets-107584443968


Kid Zone Inflatables 10am-2pm in Hespeler (Cambridge) Events Upcoming in Hespeler Village, Cambridge

Donkey Sanctuary Open Days in Puslinch https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.ca/ 

Family karaoke every Sunday from 3-6 on the patio at Zaz Bistro in Cambridge

Sundays in AugustFREE Art in the Park in Williamsburg at Max Becker Commons 10:30-11:30am https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749

CAKFA 2023 https://www.cafka.org/

Parents Night Out Ongoing in August

Perfect Wedding at St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre by Drayton Entertainment https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2023/07/perfect-wedding-at-st-jacobs.html


KW Titans + Gizaagi'in Healing Basketball Camp (ongoing in August) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5BQTOIhoA_YuMiC_mT06CTP-tByxsGuj-whGPi9h1Xs2stA/viewform

August 7 (CIVIC HOLIDAY) Party in the Park with Storybook Events 1-2pm. Register at https://www.storybookevents.ca/upcoming

August 9
Maurices Kitchener location is having a fashion show for our Evsie girls line (size 7-14) on Aug 9 at 6pm. We are looking for volunteers to walk in our fashion show. If participating we ask that you arrive at 5:30pm to choose outfits etc. Anyone shopping from 6-8pm will get an extra 15% off on top of any deals that are going on that day. Follow and message Kitchener Stylists for more info.

Campfire @ Waterloo Public Square 6-8pm https://www.waterloo.ca/en/things-to-do/all-city-events.aspx

August 10
Art in the Park at Civic Centre Park (between Centre in the Square and KPL) 10:30-11:30am https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=641

Outdoor Movie in Waterloo Park - Ratatouille http://parkmovies.ca/

August 10-13
Kitchener Blues Festival *Free concerts Aug 11-13 https://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/

August 11-13
Cambridge Ribfest and Craft Beer Show @ Riverside Park https://cambridgeribandbeerfest.com/ 

August 12
Art in the Park at Knollwood Park 10:30-11:30am https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=642

August 11
Shining Star Athletics Free Open House 5-7pm https://www.facebook.com/reel/667686711916051

August 11-13
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games https://fergusscottishfestival.com/

August 12
Mighty Trucks at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mighty-trucks-tickets-675440349267

August 14
Movember Golf Tournament with Toronto Maple Leafs Legend Rick Vaive https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2023/05/chance-to-golf-with-maple-leafs-legend.html

August 14-25
August 14-25, 2023
Twitty & Lynn

August 16
Outdoor Movie on Gage Ave. - Shrek https://www.instagram.com/p/Cvhff1Oomoh/

August 17-Sept 3
Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream in Drayton

August 18-20

August 18
New Hamburg Cruise Night https://moparfest.com/faq/

August 19

Strummerfest @ Waterloo Public Square https://www.strummerfest.ca/

August 19-20
Moparfest in New Hamburg https://moparfest.com/

August 20

Bring on the Sunshine Summer Fun Day at Laurel Creek Conservation Area https://www.instagram.com/p/CvimxKqLCgT/?img_index=1

August 24
Outdoor Movie in Waterloo Park - Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 http://parkmovies.ca/

August 24-27
Waterloo Busker Carnival https://waterloobuskers.com/

August 26

August 30
Art in the Park at Rockway Gardens 10:30-11:30am https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=643

Community Campfire @ Albert McCormick Community Centre https://www.waterloo.ca/en/things-to-do/all-city-events.aspx

August 31
Grant River Flamenco Fest Cajón Clinic

Where: Long & McQuade, 36 King St N, Waterloo
When: August 31st, 5:30-6:30pm (exact start time TBC)
Admission: FREE
Register in advance by emailing Graham McRae at Gmcrae@long-mcquade.com https://calujules.com/flamfest-2023/#event-details