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Interview: Cadence Weapon

November 4, 2017

Prior to his Night/Shift performance at The Apollo Cinema on November 4, we caught up with the Edmonton born underground rhymer about his new sound and his new home base of Toronto.

Preview: Wild Writers Literary Festival

October 30, 2017

Waterloo based Canlit magazine The New Quarterly presents the sixth edition of its Wild Writers Festival that toasts “the savage and free and its expression in poetry, the short story and everything in between.” From November 3-5, best-selling authors like Kathleen Winter, award-winning writers like Alison Pick and Katherine Humphries and other literary minds will take part in a variety of events ranging from writer workshops to literary brunches.

Preview: Night\Shift

October 30, 2017

Founded by Eric Rumble five years ago, Night\Shift has become one of Kitchener’s most anticipated events. The placehacking festival will transform downtown Kitchener into a free fall art crawl mixing pop-up art and performances on the same weekend that the clock changes. Going down from November 2-4, we pick 10 Night\Shift events we’re geeked about.

Profile: Adventure Rooms Canada

October 30, 2017

With locations in Kitchener and Niagara Falls, Adventure Rooms Canada has ushered in a wave of escape rooms across southern Ontario.

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Preview: Hamilton Film Festival

October 30, 2017

Entering its 12th year, the Hamilton Film Festival (HFF) has welcomed filmmakers from around the world in a celebration of independent film. This year’s edition boasts a music theme and from November 4-12, the Hammer will be hosting screenings of 150 films ranging from documentaries about the power of metal in war torn Sarajevo to the rise of contemporary Canadian indigenous music.

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7 Parties Going Down on Halloween in Waterloo Region

October 29, 2017

Survived the weekend and looking to get a couple more uses of your Halloween costume? From electro-jazz tributes to Michael Jackson to a rare Tuesday night at the club, here are seven Halloween events going down on October 31 around Waterloo Region.

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Preview: Grand River Film Festival

October 24, 2017

For its 11th year, the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) have adopted a #WhereTechMeetsIndie theme. From October 25-28, documentaries exploring nerd culture from a female perspective will be screened alongside recent indie releases starring the late great Harry Dean Stanton.

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Around Waterloo Region

Interview: Cadence Weapon

November 4, 2017

Prior to his Night/Shift performance at The Apollo Cinema on November 4, we caught up with the Edmonton born underground rhymer about his new sound and his new home base of Toronto.

Around Waterloo Region

Interview: Joe Keithley, D.O.A. Frontman

October 11, 2017

A year away from their 40th anniversary, Vancouver punk pioneers D.O.A. are still raging against the machine. Before their October 11 show at The Boathouse, we caught up with frontman Joe Keithley.

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Interview: Kristen Ciccarelli

October 2, 2017

The Kitchener based author is poised to shake up the fantasy world with her debut novel, The Last Namsara, that will launch at Kitchener Public Library on October 4.

Road Trips

Preview: Hamilton Film Festival

October 30, 2017

Entering its 12th year, the Hamilton Film Festival (HFF) has welcomed filmmakers from around the world in a celebration of independent film. This year’s edition boasts a music theme and from November 4-12, the Hammer will be hosting screenings of 150 films ranging from documentaries about the power of metal in war torn Sarajevo to the rise of contemporary Canadian indigenous music.

Preview: 2017 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake

April 30, 2017

Fifty-five years after the initial Salute to Shaw, the Shaw Festival has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s premiere events. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s festivals that includes 11 shows running until October 15.

Preview: 2017 Stratford Festival in Stratford

April 30, 2017

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has crafted a season that touches on questions of identities “as individuals, as compatriots and as members of the human race.”

15 Reasons to Get Out of Town in May

April 29, 2017

Although there’s plenty to do in Waterloo Region in May, here are 15 events happening this month worth getting out of town for – from chart-topping rappers to the return of Edward Encarnacion. May 5-6: Father John Misty It’s been a wild ride for Josh Tillman who has grown from Fleet Foxes drummer to one of indie rock’s most fascinating singer-songwriters. Released last month, Father John Misty’s latest disc Pure Comedy has received universal acclaim, with lead single ‘Total Entertainment Forever’ featuring Macauley Culkin starring as Kurt Cobain. May 5-6, 7pm, $59.50-79.50. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street W, Toronto.