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.
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.
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.
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.
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