Weekend Arts Around Town (February 24 – 26)

Don’t know what to get up to this weekend? We’ve got some ideas!

February 24 @ 4PM – 9PM
Ferrari 500 Debut Art Show
Button Factory Arts
Ferrari 500 is a series of pop-up style shows featuring art for sale by local professional artists. “Race” on over for an inspiring evening of food, drink, fun, and unexpected treasures!

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Arts Around Town (Feb 10-13)

Don’t know what to get up to this weekend? We’ve got some ideas!

February 10 @ 8PM-10PM
Stories Aloud at The Button Factory
The Button Factory
The Baden Storytellers host Stories Aloud at The Button Factory, 25 Regina Street South in Waterloo on Second Fridays of the month.

February 11 @ 6:30PM-11:30PM

The Steve Holt Quartet
The Jazz Room
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Come for dinner; stay for music!
Show starts at 8:30 P.M. Ends at 11:30 P.M.
Cover Charge: $18.00 / person. (Free to annual pass holders.)

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Win Ticket’s To See Peppa’s Big Splash

Win Tickets To See Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Participate in our subscriber-exclusive contest and you could win a pair of tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash on Wednesday, April 19.

Last month, we gave away a pair of tickets to see Classic Albums Live’s concert of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust February 1. This month, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash live here for the first time on April 19.

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Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced

9 Facts You May or May Not Know About Jimi Hendrix’s Debut Album
Classic Albums Live performs The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s album, Are You Experienced

1. The Jimi Hendrix album Are You Experienced was released 50 years ago, in 1967.
2. The album is listed at #15 on Rolling Stone’s list of Top 500 Albums of all time.
3. It reached number 5 on the UK charts and attained double-platinum status in 1967.
4. The initial releases of the British and American versions of the album differed substantially. For starters, “Purple Haze” wasn’t even on the UK version.
5. Hendrix came to the US by way of the Fab Four and a group sometimes referred to as the Pre-Fab Four: Beatle Paul McCartney got Hendrix to the Monterey Pop Festival, where Monkee Micky Dolenz saw him and asked his show’s producers if Hendrix could open for their upcoming tour.
6. And so it was: in 1967, Jimi Hendrix became the opening act for The Monkees.
7. Hendrix only opened for a short time: requests to headline his own concert were coming in.
8. Reporter Keith Altham, “a kind of embedded reporter with the Hendrix London entourage,” came up with the idea of setting Hendrix’s guitar on fire.
9. Rolling Stone lists Hendrix as the 6th greatest artist of all time, just after Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles (at #1).

Here is a behind the scene video of recording Are You Experienced?:

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Brent Butt Headlines the K-W Comedy Festival

Brent Butt Headlines the K-W Comedy Festival
One of Canada’s Funniest Men Will be Here Next Month

Brent Butt understands Canada: born and raised in the small farming community of Tisdale, Saskatchewan (population 3000), he’s travelled across the country and back more times than Corner Gas had guest stars. (Among them, by the way, were Gordon Pinsent, Michael Bublé, Kiefer Sutherland, David Suzuki, Colin Mochrie, Jann Arden, Vicki Gabereau, Seamus O’Regan,…well, you get the point.)

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Said The Whale – New Album

Canadian Indie Group Going on 10 Years, Releases New Album
Said the Whale performs here as part of our OnStage series

Said the Whale is another star in the Canadian indie rock sky. They formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft.

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Photos of the Secret Corners of Humanity

Photos of the Secret Corners of Humanity
National Geographic’s tenacious photojournalist Jodi Cobb is here in March

Jodi Cobb has brought us some of the most incredible stories of our time, exposing mysterious practices and cultures and revealing the humanity – and sometimes inhumanity – behind them.

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Weekend Arts Around Town (February 3 – 5)

Don’t know what to get up to this weekend? We’ve got some ideas!

February 3 – 5 @
KW Musical Productions Presents Seussical the Musical
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
All your favourite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life in this imaginative musical adventure for the whole family!

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Arts Around Town (Jan 20 – 22)

Not sure what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered with some great events in our weekly arts around town!

January 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Autobahn
THE JAZZ ROOM at the Huether Hotel
59 King St. N.
Waterloo, ON
N2J 2X2
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Come for dinner; stay for music!
Music starts at 8:30 P.M. Ends at 11:30 P.M.

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Arts Around Town (Jan 13 – 15)

Not sure what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered with some fun, family friendly events in the Kitchener-Waterloo region!

January 13, 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
International Blues Competition Fundraiser at The Blue Moon in Petersburg
2017 IBC Fundraiser will be at The Blue Moon in Petersburg, ON on Friday, January 13, 2017. The doors open at 7:00PM, and the event should get underway around 8:00PM. Funds will go to helping bands compete this January/February at the Memphis, TN International Blues Competition.

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