Weekend Arts Around Town (January 22 – 24)

Don’t know what to do this weekend? If you’re not heading to The Centre this weekend for Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, or the sold-out performance of OGO: Le Théâtre des Petites Âmes we’ve got a few ideas:

Friday, January 22 @ 8 PM – 10PM
Exhibition Opening – The Fifth World
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
This year’s exhibit of The Fifth World is curated by Wanda Nanibush to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Tribe Inc. a Saskatoon-based centre for evolving Aboriginal media, visual and performing arts. The Fifth World marks out a new consciousness within humanity where we begin to relearn our responsibilities after being humbled by disasters of our own creation. “The world that the capitalists envision is the one-world economy, that is their fifth world. But the fifth world is a new consciousness in the hearts of all human beings, the idea that the earth is shared and finite, and that we are naturally connected to the earth and with one another,” writes Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko about her concept of the Fifth World from her novel Almanac of the Dead which inspired the title of this exhibition.

January 23 & 24 @ 11AM – 5PM
Snow Graffiti Weekend
Waterloo Region Museum
Spend the day at Waterloo Region Museum for barrels of winter fun. There are lots of options for fun this weekend both indoors and outdoors! Dress to be indoors to play some winter themed games such as human snow blower, snowman bowling and many more or dress warm and meet us outside to make snow graffiti!

Sunday, January 24 @ 10AM – 4.30PM
Waterloo Region Annual Family Literacy Day
Conestoga Mall
Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Head over to Conestoga Mall with your family to explore and enjoy literacy.

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