DOWNTOWN KITCHENER
  
APRIL 2017

ICYMI while celebrating your inner Irishness, Settlement Co. opened their second local outpost at the corner of King & Victoria in mid-March. So what does a baby blue VW Bug suspended in mid-air have to do with making excellent coffee? It's a question best contemplated with a steaming cup and a sweet treat in hand...

And perhaps you've been too busy gorging at delicious local restaurants (dreaming of patio weather) to notice the new spot to shop for food in DTK! J&P Grocery opened its doors off of Goudies Lane on March 22nd, and they've quickly become a go-to stop for downtownees. Read about their recent opening in the Kitchener Post

Beyond stylish caffeine or kitchen supplies, there's also tons happening in April!

    
  

KITCHENER COMIC CON GROWS

A weekend of live action exhibits & collectibles, Settlers of Catan & Tetris tourneys, cosplay & drawing contests, plus special guests like homegrown stuntman Alex Armbruster & master cosplayer Ammie Chan on April 1st & 2nd! |DETAILS|
  A COSMIC EXPERIENCE AT KWAG
For one night only, K-W Art Gallery will transform into an ever-morphing art party featuring an installation by Jenn E Norton & Steph Yates, an augmented reality scavenger hunt, tarot card readings, a growing origami geode & more! |DETAILS|
  
DIY BEAUTY AT DESCENDANTS
The Eco Well hosts an afternoon workshop about natural skin care and ingredients on April 8th, featuring the chance to make and take a vegan salve, facial serum and face mask, and raising funds in support of the House of Friendship| DETAILS |
  SAFE SPACE TO SHARE STRUGGLES
Join a series of four 2-hour weekly group workshops starting on April 18th, facilitated by art/psychotherapists Leanne Sawchuk & Jazmine Tufford-Singh and developed to create connection instead of isolation and to inspire reflective growth. |DETAILS|
  
+ MORE AWESOME DTK EVENTS!
SAT APR 1st, 3-4pm |  International Pillow Fight Day
BYO pillow to Victoria Park's clock tower & swing softly at Kitchener's 7th annual!

SAT APR 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 9pm | Five Weeks for Miles 
5 quintets led by Brownman Ali take on 5 eras of Miles Davis' art at The Boathouse. 

WED APR 19th, 7-8:30pm | Nature in the City: Invasive Plants
Kellie Sherman explains how not to unleash invasive species on your garden.

FRI APR 21st, 2pm | 20-Minute Makeover
Celebrate Earth Day by giving the environment around you a quick spring cleanup. 

See the winners of the City's annual emerging filmmakers showcase at KPL.

SAT APR 29th |  Old Dominion & SUN APR 30th | Dean Brody
Back-to-back nights of country music trailblazers on Centre in the Square's stage.

+ FIND MORE EVENTS on the  Downtown Kitchener BIA's facebook page 

  SAVE THE DATE: FRI MAY 26th 7-11pm
 
The second annual LUNA Holistic Night Market takes over Carl Zehr Square & King St. in front of City Hall with 40+ vendor booths filled by indie designers, eco-friendly products and alternatives healers, plus live music! |DETAILS| 
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