DOWNTOWN KITCHENER
  
FEBRUARY 2017

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Shape DTK 2020 consultations, including the highly engaged crowd of 200 at our community forum on Jan. 17th (pictured above). Read downtownee Kayla Zawiski's take on it.

As we work on turning your feedback into an exciting new action plan, there are plenty of ways to keep your support and enthusiasm for DTK flowing. February offers artistic trips into marginalized communities, fundraisers that give boosts to local change agents, at least one belly-busting food & drink spread, and many other ways to stir your creative juices. So b undle up & keep embracing your community! 
 
    
  

A SLICE OF SYRIAN EXPERIENCE 

MT Space presents Adrenaline, an original piece about the psychological scars of war and loss by Syrian theatre artist Ahmad Mire'e, and Sultan Basha, a one-woman show reflecting on the Syrian Revolution, from Feb. 16-18th. |DETAILS|
  DUELLING PIANOS TO DO GOOD
 
The 5th instalment of PlugIn's philanthropic event series turns the Walper Hotel's newly renovated 2nd-floor lounge into a friendly improvisational competition, with duelling piano players taking requests, cracking jokes & facing off. |DETAILS|
  
KWAG'S FEAST FOR THE SENSES 
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery's 5th annual Feast event features Pow Wow Cafe chef Shawn Adler creating tapas-style food & drink pairings that draw inspiration from the current exhibit of Kent Monkman's  The Four Continents. | DETAILS |
  10 CHEFS x 10 BREWERS = 100% YUM!
 
Tickets to THEMUSEUM's latest food and drink extravaganza include 4oz samples from each participating restaurant and brewery (plus the chance to vote for your favourites), entry to all exhibitions and music by John McKinley Band. |DETAILS|
  
+ MORE AWESOME DTK EVENTS!
WED FEB 1st, 8-11pm |  Xu Shaoyang + Eiyn Sof + Man meets Bear
The Yeti hosts one of K-W's most stunning songsmiths and 2 experimental visitors. 

SAT FEB 4th, 7pm-1am | Stone Soup 3  
Art, music and a silent auction to raise funds for the Sexual Assault Support Centre.

SAT FEB 4th, 5-9pm | Shake-n-Skate 
Free, family-friendly skating party, with DJs spinning funk, drum & bass, & more.

SAT FEB 11th, 8:30pm-1am | Night Fever 
Get down with a Bee Gees cover band & a surprise performer at a secret DTK spot. 

THU FEB 16th, 7-11pm | 3 Dead Trick or Treaters 
Debut of local filmmaking phenom Torin Langen's first feature-length horror flick.

MON FEB 20th, 12-5pm | Bring on the Sunshine
City Hall's annual Family Day celebration of Africa's cultural riches & community.

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

  FRESH FLAVOURS
 
Have you dug into Downtown's new crop of businesses? 

Head to Abe Erb at the Tannery for craft beer (on tap or takeaway) & delicious food.

Stock up on supplements & holistic goods at The Golden Mean Wellness Shoppe

Eat fabulous pizza, pasta, sandwiches & salads next door at San Francisco Panini.

Hit up Cafe Joy in the East End for coffee, tea, meals & amazing cinnamon buns!
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To submit event and story ideas to be considered for potential inclusion in future versions of this e-newsletter, contact Eric.Rumble@Kitchener.ca