DOWNTOWN KITCHENER
Photo by Darin White _makebright.com_
  
MARCH 2017

Before we chip away at another month of excitement and intrigue in DTK, the City of Kitchener is proud to announce its 2017 Artist in Residence, Julie Sperling. The mosaic artist's project, Climate In Pieces: From Art to Action , will engage people in making small pieces that represent steps toward reducing our carbon footprints.

And whether it behaves more like a lion or lamb, March is light on fluff. From the return of K-W Comedy Festival and Hockeytown to events inspired by International Women's Day or Irish heritage, you'll have a beast of a time laying low this month. 
 
    
  

BUST A GUT + MEET GUT-BUSTERS

This year's headliner Brent Butt and 7 other great comics will aim to leave the opening night gala crowd in stitches this Thursday, March 2nd at Centre in the Square. Keep the giggles going and meet some of the gala performers at the after party , hosted by TWH Social at 11pm and featuring live music by Craig & Danica.

Catch another round of laughs on Friday and Saturday at The Registry Theatre (including at the Family Variety Show with Miss Behave at 2pm on March 4th), or at a special screening of The Comedian's Guide to Survival followed by more stand up at the Apollo Cinema on Saturday night. |DETAILS|

+ congrats to our ticket giveaway winners Sheila, LauraPete, Maria & Andrew!
  HOCKEYTOWN WINTER CLASSIC
 
Intrepid teams of Kitchener Minor Hockey tykes will compete for a chance to hoist the Mayor's Cup on Saturday, March 4th from 10am-4pm. Inflatable play areas indoors, more sporty games and a charity BBQ round out the family fun. |DETAILS|
  
LET YOUR IRISH EYES SMILE
Your emerald-hued attire may be picked out, but where will you go to toast the luck (and culture) of the Irish on March 17th? From jam sessions to traditional dancers to $5 pints to kid-friendly activities, plan your festivities with this guide.  | DETAILS |
  DIY @ KPL
 
Be inspired by other makers, designers, musicians & creators who are using Studio Central's tech and tools. Learn about music editing or 3D-printed jewellery, explore virtual reality or meet KPL's in-house makers, all for free. |DETAILS|
  
+ MORE AWESOME DTK EVENTS!
SAT MAR 4th, 8pm-2am | Bachateando con Salsa charity event 
Dance to raise funds in support of vulnerable children & seniors at The Guanaquita. 

WED MAR 8th, 6-8:30pm | Change the Ratio Waterloo Region 
Help Hive WR celebrate International Women's Day by tackling bro culture in tech.

SAT MAR 11th, 11am-5pm | StylFrugal Closing Party
Kiss this consignment gem goodbye and hunt down $5 deals (starting March 1st).

SAT MAR 11th, 12-3pm | Nevertheless, She Persisted 
NextGenWR's pop-up gathering at City Hall presents a panel, table talks & more. 

THU MAR 23rd, 7:30-10:30pm | Illuminative Forest  
Art, music, tech & storytelling converge in the form of 17 spirit tree sculptures.

THU MAR 30th, 7:30-9:30pm | Stranger in a Strange Land with Jodi Cobb
Follow a veteran National Geographic photographer's quest at Centre in the Square.

+ FIND MORE EVENTS on the  Downtown Kitchener BIA's facebook page ( including concerts by 3 Doors Down , Tom Cochrane & Alan Doyle

  CALL FOR VISUAL CONTRIBUTORS
 
How would you animate the acronym DTK to capture downtown Kitchener's spirit, character or vibe? We're searching for animators, illustrators, image-makers and Photoshop hobbyists to provide good answers. Help spread the word! |DETAILS| 
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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