What To Do Victoria Day Weekend in Kitchener
May two-four is the unofficial kick off to summer. Give us Canadians a three-day weekend and some half-decent weather and we are good to go. If you haven’t fully planned it yet, here are some recommendations on what to do Victoria Day weekend in Kitchener.
What: The Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomemon that raises silliness to an art form. Monty Python’s tongue-in-cheek retelling of the classic tale of Camelot follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their infamous quest for the Holy Grail. This clever parody is packed with such unforgettable musical numbers as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This,” “I Am Not Dead Yet,” and “The Diva’s Lament (Whatever Happened to My Part?)”.
Where: Dunfield Theatre – 46 Grand Ave S, Cambridge
When: Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Cost: $34; $25 youth
What: Join violinist Aisslinn Nosky of Tafelmusik and Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, and special guests from the KWS string section as they explore a variety of works by the composers who influenced the great Felix Mendelssohn. Learn why Mendelssohn could be considered the first Early Music specialist. Featuring works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Mendelssohn himself.
Where: Central Presbyterian Church – 7 Queen’s Square, Cambridge
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 pm
Cost: $35; $14 for students
What: Though non-textual, dance is a language that narrates the memory of the body. In this new work, multi-disciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes posits that stillness and static movements are signs of active endurance, power and hegemony. Central to KW|AG's exhibition is Standing Leg, a document of an endurance solo originally created and performed by Fernandes. This work references the artist's past research on power dynamics seen through the histories of post-colonial violence and struggle. Trained in both ballet and modern dance, Fernandes revisits the hierarchical order of ballet and the historical use of stretching devices to manipulate the body towards a vision of 'the ideal'. In both video documents and sculpture, tension and fragility become apparent. The body tires, but it endures.
Where: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery – 101 Queen St N, Kitchener
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm
**What: **Experience the world as it was millions of years ago. This exhibit will reveal the interdependence between the species, their environment, and the forces that shaped both their life and extinction. Through new, technology-based interactive stations you will get to see the world through the eyes of different dinosaurs, learn how a Pterosaur flies, and walk among these giants.
Where: Themuseum – 10 King St W
When: Monday, May 18, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $8.95 - $11.95