Come out to the Fashion History Museum July 12 - December 17 to see the exhibition featuring dresses and accessories from the period when Jane Austen was actively writing and reflect the world around her: A shifting class system, mad leaders, waves of refugees, unwinnable foreign wars, massive changes in technology, and the rise of informal attire -- sound familiar?
BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA & SOUTH ASIA - CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Sep 25, 2017
- All Day
Jan 07, 2018 - All Day
Butterflies of India & South Asia - Special Exhibition
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
September 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Discover thousands of freely flying butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory, including a special exhibition of Butterflies of India & South Asia. See them flying for a limited time: September 25th through to January 7th, 2018. Butterflies to look for include the Lime Swollowtail (Papilio demoleus), the Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia), the Malay Cruiser (Vindula dejone), and many more. This special exhibition of free flying Indian and South Asian butterflies is in conjuntion with Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, on display in the galleries. www.cambridgebutterfly.com
ORNAMENTING THE ORDINARY - CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Sep 25, 2017
- All Day
Jan 07, 2018 - All Day
On loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia showcases the artistic styles, craftsmanship, and craft traditions of South Asia's many culturally diverse regions. This newest addition to the roster of travelling exhibitions also explores the interaction between South Asia and the rest of the world.,
Marianne Burlew: Twinning at Cambridge Art Galleries Idea Exchange Preston
Our bodies affect our selves in such intricate and complex ways. Marianne Burlew’s research focuses on the body’s connection to identity and uses the language of sensation to bridge abstract concepts of self into tangibility. Each installation combines video, sound, sculpture, and furniture in an open arrangement.
STUDIO 30's Annual Exhibition Join us at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts' current featured exhibition.
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 22 6-8pm
November 22-December 15, 2017
Featuring: Betsy Ackford , Lilly Lummiss ,Rosalind Amorin, Ida Pearson, Elizabeth Bell, Sandra Ridsdale, Maureen Brissett, Tiina Price, Carol Chesney, Tom Samolczyk, Ann Harvey, Jill Summerhayes, Marianne Hiff, Evelyn Sullivan Marnie Kelly,Florence Thomlison, Sheila Langdown, Glee Walker, John Lewington and Marguerite Ward.
Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Drayton Entertainment Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
An Enchanted Family Musical
Nov 22 to Jan 7, matinees at 2pm, evening performances at 7pm at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
Disney’s most popular musical is a true international sensation, captivating 35 million people worldwide with its entertaining blend of romance and magic.n if he finds his one true love before the last petal falls off an enchanted rose. He meets his match in a strong-willed young woman named Belle, the daughter of an eccentric local inventor. But can the Beauty tame the Beast and see the truth beneath his physical appearance before time runs out?
With stirring musical numbers like “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” this lavish production radiates with sweetness and light. Discover the redemptive power of love with a charming story that will warm your heart and affirm your faith in miracles.
For more information, visit: www.draytonentertainment.com
The Whole Shebang at Idea Exchange, Queen's Sq. November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018 seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth preserving and what isn’t? What happens when the trajectory of a collection changes? Is there a point when collections overstep their mandate? For the duration of this research project, the vaults will be emptied and every work in Cambridge Art Galleries’ collection of 200+ works will be on display simultaneously and all within the same gallery space. Drawing attention to the volume of works as well as the tools and materials used to protect them, Cambridge Art Galleries is not only displaying a collection spanning 30 years but presenting an opportunity to rethink what it means to collect, the policies around such an enterprise, the logistics of objecthood, and whether or not collecting should still be a relevant and active practice.
Research and Tour Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday: 2:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday and Monday by appointment
for website link click on more info
At My Table at Design at Riverside Gallery Opening: Monday, November 27, 7:00pm
At My Table presents the exceptional, the quirky and the essential for the modern cook and host/hostess. Highlighting innovative international and Canadian products including an eco-section to consider a lighter footprint in the kitchen. Discover a spectrum of modern and historical designs in tableware, barware, cookware, and small kitchen appliances from lesser known sources, as well as some of the biggest and most iconic names in the business.
FLIGHT OF WHITE: EXPERIENCE A SNOWFALL OF BUTTERFLIES
Dec 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Jan 28, 2018 5:00 PM
Come to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory from December 1st to January 28th to see this truly unique holiday exhibit transforming the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring 1000's of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory.
CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Dec 01, 2017 7:30 PM
Dec 01, 2017 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: The Nutcracker at Forward Baptist Church.
Come and celebrate a Cambridge seasonal tradition of a timeless classical masterpiece.
In partnership with the Cambridge Centre for the Arts.
Support the K of C New Toys for needy Kids Campaign; bring a new unwrapped toy
"Bob's Your Elf"
by Norm Foster
Directed by Jude Winterbottom
Evenings: November 24, 25, December 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2017
Matinee: December 3, 2017
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
An elf named Bob is banished from the North Pole to learn a lesson about co-operation.
Because of his bad attitude, Santa sends him to a small town to help with a Christmas Pageant. Here Bob is faced with bumbling amateur actors who are doing their best to put on the best darn
Christmas show their town has ever seen. Hilarious comedy to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
615 King St. E. Central Park is transformed into a whimsical wonderment of candy and magic.
Enjoy the lights and décor of Candyland from December 2 to January 2, 2018. Take a walk through Central Park (615 King Street East), and enjoy the light displays and candy-themed decorations and bring your skates!
Neighbourhood Soup at Design at Riverside
Our society is food obsessed, but what if you don't have enough? Join us for thought provoking conversations with people and organizations who's innovative solutions serve the most vulnerable among us. A new guest each hour will help us see food differently.
Enjoy a short, informal talk at the top of each hour and stick around for mingling over a bowl of soup generously provided by Food Not Bombs and bread provided by City Bakery.
Free admission, pay-what-you-can can for soup.
11:00am – Food Not Bombs
12:00pm – Farm to Fork
1:00pm – McQuesten Urban Farm
2:00pm – feedfive
Food Not Bombs
Each Saturday, Food Not Bombs picks up donated food from grocery stores, cooks fresh vegan meals, and serves these meals to the community for free!
Farm to Fork
Farm-to-Fork.ca is designed to connect emergency food providers and food donors; increasing the quality & quantity of food donated to those in need.
McQuesten Urban Farm
As part of an initiative to increase food security in the McQuesten area of Hamilton, we are developing a plan to create an urban farm in the green space behind the former St. Helens school. Not only will this farm address the issue of securing a nutritious and sustainable food source for the community, but it will also create a positive change in the community by providing an outlet for citizens of all ages, adding economic value to the community, and fostering strong bonds between residents in McQuesten.
Filled with a heart to serve the hungry, but challenged by the cost of the meal ingredients, feedfive was created with a sole mission: To provide wholesome meals to those who can't afford them. We accomplish this by selling our super soft t-shirts and matching every t-shirt sold with five full meals served to five hungry people. No complicated formulas, it's simple; you buy a t-shirt, we cook and serve five meals on your behalf.
Cost: Free admission, pay-what-you-can for soup.
DECEMBER STAY AND PLAY IDEA EXCHANGE- ALL LOCATIONS
Dec 04, 2017 10:00 AM
Dec 15, 2017 12:00 PM
Let your imagination soar at all locations of Idea Exchange in Cambridge, Monday to Friday December 4-15, 10am-12pm! We've lined up new discovery stations for each day. Play with toys, make something for the holidays, play a game, build a tower - there are so many possibilities!
Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange Preston Dec. 4-15 10am-12pm! We've lined up new discovery stations for each day. Play with toys, make something for the holidays, play a game, build a tower - there are so many possibilities!
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE - WATERLOO REGION CHILDRENS SAFETY VILLAGE
Dec 07, 2017 5:30 PM
Dec 07, 2017 9:30 PM
Come out and see the Children’s Safety Village like you’ve never seen it before. Listen to a story with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, take part in seasonal arts and crafts or stroll through the village to see the sparkles from more than 3000 lights bulbs. The event runs regardless of weather, be sure to wear appropriate clothing.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST various entry times, cost is 3.00,
purchase tickets in advance at www.waterlooregioncsv.com
CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT
Dec 07, 2017 7:00 PM
Dec 07, 2017 9:00 PM
Christmas in Cambridge Phil Kline's Unsilent Night
A modern twist on caroling, all ages can enjoy walking through downtown Cambridge with thousands of participants. Download the caroling music and share it through your MP3 player or portable CD player!
CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Dec 09, 2017 7:30 PM
Dec 09, 2017 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents This very special holiday concert at Knox’s Galt Presbyterian Church. It will be sure to lift your holiday spirits. By popular demand a mass choir drawn from local churches will once again add to this festive occasion.
Soprano Stephanie DeCiantis will be sure to inspire!
At McDougall Cottage one special day a month, they invite children (ages three and up) to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. $3 per child, adults, no charge.December 10, drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cambridge Kips Gymnastics Club
Winter Camp - January 2 to 5, 2018
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the gymnastics is so delightful!
And since there's no school to go, let us flip, let us flip, let us flip!
Ring in the new year and join us for our Winter Camp 2018. Gymnastics, trampoline, games, crafts and lots of fun!
Where: 1458 Hamilton St., Cambridge (behind the Preston Auditorium)
for more information & to register visit www.cambridgekips.ca or click on more info. for link
Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 5, 10:00am – 4:00pm, All Idea Exchange locations
Explore all things Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at Idea Exchange! STEM Week is for kids of all ages who want to dive into experiments, explore exciting projects, be creative and try their hand at innovative technologies.
Let go of your exam stress with chair meditation at Idea Exchange Clemens Mill on Wed. January 17, 6-7pm and Thurs. January 18, 3-4pm. Learn techniques of breathing and visualization to help you through the pressure of exams.
Please join us at Idea Exchange Queens Square Studio for the inaugural screening of The Legacy Project, a moving documentary film that follows seniors and youth as they share traditions of drum making, cooking, and harvesting. Fundamentally celebrating the exchange of
wisdom and ritual between cultures and generations, the film was a collaboration between Cambridge Art Galleries, community seniors organizations, and filmmakers Gary Kirkham and Dwight Storring. This remarkable project, developed as a response to Canada’s sesquicentennial
anniversary, transcended barriers between generations and cultures within our community to create an inspiring and enduring legacy heirloom. Filmed on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnawbe and Neutral peoples, this project was made possible through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant and by support from our community partners: Stirling Heights Long Term Care, Chartwell Queen’s Square Retirement Residence, and the Cambridge Gleaners.
Cambridge Centre for the Arts Sunday January 21 1:30-3:00pm. Don't miss this classic story of a hapless apprentice and a powerful magician. This exciting performance is full of visual illusions, puppetry, circus arts and a ton of laughs!
"Becky's New Car"
by Steven Dietz
Directed by David MacMillan
Evenings: January 26, 27, February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018
Matinee: February 4, 2018
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
A fork in the road often appears when you least expect it, and in the most unlikely way. When this happens to Becky, she finds that despite what she thinks is the obvious choice, it becomes clear that it’s not nearly so apparent. She suddenly has thoughts she never believed she could have, and maybe even the ability to act on them. Does this fork in the road become a turning point in the life of this middle-aged, happily married average woman? ‘Becky’s New Car’ is a play
about options and their repercussions, choices that can lead to the point of no return.
Funny, heart-warming and thoughtful, you will leave the theatre with
your own thoughts and the choices you would make, given the chance
Celebrate Family Literacy with us at Idea Exchange Queen's Square on Saturday January 27th, 10:30-3:30pm! There will be fun and engaging literacy-based activities for the whole family to explore at this SPECIAL Literacy Day, Stay and Play!
ARTSSMARTS WATERLOO REGION: 10 YEARS NEW HOME, NEW BEGINNINGS
Feb 05, 2018
- All Day
Apr 08, 2018 - All Day
What happens when we use the arts to teach math, social studies or science? Magic. For 10 years ArtsSmarts Waterloo Region has been fostering equity and inclusion in classrooms by giving students a new set of tools to express their learning. We are proud to announce that we are the new home for ArtsSmarts in the Region. Join us in the Preston gallery Feb. 5- April 8 as we celebrate 10 years of student achievement with a selection of past project examples from schools across the Region.
Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition
Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and
unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do? Design at Riverside Gallery
Opening: Monday, February 5, 6:30pm
Structured around the Waterloo School of Architecture’s six areas of architectural
pedagogy – Design Studio, Cultural History + Theory, Environment + Technology,
Visual + Digital Media, Landscape + Urbanism, and Co-operative Education
This exhibition will place the work of innovative alumni in dialogue with
the work of ground-breaking architectural practitioners and academics. This
conversation of artefacts and texts is being staged in order to raise questions
about how architectural education can address our turbulent world with an
emerging cultural and technical knowledge equal to the challenge it faces.
Monday to Friday 12:00 to 5:00
Saturday 10:00 to 12:30, 1:00 to 5:00
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00
CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: COME FLY WITH ME
Feb 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Feb 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Celebrate with The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra the most romantic day of the year with a loving tribute to the world’s best crooners – legendary performers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Paul Anka and more! Performed at Hamilton Family Cambridge Theatre (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge)
Treat your Valentine to a truly special evening in Paradise at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory on February 14th 5:30 and 7:30pm! Take a romantic stroll through the tropical gardens & then savour a gourmet four course dinner.
Join us at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory during Family Day weekend February 17-19. Regular Admission applies
Plus - take part in the Hug-a-Bug INSECT PETTING ZOO! You'll discover cool critters such as:
Malaysian Jungle Nymphs
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Thorny Devil stick bugs
Tailed Whip Scorpions
Spiny Stick Bugs
Crawlyback beetle grubs
Get your game on at this special Stay and Play for the Family Day weekend at Idea Exchange Queen's Square On Saturday February 17, from 10:30am-3:30pm. Whether you like BIG games, board games or tech toys, come try them all – we’ve got games and gadgets galore!
Cambridge Centre for the Arts Sunday February 18 1:30-3:00pm. Globetrotting Greg Tarlin is back with his comedic act and absurd talent for juggling. This energetic variety show involves audience participation and is geared for the entire family.
ESCAPE ROOM: TOTALLY RADICAL 80'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
Feb 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Feb 22, 2018 8:30 PM
Take a nostalgic journey back in time with the Totally Radical 80’s Time Travel Adventure Escape Room at Idea Exchange Queens Square. Work your way through some wicked righteous clues with your friends Super Mario, Carmen Sandiego and Mavis Beacon. Ages: 14+
Registration: 6-8 people are required per session. Sessions start at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm
Online: Please note that an email address is required for online registration. By phone: Call 519.621.0460
In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location
A dazzling alchemy of charms and curiosities, fabled food and fantastical feats.
Come one, come all, the circus calls! The Ringmaster struts the floors and sets the stages... Magicians, musicians, mystics, muses, acts by the marvelous and mighty, dancers, minstrels, poets, miraculous elixirs and menus. Cotton candy, capes, costumes, confetti, contests, and clowns. Tents, tricks, tastings, travelling troupes, and magic trunks. These are but a few things you may find to cheer, when out of the dark, a Night Circus will appear.
Food and drink tickets available for purchase at the event.
Please note: Night Circus is a ticketed event for adults 19+ only. Guests will be asked for valid ID (government-issued with photo and date of birth) prior to admittance. Please note bags may be subject to inspection.
$40 Pre-Sale (November 15 to December 31)
$40 Students, Artists
Buy tickets online. In person at all Idea Exchange locations or by phone: 519.621.0460
All proceeds support Cambridge Art Galleries.