Hubs and Happenings 2014 - Civic Polis

All great things happen at Civic Polis, which is inside/out of City Hall and directly in front of City Hall on King St. With Café Pyrus as a bonus who offering up nothing less than True Bliss. The heart of Summer Lights Festival, you can find the Welcome Centre, BikeKitchener tours, Volunteer Check In, stop for the LUX Bus (which is free between uptown and downtown) and the fantabulous happenings! Here you can get maps, ask questions, hang out or get printed schedules.

#SLFCIVICPOLIS  #SLFKW  #KWawesome

 

Civic Polis, Art Parc, Corners

EVENTPEEKS

EventPeeks LIVE Social Media Wall-Check It Out by being part of it! #SLFKW or by sharing your vine videos. See it all LIVE at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, in the Rotunda of Kitchener City Hall, or at the Kitchener Waterloo Public Art Gallery. Connect and Share the Love!

Check out the LIVE social media wall.

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Hubs, Spokes, Folks!

Cafe Pyrus | @cafepyruskw | Facebook

Cafe Pyrus is the place to kick off your start to Summer Lights Festival. Bring your bike, or get one from Community Access Bicycles, get your map and directions and become part of the Art Fest...don't just observe it! Free coffee and juice, Photo Race, Alleycat and amazing bike displays!

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Civic Polis, Art Parc, Corners, Le Village, Square 2.0

The LUXE Bus

CHC Realty | @LuxeWaterloo | Facebook

Jump on The Luxe Bus for a free ride between Kitchener and Waterloo! Sit back, relax, and listen to some live music while you're transported between the Summer Lights Festival Hubs! Brought to you by CHC Student Housing, the owners of Waterloo's premier student housing buildings, Luxe I & II. Bus leaves Civic Polis (at King and College in Kitchener) and Square 2.0 (King at Willis Way in Waterloo) every half an hour starting at 8:30pm. Last pick-up is at 1:30am. *Last bus leaving for Art Parc/KWAG departs at 12:30am.

Stops include:

  • Civic Polis (King and College)
  • Art Parc (KWAG)
  • Le Village (Princess at Regina)
  • Corners (Erb and Carolyn)
  • Square 2.0 (King at Willis Way)

Click here to download a map of the Luxe Bus route (PDF)

 

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Night of the Living Dead – the original zombie movie! - with a live & original soundtrack performed by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic

VOC Silent Film Harmonic | Facebook

THIS is the zombie flick that started it all.  This classic will be presented as a silent film - subtitled and with live music from the VOC!  The music will be an eclectic mix of funk, jazz, blues, and epic space rock.  Come in your best zombie dudes, bring your blankets, chairs, or a picnic/midnight snack of human flesh!

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The Realtors will get you dancing with their crazy mix of upbeat songs!!

The Realtors

An eclectic mix of fun cover tunes from Bob Marley to Nine Inch Nails, Maroon 5 to Led Zeppelin, Shakira to Weezer all performed by three guys with beards.  Adrian Jones, Kim Regimbal and Dave Jones have been playing together for almost 20 years.  They can also be found playing original music with their band snack! (with a fourth member that does not have a beard.)

View the Stages Schedule

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Civic Polis, Square 2.0

Welcome Centre

Grab a map or a schedule, ask a question, or come hang out. Welcome Centre is the Sumer Lights Festival Headquarters!

*Luxe bus leaves outside the Headquarters 

 

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Bike Tours

BikeKitchener | Facebook

You can bring your bike or borrow one from CAB for FREE. Explore Summer Lights Festival: hop on/ hop off and check out all the cool happenings. 

All rides start at BikeKitchener Headquarters on King Street in front of City Hall.  

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Our World Music Festival

OUR WORLD FESTIVAL

Join us for an evening of music under the starry sky, 8pm to 10pm at the Kitchener City Hall Civic Square, PLUS a movie at midnight! Celebrate the diversity of our community with Tapestry.

8pm ~ Chasaya Sichilima Band - Zambian Soul
9pm ~ Steel City Rovers - New Celtic
10pm ~ Alysha Brilla Band - World meets Pop

View the Stages Schedule

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BIkeKitchener Roundabout

BikeKitchener | Facebook

Jump on a guided bike tour led by a CAN-BIKE 2 certified instructor and enter to win a bike to be given away during the Summer Lights Festival as part of the BIkeKitchener Challenge.

Lots of giveaways, including Community Access Bikeshare (CAB) memberships. To learn more about the Challenge and the 13 ways you can enter to win, visit BikeKitchener #20bikes2win.

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Solar Collector: Explore the Sculpture

Region of Waterloo | @RegionWaterloo | Facebook

Explore and interact with the Solar Collector! This solar-powered and interactive sculpture is made up of twelve shimmering metal shafts that rise at surprising angles from a grassy hill in front of the Regional Operations Centre in Cambridge. Each piece of the sculpture has been positioned to reflect the angles of the sun through the year. Come out and help to choreograph the sculpture's nightly performance via the web - from the rotunda at Kitchener City Hall. You can even watch your squence on a live webcam.

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SpeakEasy: Red stone and other tales

Rick Haldenby (City of Kitchener)

The award winning Rick Haldenby presents a SpeakEasy style talk in the Rotunda of Kitchener City Hall in which he tells off beat stories of the people, politics, truth, lies, architecture and mythology that haunt a great building.Part of Building Waterloo Region

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Bike-a-photo

Nik Harron

Talented local artist nik harron will be capturing photos for BikeKitchener. Show us your best bike look.

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Civic Polis, Square 2.0

The Gallows by SWINTAK

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

SWINTAK (Toronto), The Gallows is a performance where the artist will sleep and do bedtime activities during the day in public spaces on a roaming bed that will roll and float throughout Kitchener and Waterloo.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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CITY HALL by Dylan Reibling

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Dylan Riebling (Toronto), CITY HALL is a video projection on the Cube, high above the Kitchener City Hall. In the projection a familiar image stands prominently and gradually disappears. The process of erosion evokes the past - if not a memory.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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Exegi monumentum aere perennius by Seripop: Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Seripop: Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum (Montreal), Exegi monumentum aere perennius is a large immersive paper installation at the Victoria Park Clock Tower.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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Civic Polis, Square 2.0

Pype Supersystem by Sara Graham

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Sara Graham (Vancouver), Pype Supersystem is three yellow pipe sculptures installed around Kitchener and Waterloo, made with the assistance of City of Kitchener hydro and gas department.

Waterloo Civic Square, Tannery Communitech Hub, and City of Kitchener sidewalk planter.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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House and Universe: Sphere and Cube by Mary Mattingly

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Mary Mattingly (New York), House and Universe: Sphere and Cube is two sculptures - a large sphere and a large cube, consisting of the artist’s personal possessions bound together with rope. On June 21st the artist will roll her boulder of personal possessions along King Street from Kitchener City Hall to Waterloo Public Square. Video showing elements of the sculptures will be presented on The Cube, Kitchener City Hall.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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Constricycles by Jefferson Campbell-Cooper

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Jefferson Campbell-Cooper (Hillsburg, ON), Constricycles two tractor trailer replicas (a dumptruck and a front-end loader) constructed from salvaged bicycle parts. Vehicles are operated by pedal power to move modest amount of materials. On June 21, the artist will be animating the vehicles at Kitchener City Hall Civic Square and along King Street.

Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.

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Share the Experience

Summer Lights Festival Radio

Tune in at Radiolaurier.com or click here to stream starting at 8pm.

Respecting the Process

Respecting the Process aims to honour the personal progression of motivating people & inspire with their stories. Check out RtP produced video content showcasing SLF participants.

ChalkThoughts

Chalkthoughts is striving to provide high quality chalk art photos and to inspire people of all ages to “create art anywhere”. Look for Chalkthoughts during the festival and don't forget to submit your Chalkthoughts.

PictureThis App

Participate in interactive photo challenges during SLF and beyond.

Eventpeeks

Tweet your pics to #SLFKW and check them out on the live Eventpeeks wall, also projected on real walls during the festival both UpTown and Downtown.

Social Media

Join us! Tag your tweets with #SLFKW.

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