Hubs and Happenings 2014 - The District
From Gaukel St. to Queen St. you will find King Street closed and ready to Dance, Sing and Laugh. Your taste buds or your whistle will be met with many eateries/ cafés/ bars, you can shop with many local merchants staying open past their bedtime, and enjoy King Street come Alive at Night with some super fantabulous happenings! Check out Ontario St., Queen St for cool happenings!
Drop In and Spin!
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Watch performers of the Flow Arts whirl and twirl glowing hoops, poi, and levitation wands through the air in a mesmerizing manipulation of light and space. Then, try your hand at spinning these toys in a fun informal drop-in environment. Take a beginner mini lesson from the pros, or just have fun freestyling! Go with your Flow, and light up the night!
Straws and Connectors make a blast-o-fun on King Street! Life size creations you can be part of or just watch as people create cool structures. Tweet your pics #SLFKW
Who Makes Your Clothes?
We will showing an animation/real life footage about Fair Trade. In our display windows all the mannequins will be asking, "Who Makes Your Clothes?" and pictures of artisans will be attached to specific items in the store. There will also be Fair Trade food items to sample and Fair Trade take home information.
UW Juggling Club
UW Juggling Club
Improvisational throwing and catching of light and darkness.
Come together and recreate our downtown using play-dough with over 50 tubs of play-dough!
String Theory plays modern hits mixed with depression era jazz and trip-hop. Performing live on King Street next to Matter of Taste.
We will be performing at two different stages. We will be playing a medley of old classics and new favourites. They're all covers, so we hope to help you experience that song you know in a whole new vibing way!
NIGHT OUT/ NIGHT IN WITH ARTISAN ZONE
JOIN US! ALL WELCOME! for an open house visit! We have Llyod Walker (who is our featured artist of the month) doing a live painting demo alongside musical guest Alan (who is locally known as "Rod Stewart") performing live music.Leading up to our open house we have an all day Graffiti workshop event lead by Hespeler renowned artist Woody Woodfield. Amongst the additional aspects to the night, as usual our gallery space will be open for viewing and purchasing.
KW Poetry Slam Stage
Snap, clap, stomp and cheer along to high-energy spoken word and poetry performances that will surely engage, enrage and entertain! The KW Poetry Slam will bring some of their favourite poets to the Summer Lights Festival stage.
Malarkey Tours and Malarkey Art
Malarkey Tours will intrigue you, envelope your senses and make your brain hurt while learning and laughing.
Malarkey Art will make you ponder, laugh and cry.
James Nye: LIVE Painting
James Nye's studio is located on Ontario Street North alongside Fine Feathers, Styl Frugal, Little Mushroom and Nom Nom Treats. He will be painting LIVE out on the street for all to see. Known for his wanderlust, don't be surprised if you see him on King Street too! Keep an eye out for the guy with the easles.
GAME ON! with Nerd Nite KW
Join your friends from Nerd Nite KW and play the geekiest games in town! Get your Trek on by playing the Star Trek starship bridge simulator game Artemis as well as a wide assortment of extra geeky table top games. Our special musical geek guests are local artists Woot Suit Riot. Be there and be square! Find us at the La Fontaine room at the Walper Hotel.
StylFrugaling on FUNtario Street
During your Summer Lights Festival experience, stop by FUNtario Street to take part of our giant games station, giant chalk street graffiti, string theory orchestra breaks, other fun stuff, and lots of FASHION! StylFrugal will be open all night for your fashion needs, including a nail art station! Stylist Leanne Schumacher will be on site to get your nails all fancy for the night.
Unwrapped Street Art
The Arab Spring is more than three years old, but its repercussions are still resonating throughout the Middle East. Along with dramatic changes in governmental policy and structure, unexpected interactions have taken place within the arts community -- a melange of Westernized media with traditional elements has emerged. One of the most salient examples of this is the emergence of Egyptian street art, where iconic Egyptian imagery has been contorted to reflect a nation struggling to define its identity. Local street artist Andrew Thom will be exploring this new form in a performance throughout the Summer Lights Festival's duration.
Queen Street Yoga: Free Yoga Class & Barefoot Dance Party
8-9pm - Free Yoga Class
9-10pm - Barefoot Dance Party! Come move and play with us. The class will be appropriate for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or borrow one from us for $1.
Find us at 44 Queen St. S., Kitchener. Around the corner from the Walper Hotel.
Magical Meadow of Balloon Wonder
Enjoy the magic of balloons down town as Drew and his team build a small night time meadow scene. This will be his first large scale project incorporating LED technology. Meadow visitors can request a small lit up whimsical creature to light up their evening journey.
Visual Poi Improv
Interactive poi demonstrations and an opportunity to see visual poi performance artists upclose and personal. In addition, extra poi will be on hand for people wanting to try/learn/experiement with them.
a really really big doodle! by Degmara Genda
Dagmara Genda (Guelph, ON), a really really big doodle! is a giant doodle printed on removable adhesive vinyl and installed on the windows of the Charles & Benton parkade in Kitchener. The inspiration for the doodle is drawn from the surrounding environment of the parkade.
Part of CAFKA's It Should Always Be This Way exhibition.
Share the Experience
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 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.
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.