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Monday, September 17, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, September 22, 2018 (all day)
Peach Week

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Peace Week began when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace. Since 2017, we have been opening up this initiative to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Goodchild Grady Duo

The Goodchild Grady Duo will present an all Canadian program of works for clarinet/bass clarinet and percussion. The music includes pieces by Toronto based composer Shelley Marwood, Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder, as well as other contemporary composers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. 

Monday, October 8, 2018 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, October 10, 2018 — 4:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ellen McAteer, soprano
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (all day) to Friday, December 21, 2018 (all day)

This exhibition features the work of artist and cultural translator Soheila Esfahani. As an Iranian Canadian, Soheila has lived in what she calls a “negotiated third space” and her artwork emerges from her reflections on this experience.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Michael Wood Trio

This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

See Music Events page for updates.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
Drew Haydon Taylor

Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Searching for Winnetou, and a conversation with Ojibway author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor about his quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Lori Gemmell

Harpist Lori Gemmell and tenor James McLean will perform a selection of classical music.  This concert features French songs by Debussy, Faure and Tournier, British Folk songs by Benjamin Britten, and Glen Buhr's setting of Tolkien's epic Tale of Tinuviel.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

Four members of the KW Symphony will play Debussy's First String Quartet, in G minor, Op. 10.

Don't let the formal title of this extraordinary work fool you!  Debussy's First String Quartet is anything but formal.  Its fleeting mood, ravishing grandeur, and subtlety of timbre eclipse the rigours of traditional form.  Follow that with the fun of William Bolcom's Ghost Rags and you'll find a classical road map to jazz.  Join friends from the KW Symphony in this performance of music that enlivens and inspires.

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