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Final Fridays

City of WaterlooCity of Waterloo

On the last Friday of each month, everyone is invited to explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine of the city's core. From delicious diner specials, to exciting community events, to great music and art exhibits, each Final Friday has something new to experience and showcases the amazing range of things taking place in uptown Waterloo.

Coming up on Nov 24, 2017

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Final Fridays map

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Art exhibits and experiences

Clay & Glass Gallery − Gallery shop and FUSE exhibit (11 a.m. − 6 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery − Exhibit: Light up the Season (11 a.m. − 6 p.m.) 
Button Factory Arts − Drop in studio $5 (10 a.m. − 4 p.m.) and Art Market ((10 a.m. − 5 p.m.)
Paula White Diamond Art Gallery − Extended hours and exhibit: Square Foot and Big Ideas (10 a.m. − 7 p.m.)
Seven Shores − Sticky Bun Friday and local artwork. (7 a.m. − 6 p.m.) 
Fearless Heart Yoga and the Regina Street Commons − Holiday Open House and Artisan Pop Up Market (4 − 9 p.m.)

Performance and Entertainment

KW Little Theatre − Once Upon a Mattress: all ages performance (8 p.m.)
Princess Cinemas − Opening the People's Choice Winner at 2017 TIFF ( 2, 4, 7 and 9  p.m.)
The Jazz Room − Lily Frost (Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.)

Food and drink

Relish Cooking Studio - Cooking demo, $25 includes recipe and lunch. Pre-register 519-954-8772 (Noon -1 p.m.)
Nick & Nat's Uptown 21 − Brown bag style lunches (meat and vegetarian) (11:30 a.m. − sold out)
Seven Shores − Mention Final Fridays to receive 15 per cent off the price of your sticky bun (7 a.m. − 6 p.m.)
Just Love Pie − Final Fridays: free tart with the purchase of any lunch meal (11 a.m. − 7 p.m.)
The Bauer Café − Holiday feature drinks (7:30 a.m. − 6 p.m.)
Fearless Heart Yoga and the Regina Street Commons − Holiday Open House and Artisan Pop Up Market (4 − 9 p.m.)
The Jazz Room − Lily Frost (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, show starts at 8:30 p.m.)

Interactive

Fearless Heart Yoga and the Regina Street Commons − Holiday Open House and Artisan Pop Up Market (4 − 9 p.m.)
Relish Cooking Studio - Cooking demo, $25 includes recipe and lunch. Pre-register 519-954-8772 (Noon -1 p.m.)
Carter's OshKosh − Colouring contest and coupon (9:30 a.m. − 7 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts − Drop in open studio (10 a.m. − 4 p.m.)

Shop

Paint by Munzy − Free 2017 Calendar Giveaway (12 − 4 p.m.)
Ten Thousand Villages − Ornament BOGO: buy one get one 50 per cent off (8 a.m. − 10 p.m.)
Truth Beauty Company − TGIF promo: 10 per cent store−wide if you mention final Fridays (4 − 7 p.m.)
Uptown Woods − First Black Friday Sale (11 a.m. − 8 p.m.)
Fearless Heart Yoga and the Regina Street Commons − Holiday Open House and Artisan Pop Up Market (4 − 9 p.m.)
Paula White Diamond Art Gallery − Extended hours and exhibit: Square Foot and Big Ideas (10 a.m. − 7 p.m.)
Clay & Glass Gallery − Gallery Shop and FUSE exhibit: Intertwined; like kin (11 a.m. − 6 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery − Exhibit: Light up the Season (11 a.m. − 6 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts − Art Market (10 a.m. − 5 p.m.)
Carter's OshKosh − Colouring contest and coupon (9:30 a.m. − 7 p.m.)
The Sock Factory − Featured Art Series socks. Plus, spend $15+ and get a pair free.  (10 a.m. − 8 p.m.)
Relish Cooking Studio - Demo attendees receive a 15% discount for any in-store retail purchases. (Noon - 1 p.m.)

Upcoming dates

Final Fridays take place the last Friday of every month. Check back for the full lineup by the second−last Friday each month. Upcoming dates for 2017 are: Nov. 24, Dec. 29.

How to get involved

  • Attend a Final Friday event;
  • If you are interested in hosting an event, having your event promoted/advertised as a Final Friday event or would like to be in touch with someone to coordinate an event, please contact the Final Fridays team or complete a participation form.
  • Participating organizations, businesses, and artists are strongly encouraged to promote Final Fridays on their website, social media, and by displaying print materials which will be delivered monthly.
  • All uptown Waterloo businesses are encouraged to help promote Final Fridays on their website, social media, and by displaying print materials which will be delivered monthly. Participants are also encouraged to advertise existing promotions or develop new ones to be featured as part of the art, culture, and cuisine theme. 

More information

This exciting community collaboration supports the city's culture plan. Place−making activities like Final Fridays spark imagination and curiosity, and establish a sense of belonging and community. This monthly event promotes the ongoing development of a strong commercial sector with an emphasis on local small business and a wide range of dining, entertainment, and culture options in uptown.