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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 dinner 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 May 25, 2018

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Galleries and Exhibits

Seven Shores - It's sticky bun Friday! Mention Final Fridays to receive 15% off your sticky bun. While you're here, take in the artwork by local artists. (8 a.m. - sold out)
Paint by Munzy - Love your art for less. Get 15% off any canvas art panel sets. Shop with discount code: lovetrees. paintbymunzy.com
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery - Exhibition: Then, Now and Next ─ featuring six acclaimed Canadian artists in celebration of the gallery's 25th anniversary. Exhibition: Love Birds - Recent works by Kate Hyde and Thomas Aitken. (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Exhibition: Chronicle (hosted at Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre). ( 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Paula White Diamond Gallery - Wide selection of new and original works. (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery - Spring's Awakening: Exhibition from Uptown Gallery artists Julie Krahule, Candice Leyland, Vickie Lawrence, and Jennifer Ackermans. (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts - Exhibition: Outreach (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Open Studio Printmaking (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Waterloo Public Square - Final Fridays Art Market: 10+ art vendors in Waterloo Pubilc Square! (6 - 9 p.m.)
Button Factory Arts - Exhibition: Outreach (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Performance and Entertainment

Jazz Room - Andy Klaehn. $8 - $16. (8:30 - 11:30 p.m.)
Starlight Social Club - Fresh Fade Friday: The best in old school hip hop and party jams featuring DJ Flash & DJ Surreal .19+, $5 cover. (Doors open at 10 p.m.)
Jane Bond - Ask For Janice with DJ Alberto Bee. 19+. (10 p.m.)
Chainsaw − The Magnetic Revelators. $5 cover. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Karaoke at 11:30 p.m. (9 p.m. - 2 a.m.)
Princess Cinemas - The Seagull (4:50, 7:00, and 9:10 p.m.)
Waterloo Public Square - Duels: Batteling Doodle-Bots! (7 - 9 p.m.)

Food and Drink 

Seven Shores - It's sticky bun Friday! Mention Final Fridays to receive 15% off your sticky bun. While you're here, take in the artwork by local artists. (8 a.m. - sold out)
The Bauer Cafe - May Specials: Iced "Loffee" Latte Coffee, Italian Soda, and 'Lil Green Vanilla Green Latte. (7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Nick and Nat's Uptown 21 - Brown bag Friday: Brown bag style sandwiches. Cash only. Dine in or take out. $6 meat/vegetarian options. $3 sides. (11:30 a.m. - sold out)
Craft Chippery - Chip tasting: Sample more than 10 flavours and gourmet root vegetables! (11 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
Just Love Pie − Free Tart with the purchase of any lunch meal. (11 a.m - 7 p.m.)

Shopping

Truth Beauty Company − TGIF promo: 10% off store-wide if you mention Final Fridays. (4 - 7 p.m.)
Carter's Oshkosh - Colouring contest and coupon to use the entire last weekend of the month. (9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
The Sock Factory - 10 % off Art Series in men's and women's and spend over $15 before taxes and receive a free pair of socks (one per purchase while supplies last) . (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Paint by Munzy - Love your art for less. Get 15% off any canvas art panel sets. Shop with discount code: lovetrees. paintbymunzy.com
Paula White Diamond Gallery - Wide selection of new and original works. (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Uptown Gallery - Spring's Awakening: Exhibition from Uptown Gallery artists Julie Krahule, Candice Leyland, Vickie Lawrence, and Jennifer Ackermans. (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Waterloo Public Square - Final Fridays Art Market: 10+ art vendors in Waterloo Pubilc Square! (6 - 9 p.m.)

Interactive

Button Factory Arts - Open Studio Printmaking (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Lillypad Health - Introduction to Creating a Vision Board. $5. (6:30 - 9 p.m.)
Carter's Oshkosh - Colouring contest and coupon to use the entire last weekend of the month. (9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Chainsaw − Karaoke follows live music (11:30 p.m.)
Waterloo Public Square - Duels: Batteling Doodle-Bots! (7 - 9 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 2018 are:  Jun. 29, Jul. 27, Aug. 31, Sep. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, and Dec. 28. 

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.