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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 June 29, 2018

 June Final Fridays Map. Details are listed below the map.Final Fridays listings. Full text is listed below the image.

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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)
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.)
Paula White Diamond Gallery - Wide selection of new and original works. (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Paint by Munzy - Love your art for less. Get 15% off any canvas art panel sets. Shop with discount code: happyspring. paintbymunzy.com
Button Factory Arts - Opening: Annual juried printmaking show. (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery - Exhibition: Then, Now and Next ─ featuring six acclaimed Canadian artists in celebration of the gallery's 25th anniversary. (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Exhibition: Chronicle (hosted at Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre). ( 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Performance and Entertainment

The Duke of Wellington - Live performance by Zayna. One piece fish and chips with a pint of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. (until 2 a.m.)
Chainsaw − The Potholes. $5 cover. Doors at 9 p.m. Karaoke at 11:30 p.m. (9 p.m. - 2 a.m.)
Jazz Room - Jaron Freeman-Fox. $18. (8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.)
Jane Bond - Ask For Janice with DJ Alberto Bee. 19+. (10 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.)
Princess Cinemas - Beast (7:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.)

Food and Drink

Just Love Pie - Free Tart with the purchase of any lunch meal. (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
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 Duke of Wellington - Live performance by Zayna. One piece fish and chips with a pint of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. (until 2 a.m.)
Nick and Nat's Uptown 21 - Brown bag Friday: Brown bag style sandwiches. Cash only. Dine in or take out. $6 mean/vegetarian options and $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.)
Beertown Public House - Featuring Stack Brewing: Puppers premium lager. Brewed with the cast of Letterkenny. (until 1 a.m.)
The Bauer Café - June Specials: Iced Tea, "PPA" Tea Latte, and Toasted Marshmallow Latte. (7:30 a.m. - 6 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 socks in mens and womens sizes. (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: happyspring. 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 Public Square! (6 - 9 p.m.)

Interactive

Button Factory Arts - Open Studio Printmaking (10 a.m. - 4 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: Dance Duel! (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:  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.