18 Must-See Events in Guelph This Weekend (May 6-8)

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2Rivers Day 2022

2Rivers Day 2022

We protect what we love, and this festival is designed to help us fall in love with our rivers again and again. Our theme for 2022 – Reaching the River’s Edge.

We hope that the Festival will inspire you to defend our water and our rivers.

Location and venue: Various locations in Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1H 3A1 (Guelph – various locations) Date and time of the event: Friday, May 6, 2022 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: See website for info

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Sale of perennials

Sale of perennial flowers and shrubs. Proceeds will be used to fund HIV aid in Africa

Location and venue: 63 Arkell Road Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1L1G8 (63 Arkell Road Guelph) Date and time of the event: Friday, May 6, 2022 9:19 a.m. – 10:19 a.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Free

Wonderful Spring Wildflower Workshop

We will explore the grounds of the Arboretum, including the nature preserve, in search of beautiful spring ephemera. Please note that the April 29 virtual program is included with this in-person spring wildflower workshop.

Location and venue: 200 Arboretum Road, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1 (Zoom) Date and time of the event: Friday, May 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: $70 (plus HST) Register by: Monday, May 2, 2022

Guelph Musicfest presents pianist Janina Fialkowska

Guelph Musicfest is thrilled to present pianist Janina Fialkowska, one of the world’s finest Chopin performers. This will be an extraordinary recital not to be missed. Music by Chopin, Sibelius, Schubert & Weber. At the GYMC or ONLINE.

Location and venue: 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 3Z7 (Guelph Youth Music Centre) Date and time of the event: Friday, May 6, 2022 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Musicfest LIVE at the GYMC $25-45, FREE ONLINE STREAMING

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77 fragments of a familiar ruin

Kathryn Patricia Cobbler, Rebecca Hennessy, Michael Herring (voiced by Tom King) and The Long Emancipation with Kathryn Patricia Cobbler, Rebecca Hennessy, Michael Herring, Rinaldo Walcott

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Friday, May 6, 2022 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

26th Annual Guelph Scout Group Fundraiser

26th Annual Guelph Compost Fundraiser, to help raise money for our young Scouts and Leaders attending the Netherlands Jamboree in August 2023. Compost bag size is 1 cubic foot priced at $3 /bag. Pre-order your compost bags by email [email protected]

Location and venue: 23 Ptarmigan Drive, Guelph, ON, (Kortright Hills Public School) Date and time of the event: Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Free

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We Love Yorklands Walkathon 2022

Stroll through the beautiful heritage park from May 1 to June 25 and help preserve this special place for the future. Be a walker or a supporter, walk alone or with family and friends. Choice of six different routes. yorklandsgreenhub.ca

Location and venue: 785 York Rd., Guelph, ON, N1E 6N1 (Yorklands Green Hub) Date and time of the event: Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Register

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Sale of perennials

Sale of perennial flowers and shrubs. Proceeds will be used to fund HIV aid in Africa

Location and venue: 63 Arkell Road Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1L1G8 (63 Arkell Road Guelph) Date and time of the event: Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:19 a.m. – 10:19 a.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Free

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Wellington Brewery Beer Tent

Wellington Brewery Beer Tent Hang on to food and the infectious sounds of street musicians The Social Committee of Guelph.

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Saturday, May 7, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

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Music lessons with Bob Wiseman (solo piano)

An intimate encounter with one of Canada’s most original voices on the piano in dialogue with readings from her book music lessons (ecw 2020).

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Saturday May 7, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

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The Divine Trinity, part of the Queen of Craft series

The third session in the Queen of Craft series is The Divine Trinity. Join our journey into the deep and delightful Divine Trinity; beer, cheese and chocolate. Try the selected agreements and learn about the creators and the processes behind them.

Location and venue: 42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2 (10C) Date and time of the event: Saturday May 7, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spectators: Adults Price: $55, tickets and more info online

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This strange container

Three of Canada’s most extraordinary voices come together in an exploration of sound and history, of the joyously weird and strangely wonderful human voice. Christine Duncan, Richard Marsella, Joe Sorbara and Ronley Teper

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Saturday May 7, 2022 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

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A glimpse of what is beautiful

Named after the great William Parker, this newly formed improvisational quintet comes together in search of “insight”.
Jonathan Kay, Dan Loughrin, Nicole Marchesseau, Joe Sorbara and Claire Whitehead

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Saturday May 7, 2022 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

2Rivers Day 2022

We protect what we love, and this festival is designed to help us fall in love with our rivers again and again. Our theme for 2022 – Reaching the River’s Edge.

We hope that the Festival will inspire you to defend our water and our rivers.

Location and venue: Various locations in Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1H 3A1 (Guelph – various locations) Date and time of the event: Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: See website for info

Historical walking tours

Residents and visitors can learn about Guelph’s history while admiring the city’s magnificent architectural and natural features through six different historic walking tours. Tours take place on Sundays from May to October.

Location and venue: Various locations in Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1H 3A1 (Guelph – various locations) Date and time of the event: Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Spectators: All ages Price: $8. Online pre-registration.

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RiverChants Redux (vinyl record launch)

Featuring never-before-seen instruments, a wonderful array of new musical voices added to the Silence Collective, and Jeff Bird’s exquisite experimental water film created specifically for the project.

Location and venue: 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3K8 (Silence Sounds) Date and time of the event: Sunday May 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: From $27.54

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Organ Recital for Ukraine Relief

Organ RecitalDr. Michal Szostak, WarsawSt. George’s Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St. GuelphVoluntary offering to Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund: Ukraine Relief.This hour-long recital will delight everyone!

Location and venue: 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 3V1 (St. George’s Guelph Church) Date and time of the event: Sunday May 8, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spectators: All ages Price: Free

A musical evening with Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman

Two of Canada’s finest voices, Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman share the stage. Expect an unforgettable evening of music, storytelling and spellbinding singing with these two masterful songwriters of extraordinary talent.

Location and venue: 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 3V1 (River Run Centre) Date and time of the event: Sunday, May 8, 2022 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM Spectators: All ages Price: $49.00 Adult, $47.00 Senior, $39.00 Under 30

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