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Making Spirit Brights | A Plugin Happening

Celebrate the Holidays with Mamas for Mamas!

Join us virtually on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:30-9pm to craft festive cocktails from the comfort of your home!  We’re so excited to announce “Making Spirits Bright” – a virtual cocktail class hosted by Loloan Lobby Bar in collaboration with Plugin KW.  Your ticket includes access to the virtual event where you’ll learn step-by-step how to make two unique alcoholic cocktails. Each kit comes with everything you need for the evening and you can choose to purchase 1 kit/person or share a kit between two people.

Proceeds: Mamas for Mamas

Cooking for a Cause | A Plugin Happening


We figured out how to embrace this digital life and have partnered with the Culinary Studio and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region to bring you Cooking for a Cause – a Plugin Happening!  We’re really excited to share this everyday Japanese feast with you and other members of our community!  Wendi Campbell (The Food Bank of the Waterloo Region) will join us as a special guest for the evening!  More than ever, throughout this pandemic, the needs are strong in charities that we help support in this community – please join us for a VERY fun and interactive evening that will give back at the same time!

Proceeds: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Nightmare on King St | A Plugin Happening

The highly anticipated annual Plugin Halloween Party is quickly approaching. It’s our biggest event of the year, and it’s going to be killer! We’re bringing the community together once again for a scream-worthy night, A Nightmare on King Street. All proceeds go to Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW), to help them continue to provide housing and support services to individuals searching for affordable housing. So put down your PSLs and mark your calendars for Friday October 25 as we make a return to our creepiest venue to date… the Ratz Bechtel Funeral home. The spine-tingling, hair-raising, petrifying century-old Funeral home location is back for the very last time, as it will be torn down just days later. Come face your darkest fears as we condemn the Ratz Bechtel Funeral home. Enjoy devilish drinks, a DJ, and take in all the old haunted house has in store that will make this the freakiest Friday you’ve ever experienced! Keep watch for the wayward spirits of the dead. They’ll be expecting you…

This is a 19+ event.
Proceeds: Supportive Housing of Waterloo

Paddle Royale | A Plugin Happening

Come join us for a night of ping pong on Thursday, May 9th for Paddle Royale: A Plugin Happening. Gear up for an evening of fierce (and fun) ping pong battles, food, and drinks all in support of Nutrition for Learning. Gather your friends, practice your backhand topspin, and get ready to have fun for a great cause! This is a 19+ event.
Casual ping pong battle spots for single and doubles teams will be available first come, first serve so be sure to arrive when doors open at 7pm. Then get ready for some highly anticipated Paddle Royale battles between some familiar faces in our very own community – stay tuned for more details! We’ll even be joined by celebrity emcee MIke Farwell of The Mike Farwell Show on 570 News. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Proceeds: Nutrition for Learning

SPECTRUM Exhibition Opening | A Plugin Happening

Join Plugin and support your local downtown not-for-profit museum for the brand new SPECTRUM Exhibition Opening | A Plugin Happening popping up January 24, 2019 exclusive to ticket holders. Be among the first to check out this brand new exhibition at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener.
SPECTRUM is a seismic, interactive, immersive, mind-blowing, playable experience featuring local and international artists. SPECTRUM features 14 fun and colourful installations for all ages from a sensory ball pit room and balloon room to experiencing sound transformed into sight. This innovative hands-on exhibition will explore the effect that colour has over you! THEMUSEUM is thrilled to develop this wonderful experience for the entire community and unlike many museums, signs will say Please Touch! So don’t forget your camera and be prepared to step over the threshold of colour!

Temple of Terror: A Plugin Happening

Join us on Friday October 26th, as we reopen the doors of the vacated century-old Zion Evangenical Church. We’re transforming this place of worship into a Temple of Terror! As you wander this heritage site that dates back to 1893, will you feel the chills of paranormal activities? Will the paranormal demons skulk around as you dance the night away in their chapel? Will they interfere as you get your palm read in the rotunda? We will be surrounded by spirits of the past. And will these spirits be demon possessed or holy beings? There is only one way to find out…
Proceeds: Carizon

Laughs & Lagers: A Plugin Happening

Come join us for a night of hilarity on Thursday, May 24th for Laughs & Lagers: A Plugin Happening. Gear up for an evening of comedy, music, and a good cause, featuring comedian Rob Bebenek, all in support of Kidsability of Waterloo Region. Gather your funny friends and guide your sense of humour to Chainsaw where together, we’ll chuckle the night away! This is a 19+ event.
Proceeds: KidsAbility

Fatal Friday: A Plugin Happening – October 2017

  Plugin reopened the doors of the vacated Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. As you wandered the mansion of one of the city’s earliest industrialists, you might have met the spirits of residents past. Or in the empty embalming room, you could have heard the voices of thousands of dearly departed. And what did you find when you crawled through the attic casket closets with a flashlight in hand?Proceeds: Extend-A-Family

Canada: A Plugin Happening – July 2017

We experienced Canada like never before! You and your flannel-cladded friends tried your hand at Inuit inuksuk building, or got bucked off an angry Albertan bull. We headed down to Victoria Park to celebrate Canada’s 150th year with poutine, beer, cover songs, and more apologies than you can shake a beaver tail at, eh?
Proceeds: Child Witness Centre

Pints and Pianos: A Plugin Happening – February 2017

We took over the second floor of the newly renovated Walper Hotel with local brews, #DTK trivia and a full-out duelling piano competition. What is a piano duel you may ask? Duelling pianos is a form of improv entertainment, usually with two grand pianos, each played by professional who sing and entertain. Audience song suggestions, humour and battling are common. Proceeds: Ray of Hope

Halloween: A Plugin Happening – October 2016

A night of fright at Halloween – the fourth event of Plugin took over an abandoned night club with dreadful drinks, tortured treats, and maybe a monster mash or two. #DTK dressed up in costume for a howlin’ good time — it was a no-brainer! Proceeds: St. John’s Kitchener

Alley, Art & Ale: A Plugin Happening – July 2016

Alley, Art & Ale – the third event of Plugin, took over Goudies Lane in #DTK with a graffiti art battle and booths from local restaurants and breweries. You could cast your vote for the best street art, win prizes, and enjoy some tunes blaring from the parking garage above. Proceeds: Lutherwood

 Pub, Park & Paddle: A Plugin Happening – May 2016

Pub, Park & Paddle – the second event of Plugin, a public and civic initiative hosting amazing events that help to celebrate the culture and community in Waterloo Region. This time, we held a fun evening at The Boathouse complete with drinks, apps, and live music! Canoes were available during the evening for you to paddle away around Victoria Park Lake.

Proceeds: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region

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