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
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
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
Laughs & Lagers: A Plugin Happening
Fatal Friday: A Plugin Happening – October 2017
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
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.