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3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

The official last weekend of 2020 is upon us, and the season is going out in style with some cool events, both online and IRL. We’ve got a trio of things that will break the boredom on your Friday – Sunday break from work and school. And be sure to let us know if you have a happening coming up! We will add it to our events page.

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

Online BPL Comic Con

Get your superhero costume ready!

The Barrie public library Comic Con is taking place Saturday, September 19th at 10am.

It’s a virtual event this year, but still packed with interactive fun. Make your own comic books, dragon eggs and magic wands with an instructor led session. There’s also a Cosplay Panel Discussion, and amazing art to be purchases through the vibrant community of makers. You can browse the virtual market by looking through our list of vendors on the BPL website.

2021 Boat Model Preview & In Water Boat Show @ Friday Harbour

Get a head start on next season’s marine adventures. Happening on Saturday at the HARBOUR MASTER BUILDING (South side) the boat show includes over 25 NEW boats in water & on display: including Wake boats, pontoon boats, sport boats, bowriders, cruisers and more. Be sure to take a wander along the boardwalk for great eats and shopping before you leave.

Triple Showdown DH Race @ Horseshoe Resort

The Horseshoe Triple Showdown is a mountain bike extravaganza, consisting of a variety of downhill events over three days. If you fancy your chances, sign up for one, two or all three events! An overall Triple Showdown winner will be crowned for those that race all 3 events! Throughout the weekend explore the vendor village, enjoy live music and hit the resort for some choice cuisine. Find out more and register here.

What did you think of 3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie? If we missed any cool events, let us know in the comments!

And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

Lights, Camera, Drive In

The Barrie Film Festival Hits Sunset Drive In Next Month

Covid has taken a chunk out of the cinema business this year, as anyone who attends the movies well knows.

But despite theatre closures and social distancing requirements, the show will go on for the BFF in 2020.

The 23rd annual festival is a scaled down version, with fewer movies and of course no galas. But the BFF has partnered with Sunset Drive In to screen a terrific selection of independent flicks over the course of four days.The festival kicks off October 1st, with the Christopher Walken led drama Percy.

Also back will be the Short Film competition, which showcases films from local directors and international productions vying for prizes.

Save The Date. And keep checking the BFF social media channels and website for more movie announcements.

Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 14th

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Gigs, Concerts and Events in Barrie

Live Music in Barrie This Week: Sep. 14th

The Common Good Cafe

Saturday – Shawn Steinhart

Sunday – Jakob Pearce

Park Place

Thursday – Memphis Mudd

Sunday – Jessica Sevier

Tangents/30 going on 13/Flight 97 @ Domes

Don’t forget; if you are a local artist playing gigs in town, we want to hear from you! Send an email to [email protected] with the deets and we’ll add your show to our weekly blog!

And be sure to check out our playlist options for more tunes from the local music scene!

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Sep. 7th

The Week That Was in Barrie Sep. 7th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week That Was in Barrie Sep. 7th

That chill you feel in the air is the ominous first hint of Fall. Soon we’ll be clambering for snow tires and toques, so it’s all the more important to take advantage of the warm weather. Like golfing!

At this point, short of maybe robotic dinosaurs from another galaxy arriving to enslave us, there isn’t much 2020 can do to surprise us. So if someone were to come across a bubble wedding at Sunnidale park…it’s par for the course this year.

The old saying about pics and a thousand words applies to this stunning shot of Barrie at night…

And this one near the Georgian mall…

Some tough news in a tough year from Barrie’s cool downtown music festival. But keep checking their profiles for updates!

And finally, after a hectic week of back to school, we can all be forgiven in indulging in some comfort food for dinner. And there is nothing more comfortable than Poutine!

What did you think of The Week That Was in Barrie Sep. 7th? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog!

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TGIF: The Freak Show Comes To Town

Freakshow Crush - Flying Monkey's

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

Freakshow Crush – Flying Monkey’s

“A bright, hazy body and pliable bitterness under an amusing head of ethereal foam. This unique IPA spectacle is animated by a plurality of succulent hops in a crushable array of melon, papaya, and spiky tropical notes.

The initial pour is a hazy, pale golden yellow, with a tower of puffy and mildly bubbly off-white head. That gives way to some random splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it dissolves evenly.

The first scents are of gritty and grainy cereal malt, mixed domestic citrus fruit, some pineapple and kumquat fruitiness. There is also traces of leafy, almost piney green hoppiness. The taste comes across as grainy and crackery pale malt, with hints of orange, tangerine, and lemon citrus zest.

The carbonation is average as it comes to frothiness. The body is a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes trending dry, as the hops percolate around the tastebuds

For best pairing, try Freakshow with a veggie selection. Spring greens, hummus or carrots and cool cucumbers. But hops and IPAs are great with classic pub fare like fish ‘n chips, curries or anything of the cheese variety.

You can catch the Freakshow at LCBO, the Beer Store and Select Grocers. And of course, in person at Flying Monkey’s.

What did you think of rhe Freakshow Crush – Flying Monkey’s review? Have a recommendation for TGIF? We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]