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Cinema Smackdown Episode 14: I Know What You Did Last Summer

Cinema Smack Down

In our final Summer Smackdown selection, Fraser and Scott navigate the sewage that is I Know What You Did Last Summer. A movie so stiff they had to had their own adult movie scenarios into the review to keep it interesting.

If you are easily offended, there are multiple swears.

14 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

14 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

DEFEAT THE BLAHS WITH THESE FUN ACTIVITIES

Let’s face it… winter is not everyone’s cup of mead.

It’s brutally cold.

Car travel anywhere becomes a you-know-what show.

And the incessant shoveling makes one consider seeking religion in exchange for even an hour of +25.

BUT! You can break free of the icy induced despair. The season in Barrie brings cold weather events and experiences suitable for your entire clan. Hit the links on each event for more!

14 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

 

TAKE IN A COLTS GAME

The OHL is packed with budding stars getting set for the NHL, and the Colts boast a strong roster this year.

Keep an eye on forward Matěj Pekař, drafted by the Sabres and competing for gold with the Czech Republic team at this year’s WJC.

 

CHECK OUT WORLD CLASS CINEMA WITH THE BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL 

The Uptown Theatre closed it’s door earlier this year, but the BFF will continue to show it’s programming there.

Third Thursday and Screen One bring thought provoking international films to town every month. And in February, Reel Stories delivers a terrific lineup of docs and real life stories in a four day mini festival.

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🖐 we're still here at the Barrie Uptown Theatre!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Visit our website barriefilmfestival.ca to stay in the loop on our monthly film programming 🍿 🎥 ✨⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here's what we have coming up for December,⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ SCREEN ONE:⁠⠀ HAPPY NEW YEAR Colin Burstead⁠⠀ Wed Dec 4, 4pm and 7pm
Thurs Dec 5, 4pm and 7pm⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “With Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, Ben Wheatley has crafted a very funny, very real family drama that shows a simple universal truth: all families are weird.” – Sean Fallon, Film Inquiry⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ SPECIAL PRESENTATION:⁠⠀ YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE⠀⁠⠀ Thurs Dec 12, 7pm ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Youth Unstoppable follows the evolution of a global network of youth refusing to let their future slip away. From age 15 till now, Slater Jewell-Kemker takes us to the front lines of the Global Youth Climate Movement. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 3RD THURSDAY:⁠⠀ WAVES⁠⠀ Thurs Dec 19, 4pm and 7pm⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “This is a deeper and more profound film than your average character drama, a masterpiece that’s hard to walk away from without checking your own grievances and grief.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Hit the link in our profile for details and tickets on our December screenings! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #BFF #Barriefilmfestival #barrie #uptowntheatre

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HIKE AND SKATE THE (NOT DUSTY) TRAILS

Bust out the snowshoes and blades and hit up the resplendent paths and rinks around town.

Lackie’s Bush, Ardagh Bluffs and Sunnidale park are beautiful in town spots for a winter walk.

There’s also city hall and the community centres if carving fresh ice is more your jam.

 

WINTERFEST

One of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals, the annual outdoor gala takes over downtown on Feb. 1st & 2nd. Packed with ice sculptures, food, horse drawn carriages and helicopter rides the 2 day party is a welcome winter break.

 

INCREASE YOUR WINE AND WHISKY IQ

For vino devotees, Friday Harbour offers a twice monthly class on differing grape varietals and sampling.

And whisky enthusiasts can up their spirits at Speakcheesy’s Robbie Burns celebration in January. It’s a Scotch Nosing paired with cheese from around the world and traditional Scottish dishes, featuring 4 Scotch Whiskys.

 

GET EDUMACATED

“Education is the passport to the future” said… someone much brighter than us. But you can put yourself on the path to recognizing or even saying profound quotes like that via the many adult education options in Barrie.

Georgian College has a number of evening and continuing education classes beginning in January.

There’s also College Boreal, which provides full courses in French and Spanish as a second language.

And for the budding JK Rowling, consider the Spaulding School of Literature on Bradford street. Workshops on creative writing, poetry and drama are available.

 

LAUGH IT UP, FUZZ BALL

Get it? It’s a Star Wars reference. And Rise of Skywalker is coming out on Friday?

Well…this is why we don’t attempt comedy. But one dude who is much funnier that us is coming to Barrie.

Jeff Dunham hits the Barrie Molson Centre on Feb. 21st.

 

TRIVIA NIGHTS @ FIONN MacCOOL’S 

As if you needed another excuse to hit the pub! On Jan. 22nd, Tipsy Trivia hosts a Friends themed trivia battle at Fionn’s. If you know what “WE WERE ON A BREAK!!” means, you’ll be set up for success.

Then in February, Harry Potterites will gather to determine which Muggle can wear the crown as trivia champion of Hogwarts.

 

CLOTHING SWAP @ DONALEIGH’S

Upgrade your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Bring up to 10 pieces of good quality, gently loved, seasonal clothing. Pay $10 and Swap for the same number of items.

 

LEARN ITALIAN LONGSWORD

Did you know that Barrie has it’s very own sword fighting club, studying Italian manuals from the 14th century?

Dueling Weapons Academy of Renaissance Fencing is offering Introduction to Italian Long sword classes. It’s a 6 part series of introduction classes for the month of January. The only thing you need to bring is gym clothes/indoor shoes, water bottles and the willingness to learn!

What did you think of our 14 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie? Did we miss anything cool? Let us know! We are always on the lookout for events in Barrie to add to our events calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comedy, Christmas Markets and Madagascar! 5 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS IN BARRIE

Now that the Halloween stuff is back in storage, it’s full speed ahead for the last 7 weeks of 2019.

In related news…OMFG what happened to 2019???

Luckily, there is plenty of fun to be had in the last few months of the year in the city by the lake. Including this weekend!

For instance….

Diwali – International Students Celebration Day

 

The International Students Celebration Day presents:

💫Diwali, Festival of Lights!💫

This traditional ceremony from India will include many activities such as rangoli making😍 henna tattoos Bhangra dance lessons🕺 photo booth and more📸

The event is free and you can purchase a $2 food ticket to receive a variety of traditional Indian food. 🤤🍲

Open to all staff and students😍🤗

Friday, November 8th.
Located in the GCSA Student lounge (1st floor, C Building) from 5 to 8 p.m

 

Funny Fishes – A Night of Comedy

What’s funnier than fish and chips?

Well…probably quite a bit actually. But this weekend there’s a chance to experience comedy and tasty seafood fare at Fancy’s Fish and Chips.

It’s a packed lineup featuring WILL NASH, JESSE RALPH, MITCHELL ALVIS,FRASER MOORE. ROB CORNELIS, CINDY BASHA, DANIEL SANKAR & HEADLINER: SAM BURNS!

Free cover too! It starts at 8pm.

 

2019 Christmas Spirit Market

Happening on Sunday from 12pm-6pm at the Lions Gate Banquet Centre. Vendors and exhibitors from across the region will be out in full force to get the Holiday spirit meter cranked. Free admission and parking.

Donations gratefully accepted for Youth Haven (non-perishable food, new toiletries, gently used winter clothing)

 

Aligned – Namaste North

Aligned is a full day restorative and energizing experience – a chance to come back into alignment: body, mind, and spirit.

Your whole self is welcome here.

Part deep work, self inquiry and emotional processing led by Miranda Conley; a local counsellor with special training in mind-body-spirit wellness, trauma informed therapy, and teacher at Georgian College (and yogi at Namaste North). Part yoga & meditation, to facilitate the connection to yourself, led by Meghan Huehn; owner at Namaste North. Your entire self will have a chance to become aligned, inspired, and ready to make the most of the winter months ahead.

Saturday from 9:30 – 4pm.

 

Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. presented by KCP

If you like to Move It, Move It, you’re gonna love this exciting stage adaptation of the DreamWorks
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Happening Friday at the Georgian College Theatre. Tickets available via www.kempenfeltplayers.com or call the box office at 705-739-4228.

 

 

If you have an event coming up in Barrie, we want to know about it! Send an email to [email protected] and we can get started promoting it! 

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