As the holiday slowdown approaches, the weekends seem to start a little earlier with each passing week. Pretty soon we’ll be in full festive mode, cutting out of work mid week to get some shopping done or meet up with family for a pint of yuletide nog.
There’s still plenty to do when the Saturday-Sunday adventure arrives this weekend. And if we missed any cool events, or you have a happening coming up let us know! We are always on the prowl for entries to our events calendar.
3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie
PODCAST IT UP
If hanging by the fire is on your list for this Sunday, might we recommend curling up with a good podcast? Of course we’ve got a variety of audio entertainment, but there are a plethora of equally cool local pods.
True crime junkies should have a listen to Whereabouts Unknown, hosted by local private investigator Ellen White. The ongoing series shines a spotlight on the stories of the missing and murdered in Canada, particularly cases from around the region.
Sequel Talk with local filmmaker Mitch Graszat is a pop culture-savvy chat where guests dream up imaginary sequels and talk about em! Recent episodes include bad ideas for classic movies like Heathers and the Princess Bride. And it’s not limited to just movies. Mitch and company also speculate on what could have been with classic songs and TV shows.
Since the start of Covid, film distributors have been teaming up with independent exhibitors across North America to bring the theatrical experience to your home. The BFF has a big range of streamed films to rent on their website. By clicking on a movie, you’re supporting both the distributors and the Barrie Film Festival’s efforts to bring first-run theatrical selections to town.
Ferndale Banquet Hall is hosting a holiday pop up market, packed with local artisans and small businesses. It runs Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Also on Saturday, Sonder Studio hosts a New To You Vintage Market featuring everything vintage, antique, retro + thrift. Housewares, clothing + nostalgia.