Hard to believe that Saturday marks the 1st of June…as in, HALFWAY THROUGH 2019. The speed at which this year is passing has us wondering if Earth has drifted too close to a black hole and altered our time space perceptions.
C’mon, it’s possible! Like in Interstellar. The Christopher Nolan movie?
…anyway. The point is that we should take a page out of The Dead Poet’s Society playbook and get down to some major Carpe Diem this weekend. And as per usual, there is a ton to do in and around the city by the Lake.
FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF GHOSTBUSTERS
Twinkies at the ready! As part of the annual Celebrate Barrie festivities, the Barrie Film Festival and the City of Barrie present a free screening of Ghostbusters. It’s happening at Centennial beach at dusk, with popcorn and soda on hand. (Although if you get down there early, you can watch the big screen go up, which is a very cool sight to behold)
This is a totally free event, so all you need to bring is a chair or a blanket. And the twinkies.
GEORGIAN COLLEGE AUTO SHOW
The Automotive Business School of Canada presents the annual Georgian Auto Show, which is the largest outdoor student-run automotive show in North America.
This event is a must for gear heads and auto enthusiasts, with a truck full of activities on hand. There will be dog shows, off roading car tours, motorcycle exhibits…and Batman. The Dark Knight AND his Batmobile will be there from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday for pictures. (And it’s not one of the lame Batmobiles from the Joel Schumaker “movies”… it’s the classic Michael Keaton version) It’s a ticketed event but you can pay at the door.
CONCERTS & COMEDY
It’s another jammed packed weekend of gigs in Barrie, with a ton of great bands at the Foxx Lounge and Canadian alternative legends Lowest of the Low coming to Mavrick’s on Saturday.
On Saturday, Perplexcity presents their second monthly comedy night, as Headliner Nigel Grinstead takes the mic. A veteran of the stand up circuit, he’s appeared on Just For Laughs and at the Halifax Comedy Festival. Special guests Ricardo Mejias, Arianna Pile, & Greg Enright are on the ticket as well.
BONUS UNCOVERED EVENT! MEET THE FLEET
Bring the clan to Minesing for a chance to see Simcoe’s fleet of emergency vehicles. This is a family-friendly event, where residents will be provided with tours of Paramedic Services vehicles, including ambulances, rapid response units, and the mobile command unit