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What’s happening this weekend in Cambridge

A carnival, cornhole and karaoke are all on the agenda of things to do in the city
The Cambridge Kin Carnival runs all weekend at Riverside Park.

Get out and take part in activities for all ages from May 26 to 28. For more events, check out CambridgeToday's events page.

Friday, May 26

To Build What We Become When We Dream

Queen’s Square Idea Exchange - 1 North Square, all day

This art exhibition, curated by Sarah-Tai Black and featuring Katrina Coombs, Nnenna Okore and Chason Yeboah, brings together Black artists and celebrates their work. Runs all weekend.

The Mom Project

Preston Idea Exchange - 435 King St. E, All day

Come view a collection of small oil on board portraits by Mark Crofton Bell. Paintings of his mother during the final years of her life shine a light on the process of aging, physical and mental deterioration, and death. Runs all weekend.

Wandering and Traces (Hespeler)

Hespeler Idea Exchange - 5 Tannery St E, all day

View the solo exhibition from Toronto-based artists Amanda McCavour.

Cambridge Kin Carnival

Riverside Park - 49 King St W, all weekend

Head down to the park for food, carnival rides and vendors. Admission is free but proceeds from ride passes support community groups and services.

Preston Book Club

Preston Idea Exchange - 435 King St E, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This group meets monthly to discuss a set title. May’s book is When She Woke by Hilary Jordan.

Connections 50+

Queen’s Square Idea Exchange - 1 North Square, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Make connections with other adults while taking part in concerts, crafting, chats and more.

Roller Skating at Galt Arena Gardens

Galt Arena Gardens - 98 Shade St, 7 p.m.

Strap on the skates with Retro Rollers for a night of nostalgia.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Hamilton Family Theatre - 46 Grand Ave S, 7:30 p.m.

Take in the story of Carole King’s rise from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Shows run throughout the weekend. Tickets can be purchased here.

Karaoke with Ky!

Wave Maker Brewery - 639 Laurel St, 8 p.m.

Show of your singing skills and enjoy a craft beer.

Karaoke Friday at Gator's Tail

970 Franklin Blvd, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Head out to the local Sports Shack and Grill and sing the night away.

Live Music at Rhythm and Brews

1000 Bishop St N, 8 p.m.

Listen to music from Another Cover Band with a cold beer.

Saturday, May 27

Cambridge Farmers' Market

40 Dickson St, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A central community food hub, the market features 26 year round vendors and 30 seasonal vendors. Kids Mother's Day crafts and a free treat for mom’s will be available.

Cambridge Homeless Cat Rescue Garage Sale

328 Margaret St., 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Look through glassware, decor, holiday decorations, tools, purses, books, toys, media items and more. Cash only. All proceeds help homeless cats with medical care, fostering costs and spay and neuters.

Toronto Cat Rescue - KW Chapter Yard Sale

18 Woolley St., 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Find affordable items and support cats in need.

Golden Triangle Cat Fanciers Cat Show

Galt Arena Gardens, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and $5 for seniors as well as students who provide identification. Donations accepted for Cambridge Humane Society.

Planting Day

Preston Idea Exchange - 435 King St E, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn about gardening and the Preston Seed Library while planting in the community garden.

Public Works Open House

1310 Bishop Street, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet city staff who work in the Infrastructure Services department and get up and close with equipment displays. Photos, the chance to paint a plow, face painting, giveaways and a sweet treat will all be part of the free event. Donations to the food bank are appreciated.

Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

Old Post Office Idea Exchange - 12 Water St S, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Educate yourself on stop-motion animation for movie-making.

Introduction to Claymation

Old Post Office Idea Exchange - 12 Water St S, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Use your imagination and learn about the art of claymation.

Pet Portraits in the Park

Central Park - 615 King St E, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Get a photo of your furry friend for a minimum $5 donation to the Cambridge & District Humane Society. Pet friendly goodie bags and treats for pets and owners will be given out.

Greenway-Chaplin Gardening Gathering

116 Rouse Ave, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Help the association prepare its backyard community garden, receive your own free planter and seedlings and have a snack.

Dungeons and Dragons with DM Doug

Queen’s Square Idea Exchange - 1 North Square, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Play the popular game with other players from the community.

Dot-Painting Workshop

Rhythm and Brews Brewing Company - 1000 Bishop St N, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Meet new people, have a drink and paint. Register at

Frankly Thursdays

Wave Maker Brewery - 639 Laurel St, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Help the local brewery open its patio with music and drinks.

Live Music at Rhythm and Brews

1000 Bishop St N, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Attend a beer party with music from K-Man & the 45’s with guests Bruce County’s Party Band and Peptalk.

Sunday, May 28

Blast the Block

Blackbridge Harley-Davidson - 310 Holiday Inn Drive, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Performance based vendors, food trucks and a stunt show are all part of the festivities.

Cornhole Tournaments!

Wave Maker Brewery - 639 Laurel St, 1 p.m.

Cornhole Sundays begin. Have a drink and play the fun game.

Live Music at Rhythm and Brews

1000 Bishop St N, 7 p.m.

After a break, Jeremy Brubacher & Friends are back. Come out for a night to celebrate the cancer survival story of Jeremy Brubacher. Music, food and drinks will all be available.