Arts and Life

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Pumpkin patches that fit your seasonal needs

There are few things more seasonally appropriate during the month of October than pumpkin picking. Whether you bring them home to bake into a pie, display on your porch or carve into a spooky decoration, pumpkin picking is a fun activity no matter how old you are. Luckily for those of us who enjoy it, we aren’t just limited to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

The Rocky Horror Picture Show continues its legacy after 43 years

If you ever see a collection of eccentrically dressed individuals sauntering towards your local cinema this Halloween season with a seemingly random assortment of items — rubber gloves, rice, toast, a newspaper, squirt guns, playing cards — and sometimes even hot dogs, then they might just be going to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The movie, immediately recognizable for […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

The bars and clubs to check out this Halloween

Picking a bar for your Halloween plans can be daunting at times. What bar is going to be the most lit? And where can you go so you  don’t have any FOMO? Don’t worry, The Cord has you covered for your Halloween nights out. Bar Rayna This new attraction has been open for a few weeks now and if the […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

A point for Ace Ping Pong Bar

Tired of your weekly trip to Pub and Phil’s? Well look no further, thanks to the new opening of a hot spot attraction in uptown Waterloo. Ace Ping Pong Bar is the shiny new attraction and is here to help you get through your cold and miserable midterm season. I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Yurkin, a Laurier […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Rainbow Reels film festival represents LGBTQ2+ community

“The films that we have are works of art — they’re pieces that are well put together, there’s good funding behind them, they’re beautiful stories, impactful stories. It’s just amazing to see a good film that also happens to have queer content,” said Hannah Enns, operations and festival coordinator for 2018. Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival is well […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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Film Review: A Star is Born

In “A Star is Born” we see Jackson “Jack” Maine, an established rockstar played by Bradley Cooper, fall in love with the young talented musician Ally, played by Lady Gaga. Bradley Cooper was in fact the director and the film has made over 135 million at the box office since it was released on Oct. 5, 2018. The movie is […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Balzac’s grand opening celebrations

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters in Waterloo recently hosted their grand opening in celebration of their newest cafe, located at 256 Phillip Street. The Waterloo location, which is found in close proximity to the UW plaza, opened up almost a year ago. “We just did a very belated grand opening. I think it was almost a year to the date that we […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Lauren Symbolik-Berger

A recap of Bingemans Screampark 2018

Thursday Sept. 27 marked the day some colleagues and I went to Bingemans Screampark. For those who don’t know, Screampark is an annual event at Bingemans in Waterloo — essentially, picture a really long and extended haunted house with several different stages.  Once we arrived, we were greeted by a headless woman dressed entirely in black.  This started our experience […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Eva Ou

Lumen Festival shines bright in uptown

On Sept. 29, 2018 the Lumen festival took place in Waterloo for the very first time.  The festival, which aims to celebrate light, art and technology, features 26 installations which were located in five different zones throughout uptown Waterloo.   “We get a lot of criticism from the tech community that nothing is happening in Waterloo and that’s not exactly […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·