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Museum After Dark

Museum After Dark was built for you and your friends – young professionals, creatives, and culture supporters with a shared passion for engaging with the community and immersive experiences. From the Beer Series to the Brush Off, and engaging dance parties to dialogue Series, Museum After Dark is more than just a membership. 

Beer& Series

Beer& Chef D – February 21, 2018

Learn to cook with local celebrity Chef D all while enjoying a pint (or two) from Waterloo Brewing! The evening’s culinary delights will include: Scallop ceviche, Cheddar and lager soup with a mascarpone foam, Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with a Waterloo Dark demi glaze, Roasted garlic pots of cream.

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Beer& Ukulele – April 18, 2018

Learn to play this small but mighty instrument with top level instruction from Folkway Music, or simply jam our with fellow ukulele lovers.

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Beer& Beyonce – May 30, 2018

Okay Kitchener-Waterloo, now let’s get in formation!

Beyography is the Beyonce tribute dance class, where all Naughty Girls and Baby Boys come to release their inner Divas. In this intensive two-hour class you’ll learn the complete choreography to a Beyonce song. As seen on CBC, CTV’s Canada AM, Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, Breakfast Television and more!

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MAD Thursdays

Step out of your comfort zone and do something truly INTEResting this New Year! You’d be MAD not to take part in THEMUSEUM’S multi-modal art exhibition INTERACTION. This unique drop-in programming is for adults 19+ (because, booze) and runs every Thursday from January 4th– March 29th. Museum After Dark (MAD) is the only place where you and your friends can INTERmingle at a Valentine’s Night Market or reach for the stars with INTERstellar. Cool sh*t happens here.

INTERtwine – January 18, 2018
With the Underground Studio MakerSpace
So you’ve broken all the cool gadgets you got for Christmas? No biggie! We know you’ve been dying to check out our Underground Studio Makerspace – and here’s your chance. Come in to hack, tinker, and play during this adult-only session. The chance to create a wonderfully weird new creation… and enjoy a cold one, awaits.

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INTERscholastic –February 1, 2018
With Nerd Nite and UWaterloo Science Outreach
Looking to expand your intellect and for the opportunity to meet a real-life scientist? Hang out with some scientists – we promise they’re not intimidating! It’s an informal series of short talks featuring the application of their research, followed by Nerd Nite trivia and the chance to put your newfound knowledge to the test.  

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INTERmingle – February 8
In honour of Valentine’s day, we present: INTERACTION, A Truly Magical Moment by Adam Basanta. Stare into your lover’s eyes the new-age way – through your mobile phone! After perusing the exhibition, join us for a screening of Her, a film that is sure to make you feel better about just how connected you are to your device.  

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INTERcept –February 15, 2018 
Break out your best paddles, it’s time to play!

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INTERmix –February 22, 2018
With Brew Over Design
Move over for Brew Over Design as they call on all designers! We’re talking graphic designers, user-experience architects, photogs and animators. Drown those winter blues with inspired cocktails, drink with new friends and explore our interactive exhibitions. Cheers!

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INTERcut –March 1, 2018
With Grand River Film Festival
Still not convinced that we’re living in the future? Browse – and engage – with INTERACTION and then consider the role of technology in our everyday lives. Stay for a special screening of the futurist classic, Ex Machina. Watch the trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

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INTERchange –March 8, 2018
With Le Prix Fashion & Consulting
Your wardrobe probably needs a refresh, but on the cheap. Bring in your old items for a chance to swap, shop, and upcycle! Get styling advice from fashion expert and Le Prix founder, Robyn Hobbs, on how to make old items new again and browse their collection for some new (to you) additions! We’re looking for gently used men and women’s clothing, as well as small homeware items, including mugs, cushions, notebooks, etc.  Please drop off your contribution by 6:45 PM; shopping starts at 7PM! *Please note the maximum donation is 10 items per person.

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 INTERsect –March 15, 2018
With UW Games Institutes
Coolest job on the planet alert: There are people who get PAID to study Virtual Reality games. We’re calling on you to contribute to valuable research… or at the very least, to try your hand at the latest VR advancements available today.

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INTERlude –March 22, 2018
Join us for a night of interactive 8bit electronic grooves with deadbeatblast!

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INTERvene –March 29, 2018
Your Vote
How do you want to send off MAD Thursdays? Place your vote at any of our events throughout January & February.

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The Brush Off: 7th Edition – January 26, 2018

Artists are invited to participate in a friendly competition, painting and creating art in front of a live audience of 500 people. Artists will expose and be exposed to the wealth of artistic talent that exists in this community and beyond!

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