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Culture Days LogoCulture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture, inviting the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes. Join us on September 28 and 29 to experience dance, art, authors, jewellery making, stories, travel and culture. Download our printable Culture Days flyer for program listing and details.

Storytime en Español 
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10-10:30am
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Come enjoy a dual language story in English and Spanish shared by staff from the Barrie Latin Resource Centre. Learn some basic Spanish phrases and discover the Latin culture together.

ArtCentral Studio Pop-Up
Downtown - Helen Saso Room
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10am-2pm
Join ArtCentral artist members and explore “unmaking” as a creative act. All materials provided.

Latin Folk Dance
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30-11am
Join the Barrie Latin Resource Centre for a fun-filled dance presentation. Learn about the culture of Latin America and how to move to the Latin beat.

Mexican Cultural Event with SHILANGO
Downtown - Collaboratory
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30-11am
Discover the inspiration behind Paola’s new wooden earring collection: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Chalk Pastel Drawing Demo*
Downtown - Collaboratory
Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-3pm
Discover chalk pastel with local art instructor Jenny Chen of Art Wonderfull Creative Center. Register online, by phone or in person.

Around the World - Peru 
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-1:30pm 
Join Nina Donayre for a cultural exploration of Peru from 1-1:30pm. 

Around the World - Jamaica
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Saturday, Sept. 28, 1:30-2pm
Join Karl Daly for a cultural exploration of Jamaica from 1:30-2pm.

Cultural Expectations with Author Zalika Reid-Benta
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-3pm
Discover the tensions between first and second-generation Canadians and their cultural expectations in readings from Zalika’s debut novel Frying Plantain.

Author talk with Waubgeshig Rice
Painswick - Massie Room
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2:30-3:30pm
An award-winning author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation, Waubgeshig has been inspired by his experiences growing up in the Anishnaabe community. Learn and listen as he reads from his most recent book, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

Raizes Portuguese Folklore Group
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Saturday, Sept. 28, 3-3:30pm
Watch the traditional dances of Portugal and learn the story of the culture. 

Latin Rhythm and Beats
Sunday, Sept. 29, 12-2pm
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Listen to the performance of local musician David Whyne as he shares music from Latin America.

Drag Queen Storytime
Downtown - Enji-Maawnjiding Gathering Place
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2-2:30pm
Barrie’s resident Drag Queen, Justine D’as will share a favourite children’s story and family friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Come explore a world together where people can present as they wish and where dress up is real.

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