At this point in the year, most of us are spending all our time in Club Weldon and way too broke to go to a real club. But there has to be stuff to do in this town to get our minds off studying without breaking the bank. I’ve been doing some digging to find free (or nearly free) events happening throughout the exam season.
For starters, check out the London Tourism website –– they have special coupon offers for places like Fleetway and Palasad. And keep reading for totally free stuff happening in April.
Yoga in the Park
Did you know Lululemon hosts free yoga classes? I didn’t until a couple days ago. But I’m thrilled to hear there will be classes the next two Thursdays — April 15 in Covent Garden Market and April 22 in Victoria Park. They’re happening at noon, making it perfect midday stress relief (and a good chance to stretch out muscles made cramped by hours of studying).
For more info, head to: lululemon.com/londonontario/masonville
Oh! Fest – Free Concerts
None of the Open House Arts Collective concerts happening throughout Oh! Fest (April 22-24) will hit your wallet too hard, with prices ranging from $7 to $12. There’s also a couple free shows for broke folks still hoping to see some up-and-coming bands. On April 22, The CFL Sessions and Jon Mckiel will be playing for free at Grooves Records. You can catch The Whipping Wind and Kite Hill the next day for free as well — same time, same place.
For more info, head to: ohfest.com
Stargazing on Campus
This could make for a cute exam season date and it doesn’t cost a penny. With the help of volunteers from the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Western is hosting some public events on campus at Croyn Observatory — including an open house on April 23 from 7-10 p.m. The night will start with a slide show presentation followed by a chance to use the facility’s big telescope to look at stars and planets and stuff. It’s super nerdy, and totally free.
For more info, head to: www.astro.uwo.ca/exploringthestars
Know of some fun, free events? Shoot me an email.