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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

With the end of the year fast approaching, the holiday cheer can make winter’s cold temperatures a little less frigid. The holidays are a time to get together and this weekend provides plenty of opportunity to indulge and get some of your gift-getting out of the way.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Whether your long weekend was an end-of-summer blur, or a relaxing last hurrah at the cottage, the shortened work week means that another weekend is already upon us. This is a great chance to try something new, or spend the weekend outdoors patio sitting and taking in some fun local outdoor live events.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Down in Ottawa, we like to refer to this time of the year as six-one-three season, or “61threeson.” You know what I’m talking about: it’s the time of year just after the tulips close, and summer hasn’t quite happened, but it’s warm and the city has awoken to a deluge of events, events, events.

Exhibition: Impressionist Treasures at the National Gallery of Canada—until 09.09.18

Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection gives us a glimpse of one of Europe’s most beautiful but lesser-known collections. Through 60 paintings, it traces the progression of 19th century French painting from the Barbizon School and realism, to post-impressionism, including works by French masters Monet, Courbet, Manet, Matisse and Renoir, among others.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

Welcome to the last of the winter weekends—although it might not feel like it, with all the snow we’ve been getting and a dip into colder temperatures over the weekend. Despite spring’s clever disguise, be sure to get out there and celebrate its arrival. There are plenty of exciting goings on in this fine city, to help you do it right!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

This late into December, weekend outings in Ottawa will inevitably involve some measure of holiday-themed craft shows. And while this week’s Weekend Roundup is certainly full of cheer, I hope there’s a little bit for everyone, Grinch and otherwise. Oh yeah, and there’s some hockey stuff going on.

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