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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

By Karen Diepeveen on October 18, 2012

We’ve got some high profile visitors this weekend, folks – The Boss and Babs are stopping by for a wee visit. If they’re not your ideal guests, have no fear – we’ve got a whole bunch of other folks coming to town. And if you can’t make it to those big concerts, you can always search for an EP from their early years down at the Community Record Show this weekend.

Tonight, Delta Will along with More Please! will be at the Mercury Lounge, while there’s a one-off jam called Xerox: Autumn chapel party happening down at Mugshots. Also this evening, Camp Radio will be stopping by Zaphod’s for an early show. Saturday’s a busy night – Wiz Khalifa is in town, The Wilderness of Manitoba bring their folky tunes to Mavericks, and Still Native are doing a Black Keys tribute at the Daily Grind. Matthew Barber is at the NAC on Friday and Saturday, while it’s also the Hilotrons’ last show out at the Black Sheep. Dragonette and Young Empires bring their electronic sound to Babylon.  Then on Sunday, Protest the Hero stops by Ritual, while The Crackling and Steve St. Pierre stop by Raw Sugar and Fairview is at Club SAW.

For you DJ dance party lovers, we’ve got a special treat for you – Saturday night down at Beaver Boxing Club, the Timekode DJs will square off in the ring against the Ceremony DJs – it’s a DJ Fight Night! If you’re looking for other quirky events, check out the spelling bee for adults on Friday night. There’s more comedy with Comedy before the Frost and Inside Jokes, and a historical murder mystery with a comedic twist.

In food news, the Reel Food Film Festival continues, and there’s a fundraiser dinner for Justice for Migrant Workers down at the legion. Dinner is combined with burlesque this weekend, too, and we’ve got a Cuban cabaret on Friday night.

There are a whole bunch more events going on, Ottawa, from art openings and art parties to corn roasts and beer ‘n’ board games. What’s on your schedule?

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