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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa (plus, win tickets!)

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3-inch buttons made from test prints from work by Diane Bond for cut/paste/copy (now showing at Pressed Cafe).3-inch buttons made from test prints from work by Diane Bond for cut/paste/copy (now showing at Pressed Cafe).

Well, we’ve reached the halfway point of Support Local month, as November trucks along and the days get shorter. But no need to despair – there’s still plenty of events to come! We’ve got two art openings – one at Shanghai (use your passport!) and one at Mugshots, as well as a crazy birthday bash for Timekode, celebrating seven years of sweat and dance. Also in celebrations? Wunderkammer turns one! Be all classy-like at 327 Wine Bar Friday evening, with music by bassist Tobias Meis. You can also head out to the GCTC for another craft show!

It’s a pretty great weekend music-wise. We’ve got Evening Hymns tonight at Mavericks, and then tomorrow, east coast music fans can stop and see Jenn Grant, while southern Ontarians can see some of their own with Cuff the Duke. David Usher is also in town, and Sienna Dahlen is releasing her new album at GigSpace. North Wind: Flying Down Thunder + Rise Ashen will be at Mercury Lounge, and the Atomic Rooster will host a few angry suburbanites. The Souljazz Orchestra is playing two shows across the river, not far afield from where Loon Choir and Inlet Sound will stop by the Black Sheep.

The Ottawa International Storytelling Festival starts tonight with the theme of Naked Narrative, and we’ve got two tickets to give away for their two shows on Saturday! Leave a comment below with your favourite read-aloud story by noon on Friday (Nov 16), and we’ll randomly choose a winner then.

In other story-related events, there’s The Night Circus (based on this book) happening down in Old Ottawa South, and Grounded is featuring funny stories with comedians on Friday night. The LGBT Film Festival continues all weekend long, too, and the Media Democracy Conference kicks off Friday night, featuring one of our own.

The Vintage Clothing Sale is this weekend, too – note that the location has changed! And if you’d rather see men wearing less, not more, clothing, this fundraiser is for you.

What else is on your list this weekend? Screen printing? A bit of kink? Sampling maple syrup? Let us know below!

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A couple years ago, I held a dinner party in an old house by the river. We made a fire and I'm not sure how it started, but The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was read aloud as we all snuggled into couches. Many cell asleep. It was a strangely wonderful night.

- Jess

I'm a big fan of Charlie and the Chocolate factory as a read-a-loud, great voices and plenty of songs to get your teeth into too!

- Amy J

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