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Weekend roundup: Atomic Rooster giveaway

By Karen Diepeveen on November 14, 2013

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Love poutine? Look no further than Sparks Street – you’re now booked up for the weekend.

Support Local month is entering its third weekend, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Tonight, there’s a vernissage of Andrea Stokes’ work down at Mint Hair Studio. It’s also the Alice Alishka pop-up shop at Workshop Boutique – your chance to get a hold of some one-of-a-kind pieces she’s just created. If you’re in the mood for some quirky, old films, Raw Sugar has partnered up with the Mayfair to showcase some of their old archival educational 16mm, including Infectious Diarrhea and Cashmere is Scottish. Armand Garnet Ruffo will be reading from his forthcoming book, based on the life and art of highly acclaimed and controversial Ojibway painter Norval Morrisseau.

Tonight it’s also the KABOOM open mic at Atomic Rooster – your chance to get up on stage and have locals support you. We’re giving away an Atomic Rooster prize pack, with a tshirt and gift certificate. Just email apartment613 at gmail.com by noon Friday, Nov. 15 with “Atomic” in the subject line, and you’ll be entered in the draw.

Friday, it’s the SMAKK-a-fair down at Art Is In, while the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair kicks off. Stop by Fabrications for the opening of Ian Roy’s work, and then head over to Eri Cafe for Timekode’s 8th anniversary party.

The craft sales continue with Glisten! on Saturday, while the Krista Norris trunk show at Viens Avec Moi gets underway. Kids (and parents) should head over to Happy Goat Coffee for an afternoon of thrilling storytelling and music from 8th Generation. Pick up your Support Local coffee roast while you’re there! Stop by Red Apron for their cheese and jam extravaganza, to get you all fueled up for the 3rd Art Party down at The Daily Grind. The Great Crafting De-Stash also starts Saturday, while down at 327 Wine Bar the Somerset Combo will stop by to play some jazz and raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society.

Wind up your Support Local weekend on Sunday down at OZ Kafe, where Antique Skate will be hosting The Social Book Exchange. Bring in old favourites and discover a few new tomes to keep you company in the cold winter months.

There’s more going on around town, too, with Poynter and Payne coming up from Toronto to play at Thursday night’s burlesque Strip Cheese II: Stripped! Pony Girl and Groenland are playing at Zaphod’s on Friday, while Sunparlour Players and Still Native head out to the Black Sheep and the Souljazz Orchestra is back at Babylon. It’s the debut show of Insufficient Funds on Saturday at Avant-Garde, and The Deep, Dark Woods are at Ritual with Michael Rault.

Friday, there’s a free event down at SAW Gallery: Everybody knows this is Nowhere, featuring the films of Basma Alsharif. Also, an epic afterparty.

Note to all gamers: while the Old School Video Games event has been cancelled, you can get your fill of new games at the Office Attacks! launch party down at the Mercury Lounge.

As always, check out our events calendar for even more listings. What else is happening this weekend, Ottawa? Let us know below.

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