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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on August 9, 2018


It’s another jam packed weekend in Ottawa so without further ado, here are some picks for how to spend your weekend!

All Weekend

Celebrate Indigenous arts at the Asinabka Festival, now in its 7th year of programming. This film and media arts festival allows independent artists to share, present and disseminate their work. Events run August 8-12 so check the schedule online. Festival passes are $30, or tickets can be purchased for $5 per Program or $10 for the entire afternoon or evening of film. Tickets and passes available at the door.

Thursday

The world’s largest Chamberfest ends today – check out the schedule of events and enjoy!

Friday

Everyone is welcome at SistaFrizz Slam Poetry Workshop, Friday night at Triple Seven. Write, ask for help, get inspiration, follow the theme – or not.

Break out your beach wear for a beach themed party, the Beach Party Festival at Rainbow Bistro. Ottawa’s The Tackies, Subtle Curves, and The Beverly Hills Cowboys (a first time performance from local supergroup composed of members of The Tackies + Lovegood and Marc Vincent) will perform, along with bands from Montreal, Chicago, Seattle and more special guests to be announced!

Saturday

Gallery 101 in partnership with Asinabka Festival present Hot Culture, curated by Christopher Wong and Howard Adler. Running until September 1, the opening is Saturday from 2-5pm at Gallery 101 (51B Young Street). The opening will be followed by free shuttle to Arts Court for the Latinx Indigenous Fashion show.

From Percy to Bronson, Flora Street will be filled with great food, music, and laughs for the Flora St. Block Party 2.0 thanks to the amazing residents of Flora Street. Local businesses such as Flora Hall Brewing, Moo Shu Ice Cream, Seed to Sausage and others will join in for the party.

The Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area and House of PainT have collaborated to present Mozaik, a free festival of art, music, food and dance. The event will take place at 250 Montreal Road (corner of Bégin) on Saturday from 12-9pm.

The Ottawa Champions take on the Rockland Boulders on Saturday night, which is also Ladies Night and your second to last chance to enjoy fireworks at the ballpark this season.

Germany takes to the sky at the Sound of Light fireworks competition with an impressive looking soundtrack. For $10, you can enjoy the fireworks (with music!) from the Museum of History, the Ottawa Locks at the Bytown Museum, or Nepean Point. Plenty of free viewing spots downtown as well.

Sunday

613U is Apt613’s workshop series offering tips and tricks for bloggers, citizen journalists, community volunteers, and arts communicators. This Sunday, head back to school for Video I– Behind the Scenes of 613TV. Great for fans of Ottawa Minute, or those looking to expand their video skills. Register online to save your spot. For all upcoming workshops, check out our 613U page.

Make a monster, build a beast! Art in Jest’s Brenda Dunn will guide you through the monster-making process in a fun workshop this Sunday afternoon. Register online.


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