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Weekend Roundup: Quoi Faire ?

By Hannah Manning on October 18, 2018


Another fall weekend ahead, and so much to do! Don’t forget that it’s your last chance to take advantage of the National Capital Commission’s free shuttle into Gatineau Park to enjoy the fall colours.

All Weekend

Fresh Meat is an annual theatre fest for short plays. It’s the second, and final, weekend of Fresh Meat 7. Learn more in our post here. Tickets cost $15–20 online and at the door.

The Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market is at The Fieldhouse at Carleton University for anyone looking to score some great vintage finds.

Thursday

Enriched Bread Artists is celebrating 26 years with their annual open studio. The vernissage will take place Thursday from 6-8pm. The studio is open this weekend and next for visitors to meet the artists and see their work. Read our preview here for a thorough sneak peek of what to expect

Networking can be weird, which is why United Way’s Schmoozefest is a great event to meet new people, exchange ideas, and support the GenNEXT Giving Circles.

The National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibition opens today. The Oscar G. Rejlander: Artist Photographer exhibition shows the work of the man dubbed the Father of Photography. Admission to the opening is free, as is the gallery every Thursday evening.

Friday

Colours of Perception: An Immersive Sensory Experience at The Art House Café will let you immerse yourself in curious sensations as you enter a mis-enchanted forest of strange lights and eerie sounds. Admission is $10 at the door, or pay what you can.

Saturday

Triple Seven is celebrating their first anniversary! If you haven’t been yet, it’s located at 75 Rue Saint Rédempteur in Gatineau, and is a community art centre. Learn more about them here.

What’s more adorable than a bunch of dogs in costumes? Stop by the Halloween Dog Parade at Hintonburg Park and help support Dovercourt’s Work and Volunteer Experience (WAVE) program for adults with autism and other special needs.

Head Back to the 80s with the Vixens Victorious at a fundraiser for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Galatecha is an evening of exploring the intersection of art and technology. Throughout the night, the line between reality and the virtual will be blurred. From 8pm til midnight, explore the Canada Science and Technology Museum, with full access to the museum and interactive installations while enjoying food, beverages and music.

Ottawa’s North of 7 Distillery is one of the featured distilleries at the Whiskey Ottawa Festival. Tickets are on the pricier side, but includes all samples, light snacks and your entrance fee.

Sunday

Beyond the Pale has been hosting a weekly Family Feast Day and they’re back at it this Sunday, featuring nachos, tacos and salad by Smoque Shack.

Did you catch our guide to weekly community fitness events earlier this fall? This Sunday is a great opportunity to get out and try something new, like maybe the free Sunday Bootcamp with the Stadium Workout crew? Meet at 7:50am at the front desk of GoodLife Fitness attached to the Stadium. Note that a GoodLife Fitness Membership is not required.

The sun is setting earlier these days, but that’s perfect for a trip to Pumpkinferno at the Upper Canada Village.


For more of what’s happening in Ottawa, check out our events calendar. Out snapping photos? Tag us on Instagram @apt613 for a chance to be featured on our feed. Be sure to use the hashtag #APT613 so we can share your photos!