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Edge of Peace multimedia exhibit in Confederation Park. Photo: Hannah Manning

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on November 8, 2018


It’s time for another weekend, and there’s no shortage of things to do. While you’re out and about, remember to pick up a poppy and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

All Weekend

The Inside Out LBTQ Film Festival is back in Ottawa with films all weekend long at the National Gallery of Canada, and it’s the final weekend for The Drowning Girls at the Great Canadian Theatre Company.

Thursday

JUNO-award winner Jayme Stone and his four-piece band are at the National Arts Centre on Thursday night. Catch up with Jayme the banjo player extraordinaire in our Gig Pick here.

Get your hands on some affordable art at Wall Candy: Sweetly Affordable Art Expo, a 1 day art expo featuring 60 local artists selling their work at affordable prices: nothing is over $999 and many are under $50.

Have a telescope lying around at home that you just can’t figure out? Volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) in conjunction with the Ottawa Public library, are holding a telescope clinic at the Carp library to help you out. Register online to save your spot with a volunteer. If weather permits, stick around to enjoy the monthly stargazing event after dark.

Friday

The Centrepointe Studio hosts an intimate performance by the Grey Jazz Big Band, featuring the sounds of the 1930’s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, expertly performed by a 20-piece big band, composed of retired professional musicians. Tickets are available online for $15.

The opening reception for WARP, an exhibition featuring local emerging artist Gabriela Avila-Yiptong and Montréal based fiber artist Allyson Rousseau, is this Friday from 6-9pm at Studio Sixty Six.

Saturday

Girls+ Rock Ottawa and Debaser, along with the Ottawa Public Library, are hosting a workshop on organizing a concert. This workshop is in French and is free, but pre-registration to save your spot is required.

This summer, Kyle Brownrigg was in the running for Canada’s Top Comic and this Saturday, he’ll be at Yuk Yuk’s to record his debut comedy album. Produced by Howl & Roar Records (which was founded by Ottawa native Allison Dore), the show looks to be a fun night out.

Local artist Danuta Sierhuis has teamed up with flower shop The Stalk Market to show her punch needles embroideries. The Jungle Boogie, aka vernissage, takes place Saturday from 6-8pm and all are invited. Learn more about the shop in our interview here.

The National Youth Orchestra of Germany is in town for a special concert to remember the Night of Broken Glass.

Sunday

There are a number of ways to mark Remembrance Day this year. In addition to ceremonies taking place around town, including the national ceremony at the National War Memorial, the Canadian War Museum has free admission all day. Stop by Confederation Park between 4:30-10:30pm to take in Edge of Peace, a multimedia exhibit on the fragility of peace and the price of freedom. Virtual poppies have been cascading down Centre Block since October 26 and November 11 is the final day for the Poppy Drop.


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!