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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

By Amanda Armstrong on February 23, 2017



It has been a short week and the weekend has snuck up sooner than expected, rewarding us with plenty of great things to get up to here in this fine city. With plenty of fun stuff to choose from, the decision can often be overwhelming. So we’ve narrowed down the options for you. Here you have it: this weekend’s shortlist.


Véronique Sunatori, RELEASING THE IMAGE, 22” x 27”, Found frame, mat board, acrylic sheet, chrome paint.

Véronique Sunatori, RELEASING THE IMAGE, 22” x 27”, Found frame, mat board, acrylic sheet, chrome paint.

Studio Sixty Six (66 Muriel St) hosts the vernissage of their most recent show, TIME / FRAME, this Thursday evening. This exhibit features the work of two artists, Sharon Katz and Véronique Sunatori. Katz will be presenting some of her mixed media work, which “depict movement/action” and Sunatori her “series of severed and modified frames.” An added bonus to the opportunity to check out some great art is that there will be tasty treats and libations at the party.

Operation Come Home’s second annual Poor Chefs Competition takes place at City Hall this Thursday night. The competition is designed to illustrate the challenges faced by those on social assistance when trying to feed themselves well using limited resources. Some of the city’s best chefs – including Darren Flowers (Union Local 613), Lizardo Becerra (Andaz Ottawa Byward Market) and Harriet Clunie (Beechwood Gastropub) – will be given $3.15 as well as three items commonly found in food banks. With this, they must create a delicious and nutritious meal, in hopes that their creation will tantalize the tastebuds of a panel of judges and earn their name a spot on the Poor Chefs trophy.


Friday night offers the opportunity to take part in the first ever Jam Session at Art House Cafe (555 Somerset St W). Warm up your singing voices, grab your guitar, and join other local musicians for an evening of inventive musical fun. The Art House Cafe also asks that local artists bring in CDs for a chance to have them played in the space and sold in their soon-to-open record shop.

For those who cannot play a tune of their own, you can still have a great time at one of several dance parties happening this weekend. A new party takes to the dance floor this Friday night at Shanghai (651 Somerset St W). Join DJs PALM D’OR and PJ for A Night Called Best.

Beau’s will be taking over the taps at this month’s Museum of Nature Nocturne: feBREWary edition. If you’re stressing about what to wear to a party in a castle, you can relax, as the theme for this month’s event is a laid back plaid.


Head down to House of Targ (1077 Bank St) on Saturday afternoon with a bag of clothes you no longer wear and a non-perishable food donation for the Ottawa Food Bank and score yourself some great new stuff. Targ is hosting a free clothing swap from 3–6pm. All items left behind will be donated to city shelters.

It isn’t often that we are treated to back-to-back TK dance parties, but this short month has made it happen. A very special edition of Timekode with a very special guest, DJ Skratch Bastid, goes down this Saturday night at D’Afrique (164 Laurier Ave W). The party launches Timekode’s new Patreon campaign – which will give all of you TK fans another unique way to support the party.


If you are looking for an ear opening way to send off the weekend, head to The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St W), for a performance by Kamancello, a cello and kamanche duo. Their improvised performances are unlike anything you’ve ever heard, both from anyone else or the duo themselves.

There it is, you guys: the 411 from the 613. The weather is set to be warm (& wet – boo!), so get out there and make the best of it. Take lots of pictures and show us what you get up to. Hashtag them with #apt613wknd and we will post the highlights on our feed next week!

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Le Salon du livre de l’Outaouais ouvre ses portes ce jeudi et propose plusieurs activités toute la fin de semaine ! Parmi les moments les plus forts offerts par cette 38e édition, la lecture-spectacle de La femme qui fuit, roman d’Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, d’ailleurs présidente d’honneur de l’événement. Un récit évocateur de liberté, celui qui raconte la fuite d’une mère dans les années du Refus global, laissant derrière elle ses enfants pour combler un besoin, celui de retrouver sa liberté. Ce vendredi 24 février à 19 h.

La pièce de théâtre Les Passants est présentement à l’affiche du Great Canadian Theatre Company. Cette création est le fruit d’une collaboration avec le Théâtre la Catapulte et a vu le jour dans le cadre du 150e anniversaire du Canada. La pièce est présentée en français avec surtitres anglais. Consultez notre article pour en savoir plus!


Krief sera de passage au Blacksheep à Wakefield l’instant d’une soirée. Ancien guitariste de la formation The Dears, Patrick Krief en est à son 4e album Automaniac en tant qu’auteur-compositeur-interprète. Voilà un artiste multi instrumentaliste d’expérience à ajouter à sa palette de couleurs.


Timekode édition spéciale avec le reconnu DJ Skratch Bastid !  Cet événement servira de point de départ pour lancer la campagne de financement disponible sur Patreon.

Elliot Maginot et Marie-Ève Roy seront au Minotaure pour une soirée pop-alternative qui risque de générer des émotions fortes et inattendues.

La Nouvelle Scène propose une formule cabaret sur le thème de L’Afrique poétique. Deux courts métrages présentés par le festival Vues d’Afrique seront suivis d’une prestation musicale de la chanteuse et griotte malienne Djely Tapa. Un buffet sénégalais sera servi entre les deux événements.

Safia Nolin au Pub Le St-André : le spectacle affiche complet, mais si vous avez des contacts, laissez-vous charmer par Saint-André-Avellin en même temps que par l’authenticité déconcertante de cette artiste qui ne cesse d’impressionner la galerie.

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