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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

By Karen Diepeveen on October 4, 2012

It’s a little quieter this weekend as people scatter decorative gourds on the dining room table and bake up pumpkin pies, but we’ve still got some great options for you.

Hoping to make that Thanksgiving dinner a little more fairly traded? Credible Edibles has the perfect workshop for you. And, staying with the season, learn all about how harvesting is actually done (scythes are so last century) and how you can harvest energy from those very crops.

Lefty McRighty and the O-town Hoedown enter the last weekend of that music festival, partying it up at The Rainbow. Annabelle Chvostek brings together indie music with the occupy movement out at the Black Sheep tonight, which is where Jason Collett will take the stage on Saturday. Back to tonight: Lee Fields and the Expressions + DJ Zattar will be at Ritual tonight, while Dry River Caravan will bring their catchy tunes to the Lunenburg. New music will be found down at Umi Cafe, with Sleepy and the Noise and their acoustic sound. Pressed gets dance-y on Friday night with the Tropikalo party, and out in Perth Musicians for Mutts will do a bit of fundraising for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Also Friday night, The Boom Booms and Dynamite Motel infuse a bit of rock/pop into the Market. Scene Noir release their new retro synth electronica album at Cafe Dekcuf Saturday night, while the Fairly Odd Folk stop by Zaphod’s. And on Sunday? DJ Hobo and Sweetcheeks are back at the Hintonburg Public House.

In movies, we’re covered – at least for tonight. It’s Treepot4 Indie Filmmaker Showcase, while down at Mugshots there’s a night of video and experimental music with Video Worx. Let your imagination run wild with Ghostly Tales down at Collected Works – story-telling of the scary kind. Poetry and visual art are combined in the works of Geof Huth, who will be down at the Ottawa Art Gallery as part of the A B Series this weekend.

What else will be occupying your time this weekend, Ottawans? Anything locally delicious on that Thanksgiving menu?