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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

By Karen Diepeveen on August 28, 2014

The long weekend is upon us, Ottawans!

Kick things off with Soup Ottawa, the local micro-grant participatory dinner event. Who doesn’t love soup, and who doesn’t love hearing great ideas? This event has plenty of both.

My Summer Crush improv series continues, tickling your funny bone with some musical comedy, Ladystache from Toronto, and a few late night laughs. Burlesque and comedy come together at Tits + Giggles, the monthly show at Zaphod’s.

Local indie artist Farewell Davidson plays Thursday evening at Festival House, while Moon Destroyer and Brandon Allan play House of Targ. Sandaraa and The Visit are out at the Black Sheep for an eclectic mix of music on Thursday, while the Klezmer Company Orchestra continues that theme at The Sheep on Friday. Montreal’s Feefawfum plays out in Vieux-Hull Friday, while Double Barrel dance party takes over Mugshots. Also that night, Dynamite Motel plays a show down at 8 Locks Flat.

On Saturday, Sole, Thesis Sahib and Poetic Elements bring underground rap to the city, and there’s an quadruple indie hitter at Pressed with Garrison Creek, Tindervox, City Limits and Kaiser. The Red Rails can be found at House of Targ with Eagleson and Bristol Hum, fresh off the release of their latest album.

The Science and Tech Museum is hosting a pop-up museum on Saturday: bring in your treasures and show off your own personal collections.

At Orange Gallery Thursday night, Beyond the Pale brewery is hosting a film night featuring a doc exploring Ontario’s liquor laws (and yes, there will be brews on hand).

Down on Sparks Street on Saturday, it’s an all-Latin, all the time party, a block party with dancing and food and a whole lotta fun.

And if you’re stuck with nothing to do? Get out and be a tourist in your own city!

Whatever you’re up to, remember to tag your Instagram photos with #apt613weekend35. We’ll post a round up of your snapshots on Monday next week!