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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

By Karen Diepeveen on September 25, 2014

It’s another gorgeous weekend in the Capital, and we’ve got so many events to choose from!

Foodies will congregate Saturday down at Saint Paul University for the second annual Food Truck rally. Also that day, art meets soup at the Experimental Farm, while the West End Well Co-op holds their grand welcoming all weekend long.

Music lovers get one giant love-in with the Everybody Love Everybody Festival down at UOttawa on Friday, with Zoo Legacy, The Lionels, and so much more – plus, it’s free! Friday also finds Turnover and Safe to Say playing Pressed, while Babylon’s Shameless dance party celebrates four years of DJs and parties. Better Living Through Chemistry and Thunderuncle are at Zaphod’s that night, too. Saturday brings the punkottawa.com flea market, and Cafe Dekcuf sees Arms of the Girl, Paint, Lemon Cash, Sarah Cogan and more take the stage. A brass quintet will accompany your local brews at the Clocktower on Saturday, while Shawn William Clarke, Claude Munson and Sarah Beatty are on all night at Raw Sugar.

One World Film Festival marks 25 years this weekend, with thought-provoking screenings comprising the city’s longest-running documentary film fest.

Workshop studio + boutique’s trunk show takes over their shop for the next five days starting Thursday night, while out in Kanata it’s all crafting, all the time with Etsy’s Made in Canada: Ottawa show on Saturday.

Get in a few laughs at Twistory: The Historically Inaccurate Sketch Comedy, or catch one of the last performances of The School for Wives at The Gladstone. Theatre gets a little more serious, but no less engaging, with The Boy in the Moon at the GCTC.

We’ve also got book launches galore: on organic eating, an Arctic experience, and music and a memoir with Jamie Anderson.

What else have we got? An Afrodisiac Hair Show, Titties 4 Kitties, The Best Little Fair in Canada, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the art bank.

Let us know what else you’re up to in the comments below, and check out our events calendar for even more ideas. Be sure to tag those Instagram photos with #apt613weekend39, too!

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