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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa and ticket giveaway!

By François Levesque on February 20, 2014

The weekend’s knocking at our doors and it’s another busy one, particularly if you’re living or heading to Wakefield!

Thursday

EcoEquitable is a non-profit, small-scale social enterprise that uses repurposed fabric in an innovative manner to create employment opportunities for women, particularly the immigrant & refugee, unemployed, or part-time workers. It’s been around for years but is taking a big step, opening up a boutique. Its launch party is taking place tonight at 404 MacArthur Ave at 5:30.

DtD Media X presents lounge music at Pressed, hosted by Kway Sway of CKCU’s Dem Tings Dey and visuals by The SouthSide. Special guests B.R.O.W.N and Dee J iNiikQ. Entry is $7.00

Friday

Ukrainia with special guests Hydro Thermal Vents are playing at the Black Sheep.  We’re excited to give two tickets to the show! Send us an email at apartment613 at gmail dot com with Ukrainia in the subject header to enter the draw. A winner will be announced Thursday evening.

David Usher brings his sensual voice and songs from his new album, “Songs from the Last Day on Earth” to the Shenkman Arts Centre.

After a 10 year hiatus, the well-loved duo Bet.e & Stef are back together and will perform at La Grange de la Gatineau for an evening of latin jazz and bossa nova, starting at 6:30pm.

In Hintonburg, burlesque is taking over the Elmdale where the Mansfield Brothers present “A Midnight Affair”. $15 at the door, doors open at 10:30. 

Saturday

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) will hold its Mini-Mammoth used book sale to raise money for the Ottawa Public Library! 1-10 books for $1, for all ages and interests! It’s happening at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre.

Ever wondered who has the tastiest and most creative noodle bowls in the Capital City? Sip & Slurp was created for you. The event will showcase a plethora of noodle dishes from Thai to Italian. It starts at 5pm at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Tix are $10 advance/$15 door for entry. Food is between $1-$6.

The Black Sheep Inn is hosting Ottawa’s Jeremy Fisher, an awesome folk artist I first heard in Halifax while he was criss crossing the country on his bicycle. (If you miss him on Saturday, he’s playing again at the Sheep on Sunday)

Crush Improv monthly showcase “Spotlight on…” at Centrepointe Studio Theatre will Councillor Katherine Hobbs. Should be a good one.

Later in the night, head to Mugshots to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Ceremony.  

Sunday

It’s ladies night at the Black Sheep Inn with Ottawa’s Her Harbour opening up for Denmark’s Agnes Obel. Her latest album, Aventine, is truly a treat.

The Wakefield International Film Fest is taking place throughout the weekend. You can check out The Moo Man and Dirty Wars on February 22 or 23. It’s taking place at the Great Hall in the new Wakefield Centre.

Corporate scandal as play? That’s Enron: The Play, and it’s here to entertain you. “It’s a scorching exposé of corporate madness, ENRON is corrosively funny and exuberantly theatrical. “Enron’s run at the NAC began on February 17 and runs through March.