And just like that, it’s August! Welcome to another exciting long weekend. Read on for some of our picks.
A company of fools
Romeo + Juliet runs until August 17th as part of the Torchlight Shakespeare Festival in parks across Eastern Ontario.
Nothing beats a summer weekend, and the weeks are beginning to feel shorter and shorter as the days get longer.
Canada Day falls on a Monday this year, making this a special extended edition of the weekend roundup. Have fun, stay hydrated, and enjoy the long weekend!
Romeo + Juliet runs from July 1st to August 17th as part of the Torchlight Shakespeare Festival in parks across Eastern Ontario.
This year’s Rubber Chicken Award goes to…
This weekend is promising a mixed bag of weather, but it also holds a wide variety of activities in and around the city. Movies and music and beer are readily available this weekend, but you don’t have to look very hard for other cool things to tickle your fancy as we all try to jam as much awesomeness as we can into our remaining summer days (and nights).
After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.
This weekend isn’t only about the giant monsters of La Machine, although we are pretty excited to check them out. With lots happening in the city and on the outskirts (we’re looking at you, MayoFest!), grab your friends and have a blast.
A Company of Fools is bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a city park near you. That’s not an exaggeration—with shows ranging from Navan to Stittsville to Manotick to Wakefield, everyone in the greater Ottawa area has a chance to see it.
The week was short, but there is no shortage of things to keep you occupied in and around town. Happy summer weekending!
This testing ground for indie theatre has seen more than forty short plays premiere since 2012. It’s a chance to see nascent ideas tested out before a live audience. And it’s that opportunity to explore potential, without the fear of failure, that makes Fresh Meat such a unique night out.
Nothing says August like tomatoes and corn.
Silliness often gets a bad rap. For some lovers of culture, art is not really art unless it is exploring a serious theme. “Real actors don’t do slapstick,” I can hear these deep thinkers declare. “While ridiculous plot lines are signs of a weak imagination.” In response, one can imagine how Pomme Frites, the wonderful […]