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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together.  Let’s keep one another safe.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

It seems like March has stumbled in like a lamb despite the cold temperatures, and while I have no real idea what that means, I do know that we are just one week closer to real Spring.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

This weekend marks the end of the year’s shortest month, which has managed to feel like the longest. We’ve almost come full circle, as we approach a full year in this weird pandemic world. With restrictions eased, there are in person events on the docket this weekend, complemented by a variety of online events if you aren’t yet ready to get back out there. Without further ado, here’s the lowdown on what’s up this weekend in Ottawa.

Harmony and artistry during a storm: Music & Beyond presents the Music & Nature virtual series

In the midst of this seemingly endless storm of fear, loneliness, and pain, music can serve as a vehicle of consolation, connection, and healing. With live performances on pause, many music festivals like Music & Beyond have shifted their 2020 programming online. In partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, they present Music & Nature, a series of virtual performances that embody or are inspired by nature.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

October is upon us! The most beautiful month of the year has arrived and the trees are ablaze with golden yellows, rusty oranges, and fiery reds. While this weekend’s forecast isn’t calling for 30-degree weather like the weekend past, it is a great opportunity to layer up in those comfy fall sweaters and scarves and get outdoors.

Extinction X-ing: Signs of the (prehistoric) times

Right-of-way road signs at the Canadian Museum of Nature might cause some visitors to do a double-take, since the creatures depicted were last seen between 72 million and 12,000 years ago. The pair of signs, one depicting a woolly mammoth and the other Chasmosaurus irvinensis, are a playful homage.

NYE Weekend Roundup 2019

Happy holidays, folks! Around this time of year, no one is sure what day of the week it is and as such we have decided to write an extended Yuletide Roundup for you all. We’ve got the low-down on what is up this weekend, right through to New Year’s Eve.