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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

By Karen Diepeveen on March 7, 2013



Whether you’re an environmentally-concerned fiancee, a Tibetan film buff, a tango aficionado or anything in between, this city’s got something for you this weekend.

Tonight, Legion of Saints hits the stage at Babylon, while NDMA celebrates a new EP down at the Mercury Lounge. The Goodluck Assembly is giving a sneak peek of their new album at Cafe Dekcuf Friday night, and there will be lots of jazzy goodness with Molly Johnson at the NAC. The Flaps take over the GluePot Pub for their cd release party – The Hilotrons and Remi Royale will drop in to amp up the party. Pressed will have shows Thursday and Friday, with Cold Warps dropping by tonight, and Solids tomorrow. Local band Orienteers team up with CAI.RO and The Bright Road for a show at Avant Garde, and the Glorious MoonRockets stop by the Atomic Rooster to play a few tunes. Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays heat up the Black Sheep on Saturday, and that same night Elgin Skye, Derek Harrison and Max Marshall join forces for a show. Or, practice all weekend and head to the Hintonburg Public House to take the stage yourself!

We’ve got plenty of film options. Wanderweg opens tonight at the Mayfair, and the DiverCiné Film Festival goes all weekend with a few films from La Francophonie. The Tibetan Film Festival, while lacking Brad Pitt, will feature several films exploring the land, culture and people of Tibet. In visual art, Balancing. act II opens tonight at Cube Gallery, part of the first Thursday art walk that happens down Wellington each month.

Craft lovers take note: Urban Craft is now quarterly, and is happening this weekend! Plus, Auntie Loo will be hosting a pop-up vegan dinner of deliciousness.

And, if you’re a big Madge fan, Adi Shesha Yoga is hosting a night of vinyasa flow set to her greatest hits. Continue that grooving at Kitchen Party down at the Rochester Pub afterward!

What else have you got going on this weekend, Ottawa? Let us know below!