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Weekend Roundup: What to do?

By Hannah Manning on November 17, 2016




We’re well into holiday craft show season so be sure to check our guide and stop by a few. Also on this weekend is the Orleans United Holiday Bazaar, the Christmas Pottery Sale, and an ornament workshop at the Hintonburg Public House.

Take a look below for many other non-craft show events taking place this weekend. Enjoy!


cap477663Starting Friday and running all weekend is the Partnering to Hack Homelessness (P2H2) Hackathon. This event is an opportunity to apply your community knowledge, coding, design, and data visualization skills to do good for your community. Get more information online and register to confirm your spot!

The Orpheus Musical Theatre Society presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy starting this weekend in Ottawa.


Looking to get ready for winter? MEC is hosting Snowfest 2016; the place to be for gear advice, clinics, activities, prize giveaways, and more. While the clinics are free, they ask you to please register online ahead of time.

15039451_1056125741163508_4724484610326163013_oBicycle Craft is hosting their 3rd annual Beer and Cheese Pairing at their brewery Saturday afternoon. Enjoy 4 Bicycle Craft beers paired with 4 unique artisanal cheeses from Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts. Tickets are $15 at the door, first come, first served.

Get in the holiday mood with the Help Santa Toy Parade. The Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association will once again be collecting new toys and cash donations along the parade route.

Canadian legend Gordon Lightfoot takes the stage Saturday at the National Arts Centre (NAC).

Members of the NAC Orchestra can be found at Mercury Lounge for WolfGANG: Session 7.


Bend and Brunch brings together two of my favourite things – yoga and brunch. Take part in an hour long yoga class followed by brunch at the Red Lion. While you’re there, be sure to try their DIY hot beverage bar:

Looking to prove your smarts? Head to The Draft Pub at 8pm for Trivia Night with FAQ Trivia.

Trailer Park Bingo is turning 7 and you could win a trip to Vegas! Head to Zaphod’s for your chance!

Take a look at our event calendar for more of what’s happening around town. We want to see what you get up to this weekend so don’t forget to tag your photos with our #apt613wknd hashtag! We’ll feature some on our Instagram feed!