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On the set of Solo, playing Thursday night at the Latin American Film Festival.

Weekend roundup: LAFF ticket giveaway

By Karen Diepeveen on April 3, 2014


Looking to get your fill of Latin American film with free passes? Read on!

Let’s break the weekend down by day. Thursday, kick things of with a fundraiser or two: the Ottawa BFA students are raising money for their year end show, the Lunenburg Pub is hosting one for autism research, and there’s a fundraiser featuring a few local bands and burlesque babes down at the Rainbow. Celebrate National Poetry Month with the A B Series down at the library, or catch the Uncooperatives at the Dominion.

On Friday, The Wooden Sky, Dusted and Wilderness of Manitoba can be found at Ritual, and it’s Disco not Disco at Brixton’s with DJs spinning and visuals by Hard Science. Ravenswing is hosting Raven’sing’, a karaoke slam launch party and fundraiser, at Shanghai. The first ever Capital Burlesque Expo kicks off on Friday night, with Smoke ‘n’ Garters down at Fatboys. DJ Spinna is here for a long set down at Mercury Lounge, while the Main Street Market Band rings in spring at The Branch.

Saturday has just about everything: the Edible Arctic Festival, a pop-up brunch, and a birdcall workshop. The Doug Martin Quartet brings some jazz to Almonte, and Sound of Lions launches their newest album at Zaphod’s. Gluten-free lovers will flock to Library and Archives for their version of utopia, while oyster aficionados who love to groove should head to the Elmdale. André et Michèle launch their album and throwing a party down at Raw Sugar, and it’s the third Dragon’s Tea Trio house concert out in Sandy Hill.

For Sunday, you have your pick of the Ottawa Antique Show and the Originals Craft Sale. It’s your last chance to catch Mary Walsh’s alter-ego, and the Capital Burlesque Expo wraps up with a brunch. The Carleton University Film Festival finishes up on Sunday, or you can experience the glories of the organ down at St Bartholomew’s.

The Latin American Film Festival continues all weekend long, showing the best of contemporary Latin American cinema. We’re giving away two passes to the festival – these passes will let you and friend see five films over the course of the rest of the fest. Leave a comment below by Friday, April 4 at noon mentioning the film playing at the festival that you’d most like to see, and you’ll be entered in our random draw.

What else are you getting up to this weekend, Ottawa?