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Weekend roundup: Let them eat cake!

By Karen Diepeveen on November 7, 2013

Today’s roundup is chock-a-block full of adventures, and also gives you the chance to win your very own delicious vegan cake. Read on to find out more.

The second weekend of Support Local starts off tonight down at Flock Boutique, where Purple Urchin is setting up a pop-up apothecary. Just down the street at Twiss & Weber, you’ll find a trunk show featuring local designers, and Wunderkammer kicks off the holidays tonight in the Market.

Friday night, A Curious Shop loves its customers back with fire spinning, treats and deals (plus, those snazzy Support Local tshirts will be available for sale!). On Saturday, Auntie Loo’s opens the doors of its new shop just in time for its fourth birthday – there will be delicious food, a vegan BBQ, Rideau Valley Roller Girls, and more. Need a cake to call your own? Just leave a comment below by Friday noon with your ultimate cake/cupcake flavour combination, and you’ll be entered to win an 8 inch cake from Auntie Loo’s.*

Sunday brings Support Local events for everyone: a blumenstudio floral Christmas, a mid-Movember party, 4in1 music sessions with free music for all, while Bernice and Barclay, an Ottawa-based clothing line, take over the GCTC with a pop-up shop.

CKCU’s fundraising drive continues this weekend, with the last ever show of Swollen Eyes happening Saturday at Mugshots.

If you’re in need of new theatrical content, The Extremely Short New Play Festival is right up your alley. Fit in as many of the ten-minute plays as you can manage! And, if you still have your Fringe Festival pin around, bring it to get a 2-for-1 promo for tickets at the door.

Fans of improvised music should head to Gigspace for IMOOFest, bringing together a chamber orchestra as well as some notable names in improvisation. In other musical events, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan are at Babylon Thursday night with The Yips and Blue Angel. Friday marks the first RADIOACTIVE night at the Mercury Lounge, a series featuring the best in indie music at home and abroad. Shad is in town at Ritual that night, while Adam Saikaley and Saxsyndrum are at Pressed. Out at the Black Sheep, Geoff Berner will be putting on an excellent show. Friday is also the Kitchen Party dance party down at Rochester Pub. Saturday, it’s indie night at AlphaSoul, while Twin Forks visits from Florida, stopping by Zaphods.

And Sunday? Get yourself to the Convention Centre for some sweet vintage finds, or fit in some 8-bit gaming down at Zaphods.

What else is happening this weekend, Ottawa? Let us know below!

*One entry per person. Deadline is Friday, Nov. 8 at 12pm.