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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on February 21, 2019


Happy weekend folks! Winterlude may have come and gone, but we’ve still got a few weeks of winter fun to enjoy!

All Weekend

You have until Saturday to catch Cabaret, described by two of Apt613’s theatre reviewers as “a cult-classic musical with a similar style to a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. ”

Blue Rodeo is at the National Arts Centre this weekend with not one, but two shows. Catch up with the band in our gig pick.

Also hosted by the NAC, but taking place at Odd Box (2 Daly Avenue), is Lara Kramer’s Windigo. The show is part of the Face 2 Face series, running from February 21-23, and featuring three indigenous contemporary creators. Check out the NAC’s website for more details on Jacob Boehme (ILBIJERRI Theatre Company) and Victoria Hunt.


Trivia time! Beyond the Pale presents Brews Clues, an evening of trivia and beers starting at 7pm. No reservations and no cover, so get there early.

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Looking to spruce up a boring wall? Want to make a one of a kind gift? Wallack’s is hosting a Fluid Acrylic Pouring with Art in Jest. Check out some past pours to get inspired.


Moonfruits will be playing at the Log Drive Cafe, gracing the stage with some art-folk bilingue.

Cold weather got you down? Escape to the tropics (hidden inside the Museum of Nature) this Friday with Nature Nocturne.


Girls+ Rock Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa’s Community Arts + Social Engagement to present Soundtech 101, a workshop designed for musicians and techies who want to learn about the sound engineering that happens behind the scenes at live music shows. The program is open to girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk ages 13+, and admission is on a sliding scale from $25 to $275.

Refresh your wardrobe at 613flea, the first of 2019. Admission is always free, and there’s a line up of over 100 vendors ready to help you get ready for spring.

Have you heard of Art of War? Ottawa’s biggest Muay Thai event returns to the Canadian War Museum for the third edition of this event. Get all the details in our preview here.


In one of the best collaborations we’ve seen in a while, Great Canadian Theatre Company, CKCU-FM, and CHUO 89.1 FM are presenting FemmeVox, a series of concerts and artist-led workshops celebrating established and emerging talent, and promoting mentorship and collaboration among its artists. The series kicks off this Sunday at 4:30pm with Lynne Hanson, Malak, Tara Holloway and Sam Steel. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 in advance. Read more in our interview with GCTC’s managing director and Malak here.

For more of what’s happening in Ottawa, check out our events calendar. Out snapping photos? Tag us on Instagram @apt613 for a chance to be featured on our feed. Be sure to use the hashtag #APT613 so we can share your photos!