The days are growing longer and spring is just around the corner. In the wee hours of Sunday morn’, we will spring forward and the sun will set an hour later. We will have gained an extra 60 minutes worth of our daily dose of Vitamin D. To help us celebrate the arrival of increased sunshine, there is plenty to get up to on this magnificent March weekend and we at Apt613 are here to tell you all about it.
It’s a beautiful weekend to visit the sugar bush. This week’s frigid temperatures are warming up and the sap is beginning to flow. There are many great sugar bushes in and around the city, including Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush, Log Farm, Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, Proulx Maple & Berry Farm, and the city’s – not to mention the world’s – only urban sugar bush, Vanier Museopark.
After a long work week, there is nothing better than getting together with a few friends over a few pints. Except when you throw in some great music to set the mood. Queen Street Fare is the place to gather this Thursday for Happy Hour Beats with Matt Tamblyn from 5-9pm.
If visual arts is more your thing, enjoy your libations at Hintonburg Public House and check out the opening of More True Stories by Angela McGowan. A follow up to True Stories, held at HPH in 2016, you can learn more about what to expect from the artist in our review of her previous show.
In honour of International Women’s Day, Beyond the Pale Brewery is releasing an International Women’s Day beer, Hymn to Ninkasi. They’ve partnered with Freewheeling Craft to host a Night Market at the brewery. Featuring 15 women vendors, the event is also a fundraiser for Harmony House. Come check out some awesome local women makers and be first in line to try BTP’s newest brew.
Another International Women’s Day event: there is a Feminist Mixer at Happy Goat Coffee on Laurel Street this Friday. A chance to get together, this event is fun for folks of all ages. There will be a colouring table, music, and free vegan treats by Little Jo Berry’s.
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at axe throwing, the time is now! There is free axe throwing at BATL from 6-10pm this Friday. There is no need to pre-register; just show up with your throwing arm ready!
Possible Worlds, a multipurpose creative space-meets-storefront in Chinatown, celebrates four years and they’re having an Anniversary Party to mark the occasion. Coinciding with their anniversary is the opening of their newest exhibit, the Purpose is to Feel Deeply by Kimberly Edgar. Come learn what there is to look forward to for Possible Worlds in 2019, enjoy some snacks, and beats by DJ Jason Skilz.
This Friday at TD Place the ice rink becomes a dance floor! Grab your skates and head down to DJ Skate Night for an evening of old school hip hop on ice.
There are plenty of fun things happening alongside brewing delicious beer at Beyond the Pale this weekend. Bring your yoga mat and head to the brewery on Saturday afternoon for Yoga on Tap.
With the impending arrival of spring comes the Eastern Slavic celebration of the season, Maslenitsa. You can take part in the festivities this Saturday in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Experience traditional song and dance, as well as delicious food from Russia and Ukraine – including blini, a traditional Russian pancake.
While at Lansdowne, why not take a short stroll over to the Aberdeen Pavilion and check out 613flea? This indoor market boasts 130 vendors and here you will find all kinds of vintage treasures, tasty treats, and handmade goods.
Well worth the drive to beautiful Wakefield, Slack Bridges and Blakdenim are playing at the Blacksheep Inn this Saturday. For something equally as fun, and a bit more central, check out Royal Canoe and more at the 27 Club.
After a weekend packed full to the brim, we suggest you take Sunday slow. Check out one of many great Ottawa brunch spots, lace up your skates and head for what might be your final Canal skate this season, or stay in your pjs all day. Whatever you do to wind down, enjoy it – and the rest of your weekend. Don’t forget to take photos and hashtag them with #apt613 for a chance to be featured on our feed.
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