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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on April 18, 2019


Who’s ready for a long weekend? Without further ado, here are some picks for your Easter weekend in Ottawa.

All Weekend

Ottawa 67’s are in round 3 of the playoffs. If you haven’t been to a game yet, what are you waiting for? Game 1 is Thursday at 7pm, and Game 2 is Saturday at 2pm.

Enjoy some Easter weekend brunch and board games at Hintonburg Public House.

Saturday is your last chance to see Dief the Chief at The Gladstone. Learn more about the show in our review here (and then maybe take a trip to the Diefenbunker over the long weekend?).


The National Arts Centre Orchestra presents their program of Ravel and Vivier on April 17 and 18 at the National Arts Centre. Led by conductor Alexander Shelley and joined by guest musicians, pianist Jan Lisiecki and soprano Erin Wall, the NAC Orchestra will highlight the masterful works of composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Vivier.

Catch up with Tokyo Police Club keyboardist Graham Wright in our Gig Pick. The band is playing tonight at Bronson Centre.

On the third Thursday of every month, Art House presents Beats & Boards! Board games, music and a cozy art gallery – what else do you need to ease into a long weekend?


Like comedy, karaoke and dumplings? Then Shanghai Nights: Comedy and Folk is the event for you. Guest musicians Birdie Whyte and Sal Valley accompany a line up of local and not-so-local comedians. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8pm.

Can’t get enough of the laughs? Every Friday, enjoy PWYC comedy at The Wellington Eatery with Comedy Night in Hintonburg.

Montreal synth-pop band May Have makes their return to Ottawa on Friday at LIVE! on Elgin with an arsenal of new songs.


It’s the Easter edition of 613flea this Saturday at Aberdeen Pavilion. Admission is free and there’ll be over 140 vendors.

Pick up some take home borshch, perogies, cabbage rolls, Easter breads and baked goods at the Ukrainian Hot Lunch at Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa

After enjoying Dief the Chief, head to Carp to visit the Diefenbunker and the Carp Farmers’ Market Easter Market, open for your first taste of the Market before they officially open for the season in May!

Get ready to dance non-stop at Salsa Night featuring Fiesta Cubana at Queen St. Fare. Fiesta Cubana are a 9-piece musical ensemble that combine Latin hits with their Afro Cuban roots, Salsa, Merengue, Cha cha cha! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.


Celebrate 5 years of free-play at House of Targ, Ottawa’s favourite pierogi and pinball bar.

Welcome spring with a visit to a local sugar shack – this is maybe your last weekend! There are plenty of options close to town, like the Vanier sugar shack or Wheelers. Heading out on an adventure? Let us know @apt613 or by using our hashtag #apt613!

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