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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Amanda Armstrong on April 25, 2019

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The weekend has arrived and it is time to get out and about and enjoy the goings on in this fine city. There is plenty to see and do—and eat—this weekend, so we will get right to it.

All Weekend

Poutinefest takes over Sparks Street this weekend, with poutine stands that sprawl from Elgin Street to Bank Street. Vendors include Fitz’s, Green Papaya, Fat Les, Twisted Tomato, and many more. Grab yourself a delicious poutine and head to the Poutine Parlour to enjoy some beats and brews by Big Rig Brewery.

Thursday

This month’s edition of Ask *Women Anything – Women in Law Enforcement and the Military takes place this Thursday at Bar Robo. This hour-long discussion features panelists from the Ottawa police and local military: Suzanne Appleton, Christine Farrar, Isobel Granger, Brenda Hay and Val Seeto. To be sure to get a seat, reserve your free ticket here.

Friday

Little Jo Berry’s third birthday was last month and tonight they’re throwing a party at Mac Hall in the Bronson Centre to celebrate.Come dance and enjoy some tasty treats – including kombucha floats, gluten-free nachos, mac n’ cheese, and more!

Photography enthusiasts will want to head to SPAO this Friday night for Exhibition No. 14, their fourteenth end-of-year portfolio exhibition. Come see what their students and the graduating class have been working on this year!

Collage Works opens at Studio Sixty Six, featuring Amy Thompson, Kristina Corre, and Laura Taler. A new spin on an old art, these three Ottawa artists are doing amazingly creative things with collage.

If you are in the mood for some great live music, Loon Choir is releasing their fourth album, In the Age of Alienation, at the National Arts Centre this Friday. The Ottawa band “marry bold lyricism with ecstatic group vocals backed by a small orchestra of guitars, violins, and synths.” Also, word on the street is that they put on an incredible show.

Saturday

Blooming Local Craft Market takes place this Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Freewheeling Craft’s final market at Makerspace North boasts over 50 local vendors, including craft market veterans, such as Zoe’s Corner and Blondie Apparel, and a ton of new faces on the scene this time ‘round. Find a full list of vendors here.

Musk Ox is returning to the stage at Pressed in time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album. The Ottawa chamber folk trio will be playing music from their second album Woodfall and will be giving us a sneak peak of their upcoming third album.

Sunday

This Sunday, Bring on Spring at Capital Pop Up at the Glebe Community Centre on Third Avenue. This spring’s market features many incredible vendors, including Strut Jewelry, Terra Velta, Littlest Bird Workshop, Wildtree, and more. The $2 entry fee goes to support Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs. Another reason to Bring on Spring this Sunday: if you couldn’t make it to Little Jo Berry’s birthday party, you can catch their pop-up kitchen at Capital Pop Up.

There is plenty happening at Lansdowne this Sunday. Why not have brunch at the Ottawa Lansdowne Farmers’ Market, inside the Horticulture Building? Afterwards, head to TD Place to watch the Ottawa Fury FC play Atlanta United 2 at TD Place at 2pm.

It looks like another jam packed weekend here in Ottawa. We hope you have a great one! Take lots of photos and tag them with #apt613, for a chance to be featured on our feed.


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!