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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on June 6, 2019

June-uary? Forget that! There’s sunshine in the forecast and plenty to do!

All Weekend

The Orleans Craft Beer Festival kicks off Thursday. Staying downtown? Head to the Zibi Festival Site for Festibiere de Gatineau. Both festivals run until Saturday.

It’s the final weekend for a few shows. The Omnibus Bill and Nell Gwynn end Saturday, and you can catch Priscilla Queen of the Desert until Sunday.

Nearly 200 artists working in a wide range of styles and media will be showcasing their art at the New Art Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running juried outdoor art exhibit. Check it out in Central Park in the Glebe, rain or shine.

Westfest is a free festival full of music, art, community and fun. Taking place at Tom Brown Arena Friday through Sunday, you can check out the full schedule online.


What happens when we embrace our biggest challenges together? The first ever Fail Forward event has sold out, you can get on the waitlist for an evening of community building, learning and networking.

The Canadian Film Institute presents a number of film festival throughout the year, and over the next two weeks, you can enjoy the Israeli Film Festival. Each year, the Israeli Film Festival brings premieres of the best contemporary Israeli cinema to Ottawa, introducing audiences to challenging and engaging dramas, comedies, and documentaries. The festival kicks off Thursday with “The Other Story” at 7pm at the Alma Duncan Salon at the Ottawa Art Gallery.


Local artist Brenda Dunn’s new series of prints and paintings are all about obsolete tech that we’ve loved then broken up with. Chat with the artist Friday from 6-8pm for the opening of XTech at Purple Urchin. Her work will be on display throughout the month of June.

For just $15, you can enjoy an evening of laughing and drinking at the Vimy Brewing Brew-HAHA.

You’ve got two chances to check out 613flea events this weekend. The first is Friday night from 5-10pm at the 613nightmarket (the event is licensed for beer and wine too). The second is Saturday from 10am-4pm at 613flea.

Bad + Bitchy is an intersectional feminist podcast covering politics, social issues and pop culture, co-hosted by Erin Gee, Erica Ifill, and Amy Kishek. Their first live show is Friday at Black Squirrel Books. (PS – did you hear that Black Squirrel Books is taking over the General Assembly space to operate a satellite event venue?)
Tickets are available online.


Enjoy the sunshine this weekend with Sundown Jazz, an evening of contemporary jazz with guitar, bass, drums, and a rotating featured musician at The Art House Café.

Round two of 613flea, with their market from 10am-4pm. The forecast is looking good, so why not hop on a bike for the trip to Lansdowne? Get the best route here.


Head to Lansdowne for the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and the 2019 Plant Swap Event! Chat with local producers and exchange plants, seeds, tips and more.

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!