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Go-Somewhere! Japanese art tour. Art by Kurumi Wakaki. Photo: Livia Belcea

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on October 10, 2019

If you haven’t checked out the fall colours in Gatineau Park yet, the long weekend is looking like the perfect time to go! 613TV took the free shuttle over to Gatineau Park to find out what people think of the trails, park secrets, and top tips on how to survive the coming winter. Check out the video here.

All Weekend

TotoToo Theatre’s The Boys in the Band runs from October 9-19 at the Gladstone Theatre. Check back this weekend for Apt613’s review, or check it out yourself and let us know what you think.

Fresh Meat is back for their 8th annual fest with a feast of short plays, and ideas for plays. Featuring 10 performance works, and one immersive installation, Fresh Meat 8 will premiere Thanksgiving weekend on the Arts Court Studio stage October 10-12 and continue October 17-19. Stay tuned for Apt613’s coverage and in the meantime, get all the details on their Facebook page.


The National Gallery of Canada is free every Thursday, and this week you can attend the opening of Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography. Inspired by the Japanese word for flooding, overflow, or deluge, Hanran reflects early 1930s to 1990s Japan, as it unfolded in front of the camera’s mechanical eye. This unforgettable exhibition, on view for the first time outside Japan, calls attention to a period of socio-political upheaval in Japan, through photographs from the Yokohama Museum of Art.

Live@live is an evening of live taping at Live on Elgin. The sessions are open to the public and any money made at the door will go directly towards production costs for the artists. This Thursday, check out Harea Band and Subtle Curves.


Music.Art.Ppl kicks off its two-part series and will be calling on a mix of local and international artists for its music and deco. If you haven’t been to the renovated and re-opened SAW Gallery, this is an excellent opportunity to take in the space as Music.Art.Ppl’s last event at Beyond the Pale saw a capacity crowd of party-goers.

Pre-sale tickets for C*4 Wrestling may be sold out at Beyond the Pale, but you might be lucky enough to snag a ticket at the door. If you haven’t been to the indie wrestling league over in Vanier, take this as a friendly reminder to book yourself a ticket to the next match. Learn more about the league in our first episode of Ottawa Minute.

The rumours are true… there’s a Fleetwood Mac tribute at Overflow Brewing Company this weekend. Rumours is a 7-piece Ottawa based Fleetwood Mac tribute band and their March show at Overflow was one of the most talked about shows in the taproom.


CKCU is hosting a benefit show for their 2019 fundraising drive, featuring Mehdi Cayenne, Mia Kelly Music and Siberian Breaks at LIVE on Elgin. Support local community radio with some local bands.

The Go-Somewhere! Japanese art tour is making its final Canadian stop in Almonte ending with a 2:30pm talk from its organizer Tony Girardin on the challenges and rewards of bringing new art to a new continent. Entry to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is by donation. While in Almonte, why not make a stop at the Dairy Distillery, the groundbreaking eco-enterprise that has producing exceptional vodka thanks to a specialized yeast developed by University of Ottawa biologists.

Ottawa-based artist Siamak Abrishami is hosting a double pop-up event starting with the exhibition of “Phase II” at Studio Sixty Six, from 4-10pm, followed by an after party at Common Eatery starting at 11pm. Entry to the after party is free with a bracelet from attending the exhibit and $10 otherwise. In addition to the Facebook event, Abrishami also distributed physical invites to this event—refreshing!

As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month in Ottawa, the National Art Centre is hosting a tribute to the legendary Cuban ensemble who recorded and performed Buena Vista Social Club around the world. The tribute is led by Ottawa’s very own piano master Miguel de Armas and features Canada’s finest Cuban musicians.

Flora Hall Brewing has appeared several times on the blog for both its architectural history and its barbecue prowess and this weekend we can all celebrate the Centretown gem’s two year anniversary as it opens its garage door to a live performance from Funk-A-Tron 5000 who kicked off last summer’s TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. The brewery will also be releasing its newest beer, a barrel-aged Golden Sour alongside their recently-returned Mango Lassi IPA. Walk on over anytime as of noon, admission is free.

Their Facebook event says it best: First come first serve for a magnificent selection of busted guitars, broken effects pedals, weird bits of electronics, patch cables that “sort of work”, lots of old tubes, and electronic bits and pieces. Also tons of in-store specials on things that actually WORK! Don’t miss the Spaceman Music fall garage sale, this Saturday from 10am-5pm. 


House of TARG recently announced they’ll be selling their famous perogies frozen and ready to take home. Pick yourself up a box or two at their Free Play Sunday where $6 cover gets you access to 17 pinball machines, 25 classic arcade cabinets and over 100 playable titles.

It’s the Second Sunday of the month which means it’s time for Artawa’s meetup. This time, the meetup is taking place at the Ottawa Art Gallery. The Gallery is free every day of the week so get some inspiration by checking out the latest exhibitions.


Enjoy the long weekend with some Monday night salsa at Mill Street Brewery, comedy at Swizzles, or some Beastie Boys Colouring Night at Hintonburg Public House. Or stay on the couch and enjoy the turkey coma. No judgement 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!