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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on November 21, 2019

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Sure, this is the weekend roundup. But have you ever been caught wondering what to do on a Tuesday? Our events calendar may be down, but fear not! Stay up to date on with our latest theatre reviews online and be sure to check out our November gig pick list. We’re well into holiday craft market season and we’ve got you covered with an epic roundup of local craft fairs and markets. You can also follow Apt613 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more of what’s happening in town each and every day.

Thursday

Got Land? is an Indigenous Comedy show at Algonquin SA Observatory (1385 Woodroffe Avenue), featuring host Don Kelly, headliner Ev O’Driscoll as well as Randy Schmucker, Lisa Jane, Mike Bombay, Jenn Hayward, Chris Lapointe, and Janelle Niles. According to their event page, the show was created to “express solidarity with humor in our culture. Laughter is the Anishinaabe way, from First Nation, Metis and Inuit we have many indigenous comedians that will carry you on our shared journey.”

Friday

Award-winning author Danny Ramadan will be speaking at two locations this Friday: the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch from 12-1pm and then the Centretown Community Health Centre (420 Cooper Street) from 6:30-7:30pm. Local students will read excerpts from the book and Danny will share his experiences as an author, as a gay man in Syria, and as a refugee making a new and successful life in Canada. He has some new books in the works and guests will be treated to a glimpse into those. The audience will have a chance to ask questions. Can’t make it Friday? Catch Danny as emcee of the Middle East Soirée Saturday night.

Hollerado is playing their final show Friday night the Bronson Centre. The Ottawa valley rockers from Manotick (they grew up on the same street) formed in 2007 and has toured around the world. The show has sold out, but looks to be a good time.

Also this Friday, six different Ottawa agencies are taking to the stage for the second annual Agency Rock-Off supporting Girls+ Rock Ottawa. Online tickets have sold out, so head to the Rainbow Bistro early to snag one of the final few tickets at the door. You can read up on last year’s inaugural event here.

Saturday

Tone Cluster’s first concert of their 2019-2020 season is this Saturday. They will premiere Quiet No More, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. The evening will also feature an art exhibit by Studio 507 artists. The concert begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available in advance for $20, or $25 at the door.

Flute and harp duo Sheila White and Lucile Brais Hildesheim are bringing their annual winter show back to the Fourth Stage. Influenced by their background in celtic, classical and contemporary music, the evening will include selections from their album, When Winter Comes, in addition to new original arrangements and a premiere written for the duo. Tickets are available online.

Capital Rainbow Refuge and a Syrian-Canadian community builder have teamed up to organize A Middle East Soirée in the capital, taking place from 7–11pm this Saturday at City Hall. Read more in our preview interview with Lisa Hébert, Capital Rainbow Refuge coordinator, and Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, community activist and emcee of the upcoming Middle East Soirée.

Wear It Forward is a clothing brand that gives back to the community by donating partial profits from the sale of their not so ugly Christmas hoodies. They’re hosting their 4th annual not so ugly Christmas party at Flora Hall, where $2 from every drink will be donated to CHEO. Don’t have a sweater? No worries – they’ll have some on site for purchase to get you ready for all your festive parties this holiday season.

Sunday

BRAVE is a hand-illustrated single panel comic series about living with a concussion by Ottawa-based artist Kanika Gupta, an award-winning and internationally recognized social entrepreneur and visual artist. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Ottawa School of Art. This Sunday, you can meet the artist at Scone Witch (35 Beechwood Ave) from 3–5pm for a talk and book signing.

Sunday is your last chance to enjoy the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival. Get a rundown on the films in our preview here and snag a ticket to the “best of” screening Sunday night here.


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