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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Hannah Manning on September 3, 2020

Well, we blinked and it’s September. That means two things: pumpkin spice and back to school. This year, back to school looks very different. Ottawa Public Health has prepared a great thread on Twitter about the return to school — check them out online @ottawahealth. Read on for a few suggestions on how to spend your weekend, perhaps with a pumpkin spice latte in hand.


Some would say that the only thing better than a good pun is some good bbq. If you agree, meet your friends at the Meatings grand opening Thursday between 11am-9pm at their new location at 5380 Canotek Road. The day will feature live music from Dylan Holton, a ribbon cutting,  samplings from partner breweries, food specials and more. Conveniently located a 4 minute walk from Dominion City Brewing, if you’re looking to supplement your bbq with some tasty beer.


Little Jo Berry’s will be host to Kitty Kate Confections for a pop up this Friday. Custom moon macarons only available at the  Moonlight and Macarons pop up this Friday 7-9pm. The 100% vegan macarons are almost too cute to eat, but I’m sure we’ll find a way.

Over the last few months, it’s been fun trying new beers from local breweries. With so many places offering local delivery, it was easier than ever to support local! As things continue to open up, there are fun new ways to enjoy a local beer. Broadhead Brewing Company is throwing a pop up taco party on Friday night and Waller St. Brewing is kicking off the long weekend with live music on their patio.


COVID-19 dramatically changed many plans, but the folks at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) are honouring their students’ hard work and dedication with an in-person exhibition. According to the event page, EXHIBITION NO. 15 is a testament to the strength, flexibility and resilience of students to focus on their work and launch their careers during this trying time. Following a VIP opening in place of a public reception, the exhibition will be on view as of Saturday, September 5, running through to Sunday, September 20. For anyone unable to attend the exhibition in person, SPAO will also have digital and virtual offerings distributed through their social media channels. Learn more in our post here.

Say goodbye to summer with a party at the beach: Pili Pili X The Shack End of Summer BBQ is this Saturday from 2-8pm at Petrie Island. Learn more about Petrie Island in the beaches and biology edition of our 613 Geotours.

The Canadian Museum of Nature reopens Saturday—catch up on all the latest details about the local museums in our post here. The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum opened the rest of their exhibitions earlier this week, and in case you missed it earlier this summer, all three of the museums in the Ingenium group (that’s Agriculture and Food, Aviation and Space, and Science and Technology), the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the National Gallery of Canada have also reopened to the public, with safety measures and limitations in place. Before you travel to a museum, visit their website and check the hours and admission info: most require you to pre-book a time to visit.


SlutWalk Ottawa is a movement of protest and march which aims to end rape culture and sexual violence. The annual march— take a look at photos from the 2019 event here—has moved online this year. SlutTalk Ottawa will be live streaming at 1pm on Sunday on Facebook and Instagram live.

The Great Canadian Theatre Company, CKCU-FM, and CHUO-FM have announced the continuation of FemmeVox, a series of concerts celebrating established and emerging local talent. The third concert in the series, FemmeVox 3, will be streamed live from Irene’s Pub on Sunday at 6pm. This edition of FemmeVox will feature Amanda Rheaume, Larissa Desrosiers, NAMBI and Ambre McLean, who will be performing individually and lending accompaniment to one another. Learn more about the series in our post here.

The Hintonburg Public House is hosting live painting on the patio with Jenn Thornhill Verma from 11am-2pm. Enjoy some brunch while watching as she creates a painting based on a photo.

For more of what’s happening in Ottawa, stay tuned to @apt613 on Twitter. 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!