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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Laura Gauthier on September 9, 2021




Fall schmall. There are still plenty of great activities to enjoy—even if you’re trying to avoid pumpkin spice everything and back-to-school traffic. (Not that there’s anything wrong with pumpkin spice.) Check it out and let us know what you explore this weekend!

All Weekend

Advance polls for the election are Sept. 10–12. Check out Elections Canada for info on where to vote, what you need, and health and safety measures for your riding.

There are only a few more days left to catch Beyond Van Gogh at Aberdeen Pavilion if you haven’t had the chance yet! Immerse yourself in the projected larger-than-life immersive artwork.

Don’t forget to look up—way up—to catch some of the Gatineau Airshow this weekend. Tickets are sold out, but you’ll be able to enjoy from the ground nearby!


Is it time to brush up on some language skills? Check out Ottawa BlaBla Language Exchange running online for many different languages

Britannia Park will host Take It To The Streets! with House of PainT to celebrate hip hop artistry through dance, with a $500 prize for the winner of the dance battles!


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Spend the afternoon at TD Place checking out some great professional soccer as Atlético Ottawa take on the Halifax Wanderers.

If you’ve become a plant parent during the pandemic, you might want to check out the Pop Up Plant Shop happening with The Urban Botanist, Capital Pottery, Lark & Ry Macrame and more.

Sharpen your detective skills for this murder mystery in CluedUpp’s Ottawa Ripper outdoor detective adventure as your team tries to track down a copycat Jack the Ripper before he strikes again.

DJs in the Driveway continues at The Art House Café.


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The Ottawa Geek Garage Sale takes place in Centretown all day—get your hands on comic books, geeky toys and games, collectibles and memorabilia.

If you were excited when you heard ABBA is coming out with a new album after 40 years, you’re going to want to hit up The Brass Monkey for SOS – The ABBA Experience on Saturday night.

The Vanitea Room is hosting a Bottomless Bougie Dine & Drag Dinner that’s sure to be a blast.

Street Pop-Up from Framework Music and City At Night continues with Queen Aga, Jason Skilz and Brink on Slater St. 


Especially if you’ve got little ones, you’ll want to check out a great fall day at The Log Farm on Sunday—they’ve got corn mazes, wagon rides, scarecrows and pumpkins. The best part is that you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a historic rural farm without having gone even as far south as Barrhaven!


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Check out the Vintage Pop-up at Vimy Brewing Company on Sunday, with a ton of great local vendors offering everything from clothing to home decor to antiques and vinyl.

City Sounds continues with Jessie Simmons, Twelve07 and KAR33M taking place in Westboro’s Lion’s Park.