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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Amanda Armstrong on October 21, 2021


We’ve another fine fall weekend in store for us and more exciting activities than one can cram into a single weekend. We’ll get you started by listing the highlights. Then you’ll have to decide what sounds like the most fun and schedule your time accordingly.

All Weekend

After a year-long hiatus, the Enriched Bread Artists 29th Open Studio returns to its annual in-person event this Thursday through the weekend. To celebrate, there will be musical performances, a set by DJ Michael Caffery, a bar, and additional live performances. These performances will all take place on opening night in the parking lot. The main galleries, as well as select artists’ studios, will be open to the public through the weekend. Entry to the event is free and tickets can be reserved ahead of time on Eventbrite. Proof of vaccination is required. 

An eight-minute looping dance projection, Rebo(u)nd, will be displayed on the Kipnes Lantern from 7pm to 11pm each night this weekend. The piece, by choreographer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, “magnifies bodies as they escape gravity, caught in the ephemeral instant when the performer floats, between momentum and falling.”

Just across the river in Gatineau, a series of choreographed performances entitled Dream Room will be shown at AXENEO7. Tickets to this free performance can be reserved on Eventbrite here.

The second weekend of the Fresh Meat DIY theatre festival begins this Thursday at Arts Court. This year, a limited number of in-person tickets are available for purchase and sliding-scale livestream tickets are also available, giving you the flexibility to watch all six performances whenever you’d like. 


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Desire for Proximity: Let’s Play, a contemporary art show by Natalie Bruvels, is being shown at Studio Sixty Six. In addition to her own works, the exhibition also features a collaborative painting between Bruvels and her 10-year-old son.

Bellwethers Vintage, at the corner of Florence and Bank, is having their annual sidewalk sale this Saturday and Sunday. There will be hundreds of great vintage pieces for anywhere between $5 and $10. 


Having recently returned to in-person events, the NAC welcomes you back with a performance by virtuoso violinist Leila Josefowicz and the NAC Orchestra this Thursday night.


Artpreneur 2021 is being held this Saturday as well as on Monday. This virtual conference features a series of panel discussions including one with Apt613!

The Canadian Women’s National Team is hosting New Zealand’s soccer team in a friendly match as they kick off their Olympic gold medal celebration tour at TD Place in Ottawa. Want to win four free tickets? Check out Apt613’s Instagram for contest details.

WolfGANG Sessions return to the NAC’s fourth stage this Saturday. The world premiere performance of Carrefour composer Keiko Devaux’s Bioluminescence will mark the occasion. Free livestream tickets are also available for those unable to make it in person.

After being postponed due to last Saturday’s crazy rain, 613flea is back at Lansdowne Park this Saturday. This weekend’s market will be the largest of the season, so you definitely don’t want to miss out!


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Head down to TD Place this Sunday for Atletico Ottawa’s final home game of the season against York United FC. Come cheer on the team and help them end their season at home on a high note.

In honour of spooky season, the Koven is hosting a Halloween Market this Sunday. Vendors such as Little Bones Ottawa, The Old Cavern Boutique, Migwans Wigwam, Lost Value Vintage, and more will be bringing all kinds of treats to help you celebrate this wonderful time of year.

Vintage Pop-up 613 is hosting yet another Parking Lot Pop-up in the Torta Boyz parking lot on Preston Street. Here you will find over twenty different vendors with a wealth of vintage finds. 

Tune into a live audio performance of A Fable for Our Time, an adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm by playwright Maeve Colleary-Damico, this Sunday afternoon. This piece features a cast of Amnesty International members, organizers, and group members.