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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Laura Gauthier on May 19, 2022

We made it! The May long weekend always feels like the official beginning of great weather and summer plans… though last week sure felt like the middle of July. Check out all the great activities this weekend and stay safe!

Ongoing/All weekend

Barrhaven Ribfest has got your long weekend covered with delicious ribs!

The Ottawa Dance Directive presents the ODD 11 Dance Season Dance 10 #42 with works from Natasha Bakht (premiere), Jocelyn Todd and DORSALE at the LabO Theatre.


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Get your yoga on with this Community Yoga class to raise money for the Indigenous Women Fund of Canada.

Gongfu Bao are featured at this Master Series from CA Paradis. Learn from Chef Tarek how to make delicious bao (steamed Chinese buns)!

Head out to Shenkman Arts Centre for CIMAFUNK’s show and enjoy the Afro-Cuban funk sounds.


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Cleveland’s post-punk Cloud Nothings play SAW Gallery along with Winnipeg’s noise punks TUNIC.


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There is still a small handful of tickets available for Mother Mother with Monowhales at the NAC.

Kick off the long weekend with Blacklist Party at 27 Club.

Mexico in the Glebe takes over the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne with mariachi bands, folkloric dancers from Mexico, food, drinks and more.



A special screening and Q&A with the producer of Free Trip To Egypt is taking place at the Mayfair Theatre.

Head to the Rainbow Bistro for Pink Mountaintops and special guest Ashley Shadow.

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Happy Goat and CA Paradis are hosting their Master Series Coffee Clinic.

Get your roller skates and head to the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne for the Bootleg Roller Boogie – Family Session or Adult Session.

House of PainT heads to Overbook for a mini-concert. Can’t make it? Stay tuned as they head to different neighbourhoods around Ottawa—the last one will be on June 4.

SAW Gallery’s Emo Night Ottawa is back with great sounds from emo, pop-punk, screamo, metalcore, and rock bands.


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In celebration of Ottawa’s Asian Heritage Month, the Autumn Melody Collective will present a program of Chinese opera, dance, and music at the University of Ottawa’s Academic Hall with artists from Ottawa and Toronto.

SAW Gallery host Daniel Romano’s Outfit with special guest Carson McHone for a licensed show.

Propagandhi, the Steve Adamyk Band, and FRVITS are playing the Brass Monkey.

The monthly Expeditions progressive house night will be at City at Night and feature Blake Sutherland, Alain M. and Steve Finney.

Hopefully, you don’t have to work Monday because the African Meets Caribbean Party is back after two years!

Vintage Pop-Up 613 presents their Parking Lot Pop-Up on Preston Street.