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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Hannah Manning on September 14, 2017









With sun in the forecast, this weekend looks to be a great one to spend outside. Whether you’re enjoying CityFolk or running the Army Run, now is the time to (finally!) enjoy some summer weather!

All weekend

CityFolk Festival kicked off last night and runs through to Sunday. In addition to the main stage acts at Landowne, be sure not to miss Marvest, a feast of locally produced music at various locations in the Glebe. Keep an eye out for all our festival coverage right here.

This weekend, runners will be descending upon Ottawa for the annual Army Run. The addition of a 10km race this year means you can expect even more people taking part and cheering from the sidelines. Don’t miss the military equipment display at City Hall, Friday through Sunday. You can also check the route online and cheer runners on Sunday morning.


Thursday is your last chance to visit Kontinuum, the light show taking place deep underground at the Lyon Light Rail Station.

Want to learn how to knit? Why not try the 101 scarf with the Knit Nites workshop. Everything you need will be provided and all skill levels are welcome.

Birling Skateboard Shop opens its doors and backyard for this fall’s Community Mix & Mingle, with host Aaron Cayer, recipient of the GenNext Community Builder of the Year Award. Join GenNext and learn about the issues facing Ottawa’s most vulnerable, and collaborate to drive change.


Sparks Street is hosting a living statue festival this weekend and on Friday night, they’ve partnered with Capital Pop-Up Cinema to show Night at the Museum.

Bar Robo hosts Chris Landry & the Seasick Mommas along with Sun Brimmer and Paul Roberto.


JuniperTulipMarket is bringing together a collection of Ottawa’s best handmade makers and vintage collectors under one roof.

Don’t miss the launch of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 at Venus Envy.

Enjoy the Tastes of Wellington West this Saturday. From food to music, as well as a Brewery Market at Hintonburg Park Park, there’s lots happening in Wellington West!  Stick around into the evening and enjoy Capital Pop-Up Cinema’s Mrs. Doubtfire at the Parkdale Market. Movie starts at 8pm.

A new addition to the Ottawa beer scene is celebrating their grand opening party in Orleans. Stray Dog Brewing Company is throwing a grand opening parking lot party and everyone is invited. Also this weekend, Hintonburg’s Tooth and Nail is celebrating their second birthday with a party at the brewery including rare and vintage beers on draught, on cask and in their shop.

Remixed Festival 2017 is a free event highlighting the sweet spots and amazing artists in our community. Head over to Somerset Street West to meet artists, explore shops, enjoy local restaurants and browse vendor stalls.


From 1-5 pm, stop by Possible Worlds for an afternoon of music and record/vinyl swaps.

Today is the last day for the Photography in Canada exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Read up on the exhibition here.

MosaïCanada 150 recently celebrated their 1,000,00th visitor. If you haven’t been yet, add it to your list of must do before the site closes October 15.

Of course, that’s not all that’s going on in Ottawa this weekend. Check out our event calendar for more. And don’t forget to tag your photos with our #apt613wknd hashtag for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed!

sous-sol 819Les suggestions Sous-Sol 819

Y a de quoi s’amuser comme des fous en fin de semaine avec une série d’événements fortement recommandables. Voici nos suggestions, elles sont béton !

L’heure est au retour de la 7e édition de la biennale Zones Théâtrales, un festival de théâtre qui a la particularité de proposer une programmation audacieuse et qui a le mandat de mettre en lumière les talents issus des communautés francophones canadiennes et des régions du Québec situées hors des grands pôles. Jusqu’au vendredi 16 septembre, voyez les productions judicieusement sélectionnées Ceci n’est pas une lettre d’adieu… (Ottawa), Ma Irma (Saskatchewan), Comme un seul Grům (Moncton et Caraquet) et Far Away (Moncton et Québec).

Du 13 au 17 septembre 2017, la pelouse du parc Lansdowne accueillera plusieurs grands noms dans le cadre d’un festival toujours en expansion. L’une des innovations des dernières années fut le volet parallèle baptisé Marvest et qui se présente comme une grande moisson musicale ottavienne. Les 15 et 16 septembre, 52 formations locales et 19 établissements participeront à cette grande fête musicale en bordure du site principale et à travers le quartier du Glebe. Tous les concerts sous l’affiche Marvest seront gratuits. Consultez nos recommandations !


L’édition de septembre de Timekode s’annonce festive !  D’ores et déjà reconnue pour sa capacité à faire danser, cette soirée s’avère un incontournable mensuel. DJ Zattar et Memetic seront aux tables tournantes pour servir du soul, funk, disco, reggae, afro et oddities. Que tout le monde danse ! À partir de 22 h au Restaurant D’Afrique.

La pop « électronico-dramatique » du groupe de Toronto Austra sera au Mavericks en compagnie de deux formations de musique électro Encephalon et Ela Minus.


VioleTT Pi sera au Petit Chicago pour nous offrir une prestation qui a chaque fois l’habitude de rocker la baraque avec leur electroclash francophone.

Suivez-nous sur Twitter @SousSol819 ou encore sur notre page Facebook pour obtenir des suggestions d’événements ! Écoutez-nous à la radio tous les mercredis soirs de 18h à 19h sur les ondes de CHUO 89,1 FM. En rediffusion le vendredi de 7h à 8h am. Écoutez en tout temps via Mixcloud.