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Go for nine innings and a fireworks show at the Ottawa Titans game tonight, September 1! Photo: Ottawa Titans (Facebook)

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Laura Gauthier on September 1, 2022

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Set aside those pumpkin spice lattes—it’s still summer in Ottawa! There’s plenty to do this long weekend, so check out ideas below and let us know what you get up to!

All Weekend

Cirque du Soleil brings KOOZA to Gatineau until September 25. Check out our review.

Friday and Sunday you can check out the Banksy 360 exhibit at Aberdeen Pavilion to see immersive digital pieces from the famous street artist.

There are plenty of great films to catch at Ottawa’s independent cinemas.

The Northern Lights show on Parliament Hill is on Thursdays through Mondays—and this is its last weekend. The sound and light show is projected onto the Parliament buildings and is free!

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, a retrospective exhibition, is on at the NAC’s Southam Hall Lobby until September 18.

The family-friendly musical Anastasia is playing at the NAC until Sunday. Check out a preview with an interview with Canadian ensemble member Brooklyn Libao, and our review.

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place from September 1 to 5. There’s more than just hot air balloons to see – check out the concerts, amusement park, fireworks and more.

Thursday

The Ottawa Titans fan appreciation game presented by Stray Dog Brewing Co. is on September 1, and that means there will be a mega fireworks display at the park post-game. Go for nine innings and a fireworks show! The hometown Titans are playing the Trois-Rivières Aigles at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $11-15 in advance and $13-17 at the gate.

Capital Pop-Up Cinema let the audience vote for their outdoor film on Thursday and it’s, like, of course, Clueless! This screening takes place in the Byward Market and if you don’t have your own chairs you can rent one of theirs.

Friday

There’s a Taylor Swift Dance Party at the Bronson Centre Friday night!

TSwift not your jam? Then check out the Solstice City at Night Block Party for some house music.

Atlético Ottawa are in first place, and this is their last home game until Thanksgiving. This match has an 80s night theme and the best dressed can win $1000, or $500 for their themed trivia at the half. Plus you’ll get to watch an exciting match of footy!

The Starry Nights Club will show you the Saturn rings via telescope—check out this neat opportunity to learn about the night sky.

Saturday

Get your yoga on with adorable puppies from Sit With Me Rescue in these Puppy Yoga Donation Classes.

The Alta Vista Farmers’ Market takes place until 1 p.m. with lots of great local vendors.

Head down to Pubwells for Brazilian Night, with some great Brazilian pop-rock.

Prefer Mod rock? Head to SAW Gallery for 1960s Rock and Soul at their Mod Night.

There’s an 80s Dance Party with DJ Remi Royale and One Vision at House of TARG.

If you haven’t checked out the wrestling scene here you’re in for a treat. Acclaim Pro Wrestling Presents Next Generation at the Dom Polski Hall and it’s always a blast.

Sunday

The Lansdowne Farmer’s Market is always a good idea.

Atomic Rooster is having a live show with Phoenix in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.

Speaking of good causes—the family-friendly Paint Fest returns to support mental health. Paint, enjoy music, and help raise funds.

Monday

Join Ottawa’s Labour community at the Labour Day March where you’ll find labour unions of all stripes coming together.

And after the march, take the day to relax! You deserve it!

Labour Day March 2022 promotional poster

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