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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Laura Gauthier on September 29, 2022

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We had so many all-weekend items to list this week that you’d swear it was still peak summer. Ottawa—grab that fall wardrobe and hit the town!

All Weekend

The 2022 Cantley Artists’ Studio Tour (in French) takes place October 1 and 2.

The art exhibit Sowing the Future focuses on local women farmers and the regional issues affecting them. Find out more in our preview piece here.

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the NAC Orchestra presents its next Pops concert: And the Award Goes To… with songs from Oscar-nominated and winning film scores. Check out our preview and a chance to win tickets to the Saturday matinee performance (deadline is Thursday at midnight).

The Ottawa Dance Directive’s on air is a performance conversation about the complexities of human connection in the digital age while navigating generational differences, with performances until October 1.

 

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If you’re interested in learning how to change your bike’s flat tire, or how to prep for winter bike commuting, check out MEC’s workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

The Chemical Valley Project plays at the GCTC all weekend. This documentary play blends multimedia storytelling, charming solo performance, and small-scale spectacle to explore reconciliation and environmentalism in Canada.

U-Pick Pumpkins at Ottawa Farm Fresh. For all of you who’ve had your PSL going for weeks already—it’s never too early to get a pumpkin!

Until October 10, you can check out the Korean Film Festival—back and in person or online! Check out our preview for more.

Starting October 1, on weekends and holidays you can take the free NCC shuttle to Gatineau Park.

Calling all hip-hop and R&B fans: Cranium Festival takes place until October 1—check out our preview.

 

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Thursday

Shelter Movers are holding their Moving Stories: an immersive experience, a social fundraiser in recognition of 1,000 survivors moved and to support the next 1,000.

Friday

Friday is a very momentous and important day. See Apt613’s How to participate in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

just fine is an indie alternative band from Ottawa, Canada started in 2021. Lead singer/songwriter Celine Stanton writes songs reminiscent of the ’90s but rooted in a post-pandemic world. Ronnie Abou-Abssi plays guitar with Ted Zeisner backing things up on drums. Check them out at Avant Garde Bar at 8pm.

Tune in for an incredible night of Indigenous voices celebrating the music, art, and activism of Buffy Sainte-Marie. Watch  Buffy Sainte-Marie: Starwalker on CBC and CBC Gem at 7:30pm, and on APTN at 8pm.

Join the Starry Nights Club for your chance to see Jupiter and Saturn and their rings with powerful telescopes.

The Friday, I’m in love Indie Pop Dance Party is back at The 27 Club for its monthly dose of the best in pop dance hits.

Art Battle takes place at Arts Court, where artists will battle it out as they create art in three 20-minute sessions.

 

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Saturday

Mystic Market is back in time for the cool fall weather. This is not your typical craft vendor market!

Tunnelfest takes place this Saturday, October 1, starting at 6 pm in the tunnel next to the Library and Archives parking lot. It will feature sets from Wychwood, RubberRoses, Oddeline, Unsociably High, and Shawn Scissons. Tunnelfest is free to attend (tipping is welcome). You are invited to bring a portable light/lantern and anything you need to keep warm.

Hit up Flora Hall Brewery to celebrate its fifth anniversary, then join Bicycle Craft Brewery to celebrate its eighth birthday. Both will have new beers, live music, and more.

Legends of Motown will get you into the groove with their 16-piece cast of singers and performers bringing you all the hits from the Motown era.

It’s the return of Bangarang Ska and Reggae Vinyl DJ night with a lineup of great DJs to vibe to all night.

If Afrobeats are more your style, then hit up Afrobeats Saturday We La Rue with Afrotrap, Afrobeat, Kizomba, Top 40, Hip-Hop, Zouk, and Dancehall.

Watching Frankenstein (1931) on a cool fall night in a cemetery? Yes, please! Haunted Walks, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Capital Pop-up Cinema team up for this spooky soirée.

Sunday

If this was written in pen, we’d be out of ink by now. Scroll back up to see the activities taking place all weekend for a ton of ideas for today.

 

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