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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Amanda Armstrong on September 21, 2017


Summer is back with a vengeance this weekend, bringing sunny skies and hot hot heat along with it. It’s a great time to get out there and enjoy what this city has to offer, which, as you will see, is plenty.

All weekend

The Ottawa International Animation Festival continues this Thursday and on through the weekend at various venues across town. There are workshops, movie screenings, and – of course – a little friendly competition. Have a look at the festival’s schedule to plan out your days here. The difficult decision is then deciding which of the events you want to see more!

The Carp Fair is the first of the fall fairs taking place this season. Check out all the rides, try your hand at the midway, and enjoy some caramel corn and cotton candy. There will also be some special things happening on the fairgrounds this year, including Little Ray’s Reptiles, agriculture shows, Canadogs, a Family Circle Tent, and more!

Etsy Made in Canada will see over 150 creative vendors at the Bell Sensplex this weekend. For the first time ever, get a sneak peak of the market on Friday night, or attend the regular market on Saturday and Sunday.

Oktober arrives a little early this year, with Beau’s Oktoberfest, taking over their Vankleek Hill brewery this Friday and Saturday. As always, there will be live music, great grub from local restaurants, and dozens of delicious beers by Beau’s and their favourite craft brewery buddies.


Birling Skate Shop is hosting a temporary tattoo parlour this Thursday from 4-7pm. Come learn about tattooing and try your hand at the art using Jagua Gel, a temporary ink lasting 1-3 weeks. All materials will be provided – and there will be free snacks.


Not much to report this Friday. Use this time to relax and unwind for the busy weekend ahead. Or check out the Etsy Made in Canada Night Market, Beau’s Oktoberfest, the Carp Fair, or the Ottawa International Animation Festival – all of which are happening all weekend long.


The Lights Fest is making its way to Ottawa this Saturday after dark. Join thousands of others and, together, let your lanterns loose to light up the sky. This will be one event you will want to bring your camera to as it is sure to be a spectacular sight.

The Souljazz Orchestra kicks off their international tour with their “Under Burning Skies” album release party at Babylon Nightclub this Saturday. Be the first to hear the Souljazz Orchestra’s newest masterpieces, before they take them around the world. There will be no advance tickets available and you won’t want to miss this send-off, so be sure to get there early!


Are you an artist who is considering applying for a residency? Would you like to learn a bit more about the process from other artists who have completed their own? Possible Worlds is hosting a professional development workshop on the topic. Practice/Process: What is a Residency? will be held at the shop this Sunday eve.

Soccer fans will want to make their way to TD Place this Sunday afternoon, to watch our team take on Louisville City FC at 2pm. The Ottawa Fury are playing their hearts out in this final stretch to secure a spot in the playoff season. Be there to witness this exciting match!

While at Lansdowne, you may want to make your way to the Horticulture Building, for Ottawa Welcomes the World: Barbados. Take a virtual visit to this beautiful Caribbean country, enjoy some of their delicious cuisine, and learn some traditional Bajan dance.

Well folks, that’s a wrap on another exciting weekend in the city. Get out there and have fun – and be sure to keep hydrated. Take lots of photos and hashtag them with #apt613wknd, for a chance to be featured on our feed.

Les suggestions Sous-Sol 819

Une autre belle fin de semaine d’été-en-septembre s’annonce sous le soleil. C’est le temps de sortir dehors mais aussi de profiter de l’offre culturelle. Voici quelques recommandations à vous mettre sous la dent.

Festival du film d’animation d’Ottawa

Jusqu’à dimanche, le Festival international de films d’animation d’Ottawa propose une compilation de courts et longs films d’animation dont une série de douze nouveaux courts métrages présentés par l’Office national du film du Canada.  Quatre autres films de l’ONF, dont deux nouvelles œuvres d’animateurs oscarisés, sont projetés dans la catégorie Canadian Panorama : Rubans de Torill Kove et Mon yiddish papi de Éléonore Goldberg.

Beau’s Oktoberfest

Vendredi, le traditionnel Beau’s Oktoberfest de Vankleek Hill se met en branle avec une foule d’activités. Pour tout savoir, il suffit de télécharger une application pour accéder à la programmation. En plus de la série de concerts à l’horaire, plus de 50 bières seront disponibles dans le Craft Haus et plus de 28 kiosques offriront des menus gastronomiques. Les groupes Stars, The Planet Smashers et les formations ottaviennes Flight Distance et John Creeden and the Flying Hellfish seront de la partie.

Festival documentaire à Wakefield

C’est la deuxième édition de cet événement qui présentera cette année 5 films judicieusement sélectionnés. La programmation propose un film évoquant la rébellion manifeste de Rebels on Pointe ; la contemplation sur une vie et une carrière du point de vue de la caméra dans Cameraperson ; Theater of Life propose une vision d’un monde plus équitable. Manakamana constitue un documentaire expérimental, il a été tourné dans un téléphérique suspendu ! Le film Don’t Blink – Robert Frank est un biopic qui aborde la vision et la nature artistique inépuisable d’un photographe inspiré. Le festival se tiendra du 22 au 24 septembre.

RapQueb en fin de semaine

Koriass sera à la Polyvalente Nicolas Gatineau pour une prestation qui saura charmer les amateurs de hip hop francophone. Dead Obies et Brown seront au Minotaure samedi soir, c’est le genre de concert qui risque de rester graver dans l’histoire du Vieux-Hull !

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