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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Apartment613 on October 19, 2017


Post by Kassandra Engmann

Fun did not miss Ottawa this weekend! Whether people are just getting into the Halloween festivities, looking for more a more artsy evening, or want to party all night long there’s something for everyone!


Vixens Victorious Ottawa is hosting a Lights, Camera, Cure, a film festival featuring Ottawa filmmakers at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre from 5:30-10:30pm. All proceeds will benefit the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

The Uncork the Cure fundraiser is an awesome opportunity for wine lovers to indulge in various brands of wine while supporting cystic fibrosis research. The event will take place at the Industria Brasserie from 6-10pm. Tickets are available online.

With a live 9-piece band and a dope DJ closing the night at Babylon Nightclub, Fiesta Cubana is a party you might regret missing. Doors open at 8pm and the party won’t stop until 11:30pm.


Turning Tricks: Comedy Magic Show is the magic show for adults! Audience members can expect to become the stars of the show and have lots of laughs while being astonished by some magic tricks. This is definitely a unique event for the Halloween season.

The FarmFemme Exhibit will showcase a collaborative and complex project concerned with self exploration as well as place, symbolism and materiality. It will include a reception and bar. All guests must RSVP online.

Bling Evo will show you how to express yourself through Jamaican culture at the Pyro Techs Dancehall Workshop. This workshop is bound to be an unforgettable experience!

Here’s a laid back event to ease folk into the Halloween spirit and festivities! Prime Burger Bar hosts an open mic every Friday night. Sign up is at 9:30pm for performers or stop by at 10pm to listen to the regulars do their thing!


Flying Squirrel Ottawa is trying something new this weekend and adding a little 90s flare to their Neon Lights Night. Everyone is encouraged to dress the part for this special edition event!

Ottawa (de)Tour offers contemporary walking tours that take a look at the streets of Ottawa with a particular theme in mind and follow up the conversation at a local eatery. Take a look at this season’s themes and RSVP online.

The 6th edition of “Ottawa’s freshest theatre festival” will be coming to a close on Saturday. This is the last chance to see 5 independent theatre makers debut original 20-minute pieces at the Arts Court Studio. Tickets are available online and at the door for $20. $10 student tickets are available at the door only. Don’t forget to check apt613’s coverage of the festival before you go!


Come wine and dine with Gemma by Design while making jewelry! The event will be hosted at The Savoy Brasserie from 6-8pm. Get your tickets ahead of time to save your seat.

Browncoats Burlesque is taking over LIVE! on Elgin from 7-10pm for a nerdy night of live music and burlesque.

Come out to the Shenkman Arts Centre and see Mark Stephenson’s Social Portraits series that explore the online persona. The Vernissage is from 1-3pm and is completely free. For more about the project, check out our interview.

As part of the Canada 150th celebrations, Re[place] Re[collect] archives stories and experiences of seniors in Ottawa’s rural neighbourhoods. The book launch is this Sunday and is your chance to get a copy of the book. For more about the project, check out apt613’s interview here.

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!