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Long Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Krista Zeman on April 13, 2017


With spring and playoff hockey in the air, get ready to enjoy all that this extra long Ottawa weekend has to offer.


Kick the weekend off with Thursday night jazz at La Roma in Little Italy.

Embrace your inner science fair nerd and join the pHacktory team for their Mission Launch at Innovation Centre (7 Bayview Road, at the newly renovated Bayview Yards).

Celebrate the 20th birthday of Radiohead’s OK Computer with DJ Sweet Cheeks and Bar Robo. Doors at 8pm, no cover.


Montreal folk/soul/indie artist Leif Vollebekk visits Ottawa, playing at First Baptist Church downtown. Tickets are $17.50.

Thirteen Strings puts on Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion this Good Friday at Dominion Chalmers United Church. Tickets are available online.


Search for Easter eggs at the Diefenbunker’s Easter Egg Hunt.

doubleMeanwhile, My Sweet Tea hosts its own Easter egg hunt, My Easter Hunt. Will you find the special golden egg?

If you still can’t find enough eggs, the Byward Market Easter Hop offers yet another hunting opportunity. Face painting, balloon animals, and music will also be on site.

Later in the day, head over to the Canadian Museum of History for the Indigenius Art Music and Fashion Show 2017.

Happy Goat Coffee Co. throws a double release party for Chloé Laberge & the Noisy Locomotive (Cajun/Québecois) and Nik Field (contemporary folk). $10 cover.

Get your Reggaeton and over to City at Night for Reggaeton City.

Feeling more like deep house? Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts has got you covered with Deep Therapy. Doors at 10pm.

Elsewhere in the Market area, Rainbow Bistro hosts funky Boogie Patrol.


Get your Sunday Spins in with DJ Zattar at Bar Robo, where the Caesars are on special and cover is free.

Catch Dan Kosub live at Black Squirrel Books on Sunday evening.

Head to Mercury Lounge for its Sunday Session with Harvey McKay.

Or get your Milli Vanilli on and head across the bridge to Minotaure’s Lip Sync evening extraordinaire.

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Catch the free Monday showing of One Week at the Bytowne Cinema, this week’s edition of the Cinema Canada 150 series. The movie also plays on Sunday afternoon.

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!