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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on August 23, 2018

From Pride to House of PainT and everything in between, this weekend goes to show that even though summer is winding down, Ottawa is just as busy as ever.

All Weekend

Capital Pride is in full swing with plenty going on this weekend from parties to pageants to parades and more. Apt613’s roundup of events is here, including some picks at Venus Envy as well as the Dyke March, but don’t miss the full event listing.

The House of PainT Festival is an annual free outdoor HipHop Jam that showcases graffiti, breakdancing, DJs and MCs from across Canada. Get all the details on the 15th anniversary edition on their website and get ready with our playlist.


Apt613’s latest Ottawa Minute episode is Fiesta Cubana at Westboro Beach, just in time for another fiesta this Thursday.

Head for West’s monthly showcase at Live on Elgin will feature locals Lost Acres and Rory Taillon as well as When Particles Collide and Tree Musuem. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 in advance.


Nature Nocture: Bursting with Pride celebrates diversity at the Museum of Nature. Part of the Capital Pride programming, this special edition of Nature Nocturne welcomes guests to the museum after hours to explore, eat and drink. Tickets are available online.

Sparks Street and Capital Pop-Up Cinema present Jurassic Park. Bring your lawn chairs and some change for popcorn then settle in to enjoy this classic. Movie begins at dusk and is free to watch.


Help fight ovarian cancer at Tealfest, a live music festival and bazaar taking place at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park. After enjoying the free festival, get yourself a ticket to the Ottawa Champions game. Funds raised during the game’s 50/50 will go towards ovarian cancer research. Learn more in our event preview here.

This Saturday, shop and support diverse social enterprises with consumable goods at the Social Enterprise Pop up Market. For those interested in starting their own social enterprise, come and sit down for coaching sessions with Midia Shikh Hassan, CEO of 3Dextra that provides affordable 3D printers for prosthetic limbs for Syrian refugees, and a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

Looking for a sports fix this weekend? The Ottawa Fury FC take on Penn FC Saturday at 7pm.

Through lantern-making workshops and community outreach initiatives, Lumière encourages people to come together and share their own creations and view the creations of others in a celebration of light and community. Presented each year by the New Edinburgh Community & Arts Centre and the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, immerse yourself in the art and magic of Lumière from 5-9pm at Stanley Park. Free, fun and family-friendly.


Bank Street is the place to be Sunday with the Pride Parade and performances at the TD Mainstage, including Bif Naked at 9pm. Over 130 different groups will be taking part in the parade this year so get there early to save your spot along the route.

Looking for a chance to relax after a busy weekend? This weekend we’ll see another full moon which means it’s time for full moon yoga at Lansdowne. The monthly classes are open to all levels, and while some mats will be available for use, it’s best if you can bring your own.

For more of what’s happening in Ottawa, check out our events calendar. Out snapping photos? Tag us on Instagram @apt613 for a chance to be featured on our feed. Be sure to use the hashtag #APT613 so we can share your photos!