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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Amanda Armstrong on September 13, 2018



The heat of the summer has finally broken and it is time for cozy sweaters, apple cider, warm socks, and fall adventures. Ottawa is a bustling city, so to help you out in your adventuring, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s best this coming weekend.

All Weekend

CityFolk Festival is on at Lansdowne Park this weekend. This year’s lineup is full of all kinds of great artists; including Ani DiFranco, David Byrne, Skydiggers, and the Decemberists. As an added bonus, with CityFolk also comes Marvest: a free music festival that takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the Glebe. At Marvest, you will hear a wide variety of locally produced music, performed in unique venue spaces, in the stores and restaurants throughout the Glebe.


For those who miss the days of Beats & Boards at Raw Sugar, we’ve great news for you: Beats and Boards has returned, as a monthly event at The Art House Café! Same great host, same great DJ, plenty of new board games, and a great new venue! Bring a friend or come by yourself and join a table.


Wall Space Gallery + Framing is turning ten and to celebrate they are holding X: Ten Year Anniversary Opening Reception. In honour of their ten year, the show will feature works from ten different artists, including Drew Mosley, Erin Vincent, and Stefan Thompson.

Ottawa Architecture Week and the Ottawa Art Gallery are hosting a free PechaKucha event, Gimme Shelter, this Friday. Come out and see a number of presentations and be a part of a discussion about affordable housing in typical PechaKucha style.


BEING Studio is an art studio for individuals with developmental disabilities. To showcase their work, and to raise funds to support their programming, they are hosting an all day art show, that wraps up with an eve of food, music, and board games! Head to Collide at General Assembly this Saturday and meet the artists, learn more about BEING Studio, and enjoy an evening of fun and games, when BEING Studio collides with Beats & Boards.

Fans of great craft beer will want to head to Hintonburg Park this Saturday, for the last Brewery Market of the season. Dominion City Brewing Co., Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, BIG RIG, and Broadhead will be joining a handful of other awesome breweries to bring you the best of the local craft beer game. There will also be tacos, pretzels, and Sula Wok on hand to ensure you fill your bellies with more than delicious libations.

The seasons are changing and it is time to deck yourself out in some amazing fall garb. To help you fill your closet with some great vintage pieces, check out the Fall into Vintage Pop-up Shop at Makerspace North. With over thirty vendors, the selection is bound to be huge!

Have you ever wanted to check out the restaurants in Wellington West, but were overwhelmed by the amount of choice? Sample different plates from several different restaurants and let your tastebuds decide, with Taste of Wellington West. There will also be a sidewalk sale, performances, and other events to keep you entertained while you snack.


The Barcelona Gypsy BalKan Orchestra, a group of artists from across the globe, will be making their first appearance in Canada this Sunday at the Kailash Mital Theatre. This multi-ethnic group of musicians will bring you a performance like no other you’ve heard.

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Have a great weekend! Get out there and take lots of photos. Hashtag them with #apt613 and we’ll throw some of our favourites up on our feed!

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