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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Amanda Armstrong on October 11, 2018



After a short week, we are fortunate enough to have arrived at another wonderful weekend in this great city. There are plenty of exciting events to enjoy and we are here to tell you all about them!

All Weekend

On Friday and Saturday night, now through October 27, get your fright on at Billing Estate’s Haunted House on the Hill. Be sure to purchase tickets beforehand, or chance your luck at snagging one of the available tickets in person at the Estate. Note that in person tickets are only available for the final time slot of the night at 10pm.

Fall for INDIE Freewheeling Craft Market returns to Makerspace North this Saturday and Sunday. Countless vendors, including Blondie Apparel, Top Shelf Preserves, Terra Velta, Wildtree, and Fat Owl Fibres will be attending this two-day market. There will also be workshops at the event, including an introduction to calligraphy by Simply Steph Ko; Kokedama Balls by Terra Velta; and Macramé wall hanging by Fat Owl Fibres.

Now that fall is in full swing and the leaves are changing colour and filling our forests with beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges, explore some incredible NCC trails in and around the city. You can also take advantage of the free shuttle to Gatineau Park during Fall Rhapsody. The shuttle leaves from the corner of Sussex and York Streets in the ByWard Market roughly every half hour on Saturday and Sunday, from 9:10am to 1:10pm.


This Thursday is a great day for art enthusiasts. On Wildness by Ellen Jewett begins at the Ottawa School of Art. Her sculptures, a beautiful blend of art and science, are made entirely without tools. The vernissage is from 5-8pm and the exhibit runs until November 18th.

There is also Gallemit | Theriault, opening at Studio Sixty Six. The show features two local artists, Remi Theriault and Marisa Gallemit. Marisa makes sculptures by combining found objects, mirroring the weaving done by Filipino artists of her heritage. Theriault’s work is composed of large scale photographs of areas impacted by the First World War and the juxtaposition to what they are now.

Creatures of Whimsy by Rebecca Clouatre debuts at The Art House Café this Thursday. This is Clouatre’s first solo exhibit of her collage work, made from books and magazines. “Inspired by natural history illustration from the 1800s and Surrealism, Clouâtre aims to create whimsical scenes that invite viewers into her built dreamscapes.” The vernissage will be held in conjunction with a live music event by Daniel Couper and Ben Wright.

Last, but certainly not least, Anthropocene is at the National Gallery of Canada, which has free admission every Thursday. It is also the last night to see the documentary, which corresponds with the exhibit, at the Bytowne Cinema.


Friday night is a quiet one, but it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a warm drink at The Art House Café and listen to In/Words Reading Series: October Edition. This month’s event features readings by Adrienne Vicente, creator of the zine Bitter Melanin, and musical performance by violinist Nawfel Djari.


The Canadian Museum of Nature is opening up the doors to their Collections and Research Facility this Saturday from 10am-4pm. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to explore some of the museum’s most impressive collections – those you won’t find in the museum – and learn from the experts. For the first time ever, you can also check out plants and animals in deep freeze preservation in the recently opened National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada.

The final – and incredibly important – Fury game of the season takes place this Saturday at TD Place against the Charleston Battery. If they win this game (and if the final games played this Sunday result in losses for the higher ranking teams), the Ottawa Fury will secure a spot in the playoffs. Come cheer them on in this final leg of the regular season!

Canzine Ottawa 2018 is being held for the first time in the city at the Ottawa Art Gallery this Saturday. Zine enthusiasts will want to check out their “Massive Zine Fair Marketplace” and pick up some great fall favourites. In addition to a wealth of wonderful reads, there will also be readings and workshops at the event.


Vinyl enthusiasts will want to dig through crates at the Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday at Saint Anthony’s Hall. With so much to choose from, you’re bound to find something great!

That, our fine Ottawan friends, is a wrap on another fantastic fall weekend. The work week may have been short, but an enjoyable weekend is still well deserved. Get out there and have fun! Take lots of photos and hashtag them with #apt613, for a chance to be featured on our feed.

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