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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on November 29, 2018

Ahh the first weekend of December! Whether you’re looking to cozy up in front of a show (be it film, theatre or YouTube), or get out there to enjoy some holiday cheer, there’s something for everyone.

All Weekend

It’s the final weekend for the European Union Film Festival. This is their 33rd edition, but the first at the Alma Duncan Salon at the new Ottawa Art Gallery. Featuring films from across Europe, the festival brings a wide selection of award-winning films, many which have never been seen in Ottawa. Get an overview of the festival here, and visit the full program here.


Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Get ready to test your knowledge of the famous detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson at The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes. Two of Apt613’s theatre reviewers attended a preview and shared their thoughts.

The Canadian Museum of History is hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 6pm Thursday, which is also the opening night of the Museum’s Christmas Market.


Head to Lansdowne for their Tree Lighting and get a sneak peak at a new Christmas Market. For more holiday tree lightning events, check the roundup here.

Apt613 is hosting a screening party at Arts Court for 613TV, Apt613’s YouTube channel. This program includes the best of 2018, fresh episodes, hilarious bloopers, and the premiere of an all-new series. There will be a cash bar and snacks from MeatPress. Local band Scary Bear Soundtrack will play a set and resident beatmaker fivepee will be selecting music. Plus there’ll be fresh, hot popcorn. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going towards 613TV productions in 2019. RSVP on Eventbrite.

Get Your Glow On at November’s Nature Nocturne, featuring fireflies and glow yoga with Nigel Walker. Tickets to the event are available online, and pre-registration for yoga is required.


JUNO Award winning The Beaches will be at the Bronson Centre for sure to be sold out show Saturday night. Get all the details in our Gig Pick here.

Debuting in 2016, Cardinal earned Ottawa theatre duo Aplombusrhombus the festival’s Emerging Artist Award. Since then, co-creators Mitchel Rose and Madeleine Hall have workshopped the piece and audiences are invited to a special presentation and reception on December 1. Read more about the show, including excerpts from past Fringe performances, online here.

There are two types of people in this world: those who have tried momos and fallen in love, and those who have yet to get a taste. Don’t miss your chance to try these Nepalese dumplings at the Momo Spot’s Pop-Up III at Good Eats.


Dominion City Brewing Co. is hosting a Christmas Night Market on Sunday from 3-9pm. Shop for locally made goods while enjoying some locally made cheer in a glass. The brewery will be collecting food and cash donations on behalf of the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.

Always wanted to be part of a music video? Now’s your chance! The ByWard Market’s Heart and Crown is hosting 5 bands on Sunday for a live filming & recording in Mother McGintey’s. This 1st edition of ‘Live At The Heart‘ will feature The MacLovins, leMeow, Highway Sunrise, Jamie Douglas Band, Étoile Noire.

The Social enterprise Holiday Market features goods from entrepreneurs giving back and creating change all over the world. Soap2Hope is one of the organizations attending, and co-founder Katie Boothby shared her experiences and adventures with Apt613 in an interview. Get all the details about the market online.

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!