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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

By Amanda Armstrong on May 7, 2015

The weekend is here, the weather is great, and there are a whole lot of awesome things happening in the city – it’s good news, all around.

There is a vernissage happening for Graphis, tonight at Studio Sixty Six. This is a great opportunity to check out some of the work of our local graphic designers; Daniel Moisan of Animal Haus, Pascal Huot & Isaac Vallentin of LOG Creative Bureau, and Ben van Duyvendyk.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Tulip Festival, taking place in Commissioner’s Park at Dows Lake. There will be food, music, dance, activities for the kids, and fireworks on Friday and Saturday night. Tomorrow also marks the return of the Gongfu Bao Cart to their spot at Elgin and Slater. Celebrate the launch of food cart season and try out one of their new Gongfu bowls, from 11am-2pm.

For all you comic book fans, this weekend is a big one for you – the Ottawa Comiccon returns! Meet your favourite comic book creators, celebrities, and cosplayers, as well as listen to some great panels and workshops (and don’t forget the market of rare comic books and other treasures).

Hintonburg Happening continues this weekend. Tonight, local artists will be painting live at the Hintonburg Public House based on ideas submitted by Ottawans over Twitter. Be sure to Tweet Your Art Out to @thehph at 8pm for a chance to have your idea chosen by one of the artists! For a full list of this weekend’s events, see here.

Kitchen Party is happening tomorrow night at the Rochester. Join DJs Hobo and Sweetcheeks, alongside guest DJ Greg Reain for an eve of dancing to the best funk, soul, hip hop, techno, and a bit of everything in between. Surfs up at Mugshots this Friday with the return of the King of the Beach party. DJs Lamb Rabbit and Gremmy, alongside guest DJ Randy Ghost, will be bringing you the best beach grooves.

This Friday, Urban Legends is returning to their old home, The Pit in the Architecture Building at Carleton for their penultimate slam of the regular season. Come out and see the poets slam for their chance to make the UL Finals.

Propeller Dance presents Flesh & Spokes at the Great Canadian Theatre Company this Friday and Saturday night. Come experience a contemporary dance performance about the real human experience, put on by Ontario’s only integrated contemporary dance company.

For those crafters and quilters, you won’t want to miss EcoEquitable’s Mega Fabric Sale this Saturday. With a grocery bag’s worth of fabric costing only 15$, it is a great opportunity to stock up for the year! And, now that the warmer weather is here, it is time to get started on those gardens. Looking for an unusual and Good Afternoon? Also on Saturday, head over to CUAG for a performance art event, which features a compelling roster of artists from Ontario. Pick up something unique at the Rare & Unusual Plant Sale in the parking lot beside the Neatby Building at the Experimental Farm. Parking, as well as entry to the sale, is free; however donations to the Friends of the Farm are greatly appreciated. Maybe take your mom – it is Mother’s Day, after all.

Some other events to hit up include: The Sadies, The Wooden Sky and Kalle Mattson at the Bronson Centre, on Friday; Fucked Up, Dead Tired and Nightshades at Ritual, or Ron Sexsmith at the NAC on Saturday,  and House of Common celebrates Drone Day earlier on. If you prefer a play, Graceful Rebellions is at Arts Court tonight and tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, folks! Don’t forget to take pictures and hashtag them #apt613wknd. We like to see what you all have been up to. We will post the best photos from the weekend on our Instagram feed next week!

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Finalement, les tulipes font fièrement leur apparition un peu partout dans la région! Grand merci à ce cadeau offert par les Pays-Bas! Ces magnifiques fleurs arrivent juste à temps pour le Festival canadien des tulipes qui se met en branle ce vendredi! Cet événement qui existe depuis 1953, nous présentera jusqu’au 18 mai, une multitude d’activités – concerts, expositions, feux d’artifice, etc.

Ce jeudi, le Record Store met en vedette un band de Montréal fort appréciable – Les Deuxluxes. Le band arrivera tout fraîchement du Canadian Music Week de Toronto!

Samedi soir, Scène Ontario, en partenariat avec le Festival Arboretum, nous présente les Sessions WolfGANG – un événement unique! Qu’est-il possible de tirer d’un mélange de musique classique jouée par l’Orchestre du CNA, un bar, des DJ, des vidéastes, des artistes, et des projections? Cette mixture multidisciplinaire prend forme avec Les sessions WolfGANG. À ne pas manquer. Réservez rapidement votre place!

Ce samedi marquera la fin du Festival du film de l’Amérique latine. Profitez de cette dernière journée pour voir Tierra sin mal. Il s’agit d’une belle méditation sur les origines et l’identité pure du réalisateur Juan Carlos Valdivia (Southern District). À travers ce film, on retrace le voyage d’un cinéaste et de son compagnon indigène à la recherche des racines du pays dans les déserts boliviens. Une oeuvre cinématographique d’une grande beauté.

Ce dimanche, L’Ambassade Culturelle reçoit le jeune et talentueux auteur-compositeur-interprète Ludovic Alarie qui sera accompagné de Chupacabras. Cette soirée festive se tiendra au Petit Chicago dans le secteur Hull.

Un dimanche à Wakefield! Le Festival des écrivains de Wakefield est de retour cette année du 8 au 10 mai. Cet événement, en collaboration avec le Festival international des écrivains d’Ottawa met cette année en vedette des auteurs francophones de la région. Ce dimanche au Café Molo à Wakefield, ce sera une occasion unique d’entendre la slammeuse Annie St-Jean, l’auteure Valérie Perreault, la conteuse Danièle Vallée et les poètes Eric Charlebois et Lise Careau.

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