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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + ticket giveaway

By Amanda Armstrong on December 4, 2014

This first weekend of the final month of the year has arrived and it seems as though the snow and cold is here to stay! Not to worry, we’ve got plenty going on to cheer up those winter blues this weekend.

As always, there is plenty of music happening. Thursday night brings a night of jazz, with the Craig Pedersen Quartet at Raw Sugar. For those of you that love folk, Raw Sugar is the place to be on Friday night. Krista Muir and Friends will be putting on an evening of folk, pop, and psych for you all to enjoy. On Saturday, Pressed will be hosting The Way and Friends – a night of music, dance, live painting, and theatre. Also on Saturday night, the rock, punk, raw sound of Monster Truck will be filling the Bronson Centre. Recently returned from their European tour, this rock band from Hamilton, will be playing alongside Eagle Tears. We’ve got two tickets to giveaway for this event, more info below.

Bizarre Love Triangle, the 7th annual art show, hosted at Cyclelogik, is taking place this Friday night. With works from artists Colin White, Jennifer Gibbs, Tish Smith, Patrick John Mills, Katrin Emery, Jaime Doyle and more, there is much to appease your eyes. There will also be eats and beats, to appease our bellies and ears.

Later on Friday night marks the return of TimeKode for their 9 year anniversary party at Maker Space North at City Centre, beside Gabba Hey! Your favourite TimeKode DJs will be playing alongside greats DJ Magnificent and Trevor Walker, bringing us an awesome night of funk, soul boogie. Drinks will be flowing and Gongfu Bao will have some tasty treats to keep our dancing energy up. With space for nearly 1000 people, it is sure to be a giant party!

There is more going on at City Centre on Saturday. Gabba Hey will be hosting their first ever Holiday Sale. There are nearly 50 different vendors selling everything from screen prints to vintage clothing and from jewellry to zines. Entry to the event is PWYC and some of the proceeds will go to supporting the Ottawa Food Bank.

If you are a fan of craft sales, be sure to head to the Glebe Community Centre, once you are done at Gabba Hey! Urban Craft Market is back, for their annual #Craftmas sale. For a full list of vendors, see here.

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, than at the Holiday Locavore Artisan Food Fair? With pickles, preserves, chutneys, cheese, and chocolate (do I have you drooling, yet?) there are many tasty gift ideas for those foodies on your Christmas list (if you can manage not to keep it all to yourself!).

Sunday can only be made better with dance and baked goods. Make it happen and join Propeller Dance, a dance group for people with and without disability, at their annual community day at Tom Brown Arena.

The cold of winter may be sticking around for a time yet, but the city is still alive with many a great thing. Be sure to brave the cold and go out and enjoy yourselves this weekend, folks!

To enter to win two tickets to see Monster Truck at the Bronson Centre on December 6, send an email to with the subject header, “Monster Truck” by noon on Friday, December 5. A winner will be selected by random draw. This is an all ages show.

Le Weekend @Basement819

Hashed Out. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Hashed Out. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Un autre weekend qui commence sur la région de la capitale nationale. Les lumières de Noël illuminent depuis hier la colline du Parlement. La ville devient de plus en plus festive. On sort et on en profite.

Solids en concert au House of Targ

Commençons le tout avec un concert à ne pas manquer ce weekend! Le duo punk/rock/grunge montréalais Solids sera en spectacle au House of Targ vendredi soir! Solids partagera la scène avec le groupe Hashed Out également de Montréal et le groupe d’Ottawa The Dark Plains.

Une soirée Folk au Raw Sugar Café

Pour vous remettre de votre soirée rock au House of Targ, allez faire un tour samedi soir au Raw Sugar Café pour une soirée plus relaxe avec du folk et un peu de rock and roll. Les groupes à l’honneur sont Justice RF, Run Coyote et Tall Trees.

The Tale of a Town (Le récit d’une ville)

Ce weekend vous aurez l’occasion de voir du théâtre ambulant dans divers quartiers d’Ottawa. Vous vous souvenez peut-être d’avoir vu la « Storymobile » lors de la Nuit Blanche en septembre dernier, qui recueillait des témoignages de passants au sujet de leur ville. La troupe FIXT POINT est de retour ce weekend pour nous présenter The Tale of a Town, une série de saynètes basées sur les témoignages de gens de la région. La troupe s’intéressera aux héros locaux, aux chefs d’entreprises, aux souvenirs des résidents et plus encore. Pour revivre ces histoires oubliées, déplacez-vous dans le quartier Wellington West, le 4 décembre, à Orléans le 5 et au Centre-Ville le 6. Le lieu de rassemblement exact vous sera révélé lors de l’achat de vos billets. Il est également intéressant de noter qu’un quart du spectacle sera en français.

Bon weekend!



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