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Weekend roundup + ticket giveaway

By Karen Diepeveen on June 5, 2014



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The rain should clear up by the weekend, Ottawans, so plan on getting out and enjoying the sun! This week, we’re giving away tickets to Winchester Warm’s album launch – read on to find out how you can win.

Summertime should perhaps be re-cast as weddingtime – ’tis the season of nuptials, showers and confetti. Victoire, Sparrow flowers and Heart Deco are joining forces tonight to present a bit of a different side of the wedding industry: with vintage dresses, jewelry and locally-designed flower arrangements, they’ll provide the perfect way to make those parties unique.

If you’ve always wondered what’s behind the front doors of Ottawa’s most interesting houses and buildings, this weekend is your chance. It’s Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday and Sunday – who knows what you’ll find! Salon My Place is also having an open house art show, with a bit of fundraising thrown in.

Down in the market, Shopify has invited 15 of their favourite local creators for a Makers Market on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. (The owner of Goods, who we interviewed yesterday, will be one of the lovely makers on site.)

Friday evening, join Sunfields for their album launch at Raw Sugar with Fire Antlers, or check out Flash Lightnin’, The Wicked Mercy and Metronome Jones at Mavericks. Spend your Saturday out in the sun down at Vincent Massey Park for the aVibe Festival, featuring roots, reggae, and a beer bus lounge made up of vintage VW buses. On Saturday night,  More Please! will be launching their album ‘The Bounty’ at Pressed, while Public Animal, Mokomokai and Blackbread play House of Targ.

Winchester Warm’s new album, Belle Attente, will be released Friday night at an epic party down at St Albans. Want to win a pair of tickets to see the show? Just email apartment613 [at] with the answer to this question: what was the name of Winchester Warm’s debut album? Send us your answer by noon on Friday, June 6, to be entered in the draw.

Down at IdeaSpace on Friday night, you can catch the vernissage of Tyson Bodnarchuk’s latest drawings, ‘Monster Storm’. The exhibit will only be up until Saturday evening, so be sure to stop by to see it while you can! Television Dreams, an exhibit building on imagery from tv monitors, runs all weekend down at Blink Gallery.

For theatre goers, be sure to catch Touch and Go down at the Ottawa Little Theatre, a British farce full of humour from the land of tea and crumpets. The production of Art wraps up at the Gladstone this weekend.

In random and quirky events, learn how to can strawberries, play a few vintage video games, and cheer on your favourite team at the National Kubb Championships on Saturday.

And remember: if you attend any of this weekend’s events, take some photos on Instagram and add the hashtag #apt613weekend23 . It’s for our new weekend hashtag project – check Instagram on Monday for the featured photos from the weekend’s shenanigans!