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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Krista Zeman on September 8, 2016




Happy weekend, Ottawans! Lots to take in around town this weekend, starting with Ottawa Asian Fest’s Night Market Chinatown. Running all weekend, the Night Market features food vendors, Bar Robo’s Night Market Beergarden, and Karaoke Nights.

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Follow your nose to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where Baconpalooza sizzles all weekend long.

Get a laugh at Cursed Comedy’s the Bank Job: Ladies & Gentlemen at Vetta Osteria.

Enjoy Tom: Songs from a Drunken Piano at the Blacksheep Inn.

Join Dani from MOSELY as she celebrates her 30th birthday at House of Targ with special guests Bordeen, Silvergun & Spleen, and Nat & Cody.


Kicking off the illustrative Saturday list, Ecoequitable throws a mega fabric sale on Saturday morning.

Can’t get enough textiles? Fibrefest 2016 runs Saturday and Sunday at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Mississippi Mills.

In the market for handmade goods? Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show’s Fall edition takes over the Glebe Community Centre on Saturday. Featuring handmade talent from Ottawa and surrounding areas, the show will also raise funds for the Wild Bird Care Centre.

Feeling green? Ottawa PlantFest hosts a free plant swap.

Bugging out? Pick your champion in the cockroach races and take an insect expedition at the Ottawa Experimental Farm’s Bug Day.

Elsewhere, Beechwood hosts its first annual East Feast, an event showcasing local businesses, artists and performers.

Dancing shoes at the ready? Slide on over to Babylon for Electric Pow Wow with A Tribe Called Red or take in Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra at Mercury Lounge.


cpyoga-katie-online1Sunday features active offerings. While the Ottawa Skateboard Community Association hosts pay-what-you-can yoga sessions at Charlie Park in the morning, Azucar offers free Latin dance classes in the afternoon to showcase its fall offerings.

Split between running and tasting local beers? Have it both ways with the Ottawa Beer Run.

Want even more ideas for your weekend? Hit up our event calendar and feel free to suggest events to us.  No matter what you get up to this weekend, keep us in the loop! Tag your posts with #apt613wknd and you could get featured on our Instagram.

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