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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

By Amanda Armstrong on September 22, 2016

Today is the first day of fall and, fingers crossed, this weekend’s weather may actually suit the season. With the arrival of the best season of the year (OK, I may be pushing my personal bias here), we’ve a great bunch of things on the roster, to celebrate.


First off, the festivals. The Ottawa International Animation Festival, which began yesterday, runs through the entirety of the weekend. You can check out any of their many panels, feature films, this year’s competition entries, as well as a retrospective into the festival’s past winners.

Then we have Beau’s Oktoberfest, this Friday and Saturday. They will have a selection of everyone’s tried and true Beau’s favourites, alongside a slew of new beers – just in time for this year’s festival. There are also A LOT of incredible food options; including Steckerlfisch (a.k.a. fish on a stick) from the Wild Oat, Borscht from Pure Kitchen, and at least four different kinds of schnitzel.

Chinatown Remixed celebrates its eight year this Saturday. Over 40 local artists will be showing their work in the businesses and public space along Somerset. Studio La Mouche will be holding a group show at Clear Sky Vapes, Claude Chapdelaine will be showing his paintings at the new Shiraz, and Colin White will take to the sidewalks, putting down stencils of some of his illustrations of Chinatown’s businesses.


Beats & Boards returns to Black Squirrel Books tonight. If you have ever wanted to try a new board game, without having to read the instruction manual, this is the place to do so. Host Robert Parungao is a board game wizard and he is more than happy to help get you started. As far as the music is concerned, you can expect nothing but good things from Beats & Boards’ resident DJ Hobo and guest DJ Jay Skilz.

Take Back the Night’s an annual rally and march also happens tonight, in Minto Park. This event, which is a part of an international initiative, is intended to raise awareness about the need to work to end to violence against women.


We’ve also some very exciting TimeKode news for you all – they have found a new location and will be getting back to throwing monthly dance parties again, the first of which is this Friday! You can find DJs Memetic and Zattar at D’Afrique restaurant on Laurier this Friday at10pm. If that were enough cause for excitement, this will also be the record release party for TIMEKODE X Vol. 2!

Saturday & Sunday

Etsy Made in Canada Ottawa takes over the Bell Sensplex this Saturday and Sunday. There will be over 150 local Etsy vendors, with thousands of amazing handmade goods for sale.

Everyone loves a good chip truck or, even better, 15 of them. Food Truck Rendez Vous is bringing the best of Ottawa’s food trucks to 135 Barrette Street, near Beechwood, this Saturday from 4-9pm. There will also be great craft beer from Dominion City Brewery and a local farmers’ market. Entry to the event is 10$.

The Carp Fair runs all weekend long, beginning tonight. There are all kinds of rides and games, live music, and agriculture showcases. If you are there this Sunday, be sure to check out the Carp farmers’ market too!

Two Four: Enriched Bread Artists 24th Annual Open Studio takes place this weekend. This free event gives you the chance to check out the bread factory turned studio space. You can visit EBA’s 22 artists in their studios, allowing you a sneak peek into their creative worlds.

So there you have it, a fantastic first weekend of fall. With plenty of goings on, we expect plenty of pictures! Enjoy your weekend and be sure to hashtag all your fun with #apt613wknd. We will post the best of the shots on our feed next week!

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L’automne! C’est officiellement l’automne mais dans nos cœurs, c’est encore l’été. Le calendrier regorge d’événements. Voici ce qu’on vous recommande pour la fin de semaine.

Vendredi, le traditionnel Beau’s Oktoberfest de Vankleek Hill se met en branle avec une foule d’activités. Il est dorénavant possible de télécharger une application pour accéder à la programmation. En plus de la série de concerts à l’horaire, plus de 40 bières seront disponibles dans le Craft Haus et plus de 30 kiosques offriront des menus gastronomiques. Les artistes K-OS, Motel Raphael et Gazoline seront de la partie.

Jusqu’à dimanche, le Festival international de films d’animation d’Ottawa est en propose une compilation de courts et longs films d’animation dont J’aime les filles (Diane Obomsawin) et La guerre des tuques (Jean-François Pouliot et François Brisson), deux des rares films francophones présentés dans le cadre du festival.

Samedi soir, Francis Faubert sera en spectacle au St-André à St-André-Avellin. Originaire de l’Outaouais, l’auteur-compositeur-interprète a lancé l’album Maniwaki qui réveille les sens avec un folk-garage électrisant. Il a déjà été mentionné que son style constituait un mélange de Fred Fortin et de Richard Desjardins !

Samedi, de midi à 22h, la deuxième édition du Bicycle Film Festival présentera  une sélection de courts et moyens métrages célébrant la culture cycliste dans le monde. Il y aura également des kiosques et des animations seront proposés toute la journée et ce, gratuitement.

Dimanche soir, le band Lonely Parade (pop-guitar-fuzzy) lancera l’album No Shade au Black Squirrel Books & Café. La formation ottavienne Heavy Bedroom (experimental) introduira la soirée.

@thelonelyparade, new promo pics, 2016. #ptbomusic #lonelyparade #bb #musicphotography

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