Good turkey weekend 613! As the leaves change, the weather cools and the horror increases, there are more and more activities to do around the city.
With the province’s blessing to carefully gather with loved ones for the first vacation of the last 18 months, you may be hosting for the first time in a long time, or you may be keeping it simple with your loved ones. Maybe you would consider supporting a local restaurant for your big meal, or gathering your ingredients at the various farmers markets around town to show our gratitude to the people who have kept us fed through thick and thin. Maybe you sleep this weekend, get sunshine, stretch, call your loved ones, check out friends who may not have anyone to share turkey with. Whatever your plans, be sure!
On behalf of the people at Apt613, I would like to express how grateful we are for you, our 613s! This city that we love has shown so much resilience over the last year and a half and we have loved being a part of how we all stay in touch. We are all grateful for your support, patience, positive moods, creativity and your love for the culture of this city that has kept us from doing what we do.
The whole weekend
Next weekend is the 10th annual Fresh Meat Theater Festival. Am I jumping the gun here? Yes. Do tickets sell fast? Yes. Are you going to spend time this weekend locking down your plans for next weekend? Also Yes.
This year’s festival will feature 12 original creations consisting exclusively of new short works by local artists. Tickets are available for both in-person attendance and a live-stream-see-at-home. Do you want to win some passes? See our competition on Instagram:
If you feel a little wild, how about a craft fair at Parc Omega? The colors of autumn are at their peak in Montebello, with the added bonus of a local artisan market happening from Saturday to Monday. Book your tickets online and browse the art, food and household items on display at the market accompanied by live music. This may very well be your perfect getaway from the city.
I could not possibly top last week’s Roundup of fall events, including apples, fall colors, and creepiness of all kinds. Check it out again here, for Amanda did us all a great service by digging up all the amazing things we need to do this fall.
Start your long weekend right with an evening in, with classical piano.
The NAC Orchestra offers a live stream performance of Schumann’s greatest romantic pieces with the French pianist Hélène Grimaud.
NAC describes the concert as follows: “The opening with the musical equivalent of a soft caress, Robert Schumann’s Romantic Symphony No. 4, is in turn tender, dramatic and happy. This lovely symphony is characterized by suspense and ambiguity and asks questions and reveals, reflecting the humanity of each bar. ”
I mean, come on. Get your $ 15 livestream tickets, order something delicious, and open a bottle of wine.
Every Friday night there is a party on Carleton’s campus and we are all invited. And it does not involve jello shots or the tunnels. Ottawa Quad Sessions is a roller skating club that rolls on Fridays from 9-11. Bring your skates, or rent them online in advance! Tickets can be purchased online and all COVID-19 protocols are in place. Prices start at $ 9.50 without skate rental. There will be tunes and the opportunity to check other skaters’ movements in all styles and levels.
Kl. 19.00 join the SPAO Center artist AM Dumouchel as she talks about her unique photographic process and the perception of her Curtains series as they relate to ideas of spectrality, tactility and regeneration. The artist talks will be at Zoom and the exhibition Intimate textures in the digital world is open to the public until 31 October. The artist’s features at SPAO never cease to blow me away, so this is a great way to introduce yourself to the works!
613flea is running its long weekend edition this Saturday at Lansdowne, for all your local shopping needs! Check out over 100 retailers indoors where masks are mandatory and admission is always free. Is it too early to plan Christmas presents in advance? (I see you, Christmas lovers!)
Saturday and Sunday, why not head out to the Mississippi Mills for an extended “art package”? (I mean, it’s a ballad. Who wouldn’t be interested?) The Mississippi Mills Art Romp will combine the Maple Run Tour, the Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour, and Art in the Attic. Over 40 artists and craftsmen welcome you to cultural heritage buildings, unique shops, a craft brewery and even a Christmas tree farm as well as individual artist studios and the Almonte Potter Guild. You can frolic from Pakenham, to Cedar Hill, to Clayton and Union Hall and into Almonte. Honestly, it sounds like the perfect fall day. See you all at the ballad?
Would you rather stay closer to home and focus on food? BeetBox Harvest Fest runs from 10 to 15 on Saturday for your farm-fresh vegetable needs! Located just off Carling between Moodie and March rd, this is a pretty convenient drop-in. There will be bluegrass fiddle music, apple cider and treats, nature walks and frisbee golf all beyond the bounty of the farm shop.
The Fly Market sets up on Bank Street this Saturday behind Top of the World for a unique vintage streetwear outdoor shopping experience. Several different vendors represent the retro and vintage styles, all of which are hype. The rainy day of the event is Sunday, so keep your options open if you are flying! (Sorry, I certainly do not fly. Of course.)
We are completely in the eerie season and there is no better time to visit the Mackenzie King Estate than in the evening by lantern lights. Are you ready for a spin on your back? The Haunted Walks offer weekly evening walks on the property and tell stories full of Mackenzie King sessions and spirits, complete with eerie ruins, real ghosts and dark forests. The ride is 75 minutes and follows all of Quebec’s COVID-19 protocols. Tickets are available online for $ 24.99 and are limited for limited reasons!
Spend your Sunday afternoon exploring one of Ottawa’s least known gems. Crystal Bay at the west end began as a seasonal cottage enclave and has become a well-hidden haven for waterfront luxury homes with a rich history to match. Heritage Ottawa’s walks take place throughout the city, led by local heritage experts, so locals can get in touch with the stories of how our beautiful city has changed and evolved over time. Tickets are limited for security and space, and are $ 20 for non-members, $ 10 for Heritage Ottawa members. Have a cup of coffee after brunch and go exploring!
If you’ve been itching for live sports to get started again, you’ll be happy to know that the Ottawa 67s are back in action from this weekend! It’s over a year since we saw them hit the ice since last season was canceled. Sunday afternoon catches home opens at. 14 at TD Place. Tickets are still available even though they are moving fast as the indoor capacity limit remains at 1000. Those with little ones in their lives: You can get a free kids ticket when buying an adult ticket. With the last two seasons a weird blur, start this one right away, and in person to see Kingston Frontenacs.
It is true! It’s a long weekend! The 67s are hosting another home game on Monday at TD Place. Tickets for today’s match against Oshawa Generals are still available, starting at $ 23.74 for adults. This can be the perfect way to spend an otherwise lazy day off.