Issue 630 Volume 3 Number 130
It’s Thursday, October 13, 2022 and we're delighted by this short interview of two local hidden secret purveyors: Laura Byrne Paquetand Julia Weber. Each give some good tips, but both agree on the Morris Island Conservation Area for a good walk.
IT’S THE FINAL DAY OF VOTING. Vote for the best in Shops & Restaurants, Culture, Media, People and Place.
Voting ends 11:59pm tonight. Best poutine won't choose itself!
▪️Festival of Small Halls Fall Series continues with shows tonight through Sunday as well as next weekend. Tonight, hear the Barra MacNeils at DACA Community Centre, Dacre, Ontario. Saturday’s shows include Kellie Loder with Willie Stratton at The Matawatchan Hall, in Griffith, ON and Irish Mythen at Marble Arts Centre in Tweed. On Sunday at 2:30pm Ashley MacIsaac plays Joshua Bates Centre in Athens, ON, while Cassie & Maggie and Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra stop by Maberly Community Hall, Maberly ON.
▪️The Fresh Meat Theatre Festival begins tonight and runs all weekend, and next weekend. Ottawa theatre makers were invited to create short boundary-breaking works – for example, RAVE MOMS:‘Think Sunday school ministry meets Adidas tracksuits and glitter.’
Friday October 14
▪️Alliance Française Ottawa, ByTowne Cinema, and Alcolé & Cie present Right in the Eye (En plein dans l’œil), a cinematic experience showcasing the films of Georges Méliès. During the screening of 12 Miélès films, three musicians will create a live soundtrack using over 50 different instruments. 7:00pm.
▪️Get out of town. Local musicians Herb & George take the stage at the Windmill Brewery taproom, 5 Newport Drive, Prescott, ON.
Saturday October 15
▪️The Mayfair Theatre’s Saturday morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party is back for a 24th session. The fan-favourite event features three hours of classic cartoons starting at 10:00am, with retro commercial breaks. There’s a cereal buffet for everyone who attends. Bring your down spoon and bowl, and wear your PJs for the most authentic experience. $10 for member, $14.50 for non-members.1074 Bank St.
▪️Head to the Blondie Apparel Annual Sample Sale, which will offer discounts of up to 60%. The sale features samples, damaged items, end-of-lines, slightly used pieces, and overstock. In person from 11:00am to 3:00pm at 2394 Dwyer Hill Road and online at 7:00pm. If it rains, the sale will be online only.
▪️Ottawa Street Markets presents its final pop up market of the year at Carlington Coffee House (917 Merivale Road). Expect lots of fresh local veggies, bread, apples, and prepared food, as well as the Carlington’s usual bangin’ coffee.
▪️ Catch rising star Naledi Sunstrum (OK Naledi) at The Queer Afro Music Showcase at Red Bird, with Strange Roots and MusicbyJayel. Pay What You Can tickets ($10 minimum plus fees and taxes). 1165 Bank Street Ottawa.
Sunday October 16
▪️Head to Farmgate Cider’s Open House to sample and mulled cider, take an autumnal walk through the orchard, and view the new barn. 11:00am to 3:00pm. 4547 Mohr’s Rd, Kinburn.
▪️The very peaty Laphroaig Lore tops the list of whiskys on offer at Deacon Brodies' Sweet and Thrilling Scotch Tasting at 4:00pm Sunday.
▪️The Barley Mow Westboro and Kana Leaf Cannibis present a Comedy for Clean Water Fundraiser, with Rachelle Elie, Mike Dambra, and Bobby Knauff. Proceeds will benefit Water First.
▪️Build a Worm Studio and learn about Vermicomposting with Ottawa Tool Library and The Box of Life.
Bif Naked will appear at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre on Friday November 4. Tickets $34.83. 211 Bronson Ave.
Deals of the day
▪️Ottawa Vintage Show returns to the Carleton University Fieldhouse next Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23. Expect the usual impressive number of vendors selling antiques and vintage clothing and vintage décor. Regular admission is $12 but if you head to the show website now there’s a link for a $2 discount.
▪️Save up to 30% on bee decor, housewares, gardening tools, and more at the Gees Bees Honey Company Sale.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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