Issue 584 Volume 3 Number 83
It’s Friday, August 5, 2022 and we wonder if we could ever come with with a event name like the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Water and Dirt Festival ourselves? It's in the Pembroke and Petawawa area this weekend.
▪️This weekend marks the 75th Navan Fair. This year’s fair packs a lot into the four days. There are alpaca, cattleman’s and horse shows, antique machinery to view, truck and tractor pulls, and 4H. There’s even a baby show, during which we’re pretty sure much hilarity will ensue. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $3 for children 4 to 12. No charge for kids under 3. 8:00am to 11:00pm today and tomorrow, and 8:00am to 4:00pm Sunday. 1279 Colonial Road, Navan.
▪️Celebrate 30 years of Festival Country Gatineau this weekend. Buy single tickets or tables of four near the stage. You’ll find food and drinks on site. Friday night’s headliner is Maniwaki’s own Matt Lang, and on Saturday enjoy Morning Day, while Sunday’s main event will feature a tribute to Quebec country star Patrick Norman.
Robert Guertin Arena 125 Rue de Carillon, Gatineau, QC.
▪️It’s the first weekend of Ottawa Greek Festival, today through Sunday from 4:30pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy classic Greek food, watch the Odyssey Dance Troupe perform traditional dances from Greece, enter the r50/50 raffle, and on Saturday at 7:00pm take the tour of the Formation of the Virgin Mary church. 1315 Prince of Wales Drive.
▪️The Classic Theatre Festival is back at the Arts Court Theatre, and this summer’s production The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog, chronicles 35 years of a marriage (played in the original production by real life couple Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn). Tickets range from $25.20 to $36.
Tonight’s performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by A Company of Fools will take place at Raven Park in Carlington. The show starts at 7:00pm and runs for 90 minutes. Admission is Pay What You Can.
▪️Carp Farmers Market celebrates garlic season with the first of four Garlic Festival days. From 8:00am to 1:00pm shop from over 60 vendors, many of whom will have fresh Ontario garlic for sale. 3790 Carp Road, Carp.
▪️Great Fires/Grands Feux festival celebrates 25 years this month. Tonight, enjoy fireworks from France from your chair or blanket (bring your own). Your ticket gets you access to the lawn from which you can view the fireworks, enjoy immersive experiences for the whole family, and buy food from the onsite food trucks. Or purchase a picnic to enjoy while you watch the fireworks. Tickets can only be purchased online.
▪️A Company of Fools’ production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest shows up at Clare Gardens in Westboro. The show begins at 7:00pm and runs 90 minutes. Admission is Pay What You Can.
▪️Hey, how about dinner and a show? Oh Canada Eh? is a musical comedy tribute to Canadian music, ranging from traditional folk songs to radio hits from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, and many more. Dinner’s at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. Royal Canadian Legion - Montgomery Branch 351, 330 Kent Street.
▪️Create a glass painting for your home with the Beginner Rude Glass Painting workshop by Square Lemon. This beginner level workshop from Moonstoned Alternative will have participants customizing a “Bitch Please” statement that will make a great conversation piece. Limited tickets are available. 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Square Lemon Artistic Association 2350 Stevenage Drive Unit 14.
▪️The Ottawa Mystic Market returns. You'll find them at Cloud Forest Coffee + Pokoloko, 339 Richmond Rd from 10 am to 4 pm.
▪️Comedy for Clean Water hosted by Kana Leaf Cannabis, at the Barley Mow Westboro.
▪️The Nepean Night Market is on between 5 pm and 9 pm, 1442 Baseline Road.
Deals of the Day
▪️Get 10% off in Birch Jewellery’s Necklace Flash Sale. Enter the code NECKLACE10 at checkout, until 11:59 on Sunday.
▪️Use the code SUMMER22 for 22% off site-wide at Muttonhead. Stock up on comfy and stylish basics for adults and kids.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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