Issue 617 Volume 3 Number 117
It’s Thursday, September 22, 2022 and – Beetlejuice – we suggest that you bundle up – Beetlejuice – for Pop Up Cinema’s outdoor showing tomorrow night on Sparks Street. It’s a 7 pm, it's free, and – Beetlejuice.
Day 2 and we're off to a great start. People are nominating places that we haven't heard of ... yet. So make your nominations now for our 3rd Annual Best of Ottawa awards. We're looking for the best in Ottawa's food, cultural, and public service scenes.
Let us remind your of our rules: it's called the Best Of Ottawa, but your nominations can be from the city of Ottawa, la ville de Gatineau, the Ottawa Valley, or the Outaouais; we only shortlist organizations that are headquartered in this area (for example, you may love Second Cup coffee but as it's headquartered in Montréal it's ineligible for nomination); and the person, place, or thing that you're nominating must be current (don't nominate a gig you attended in 2017).
If you enter your email address, we'll do a random draw for a $100 gift card to the Ottawa business of your choice.
▪️The Carp Fair returns, with gates opening tonight (Thursday) at 6:00pm for visits to the Midway and beer garden. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday highlights include animal shows, horse pulls, and even an antique tractor parade. General Admission tickets $13.00 for adults, $5 for kids ages six to 12.
▪️Cheerfully Made Fall Market pulls up to the Bell Sensplex Saturday and Sunday for shopping with local vendors. 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. 1565 Maplegrove Road Kanata.
▪️The Ottawa Artisans Sweater Weather virtual shopping event launches this evening at 7:00pm and runs right through to Monday at 9:00pm. Shop online with 150 artisans from the Ottawa area, enter to win special bundles, and enjoy free Canada-wide shipping on orders over $175 (or make a plan to pick up your shopping at one five convenient locations).
▪️If home renovations are on the horizon, plan a visit to The Ottawa Fall Home Show, opening today at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr. Get ideas, learn about tools, shop with local vendors at the Urban Botanist’s Rotating Local Market, visit the Habitat for Humanity pop-up ReStore, view the winning designs of the Greater Ottawa Housing Design Awards, and search out exhibitor promotions and sweepstakes. Tickets bought online are $2 cheaper than at the door.
▪️The Perth Autumn Studio Tour includes tour stops at four local studios and lunch prepared by the parents of Brooke Valley School, from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
▪️The Creative Focus North Frontenac Back Roads Studio Tour returns this Saturday and Sunday for visits to 12 studios in and around North Frontenac.
▪️The Old Town Kemptville BIA presents the Great Canadian Barn Dance with Anna Ludlow (Capital Music Awards Artist of the Year). Free. 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Friday night.
▪️Climate Network Lanark will be participating in the Global Climate Strike with two walks: at 11:45am at 50 Dufferin Street, at the corner of Highway 7 and Wilson Street in Perth, and at 4:00pm at the Granary in Carleton Place.
▪️On Saturday, take a bite from more than 40 local restaurants at the free TASTE of Wellington West festival In support of Parkdale Food Centre. Enjoy samples by donation, and shop from 45 local merchants. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm along the festival route, which runs from Island Park to the O-Train tracks.
▪️The Cumberland Farmers Market presents its 2022 Harvest Market from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Head to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road in Cumberland, ON.
▪️Art Lending of Ottawa’s Art Show will feature pieces by 28 juried local artists. The affordable works will include oils, watercolours, mixed media, pastels, and more. Free admission and free parking. Visit the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
▪️Côté Fleurs Shop and Freewheeling Craft present Le Marché des Fleurs, a day devoted to fresh and dried flowers and floral accessories. 10:00am to 4:00pm, 70B Beech Street.
▪️It’s the final weekend of Gina Bielinski’s exhibition “Soaring” at Organe Art Gallery. Meet the artist on Saturday between noon and 2:00pm.
▪️The inaugural Augustafest arrives in Augusta Street Park in the town of Almonte. Entrance to the festival, which includes performance, vendors, and artists, is by donation, with proceeds going towards a splash pad to be built in the park. Canada’s only professional cornhole player, Connor Weiss, will be there. Join the fun from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
▪️Attention, beer drinking Ottawa women who plan to be in Toronto this Saturday: The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies presents an epic Beer Battle between Dominion City Brewing and Tooth and Nail of Ottawa and Hamilton’s Fairweather Brewing and Collective Arts Brewing. They’ll have beer from both regions available to purchase and there will be voting on favourites. A portion of the event’s profits will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
▪️Learn to make a Paper Luminary with Jenny’s Craft Studio Creations, at this Sunday’s Square Lemon’s Fall Season Craft Market. This free workshop is just one of the highlights of the market, taking place at the Glebe Community Centre. 10:30am to 3:00pm at 175 Third Ave.
▪️Run Ottawa presents the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run, which is raising funds for the Ottawa Humane Society. There are 5K and 10K runs, a 3K walk, a 2K Furry Fun Run, and a 1K Kids Fun Run. It all happens at the Great Lawn of Lansdowne Park. Register now so you can pick up your race kit tomorrow.
▪️Ottawa Magazine Best Restaurants event/Food fest, Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. All food and drink included with ticket price. At least 14 of Ottawa’s favourite dining spots have confirmed attendance. 1525 Princess Patricia Way.
▪️With sweater weather upon us now is a great time to pick up the knitting needles. Square Lemon’s Introduction to: Knitting workshop will teach participants about yarn and needle choices, how to cast on, getting that first row done, and more. $38.15 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday night, at the Square Lemon Artistic Association, 2350 Stevenage Drive, Unit 14.
Cranium Arts Project presents Cranium 2022 Festival September 29 to October 1. Hear rising stars in the local hip-hop and R&B genres.
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Save between 15 and 25% at Numi’s Fall Style Event.
It’s a good, old fashioned sidewalk sale at Victoire Boutique this Saturday. They’re promising discounts on clothes, jewelry, and purses from collections past, with most items priced between $20 and $50. It’s all part of Taste of Wellington, so get down there between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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