Issue 640 Volume 3 Number 140
It's Thursday, October 27, 2022 and you had us at Bat Night. Bat Night is tomorrow, just outside Arnprior, where one can learn about about bats in an outdoor setting. Bring your own flashlight. Head to Clay Bank Nature Park in White Lake (1511 White Lake Rd, McNab/Braeside).
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▪️Become immersed in the Mexican and South American food and drink, the celebratory dance and music, and the traditions of the Day of the Dead Festival at the ByWard Market. Warm up at the indoor exhibitions and Tequila sampling (Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Gallery 55).
▪️Visit the Hintonburg Public House in costume between now and October 31 and you’ll save 10%. You can also fill out a ballot to win a $50 gift card.
▪️If you and a friend wear costumes for your visit to Ferme Proulx Farmfor the 28th annual Pumpkin Fest this weekend, the second admission is 50% off the $16.95 fee.
▪️This weekend is your final opportunity to view the Pumpkinferno exhibition at Upper Canada Village. There are allegedly 7,000 hand carved pumpkins lining a kilometre long path, all lit at once. Sounds magical.
▪️Settle in for an evening of Melodic Death Metal at the Rainbow Bistro. 76 Murrary St.
▪️If you’re decorating for Halloween, Maker House has made-in-Canada pieces like the Skull Concrete Planter from St. Albert, Alberta and the Day of the Dead-worthy skeleton beeswax candles from Sudbury.
▪️Dance all night at the Local Cover Band Party at the Brass Monkey.
▪️Emo Night Ottawa x spectrasonic present Halloween Emocore 6 at Club Saw, 67 Nicholas St.
▪️The Ottawa 67s take on the Peterborough Petes at TD Place Arena.
▪️Set the alarm to visit True Loaf Bread Company at 7:00am to buy Dead-cadent Buns, made with pumpkin, pumpkin spice, chocolate, candied orange, and almonds. If you oversleep today you can try again on Tuesday November 1st. 573 Gladstone Ave.
▪️Westboro is the place to be on Saturday afternoon, for the Halloween Street Party & Trick-or-Treating. Take the kids to visit the four trick or treating stations at Churchill Seniors Centre, Rikochet Resale, Natural Food Pantry, and Strawberry Blonde Bakery.
▪️Swing your partner: Ferme Roots and Shoots Farm’s Halloween Barn Dance is for the whole family, regardless of ability. From 2:00pm to 4:00pm, a caller will lead dancers round ’n’ round, and if you're not into square dancing you can sit by the campfire with a drinks. Prizes for the best costumes. 115 Chemin de la Beurrerie, Masham, QC.
▪️The Ottawa Mystic Market returns this Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with a shopping experience for those seeking a little something tarot, taxidermy, and crystals. Visit the parking lot of the Churchill Senior Recreation Center, 345 Richmond Road.
▪️The Whiprsnapr Haunted Brewery party will provide fun for kids young and old. The family will enjoy the pumpkin carving and costume contests from 12:0pm to 5:00pm. Later on, grownups can dance to DJ Bryson, take part in their own costume contest, and brave the Haunted Brewery tour. 14 Bexley Place, Unit 106, Bells Corners.
▪️The Alliance Française Ottawa is launching “Les Petits Penseurs/Little Thinkers,” an introductory philosophy program for children aged 6 to 12. The course will aim to teach students to express themselves, to develop their French vocabulary, to learn the rules of debate, and more.
▪️The Day of the Dead Party arrives at the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park. 1525 Princess Patricia Way.
▪️Get locked in a brewery, for real. Lockdown: Ottawa Escape presents Zom-Beers at Beyond The Pale, an adventure with zombies, a mystery, and, of course, beer. 250 City Centre Ave Unit 108. $29.49 per person, including a $10 gift card for Beyond The Pale.
▪️There’s a $10 cover at the Tooth and Nail Halloween Bash, featuring Kitchen Party DJs.
▪️Enjoy $5 beers, food specials, and a live DJ at the Ridge Rock Halloween Party in Carp.
▪️Make it a Folk-art Halloween. The Samhain Celebration and Artisan Market is presented by Ninth Wave Arts, which offers educational opportunities that remember and reclaim folk wisdom. Check out the market, take a guided forest walk, and sip hot chocolate around the bonfire. Costumes welcome but not mandatory. From 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Carp Ecowellness Centre, 2386 Thomas Dolan Parkway.
▪️Costume wearers at tonight’s Beyond the Pale party will be competing for BTP/SmoQueShack gift cards, so get creative. From 7:00pm at 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 108.
▪️Calabogie Brewing will be serving some spooky cocktails at the Kanata location this Saturday. Wear a costume for a chance to win beer-y prizes, and dance to live music. The Calabogie location will also be partying, but there won’t be cocktails.
▪️Little Jo Berry’s, Pascale’s Ice Cream, and TL Chocolates present Haunted Diner, a vegan feast featuring Cursed Chili Cheese Dogs and Bewitched Fried Chicken Poutine. Wear a costume to win extra treats. 1305 Wellington St. W.
▪️Today is your kids’ final chance to fire indiscriminately at targets and zombies, from the safety of a school bus of all things, at Commando Paint Ball’s Zombie Slayer Thrill Ride. Parents ride for free. $31.99 + HST per participant.
▪️The family-friendly Creative Sunday activities at the Ottawa Art Gallery will celebrate the Day of the Dead. You can create a colourful calavera (skull) and an ancestral collage, with the help of artists Fernando Trigo and Dulce Tapp. Free.
Deals of the day
▪️Shop Quebec and Canadian made artisanal pieces for your home at the Chic & Basta sale. These items are 30% to 50 % off. Christmas is coming, people.
▪️Abbotsford, BC’s The Kindred Studio is launching their Kindred Surprise Leggings Bundles (set of 3), a collection of kids’ leggings in feminine or gender neutral colours and patterns. 3 pairs in any size (from newborn to 13/14Y) for $49.50.
▪️June Swimwear has 10, 20, and 30% off deals until 11:59pm on October 29. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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