Issue 593 Volume 3 Number 93
It’s Friday, August 19, 2022 and we love this suggestion to visit the colourful boathouses of South Lancaster Wharf, near Cornwall.
More Weekend Plans
▪️Visit House of PainT’s Festival all weekend for urban art, DJs, hip hop dance parties, dance battles, and vendors. Tonight’s Poetry Slam gets under way at 6:00pm at Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street), and Brewer Park sets the scene tomorrow for the main event. Book tickets for individual events.
▪️Are you feeling lucky? Broadway Across Canada is bringing Broadway hit Anastasia to the NAC from August 30 to September 4, and they’re offering a limited number of $69 tickets for every performance. For a chance to get your hands on the $69 tickets, head to www.luckyseat.com and set up an account. The lottery draw will happen August 26, and if you are selected, you’ll be able to purchase up to two tickets at $69. Of course, if you prefer to buy full priced tickets, they’re on sale now.
▪️Martha gets excited when she hears the words “fruity” and “lager” paired together, so she’s pretty stoked about the news coming out of Whiprsnapr today. Fruity AF Fruity Lager is a lighter alcohol (4.4%) beer that sounds ideal for ringing in the weekend. Even better, 10% of can sales will be donated to Northern Lights Refuge.
▪️Be enveloped in serious good vibes this Saturday, when Freedom Dog Rescue bring puppies to Inner Soul Yoga classes at 11:45am and 12:45pm. As would be expected when the forces of sweet puppies and soothing yoga are combined, spaces for Puppy Yoga are filling fast. 190 Colonnade Road South, #19.
▪️The Ottawa Garden Festival’s penultimate day features a Summer Flower & Edibles Show from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Jean Piggott Hall of Ottawa City Hall. View floral arrangements from the Horticultural Society members as well as amateurs, enjoy demonstrations, and participate in the silent auction. Free to attend.
▪️Shop vintage at the Midday Market at the Chinatown Bazaar. 14 vendors from Ottawa and Montréal will sell curated collections of clothing and homeware. 687 Somerset St. W.
▪️Today is the second last edition of 613flea at Lansdowne Park. As usual there will be 130 vendors and a huge selection of vintage wares, handicrafts, food and drink. 1015 Bank Street.
Capital Pride Festival 2022 launches today with a Family Picnic at Hintonburg Park (2:00pm to 5:00pm at 1064 Wellington St. W). There will be free hot and veggie dogs, face painting, and even a bouncy castle. Over at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Youth Art Exhibition features works by young 2SLGBTQ+ and runs until September 18th in the Sky Lounge.
As celebraton of Capital Pride Festival 2022, Invest Ottawa and The Enchanté Network are joining forces to host a hybrid networking lunch and fireside chat, to connect 2SLGBTQ+ leaders in the Ottawa area and beyond. This free event at the Invest Ottawa hub at Bayview Yards will include presentations, chats, and lunch. 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Deals of the day
▪️We were on Cheerfully Made's site, admiring the gorgeous and funny items by Quebec brand Stay Home Club when we hopped over to the sale pages and found sweet deals: Mini Print floral series ($8 each down from $20), adorable sewing patterns from Dansereau in Montréal ($10, usually $22), and doggo bandanas for a measly $12 (regular price $30) from the Rover Boutique in Toronto.
▪️Jack59 is offering bundles of eco-friendly shampoo bar, conditioner bar, and a shower container for 20% off the regular price.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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