Thursday, June 9, 2022
Get Ready for the Weekend
▪️Italian Week Ottawa Festival kicked off this morning and continues until June 19th. Get involved by taking part in the Messages from Italy Italian Puzzle Quest on Preston Street from June 10th to 12th. Presented by Ottawa Hunts, this “escape room” type experience costs $15 per person and there are loads of prizes up for grabs.
▪️Overflow Brewing welcomes back Mothership for another evening of Led Zeppelin hits ($20) 2477 Kaladar Ave.
▪️Octopus Books presents “Exploring Our Dark Corners” book readings and signings with Felice Picano and Jeffrey Round. Free, with books available to purchase at the event. Friday June 10th at 8:00pm, at the Mauril-Bélanger Atelier, 95 Clegg Street.
▪️Italian Week Festival presents an outdoor screening of Roberto Benigni’s Pinocchio. Bring your own chair or blanket. Snacks will be available on site, please bring cash.
▪️It’s the Kanata grand opening of Tirweka, a brunch spot with a Middle Eastern twist. Think Fatteh (fried pita bread with cooked chickpeas, garlic yoghurt, and toasted nuts), pan fried Halloumi with tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives, egg dishes, Flalafel, and other Middle Eastern flavours. 473 Hazeldean Road.
▪️Juniper Farm presents a Family Music Show at 11:00am Saturday (pay what you can donation). Enjoy the show then take a wander around the farmland and shop for fresh veggies. 375 Shouldice Road, Wakefield QC.
▪️The New Art Festival arrives at Central Park in the Glebe this weekend (Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th). Visit over 200 visual artists in a park setting (rain or shine). Free. 19 Clemow Drive.
▪️The Cumberland Farmers Market returns for the 2022 season today (Saturday June 11th) from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 1115 Dunning Rd, Cumberland
▪️Open House Party at Arts Court is a 12 hour event from 2:00pm to 2:00am. It's family friendly during the daytime with screenings, exhibitions, and performances. The building will be animated inside and outside. Produced by association Ottawa music programmers Debaser. Also: Debaser has volunteer opportunities for events.
▪️If you’ve been longing to get your dancing shoes on over the last two years, book your ticket to the Ottawa Boogie Woogie Night with Frank Muschalle, presented by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the German Embassy, and the Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa. Saturday June 11 at all saints event space. 330 Laurier Ave East.
▪️The details are sparse but the course title says it all: Beginner Mouse Taxidermy Class, at Square Lemon’s headquarters 2350 Stevenage Drive, Unit 14. $125 per person.
▪️Osgoode Museum has reopened and now’s your chance to tour this former schoolhouse in rural Ottawa. The museum welcomes a Pop Up Market from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday (June 12), where you’ll find local producers and artisans. 7814 Lawrence Street, Vernon.
Deals of the day
▪️Get 20% off site wide at the Chic & Basta June Sale. Use the code JUNE22 at checkout to get your discount. This is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on stylish gifts and homewares that are handcrafted in Quebec. The sale ends Monday June 13th at midnight.
▪️Sokoloff Lingerie is offering an incredible 50% off for 48 hours.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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