Friday, November 26, 2021
Choose your craft this weekend: beers or markets
▪️Head to 91 Arthur Street to shop at Spark Beer’s second Night Market from 5:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Enjoy beer, wine, and cider while you’re there, and join the brewery tour at 7:00pm.
▪️Tonight also marks the start of the second Ottawa Markets Scaveng-art Hunt. Until December 23rd, follow the clues to find art by local artists that you can take home. Just watch the Ottawa Markets insta feed for clues.
▪️The Marché de Noël / Ottawa Christmas Market officially opens at Lansdowne tonight with the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm. This is the one with cute wooden chalets, decorations, performers, activities for the kids, food and drink, and of course, local vendors selling handcrafted items and unique gifts.
It’s Arnprior’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair, presented by the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at home Program. The fair opens at 10:00am at the Nick Smith Centre (77 James Street in the town of Arnprior) and is free to attend.
▪️Ottawa Artisans and the Kanata Central BIA join forces to present the Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata Holiday Craft Fair, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 2nd floor, 101 Kanata Avenue, Kanata K2T 1E6.
▪️Check out the spray paint graffiti and acrylic works by Erik Hobbins at Kichesippi Beer’s Art Show in the Taproom between noon and 5:00pm. While you’re there, grab one of the Cheers to the Season Gift Packs. Each gift pack contains 10 gift wrapped beers, one jar of Gees Bees Honey, and a Kichesippi toque, all wrapped in a stylish box. It’s a perfect gift for the craft beer lover on your list.
The Ottawa Markets is once again partnering with Toasty Toes Campaign to raise funds for the purchase of new socks for people at risk of homelessness. To join this year’s campaign, drop off a pair of new socks to the info booth at 55 ByWard Market Square. The campaign ends on December 10th but socks will be accepted until December 23rd. This year’s goal is to beat last year’s amazing 1,250 pairs of new socks.
Darren must have started early on the eggnog yesterday.
▪️We printed next week's films at the ByTowne Cinema. This weekend's films are actually C’mon C’mon, The Power of the Dog, and Humans.
▪️The Holiday Art Market this Sunday is at the National Arts Centre which, Darren has now been informed, is different from the National Gallery of Canada. The address, 1 Elgin Street, was and is still correct.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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