Issue 597 Volume 3 Number 97
It’s Thursday, August 25, 2022 and check out this security camera footage of lightning striking the overhead power lines at Lees station in July, knocking out O Train service for four days.
Tonight Thursday August 25
Gather your courage and stride into 692 Coffee and Bar in Manotick like you’re the star that you are. It’s the final Open Mic of Summer ’22 and tonight is your time to shine. 7:30pm and 10:00pm at 5546 Manotick Main Street
Friday August 26
▪️The Palestinian Festival Ottawa will take up residence all weekend at the Marian Dewar Park opposite Ottawa City Hall. The lineup includes musical performances, a bazaar, art exhibits, and vendors selling traditional Palestinian food. 110 Laurier Ave. West.
▪️Wind down your week and keep it mellow with Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele at Knox Presbyterian Church. Lit by candlelight, the music is by the Listeso String Quartet.
▪️Need something louder? The Brass Monkey hosts Panda Fest, a music festival of Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, the intriguing sounding Heavy Post Grunge, Alternative Metal, and more. Come and Support 15 bands from Ottawa and beyond on Friday and Saturday. 250 Greenbank Road.
Saturday August 27
▪️Stittsville’s Holy Spirit Church will be a busy spot on Saturday. From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the first annual Sweet Corn Festival pulls up to the church’s parking lot. We love fresh sweet corn at this time of year just as much as the next person, but the organizers are taking it to another level. Expect corn bread, corny jokes, even a corn husking competition. 1489 Shea Road.
Then, at 6:30pm, the Bollywood Outdoor Family Movie Night lights up the church lawn. The movie will be in Hindi with English subtitles, and yes, there will be fabulous dance moves. Before the show starts, the Aroma Fine Arts School will perform Bollywood dancing so you can learn the moves. Free with a non-perishable donation for the Food Bank.
▪️Just in time for Capital Pride: you’ll find the Pride, Not Prejudice Fairin a tent on Bank Street between Somerset and Cooper on Saturday and Sunday. From noon to 8:00pm both days, shop with a crew of queer vendors who can fill your home with gorgeous, handcrafted items.
▪️The Ottawa Tool Library will be popping up at the Vanier Community Hub for another in its popular Repair Café events. Bring one thing you want to fix (maybe your favourite socks need darning, or your waffle maker needs a new plug, or the arm of your glasses fell off) and volunteers will either fix it or show you how to do it yourself. It’s free to attend, but the organizers want you to register so they know how many cookies to buy (meow). All pertinent instructions are on Eventbrite. 271 Marier Ave.
▪️The Second Annual Heating Up the Capital Hot Sauce Festival takes place in that famous capital haunt, Mountain. Yes, the village of Mountain will feature 25 hot sauce makers vying for the title of hottest sauce in the Capital, a 66 km from said capital.
Sunday August 28
▪️The New Purveyors real estate team is holding a family friendly block party on Sunday. Merry Dairy will be there, as will face painters, and we hear shenanigans with inflatable jousters are likely. They’ve even brewed a special new beer for the occasion: Bank Street Brew. It’s free, but you must RSVP in advance.12:00 to 4:00pm 342 Gladstone Ave.
▪️In Arnprior the 3rd Annual Jamboree fundraiser for the Galilee Centrepromises an afternoon of great music from local musicians. We hear there’ll be a sing-a-long too. Tickets $20 at the door or order online. 398 John St. North, Arnprior.
▪️Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture, food, art, crafts, and music at Lansdowne, when the Ottawa Farmers’ Market hosts the Capital Ukrainian Festival.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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