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Thursday, Sept. 15


CityFolk is back with a bang, starting four days of ridiculously good shows with English folk superstar James Bay (9 p.m.), plus fellow countrymen (+ woman) Skinny Lister (10 p.m.) and their good-natured folk-punk, plus our own The Acorn (7:30 p.m.), Montreal’s indie rock group Plants and Animals (10:30 p.m.) and more, on three different stages — one outside, two inside, Lansdowne Park. Tickets: $55.94+, $123.17+/pass, $90/pick 2 pass. $99.99/three-day pass. cityfolkfestival.com

The Richmond Fair starts with Toonie night for rides, monster truck and demolition derby on the same night, along with the opening of agriculture and homecrafts exhibits, from 9 a.m., 6107 Perth Street, Richmond. On until Sept. 18. Admission: $10, $5 for children; $25/ride bracelet on Friday only; $25/weekend night concerts — including Chilliwack on Friday, and Cold Creek County on Saturday. www.richmondfair.ca

Kid movie fans needed: There are only two days left to apply to be part of the Kids Jury at the Ottawa International Animal Festival, where you get to pick the winners, after watching two screenings of kid-friendly stuff at noon and 2 p.m. at the National Gallery on Sept. 24. Just write a paragraph about your favourite animated film (Yes, Frozen is acceptable), and submit it to info@animationfestival.ca by Sept. 16. Open to ages 8 to 12 years. animationfestival.ca

Make your own tea blend to suit your tastes at a workshop offered by the Ottawa Tea Guild, 7offering not just tips on the different types, but also benefits of common herbs, fruits and flowers, 7 p.m., 464 Metcalfe St. Cost: $30, includes all ingredients and your own blend to take home. ottawateaguild.com


The world premiere of Earthflight 3D, about migratory birds and their amazing feats of travel, narrated by actress Cate Blanchett, will be followed by a panel discussion on bird conservation, including Bill Lisham (who was made famous as the inspiration behind the movie Fly Away Home), 7 p.m., 240 Mcleod St. (A French version will be screened at 8 p.m.). Tickets: $4, suitable for all. nature.ca

Photos: What to do this week


Wondering what to do this week? We have some ideas.

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    The Orléans Ribfest is on Sept. 16 to 18, 2016.

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    Animal Love will be selling their all-naturel toys and feeders for furry friends for the first time at Etsy in Canada show at the Bell Sensplex. animalovecie / Et

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    E.T. is being screened with Gremlins on Friday.

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    Spanish shipt El Galleon is one of many appearing at the Brockville Tall Ships Festival.

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    Ravens homecoming football game is on Sept. 17, 2016. Geoff Robins / Carleton Ravens

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    Comedian Tig Notaro is back with a new comedy at the Bronson Centre, a venue she sold out last year. Rich Fury / Invision/AP

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    Quiet Club Night has a beach event at Money's Bay on Friday.

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    Four-year-old Calahan "The Kinburn Cowboy" Findlay with his Black Angus calf Stanley, so named because he was born during last sping's NHL playoffs, in 2013. "I feed him grain and hay, and wash him and show him at the Carp Fair. And at night I walk him." Bruce Deachman / Ottawa Citizen

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    Snowblink stop in Ottawa on tour with a new art -pop album. Bob O'Sullivan / supplied

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    The Slutwalk is on Sept. 18, 2016. David Kawai / Ottawa Citizen

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    A piece by Sarah Lake, part of the New Edinburgh Studio Tour Sept. 17 and 18. There are many more tours panned for the weekend of Sept. 24.)

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    The Glengarry Pioneer Museum hosts re-enactors from both sides of the border as they bring the War of 1812 to life.

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    See a free screening of Coraline at the Animation Festival, along with insight into its creation from the animation studio that made it.

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    Anne DesBrisay's is hosting a dinner to discuss her new cookbook called Ottawa Cooks, Ashley Fraser / Postmedia

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    The Army Run is on this week.

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    British folk-pop singer-songwriter and superstar James Bay opens CityFolk.

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    The Wong Dai Sin temple by Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, is one of the winners of the 2016 Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The lead architect will be discussing it at a free presentation alongside with other winners on Sept. 19.

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    Poses for Pups yoga fundraiser for Ottawa Dog Rescue. Aida Robbins Photography / supplied

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    A piece by Sara Alex Mullen, part of the New Edinburgh Studio Tour Sept. 17 and 18.

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    Impossible Figures is showing at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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    Becca Wallace will also be selling her whimsical photos at the Etsy in Canada show at the Bell Sensplex. Bwallacephoto / Etsy

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    Country singer Michelle Wright plays the Carp Fair. Gina R. Binkley / supplied

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    This stately Georgian home on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway was renovated recently. See it on the Glebe house Tour. Tony Caldwell / Postmedia News

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    Runway For Hope 2016 is on Sept. 25, 2016.

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    A piece by Ronny Ritschel, part of the New Edinburgh Studio Tour Sept. 17 and 18.

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    Corb Lund plays the Carp Fair. Scott Council / supplied

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    Snowblink stop in Ottawa on tour with a new art -pop album. Bob O'Sullivan / supplied

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    Amanda Rheaume plays at Centre Wakefield. Jen Squires / supplied

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    Artist is part of the West End Studio Tour.

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    Strut Jewelry will be at the Etsy in Canada show at the Bell Sensplex. Strutt Jewelry / Etsy

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    Conceptual artists at the 2012 show of Chinatown Remixed, a month-long art event that opens this week. BRUNO SCHLUMBERGER / OTTAWA CITIZEN

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    September 26, 2010 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers lower their heads during a moment of silence to honour police and peace officers who died in the line of duty during the Canadian Police and Peace Officer's Memorial on Parliament Hill Sunday September 26, 2010. (Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun) Darren Brown / Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

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    A piece by Sarah Lake, part of the New Edinburgh Studio Tour Sept. 17 and 18. There are many more tours panned for the weekend of Sept. 24.)
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Friday, Sept. 16


Marvest, the fabulously insidious cousin of the big-stage CityFolk, puts performance spaces and about 40 local musicians into nooks and crannies of the Bank Street neighbourhood: barber shops, chocolate shops, kid’s stores and, of course, pubs, over two days. Tonight, see indie soulful, alt-rock singer-songwriter Claude Munson (10:45 p.m., FarmTeam Cookhouse), intriguing psych-pop group Future States — who also play Cityfolk (7:30 p.m., Clocktower), local synth-punk band Average Times (10:15 pm., Clocktower), soul pop band Harea Band and then indie pop-rock band St. Stephen’s (10:30 p.m., Irene’s), rumble rock from Dear Blackwolf (10:45 p.m., Unrefined Olive), violinist William Lamoureux (8:20 p.m, FarmTeam), singer-songwriter Kelsey Hayes (6 p.m., The Papery), and more.
Saturday afternoon shows are all family-friendly, starting at 1 p.m. with alt hip hop from The True Man Show band (Capital Barber Shop), folk-country singer-songwriter Braden Folks (1:45 p.m. Aroma Espresso Bar), continuing into the night, ending with garage pop-rock from Saint Clare at 11:15 p.m. at Irene’s. Tickets: Free. cityfolkfestival.com/marvest
(For those wondering about the name, Marvest is a “harvest of local music.”)

There’s an 80s sci-fi double feature at what may be on of the last outdoor movie screenings of the season, starting with with Spielberg’s E.T. and then Gremlins, with pre-show at 6:30 p.m., movies starting at 8 p.m., until 11:30 p.m., George Street between Sussex Avenue and ByWard Market Square.
Admission: Free, bring chairs or rent them for $5. (Those who like wine with their outdoor movies will enjoy another screening tomorrow.) www.capitalpopupcinema.com

It’s quiet club night at Baja Burger Shack, with headphones handed out to capture the three DJs spinning dance hits, hip hop and EDM — just change channels to choose what you like, 7:30 p.m., Mooney’s Bay. Beach attire encouraged, I.D. necessary. Tickets: $5 online, $10 at the door — but limited in number. quietevents.com


Hip hip star and purveyor of the R&B slow jam Bryson Tiller — who was just up for best new artist and best hip hop video against Drake in two categories at the VMAs, plays Ppl. club tonight. This show is sure to sell out, but there were tickets left at last check, 10 p.m., still tickets available, 130 George St. Cost: $60-$100. http://bit.ly/2cwtiD8


In a different musical vein, Toronto’s calming art-pop creators Snowblink, aka Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman, are in town with their new album, Returning Current, out this month. The songs combine electronic noise and band instruments with the soft but sharp voice of Gesundheit on this album, with “day” and “night” songs, suitable for waking up blissful, then energising a body, eventually to quiet a busy mind. They play with Erla Axelsdóttir at an all-ages show, 8 pm., Pressed. Tickets: $8.

For punk fans, legendary Edmonton hardcore skate band SNFU plays with Ottawa’s GOAT and World War 4, 9 p.m., Dominion Tavern, 33 York St. Tickets; $15 in advance. spectrasonic.com

Those wanting something more soothing can take in some full moon yoga outdoors at Pinhey’s Point overlooking the Ottawa River from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by a tour of the museum by lantern light, offered by Beyond Yoga Studio, 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd. Cost: Pay-what-you-can.

Saturday, Sept. 17

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Ravens homecoming handout Carleton University


It’s Carleton University’s homecoming week and, as we have been told is necessary since they started making movies about bobby soxers, the Ravens football team are playing a homecoming game against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, 1 to 4 p.m., MNP Park, 1125 Colonel By Dr. But get there at 11:30 a.m. for pre-game festivities, like trying an obstacle course, romping in giant inflatables, or basketball and soccer games — plus there may be some swag handed out. Tickets: $8/Carleton students; otherwise $8-$18/advance, $13-$23/game day; parking $5. events.carleton.ca / goravens.ca

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The Brewery Market is heading into dark territory at their latest event.


Or, start the day with yoga + brunch and beer at the latest Yoga on Tap event, this time at CRAFT beer market, 975 Bank St. Brunch will be pre-ordered, and will be served afte the bendy stuff, with option of Kichesippi Radler or Culture Kombucha, 9:30 a.m. to noon — perfectly timed to allow head to other events. Cost: $25. yogaontap.ca

The Brewery Market is having a Twist & Stout edition today, knowing beer selection begins to shift from the thirst-quenching to darker at about this time, and breweries are bringing out their special-edition, autumnal brews — to be accompanied by some matching food vendors (the pretzels will be back), noon to 6 p.m, Hintonburg Park. Admission: free, $7/14-ounce glass, $20/ for 10, four-ounce tasters and specialty cup. brewerymarket.com

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The Orléans Ribfest is on Sept. 16 to 18, 2016.


At the same time, Taste of Wellington West brings all the shops, makers and chefs out onto the sidewalks on what we hope is a gorgeous autumnal day, with not just tidbits to sample, but also a a Kidzone in Parkdale Park, road hockey tournament, live art and music, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. wellingtonwest.ca

Orléans, meanwhile, is throwing some meat on the fire at their annual Rib Fest, with corn roast and chicken (plus vegetarian options), kids activities, craft beer garden and even a pork-eating contest, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m, Orléans Centrum Plaza. Admission: Free, and food is cash only. www.orleansribfest.ca

The New Edinburgh Garage Sale, not yet the size of its compatriot in the Glebe but growing every year, is much-anticipated by residents as a way to move on items from those burdened by stuff to happy new owners, all while benefitting the Crichton Community Council, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to accept donation.
There are also “so many yard sales” planned along Elm and Preston streets, and the Punkottawa.ca Flea Market is back at Bronson Centre, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Brockville Tall Ships Festival is on this weekend.


Heading in the other direction, the Brockville Tall Ships Festival is not close, but is a sight worth the drive to behold as the Tall Ships America Great Lakes Tour, ships out of the best Spanish Armada or pirate dream, makes its last port of call. The ships will be arriving Friday past the Block House Island before docking and taking on visitors for deck tours all weekend, and with fireworks over the water on Saturday night. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at dock, free for children five years and under, includes all deck tours and entertainment. www.tallshipsbrockville.com

Heritage Ottawa’s latest walking tour of the city will be given in French, a history lessons about Lowertown East, one of the oldest (and most French) districts of the city, bounded by Rideau Street, King Edward Avenue and the Rideau River. The tour will be given by a women whose family arrived in ByTown in the 1860s.
These walks are anything but dull and everyone, even new university students, may find something fascinating here: meet at 2 p.m., École secondaire de La Salle, 501 Old St. Patrick St. Questions may be asked in English. Cost: $10. heritageotawa.org


There will be wine served up with some ludicrous, surrealist comedy at this outdoor screening, as Monty Python and the Holy Grail is made even more enjoyable by experts of Savvy Events, at the final “bike-in” on Albert Island, starting at 6:30 p.m., movie at 8 p.m. Admission: Free, wine $5/glass, cheese cost to-be-determined. Bring chairs, blankets and bug repellent. www.capitalpopupcinema.com

Sunday, Sept. 18

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Spectators prior to the start of the Half Marathon during the 2015 Canada Army Run in Ottawa on September 20, 2015.


There is room left, but barely, for those wanting to join in the Canada Army Run half-marathon or 5K, in which thousands of Canadians, Forces’ members and veterans raising money for Soldier On and Military Families Fund. (The Commander’s Challenge, where participants run, walk or roll in both events, is fully booked.) Events get underway at 7 a.m., with a sports expo at City Hall, military equipment display and re-enactors a Cartier Square Drill Hal, and kids zone at Lisgar Park; runners start from Elgin and Lisgar streets. armyrun.ca

The Slut Walk begins around the corner, with all ages welcome to listen to speakers on topics of sexual diversity and violence (2 p.m.), and walk against rape culture and ‘slut shaming’ from the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street (2:30 p.m.) towards Wellington Street, past Parliament to Bank Street, down Somerset Street West to end back at the monument. “Slut garb” is welcome, but not mandatory. fb.com/groups/swottawa

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Poses for Pups yoga fundraiser for Ottawa Dog Rescue.


Puppies and downward dog are both good for the heart, and the furry friends will be brought in to visit after the bending is done at this fundraising class for Ottawa Dog Rescue, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Lululemon, 340 Richmond Rd. Cost: Donations of $5-$10 recommended.

Here’s the chance to get inside the Glebe mansions you’ve been longing to check out, at the 16th annual Glebe house tour including five homes in this fundraiser for the neighbourhood group’s children and youth programming, 1 to 4 p.m. This is a self-directed tour, though a shuttle bus is also available. (Remember to wear shoes that are easy to slip off.) Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 on the day, includes tea and refreshments served at the Glebe Community centre from 3 to 5 p.m. www.gnag.ca

Join restaurant reviewer Anne DesBrisay over dinner as she chats about her new cookbook, Ottawa Cooks, featuring recipes from chefs and restaurants all over Ottawa — a good chance to get some insight into the local industry and possibly learn how to make your favourite dishes at home ( like those duck meatballs … yum), 5:30 p.m., Table40, 7 Springfield Rd.Cost: $40, vegetarian option available. www.booksonbeechwood.ca


The Wakefield International Film Festival ends today with a screening of Sonita (2015), an empowering film for all ages capturing the slow empowerment over years of a young, unpapered Afghan refugee in Iran, who has dreams of becoming a hip hop superstar despite tradition and her living situation, 4 p.m., Centre Wakefield La Pêche. Tickets: $12. wakefieldfilmfest.ca

Monday, Sept. 19

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Glacier Skywalk by Jeremy Sturgess, Sturgess Architecture, is one of the winners of the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.


Architects with some new bling are going to be sharing the projects that won them the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture in lively, five-minute presentations with images at a free event, 6 to 8 p.m., theatre, Canadian Museum of History. Winning designs include a temple, amphitheatre, public square, passive house factory, aquatic centre, and more. raic.org/awards

If you’re a special snowflake born around 1982, then you might be able to win the Millennial Trivia Challenge, where questions may delve into Von Dutch hats, Sims and getting mom to pay for things (no editorial comment there), 7 p.m., LIVE on Elgin, 220 Elgin St. Tickets: Free.

Girls to the Front is a monthly music event showcasing women singer-songwriters in the area, tonight featuring rootsy sounds from Jill Zmud and Sarah Beatty, hosted by Julie Corrigan, 8 p.m., IRene’s Pub. Tickets: no cover.

Tuesday, Sept. 20


The Ottawa Public Library has two events celebrating science literacy week: a lively discussion about fish migraation, for ages 6 to 12 years, 10:15 a.m., Beaverbrook branch, 2500 Campeau Dr.; an exploration of the energy all around us, for ages 6 to 13 years, Carlingwood branch, 281 Woodroffe Ave., 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free, but register at biblioottawalibrary.ca.

For laughs there are also two options: Debra DiGiovanni, best known for her appearances on The Debaters and Just For Laughs, MTV’s Video on Trial and Match Game, headlines a show for Algonquin students and alumn, 9 p.m., The Observatory, 1286 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets: Free for students, $5/alumni; Slut Talk is an evening of comedy and music to benefit Slut Walk 2016, 8 p.m., Yuk Yuk’s, 292 Elgin St. Tickets: $10.

Wednesday, Sept. 21


Festival seasons never ends in Festival City.


The Ottawa International Animation Festival is 40 this year (where does the time go) and is throwing a special retrospective series of events, besides their usual screenings of international film of all sizes, industry events and pitch options: including the premier tonight of Window Horses, about a young Canadian girl who discovers her past through a poetry competition (7 p.m., Bytowne), and the first of the of the shirt film competition screenings (9 p.m., Bytowne), and then the opening party (11 p.m., Pub 101, $15).
Thursday, the first festival grand prize winner from 1976, Caroline Lees, will be talking about her film (5 p.m., Arts Court), The Streets, based on a Mordecai Richler shot story, that will itself be screened alongside other winners (11 a.m., National Gallery). Tickets: $9-$13/event. Continues until Sunday. www.animationfestival.ca

The Ottawa International Writer’s Festival continues even outside its ‘regular’ days in October, including a celebration of Marion Dewar’s life, one-time mayor of Ottawa and community leader, with author Deborah Gorham, 7:30 p.m., City Hall. Cost: Free. www.writersfestival.ca

It also the UN International Day of Peace and,coincidentally, the Ottawa Peace Festival is on, where the documentary In Pursuit of Peace, about Canadians seeking peace in South Sudan, will be screened followed by a panel discussion, 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted with the Canadian Institute for Conflict resolution and Saint Paul’s University, 23 Main St.

Thursday, Sept. 22

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Extreme Adrenaline ride at the opening day for the 150th Annual Carp Fair in 2013.


The Carp Fair, the “best little fair in Canada” is not so little and is highlight in many’s calendar, oening tonight with Toonie ride tickets forthe midway, 6 to 10 p.m. This year catch a brand new Farmers’ Market tent, alongside the usual fun of agricultural shows, tractor parade (Friday at 11 a.m), antiques show and auction, family tent, SuperDogs show and live music each night, including Michelle Wright and Corb Lund on Saturday night. Tickets: $5-$10 in advance; $30 for the Saturday night concert. www.carpfair.ca

It’s time for the Enriched Bread Artists cooperative’s 24th annual open house of their studios, providing a chance to not only enjoy art but the private places where it is created (and all in one building, so no driving required, but there are stairs). The theme this year is ‘Two-Four,’ so we have no idea if there will be beer at the opening event, on from 6 to 9 p.m., with open house continuing all weekend, 951 Gladstone Ave. Admission: Free. www.enrichedbreadartists.com

Cube for Food: Not far away, the Cube Art Gallery is hosting a party with help from restaurants Supply and Demand, Absinthe, Canvas, Thyme & Agains and the Wellington Gastropub to helps out the Parkdale Food Centre, with an evening of food (duh), art and music, 7 to 9:30 pm., 1285 Wellington St W. Tickets: only $30. cubeforfood2016.eventbrite.ca

The Arctic and it’s unique character is the topic for the return of The Walrus Talks series, with elders from local communities, companies, advocates and scientists part of the discussion, 6:30 p.m., Canadian Museum of Nature. Tickets: $12-$20. thewalrus.ca

Friday, Sept. 23

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They’re hoping Beau’s Oktoberfest will be less chilly this weekend, as they have moved it up a week.


Just to throw everyone off, Beau’s Oktoberfest is a week early this year; this hopefully means we shall not be wishing for gloves and hats while enjoying the music and sipping the suds. This has rsulted in tickts still being left for days that usually sell out, despite the stellar lineup: Fast Romantics, Born Ruffians and 54-40 as headliners, plus there is a whole other show on their Black Forest Stage: with Laureate starting at 6:15 p.m., closing with the Steve Adamyk Band at 8:50 p.m., and several in between. Saturday the headliners are K-Os, Hannah Georgas and Motel Raphaël, with punk-rock/folk starting at 11 a.m. from James LeClaire and the Cable 22s. Tickets: $32. beausoktoberfest.ca

There’s also an official after-party at the Windsor Tavern after each night, with music tonight from Solids, Snacks and the Graffiti Crimes; Public Animals, Red Arms and Jenn Fiorentino tomorrow. Tickets: $12. (Oktoberfest Ottawa starts Sept. 29.)


There’s a free screening of Coraline tonight, with the added bonus of a representative from Laika, the animation studio behind the award-winning film, on hand to discuss behind-the-scenes details from the creation of that and other films (The Boxtrolls, Paranorman), 8 p.m., 50 Sussex Dr. animationfestival.ca

Singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume’s Red Dress concert, after her single to honour murdered and missing aboriginal women, is to be an expression of solidarity and song, 7 p.m., Centre Wakefield La Pêche. Tickets: $23. www.centrewakefieldlapeche.ca


Here’s a hot ticket of synth-leaning, art bands, with molecular pop dup Ice Cream headlining a show including moody pop from Crystal Eyes, indie pop from Rebelle (aka The Strain), and a new album release from purveyors of dark pop Pith. All ages, and dry show, 8 p.m., Gabba Hey, 250 City Centre Ave. tickets: $10/PWYC.

The Festival of Small Hall continues, and while Elliott Brood’s shows have been selling out, there are still (Or were) tickets left for his show tonight with The Denis Sisters in Arnprior at the Nick Smith Centre Hall, 77 James St. Tickets: $25+. thefestivalofsmallhalls.com


Ska Fest is a two-night celebration of the foot stompin’, hip shakin’ music, with open arms to bands across the genre, from reggae, punk-core to jump-blues, brass-heavy versions of the genre. The party gets started with an Aussie interpretation from headliner The Resignators (visiting from Korweinguboora — say that five times quickly), Mexico’s energetic punk-leaning Los Kung Fu Monkeys, Ottawa’s bras-heavy Suits ‘N Toques and Quebec’s Old Friends, 10 p.m., House of Targ, 1077 Bank St. Tickets: $13 before 10 p.m. www.houseoftarg.com

Saturday, Sept. 24

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Detail of a piece by artist Stephen Frew, who is part of the West End Studio Tour.


Artists are smart, planning their studio tours just as the fall foliage provides a stunning backdrop for a walk/cycle/drive through the region:


Plus, Chinatown Remixed month-long arts festival starts with a multi-location vernissage and live performances along Somerset Street West, in galleries, shops and unconventional places en plein air, from 1 to 6 p.m. chinatownremixed.ca

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Strut Jewelry will be at the Etsy in Canada show at the Bell Sensplex.


For shoppers who want something different, Etsy in Canada has two shows featuring local makers, all weekend at the Bell Sensplex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($5 admission, with proceeds to Thirteen Muesli), and today only at Zibi, but going into the evening featuring Outaouais makers, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 6 Booth St.

It is, literally, going to be epic: The Epic Walk is a 25-kilometre stroll (ha!) across the city to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, in honour of and to help the thousands in our community facing the disease, with a beautiful route leaving from Accora Village, down Sir John A. Macdonald, along the Rideau River, to finish a the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. (This time, though, there will be themed pit stops for walkers, marking the different decades with fashion, music, dance.) http://ottawacancer.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1148470

The Food Truck Rendez-vous is more than just a moveable feast: it has food trucks, live music, plus kids’ zone, farmers’ market and craft beer courtesy Dominion City Brewing Co., 4 to 9 p.m., 135 Bartlett St. Tickets: $10. www.eventbrite.ca/e

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Catch the annual, period re-enactment of the War of 1812 Battle of Glengarry.


The War of 1812 comes to life again at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum, as re-enactors from both sides of the border descend on the rural crossroads of Dunvegan to recreate life and battle (mock, this time) between invading American forces and defending Canadians, from 10 a.m. with battles at 3 p.m. today, 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $10, $25/family, free for 12 years and under. www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca

Award-winning comedian Tig Notaro is in a better place in her life than when she sold out her show at the Bronson Centre last year: then, she was reeling from breast cancer, C. difficile and the death of her mother — all documented in the Netflix show A World. Now, she has twins with her wife, a semi-autobiographical show, One Mississippi, that just premiered on Amazon.com — plus a brand new comedy show to share, 8 p.m., Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Tickets: $29.50+. spectrasonic.com

Prefer to be scared? The Ottawa Spookshow is an underground horror, sci-fi film festival showing over 20 films from across the world (really: France to Turkey to Japan), all having their Ottawa premieres today — including Candy Skin, made in Ottawa by Kyle Martellacci. Suitable for adult audiences only, noon to 6 p.m., LIVE on Elgin. Tickets: $5.

Sunday, Sept. 25

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Runway For Hope 2016 is on Sept. 25, 2016.


Local fashion designers’ beautiful clothes will be on the Runway For Hope, an annual, anticipated fundraising night for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, and followed by a party from 9:30 p.m. into the small hours. Tickets: $35. www.runwayforhope.ca

All are welcome at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers 39th national memorial event, with many travelling from across the country to pay their respects on Parliament Hill, 11 a.m. All welcome. cppom.ca

So you want to write a romance novel: Would be Nora Roberts or E.L. James are invited to meet Ottawa’s top romance authors, and others working to that end, at an open meeting with tips on writing and local resources, 2 p.m., Centrepointe branch, Ottawa Public Library, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Cost: Free, but register at biblioottawalibrary.ca

Those creating fine art can learn how to price their pieces at a seminar run by the Ottawa Art Gallery’s rental and sales department, with artist Jessie Parer, 1 to 3 p.m., 2 Daly Ave. www.ottawaartgallery.ca

For Firefly and cosplay fans: The Joss Whedon fan favourite movie, Serenity, is being screened with themed silent auction, raffle prizes, and costume contest as a charity event, 12:30 to 5 p.m., (movie starts about 2 p.m.) Mayfair Theatre. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, to benefit Equality Now and iSisters. ottawabrowncoats.ca


Music runs the gamut tonight: Fuzz pop fans can catch Lonely Parade on their album tour (Black Squirrel, 8 p.m., $8/PWYC); it’s country-tinged folk with Scarlett Janes and Sarah Jane Scouten —and people called Jane; it would be amusing to stack the audience with only Janes, just for fun, (6 p.m., Black Sheep, $15); Maeth from Minneapolis plays a metal night at The Rainbow, with The Thirteenth Floor, Venator, Sazara and Severious (8:30 p.m., $12).

Submit event information by 8 a.m. Monday, two weeks before the event to kendemann@postmedia.com.
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