Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.
You can find even more events on our Ottawa Event Calendar.
Friday, August 28: Ottawa Craft Beer Festival
Beer lovers won’t want to miss the fourth edition of the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival taking place this weekend at the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park. The annual festival allows you to discover a wide selection of craft brewed beers available across the National Capital Region. Thsi year’s programming also features mouth-watering culinary creations offered by artisanal eateries, a speaker series focusing on craft beer and artisanal food, and live musical entertainment presenting regional talent.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital
Friday, August 28: Double Barrel
Double Barrel, one of Ottawa’s most popular monthly dance parties, is being held at Mercury Lounge this Friday night. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the wheels of steel and this time around he’ll be joined by special guest DJ Memetic of Timekode. A feel-good funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party you don’t want to miss!
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital
Friday-Sunday, August 28-30: Ottawa Palestinian Festival
A cultural summer celebration in the heart of the Ottawa community, attended by over 9000 visitors in its first year, 2014. The theme for this year’s festival is “Explore Palestine in Ottawa”. In addition to experiencing Palestinian cultural at the festival, attendees will also discover various art forms, cuisines, performances and merchandise unique to the Palestinian culture and showcased by Palestinian Canadians. Free admission.
Saturday, August 29: Ottawa Fury FC vs Tampa Bay Rowdies
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. Two matches for the price of one! OttawaFuryFC.com
Sunday, August 30: Harvest Table 2015
Ottawa chefs and farmers collaborate to offer this multi-course lunch featuring local ingredients–vegetables, meats, herbs, cheeses, breads–along with locally produced beer and wine. You need to buy tickets in advance to this popular event, organized by Savour Ottawa. It’s at Lansdowne Park, coinciding with the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and this weekend’s Ottawa Craft Beer Festival.
– Denise Deby, Green Living Ottawa
Wednesday, September 2: Networking for Nerds
No classes, no seminars, no lectures! It’s a straight up networking event that doesn’t take itself too seriously and focuses on fun things to do while meeting new people and making new contacts! NFN is for the talented individuals and hardworking businesses in IT, Development, Game Development, Coders, Makers, Web and Graphic Designers, Artists and Multimedia Producers, as well as businesses that support them directly and indirectly. At the Brig Pub.
September 12-13: 20th Annual Fibrefest Festival
The two-day festival of textiles and fibre arts will feature 90 vendors, demonstrations, exhibitations, a lamb race, fabric flee market, Alpaca sort-a-thon and tea room. Admission $5. Daily. Whether you are interested in art, history, clothing, or textiles or are just looking for a great day out and about, Fibrefest will have something for you.
Wednesday, September 16: Meet the World’s Top Grad Schools in Ottawa!
Meet face-to-face with admissions directors from top-ranked local & international grad schools such as Ivey Business School, Western University, HEC Paris & The University of Manchester Business School; learn about the best Masters/PhD programs in the world & apply for exclusive scholarships! Also attend complimentary seminars from industry experts to hear their invaluable insight.
Friday, October 30: Music on a Mission – Family Services Ottawa’s Music Trivia Fundraiser
Music on a Mission – Family Services Ottawa’s Music Trivia Fundraiser, formerly known as Juke Box Mania, is taking place on Friday, October 30, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club, from 6:00 – 11:00 PM. This spectacular game night is also a part of Family Services Ottawa’s milestone 100th Anniversary celebrations. Visit the event website at www.musiconamission.ca.
Until September 7: Alex Colville. A Canadian Icon
At the National Gallery of Canada, Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on Colville’s work, as he is considered to be one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. Featuring nearly a hundred paintings along with various student works and prints, this exhibition explores the breadth of Colville’s practice.
Until September 13: Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé
Enter into a captivating love story between a goatherd and shepherdess. This tale titled Daphnis & Chloé is narrated visually through a set of colour lithographs by Marc Chagall. These illustrations highlight Chagall’s unique style, setting him apart from the main 20th-century pictorial currents followed by some of his contemporaries. At the National Gallery.
Until December 31: Mary Pratt: This Little Painting
What’s the story behind Red Currant Jelly (1972), which the artist Mary Pratt affectionately calls “this little painting”? See how Pratt developed her technique, which today stands as a defining example of painterly realism in Canada, a style strongly associated with the country’s Atlantic provinces.