OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up: October 8-14


OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.
You can find even more events on our Ottawa Event Calendar.


See also: What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend in Ottawa


Sunday, October 11: Thanksgiving Brunch at Canadian Museum of Nature
Join us on October 11 for a delicious Thanksgiving brunch at the museum — a great way to celebrate the occasion with the special people in your life. Menu highlights: Omelette station with traditional breakfast fare; Turkey and all the fixings; Sour caramel-glazed ham; Assorted harvest salads and soups; Desserts from the pumpkin and apple pantry, and more!

Until October 12: Fall Rhapsody in the Gatineau Park – Camp Fortune activities
Activities include delicious brunches on Sunday September 27, October 1 & 11, and Thanksgiving Monday.  Also scenic chairlift rides weekends and holidays. More info here…

Thursday, October 8: Ottawa Makers Market: After Hours
After Hours will be a night out celebrating Ottawa’s local food, drink and maker community in the beautiful and newly-renovated Orange Art Gallery in City Centre. As always, 50% of door proceeds will go to a local charity – this time around to the Ottawa Food Bank.
– Laura Gauthier

Friday, October 9: Indigenous Tree Walk
Learn about some of Ottawa’s trees and their uses for food, art and more, from an Indigenous perspective. Indigenous Walks’ Jaime Koebel leads this midday stroll in the Lansdowne Park and canal area. Part of Tree Fest Ottawa.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Thursday-Sunday, October 8-10: Fringe Encore
The Ottawa Fringe Fest is bringing back two hit shows presented at this year’s festival that sold out world premieres: “I Think My Boyfriend Should Have An Accent”by Emily Pearlman and “Moonlight After Midnight” by Martin Dockery. The plays, being presented at Arts Court, will have representations held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there will be talkbacks after each presentation on Friday.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, October 10: Metropolis Screening with Voloski Soundtrack
Fritz Lang’s 1927 expressionist epic sci-fi drama film Metropolis will be presented at Le Temporaire over in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday night. The screening of the silent film will be accompanied by an original soundtrack performed “live” by Voloski. Clips of the music can be previewed here:
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, October 10: Felabration!
This Saturday night, the Mercury Lounge invites you to Felabration!, Ottawa’s 4th annual tribute to Fela Kuti put on by the venue. The event will include a special drumming circle from 8 to 11pm followed by a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Trevor Walker who’ll be be spinning originals and remixes of Fela Kuti’s afrobeat music. What’s more, Walker will be joined by live percussions, trumpet and trombone.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Tuesday, October 13: After the Sands Book Launch
Canada has everything it needs to become a low-carbon, renewable energy society. Hear more with Gordon Laxer, Alberta-based political economist and author of After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians. He joins Bruce Campbell of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at Octopus Books for what should be an engaging talk and Q&A.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Wednesday, October 14: Lorrie Jorgensen and Leo Brent Robillard
7:00 pm. Octopus Books Centretown, 251 Bank St. 2nd floor
launch of the Road to Atlantis and First Gear
– Amanda Earl, Bywords

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Thursday, October 15: natureTASTES: beer
Discover the botanical diversity at play inside every sip of beer, whiskey, wine, and gin, in a series of tutored tastings led by Museum experts. On October 15, join botanist Paul Sokoloff and some of the best loved names in local craft beer for a whole new look at—and taste of— what’s going on inside your favourite pint. Representatives from Beau’s, Big Rig, Mill Street and Kichesippi breweries will answer questions while presenting their proudest offerings. The samples are paired with edibles that enhance the unique characteristics of each beer.

Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25: Ottawa Parent and Child Expo
A fun and informative weekend for the whole family. Whether you’re a parent or child there’s something for everyone. Join our local exhibitors and parenting experts for a weekend of learning, play and discovery. Meet Dora the Explorer & Diego in person.

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



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.

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