UPDATED: OttawaStart’s weekly event roundup Nov. 4-6


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. Check back here, as the list is updated throughout the week.

Top events

Nov. 4-6: Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival – All New Ingredients, hosted at the EY Centre – 4899 Uplands Rd. Hotly anticipated every Fall, the Festival has grown over the past 31 years to stand apart as one of the most successful of its type in Canada providing a unique opportunity for Festival Goers to come together to sample and discuss the Market’s newest and BEST in Wine, Craft Beer, Spirits and Food from around the globe!

New This Year is the Public Stomping of the Grapes, 5500 Sq. Ft Cheese Vault, A VVV – VIP All Access Pass, and Après- A Masterclass in FUN! Fan Favorites returning by popular demand include the ever-popular Tasting Alley located at the spectacular brand new Infinity Centre, Prep School, and vibrant Main Tasting Floor where exhibitors showcase the latest trends in Food, Wine, Beer and Spirits.


Nov. 5: Nepean Visual Arts Centre Open House

Tour & Explore: oil + acrylic painting, watercolours, pottery, life drawing, coloured pencils, mixed media, encaustic and everything under the sun for adults + kids.

Take in a pottery demo with potter Doug Moir, a mixed media demo with artist Suzanne Warren-Powell, or a painting demo with artist Kerry Stothers. Admire the talent from the fall instructor + student exhibition. Poke your head into a kids’ studio. Look around and tour the facility. Enjoy some light refreshments and sign up for a class!

Nov. 5-6: Capital Artisans Guild – Traditions Market 2016

The season starts once again with East Ottawa’s biggest and most anticipated craft show featuring over 75 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. Don’t settle for cookie-cutter gifts again this Holiday season, and avoid the press of the shopping malls. Offer them a gift they won’t soon forget.

Editor’s picks

Nov. 5 – Buy tickets to the JUNO awards!

They start at $39, so why not?

Nov. 1 – Dec. 31: Art & Parcel: A Holiday Art Sale

Art rental and sales presents its annual holiday sale, featuring original photographs, paintings, drawings, ceramics, cards, jewellery and textiles, all priced at $400 or less. With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find a unique gift for the art lover on your list.
Even if that’s you!



Nov. 5: Southern Discomfort – an Eddie May Murder Mystery

You’re enjoying an excellent dinner at Scarlett’s Dinner Theater in the elegant Velvet Room. Suddenly someone you just met comes to a violent (and always hilarious) end. A killer is in the room! Who is it? Who’s next? Sample a superb three-course dinner as you help Detective Eddie May grill the suspects and examine the clues. It’s a perfect combination… the perfect meal… in the perfect room… and sometime that night someone is going to try to get away with… the PERFECT CRIME!

Nov. 5: A Rough Start: Tales of LowerTown

Join us at the Lowertown Brewery as author Darren Jerome reads from his novel LowerTown, with Celtic music. An afternoon of stories and song…we venture back to a time when a ‘Shiner’ meant more than just a black eye, and Ottawa (1830s Bytown) was the toughest lumber town in all of North America!

No cover charge…but donations will be accepted, to benefit the Lowertown Community Resource Centre.

Nov. 5: Atten. . . shun! Canadian Military Records for Genealogy and Family History

Canada has a storied military past and researching those who took part can be very rewarding. This presentation will review the records and resources that will help us identify and research an ancestor who served in our military in the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphasis on those men and women who served our country in the First World War, 1914-1919 and the Second World War, 1939-1945.  With Remembrance Day upon us, special attention will be paid to those who gave their lives during these conflicts.

Learn about the availability of original service files, published histories and online resources that will help you to document and to understand his or her service in time of war.  Presented by Glenn Wright, author of Canadians at War, 1914-1918: A Research Guide to War Service Records.

Free, but registration required.  Register online at http://bit.ly/2dwSfxA , or call InfoService at 613-580-2940



Queenswood United Church in Orleans is hosting its annual “SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR” on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  This event features our own handmade crafts, fresh homemade baking, jams & canned goods, books and “Lunch at the Tea Room”.  We are situated at 360 Kennedy Lane East just off Prestone Drive behind Queenswood Villa.

Nov. 6: The Original Bridal Swap Ottawa

If you’re a bride-to-be on the hunt for the best bargains and wedding vendors in the nation’s capital, then you’ll want to attend the first ever Original Bridal Swap Ottawa on Sunday, November 6, at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.

The Original Bridal Swap Ottawa is a unique wedding event that’s unlike any other in the city. It’s a one-stop-shop that brings together past brides and brides-to-be to sell gently used wedding items including décor and dresses, as well as a chance to meet local craft artisans who are selling unique and custom wedding related items.

Nov. 6: Taste of Russia Festival

The Taste of Russia festival will feature authentic, delicious Russian cuisine, live entertainment, beautiful art for sale, souvenirs, fun for the whole family. Licensed! 11-4 pm.  Pushkin Cultural Centre, 89 Stonehurst Ave.   memorialchurch.ca/en/festival2016 or facebook.com/RussianFestivalOttawa, contact: 613-599-9743

Nov. 6: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, returns to the Shaw Centre for one amazing day! Vintage and retro clothing, handbags, accessories, jewellery, vintage designer resale and more! Saturday November 6, 2016, 10am-5pm. Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K1N 9J2  Admission $10  Discount pass at: www.ottawavintageclothingshow.ca

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OttawaStart Staff



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