Event Round Up: Comedy, Capoeira, Curated Talks & Film Workshops

Well for starters you could take in the fall colours – whether snapping pictures or simply engaging your retina this is breathtaking foliage .

Comedy Arts CourtThroughout the weekend, head over to Arts Court where  you can shake off – with laughter – any lingering raindrops. Arts Court (amongst other venues) are co-hosting the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival.

capoeira_Go culturally abroad to Brazil on Friday Night at Dende Do Recife‘s weekly Roda.  Marrying the discipline of martial arts to dance Capoeira’s quick-fire Brazilian acrobatic flips & spins are set to rhythmic music.  Roda is  a musical circle of instruments and traditional songs – where capoeiristas take turns, two at a time, to enter the circle and perform a spiralling fighting dance “game”. Event is at 450 Rideau St 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday at 2pm there is a free curated tour of photographer Dave Heath’s exhibit “A Heritage of Meaning: An Introspective” at the Ottawa Art Gallery 2 Daly Ave, FREE 2-3:30pm

If you’re a fan of Star Wars as part of the Star Wars Reads Chapters on Rideau St will be hosting events and meet & greets with characters at 3pm on Saturday.

Finally, budding film-makers may want to book off Saturday for the SAW Media & Documentary Org of Canada presented workshop “How to Make LSD: Logline, Synopsis, Demo… & Pitch ” with Fernanda Rossi. Here is a Q&A session SAW did with Rossi – an internationally reknown consultant to Academy Award winning documentaries that will surely whet your appetite for knowledge.

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