Wknd RoundUp: Six Guitars, Spring Fair & Open Doors

Sizzling days of summer are here and no better way to enjoy them than with a BBQ – of which we’ve got tons going on this weekend.

Thursday 8LocksFlat is partnering with Broadhead Brewing Company to host a Food Pairing evening at “the beach by the canal”. Broadhead’s Master Brewer will join forces with 8LocksFlat’s head chef to expertly match a unique dish to each of Broadhead’s beer to truly highlight the distinct flavours. Great locations, tremendous food, top brews and Ottawa’s best sunset. What’s not to like? 35$ 6PM

Also Thursday is the last chance to see the sold-out at 2013 Fringe show  Six Guitars. This show – now in it’s extended version – was Critic’s Pick at Vancouver and Ottawa Fringe and won Best of Fest Award in Winnipeg, Calgary and Orlando.  Six Guitars Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. 7:30PM, $15-25

Friday the wonderful St Alban’s Church on the corner of Daly & King Edward Avenue is holding yet another album launch. This time it is Winchester Warm with their latest release “Belle Attente”.  Claude Munson & The Storm Outside are the opening acts. Event kicks off at 8PM

Saturday – it’s our hands-down pick of the weekend, it’s the Sandy Hill Spring Fair @Bettye Hyde! This party is all-day fantastic fun in the heart of the hood at the intersection of Blackburn Ave & Osgoode as the good folk of Bettye Hyde & various locals get their groove on. Amongst BBQs, great eats and kid’s games there is also dance, capoeira, yoga, drumming, a farmer’s market and more. 9:30-15:00

On Saturday and Sunday the City of Ottawa Presents the annual Doors Open event throughout Ottawa where buildings normally closed to the public throw there doors open and invite all comers to have a look!   More than 120 of the historical, cultural, and functionally significant buildings open their doors for the public’s pleasure.  A list of buildings and further information may be found here.

Vanier VelofestIt’s summer, it’s Sunday… lets have a bike party! This week it’s the Vanier VeloFest, with a bike rodeo and give-aways of helmets and shirts to the first 100 participating kids (under 13). They’ll be a BBQ, food and heaps of fun. The Vanier VeloFest is free and held at the Centre Francophone de Vanier, 270 Marier Ave, from 10AM to 1PM.

Also on Sunday from 1-3 at City Hall is the Ideas Forum 2017, whereby residents are invited to submit and discuss their ideas for the circa 2017.

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