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Weekend Round-Up: Carnival, Craft Beer & Live Music

Winter-Carnival-2010-9117The highlight of the weekend is the Sandy Hill Winter Carnival this Sunday in and around the Community Centre at 250 Somerset Street. Come one and come all as contrary to last years daunting freeze this year we predict between  0 & -10 degrees!  The Carnival includes activities for children and adults, there are outdoor games, indoor crafts and entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Festivities kick off at 2PM and all are encouraged to bring a dish and stay for the Potluck Dinner between 5-7PM   Don’t forget your skates!

Friday it’s Jazz Night at Mugshots. This re-occuring every-third Friday live music event can’t come around fast enough for our liking. Mugshots, 75 Nicholas, 8PM, Free

Meanwhile around the corner at Club Saw it’s indie punk Balance&Composer Saw Gallery, Nicholas St, 7/7:30PM, 13.50$

Craft Beer Lovers of Sandy Hill need only cross the bridge to Vanier to indulge their passion! This Saturday the Black Irish Pub is hosting it’s first ever “Craft Beer Night”.  Attendees can sample the latest wares of Beau’s All Natural, Kichesippi Beer Co, Beyond the Pale Brewery & Toronto’s Spearhead Brewery. Drink to your heart’s content and walk home – Thanks Neighbour! Black Irish Pub, 15 Selkirk (next to the Beer Store in the Eastview Mall) 7PM

Saturday it’s Mugshots again with Fryquency a new pay-what-you-can series featuring live underground talent. We wouldn’t expect anything less cutting edge than that from the amazing talents within the Old Jail / Court House buildings that house Arts Court, OAG, SAW & the Hostel! Mugshots 75 Nicholas St, 9PM

Kid’s Capoiera – adult classes available too- Amayaframetastic starts up again at Dende do Recife in Place de la Francophonie this Sunday.  A great local way to use fitness and Brazilian culture to inspire your child. Dende Do Recife, 450 Rideau (at Chapel St), 10:30am and 11:30am.

Sunday night head to Ritual for The Rural Alberta Advantage.  This Canadian band are a big deal – trust me and check out their percussive folk-songs of heartbreak and home towns with sounds akin to Mumford & Sons yet completely unique to their own ethic.  One of the world’s great unsigned bands with sold-out tour dates worldwide this is a fantastic opportunity to catch them in an intimate setting. Ritual, 137 Besserer St, 8PM 15$ at Door

Weekend Round-Up: Sharing is Caring, Zombies, Bread & Meat is Deadly Murder

ZombiesAnnual Ottawa Zombie Walk is the Sandy Hill event of the week. It kicks off Sunday Oct 27th in MacDonald Gardens Park (Charlotte & Rideau Lowertown side) at 12:30 – where they’ll be free makeup application. Meet the like-minded undead in the park and shamble along Rideau St for what aims to be the largest gathering of Zombies on Parliament hill (when Gov’t not sitting natch)!
Don’t forget a canned / dried good item for the Ottawa Food Bank – gotta fatten up those delicious human types. Note: We’re thinking if we could get the Zombie Walk to collide with Ottawa Velo Vogue’s Plaid Parade (see below) it would be the best!

Sharing is indeed caring… & in Ottawa this weekend it’s free and easy to declutter your home! The City of Ottawa’s Giveaway Weekend is on this Saturday and Sunday. So drag unwanted CD’s, furniture and crockery to the curb, mark it as “Free” and roam your hood to see what treasures you might find amongst another’s trash!

Dead Unicorn Ink2Tonight through Saturday it’s your last chance to get in on the FreshMeat pop-up theatre festival 7pm nightly above the Lunenburg Pub. The Festival has had great reviews – short productions in a pub – what’s not to love.

In the mood for a pub quiz?  Thursday night the Royal Oak on Laurier St is holding a proper British-style quiz night down the pub. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team as most participants link up upon arrival.  Hosted by the Ottawa Skeptics it promises a spooky Halloween science (?) theme.

Friday its time for a night at the Museum of Nature off Elgin st as they host the Halloween edition of their monthly dance party Nature Nocturne.  We love that this fine institution of learning opens itself up for fun DJ frolicking. No better place than a Gothic building to kick off the Halloween festivities.

Enriched Bread Artists are hosting their annual Open Studio all weekend. Opening night is Thursday from 6-9pm and it runs through Sunday. Check out the EBA website as their are special event occuring throughout.

Saturday is the fifth and final performance of the OperaLyra Pirates of Penzance.  This date was added due to overwhelming demand so get your tickets quick if you want a seat.

If your looking for a little more theatre to spice up the weekend – or week – Ottawa Little Theatre offers up a night of fast-paced double-crosses, psychological twists and Manhattan murders in Deadly Murder.

Plaid ParadeSunday is also the Annual Plaid Parade organised by Ottawa Velo Vogue (who we love almost as much as we love our freedom machine). It’s a kid, dog and tartan friendly harmonious cycling parade party. Cycle over to Artisin Bakery at 1pm & join in the parade. After party follows at the Carleton Tavern 223 Armstrong and there will be donation boxes throughout to raise funds for RightBikes.  Shout out to Tall Tree Cycles & Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company for their commitment and organisational skills – takes a village.

Monday it’s Action Sandy Hill‘s Board Meeting from 7-9pm at the Sandy Hill Community Centre.