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Weekend RoundUp: Head-spinners, Crushes & Charlie Brown

Operation ComeHome PopUpSupport local, get holiday shopping done and benefit a great cause all at one event! If you are working in or around Centretown today drop in to 150 Gloucester St between 3-9PM for a shopping party in support of Operation Come Home. This fantastic charity helps youth at risk and the Pop-Up Shop looks great!

Parliament Hill lights up tonight!  It’s not politicians with pipes but the beautiful holiday lights and they go on tonight at 6PM tonight.  Bundle up and head to the Hill to watch Parliament sparkle.

Plenty of time on Thursday evening to see Parliament Hill light up the season and make it to the Ethiopiaid Canada 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala at St Bridgid’s. This year’s event is in support of improving maternal health in the beautiful Eastern Africa country. The evening includes guest speaker Dr. Gretchen Roedde, a silent auction, music and great Ethiopian food. The gala kicks of at 310 St Patrick St 6:30PM.

Friday evening it’s time to get your crush on at Crush Improv’s 6th Anniversary Show at Academic Hall 135 Seraphin-Marion Private. Tickets are 20$ and show starts at 8PM.

If holiday music is your thing head down Laurier St to St-Joe’s for the University of Ottawa Choir who will be performing bilingual Christmas favourites to get you in to the Holiday mood.  The snow has fallen, the lights are lit, let the singing commence. Tickets are 25$ (10$ students) St Joseph’s corner Cumberland & Wilbrod, 8PM.

The music plays on to a different beat with Hip Hop Karaoke on stage at Ritual Nightclub. Unleash your inner diva and grab the mic at Ottawa’s official HipHop Karaoke night. Ritual Nightclub, 137 Besserer St 10PM.

FloorMastersKeep it urban on Saturday with FloorMaster 30 Years Anniversary Party – where has the time gone! Alongside the great poster for this event there is oldskool breakdancing, throwdown battles, graffiti murals and way more. Hosted at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts 310 St Patrick (please use side entrance off Cumberland) day event includes free dance and stomp workshop for kids! Day event runs 1 – 5:30 & night event/party from 7:30PM-2AM.

Also on Saturday re-live your childhood or introduce the little one to a holiday classic at the “A Charlie Brown Christmas Concert“. A mixed media event  it is part storytelling, part concert and part screening hosted by Jerry Granelli, original member of the legendary Vince Guaraldi Trio, that recorded the iconic soundtrack. Two shows at the Ottawa Little Theatre Saturday 7 Dec, 12:30& 3PM.charlie-Brown2

Wrap up the weekend with live music at Cafe Alternatif 60 University Private, UofO. 4in1 Music Sessions holds their free monthly event giving acoustic musicians an outlet to try out new music here in Sandy Hill from 3-6PM.

FreshMeat: Serving Bite-Sized Theatre with a Brew

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Grab your drink and take your seats as FreshMeat2
 Theatre rolls in to town for not one but two consecutive weekends October 17-19 and 24-26!

FireFlood Theatre1The pop-up festival brings 14 top theatre companies together to showcase brand spanking new short and sharp edgy works in a single, comfortable and ‘serving’ venue. Keeping it fresh the 14 companies are split over two weekends – so it’s a completely new experience any time you drop in. The 7 companies selected per weekend (Thursday-Sunday nights) perform a total of 4 brief, 20-minute, pieces per night. The rotating schedule and time-restricted performances create concentrated bursts of creativity throughout the evening while comedy hosts keep the flavour fresh between troupes.

Local aficionados will recognise companies including: Prix Rideau Award nominees May Can Theatre, Future of the Fringe Award winners Backpack Theatre, and Dead Unicorn Ink returning from a sold-out Fringe run and subsequent re-staging of Chesterfield.

New companies include THUNK! Theatre creators of smash-hit Bread at this year’s Undercurrents,  Norah Paton, director of touring Fringe show Around Miss Julie and, 2 ½ Women the relentlessly funny trio from last year’s Crush Improv “Bout Time” tournaments host the second weekend as well as performing a twenty-minute set, with GRIMprov hosts of the first weekend.

Immerse yourself for the weekend or take a first theatre dip at a collaborative event where artists take risks they might not otherwise explore in 20-minutes explosive theatre bites.

FreshMeat2: DIY Theatre Fest
Lunenburg Pub & Bar, 14 Waller Street, Ottawa, K1N 9C4
October 17-19 and 24-26 doors 6:30, show 7pm
Tickets: $15/night, $25/weekend, $40/full festival pass.
Tickets available at door and via fresh.meat.theatre@gmail.com .