Sandy Hill had it all on its doorstep this weekend: capoiera, craft shows and screenings galore. The great thing is if you missed some of these events you can still catch them locally.
We couldn’t get in to the full house première screening at the Mayfair last Thursday but it’s the Bytowne Cinema to the rescue with The Human Scale on the calendar for 3 nights this week 19-21st.
The Bytowne hosted an incredible sold-out screening of “Our Man in Tehran” followed by a Q&A panel Sunday night with former PM Joe Clark, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor and film-makers Drew Taylor & Larry Weinstein. It’s on again tonight at 6:25 for those that missed out. If you’ve seen Argo and plan to see this the accurate story of the Iranian hostage crisis rescue beware this Spoiler Alert: This time around the Right Honourable Clark does not end up on the cutting room floor.
A HOT ticket item Sunday at the Bytowne and two wonderful weekend Christmas shopping opportunities in Sandy Hill but first….
Thursday University of Ottawa Farmer’s Market is at the 1st Floor of the University Centre until 4pm. Then head over to the Mayfair Cinema on Bank St for the premier of The Human Scale. Anyone interested in vibrant urban living will enjoy this free screening hosted by the Royal Danish Embassy.
Friday choose your most comfortable waistband and stroll over for the first of the 3-day Poutine Fest on Spark Streets Mall. Go on foot and you’ve an excuse for a few extra temptations!
Friday night SAW Video (67 Nicholas) is screening a series of videos by acclaimed Kuwaiti-born Palestinian artist Basma Alsharif. Everybody Know this is Nowhere explores via 4 brief films the geopolitical landscape of the middle-east touching on universal themes of self-identity and the significance of home.
Saturday and Sunday it’s our events of the weekend! Sandy Hill has not one but TWO local markets. What a creative and artistic bunch of locals. On Saturday from 11-3 All Saints Church (317 Chapel) hosts the Snowflake Bazaar with attic treasures, vintage goods, home baked goods and refreshments.
Sunday is Sandy Hill’s One & Only Art and Craft Show at the Community Centre (250 Somerset St. E) from 10:00am-4pm.
Sunday 6:20pm Our Man in Tehran – documentary chronicling the facts behind Hollywood’s Argo – is screening at the Bytowne Cinema. The movie will be followed by a talk & Q&A with Canada’s former Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor and ex Prime Minister Joe Clark and the film makers. Advance tickets on sale at the Bytowne box-office daily from 4pm so head down to reserve your seat.