Too be fair it is a quieter time than we are used to around the hood but still lots to do if you’re looking for fun.
Today in honour of Pi Day our neighbours over at Boko Bakery on Elgin are offering FREE Pie-pops until 8PM. Great offer and we’ll be sure to pick up a few extra bits to support their generosity.
Tons of great local’s for Friday night drinks. Personal favourites include the outstanding cocktails and stylish surrounds of The Albion Rooms. Fancy a craft beer & live music it’s got to be the Lunenburg Pub where the prices are great and the crowd is lively. With the wintery weather you might need a strong one and there is no better place to enjoy top quality bourbon than Hooch on Rideau Street.
Kick off Saturday with Cartoons & Pyjamas at the Mayfair theatre. Saturday Morning all you can eat Cereal Cartoon Party starts at 10AM – what a great way to start the day.
Saturday morning at 11am the St Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at Laurier & Elgin. A bit cooler than I’d like for the wearing of the green but it’ll definitely be full of warm spirit.
Sure, Urban Craft is located at the Glebe Community Centre, put this Saturday’s fair is worth attending given the presence of great Sandy Hill locals like Auntie Loo’s Treats – hosting Auntie Loo’s Kitchen and providing the opportunity to support ton’s of talent local artisans. Like the tag line says “Hip – Modern – Handmade”!
“March” over to the NAC”s 4th stage tonight to take in the Latin stylings of Claudia Salguero and her new production Claudia Salguero – IDILIO showcasing an array of the singer’s favourite Latin love songs performed in Spanish. Salguero will donate part of the proceedings to Columbia’s Child Aid Foundation and will be supported by her musical ensemble including local Saxophonist Jasmin Lalande.
Equally on Thursday is Aganetha Dyck’s Honeybee Alterations at the Ottawa School of Art. Dyck will give a 2PM lecture on the inspiration and techniques in her works while the vernissage is from 5-8pm.
Friday night is Salguero’s last performance or you can take it down a notch and check out great Craft beer’s and live music. The Lunenburg pub hosts it’s Beerfest Friday with Toques & Suits bringing the tunes. Meanwhile over at Cafe Alt catch HSY, The Beverleys and Blue Angel.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and through to March 16th it is DiverCine Film Festival at the Bytowne Cinema featuring 12 films from 10 French-speaking countries. Get your daily fill of fantastic francophone movies from Canada, Senegal, France, Tunisia, Haiti, Switzerland, Belgium and beyond.
Saturday is International Women’s Day so celebrate yourself, your partner, your sister, your colleague, your daughter, your mother, you name it.
Saturday night take in the experimental sounds of Fryquency at Mugshots. As always it’s a pay-what-you-can event in the old jail bar on Nicholas featuring Doomsquad, You’ll never get to Heaven, JFM and F Hood. 9PM
Sunday it’s over to the Ottawa Art Gallery for Creative Sundays. Hands-on art making activities for kids. 1-3PM FREE
Everyone is busy and events seem to be wrapping up but never fear as there are still tons of options in urban Sandy Hill.
Friday night is the closing performance of The Four of Us at Arts Court and this is our pick of the weekend! The production from Toronto New Theatre has strong Ottawa roots – both actors returning natives. Having broken-even following a successful indigogo fundraising campaign the production is sharing the wealth by offering a Pay-What-You-Can option at the door.
Head over for a cocktail at the beautiful Albion Rooms or for a more raucous time pop over to The Lunenburg for the Monthly “Winner’s Circle” of the weekly battle of the bands where the audience picks the winner.
On Saturday 10:00-3:30 New Edinburgh (St Bartholomew’s Hall at 125 Mackay st.) hosts the Specialty Food Market with over 20 artisan food vendors sharing their gastronomical wares alongside an onsite cafe catered by Life of Pie. Free admission & please bring a donation for the Vanier Food Bank.
Saturday night take in SoulSelecta w/ Joe Rowe at Mugshots 75 Nicholas St, admission is FREE (in fact its free all weekend and there’s a great Friday Jazz option). Show starts at 9PM
On Sunday don’t forget to go sledding as the hills are alive with the sparkle of snow!