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Wknd Round Up: A-May-Zing Fun

Wolves B&WEvent of the week is outdoor production Wolves>Boys the award winning play (Outstanding Creation of the Year 2012 Rideau Prix) at MacDonald Cartier Park in Lowertown.  The coming-of-age play from May Can Theatre (i.e. Cory Thibert & Tony Adams) is Saturday night and already in my calendar. See more below.

Free admission as always tonight from 5-8PM at the National Gallery, then hit the Byward Night Market and head over to St Alban’s for a bellyful of creative soup!

Thursday May 29th, is Spring Soup – the latest instalment of the quick-fire dragon-den competition in which community entrepreneurs make a 5min presentation and you vote who wins the door money!  The latest session is at St Albans’ and the theme is Building Block. Prize depends on attendance but is generally around $1000. Presenters were chosen based on benefit to community, creativity, achievability and other factors. 5 min presentation & 5min Q&A. 6:30PM 10$ + free soup!

Friday music by the canal anyone? 8 Locks Flat (the beach) has Tara H0ll0way on the patio from 7PM FREE.  Continuing the musical theme of the evening – head over to The Mercury Lounge

Ark Analogue mercury LoungeFriday’s musical event of the night is surely DJ Lance Baptiste hosts Ark Analog at Mercury Lounge 10PM. It’s Amanda Putz recommended folks – enjoy.

Appropriately, given that the Fringe Festival had it’s 2014 launch the day before, critically-acclaimed Fringe hit Roller Derby Saved My Soul rolls back in to Arts Court Theatre for one night only on Friday. Nancy Kenny‘s revamped one-woman play in it’s national tour to nine is equally the subject of an upcoming documentary “On the Fringe” that Kenny is currently filming. Roller Derby Saved my Soul, 2 Daly Ave 7:30PM $15-25

Saturday bike over to City Hall for the 4th annual edition of Capital Velo Fest. The bike rodeo kicks off at 4pm and the beautiful night bike ride is scheduled to start at 8PM. FREE 4-11PM

WolvesSaturday night grab a blanked at head to McDonald Gardens!! May Can Theatre performs Wolves>Boys outside at MacDonald Gardens Park (the dog park just off Rideau St & Cobourg) in Lowertown.  It’s a play about friendship, its outdoors, it’s local, it’s Pay-What-You-Can and it’s from May Can Theatre. If you don’t know this local talent – well you should especially as one half of this two-man team, Tony Adams, has probably served you many a latte at TAN Coffee. Play starts at 20:45 & it’s gonna be awesome – so go!

Saturday music? James Leclaire with The Cable 22’s, Still Winter Hill & Shawn Donnelly for some Ottawa Folk at The Lunenburg. While back at St Alban’s it’s Kelp20: Kelp Records 20th anniversary bash with Hilotrons, Jim Bryson and more.

Sunday why not check out the neighbourhoods latest happening venue The Loft Board Game Lounge -with hundreds of games great food and drink this is a place to chill letting the good times roll alongside the dice.

Sun is shining and need to get out? Head back to the beach, aka 8 Locks Flat for more sweet tunes by the canal with Sunday music – a tremendous destination for walkers and cyclists that is welcoming to all ages.

 

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Weekend RoundUp: January Flight & Northern Lights

Ok so this is my 2nd winter in Canada and I’m starting to get it. Relinquishing 15 years of mild winters in London, England wasn’t easy but I’ve now got the memo and as I can’t beat this weather I’m joining in! I got the boots, mega-warm coat, even (eke!) snowpants and this past week dum dee dum. I went skating!  So I was terrible but it was hysterically fun and despite great wobbles and spills I’ve kept going back for more.

Northen LightsFirst off – look up look up Northern lights are set to dance across the sky tonight!

Thursday night is all about physics and… paper airplanes! Tonight in the theatre its the “Walkalong Glider Dog Fight” event.  Commercial Glider Pilot Phil Rossoni and Darcy Ryan an all-around expert on model aviation will provide hands-on guidance to making and flying various paper models.  A fun interactive opportunity to learn and dash about with paper planes and walkalong gliders. Take flight at Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave, 6PM Free.

Later this evening Tara Holloway will be making sweet music with her guitar & amazing voice at the the Lunenburg Pub & Bar from 9PM.

Friday night it’s the opening of “Liebe Handwerk!” Dante Penman’s solo exhibit inspired by vivid nightmares and the solace found in the works of Gothic horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft channelled personal demons to inspire and feed his creative works a practice Penman embraces. The dark multi-disciplinary exhibit translating to “Love Craft” will be on view until 23rd Jan with a talk at 3pm on the 17th.  School of Photographic Arts (SPAO), Vernissage 4-9pm, 168 Dalhousie St.

Saturday Shopify in the Market hosts Code for Kids a class where 7-9 year olds learn about electricity, how to build basic circuits and receive a Snap Circuit Kit to take home. 126 York St, 10:30-12:30, 59$

SkateCanada comes to the Rink of Dreams by City Hall this weekend. Screens for viewing the 2014 National Skating Champtionships (at Canadian Tire Place) will be installed, there are family activities, skating for all, skating shows, demos, lessons and more. Laurier St W, Friday & Sat 2-10PM & Sun 12:30-4:30PM, Free

Road Movie by Ellie Flanders & Tamira Sawatsky has been extended by a week to January 18th. Take on this artist’s view of Palestine as you walk through giant landscapes to take in this perspective. At SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St.

Sunday they’re back! N’hood favourites Rimbombante accompany the Main St Market Band at the Black Sheep Inn Wakefield on Sunday evening. Rimbombante dedicated to the rhythms of Latin America bring a high energy show with World-Music influences including Latin and jazz styles and a broad range of pop music from Brian Wilson to David Byrne. Drive carefully and enjoy a great evening at the Black Sheep Inn. Sunday 8:30pm, 10$

Tuesday Jan 14th head to Tabaret Lawn for “Le Spin” to watch the thrills and spills of UofO’s annual snowboard & ski challenge. Tabaret Lawn, between Laurier & Wilbrod 5PM