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Karen from Apt 613

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

Birthdays! Ice Cream! And music galore! This is one of those weekends you’d be hard-pressed to find evidence that Ottawa is boring–if you were someone who subscribed to that line of thinking, of course.Kids grow up so fast these days – and cafes are no different, apparently. Raw Sugar is on to its third birthday already, and they’re celebrating with music and surprises on Friday. Tonight,Malajube will be down at Ritual, Structures and Counterparts will stop by Mavericks, and DJ Memetic spins some tunes at Grounded. Garaga launches their latest album Friday night down at the Dominion Tavern, while Sainthood Reps are at Cafe Deckuf. Leif Vollebekk and Landon Coleman can be found at the Black Sheep that night, while Julie Doiron is at Zaphod’s. Cuff the Duke is at Mavericks Saturday night, and Matt Ouimet drops in at Raw Sugar with Joe Brownrigg. Rimbombante is at Eri Cafe on Saturday, and The Magnificent Three take the stage at the Shenk on Sunday. And if you’re looking to jam? We’ve got Indie Night Open Mic and a jazz improv workshop for you. Oh yeah! Let’s not forget Rufus Wainwright at the NAC this Saturday. Hallelujah!Support Local month continues tonight with Art and Ice Cream down at Octopus Books. In other literary news, Ottawa author Nerys Par will be reading aloud at Collected Works.  The Printmakers Collective is gathering for a show Thursday night, and Saturday afternoon you’ll find Shirley Bear and Mark Truscott at Gallery 101 as part of the A B Series.Tonight at the National Gallery, you can see a special film about Tom Thomson, and the filmmaker will be on hand to answer all of your questions about the making of the documentary. In a film and music mashup of sorts, the Mayfair is hosting the Ottawa Folklore 35th Anniversary Concert on Sunday. The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival continues all weekend long, with all sorts of events and celebrity chefs.That’s what we’ve got in our calendars for this weekend – what’s missing? Originally published by Apt 613. Read More