What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview October 23-25

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview October 23-25

If you haven’t decorated your home for Halloween yet, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t read them yet, don’t miss our articles on Halloween movies, DIY Halloween decorations, and Homemade Halloween Treats! Now on the good stuff – what’s happening this weekend in Ottawa. Read on to find out about the great events coming up this weekend:

The Ottawa Fall National Women’s Show

Come to the EY Centre by the airport for the fall edition of the National Women’s Show in Ottawa on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s show has six different themes: fashion, beauty/wellness, travel/adventure, world of taste, business/career, and house/home/design. There will performances, speakers, cooking demonstrations, and even a fashion show featuring the Ottawa Professional Firefighters. Special guests include Y&R‘s Christian Le Blanc, medium Marc Jade, Dr. James Emmett, and Canadian singer-songwriter Mandee Woods. And don’t miss the sneak peak at Menopause The Musical. Great vendors from Ottawa and across Canada will have products and services on display. Admission is $12, while children 12 and under are free.

Inside Out Ottawa LGBT Film Festival

The 2015 edition of the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival starts on Thursday and runs until Sunday night at Bytowne Cinema and SAW Gallery in downtown Ottawa. Key films to keep an eye on include Alanté Kavaïté’s The Summer of Sangaile (France/Lithuania/Netherlands, October 23 7:15 PM), Claudio Marcone’s In the Grayscale (Chile, October 23 9:15 PM), Maxime Desmons’ What We Have (Ce Qu’On A) (Canada, October 24 2:30 pm) and Andrew Nackman’s Fourth Man Out (USA, October 25 8:45 PM). The festival also includes short films, documentaries, and parties. Tickets are $12 for feature films ($10 for seniors and students), while all-access passes can be purchased for $80 each.

The Ottawa International Writers Festival

The 18th edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place at various venues across the city and runs until October 28.  Check the event schedule on the website for exact date and times for talks with world-renowned authors and poets like Niall Ferguson, M.G. Vassanii, and Carol Payne. Most events are at Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street, but other venues include the Ottawa Art Gallery, Maxwell’s on Elgin, and the Centretown United Church. Festival passes are available for $95 ($85 for seniors and students) while the prices for individual events vary.

Ottawa Senators versus Phoenix Coyotes

The Ottawa Senators are off to a decent start to the NHL season, boasting a 3-2 record at the time of writing. On Saturday night they will face off against a western opponent, the Phoenix Coyotes. Players to watch out for: rookie Max Domi is the son of former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi, a true villain in Ottawa. Former Senators Antoine Vermette is back with Phoenix after winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks as a trade deadline acquisition last year. Finally we have Oliver Ekman-Larsson, a fantastic young defenseman who lead the Coyotes in goals and points last season. be there!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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