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July 04, 2012

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: Medieval Fest, Lord of the Rings costume party, more...

Gateway to Chinatown. Photo by Mikey G.
Thursday-Sunday, July 5-8: Dusk Dances
Band starts at 7pm, Dance performance starts at 7:30pm. Pay-what-you-can, BYO chairs and blankets. Feeling moved? Check out the Dusk Dances Ottawa workshops! Saturday, July 7 in Strathcona Park, Yoga with Amelia Griffin (all levels): 12noon to 1pm. Flamenco with Juliana Pulford (no experience necessary): 1:30pm-3pm Pay-what-you-can.
-- Laura Nicol

Thursday-Saturday, July 5-8: NAC Orchestra: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert The NAC Orchestra is performing Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score from the Lord of the Rings movie. The NAC is encouraging guests to come in costume as their favourite Lord of the Rings character, and they're setting up a "Middle Earth tavern" in the main foyer.
-- Glen Gower, Editor/Owner of OttawaStart.com 


Friday, July 6: Movie on the Beach
I want to catch a free “Movie on the Beach” at Westboro Beach. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II is scheduled to start at dusk—bring some mosquito repellent and some lawn chairs!
-- Juliette Giannesini, photographer  


Friday, July 6: Celebrate Mother Tongue Books as the store wraps up its business
Time and Place: Every Friday at 7:00 pm. 1067 Bank St. Poetry with Peter Richardson, Paul Tyler, Susan Atkinson, Frances Boyle, Claudia Radmore, Barb Myers, Margaret Zielinski, Glenn Kletke, Guy Simser, Gillian Wallace, H. Masud Taj, and Terry Ann Carter.
-- Amanda Earl, poet & publisher


All weekend, July 6-8: Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival
Professional jousting, dancing, sword play, kids' games, live music, vendors, and much more. Meet King Davis the Unbeatable, Queen Andrea, and Princess Vivian.
-- Jean Labelle, photographer


Sunday, July 8: Naqvi Cup Basketball Game & Community BBQ
Come watch the St. Luke’s Bulls defend their title as Naqvi Cup champions against the Ottawa Police Service this Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Luke's Park (Frank Street, East of Elgin). We will be cooking up a storm all afternoon, so gather up some friends, swing by for a hamburger and enjoy a great afternoon in Centretown! Rain date July 15.
-- Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre 


Sunday, July 8: James Vincent McMorrow at Bluesfest
Sunday is one of the best days at this year's Bluesfest and the highlight for me would be James Vincent McMorrow. If you like a little falsetto a la Bon Iver, you'll dig this dude. He's performing at 5:30 on the Black Sheep stage.
-- Ryan Bresee, host of CKCU's Whatever's Cool With Me   

July 8: Roof Gardens Walking Tour
Heritage Ottawa offers an opportunity to check out one of Ottawa’s first roof gardens, atop the Rideau Centre and National Arts Centre. It boasts 200 trees, 1.5 km of pathways, and great views of the city. Guide is David Jeanes; meet at the Rideau Centre Theatres at 2 p.m.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

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Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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