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September 04, 2013

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: September 5-11, 2013

STREET ART. Photo by Lydia Bociurkiw from the OttawaStart Flickr Group.

Here are our contributors' picks for the best events in Ottawa this week.

Wednesdsay-Sunday, September 4-8: Ottawa Folk Festival
This year's Ottawa Folk Festival takes place at Hog's Back Park. Headliners this year include Gordon Lightfoot, City and Colour, Vampire Weekend, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith and The Sheepdogs.
-- Glen Gower

Thursday, September 5: Silvergun & Spleen Live at Ritual
Silvergun &Spleen will be kicking off its Chasing the Light Tour with a hometown show. The four-piece alternative rock band will be touring across the country in an effort to promote their latest EP Semi Truck. For the occasion they’ll be performing live with The Lionyls, The Superlative and The Ginger Fox Band. Support local!
-- Eliane Laberge

Thursday, September 5: Climb for CARE Kilimanjaro Information Night
If you've ever dreamt of climbing the highest peak in Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro - then come to this information night Thursday from 7- 8:30 at MEC to hear how you could be there for New Year's!
-- Laura Gauthier

Thursday-Sunday, September 5-8: Festival Outaouais Émergent (FOÉ)
The 6th edition of the Festival Outaouais Emergent, aka the FOÉ is taking place this week until Sunday, September 8. This inclusive annual festival continues to celebrate local emerging artists and to feature a variety of artistic disciplines. On top of music, art, and film, it now includes humor, theatre and slam poetry. This year’s festivities will take place at many locations around the Vieux-Hull neighborhood of Gatineau and at outdoor sites. Music headliners include Misteur Valaire, Alaclair Ensemble, We Are Wolves and many more.
-- Eliane Laberge

Saturday, September 7: Super Centretown Community Garage Sale
Centretown residents will be selling their old stuff at this community garage sale. Vendors are encouraged to donate 10% of their proceeds to the Centretown Community Health Centre, a non-profit organization providing health services to Centretown. Organizers hope to make it an annual event. Maybe one day it will even rival the Great Glebe Garage Sale. Meanwhile down the road in Old Ottawa South, there's another big sale. The Old Ottawa South Annual Porch Sale & OSCA 35th Anniversary happens on Saturday as well.
-- Glen Gower

Saturday, September 7: Last night for Mosaika on Parliament Hill
The nightly multimedia show on Mosaika packs it in for the season after Saturday night's performance. The show starts at 9pm.  It's free.
-- Glen Gower

Wednesday, September 11: 3rd Annual Ottawa Zine Off
8pm at Pressed, 750 Gladstone. Zines are quirky, indy home-made copied magazines. Lots of poets, artists & general dogsbodies shall be exchanging their wares. Make your own zine in 15-25 copies & bring it to the event or just go to chat & ogle. Have one of Pressed fabulous sandwiches.
-- Amanda Earl

Wednesday, September 11 (until Sunday, September 15): Electric Fields Festival
Electric Fields, presented by Artengine, is performance art with a technological twist. This year, the city provides the settings for participatory music, media art and creative technology, in keeping with the festival’s theme “We Make The City! We Are The City!” On Wednesday, you can collaborate with artists to add your favourite Ottawa location to a crowdsourced story map, have a musical experience on the Alexandra Bridge, or create and display your own light-powered message using your bicycle. 
-- Denise Deby

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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1 comment:

  1. How could I forget to mention the West End Studio Tour, on September 7-8 and continuing September 14-15? The participating artists are all conveniently located in the same part of town. For more information: http://www.westendstudiotour.ca/
    - Denise


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