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June 04, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: June 5-June 11, 2014

Vanilla Sky by Lydia Bociurkiw, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Here's our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.

Friday, June 6: An afternoon of archaeology
Looking for something to do on the Ottawa Carleton District School Board PD day? Learn the basics about archaeology by digging into the past at Fairfields Heritage House. Children will uncover items that represent the long history of the Bell family starting in 1823 and learn how archaeological items can be displayed in museums.
Ages 4-7, 1:30pm-3:30pm at Fairfields Heritage House.
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

Friday, June 6: SAINT CLARE + Yuma County + Ballad Fiasco
Great line up of bands at House of Targ -- and only $5 cover! Plus have some great perogies and play some pinball - what's not to love?
-- Laura Gauthier

Friday, June 6: Winchester Warm Album Launch
LaunchOttawa-based indie folk group Winchester Warm will be launching its sophmore album "Belle Attente" at St. Albans Church. For the occasion, the local four-piece will be joined on stage by alternative folk rock band Claude Munson & The Storm Outside who'll be taking care of opening the show.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8: Startup Weekend Ottawa
Can you build a startup over a weekend? You can if it's Startup Weekend! Pitch a startup idea; form a team and then survive a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Fast-paced and tons of fun, you'll get support, mentoring and maybe even prizes.
-- Tanya SnookSpydergrrl

Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8: Doors Open Ottawa
Take a peek into buildings around the city that are normally closed to the public during Doors Open Ottawa. With more than 120 participating sites of cultural, historic, civic or social significance—from embassies to museum collections to art studios to green buildings—the annual event offers something for everyone. Bike, walk or take the free shuttle bus if you can.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, June 7: Fletcher Wildlife Garden’s Annual Native Plant Sale
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a wonderful source of expertise on natural habitats and native species, and an important green space in Ottawa. This Saturday morning, its volunteers will be selling a variety of native wildflowers and offering information on wildlife-friendly gardening. Check out the demonstration garden and the walking trails, too.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, June 7: The Ottawa Small Ptess Book Fair
Spring edition at Jack Purcell Centre, Room 203. free, noon-5pm. Come browse & purchase zines, chapbooks, comics, crafts, limited edition & rare books & canoodle with small press publishers from Ottawa & out of town. This semi-annual event is great fun & will give you a glimpse into unconventional & independent publishing.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Saturday, June 7: aVibe Music and Arts Festival
This Saturday, Brew Bus Lounge presents the first edition of the aVibe Music and Arts Festival. Happening at Vincent Massey Park, this day-long event will feature live performances celebrating roots, funk and reggae music and also include art, food and craft brews.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, June 7: Bill Coon and Paul Rushka at GigSpace
Bill Coon was named Guitarist of the Year in the 2009 National Jazz Awards. He's a mainstay of the Vancouver jazz scene, accompanying vocalists, arranging big bands, playing in classic jazz trios, and more. But that means he doesn't get out east very often -- or often appear with his longtime musical friend, Montreal bassist Paul Rushka. This Saturday, the two will present an evening of music they love, mixing jazz standards with compositions of Canadian jazz greats, in an unadorned duo setting of guitar and acoustic bass. Expect an intimate concert of beautiful music.
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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