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September 24, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: September 25-October 1, 2014

Wall Mural at the Hintonburg Community Centre
Wall Mural at the Hintonburg Community Centre by Ross Dunn, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

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

Thursday, September 25: RailRoad Ottawa
A pop up poetry event with features & an open mic. Featuring rob mclennan & Ricardo Sternberg & open mic; Pressed, 750 Gladstone, 7:30pm A great opportunity to hear local poet rob mclennan read from his new book published by Buschek Books & to make the acquaintance of out-of-town poet, Ricardo Sternberg, who will read from his latest collection, Some Dance. also an opportunity to indulge in Pressed's amazing sandwiches.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Thursday-Saturday, September 25-27: One World Film Festival
This event has been bringing documentaries from around the world to Ottawa for an impressive 25 years. As well as five films focusing on human rights and the environment, this year’s Festival includes panel discussions and a “festival fair” with local organizations. On Thursday evening, catch Above All Else, about a group of people who take to the trees to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through their homes. Stay for a talk with the filmmakers and Ecology Ottawa’s pipeline campaigner Ben Powless, followed by a 25th anniversary party.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Thursday-Saturday, September 25-27: One World Film Festival
Ottawa's longest-running annual documentary film fest is celebrating 25 years with it's 2014 edition. With its aim to raise awareness on social justice, human rights and environmental issues through though-provoking documentaries, the festival will feature five films on global issues, engaging discussions, and a festival fair over three evenings. The opening night, happening on Thursday, September 25 at Library and Archives Canada, will include 25th anniversary celebrations complete with live music by DJ Jas Nasty, cake courtesy of Auntie Loo's, as well as other tasty goodies and a kiosk fair.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Thursday-Sunday, September 25-28: Carp Fair
The 151st edition of the Carp Fair opens its gates at 6pm Thursday evening with midway rides and the official opening ceremony taking place at 8pm. From then until 6pm Sunday you’ll find a packed schedule of agricultural exhibits, live music and food. Friday’s schedule starts at 8am and the weekend days start at 8:30am. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.Thursday evening’s admission is a donation of $2. Some of the evening concerts have extra admission fees. It takes place at the Carp Fairgrounds in the Village of Carp (3790 Carp Road).
-- Gordon Dewis

Friday, September 26: E.L.E. Festival
The E.L.E. Festival, also known as Everybody Loves Everybody, is holding its second edition at the Ottawa U campus this Friday, September 26 from 3 to 11pm in conjunction with the school's Community Life Services. With a completely free lineup, students and music lovers alike will get to see live performances by local artists Zoo Legacy, The Lionyls, City Fidelia, BlakDenim, NDMA, Eagleson, The Superlative, Monday I Retire, and Sarah Bradley as well as B.C. hip-hop artist SonReal, who'll be headlining the festival. Who doesn't love free live music?
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday-Sunday, September 26-28: The Home & Design Show
Meet over 150 exhibitors who want to make your place as spiffy as you do! Shake hands and get to work with interior designers, custom home builders, decorators, renovators, and contractors. While there, don't miss the chance the get inspired by Lynn Spence (CityTV's CityLine), Andrew Downwards (HGTV's Devine Design), Cobi Ladner (former editor of Canadian House & Home Magazine), and Jackie Morra, who will be presenting The Hockey Fan Cave, just in time for the Chicago Blackhawks to win another Cup! (Err, I mean Sens... go Sens!) Awesome show to truly turn your house into your home.
-- Jake Naylor 

Saturday, September 27, 2014: Ottawa Police Chorus presents "The Beat Goes On"
The Ottawa Police Chorus, joined by the York Regional Police Male Chorus, The Army Voices of the Canadian Forces and Legacy Brass from the Salvation Army, cordially invites you to an evening filled with music and merriment. Join us at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue at 7pm. Tickets are $10, available at the door.
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Saturday, September 27: The Princess Bride at the Mayfair - fundraiser for kids cancer research!
Head to the Mayfair at 1pm on Saturday for a special screening of "the Princess Bride". This timeless favourite stars (among others) Robin Wright (House of Cards), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk and Fred Savage (the Wonder Years). Money raised will fund research on children's cancers here in Canada. So come on out and bring the family!
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, September 27: punkottawa.com Flea Market
The annual event is back this Saturday, September 27 at Mac Hall inside the Bronson Centre. This is the place to go if you’re looking to buy and sell records, clothing, crafts, jewelry, vegan treats, toys, video games, trinkets and more with proceeds going to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue and the Wild Bird Care Centre.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, September 27: punkottawa.com Flea Market
From their Facebook page: "buy/sell records, clothing, jewelry, books, toys, games, handmade items, art and much more!" Portion of the proceeds go to the Ottawa Stray Cat Network and the Wild Bird Care Centre.
-- Jake Naylor 

Saturday, September 27: Etsy: Made in Canada (Art & Craft Market)
Ottawa is one of the lucky destinations to get a pop up market as part of this Canada-wide event! Come chat with and buy from a wide range of crafters, artists, makers, and more, "showcasing original, handmade goods." Over 200 vendors! I think this one is gonna be a big deal.
-- Jake Naylor 

Saturday, September 27: Titties 4 Kitties 3
A burlesque show for cat rescues! Perfect name. This year's beneficiaries are the Ottawa Stray Cat Network and SafePet Ottawa, both very worthy causes. Grab a pint and put your "no touching" to good work.
-- Jake Naylor 

Thursday-Tuesday, September 25-30: Printmaking at the Children's Museum
Learn the art of printmaking, inspired by theInuit prints of Cape Dorset. You’ll be able to create your own work of art, and make multiple prints from a single drawing.
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

Tuesday-Thursday, September 30-October 2: Digital Strategy Conference: Ottawa
What is digital strategy? According to this conference's website, it is "the process of identifying, articulating and executing on digital opportunities that will increase your organization’s competitive advantage." Whether you run or work for a business, government organization, non-profit, charity, or advocacy group, the idea of this conference is to help you "do" digital strategy better.
-- Jake Naylor 

WednesdayOctober 1: Wednesday Night Jazz Club at Santé Restaurant with Steve Berndt and Tim Bedner
Fans of Mel Tormé or Tony Bennett might want to get down to Santé Restaurant on Rideau Street for the next three Wednesdays, as guitarist Tim Bedner plays with a series of local male jazz vocalists. While fewer in number than their female counterparts, all three -- Steve Berndt onOctober 1, followed by Floyd Hutchinson on October 8, and Jerry Sociedade on October 15 -- have been entertaining local jazz fans for years. Expect jazz standards interspersed with a few originals.
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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