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Theatre Under the Stars

Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for August 24 to 26

Friday, August 24

Friday is your last chance to take a free guided tour of the National Arts Centre.

Today is your last day to take a free guided tour of the National Arts Centre. Seize this opportunity to get up-close and personal with the world of the performing arts in this 45-minute bilingual tour. Departs from the main lobby at 11am and 1.30pm.

Come down to Confederation Park for Ottawa’s third annual Art in the City. Celebrating and promoting talented artists from Ottawa and across the country, you can expect to find creations varying from pottery and painting to jewellery and glass art, even home decor and food. Friday to Sunday.

Don’t miss the third annual Kinburn Swampfest! This year’s installment boasts magicians, scaly creatures from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, a motorcycle exhibition, and musical guests including the Mick Armitage Band, who kick things off tonight. Friday to Sunday.

Saturday, August 25

Let your creative side roam free at Wakefest in Wakefield, Quebec. This all-arts festival is designed to promote mingling between different artists, with activities such as workshops in sketchbooking and memoir writing, and even hula-hooping and improv. Bruce Peninsula is performing with special guest Shannon Ross tonight at the Black Sheep Inn (advanced tickets recommended). Thursday to Sunday. (more…)