• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – October 14-16, 2022

Poutinefest on Sparks Street

When: October 13-16, 2022
Where: Sparks Street
What time: October 13 -15, 11 am-10 pm; October 16, 11 am-7 pm.
Admission: Free

Head to Sparks Street this weekend for Poutinefest, showcasing Canada's favourite indulgence! From traditional to exotic, Poutinefest is four days of poutines from Elgin Street to all the way to Bank Street.

Ottawa REDBLACKS vs Montreal Alouettes

When: Friday, October 14, 2022
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7 pm
Admission: From $25 Click here for tickets

Grab your favourite fall knit sweater and head to TD Place to watch the Ottawa REDBLACKS take on the Montreal Alouettes. Bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.

The Mavericks & Los Lobos

When: October 14 & 15, 2022
Where: Meridian Theatres, Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission: From $125.75 Click here for tickets

The Mavericks, with special guests Los Lobos, have never before played Canada together! Fusing traditional country with a rich variety of rock, pop, and Latin influences, The Mavericks became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early 90s. 

Photo: The Mavericks

Arohafest Diwali Celebration

When: October 15, 2022
Where: National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street
What time: All day
Admission: Free

Co-presented by the National Arts Centre and Aroha Fine Arts, ArohaFest Diwali Celebration is the only bilingual festival featuring the music, dance, visual, and culinary arts of India in Canada. Enjoy free daytime activities such as Bollywood, Lavani, and Bhangra dance workshops, immersive music concerts, a visual arts exhibit, and a virtual culinary segment.

The Steadies at Overflow Brewery

When: October 15, 2022
Where: The Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Ave
What time: Doors at 7 pm, showtime at 8 pm
Admission: From $15 Click here for tickets

The Steadies aren’t invited to the party – they are the party. This high-energy four-piece Canadian power band mixes pop-rock with world beat, funk, and reggae, creating a sound they’ve dubbed ‘’island-rock’’—19+ only.

Photo: The Steadies

Indigenous Arts Marketplace

When: October 14 & 15, 2022
Where: St. Laurent Shopping Centre, 1200 St. Laurent Blvd 
What time: Mall hours
Admission: Free

The St.Laurent Shopping Centre is hosting an Indigenous Arts Marketplace this weekend featuring over 75 vendors, throat singers, hoop dancers, jingle dress dancers, and even a Métis jigging dance troupe!  Learn about your Indigenous neighbours while doing some early Christmas shopping!

Photo: Indigenous Arts Marketplace! | Facebook

Gilson Lubin at Yuk Yuks West

When: October 14 & 15, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuk’s West, 1394 Richmond Road
What time: Friday, October 14th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Admission: From $22.10  Click here for tickets

Head to Yuk Yuks Ottawa West to catch Gilson Lubin. The former MTV Canada host is a Canadian Comedy Award winner. His comedy album Foreign and Legal airs on Sirius XM and has appeared on Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, HBO’s Def Jam Comedy series, Kevin Harts LOL Network, and Comedy Now CTV.

Photo: YukYuks

Saunders Farm at Lansdowne

When: October 14-15, 2022
Where: Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road
What time: 6 pm -11 pm
Admission: $25Click here for tickets

The SAWMILL at Lansdowne is a spook-tacular attraction created by Saunders Farm, Canada's #1 Haunted Attraction. Open select nights from October 7th-31st, the SAWMILL at Lansdowne is a frightfully fantastic experience that includes food trucks, a bar, campfires, and street theatre.

PHOTO: Saunders Farm

Karen Bailey portraits at the Ottawa Art Gallery

When: Until October 16, 2022
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, level 3, 10 Daly Avenue
What time: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am -6 pm (Open until 9 pm on Thursdays)
Admission: Free

In collaboration with the staff, clients, volunteers, service partners, and supporters of The Ottawa Mission, the Ottawa Art Gallery showcases works by artist Karen Bailey. Bailey has been painting portraits of under-recognized people for over 20 years in Canada and internationally, sharing stories of resilience, dignity, and care.

IMAGE: Dr. Tom, John O'Hara, and Shannon — Ottawa Mission Dental Clinic, 2022, by Karen Bailey. Acrylic on canvas 40" x 40"

NCC Free Shuttle during Fall Rhapsody

When: Weekends and holidays, October 1st to 23rd
Where: From Ottawa–Gatineau to the Champlain Lookout, from the Champlain Lookout to Ottawa–Gatineau
What time: Shuttle service every 15 to 20 minutes. From Ottawa–Gatineau to the Champlain Lookout: first departure 9 am, last departure 1 pm. From the Champlain Lookout to Ottawa–Gatineau last departure is at 4 pm.
Admission: FREE

If you plan on visiting the parkway sector in Gatineau Park on the weekend this fall, take the free NCC shuttle to access some of the Park’s popular sites. There will be one pick up location in downtown Ottawa, at the Canadian War Museum, and one in downtown Gatineau, at the Canadian Museum of History. No reservations, limited seating: first come, first served.

Photo: NCC