• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – October 21-23, 2022

Steve Berndt Trio at Options Jazz Lounge

When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Where: Options Jazz Lounge at Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Leggit Drive
What time: 6 pm
Admission: Free

Join award-winning jazz vocalist/trombonist Steve Berndt for a review of original compositions from his upcoming solo jazz album and jazz standards accompanied by two of the finest musicians in the Ottawa region. Steve's two bookend jazz vocal/piano albums were enjoyed on rotation on CBC's Tonic, and the album “Déjà Vu” was chosen as one of the Top 10 2012 jazz albums by The Ottawa Citizen's Peter Hum. On top of all the accolades, his original compositions have been included in movie scores. Friday night's performance will consist of Chris Pond on upright bass, Mike Manny on piano, and Steve Berndt on trombone and vocals.

Photo: Courtesy Steve Berndt

Ottawa Fall National Women’s Show

When: October 22 & 23, 2022
Where: EY Centre Hall 2, 4899 Uplands Drive 
What time: Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: From $12  Click here for tickets

Head to the Ottawa Fall National Women's Show to shop for exclusive products at hundreds of exhibits, sample delicious food and wine, get tips on healthy living, indulge in free mini makeovers, watch cooking demos, and find fun travel ideas! See the catwalk's hottest styles and incredible fashions from the best brands and local designers.

Wall Candy NOIR – Fine Art Exhibit

When: October 21 & 22, 2022
Where: Horticulture Building Lansdowne Park
What time: Friday, 6 pm – 10 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: From $10  Click here for tickets

Wall Candy NOIR is an upscale, two-day fine art exhibition featuring 50+ professional artists from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and regions in between. This is an ideal opportunity to meet several prominent artists in person and see their work up close! This day is a must for all art lovers, with cocktails, treats, a photo booth, and more!

Signature Handmade Market

When: October 20 to 23, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way
What time: Thursday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: General Admission $8. Ages 12 and under FREE! Click here to Purchase tickets

Signatures is a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace in Ottawa that features the works of over 150 artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast. There is an incredible assortment of quality Canadian handmade goods, including fashion pieces, stunning jewelry, home décor, fine art, sculptures, natural body care, delicious gourmet treats, and more. Shoppers of all ages will be delighted as they discover truly one-of-a-kind items, making this the can’t-miss shopping event of the season.

​Photo: Signatures

Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market & Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

When: October 22-23, 2022
Where: The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Avenue (at Sunnyside Avenue)
What time: Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Admission: $12 (admission discount available on website)

After a three-year hiatus, the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market and the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show return. The newly combined two-day expo will fill the 3,000-square-foot Fieldhouse with hard-to-find vintage décor, antiques, and vintage clothing. The event is a melange of everything vintage: kitchenware and barware from the seventies, mid-century modern furniture, Indigenous carvings and wool parkas, advertising and fashion art, Victorian goblets and paper mache, country pine furniture and quilts, cast iron garden items and vintage Christmas decorations, wool sweaters and blankets, mid-century and estate jewelry, leather jackets, cowboy boots and much more.

Photo: Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market

A Company of Fool’s rummage sale & silent auction

When: October 23, 2022
Where: 96 Empress Avenue
What time: 10 am – 1 pm
Admission: Free

Ottawa Shakespeare performers, the Fools, are doing some Fall cleaning. Whether you’re looking for a zany Halloween costume, a special Foolish trinket, or a blast from Torchlight’s past, they’ve got you covered. They’ll have bumping tunes, dozens of Foolish costumes/items, and a complimentary pancake breakfast to keep you satiated as you rifle through the racks and partake in the silent auction, where we’ll be parting with some of our most high-end and illustrious treasures.

Photo: A Company of Fools

Ottawa International Writers Festival

When: Until Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street
What time: various times
Admission: From $20  Click here to purchase tickets

Twice a year, the Ottawa International Writers Festival (OIWF) convenes an international celebration of ideas to recharge your imagination. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, join the OIWF as they celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world.

Image: Ottawa International Writers Festival

Atletico Ottawa

When: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St
What time: Match starts at 2 pm
Admission: From $17  Purchase tickets here

Last week, Atletico midfielder Ollie Bassett called on Ottawa fans to fill the stadium at TD Place to support this young team's playoff run. Grab a sweater and your favourite fall drink at the local cafés of the Glebe and head to TD Place to support Atlético's first-ever playoff match. 

Photo: Atletico Ottawa

Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio

When: Weekends from October 22 – 30, 2022
Where: Enriched Bread Studio, 951 Gladstone Avenue
What time: 11 am to 5 pm
Admission:  Free

The Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio is here once again! Celebrating 30 years of EBA, everyone is invited to this year’s gallery show and special events—most participating artist studios will be open for visits.

The Sawmill 2: Underground

When: Until October 31, 2022 (except October 24 & 25)
Where: Lansdowne 
What time: 6 pm -11 pm
Admission: From $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