Sunday, March 6, 2011

Winter Blues

Oh dear...another weekend of messy weather. When will it end? And more importantly, what will we do 'til it does? In an effort to chase away the winter blues, I've compiled a list of fun things to do to keep our minds off the weather for just a little longer...

There are a number of shows coming up at all of your favorite venues around town, so head out for the evening to take in some great music! Alot of these feature our own great local musicians, so don't forget to support them as well:

Thurs, March 10 - Down with Webster with Sweet Thing and 2am Club at Bronson Center
                           - Plants and Animals with Karkwa at Capital City Music Hall
Fri, March 11 - Rah Rah, Grand Motel, Fire and Neon, and Oceans at Cafe Dekcuf

Check out lots more shows at!

The best way to spend a dreary weekend morning? Cosy up to brunch at one of the city's fabulous restos. Not only a wonderful way to start the day, but also the most affordable way to test out a fancy restaurant:

Jak's Kitchen      479 Bronson
House made bread and sauces, and local, farm fresh organic veggies and fruit  make Jak's creative menu a must-try. It's very small and cosy, so don't forget to reserve one of their few tables - you won't regret it! (Ps you can even get breakfast til 3pm, if you like to take your time in the morning like me!)

Stone Faced Dolly's   416 Preston
 Serving up brunch for two decades now, Stone Faced Dolly's offers a creative and gourmet menu and friendly service in Little Italy. The offer an online reservation service so you can be extra lazy!

Ottawa has a very active foodie community, so if you need help choosing a brunch spot in your area, trust their opinion!

Special Events

Tuesday is Internation Women's Day 100th Anniversary! Celebrate girl power at the 100th Anniversary Luncheon, to be held at the NAC's Panorama room, and at the feminist celebration going on at the National Archives that evening. Details here!

If you're a poet and you don't know it ('s like compulsive or something) Ottawa VERSeFest is taking place this week! It runs from Tuesday (the 8th) til Sunday the 13th at the Arts Court, so that's plenty of opportunities to check out the written and spoken word performances, workshops and discussions. More details here

For more upcoming events and info on Ottawa's cultural life, check out Apt316!

And of course, don't get too busy to stop by and check out new spring stuff at YJ!
See you soon,
YJ xo

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