It’s the weekend, Ottawa! What are YOU doing?

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With springtime in the air, it’s bound to be a busy weekend in Ottawa.

While we at LTOttawa have been very busy this week, we’re looking forward to Friday night and beyond to get us out and about in the city.

Here’s some ideas to get you going:

  • Eco-Jest-Us (read it slowly) is taking place on Saturday at the Arts Court. This pre-Earth Day event brings together all sorts of arts elements, including poetry, spoken word, visual art, improv and music.
  • The very awesome Victoire boutique, in the Byward Market, is holding a vintage dress show — featuring frocks from the ’50s and ’60s — on Saturday, from 10 am to 9 pm. That’s a full day of shopping! (And check out the garb during a preview night on Friday.)
  • The Canadian Science and Technology Museum has a special family-focused workshop Friday about Living on Mars. See what’s needed to live on the Red Planet.
  • The NAC show, Broadway’s Leading Men, kicked off tonight — but runs until Saturday, featuring the “glitz and glam” in a music-filled tribute. Think West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and more.
  • The always-popular charity yoga session (pay a donation, in increments of $5) at Preston Street’s Moksha Yoga takes place EVERY Friday night at 7:30 pm. (Register right away … They fill up very early.)
  • For a little costlier $19 drop-in rate, you can check out Moksha’s 3 pm class on Sunday — it often features hauntingly beautiful music to aid in your practice.
  • The School of the Photographic Arts (SPAO) — which has allowed us to feature many of its photographers — is hosting a launch party for their 3rd issue of their magazine, Push/Pull, on Friday night at Patrick Gordon Framing.
  • The 4th Annual (who knew?) Ottawa Opry brings talent to the stage at the National Archives on Friday night. A benefit for Amnesty International, thing get underway at 8 pm.
  • The Cottage & Big Backyard Show rolls into Lansdowne, starting Friday and running until Sunday. If you really want to get summer underway, why not start early by planning out your ideas for outdoor living.

Any other things happening? Tell us about them by leaving a comment below!