Weekend review: What to do? – Apartment613

Kudos to all who have pivoted, braked, postponed and reshuffled their plans, events and businesses as we try to weather this pandemic wave. Be sure to check out your favorite local businesses and restaurants to see what they have to offer online or take out to help them get through that too!

Like last week’s roundup, it’s a bit more open this week as we try to let you know what more you can do to go out, have fun and experience whatever you can despite the limitations – and, of course, safe.

Want to go out / outside?

Take a guided snowshoe hike with a nature interpreter in Gatineau Park and follow the animals. Or enjoy one of the city’s winter wonderland trails.

A section of Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed to motorized traffic on weekends starting this weekend during the day for recreational purposes.

A La Carte Tours offers walking tours of the ByWard Market, Hintonburg and Chinatown. Or, if you want to do it yourself, check out some suggestions for walks in Bruce Burwell’s new Urban Retail Walks series.

You have quite a few options for local winter and outdoor nature activities. Places like Countryside Adventures in Moose Creek, RiverOak in York’s Corners, City of Ottawa rinks, and even the Governor General’s Rink all provide great active opportunities for safe outdoor activities. You can even go for a torchlight skate this Friday in Lac-des-Loups.

The Lansdowne Farmers Market is open year-round Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

You want to stay?

Want to stay warm inside and just snuggle up with your favorite movie? Pick up some popcorn, goodies, and even beer from the famous Bytowne Cinema to enjoy. And if you’ve had enough of all of your streaming subscription options, why not check out what the Ottawa Public Library has to offer? Or grab some lit Ottawa to snuggle up and read.

In fact, check out all kinds of Foodie Friday posts for ideas on what to order next. There are plenty of restaurants to support during this latest round of lockdowns!

The NAC has an upcoming live broadcast that you can listen to at home. Enjoy works by composers for trios and string quartets, including Schoenberg, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Beethoven.

Speaking of the NAC, if you’re waiting for your chance to see the musical Hamilton when it arrives (currently postponed to July), you might want to take a look at An Evening with Richard Bell & Hamilton from the Canadian Museum of History to see how the musical compares to the actual story.

Speaking of music, why not listen to the best of Apt613’s 2021 playlists? There’s everything from freelance singer-songwriters to flow and poetry, firecrackers, relaxation and dancing!

Want to stay indoors, but still exercise? The ever-fun Broadway practice season returns to the comfort of your own home where you can learn the choreography to a Broadway song every week.

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