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Weekend Roundup: Best Best for May 4 to 6

Friday, May 4
The 2012 3i Summit on Sustainability is a two-day event aimed at creating change to transform Ottawa into an environmentally sustainable city. The event, which is partnered with the City of Ottawa (among others), has also teamed up with businesses and community members to create an action plan for Ottawa’s future. Moe Garahan, Executive Director at Just Food in Ottawa will be one of several speakers as part of a panel.

Tulip Festival

The 60th annual Canadian Tulip Festival kicks off this Friday.

This Friday kicks off the first weekend of the 60th Commemorative Edition of The Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. To celebrate this milestone, the festival will begin with an opening party in the ByWard Market. Join half a million visitors during this month-long event, and tour some of Ottawa’s most historic neighbourhoods.

Join Bryan Adams on his first Canada-wide tour since 1992, this Friday at Scotiabank Place. Expect to hear great hits like “Open Road” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” as Adams rocks out alongside his longtime band members.

Saturday, May 5
Death and the Maiden, directed by Craig Walker, is a live performance that tells the story of fear and paranoia in a now defunct dystopian society. This three-week event begins May 1 at The Gladstone.

If you’ve been searching for locally made products, look no further than the Urban Craft Market. This weekend’s event brings together an eclectic mix of local Ottawa vendors. Whether you’re looking for a gift or just buying for yourself, you’ll be sure to find something you love.

The films of celebrated Canadian artist Sook-Yin Lee will be showcased this weekend in an event hosted by the Canadian Film Institute. Guests will view three short films, as well as one award-winning feature film. Once a VJ at MuchMusic, Lee’s multi-talented abilities have allowed her to work in various media outlets over the span of her career.

Sunday, May 6
Dig out your old jeans or rarely worn sweaters because the North American event Take Off Your Clothes is in town this weekend. Created by The SWAP Team in 2007, this clothing trade-in is aimed at recycling gently used garments for charity.

The Kanata Artists Studio Tour is back again in its 21st year to showcase local talent. Artists will display their works through studio tours this weekend only. The artists’ love for the craft will shine through as guests view the collected works of each artist.

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