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WEEKENDER: Arts & crafts, egg hunts, and a clothing swap this Easter weekend

Montreal's Crono Design will be one of the hundreds of artists and artisans at the Originals Spring Craft Sale

SPRING CRAFT SALE
The best in Canadian handmade crafts are at Originals – The Spring Craft Sale. A wide selection of jewellery, clothing, visual art, and home and garden decorations is available. Watch fashion shows, participate in gift draws, and check out a dance competition. $7, seniors and youth $4, children under 12 free. Thursday, April 5 to April 8.  Open 10 a.m. Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive. www.originalsshow.ca

ORANGE ART GALLERY (FREE!)
Megan D’Arcy brings the streets of Paris to Ottawa at the Orange Art Gallery. After a trip to Paris D’Arcy took her photos of the city and cut them together, along with touches from acrylics and resin, to form strange collages depicting of “Stepping Into Paris.” Wednesday, April 4 to April 22. Orange Art Gallery, 233 Armstrong St. www.orangeartgallery.ca

SPRING TRUNK SALE (FREE!)
Prices are up to 70% off at the Workshop Studio and Boutique Spring Trunk Sale. All of the clothing, jewellery, and accessories at Workshop are handmade by women, and almost all of it is from Canada. The Spring Trunk Sale features pieces from Advika, Creations Encore, and Nude Clothes. Thursday, April 5 to April 8. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Workshop Studio and Boutique, 242 1/2 Dalhousie St. www.workshopboutique.ca/

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP
Children learn how to make some noise at the Cumberland Heritage Museum Children’s Music workshop. Performers Jack Surch and Lois Siegel, or “Uncle Jackie and Auntie Lois” get the kids involved in their musical show. Children are provided with a variety of unorthodox percussion instruments and join in, learning to appreciate musical fun. $7, student $5, senior $5, family $18. Saturday, April 7. 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Cumberland Heritage Museum Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. www.ottawa.ca

SHANE KOYCZAN
Spoken word performer Shane Koyczan and his band The Short Story Long are coming to the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield. Koyczan’s act is simple: he gets on stage, his band plays music, and he speaks into the microphone, but the rhythm of his voice and the beautiful stories he tells sweep the audience away. $12. Saturday, April 7. 8:30 p.m. Blacksheep Inn, 753 Riverside Dr. www.theblacksheepinn.com/

CURIOUS COTTONTAIL’S EGG HUNT
Easter is coming to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. The Easter Bunny will be there hiding eggs for kids to find. There is also egg decoration available, kids can make their own Easter head wear and other activities. $7, student and senior $5, family $18. Saturday, April 7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. www.ottawa.ca

 

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