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The Weekender: Fat felines, warbling whales, and four other inspired weekend ideas

WHALE TOOTH
Want something a little more intimate than the great Bluesfest party? Check out Toronto pop band Whale Tooth. Bouncy, fun, danceable. What more could you ask for on a hot summer’s night? Also on the bill: Wilderness of Manitoba and The Mountains & The Trees. July 10. $10. 753 Riverside Dr., Wakefield, 819-459-3228. www.theblacksheepinn.com

Photo courtesy Michael Gautier/Freedom Photography

THE OTTAWA FAT CATS
See the games; buy the T-shirt. The city’s new Intercounty baseball team wraps up its regular season with double-header home games against the London Majors (July 10) and the Hamilton Thunderbirds (July 11). Sunday is also fan appreciation day, so grab a cold one, enjoy the sun, and — when well-lubricated enough — belt out “Take me out to the ballgame…” $12; seniors and students $8; children (six to 12) $6; children under six, veterans, and military members free. Ottawa Stadium, 300 Coventry Rd., 613-749-2020. www.ottawafatcats.com

WINDOWS (FREE!)
Do you have a favourite window? One that, as you pass by on your way to work, you can’t help but peek into? In a new series of large format prints, artist Chelsea Delorme reveals a few of her favourites. The intriguing images place the viewer as an outsider looking into the windows of 18 homes in downtown Ottawa, and explore the relationship between the public and the private in a striking new way. Opens July 8. Ottawa School of Art (Orleans Campus Gallery). 245 Centrum Blvd., 613-580-2765. www.artottawa.ca

MAKE POP ART
Channel your Studio 54 years! Make your own Warhol-inspired masterpiece! The arty experts from the National Gallery share the artist’s screen-printing secrets — and give you tips — in this fun workshop. $25. Registration required. July 10, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 380 Sussex Dr., 613-998-8888. www.gallery.ca

THE SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW (FREE!)
Starting this week, the NCC presents Mosaika: Canada Through the Eyes of its People, a high-definition video that will be projected against the Parliament Buildings all summer. The soundtrack and stories highlight Canada’s physical and cultural landscapes. Feeling creative? There’s an interactive component that allows Canucks to share their thoughts about the True North through text, video, and audio. Bilingual shows nightly (weather permitting) starting July 8. Parliament Hill, 613-239-5000. www.mosaika-sl.ca

BLITHE SPIRIT
Zip down to Perth (it’s just an hour) for the launch of the Classic Theatre Festival, a new fest highlighting the Golden Age of Broadway and the London Stage. First up, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, a hilarious comedy about a novelist with an interest in the occult — and the mess he gets into when he tries to bring his first wife back from the dead. July 9 – August 1. $21 – $33. 63 Gore St., 1-877-283-1283. www.classictheatre.ca