Read for the Cure
This event brings authors and book lovers together to raise funds for cancer research. After the cocktail reception, three popular writers — Ami McKay, Lisa Wingate, and Ricardo — sit down for a Q&A with CBC host Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld. Tickets include three books, one from each author, and there’s a book signing at the end. Perfect swag for this special event.
$105/$115. Tuesday, Oct. 15. 6:30.
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St.
Happy Hour Beats
Have you been to Queen St. Fare yet? It’s a unique establishment with an array of local food vendors — Mercadito, Fiazza Fresh Fired, Green Rebel, Sen Kitchen. More cafeteria-style than table-service, it’s casual and clean and there’s a small stage setup. This Thursday DJ Memetic hits the turntables at 5 p.m. and happy hour specials are on at Q Bar from 4-7 p.m.
Free. Thursday, Oct. 10. 5 p.m.
Queen St. Fare, 170 Queen St.
Buddy at the Mayfair
Renowned Dutch director Heddy Honigmann turns her lens to service dogs — and the people they serve — in this touching documentary. Through interviews (and plenty of aww-worthy interactions), the director explores the human-animal connection, as well as more specific details about how service dogs help people with PTSD, blindness, and other issues. And Mayfair is hosting special bring-your-dog screenings on Sat., Oct. 12 at 1:30 and Sun., Oct. 13 at 3:45.
$6-$11. Various times and dates, Oct. 11 – Oct. 16.
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St.