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The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why

Posted July 15th, 2010

I’ll probably spend most of my weekend trying to untangle the knots in my brain after reading that somehow scientists finally proved that the chicken came before the egg . . . These events may not be quite as mind-blowing, but you should check them out anyways:

>>Thursday–Saturday: ComedySportz World Championship. Just when you thought the World Cup was over and there was nothing left to cheer for, improv comedy teams from over all over the world will compete for laughs at World CafĂ© Live. Four teams will take each other on at 7 PM and 9:30 PM each night this weekend. Theater people can be jocks too!

>>Friday: Remember getting up at 6 in the morning on Saturday to watch cartoons? Relive that magic at an adult-friendly hour this Friday when iHouse brings you The Best of the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Every frame in Postalolio was sent as a postcard through the mail, Please Say Something follows the foibles of a futuristic cat and a mouse, and Mac the Horny Mac Daddy will stop at nothing to get . . . well, you know.

>>Friday and Saturday: Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret at Connie’s Ric Rac at 9PM. The “hilarious” ( – Live Arts development manager Anneliese) breakout star of the 2009 Fringe act Purr, Pull, Reign, Johhny Showcase (David Sweeney of Pig Iron’s show for the Live Arts Festival Cankerblossom performs original numbers and raunchier versions of classic songs.

>>Friday–Sunday: Xponential Music Festival. WXPN presents 3 days, 3 stages, and more than 40 acts, including Bonny Prince Billy, Dr. Dog, Yo La Tengo, and many more. Plus, Live Arts will have a table set up where you can visit us and get one of Cankerblossom’s Make-Your-Own Comic Books that you’ve been hearing so much about.

–Ellen Freeman