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Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. Toymaker Dr. Coppélius wishes he can bring a perfect doll to life and creates Coppélia, a stunning, life-sized dancing doll. The story’s beauty and hilarity develop quickly as Nathanael, one of the local villagers, falls madly in love with the doll. His sweetheart Klara is jealous, and exacts revenge by pretending to be Coppélia to punish Nathanael. Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Leo Delibes, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s (CBJ) production of Coppélia: A Comedy with Love originally premiered in 2001. Emotional and captivating, Coppélia: A Comedy with Love is one of the best balletic representations of fantastical storytelling the world over. All ages welcome. Tickets available at http://www.centrepointetheatres.com/ For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, you can purchase a 4-pack of tickets to Coppelia for $140. (That's only $35 per person!) Offer valid to August 31, 2018.
October 19, 2018
Nominated for the JUNO Awards, recipient of the Stingray Rising Star Award, and nominee at the Canadian Folk Music Awards along with Québec’s ADISQ awards, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity. Her songs are half instrumental, half written in French and English, of which all are accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep. ​ Her body of work includes three albums (Diaspora, Turbo Folk Stories, and Wake), and numerous performances across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her unique sound is described as being delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan & Moroccan grooves, all wrapped up with her wailing violin and sweet voice. She has been touring as a trio (violin, bass/accordion & percussion) her fourth CD came out in spring 2017.
October 19, 2018
Enjoy this unique family experience that is returning to the Canadian Museum of Nature - sleepovers in the galleries. Pack your PJs and flashlight, and be ready for some wild discoveries. Spend the evening exploring galleries with the guidance of an interpreter and watch a 3D movie. The sleepover includes an evening snack and morning breakfast, overnight parking (until 9 am) and next-day museum admission. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. $68 per person (not incl. tax). The first event is Fri. Oct. 19. Other dates and full details including registration at nature.ca/sleepovers. 240 McLeod St. 613-566-4700.
October 19, 2018
Overview Breakfast for dinner never tasted so good – or did so much good, right here in your own community! At this year’s Spark Soirée, enjoy the classiest breakfast-for-dinner menu provided by new Infinity Convention Centre Executive Chef Jason Peters, and support the 2.5 million breakfasts that ONFE serves each year to students across the city of Ottawa. Details Individual Spark Soirée tickets cost $150 and include a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and mimosas, a 3-course dinner including wine, entertainment and dancing. In order to see full schedule and menu please visit the event web page at the link below: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ottawa-network-for-education/events/spark-soiree-2018/
October 20, 2018
Saturday Oct 20 10:00am-2:00pm @ 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7 (James Bartleman Centre) Friends of the Ottawa Public Library (FOPLA) invite you to their monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale! Hundreds of used books for sale at unbeatable prices, including as low as for $1. Browse a variety of genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Lifestyle, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Biography, Children's and more. This month, cookbook clearance and new stock of vinyl records. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library.
October 20, 2018
Get a discount pass & email reminder on our website! There's nothing else even close- Ottawa's massive sale of antiques, vintage and retro returns to The Fieldhouse at Carleton University (Bronson Ave. & Sunnyside Ave.). on Sat. Oct. 20th 10am-5pm and Sun. Oct. 21st 10am-4pm Regular admission $12. OttawaAntiqueAndVintageMarket.ca
October 20 -  21, 2018
The Namathe team is stepping into its 2nd year with another spectacular show! Don’t miss live music and dance at their “Say it Again” performance this October!
October 20, 2018
October (un)told: I Could Make You Scared… The October night air gives us chills and so do these tales… Ever hear things that go bump in the night? What made your hair stand up straight? Or goose the flesh? …Did you ever get a call from inside the house? We are collecting stories on the theme “I Could Make You Scared…” Sign up to tell your story by sending your pitch to untold.ottawa@gmail.com. Stories should be 7 minutes long or shorter, and told without notes or props. Sit back and enjoy the sweet mix of spontaneity, humour, and occasional outrageousness that makes (un)told so special. Sunday, October 21, 7:30pm Heart & Crown ByWard Market (Black Rose Room) Admission is FREE! (un)told is a monthly event featuring personal stories told live in a relaxed setting without notes, sets, or props. It’s the kind of night where everyone has something interesting to say. Contact us at: untold.ottawa@gmail.com|(613) 322-8336 https://untoldottawa.com/
October 21, 2018
Live Nation presents Canadian alternative rock band, USS on their Bonavista Tour with special guests The Elwins! TICKETS $39.25 - $44.00 Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets. https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/ubiquitous-synergy-seeker-ottawa-ontario-10-22-2018/event/310054CBAF2A1E34
October 22, 2018

Ongoing Events

Join us for our Grand Opening! "Unwind. Relax. Breathe" Touch Therapy Spa is a brand new luxurious spa conveniently located in the downtown core. We are committed to excellence and exceeding client care. The spa provides exceptional standards of the ultimate relaxation experience. Services- We will make your experience the best it can be : Massage therapy: Therapeutic Hot stone Deep tissue Trigger point Sport injury Relaxation Address 133 besserer 6135628266
October 13 -  15, 2020
Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA), Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada is an impressive collection of modern, botanical art. Through more than 30 original artworks – in watercolour, graphite, and mixed media – the exhibition examines our native plants as seen through the eyes of artists. Many of the plant subjects are from the Ottawa region – including the Fletcher Wildlife Garden – and as far away as British Columbia. The exhibition includes a commissioned sculpture from celebrated local sculptor Rosemary Breault-Landry, and will feature tours and workshops. Throughout the summer, a group of OSBA members will be venturing out to two of Ottawa's foremost urban gardens – the Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm and the Civic Gardens at Lansdowne Park – to enjoy a morning of sketching. The public is welcome to attend and pose questions to the artists.
May 18 - October 31, 2018
Présentée en partenariat avec la Society of Botanical Artists d’Ottawa, Portraits de végétaux : plantes indigènes du Canada est une impressionnante collection d’œuvres d’art botanique moderne. À l’aide de plus de 30 œuvres originales (aquarelle, graphite, techniques mixtes), l’exposition examine nos plantes indigènes telles que vues par des artistes. De nombreux sujets proviennent de la région d’Ottawa, dont le Jardin écologique Fletcher et d’aussi loin que la Colombie-Britannique. L’exposition inclut aussi une sculpture commandée à une sculpteuse locale de renom, Rosemary Breault-Landry, et offrira des visites et des ateliers. Tout au long de l’été, des membres de l’OSBA se rendront dans deux des plus importants jardins urbains d’Ottawa pour une matinée de dessin. Ils se feront un plaisir de répondre à toutes vos questions! Créée en 2012, la Society of Botanical Artists d’Ottawa est une communauté d’artistes qui partagent une passion pour le monde végétal. Portraits de végétaux : plantes indigènes du Canada est l’une de cinq expositions régionales qui seront présentées par des sociétés d’art botanique canadiennes partout au pays cet été. Les expositions auront également lieu à St. John’s, Wolfville, Hamilton et Calgary et font partie de la contribution du Canada à une série inédite d’expositions dans 25 pays pour souligner l’importance des plantes indigènes de chaque lieu.
May 18 - October 31, 2018
An exhibition on the art of medal and coin design. Three pre-eminent Canadian artists are featured and their work, from coins to bronze sculpture are on display. Visit the pencil rubbing station to create your own souvenir. FREE ADMISSION Bank of Canada Museum Open 10:00 –17:00 30 Bank Street (corner of Wellington Street) 613 782-8914 museum-musee@bankofcanada.ca @BoCMuseum https://www.facebook.com/BoCMuseum/
June 04 - November 25, 2018
Queen Juliana Hall, Rockcliffe Park Public School – 360 Springfield Rd. Nov. 2, 10am-9pm; Nov. 3, 10am-6pm; Nov. 4, 11am-5pm. FREE admission. Browse thousands of gently used books, vinyl, DVDs, CDs and games for all ages, all at great prices. Visit our café and kids’ craft table. Books restocked daily.
September 11 - November 04, 2018
On September 28, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm, join us at the SPAO Centre Gallery (77 Pamilla St.) for the opening reception of the 2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition, featuring the photo-based work of India d’Scarlett and Neeko Paluzzi. Presented together, the works by these two artists represents the range of experimentation and exploration offered by the residency. The exhibition continues until October 27. It is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays between 12 and 5 pm. The SPAO Centre is barrier-free and fully accessible. For more information visit spao.ca or call 613-562-3824.
September 28 - October 27, 2018
Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. You will have an opportunity to learn how to choose and present a story. You will hear stories from a variety of genres told by experienced tellers; learn and practice vocal warm-ups; try out memory exercises; and discover storytelling resources. In addition, you will have a chance to learn, practice, and present a short story to an audience at a concert on day two, one week after the initial session. You will be welcome to invite family and friends to hear you tell in a warm and supportive environment. And then you will be invited to tell your story again at OST’s monthly Story Swap on Monday, November 5. https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/welcome-to-storytelling/ $100 for OST members, $115 for non-members
October 13 -  20, 2018

Upcoming Events

Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie St. in Ottawa's ByWard Market. Stories start at 7pm with a break part way through for treats and chatting. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum). Stories & Tea is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers & Bluebird Coffee. October 23, 2018 Kings and Queens, Shape Changing, and Death: Just some of the marvel filled things to be found in these compelling and ancient stories. With Jennifer Cayley and Ellis Lynn Duschenes
October 23, 2018
Looking for Work? New Career?, Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? DO NOT MISS THE OTTAWA JOB FAIR: TIME: 1:00PM TO 4:00PM HOTEL: Shaw Centre ADDRESS: 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2 THE FACE TO FACE WITH HIRING COMPANIES IN OTTAWA Recruiters, HR Managers, Hiring Companies, Associations, Employment Agencies. FREE ADMISSION FOR JOB SEEKERS ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED SUBMIT YOUR RESUME FOR EMPLOYERS Employers might contact you before the Job Fair. UPLOAD RESUME HUNDREDS OF DAILY JOB POSTINGS - APPLY TODAY EMPLOYER SOLICITATION IS NOT ALLOWED AT THE JOB FAIR. STAY CONNECTED WITH JOBS CANADA MAGAZINE http://www.jobscanadafairs.com/ WEBSITE: http://www.jobscanadafair.com/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jobs-canada/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jobscanadafair YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/wbgcanada GOOGLE + : https://plus.google.com/+JobsCanada INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jobscanadafair/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.ca/JobsCanadaFair/
October 24, 2018
Join The Communications Security Establishment and the Canada Science and Technology Museum for an evening of thought-provoking discussion about fake news. Fake news has rapidly emerged as a key threat to our democracy, with new technologies emerging at a rapid pace. Invited speakers from the Communications Security Establishment, the University of Ottawa, and Radio-Canada will explore the technology and ethics of fake news, its impact on society and democracy, and what we can do to fight its spread. The session will end with a panel discussion and question-and-answer period.
October 24, 2018
Directed by Kevin Reeves, Seventeen Voyces chamber choir presents Nosferatu. The 1922 silent classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. At. St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. Adults $30  Students $20. 7:30 pm. Tickets www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar or Herb & Spice Wellington.
October 26, 2018
Directed by Kevin Reeves, Seventeen Voyces chamber choir presents Nosferatu. The 1922 silent classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. At. St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. Adults $30  Students $20. 7:30 pm. Tickets www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar or Herb & Spice Wellington.
October 27, 2018
It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, and visit a spooky barn. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will also be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home. See our website for the full list of activities!
October 27 -  28, 2018
It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, and visit a spooky barn. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will also be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home. Visit our website for the full list of activities!
October 27 -  28, 2018
The Shops, Bars, and Restaurants of Elgin Street are going back in time with music and costumes. Join in for trick-or-treating for children 10am-4pm. Spot the Pumpkin in the window to know where to stop. Other activities include: Apple Bobbing for prizes at the Clocktower 11am-9pm Selfie Wall and Games at Eye Maxx Root beer Floats and Hula Hooping at Pot & Pantry Kids Crafts at Scrim's Face Painting at The Gifted Type & boogie + birdie Freeze dance & games at Jack Purcell Community Centre And SO much more! Face painting for kids, on-street selfie wall & photo booth Visit participating Bars and Restaurants for food & drink specials, plus a great evening party in Decades from the 20's to the 00's! Don't forget to snap a Selfie & tag @idigelgin ! Print off or save the Map, for details from the over 25 participating businesses! OR/ We've made it easy: Trick-or-treat : Pumpkin Posted in the Window Decades Party at the Bar/ Restaurant : Ghost Posted in the Window This is a FREE event.
October 27, 2018
October 29 LUNCH and BRIDGE. Please join us at 12:30pm at Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans. Tickets are $18.00 each. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and bring a bridge partner with you. Call for tickets: 613-834-9559 or 613-824-9205.
October 29, 2018
The Museum is more than just aircraft. The world-renowned collection also provides the backdrop for incredible concerts. Three talented musical partners provide unique, inspiring afternoon performances. Musical Partners The Museum’s musical partners include: The Centralaires Concert Band The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces The Governor General's Foot Guards Band
November 04, 2018
Get DISCOUNT PASS on the website. The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show has everything from Streetwear to Chanel! Thousands of amazing vintage garments from 1920-1990. Check out indie vendors who feature clothing, accessories, jewelry and authentic Designer Vintage! Sun. Nov. 4th 10am-5pm. $12. The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Ave. and Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa K1S 5B6. www.OttawaVintageClothingShow.ca
November 04, 2018
CAREER DAY: WHAT ARE THE SKILLED TRADES? Monday, November 5, 2018 -- 9:00am to 6:00pm YMCA-YWCA Employment Access Center West Location 1642 Merivale Road (Merivale Mall), 2nd Floor Breaking Barriers in the Trades 9AM-10:30AM Apprenticeship & Trades Equivalency Assessment (TEA) 10:30AM-12PM Build Your Career in Skilled Trades Exploration Event 1PM-6PM
November 05, 2018
Live Nation presents Puddles Pity Party! The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humour with the awkward, tender moments. TICKETS $50.00 – $65.00 Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets. https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/puddles-pity-party-ottawa-ontario-11-07-2018/event/310054C7F0D024A6
November 07, 2018
The Coaching Association of Canada is hosting the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference (#SLS18) which consists of three full days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian, sport, business, and education communities. Join fellow members of the Canadian Sport Community in Ottawa, Ontario from November 8-10, 2018 for this unique sharing and learning experience where we dive into what it means to be a performance influencer. The power of influence poses a unique opportunity to foster positive change in our Canadian sport system. How can you optimize your influence? Register before September 13th to take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $495, plus be entered for your chance to win free gas for a year, courtesy of Petro-Canada. Registration will switch over to the regular rate of $595 per person starting September 14th until October 25th. For more information, contact: Jennifer White (jwhite@coach.ca)
November 08 -  10, 2018
November 10 Queenswood United Church in Orleans is hosting its annual “SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR” on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30am to 2:00pm. This event features our own handmade crafts, fresh homemade baking, jams & canned goods, books and “Lunch at the Tea Room”. We are situated at 360 Kennedy Lane East just off Prestone Drive behind Queenswood Villa. For information please call 613-837-6784 or email queenswood.uc@rogers.com.
November 10, 2018
AT 4 PM. With the combined choirs of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank St directed by Kirkland Adsett. A Special Remembrance Day Service, with unveiling of a framed tribute to "The 48", St. Matthew's parishioners killed in the First and Second World Wars.  Includes the Agnus Dei from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Verlus uns Frieden (in German), hymns that reflect on war and peace and readings from soldiers’ letters. With bagpipe music starting at 3:45 pm. Reception will follow.
November 11, 2018
We are all a work in progress when it comes to our personal finances. Every one of us has the ability to save more, spend less, invest better, and make more money. So what are we doing about it? Personal finance journalist Rubina Ahmed-Haq will explain major roadblocks to saving money along with steps you can take today, no matter your financial situation, to be better with your money. Rubina's website is www.alwayssavemoney.com. Rubina is a business and finance columnist who has been covering money matters for more than 10 years. She weighs in on money and workplace matters on CBC Radio, CBC TV and CBC News Network. Her goal is to get Canadians to take control of their personal finances on their own. Join Rubina during Financial Literacy Month. Light refreshments. Free event. Hosted by Ottawa Public Library at Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Road. Free parking in lots in evening; bus transit Bayview or Tom Brown Arena stops. Register on Eventbrite.
November 13, 2018
The extraordinary China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe is back following Canadian’s royal welcome in 2012. My Dream is presented by CCCDA and CAEG. The Troupe features a cast of some 52 professional artists – acrobats, musicians, singers and dancers. They are in their 20’s and are all handicapped. Some cannot hear, some cannot see, some have mobility issues.
November 14, 2018
If you are planning to start a small business and are Francophone, celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Amphitheatre Building E, Room 1150, at Collège La Cité, 801 Aviation Parkway. Evening parking free. Networking with francophone entrepreneurs and business consultants. Speed-dating, allowing individual conversations with these experts for you to ask your questions about starting and running a business. Free event, refreshments provided. Register on Eventbrite. Organized by Ottawa Public Library, La Cité des affaires, and La Société économique de l'Ontario. Soyez les bienvenus!
November 14, 2018
Make sure to sign up for an email reminder on the website because 613flea is returning to Lansdowne Park with over 120 vendors! 613flea has an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, hand made treasures, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds. Makers and bakers, antiques and vintage clothing (records and comics too)! Cool huh? FREE ADMISSION! Aberdeen Pavilion, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa K1S 3W7 Sat. Nov. 17, 2018 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
November 17, 2018
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is proud to present the line up for this year’s Sky High Magic Series! Prepare to be mesmerized by amazing visual illusions. These talented, high-energy magicians will perform inexplicable feats of magic, mixed with a whirlwind of comedy. They’ll tickle your ribs and leave you baffled! Reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that Sky High Magic Series tickets do not include access to the museum. Prepare yourself for a flight of fancy guaranteed to make your spirit soar! Witty, fast and funny, award-winning Magician Chris Pilsworth captivates his audience with amazing magic and incredible illusions. Reserve your tickets today!
November 18, 2018
Over 100 vendors featuring local talented artisans, artists, craftspeople and small businesses offering quality handmade items and gifts. Enjoy the one-stop-shopping event where you will be sure to find that one-of-a-kind special gift that your family and friends will love! Come by and support our local artisans and vendors - shop local and help reduce the carbon footprint! 10:00am to 3:30pm TUDOR HALL 3750 North Bowesville Road (Near Riverside and Uplands Drive - Huntclub area) FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING - FREE DOOR PRIZES! www.facebook.com/ottawacraftandgiftshows www.ottawacraftandgiftshows.blogspot.ca
November 18, 2018
OTTAWA BOOK & CRAFT FAIR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. BEN FRANKLIN PLACE Centrepointe Theatre Complex - 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa Featuring local writers and their books: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, Canadian music and trivia, children's literature, health care, mental illness, meditation, French titles, and more. Several local artisans will display their wares. FREE admission, FREE parking Info: Randy Ray: (613) 816-3873
November 18, 2018

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