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Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled 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. April 20, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
April 20, 2019
Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 613-580-2088 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.facebook.com/billingsestate www.ottawa.ca/billingsestate Email: museums@ottawa.ca Easter at the Estate Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person Enjoy family-friendly fun inspired by the spring season on the Billings farm. Explore Easter traditions as well as life on the farm as you complete activities and collect tokens to redeem for a delicious treat. Visit the Big Sky Ranch (link is external) petting zoo and say hello to our special animal guests. Animal feed is available for $1 per handful (Animal feed proceeds support Big Sky Ranch animal rescue programs). This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for weather conditions.
April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free. Join us at the museum to celebrate spring’s arrival and explore vintage Easter traditions from the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy family-friendly fun with the Easter Bunny Challenge, add a colourful touch to the day with traditional egg dyeing, put your green thumb to the test planting carrot seeds, and more. The Heritage Livestock Club of Eastern Ontario will be bringing some furry, and feathery, visitors along to Hop into Spring. And, you might even catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny himself! Please dress for weather conditions. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, ON K4C 1G3 613-833-3059 extension 221 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums www.ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum www.facebook.com/cumberlandmuseum
April 20, 2019
Treat yourself to an Easter-Sunday brunch experience at the museum. No cooking or dishes to worry about! After enjoying a buffet feast, stroll through the museum's fascinating galleries and discover Canada's amazing natural history. Two seatings: 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. NOTE: you must pay the museum admission in addition to the brunch price. See https://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/whats/easter-brunch for prices. Taxes are extra. 15% gratuity will be applied to the brunch bill. Reservations: kayla.camus@gourmetcuisine.com or call 613.232.2325.
April 21, 2019
 
 

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
This exhibition exploring the theme and imagery on Canada’s new $10 bank note highlights the life and work of Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman on a regular bank note.Exhibition runs from November 30, 2018 to May 12, 2019. FREE ADMISSION. Hours Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street Ottawa, ON 613-782-8914 @BoCMuseum
November 30 - May 12, 2019
Please email exoticdancersofcanada@live.com or Call 1844 347 2789 for your special invitation to the Hottest Exotic Dancer Party in The Country. Events take place in Ottawa & Montreal. RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW. Also contact us for all your stags and Bachelor party needs!
December 31 - January 01, 2021
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- Swedish Massage, Relaxation, Head Neck NOW OPEN 9am- 2am 838 Somerset Ottawa Ottawa Massage 613 233 1361
January 31 -  28, 2022
Looking for Work? New Career?, Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? DO NOT MISS THE GATINEAU JOB FAIR: TIME: 1:00PM TO 3:00PM HOTEL: BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL ADDRESS: 131 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC, J8X 3W3
February 25 - April 30, 2019
Gallery 101 is pleased to present: Gatherers Regreta Brown * Rebecca Clouatre * Kristina Corre Lori Langille * Olivia Johnston * Amy Thompson Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23rd, 3-5pm For more info please visit: www.g101.ca or email office@g101.ca Gallery Hours: Tuesday—Saturday from 10:00am—5:00pm FREE ADMISSION 280 Catherine Street, Ottawa (ON) K1R 5T3 Gallery 101 is an accessible venue
March 23 - April 20, 2019
Lieutenant's Pump hosts comedy night every Sunday at 8p.m for $10. Hosted by Julien Dionne & Jen Grant with special guests each week.
April 14 -  21, 2019

Upcoming Events

Signature Series: Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:30pm 9:30pm LabO, 10 Daly Avenue Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6E2 $18 Students/Seniors, $22 Regular, tickets available at online (Eventbrite), or at the door https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canterbury-tales-lusty-long-suffering-and-devout-women-tickets-49903736419 https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/all-ost-events/2019/0/25/canterbury-tales-lusty-long-suffering-and-devout-women Presented as a part of the 2018/19 Ottawa StoryTellers Signature Series. Late in the 14th century, thirty pilgrims on their way to Canterbury engaged in a game of tale-telling. Though this was a time of plague and war, Chaucer’s pilgrims didn’t tell stories about those evils.
April 25, 2019
This film presents one of Latin America´s most beloved singer-songwriters on an intimate, revealing journey across his 50-year career. There’s also a fascinating examination of Blades’ political convictions and ambitions, most notably his impressive run for president in 1994. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10. 7 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 25, 2019
When: Friday 26 April from 5:00PM – 7:00PM Where: HMCS Carleton, 79 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Carleton will be hosting an information session on Friday, 26 April, for any members of the public who are interested in learning about the role of the Naval Reserves within the Royal Canadian Navy, as well as full and part time employment opportunities here in Ottawa. Attendees will be given guided tours of our Ottawa facility and will have the opportunity to learn about the different trades available within the Naval Reserve from serving members of HMCS Carleton. The event is free and registration is not required. For more information or questions, please contact: jobs_carleton-emploi_carleton@fores.gc.ca or call 613-750-7052. Free parking is available on a first come basis and is located beside the main building.
April 26, 2019
Coro Vivo Ottawa and the Grand Choeur du Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau are pleased to present Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece Missa in Angustiis or “Nelson Mass”, as it is widely known. Composed in 1798 when Haydn’s popularity as a composer was at its peak, this mass is one of the later pieces of Haydn’s liturgical music. We invite you to experience this major work and its fascinating past, written at a time of turmoil in European history. Considered one of Haydn’s greatest masterworks, this production involves more than 80 choristers, orchestra and soloists all under the direction of Antonio Llaca.
April 26, 2019
Pancho Veloso, an old writer of celebrity articles, returns to his hometown of Chilean Patagonia after more than 40 years of having fled. This stunning, sprawling, epic existential drama from a master filmmaker chronicles personal and political history in Chile, and is a magnificent vision of a complex life lived to the fullest. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10 6:00 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 26, 2019
Whether you’re a connoisseur, collector, or a complete beginner, this evening is a unique opportunity to discover amazing vintages and immerse yourself in the realm of fine wines. The Music and Beyond Spring Wine Auction promises to be the most exciting to date! Stephen Ranger, widely known as Canada’s leading wine & art auctioneer, is joining us from Toronto. The Ottawa Wine Auction is presented by Music and Beyond to support annual programming. 18:30 Wine & cheese (Registration) 19:00 Live Auction (Tickets are available online, in person at the Music and Beyond Office, 51 William Street, or at the door) Auctioneer: Stephen Ranger Venue: Ottawa City Hall // Jean Pigott Place
April 26, 2019
Saturday Aril 27 at 7 pm a spring concert featuring a variety of international folk songs from the Irish ballad "Danny Boy" to the sad tale of "The Housekeeper's Tragedy". Directed by Robert Dueck and accompanied by Peter Brown. Special guests will be the Ottawa Police Chorus directed by Geoffrey Linklater. The WOLC will be making a donation to the Kanata Food Cupboard. Ticket information on website.
April 27, 2019
Ottawa Orchid Society Show April 27-28 the RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive. Saturday April 27: noon to 5:00 pm. Sunday, April 28: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Blooming orchid displays, plant sales and more. Free parking. Admission $12. Seniors, youths $10. Children under 12 free. Discount tickets on Facebook and the web at www.ottawaorchidsociety.com.
April 27 -  28, 2019
Claudia loves everything about being a nurse: managing the adrenaline, controlling emotions, saving lives. Yet, at home everything is different. An intimate and finely detailed character study, “The Sound of Things” is an absorbing drama of both pain and hope. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10. 4:30 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 27, 2019
England 1696: counterfeiting is rampant, the economy is in crisis and Sir Isaac Newton has been appointed Warden of the Royal Mint. Visit us for a thrilling talk at 2:00 pm about Newton’s single-minded pursuit of master counterfeiter and scammer William Chaloner. Presented by the Ottawa Numismatic Society and the Ottawa Baroque Consort. [English, with bilingual question period]. FREE ADMISSION. Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9 T: 613-782-8914 @BoCMuseum
April 27, 2019
10:30 to 12:00 Welcome to Genealogy: Back To Basics! Genealogy B2B is a short lecture on a genealogical topic, followed by a Q & A session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! Sessions are free and open to all. 13:00 to 15:00 Branch Presentation: Copyright, by Theresa Sorel of City of Ottawa Archives
April 27, 2019
Fairfields Heritage House 3080 Richmond Road Nepean, ON K2B 7J5 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum Pinhole Camera Workshop Sunday, April 28 from 12 pm to 4 pm Ages: 16 and up Cost: $80 (registration is required) Fairfields Heritage House is celebrating World Pinhole Photography Day. Learn how to construct your very own pinhole camera, load the film, and develop your photos in a dark room. Local photographer Charles Frost will guide you through the process of building your camera, setting up the perfect shot, and developing your photos. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for beginner and experienced photographers alike to explore a foundational photography technique. All supplies included. This workshop both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Participants in this workshop will enjoy a tour of Fairfields Heritage House and light refreshments will be served. Participants bring their own water bottle and a small snack. Registration deadline April 19 Barcode: 1477949
April 28, 2019
Rosa Chumbe is a police officer with a drinking and gambling problem. On top of that, she has problems with her daughter Sheyla who lives at home with her young baby. Rosa has never believed in religion, but now finds herself needing a miracle to get by. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10 4 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 28, 2019
Deep in the Andes lies a small Colombian village called Jericó. Colourful and lush, this magical place is home to a rich history that’s poetically captured through the eyes of its older generation of women. Their unique perspective is the story told in this intimate documentary. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10 7 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 28, 2019
After Roberto’s beloved wife dies, his health begins to decline as he slowly slides into the vague worlds brought on by his worsening Alzheimer’s disease. His daughter decides to take him in and what transpires is a bittersweet story of love, memory, and companionship in all its forms. Ticket Prices: GA- $14, CFI-OAG Member/Senior/Student/Child- $10 7 pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery.
April 29, 2019
 
 
Join Wabano’s Chef and internationally known Sommelière Véronique Rivest to experience a guided tasting of specially selected Canadian wines paired with Indigenous flavors. At this exclusive event, you will enjoy seven flavorful food and wine pairings, Indigenous entertainment and a silent art auction. Internationally known Sommelière Véronique Rivest has earned many prestigious awards and accolades and is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. Véronique is genuine, approachable and has an infectious enthusiasm about sharing the great pleasures of wine. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with her and chat about her experiences!
April 30, 2019
Ancoura Fundraising Dinner &d Auction - Creating Homes and Community for Mental Health Hellenic Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Dr., Thurs. May 3, 6:00 pm. Learn, celebrate, and support a wonderful compassionate and courageous endeavour towards establishing housing and community for mental health. Reception: 6:00 pm, Cash Bar, Dining 7:00 pm, Silent & Live Auction. Guest Speaker: Dr. David Attwood, a Clinical Director of the Schizophrenia and Recovery Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He is a fascinating and dynamic speaker who has a wealth of experience working with patients and their families. Tickets: $100 with a charitable tax receipt of $50.00 Ancoura is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization and a registered charity in Ottawa committed to providing a nurturing and fulfilling environment for adults living with a mental illness, through stable, affordable housing and a supportive community. For all enquires or purchases: Erik Sparling 613-233-8130 erik@ancoura.ca ancoura.ca
May 02, 2019
Ottawa Public Library is hosting Shannon Lee Simmons on Thursday, May 2, 7 pm, at Dominion Chalmers, 355 Cooper St. Free event, no registration required. Shannon is a Certified Financial Planner, author, and founder of the award-winning New School of Finance. Shannon is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry. Her two bestselling books are Worry-Free Money and Living Debt-Free. Join us!
May 02, 2019
The sixth annual European Union Short Film Festival offers cinematic delights in short form from over 20 EU Member States, featuring everything from short dramas to experimental works to animation. There are three programs: two for adults; one for all ages. Admission is free! Presented in collaboration with European Union Delegation to Canada and the participating EU Member States. The screenings take place in the Arts Court Theatre and are preceded by 'Tastes of Europe', offering free samples of food and drink. May 2nd & 3rd: 7pm May 4th: 2pm
May 02 -  04, 2019
Music by Gilbert and Sullivan The story of a princess in love with a man while betrothed to a prince, who was switched at birth thanks to a drunken gondolier, is presented by former CBC host Rob Clipperton. The story will come to life with songs from The Gandoliers, presented by the Savoy Society of Ottawa. Comedy, drama, love stories and more...come and discover how the story unfolds. Two performances: Friday May 3, 2019 at 8pm Saturday May 4, 2019 at 2pm Where: First Baptist Church (FREE parking at City Hall) Price: $25 Tickets: Eventbrite or at the door
May 03 -  04, 2019
Sign up for an email reminder on the website so you don't miss the next 613flea! The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park will be filled 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. April 20, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
May 04, 2019
Come join us at the Giant Tiger in Stittsville (6081 Hazeldean Road) from 11am to 3pm. Hot dogs and drinks are for donation. Home baked goods will be for sale. 100% of the proceeds will support our projects including the focus recipient which is an education program "Own a Book, Share a Book".Many thanks to our sponsor Giant Tiger.
May 04, 2019
Join us for our annual Saint-Louis Residence Spring Bazaar on May 8, 9 and 10, 2019. Monies raised go towards the purchase of equipment and articles essential for resident care. What: Spring Bazaar 2019 Where: Saint-Louis Residence, 879 Hiawatha Park Road, Orléans When: May 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon
May 08 -  09, 2019
Book Lovers!! Join us at the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, in Peter Herrndorf Place, Thursday, May 9, 7 pm, for an evening with two representatives from Random House Penguin Canadian publishers for an exclusive preview of upcoming titles! Draw for book prizes! Learn about great new reads! Presented by the Ottawa Public Library and the Dewey Divas. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.
May 09, 2019
The Ottawa Beer Fest combines the best of the Craft Beer industry, both locally and from throughout Ontario, along with all of the domestic icons, specialty, ciders, and imports. Come out to Aberdeen Pavilion June 15 and 16 for our 2018 festival!
May 10 -  11, 2019
"How to Create a Family Tree, Heritage or Genealogy Photo Book Using Picaboo", with Dena Palamedes, 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. "Expanding That Empty Branch on the Genetic Family Tree" with Marianne Rasmus, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. These talks will be held in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive. Free parking and admission. Memberships available. All welcome. Info: https://bifhsgo.ca
May 11, 2019
Counterfeit! is a new play by the Ottawa Baroque Consort, with actor Pierre Brault. Can Sir Isaac Newton stop England's most infamous - and brilliant - counterfeiter? Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:30 PM at Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon Street South, Ottawa.
May 11, 2019
Celebrate this Mother's Day weekend with a spring bouquet of baroque music in St. Stephen's historic stone church in Chelsea, QC – an afternoon Baroque celebration featuring the Strings of St. John's, the resident ensemble of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Ottawa under the direction of internationally renowned musician, Jean Desmarais. Saturday, May 11th at 4pm. From Bach to the Beatles - enjoy a selection of beautiful and well-known Baroque pieces including Air on a G string by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel’s famous Canon, and a baroque-styled Beatles medley by Paul Breiner. Spend a lovely afternoon in the village of Old Chelsea QC and then after the concert check out some of the local restaurants to top off your special Mother's Day outing. Happy Spring! Proceeds from this event will go towards St. Stephen's major restoration projects. https://ststephenchelsea.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/st.stephensparish/
May 11, 2019
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site 270 Pinhey’s Point Road Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0 613 832 4347 www.ottawa.ca/pinheyspoint www.facebook.com/pinheyspoint museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/museums http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site Opening Day! Sunday, May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: Admission by donation Join us at the museum as we kick-off the 2019 season! Relax as you explore our beautiful grounds and enjoy a sampling of the demonstrations and activities we have planned for the summer from heritage cooking and gardening to lawn games and more. Inside the museum, learn more about the history of the Pinhey family and check out our special exhibition, Water: A Journey to the Source. This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required.
May 12, 2019
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road 613-833-3059 extension 221 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum www.facebook.com/cumberlandmuseum Who Let the Cows Out? Sunday, May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm Cost: $19.75 per family; $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free. memberships are welcome. (library passes not accepted on special event days). We’re celebrating all things dairy! Explore our new permanent exhibition, Dairy in the Interwar Period, and enjoy activities inspired by local dairy farming history. Learn more about the heritage breed animals on site with a farm animal tour, emboss your own vintage-inspired dairy token, see how you measure up to the height of various cattle breeds, see science at work on the farm with a Babcock test demonstration, enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon ride, and more. This is a drop-in style program. No reg required. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for weather conditions.
May 12, 2019
We need You! Help make our annual Mother’s Day Walk a Success! One in eight women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So grab your laces and let's step forward together to support the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Visit mothersdaywalk.ca to learn more or jump right in and sign up at our volunteer portal - https://www.kindnessconnect.com/bcsc Roles Needed: Refreshments, Set-up & Tear-down, Parking, Survivor Central, Participant Engagement Station, Directional Guards, Greeters, Swag & Vendor Tables, Photo Booth and Tear Down & Clean Up.
May 12, 2019
United Way Ottawa’s Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala celebrates those who have made a lasting impact on our community. Join us as we honour them and celebrate local love on Thursday May 16 from 5:00 to 9:30 PM at the Shaw Center on Colonel By Drive.
May 16, 2019
Have you ever slept next to a dinosaur, a grizzly bear or hissing cockroaches? Now you can with a museum sleepover - includes a Fossil Gallery flashlight tour, scavenger hunt in the Mammal Gallery and insect-handling in Nature Live; enjoy a 3D movie in the Theatre, with lights out at 11 pm. Includes evening snack and morning breakfast, overnight parking (until 9 am) and next-day museum admission. Children must be aged 5 to 12 and be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $68 per person. Registration required two weeks prior to the sleepover. For more info, visit nature.ca/sleepovers or phone 613-566-4700. 240 McLeod St, Ottawa.
May 17, 2019


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