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The Anthropocene Project is renowned for its exploration of the human-environment relationship through evocative photography, documentary and interactive art, as well as captivating augmented and virtual reality experiences. These audiovisuals are at the heart of the Anthropocene Education Program, a collaboration between The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and The Anthropocene Project, and will be on display for guests to explore before sitting down to a thought-provoking conversation with Nicholas de Pencier and viewing a full-length feature of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. We invite all community members, including educators and their friends and family, to join us for this important and inspiring event!
November 13, 2019
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men and Women ages 28-43. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: https://www.25dates.com/speed_dating/grace-omalleys-10782/na
November 13, 2019
Make a difference for nature! Hear from some of the national finalists of the Canadian Museum of Nature's Nature Inspiration Awards. Brief presentations followed by a question-and-answer session. Organisations include the Trans Canada Trail, which connects more than 15,000 communities across 24,000 km of Canada, and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, which collaborated with furniture-maker Calstone Inc. and Scarborough's Tom Longboat Junior Public School to create a community pollinator garden for the community. Free admission. No reservations required. 7 p.m. Light refreshments provided. 240 McLeod Street. Information: 613-566-4781; questions@nature.ca
November 14, 2019
Canadian Dance Assembly’s Conference, Landslide, focuses on the urgent needs facing the dance sector, cultural competency training, and how we can collectively shape a sustainable future for all practices. The Canadian Dance Assembly has initiated a multi-year investigation to re-imagine service for the dance sector with the intention to radically transform service for dance. That process has been titled “Landslide” (K'alt in Gitxsan) as we shift our thinking, structure, and future landscape of dance in Canada.

To register and for more information, please visit http://www.cda-acd.ca/en/programs-services/Conference 2019/registration for more information. 
November 15 -  16, 2019
FREE admission! Join us for our holiday sale featuring crafts, children’s toys, woodworking, pottery, organic spa products, women’s clothing and jewellery, home decor, Christmas decorations and much more. GNAG hosts the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair to raise funds for our Integration Support Program which provides one-on-one workers for children with special needs to attend our camps and programs. Get a FREE raffle ticket at the door and see which gift basket has your name on it. Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 15 -  17, 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. Nov. 16, 2019 10am-4pm www.613flea.ca
November 16, 2019
PIC is producing another extraordinary Wealth Mastery Event with Jack Canfield and Kevin Harrington. Jack Canfield is an award-winning speaker, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for The Soul series, and an internationally recognized leader. Kevin Harrington, the original shark from the hit TV show Shark Tank is also known as a billionaire investor, CEO/Founder of As Seen on TV and an incredible entrepreneur. This is a must attend event that will help grow your business, learn from leading experts, be surrounded by great influencers and network with like-minded people. Venue: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N9H4 Date: November 16th & 17th, 2019 Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm For more Info & Sponsorship Packages: Contact us at 905-488-4033 or email at info@privateinvestmentclub.com Website : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wealth-mastery-with-jack-canfield-kevin-harrington-tickets-63678659585
November 16 -  17, 2019
Sat Nov 16 - 10AM-2PM @ 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7 (James Bartleman Centre) The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) invite you to their monthly Mammoth Sale! Hundreds of used books, cds, dvds and vinyls 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 featuring Holiday novels, cooking & crafts books, gifts (adult & children), Holiday music, movies and records. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library.
November 16, 2019
The members of the Choeur classique de l'Outaouais will join two other University of Ottawa ensembles and six soloists from the U of O School of Music, in performing Vivaldi's great Beatus vir under the direction of Laurence Ewashko. This polychoral masterpiece is rarely performed, primarily because it requires at least two choirs that echo each other throughout the piece.
November 16 -  17, 2019
A colossal sale of “gently-used” women’s clothing and accessories, children’s toys, books, and games, and art, silver, glassware and other treasures - all at ridiculously low prices. You’ll also find home-made and holiday items including baking, crafts, and gifts. Enjoy a snack or lunch at our Sweet and Savoury Café. Have your Tarot cards or palm read. This is a joint fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation by grandmother groups in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region to support grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who are caring for millions of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. Entry is FREE.
November 17, 2019
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Spectacular on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre with guest conductor Jean-Francois Rivest and guest violinist Nikki Chooi. Nikki Chooi has been described as “vigorous, colorful” by the New York Times. He has established himself as an artist of rare versatility. At this concert, he takes on one of the most technically challenging works of the solo violin repertoire. The force of Ottawa Symphony will be on display in Strauss’ tone poem depicting the death of an artist. Experience the full, rich harmonic textures of life, as told through the orchestra. Repertoire includes Victor Herbiet (Canadian composer) Sur les berges du Saint-Laurent (World Premiere), Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto, Pyotr Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, and Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration. For tickets, visit www.ottawasymphony.com Call 613.231.7802 Contact gm@ottawasymphony.com
November 18, 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
For ONLY $5 get a piece of pizza or hot dog and a drink plus 2.5 hrs of awesome live music. Music performed by musicians of all ages and genres it's family friendly and a dry event - NO alcohol is served. Hosted by Capitol City Briker's Church all welcome with or without a bike! Every Saturday - 155 Carillon St, Ottawa 8pm - 10:30pm.
May 18 -  28, 2022
An exhibition of bright and colourful paintings inspired by our natural surroundings. Gallery 112 Central Archives - James K. Bartleman Centre 100 Tallwood Drive 613-580-2857 archives@ottawa.ca Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
October 02 - January 08, 2020
Pack your PJs and flashlight and be ready for some wild discoveries: sleep overnight in a gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature—the "castle" in the city! Spend the evening after hours exploring galleries with the guidance of an interpreter, and watch a 3D movie. The sleepover also 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, up to age 12.| Dates for FAMILY sleepovers: Fri, Oct 11; Sat, Dec 21; Fri, Feb 21; Sat, Apr 4; Fri, May 1; Sat, June 13. Book your family sleepover at sleepovers@nature.ca | Dates for GROUP sleepovers: Fri, Nov 15; Sat Jan 4; Sat, Jan 18; Sat, Feb 8; Fri, March 6; Fri, March 20; Fri, April 17; Sat, May 9. Book your group sleepover at reservations@nature.ca
October 11 - June 13, 2020
Conversations, in community, exploring ways to experience and understand our environment not as "out there" but ourselves as insiders, participating in Earth's ecosphere. With such a glimpse of broadened new perspectives and possiblilities, a pleasantly accelerated response to climate change might, it is hoped, also emerge. Every Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank St. Drop-in.
October 15 - December 12, 2019
When you toss a quarter in a fountain, lift a penny off the sidewalk or bake a nickel into a cake, you are taking part in rituals dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Explore the spiritual, the ceremonial, the seemingly impractical uses we have for money. Learn the surprising stories behind some of the transformed money, the replica money and the real money we’ve used for millennia to bring good fortune to ourselves and others FREE ADMISSION Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street (corner of Wellington Street) 613 782-8914 https://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/explore/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/luck-and-lore/ @BoCMuseum
October 25 - November 01, 2020
November is Financial Literacy Month and we have four weekends of FREE games and crafts aimed at helping your kids understand the importance of budgets, savings and sensible spending. Taking charge of their finances was never so much fun. November 2 and 3: Avatar Market Visitors will build an avatar puppet from a selection of decorations—but they build to a budget! November 4 to 15: Spend, Save and Share Piggy Banks Build a spend, save and share piggy bank to organize savings for 3 different goals. November 16 and 17: Pets on a Budget Kids will make their own tiny pet. But, they will need to plan a budget to keep it healthy. November 23 and 24: Financial Trivia Test your knowledge of spending, borrowing, saving and the Bank of Canada. There are prizes! Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON museum-musee@bank-banque-canada.ca T: 613 782-8914
November 02 -  24, 2019
The Foyer Gallery presents “Eye-Catcher”, a three-week group show featuring the works of the gallery artists. The show, which starts on November 12th, can be seen until December 1st.  Visit the gallery this season to view the works of local artists that will catch your eye and inspire your mind.
November 12 - December 01, 2019

Upcoming Events

The Bank of Canada Museum presents a panel discussion on the impact of climate change on the economy, ecology and infrastructure of Canada. Join Erik Ens (Bank of Canada), Jason Armstrong (Canada Science and Technology Museum) and Danielle Fraser (Canadian Museum of Nature) for an engaging and informative chat. Q&A session to follow (ENGLISH ONLY). PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE Bank of Canada Museum 30 Bank Street, Ottawa ON museum-musee@bank-banque-canada.ca T: 613 782-8914
November 19, 2019
Miguel de Armas and Cristina Sayén are a dynamic duo that will take you on a musical trip around the world through latin rhythms, jazz standards, bossa novas and French classics.
November 20, 2019
Join The Salvation Army on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at The Shaw Centre to kick off the Christmas season in Ottawa with The Salvation Army Hope in the City Leadership Luncheon sponsored by CTV, Magic100.3 and CRFA. Bring your team to hear keynote speaker Jeremiah Brown’s heart-wrenching and uplifting journey from novice rower to Canadian Olympic silver medalist in under 4 years. It’s a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got! What can you accomplish in 4 years? Reserve your table today at www.HopeInTheCityOttawa.com
November 20, 2019
The Network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the Ottawa Public Library are pleased to present author Isabelle Amonou at their European Book Club on November 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank St. Isabelle Amonou is a French author who will be reading excerpts from her latest book "Insularités" This event is free and open to the public.
November 20, 2019
#CanndoraConnect, Building Brands Through Collaboration and Celebrating Women in Cannabis Cannabis media and brands face a unique set of challenges that come along with the job. #CanndoraConnect provides the opportunity for influencers and marketers in the cannabis industry to come together, celebrate women in cannabis, and connect for an afternoon of conversation and networking. Our goal is to share valuable information and then provide an opportunity for each attendee to introduce their business and speak about their collaboration needs. We’ll do an hour of networking and form relationships that help move businesses forward.
November 22, 2019
Explore a variety of unique, handmade items created by local and regional artists and artisans at our annual sale and festive holiday weekend. 
November 23 -  24, 2019
Kanata Art Club 2019 $100 and Under Sale; Beautiful, unique and affordable art. Original artwork by KAC members. Sale being held at the March Central Community Center, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata (K2K 1X7) November 23rd and 24th, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. Free admission; refreshments. Look forward to seeing you there! Check out our website: www.kac1.ca.
November 23 -  24, 2019
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! Don't miss out on this fantastic Christmas shopping opportunity! 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 all your family and friends will love! Come by and support our local artisans and vendors - shop local and help reduce the carbon footprint! Location: TUDOR HALL 3750 North Bowesville Road (Near Riverside and Uplands Drive - Huntclub area)
November 24, 2019
On one of their rare visits to Ottawa, Sweden's Kongero will be bringing some of their country's unique folk music repertoire to the Nation's Capital, and will join Harmonic Generation for "An Evening of Folk'appella" With beautiful harmonies and full, rich vocal arrangements in an intimate setting - this special a cappella double bill has something for everyone. The show gets underway at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa, ON). Tickets are available now: $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors (see harmonicgeneration.ca for details). Doors open at 6:30pm.
November 24, 2019
A Canadian institution and North America's only coal miners choir perform their "home grown" Cape Breton traditional songs and holiday favourites. 
November 26, 2019
In November 2019, Canadian pop music duo Prozzäk is launching their Never Get Over You farewell tour! They will perform for their devoted fans one last time before Simon and Milo are laid in cryogenic chambers to sleep for another century. Algonquin Commons Theatre is proud to present the Ottawa stop of the tour!
November 27, 2019
In his new book, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts recounts his solo 2017 trek through Canada’s Far North. Shoalts will reveal highlight moments from his epic quest, including paddling legendary rivers upstream, fording Arctic lakes in a canoe and travelling bear country without a gun, and other standout experiences from his expeditions in this special evening presentation. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Adam Shoalts recount tales from his awe-inspiring journeys!
November 27, 2019
On Thursday, Nov. 28, 9 am - 3 pm, our Senior vendors will present their handmade crafts at Ottawa City Hall, corner of Elgin and Lisgar. You'll find all-natural skin care, woodworking, knits, jewelry and much more. 100% of vendors' table fees will be donated to cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital foundation.
November 28, 2019
Glow is a seasonal community festival, bringing together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. Our playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while Glow’s illuminated sculptures and backdrops are perfect for snapping selfies and family photos. We also invite you to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, take home fresh produce, and sample seasonal goodies and beverages. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside a cozy and spacious venue.
November 30 - January 05, 2030
Ottawa's massive magical makers market. 200 vendors. 1 day. Free admission. Sign up on the website for an email reminder. Sat. Nov. 30/19 (10am-6pm). The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Ave. & Sunnyside Ave. www.613flea.ca
November 30, 2019
Ottawa's NEWEST speaker series. Prepare the 2020 "New You" before the holiday carnage hits. If you struggle with food, fitness, or holiday fears (or ALL the time), this event is for you. This soirée begins with a social cocktail hour, including music, delicious tapas, and drinks. Next, unchain your brain with our 3 panelists and think outside the box as 2019 comes to a close. Held at the vibrant Head Office Ottawa, this is the first event of Ottawa's new F-Talks , a series bringing you innovative, provocative speakers for meaningful self-development. F-Talks is a presentation of F University. Panalis include: Stephanie Kay (holistic nutritionist), Elisa Kurylowicz (World Cup gold medal winner, podcast host and mental health advocate) and Kelly Doell PHD (Author and podcast host) When: November 30th Where: Head Office Ottawa 430 Hazeldean Rd. Time: 6PM Cocktail, 7PM-9PM Panel discussion. Gets tickets at event bright.
November 30, 2019
Awarding-winning writer and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow Ken McGoogan will captivate with insights from his new book, Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada. From battling hardship, hunger and murderous persecution as they were sent to Canada, to fighting false promises and impossible conditions in the Nova Scotia wilderness and the barrens of northern Manitoba, McGoogan highlights stories of the courageous Scots who helped build a new nation. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Ken McGoogan detail the experiences of Scottish immigrants in helping to build Canada!
December 03, 2019
Thirteen Strings presents its Christmas Candlelight Concert Against a background of festive works from Corelli and Scarlatti, as well as Vivaldi including one of his Gloria compositions, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra presents its popular holiday concert Christmas Candlelight on Tuesday, December 3 at Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa) at 7:30 pm. Participating in this special evening are soloists soprano Hélène Brunet, and contralto Vicki St Pierre. The Thirteen Strings Chamber Choir under the direction of Jamie Loback is also part of this favourite festive concert. Tickets at $10-$45, are available at The Leading Note, Compact Music and Books on Beechwood and by contacting info@thirteenstrings.ca or calling 613-738-7888. Visit: www.thirteenstrings.ca
December 03, 2019
Classic Albums Live performs the entire album Abbey Road note-for-note, cut-for-cut. 
December 04, 2019
For more than 50 years, in what Rolling Stone lists as one of the ‘top ten most essential Christmas albums of all time’, and the ideal jazz holiday tradition for music lovers of all ages, the Ottawa Jazz Festival is delighted to present Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with Jerry Granelli. The original drummer of the classic animation will pass on his vast musical insights and Charlie Brown knowledge, with his band (featuring prominent jazz artists Simon Fisk on bass and Chris Gestrin on piano) on Thursday, Dec. 5, 7pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St., corner of O’Connor and Lisgar). Don’t delay, tickets sell out fast!
December 05, 2019
Biomarkers Congress 2019 welcomes all the participants from all across the globe to attend the “ 2nd Annual Biomarkers Congress” which is slated on December 06-07, 2019 at Berlin, Germany with the theme ''Biomarkers: a new era of detection and clinical exploration''. Biomarkers in the hands of the clinical inspector offers a powerful and effective approach in understanding the opportunity of diseases with distinct applications in analytic epidemiology, biomarkers and clinical research in disease prevention, detection and disease management. Biomarkers have the possible supplementary to find each susceptible to particular diseases.
December 06, 2019
West Ottawa Ladies Chorus presents their annual Christmas concert at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Kanata. Forty-voice choir sings a selection of beautiful carols and seasonal songs with a Celtic twist. Conducted by Robert Dueck and accompanied by Peter Brown. Ticket information, time and venue available on website.
December 06 -  07, 2019
The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe will be held Sunday, Dec. 8th 2019. There are two shows at 3 pm and 7 pm. This annual event brings together community members and supporters of The Salvation Army to celebrate the Christmas season through the sounds of choir and brass and will feature Vocal Soloist, Justin Ralph and local Bass Trombone Soloist, Bram Dean. Free tickets available through the Box office 613-580-2700 or online at meridiancentrepointe.com
December 08, 2019
Featuring choreography by Bengt Jörgen and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, this holiday favourite continues to delight audiences of all ages. Jörgen’s vision is a distinctly Canadian Nutcracker set in Algonquin Park – where Klara meets lumberjacks, Mounties and woodland creatures in her dream journey. Return to The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition to experience the magic of the holidays! Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 Wednesday, December 11 at 7 pm and Thursday, December 12 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm http://www.shenkmanarts.ca Box Office: #613-580-2700 Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm http://www.meridiancentrepointe.com Box Office: #613-580-2700 P.S. Ottawa Nutcracker Auditions are being held at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (35 Stafford Rd. in Bells Corners) on Sat. October 19 from 12:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Visit www.balletjorgen.ca
December 11 -  14, 2019

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