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This Weekend

Join us on Friday November 16th at the SPAO Centre (77 Pamilla St.) at 7 pm for Fabricated Visions, the latest event in our Parfocal Lens series. This panel discussion, moderated by Jonathan Hobin (Creative Director at SPAO), will include renowned photographers and photo-based artists Dina Goldstein, Diana Thorneycroft and Whitney Lewis-Smith. They will present on art practices that use props, sets, and carefully constructed environments to reflect on our everyday world. All three panelists create dreamlike tableaux in their photographs that comment on aspects of contemporary culture. Jonathan Hobin will moderate a discussion which will undoubtedly give attendees insight into the construction of images.
November 16, 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
Over 30 Vendors, Good Easts, Awesome Raffles and Family Entertainment. All proceeds go to Meadowlands School Council. November 17th, 10-2
November 17, 2018
Santa Claus will visit The Forge Cards and Cosplay, 1920 Bank Street, on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Stop by with your well-behaved dog or other pet to have their picture taken with jolly old St. Nicholas. Pet Photos with Santa will take place from 10:30am-2:00pm on Saturday, November 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to share your photos for the holidays. 100% of the proceeds from the event support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. To learn more about Pet Photos with Santa contact The Forge Cards and Cosplay at (613) 520-0803. For information about Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
November 17, 2018
Sandy Hill's unique and affordable One & Only Arts and Craft Fair is back. Quirky, original and quality work for sale. Purchase gifts for friends and family for Christmas and view the enormous creative talent of local artisans. Time: Saturday, November 17, 10 am to 4 pm Place: Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St E. Free admission and free light refreshments until 2 pm!
November 17, 2018
For this concert at La Grange de la Gatineau, Nicole has prepared a tribute to one of her favourite composers, Michel Legrand, who wrote a famous song she learned many years ago that represents the very first step in her jazz adventure. You will hear many of Michel Legrand's most beautiful songs as well as some lesser known pieces that are just as delightful, in English and French. Soft romantic songs will share the stage with energetic rhythms, while a touch of humour will colour the whole performance. The show will draw you in through a variety of emotions and atmospheres. Nicole will be accompanied by long time collaborators Jean-Pierre Allain on piano and Normand Glaude on bass. The drummer Michel Delage and a saxophonist will join them to make of that evening an entertaining and touching event.
November 17, 2018
Saturday Nov 17 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 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 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. Vinyl records for sale and great selection of children's books in French and English. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library.
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
November (un)told: Another Day, Another Dollar … Is slang for “same-old, same-old” at work. We want the opposite! Odd job? – New job? – Rage quit? In over your head? Worked to the bone? When was it anything but a regular day at the office? We are collecting stories on the theme “Another Day, Another Dollar.” 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, November 18, 2018, 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/
November 18, 2018
Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping at Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. This annual holiday celebration is in its 6th year and features local artisans, baked goodies, old world entertainment and festive crafts. The event takes place Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors at this year’s event will be selling a diverse array of handmade gift items including heirloom preserves, chocolate goodies, natural soaps and candles, stained glass, toys, pottery, woodwork, textiles, and much more! See our website for a complete list of vendors. Families can pose for a photo with Santa, pen letters to the North Pole with help from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, try their hand at vintage holiday crafts, enjoy Christmas music, learn the ways of a blacksmith, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider, and roast marshmallows by the fire. Admission is free!
November 18, 2018
The Ottawa Youth Orchestra’s first concert of the season is coming up on November 18 at 14:30 at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts! It's an outstanding program that includes a world premiere of Canadian Composer Andrew Ager's work "Bad Blood" - don't miss the chance to hear this wonderful new work. Can't wait to see you there!! Tickets are available at: https://oyoa-aojo.ca/public/eng/index.php?p=tickets
November 18, 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
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
The SPAO Centre Gallery’s annual Lineage Exhibition celebrates artistic achievement while highlighting an artist’s connection to our community. The 2018 exhibition presents work by Whitney Lewis-Smith, an alumna of the SPAO diploma program. She works primarily with glass plate negatives and builds elaborate sets as a means to explore humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Her new work uses heliogravure printing to translate photographic images into copper plate etchings. The exhibition gives a full sense of the processes involved in Lewis-Smith’s artistic production. Ontogeny continues until December 21. It is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays between 12 and 5 pm, or by appointment. A panel discussion will occur on November 16 at 7 pm. The SPAO Centre Gallery is barrier-free and fully accessible. For more information visit spao.ca or call 613-562-3824.
November 02 - December 21, 2018
The family-fun destination is bringing exciting holiday experiences to Workshops across the country, including an opportunity to sign the “Nice List” and make sure kids (and kids at heart) are in good standing with Santa. BEARlievers can also participate in a Wishes Scavenger Hunt and enter to win their Build-A-Bear Wish List, now through Dec. 24! Additionally, on weekends throughout December, Bearemy®, Build-A-Bear® ‘s beloved mascot, will don a Santa hat and be ready to take shareable photos with families at the Workshop. Photo ops with Bearemy will be available on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 at 1 p.m., local time, in all Workshop locations. Build-A-Bear Workshop stores are also offering the opportunity to make days a little bit brighter for others this holiday. Now through Dec. 9, Guests can donate new, unwrapped toys to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada--or make a donation at checkout through Dec. 26.
November 13 - December 24, 2018

Upcoming Events

Vous l’aimez fort, crémeux, bleu, âgé? Venez découvrir les mille et une raisons d’aimer le fromage grâce aux activités du Musée de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation du Canada. Joignez-vous à nous le mardi 20 novembre pour une soirée présentant cet aliment apprécié de tous…le fromage! Saisissez l’occasion de venir goûter à une grande variété de fromages et faites vos réserves du temps des Fêtes. Accompagnez vos fromages de craquelins, de produits de boulangerie et d’autres aliments gourmets locaux que proposent les vendeurs sur place. Profitez des démonstrations culinaires mettant en vedette les meilleurs fromages du Québec et de l’Ontario ainsi que des stations de fondue, de raclette et de fabrication de fromage. Votre billet comprend un verre de vin. Veuillez noter que cet événement s'adresse à un public de 19 ans et plus. Billets : 32 $ (+ taxes)
November 20, 2018
Join us on Wednesday, November 21, as we kick off the Christmas season in Ottawa with The Salvation Army Hope in the City Leadership Luncheon sponsored by CTV, Magic100.3 and CRFA. Keynote speaker Jay Barnard, also known as Chef Recovery, will share his inspirational story of hope and transformation. Once a struggling addict, his life was headed in the wrong direction until receiving help from The Salvation Army. Now, a successful Executive Chef and business owner, Jay is celebrating over 10 years of sobriety. Join us for an afternoon of hope and inspiration. Reserve your table today at www.HopeInTheCityOttawa.com Event Details: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:30 - 1:00 pm @ Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Keynote Speaker: Jay Barnard, aka Chef Recovery Tickets available at www.HopeInTheCityOttawa.com $675 per table regular price $75 individual ticket
November 21, 2018
“First Beverage Trade Show” of its kind in Malaysia. IBTN will be introducing its’ footprints in one of the most prominent market in South East Asia Region – hosting a trading platform for international beverage into the underrated market with abundance of untapped opportunities.
November 22 -  24, 2018
The Algonquin Commons Theatre is proud to present Gemini Award winning stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Jeremy Hotz live in Ottawa this November along his “Profoundly Disappointed” tour! Jeremy Hotz will return to his hometown of Ottawa, ON, for two live “Profoundly Disappointed” shows, that will be filmed exclusively for a special forthcoming DVD release. Early Show: 7:00pm / Late Show: 9:30pm
November 23, 2018
AT 7:30 PM. Handel's memorable oratorio will be sung by St. Matthew’s Parish Choir, conducted by director of music Kirkland Adsett. Soloists include soprano Joan Fearnley, mezzo-soprano Pauline van der Roest, American tenor Patrick McGill, and baritone Ryan Hofman. Adsett says the 18th-century oratorio “still after all this time, speaks to new generations clearly, profoundly and with freshness.” Tickets $15-$40 at www.stmatthewsottawa.ca. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St. Tel: 613-234-4024
November 24, 2018
Beautiful, unique and affordable Christmas presents. Original artwork by KAC members. Sale being held at the March Central Community Center, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata (K2K 1X7) November 24th and 25th. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; free admission; refreshments. Look forward to seeing you there! Check out our website: www.kac1.ca.
November 24 -  25, 2018
Christmas Craft & Book Sale 9:30am - 2:30pm 1156 Wellington Street West Ottawa Grace Manor
November 24, 2018
For some of the best deals in town be sure to visit Abbotsford’s 43rd Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 950 Bank Street You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for with our vast selection of gift ideas, including handcrafts, home baking, jewelry, children’s toys, flea market, ornaments, handmade teddy bears, books, Elegant Treasures (antiques and collector items), fine linens and new to you art and ladies clothing. Mark your calendars now – you won’t want to miss it! Suggested $2.00 admission/donation, wheelchair accessible. Information email abbotsford@glebecentre.ca, or call 613-230-5730.
November 24, 2018
Christmas Bazaar and Lunch Saturday, November 24th, 9:30am - 1:30pm Aylmer United Church hall, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, Quebec Enjoy a cup of mulled cider as you shop for treasures, crafts, baking, preserves, books, and raffle items. Have a lunch of soup and a sandwich, sweets and a coffee or tea. Watch your children have some Christmas fun decorating a cookie and at the a surprise for them between 11 a.m. and noon! For more information, contact Stephanie at 819-684-5345 leave your name and phone number.
November 24, 2018
With the skirl of bagpipes, sprigs of heather, and a high tea, this event is a highlight of autumn! Join us on November 24, 2018 from 1-3:30p.m. and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Enjoy a vast selection of hand-crafted gifts, art collectibles, attic treasures, jewellery, linens, books, baking, jams & preserves! Gift baskets and Christmas puddings are lovingly made by the Women’s Guild. Make a bid at the silent auction then relax over a cup of tea and a tasty treat with friends.

Proceeds from this afternoon are used by the Women’s Guild to support over a dozen local charities.

St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa. 613-232-9042

November 24, 2018
AT 2 PM. Handel's memorable oratorio will be sung by St. Matthew’s Parish Choir, conducted by director of music Kirkland Adsett. Soloists include soprano Joan Fearnley, mezzo-soprano Pauline van der Roest, American tenor Patrick McGill, and baritone Ryan Hofman. Adsett says the 18th-century oratorio “still after all this time, speaks to new generations clearly, profoundly and with freshness.” Tickets $15-$40 at www.stmatthewsottawa.ca. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St. Tel: 613-234-4024
November 25, 2018
Concert by Chœur and orchestra La Muse from Montreal. Program: the romanian oratorio « The Argess Monastery » of Iacob Muresianu, and other musical pieces of international composers, celebrating cultural diversity. Concert will be held on Sunday November 25, at 3:30 pm, at the St-Joseph Parish, 174 Wilbrod St, Ottawa. For information: 613-255-1362 or www.la-muse.org
November 25, 2018
A Holiday Market - with Free Admission - featuring a variety of homemade and holiday items, including crafts, gifts, gently used womens clothing, purses and accessories, children's toys, books, board games along with art, silver, glassware and other treasures. Also featured is a Sweet & Savory Cafe and Tarot Card Readings. The Grand Market is an annual fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign. This campaign is composed of 240 Canadian grandmother groups - 24 of them in the Ottawa-Gatineau area - who fundraise, educate and advocate, across Canada and internationally, to improve the lives of sub-Saharan grandmothers and vulnerable children & youth. 100% of all proceeds from the Grand Market will be to the Foundation to benefit African grandmothers.
November 25, 2018
Rebecca from Cuardach Farm will show you how to make a handmade soap based from oils that can all be purchased in local shop's and grocery stores. During this popular hands-on workshop each participant will learn to make their own batch of soap from scratch. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their own batch of soap home. Workshops will run every Sunday starting Nov 18 until Dec 23 Cost: 75$ For more information check the farm website or email Rebecca at rhanbidge@gmail.com
November 25, 2018
Fairfields Heritage House 3080 Richmond Road Nepean, ON K2B 7J5 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/fairfields-heritage-house www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum Maison historique Fairfields 3080, chemin Richmond Nepean (Ontario) K2B 7J5 613 726 2652 museums@ottawa.ca http://ottawa.ca/fr/residents/les-arts-la-culture-et-le-patrimoine/musees-et-lieux-historiques/maison-historique www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum Makers at the Museum Authentic Wreath Making Workshop Tuesday, November 27 – 5 pm to 8pm Ages 16 and up Create a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath that is sure to add a festive touch to your home or bring joy to a family member or friend as the perfect handmade gift. A professional florist will guide you through the process of building a traditional wreath with fresh materials from Greenbank Flowers and Gifts(link is external) in Nepean. Whether a beginner or an experienced DIYer, our 19th century Gothic Revival farm house is the perfect setting to inspire holiday creativity and cheer. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $70 per person (supplies included) Barcode: 1424221 Registration is required. Space is limited. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the program to run. Register by Tuesday, November 20. You can register for this program using the City of Ottawa’s online registration system. Enter the program barcode in the box labelled “Search for programs by barcode”. Click “Add” and log in to complete registration. If you do not already have an account, click “Create new family account”. Des artisans au musée Atelier de confection de couronnes authentiques Le mardi 27 novembre – De 17 h à 20 h 16 ans ou plus Créez une couronne de Noël unique en son genre qui saura embellir votre foyer ou procurer de la joie à un membre de votre famille ou à un ami en tant que cadeau fait main idéal. Un floriste professionnel vous aidera à confectionner une couronne traditionnelle au moyen de matériaux provenant de Greenbank Flowers and Gifts(lien externe), à Nepean. Les débutants comme les bricoleurs d’expérience trouveront dans notre maison de ferme du 19e siècle de style néogothique la source d’inspiration parfaite pour les Fêtes. Des rafraîchissements seront servis. Coût : 70 $ par personne (matériel compris) Code à barres : 1424221 Inscription obligatoire. Le nombre de places est limité. Il faut au moins 10 participants pour que le programme soit offert. Inscrivez-vous d’ici au mardi 20 novembre. Vous pouvez vous inscrire à ce programme sur la page du système d’inscription en ligne de la Ville d’Ottawa. Entrez le code à barres du programme dans l’encadré « Rechercher des programmes par code à barres ». Cliquez sur « Ajouter » puis ouvrez une session pour terminer l’inscription. Si vous n’avez pas encore de compte, cliquez sur « Créer un nouveau compte familial ».
November 27, 2018
Ottawa StoryTellers Stories & Tea The Dead Don’t Rest: Hauntings in the Ottawa Valley Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie Street 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. https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/stories-and-tea/ November 27, 2018 The Dead Don’t Rest: Hauntings in the Ottawa Valley. With Colette Laplante and musician from Spirit of Rasputin's, Charlie Gardner
November 27, 2018
Harmony Concerts is proud to present two amazing Ottawa musicians for a night of music you will want to sing-a-long with. Legendary Ottawa-based folksinger Sneezy Waters and master guitarist Vince Halfhide, join together with originals and covers that you are sure to recognize. Ticket options: Advanced tickets: 1. $15.00 on our website (www.harmonyconcerts.ca) with no service fee. 2. $15.00 at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/harmony-concerts-17884250517) with their service fees. AT THE DOOR: Tickets may be available at the door for $20.00. Cash, tap credit and debit options available. Email info@harmonyconcerts.ca if you have any ticket questions
November 28, 2018
Ottawa City Hall, Elgin at Lisgar, 9am - 3pm. Hand-crafted gifts including greeting cards, knitting, woodwork, jewelry, pottery and much more. 100% of vendor's table fees are donated to cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital.
November 29, 2018
Cost: Free, seating limited (please register in advance) Time: 7:00-9:00pm Library and Archives Canada and The War Amps invite you to an evening dedicated to Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton, featuring Dr. Sarah McKinnon, co-author of No Man's Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton, the first biographical study of the artist. This event will also feature Mary Piper Hough, Head Conservator of Paintings at Library and Archives Canada, as well as Marie-Hélène Nadeau, Assistant Conservator of Fine Arts at the Canadian Conservation Institute. They will speak about the process of conserving the works that Ms. Riter Hamilton donated to the Public Archives of Canada in 1926. Two works will be on display to view. Light refreshments will be served, and copies of No Man's Land will be available for purchase at the event.
November 29, 2018
Make sure to sign up for an email reminder on the website because 613Christmas is returning to kick off the holiday season! A magical makers market featuring 150 vendors is just what Santa ordered. FREE ADMISSION! The Fieldhouse at Carleton University, Bronson Ave. and Sunnyside Ave. Sat. Dec. 1st 10am-5pm. Presented by the not-for-profit 613flea Marketplace. www.613flea.ca
December 01, 2018
Holidays for Hope presented by Kelly Funeral Homes is a festive holiday concert on Saturday December 1 featuring DALA. Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of DALA will entertain with a folk-pop musical set to celebrate the season. Bar service will begin at 6:30 PM and theatre doors will open at 7:00 PM. Funds raised will go to our Hope Living elevator campaign, a supportive housing facility in Kanata home to 93 formerly homeless seniors. Celebrate the holiday season with Shepherds of Good Hope and help us ensure our residents can live a life of dignity by making their home an accessible community for all.
December 01, 2018
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host its 9th annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Stop by to purchase some homemade baked treats and other unique items. Indulge on the day or stock up on baked goods to serve guests over the holidays. Other items include Christmas cards, TY Beanie Babies, doggy bone Christmas wreaths, dog toys, and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind swag. 100% of the sales proceeds support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick (between Barrhaven and Manotick, off Prince of Wales Drive). For further information about the Holiday Bake Sale please contact (613) 692-7777 or email events@guidedogs.ca.
December 01, 2018
Please join us for a West Wellington holiday tradition. Over 100 vendors, bakers and artisans. Free parking and admission. Donations to the Ottawa Food Bank are most welcome! December 1st 9:00 - 3:00, Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland (near the 417 underpass), Ottawa. Proceeds generated from this event are used to run Fisher Park community family events.
December 01, 2018
At 7 pm. Candlelit service with moving music, celebrating Advent, a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity at Christmas. Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. St. Matthew's Parish Choir directed by Kirkland Adsett. St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. at Bank St. tel: 613-234-4024.
December 02, 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
December 02, 2018
Algonquin Commons Theatre presents award-winning country music artist George Canyon live at the Algonquin Commons Theatre this December along his Made In Canada Tour 2018.
December 03, 2018
Against a background of works from Charpentier, Ho, Vivaldi, and Bach’s Magnificat, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra presents its popular holiday concert Christmas Candlelight on Tuesday, December 4 at Dominion-Chalmers Church, (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa) at 7:30 pm. Celebrate this special season with acclaimed Vincent Lauzer on the recorder, and soloists soprano Myriam Leblanc, contralto Marjorie Maltais, tenor Asitha Tennekoon and bass Joel Allison. 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 Volunteers from Thirteen Strings will once again take up a collection for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre during intermission. The Centre, located at 507 Bank Street, is the local food bank for residents of a large part of Centretown Ottawa.
December 04, 2018
Concert of madrigals and carols by a 4-part 40-voice choir directed by Robert Dueck and accompanied by Peter Brown. Guests are Oboist Robin Tropper and Flautist Kathryn Adeney. Venue is St. Paul's Anglican Church, Kanata, Fri. Dec. 7 at 7 pm and Sat. Dec. 8 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15-20. See website for details www.westottawaladieschorus.ca
December 07 -  08, 2018
Directed by Kevin Reeves, Seventeen Voyces presents carols reflecting on Mary and the virgin birth. With harp and organ. St. Matthew's Church, 130 Glebe Ave. Near Bank St. On Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $25. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar or Herb & Spice Wellington.
December 08, 2018
Do you like musicals? Do you enjoy karaoke singing? Can't sing but would love to belt out your favourite song? Too shy to take centre stage? No problem. We got you covered! Join us for an evening of music, performances and laughter. Channel your inner diva or cheer on your friends as they sing their hearts out. No experience required. Costumes encouraged. Door prizes, raffles, awards, photo booth & more! This Musical Theatre Karaoke party is a fundraiser for our Spring Concert. Hosted by Dog & Pony Sound professional karaoke team with the largest musical theatre collection in town. FREE parking at City Hall. Tickets will also be sold at the door, if available. Check our social media platforms for ticket availability on the day of the event.
December 08, 2018
11 am until 1pm. Church Hall, lower level, 217 First Ave. entrance. Buy Christmas presents at Depression-era prices following morning service. We have a fine collection of new and lightly used scarves, ties, accessories, costume jewellery, silver jewellery and other silver items as well as Christmas-themed decorations. St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 217 First Ave. at Bank St. tel: 613-234-4024
December 09, 2018
Ottawa StoryTellers Stories & Tea: Mystery and the Macabre: An evening of offbeat, bygone and buried Canadian stories Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie Street 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. https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/stories-and-tea/ December 11, 2018 Mystery and the Macabre: An evening of offbeat, bygone and buried Canadian stories. Researched, written and presented by David Brennan
December 11, 2018
Featuring choreography by Bengt Jörgen and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, this family 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 (613) 580-2787 Wednesday, December 12 at 7 pm and Thursday, December 13 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 (613) 580-2700 Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm http://www.meridiancentrepointe.com Box Office: #613-580-2700
December 12 -  15, 2018
December Signature Series show: Hidden In Plain Sight: Uncovering Queerness In Story Eden Nameri and Lynn Torrie Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30pm at uOttawa's LabO Tickets $18 Students/Seniors, $22 Adults A traditional European folk tale of a young girl's coming of age becomes the story of her coming out. The Biblical tale of David and Jonathan portrays a devotion deeper than friendship. Greek myths illustrate that gender is not set in stone. Storytellers Eden Nameri and Lynn Torrie reveal how they unearthed these stories, why they are so scarce, and what makes them queer. https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/all-ost-events/2018/12/13/hidden-in-plain-sight-uncovering -queerness-in-story
December 13, 2018
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 ages 35-45 and Women ages 30-40. 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/kinki-10490/na
December 14, 2018

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