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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
Enjoy some holiday treats and join Museum of Nature President Meg Beckel for an overview of the museum's recent achievements in biodiversity research, collections, exhibitions and education. Then hear from Roger Bull about the museum's cutting-edge science with the newly opened National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada - a repository for super-cooled animal tissue and DNA samples. Free admission. Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 613-566-4781; questions@nature.ca. (Then stay to visit the rest of the museum, which is free Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.).
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
On Dec. 15th at 7:30 pm, enjoy an evening of traditional and international Christmas carols, most of which have been rearranged by our leader Pierre Massie and other members of the choir. Tickets available online or at the door at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave at Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1S 3X1
December 15, 2018
10:30 to 12:00: Back to Basics - The First World War: Beyond the Western Front Welcome to Genealogy: 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: Ottawa Branch Presentation: The Tunney's Pasture Shantytown: Research and genealogical challenges Speaker: Dave Allston
December 15, 2018
At 7 pm. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a traditional service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. Lessons include the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus interspersed with a wide range of carols, hymns and choir music. 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 16, 2018
Join the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa for A World of Carols on Sunday, Dec. 16th at 3:00 in Woodroffe United Church. This seasonal celebration will feature a unique arrangement, by Canadian composer Willi Zwozdesky, of a suite of carols from five different countries, which will include special guest cellist, Thaddeus Morden. This performance will also include the World Premier Cantiamo commisson of Angels in the Snow by Canadian composer Laura Hawley. Cantiamo is also thrilled to share William Matthias's seven movement masterpiece: Salvator Mundi  which is accompanied by piano four hands to showcase our stellar accompanists Nick Rodgerson and Teresa Van den Boogaard. Welcome Yule!  
December 16, 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
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
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
"The Joy of Art" is a group exhibition presented by the Foyer Gallery artists running December 4th through the holiday season. Works in various mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and glass are featured. Visit www.foyergallery.com for more information or contact us at info@foyergallery.com. The gallery is located in the Nepean Sportsplex at Entrance #1 on 1701 Woodroffe Avenue in Nepean.
December 04 - January 06, 2019
You are invited to enter our Gingerbread House Contest for Families. Bring us your uniquely decorated gingerbread house for your chance to win a special prize! All gingerbread houses will be displayed and judged during our Holiday Programming from December 26th to January 6th. Visitors will be voting for their favourite house and the top 3 winners will each receive a special prize. Get the family together and start building! Have fun creating your special project.
December 12 -  20, 2018

Upcoming Events

AT 5 PM. St. Matthew’s youth and children are presenting the Nativity Play, based on the scriptures of St. Luke and St. Matthew. Directed by Erin MacDonald, the cast includes actors and dancers from St. Matthew’s youth group and Sunday school classes. St. Matthew’s Children’s Choirs will be the Angelic Host. Kirkland Adsett is the musical director. The pageant service on Christmas Eve is a longstanding tradition, much loved by all ages. St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. at Bank St. tel: 613-234-4024.
December 24, 2018
AT 11 PM. A beautiful candlelit service that welcomes in Christmas in a memorable way. Wonderful music. 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 24, 2018
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

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