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This Week

Global Issues Trivia Night continues! If you're interested in testing your global knowledge, learning obscure facts about the world, and having a pint with pleasant people, then it would be great to see you there! $5 per person, come as a team or be added to one on the evening. Monday. Sept. 29, 7PM @ The Clocktower Brewhouse (575 Bank St.)
June 29, 2015
Canada Day Themed Lunch TUESDAY, June 30th 2015 11:3am to 1pm To celebrate our wonderful country we will be having a Canadian theme lunch in our dining room. All prices are à la Carte. Lunch will be available during regular lunch hours (11:30am to 1pm). The featured entrée will be BBQ Hamburgers, French Fries and Coleslaw. The dessert will be Nanaimo Bars. Join us in celebrating Canada’s 148th Birthday! Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
June 30, 2015
July 1 Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for a fun-filled day of games, activities, and ice cream making – and tasting! Discover Canada's unique agricultural heritage and future while visiting the animal barns. Free admission July 1.
July 01, 2015
July 1st 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The NAC opens its door all day to offer FREE** concerts and activities for this annual celebration The National Arts Centre is the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly concerts and activities - rain or shine! National Arts Centre 53 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square Ottawa, ON 613 947 7000 x0 K1P 5W1
July 01, 2015
1er juillet, 10 h – 19 h 30 Le Centre national des Arts ouvre ses portes avec des activités GRATUITES** pour toute la famille en cette journée de célébration annuelle : beau temps, mauvais temps! Amenez toute la famille célébrer en GRAND la fête du Canada au Centre national des Arts le mercredi 1er juillet! Centre National des Arts 53, rue Elgin (en face de la place de la Confédération), Ottawa, ON 613 947 7000 x0
July 01, 2015
Come enjoy Shakespeare against the backdrop of Ottawa parks July 2 - Aug 15, 2015. Please check the schedule for locations and dates. This touring outdoor show will encourage the audience to partake in a Where's Waldo-esque array of colour and hustle-bustle, challenging the notion of truly knowing one's friend, spouse, neighbour and self. Full of slapstick, word play, romance and rhyme, this rollicking comical romp is one of Shakespeare's most delightful works - fun for the whole family! Curtain time: 7 pm Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission) Admission: Pass-the-hat-pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $15) Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The use of insect repellant is encouraged. Director: Catriona Leger Costume Designer: Vanessa Imeson Stage Manager: Erin Finn Cast: Warren Bain, AL Connors, Scott Florence, Gabrielle Lazarovitz, Geoff McBride, Katie Ryerson
July 02, 2015
Reebok Spartan Race integrates obstacles with the natural terrain to create the best racing experience possible. Each course is unique. So racers never compete on the same course twice. What happens if you fall off or fail to complete an obstacle? It’s simple, just drop and give us 30 burpees before moving on! To register please visit our website at: http://ca-en.spartanrace.com/
July 04 -  05, 2015
The GNC OPA Ottawa Classic is a regional drug tested event which can qualify you for the Natural OPA Ontario Championships. 2015 is the 5th year this event has been held - in 2012 we set a record with 100 entries for a natural regional show!
July 04, 2015
International Bellydance star Aziza along with local and out of town performers at Muzika Resto-Lounge, 730 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON. 7:00PM on Saturday July 4, 2015. Advanced price $40 (tax included); includes dinner (Lebanese mezze and BBQ), dance show with many dancers, and Arabic band. Visit : http://tinyurl.com/mcwhrez to purchase tickets in advance through Duniya Studio (you'll get a ticket to print and bring to the event). Tickets at door (if available) will be $45 + tax. Get them in advance and save!
July 04, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Jacksonville Armada Sunday, July 5 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
July 05, 2015
Jazzy B and Kaur B hit the Algonquin Commons Theatre stage this July 5th at 6pm! Jaswinder Singh Bains, aka Jazzy B, has become one of the most important names in the Punjabi music world! Kaur B is an Indian Punjabi signing sensation with almost 2.4M fans following her on social media! This is a dynamic duo you will not want to miss! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/894385717271845/ TICKETS $73.50 - VIP $53.50 - Floor Level Row EE $43.50 - Main Level Rows A, B, C $33.50 - Main Level Rows D, E, F, G $23.50 - Balcony Level Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/event/876593-jazzy-b-kaur-b-ottawa/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Sunday July 5th, 2015 at 6pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
July 05, 2015

Ongoing Events

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February 17 - June 30, 2015
Experiencing Ottawa's diverse dining scene has never been so easy! Whether you visiting from out of town or are a long time local, Ottawa ByWard Market Tasting Tour has something new and exciting every night of the week. Our food and wine tours you will get to experience four of Ottawa's best restaurants in one evening. Take an adventure and book Ottawa's contemporary food and wine tour today! There are 109 restaurants, 22 retail food outlets and 24 night life establishments in Ottawa's ByWard Market. Sometimes the decision on where to go for dinner can be difficult to make. Experience an evening in the Ottawa ByWard Market as we guide you on a dining experience stretched across four of the nations capital best restaurants. Choose from one of our tours led by our knowledgeable guides ready to fill you in on the city's rich history and its celebrated cuisine. Whether you are part of a large group or if it just a dinner for two, Ottawa tasting tours has something for every one.
June 23 - October 29, 2015
1837: rebellion and economic disorder provide an ideal environment for phantom banks, fictional banks represented by phoney paper currency. An exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum Swindle! tells a spirited tale of shysters, suckers, hard times and worthless money. Compelling artifacts and fun, historical tableaux provide a picture of the precarious economy of 1837 and the lives of Canadians who lived in this turbulent era. Located at the Canadian Museum of History - Behind the Grand Hall (Level 1, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection)
June 26 -  19, 2016
Nocturne VII is a free, community-based, family-friendly art show and festival dedicated to the night hosted at Cube Gallery for two Wednesdays and two Thursdays this year. Too often we cheat the night of darkness by creating light pollution that dims the stars above. Nocturne festival creatively counters that with free lectures, music, sidewalk telescope parties and local businesses all celebrating the night sky.
July 01 -  09, 2015
Music and Beyond is a new classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival that has been active on the cultural scene since it presented its first festival in July 2010. Widely considered one of Canada’s major classical music festivals and one of North America’s most innovative arts festivals, Music and Beyond presents classical music in all formations including orchestras, choirs, bands, wind ensembles, instrumental and vocal recitals, and small ensembles.
July 04 -  17, 2015

Upcoming Events

Krishna Das brings a lifetime of experience on the path into an intimate workshop setting. These workshops offer Krishna Das' unique, down-to-earth understanding of the many challenges we face on the spiritual path: the buildup of fear, anxiety, stress, judgment and negative emotions.
July 07, 2015
July 7th, 8th & 9th from 10am-2pm. July 10th from 10am-12pm It is never too early to start planning for Christmas Featuring: Woodworking, Stained Glass, Knitting, Hand Painted Items, Quilting, Teddy Bears, Eco Crafts, Books, Baking and a Silent Auction(Friday ONLY 10am-12pm). Our Repeat Performance Shop will also be open.
July 07 -  10, 2015
July 7, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. LCBO Ottawa 222 Richmond Rd., Ottawa · Our Daily Red's head winemaker, Kurt Lorenzi will host a wine sampling event outside the LCBO in a vintage mobile wine bar! · The public is invited to come down and sample ODR, a gluten-free, vegan-friendly and USDA certified organic California red wine and enjoy some delicious bites!
July 07, 2015
For the first time in over 20 years, the original 'urban cowboy', Mickey Gilley, will be playing selected concert dates in Canada in 2015! We are excited to announce that Mickey Gilley will be here in the Algonquin Commons Theatre along his 2015 Canadian tour!
July 08, 2015
Sobriety House's 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sobriety House presents our 13th Annual charity Golf Tournament. We are very pleased to invite, once again, all of you to come join us at the Hammond Golf and Country Club, located at 600 Golf Rd, Hammond, ON K0A 2A0, this July 8th, in support of our program and clients. The tournament takes place during the day and is followed by a wonderful dinner celebration; at which point we will draw for 50/50 prizes and take that time to thank all our loyal supporters and new contributors. At this time we are seeking your assistance to help provide us with donations, prizes and/or participants. We are looking to have this event highly publicized; in return for your amazing generosity, we can help promote your business, through various means. Warm Regards, Tom Jackson, ICADC Executive Director Sobriety House 90 First Ave. Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2G4 Phone: (613) 233-0828 Fax: (613) 233-1472 Website: SobrietyHouse.ca
July 08, 2015
Level 1 (Beginner) Bellydance classes in downtown Ottawa Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM This is a fun introductory class where students will be learn the foundation movement vocabulary of Bellydance, and use these in variations and combinations. Instruction is always tailored to the needs of the students. No previous dance experience required. Location: Studio X Ottawa, 122-250 City Centre Ave
July 08 - August 26, 2015
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: http://www.25dates.com
July 08, 2015
In this talk, David Hole, Community Liaison and Knowledge Broker with Ottawa Neighbourhood Study will explore ONS’ data, what it means for Centretown, and how it is and can be implemented to build better communities. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study is an innovative project run by academics, not-for-profits and community leaders from across the city investigating what makes each Ottawa neighbourhood unique and how it affects livability. HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1P5N2 Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 PM FREE for HUB members $10 for guests *RSVP required*
July 09, 2015
Friday, July 10th 2015 (licensed event with a cash bar) Cost $11 12pm – Lunch Lunch Menu: Roll, Roast Turkey with Dressing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Pumpkin Pie, Coffee and Tea. Deadline for ticket purchase is July 8th by 3pm. 1pm – Entertainment Entertainment will be provided by musician, singer and songwriter, Albert Bernicky. Call (613)236-0428 for more info or to buy your ticket for the lunch. Free admission to the bazaar. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
July 10, 2015
Bastid’s BBQ is hitting the road this year, and for the first time it will be making a stop in the Nation’s Capital on July 11th! Presented by Miller Genuine Draft, join Skratch Bastid with special guests DJ Green Lantern, Thugli, Poirer, Bear Witness, DJ Magnificent, Acro, and Iggy Smalls. “The BBQ is for the love of food and music, and the enjoyment of how well they go together. I sought out to find DJs and musicians who show a love for great music in their sets and mixes, and spread out the line-up to give attendees a balanced diet of styles, flavours and sounds.” –Skratch Bastid $10 Early Bird - $15 Advance - $20 at the Door More info at http://www.tdplace.ca/events/detail/skratch-bastids-bbq
July 11, 2015
The Ottawa Humane Society Summer Harvest Garden Party, in honour of the late Chef Kurt Waldele, returns this July to mark the 15th anniversary of the event. The Summer Harvest Garden Party brings together Ottawa’s top food and beverage venues to raise money for the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. This event is a delight for the senses and the heart, as the event features Ottawa’s top Chefs and Mixologists each preparing a tasting dish or cocktail for guests to enjoy, as well as an open bar serving fine wines and craft beer. There will also be an opportunity for guests to bid on a wonderful and eclectic assortment of live and silent auction items, and a chance to mingle with OHS animal volunteers. July 12 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ottawa City Hall Tickets $125 with $75 tax receipt For tickets please visit www.ottawahumane.ca/gardenparty or call (613) 725-3166 ext 238 or email events@ottawhumane.ca
July 12, 2015
Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chair and get ready to dance! FREE concert in the Park Blues, Folk, Gospel and Reggae BIG SOUL PROJECT Under the direction of Roxanne Goodman With Deep Groove Band and special guest Zeek Gross
July 12, 2015
Ottawa Pocket Opera returns to the stage in Ottawa with an entertaining double-bill consisting of Henry Purcell's famous English dramatic opera "Dido and Aeneas" starring mezzo Julia Brown as Dido, and Josef Haydn's comic masterpiece "La Canterina" (The Little Songstress" - sung in English) featuring soprano Maria Gubbels in the title role, with Sonya Sweeney - mezzo, Caitlin Tabbenor - soprano, and David MacAdam - tenor. Performances July 17 & 19, 2015, both at 7:30 pm. Watch for further details and information about ticket availability, which will be forthcoming.
July 17 -  19, 2015
The 11th annual All British Car Day (ABCD) Show will take place on Saturday, July 18 at Britannia Beach Park -Lakeside Gardens between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. This unique event is dedicated to showcasing the legendary classic cars from Great Britain including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, MG, Austin-Healey, Triumph, Lotus, Land Rover, Mini and others, presenting them in one of Ottawa's most beautiful locations. Admission to the public is FREE.
July 18, 2015
The 3rd Annual Titans Water Polo Heroes Cup is a local charity Water Polo event that has raised over $11,000 in donations to the CHEO Foundation and the Royal Canadian Regiment's (RCR) Education Fund for the Children of Fallen Soldiers. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th (rain day July 25th) starting at 1pm and will feature an Inner Tube Water Polo mini-Tournament along with regular water polo games and demonstrations. There will also be plenty of shoreline activities including beach volleyball, Yoga, dunk tank, taekwondo demonstrations and a bouncy castle and face painting for the children. To enter a team or find out more, please visit the website
July 18, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Indy Eleven Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
July 19, 2015
Explore the journey from cow to cone on National Ice Cream Day and get the scoop on ice cream and dairying. Presented by Nestlé Canada.
July 19, 2015
Herbal Tricks & Tips: Simple Ways to Incorporate Healing Plants into Everyday Life Presented by Amber Westfall, from The Wild Garden. Tuesday, July 21st 10:30—11:30am Please join herbalist Amber Westfall for an exploration of how we can use common, safe and nourishing herbs to support health and prevent illness. This is a free lecture. Members and non-members are welcome and extremely encouraged to attend. Space extremely limited. Please call 613-236-0428 or stop by our Front Reception to register. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99.
July 21, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Atlanta Silverbacks Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
July 22, 2015
Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier outdoor summer theatre company launches its milestone 30th anniversary season with "The Things We Do For Love", an evening of three Spanish one-act plays that celebrate the passion and pursuit of love! Featuring original compositions, puppet artistry and Odyssey’s signature mask work, classic tales from Spain’s great literary figures will come to life under the direction of Odyssey’s award-winning artistic director Laurie Steven, joined by nine professional Canadian actors. The three one act plays are: "Saving Melisendra!" based on a chapter of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote; "The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden" by Federico Garcia Lorca and "Whether You Like it or Not" by Tirso de Molina. Tickets on sale now for performances presented Tuesday to Sunday from July 23 to August 23, 2015, in Ottawa’s historic Strathcona Park.
July 23 - August 23, 2015
July Birthday Party at The Good Companions Friday, July 24th 2015 1:15pm Entertainment will be provided by The Rivermen Cake, Ice-cream, Coffee or Tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. Parking available. OC Transpo routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99. 670 Albert St. (613)236-0428
July 24, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Carolina RailHawks Sunday, July 26 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
July 26, 2015

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