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This Weekend

Empire Comedy Live presents Russell Howard‘s Round The World Stand Up Tour live at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Friday, April 28th, 2017! Russell Howard, one of the UK’s most successful stand-up comedians, returns to North America with a brand new show which promises to deliver more of his trademark blend of upbeat musings and razorsharp wit. Don’t miss the chance to see this unique comedian, star and creator of the award-winning hit BBC TV show, Russell Howard’s Good News. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/421344088219051/ TICKETS $28.25 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/2mnho58 DATE, TIME & LOCATION Friday, April 28th, 2017 @ 9:00pm – 10:30pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
April 28, 2017
Two of Canada's finest guitarists, Roddy Ellias and Lorne Lofsky offer a rare duo performance, bringing their renowned creativity and subtle bold style, and decades of experience playing and recording with legendary jazz greats around the world.
April 28, 2017
Monkey Around will be having a dance party on Friday, April 28th from 5pm to 7pm! In addition to playing in the structure, jumping on our pillow and riding tricycles or roller skating in our roller rink, children will be able to groove to the music in one of our party rooms! Children love to dance! Regular admission rates apply for this event: Under 1 Year Old- Free when accompanied by a paying sibling, otherwise $6.00 1 to 2 Years Old- $8.00 3 to 12 Years Old- $14.00 13 to 15 Years Old (must be accompanied by an adult and a child 12 years or younger)- $14.00 16 Years Old and Up- FREE (HST is extra) Note: Monkey Around closes at 7pm.
April 28, 2017
Spring is in the air and Mother's Day is right around the corner; it must be time for the Capital Artisans Guild's Spring Craft Show. The event features over 40 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. The show takes place on April 29 at Pineview Golf Course, 1471 Blair Road (just north of Innis). Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Parking and admission are free, but the public is encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food items or cash for the Food Bank. For more information, go to www.capitalartisansguild.org. Join us on Facebook at “Capital Artisans Guild” and join our Facebook event “Capital Artisans Guild new spring show”.
April 29, 2017
Saturday Explorers: Playing in the Past The museum will have special activities available on a drop-in basis for families on the last Saturday of each month. Participants will explore the history of Nepean through guided and self-guided activities located around the museum. "Playing in the Past" will allow participants to explore the pastimes of children in the pioneer and Victorian periods by playing with Victorian toys and making a Thaumatrope. Children (ages 3 to 10) with accompanying adults. 2017-04-29 1pm-4pm $6.30 Nepean Museum 16 Rowley Avenue Nepean, ON K2G 1L9 museums@ottawa.ca Tel: (613) 580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca www.ottawa.ca/nepeanmuseum www.ottawa.ca/museums www.facebook.com/nepeanmuseum http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/museums/nepeanmuseum
April 29, 2017
Come join us at the Giant Tiger in Stittsville (6081 Hazeldean Road) from 11am to 3pm as we sell hot dogs, home baked treats and our Cookbooks. 100% of the proceeds will go to our many charitable projects and programs. Councillor Shad Qadri and Mayor Watson will be there for part of the morning. Many thanks to our sponsor Giant Tiger. For more info please go to www.iodewalterbaker.weebly.com.
April 29, 2017
IFCO presents new Super 8mm and 16mm short films. From experimental documentaries, to exciting dramatic narratives, IFCO is excited to be celebrating 25 years of exciting film works on the silver screen with CELLULOID DREAMZ. So, if you’re a local, or just visiting, and you’re looking for something interesting to do; take a break, and come join IFCO and its filmmakers as we celebrate 25 years of presenting the film works of local filmmakers on the silver screen at IFCO's CELLULOID DREAMZ screening.
April 29, 2017
A light-hearted talk exploring Baroque tempo followed by a concert that highlights what was discussed. The Ottawa Baroque Consort is a period orchestra - all members perform on period instruments, which are either faithful copies or originals that have survived from the Baroque era. April 29, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. Glebe St. James United Church 650 Lyon St. South Adults $25 Students $15 FREE for those under 16 (when accompanied by an adult)
April 29, 2017
Sunday April 30 at 2:30 p.m., Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts The Ottawa Youth Orchestra, under the direction of John Gomez, will play Capriccio Espagnol by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony No.2 in B Minor by Alexander Borodin, and music by Edward Elgar, Henri Vieuxtemps and Alexei Lebedev featuring the winners of the OYO Concerto Competition. Come to experience the youthful energy and artistic excellence of one of Canada’s top youth orchestras! Tickets available at the door: $20 (adults), $10 (seniors/students), $5 (children under 12) Advance tickets (price reduced): oyoa-aojo.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/101481677037794/ See videos and program notes from the OYO’s recent concert on February 26th: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIErWCg3kQ0UQpjzhPxKWw
April 30, 2017
Due to popular demand the well known big band, Standing Room Only, is bringing to Ottawa its successful monthly Sunday afternoon Almonte ‘tea dances’ for ballroom and swing dancers, now in their 11th year. The band will host its fourth Ottawa tea dance on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm at the historic Glebe Community Centre, in the beautiful Scotton Hall. Our guest vocalist will be Pauline Proulx, a familiar face on the Ottawa music scene for many years. Doors open: 12:30 pm. Admission: $15 per person at the door (cash only). Reservations are not required. Light refreshments available at a very reasonable price. For more information, visit our website at www.srobigband.weebly.com.
April 30, 2017

Ongoing Events

The Bank of Canada Museum presents Mining the Miners, an exhibition about a booming economy of sky-high prices and staggering profits, broken dreams and some very unorthodox banking. Presented in a beautifully detailed diorama of original Dawson buildings, see how the profits were really made in this wild and wooly frontier metropolis. Along the way, you’ll also see some bank notes specific to the gold rush, tokens good for a variety of human vices and of course, a real nugget of the stuff dreams are made of. Mining the Miners opens on 24 June 2016 and will run until the end of 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. Located on the lower level, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection.
June 24 - December 29, 2017
A Leadership "Mastermind" is an innovative peer-to-peer professional development and support group comprised of a small group from different industries and regions who help each other problem-solve, strategize and grow. It's cost-efficient, collaborative and suitable for all levels of leaders, including entrepreneurs, project leaders, mid-managers and executives. Participants are screened through an application process, and sessions are moderated by a Ubiquity Executive Coach. Selected Members join a 1-hour video conference twice monthly. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and to accomplish them. It requires commitment, confidentiality and willingness to give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth and to support colleagues. There is no cost to Apply for Membership, however, Membership Fees will be applicable to each Applicant who is selected to participate as a Member.
September 06 - August 29, 2017
Improve your spoken French and meet new friends in a relaxed setting. Ottawa Public Library, Cumberland branch, conference room Wednesdays starting January 4, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m. No registration required InfoService (613) 580-2940
January 04 - May 31, 2017
A series of discussions and presentations reflecting on Canada's past and current situation and exploring possibilities for our future. The focus would be on the continuing development of a healthy, peaceful and prospering Canada in a rapidly changing world. We expect to be opening with a different topic each week, including environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities. Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street.Drop-In.
January 30 - June 05, 2017
'The Spirit of Budo: The History of Japanese Martial Arts' Wednesday, April 26 – Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Weekdays 10 AM – 4 PM / Weekends 11 AM – 4 PM with Japanese culture demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays* The Embassy of Japan in Canada Auditorium 255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Free Admission Come face to face with a samurai this spring at the Embassy of Japan. Discover Japan’s martial arts culture from ancient battlefield combat to popular modern sports. See the types of weapons and armour that were used by samurai from the 8th to 19th centuries and find out how the Japanese warrior spirit has been inherited by modern schools of martial arts. Understand the craftsmanship of Japanese weaponry and learn the value of martial arts training for both body and mind.
April 26 - May 16, 2017

Upcoming Events

Celebrate 150 ways of looking at art - Mélange by The Rectory Art House artists St Brigid’s, 310 St Patrick Street Exhibition opens: Tuesday, 2 May, 5pm-9pm, (until 6 May) Facebook: The Rectory Art House
May 02 -  06, 2017
Fleurs de Villes, Canada’s premiere Floral Mannequin Series, arrives in Ottawa from May 3-7, 2017 at Bayshore Shopping Centre, the fourth stop on the event’s inaugural cross-Canada tour. The unique, five-day exhibition is the first of its kind to combine fashion and flowers in Canada, blending fashion design and fresh florals with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins and a pop-up fresh flower market. Over a dozen top local Ottawa florists, including Flower Essence, Kelly's Flowers & Gift Boutique and Mill Street Florist, will be paired with leading brands to design stunning displays and bring them to life with flowers. Each floral-dressed mannequin is clothed in a one-of-a-kind design made up of hundreds of fresh blooms. Wednesday, May 3 9:00am – 9:00pm Thursday, May 4 9:00am – 9:00pm Friday, May 5 9:00am – 9:00pm Saturday, May 6 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday, May 7 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Bayshore Shopping Centre 100 Bayshore Drive Ottawa, (ON) K2B 8C1 Canada
May 03 -  07, 2017
Sinners – A Norm Foster comedy presented by The Lakeside Players. Love, Murder, Deception. How can anything go wrong? May 4 to 7. Dinner theatre Saturday evening with vegetarian option – reservations required for dinner. 613-667-2224. lakesideplayers.com
May 04 -  07, 2017
Original artwork by club members; free admission; refreshments. St. Isidore's Parish Hall - 1135 March Road, Kanata. Sale and meet the artists Friday 6-9, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday noon-4pm.
May 05 -  07, 2017
Participants will record their voices reciting collaboratively written poems; they will then animate these using a collage of images captured on video, resulting in a poetic animation movie with sound. Cameras, laptops, and all other materials will be provided, although participants may wish to bring personal photos and momentos as well. Presented in partnership with MASC. Neapen Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Room 1B Free
May 06, 2017
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free! From 10am-4pm on Saturday May 6, 2017. Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7. www.613flea.ca
May 06, 2017
The Outaouais Wood Carvers club is pleased to announce its 29th annual wood carving competition. It will be held 6 May 2017, at the Kars Community Recreation Association hall, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars, Ontario. The public is welcome to join us from 1pm to 5pm on 6 May. Wood carvers and Pyrographers from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and parts of the United States will present their wood art; categories include in-the-round, relief, chip carving, and pyrography representing realistic and stylized landscapes, birds, animals, fish, and human figures. Entry is free. For more information go to www.ottawawoodcarvingshow.com or www.salonsurboisottawa.com.
May 06, 2017
In a few short hours, Molly O’Connor, award winning author, will give you the tools to capture that moment in time and teach you how to mold it into a story that begs to be read. Perhaps you want to record a family history to be cherished by your descendants or you have a personal story you want to share with the world, whatever your reasons for needing to document your memories you want them to be appreciated. Molly O’Connor is the author of four books; Fourteen Cups, a collection of short stories, Wandering Backward a creative memoir, Snow Business a children’s picture book, a novel When Secrets Become Lies and her work appears in numerous anthologies including five Chicken Soup for the Soul publications Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at Ruth Dickinson Library, 100 Malvern St., Barrhaven.Reservations are required as Molly works with a maximum of 12 attendees 613 489-3624 or email Molly at 4molly.oconnor@gmail.com. There is a nominal fee to cover expenses.
May 07, 2017
The next in our School of Sex series is all about upping your sexual attraction to everyone else. Not as cheesy the "pick up artist lines", this School of Sex about the real science of getting laid. Find out what really works to entice someone to get horizontal. These are the secrets from the sex lab. Learn to know if someone you are chatting up are actually interested in you - or not. We will cover body language, pheromones, how both sexes fall in love and lust, and will touch on "over 30 flirting skills". There will be information on sexual imprinting, specific sex hormones, seduction techniques, and how to put your best foot forward to potential partners. Find out how to crack the code of evolutionary biology and realize that there are some tricks that master seducers use. We will be doing a "mock speed dating" with lots of handouts, as well as humour, practical tips, as well as the usual opportunity to hang out with the fastest growing social group in the city. $30 including yummy refreshments.
May 07, 2017
Are you interested in learning more about working in the field with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)? Join us for an information session and learn more about our projects, our humanitarian work and our field workers. The information session will introduce you to the MSF recruitment process, answer frequently asked questions and provide insight into what it's like to work in the field. Come and meet experienced and recently returned MSF field workers from the Ottawa area and listen to their stories of life "in the field." LOCATION: ELISABETH-BRUYÈRE HOSPITALOTTAWA
May 09, 2017
Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged two to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. Schools, community groups, caregivers and families of children age two to 15 are the target audience of the OICF.
May 10 -  14, 2017
Live Nation presents American rock band Jimmy Eat World on their Integrity Blues Tour with special guest Beach Slang! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375744469451573/ TICKETS $35.00 Tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets: https://goo.gl/fUEnnZ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
May 10, 2017
The 2017 Ottawa Children's Festival runs from May 10-14 and will feature some of the best performing arts from around the world. The festival will take place at Lebreton Flats Park (select showings at La Nouvelle Scène), and will feature onsite activities for the whole family to enjoy! Let yourself be inspired by this year's featured international presentations. Enjoy crazy acrobatic stunts, playful theatre, unbelievable dance routines, foot tapping/hand clapping music and more! Highlights include Ashley MacIsaac (Canada), Africa Land Circus (Canada), Wanted (Italy), The Man Who Planted Trees (United Kingdom) and more!
May 10 -  14, 2017
Innercity Arts provides a space for street-involved youth to engage in the arts. Join us on May 10th from 6:30-9:30pm as we have our annual art auction. Youth will have the opportunity to showcase their art, which will be available for purchase by silent auction (cash, Visa, Mastercard accepted). Youth will also perform live music from 7:30-9pm.
May 10, 2017
Wednesday May 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) www.gajohn.com Join local filmmakers Greg John and David Borish to explore how the goals of economic development and environmental preservation can be achieved one small project – one drop – at a time. Learn about hillside farming in Nepal, elegant rural systems integration in Tanzania, and the connection between tigers and sustainable development in Malaysia. By focusing on small, simple, innovative and widely replicable projects we can stretch our development dollars further. Join us to witness international development like you’ve never seen it before! Purchase tickets at www.gajohn.com. Tickets also available at the door. Adults $15, Students $10. All profits donated to charities in Nepal and Tanzania. For more information or to make alternative ticket arrangements, email Greg at gajohn@gmail.com
May 10, 2017
Canadian Tulip Festival May 12 – 22, 2017 "One Tulip ~ One Canada" - Celebrate Canada’s 150th at Ottawa’s multi-award-winning 65th Canadian Tulip Festival. This flagship festival showcases the Capital’s official flower as a symbol of international friendship featuring millions of tulips in bloom. The largest event of its kind in the world!
May 12 -  22, 2017
May 12, Fri - Betty Ann Bryanton Trio, The Marshes, 320 Terry Fox, Kanata, 7:30-10 pm Join me, Ginny Simonds (keys), Norm Glaude (bass) for some live vocal jazz to kick-off your weekend! More info: http://bettyannbryanton.com/event/1878966/393065243/betty-ann-ginny-simonds-norm-glaude-at-the-marshes
May 12, 2017
A gathering of great French and English writers from Québec, Ontario and beyond. We open up with the Friday evening Pub sCrawl featuring spoken word artists Queen Ka and Ian Keteku, as well as though provoking writers Jasmine Aziz and jia qing Wilson-yang. Saturday we go In Conversation at noon with Dr Monia Mazigh and Phil Jenkins, followed by workshops with Terry Fallis and Laure Gough and the evening Gala English Tête à Tête with Heather O’Neill and Terry Fallis. Sunday the Gala French La Pêche des Mot with authors poets and musicians Guy Jean, Catherine Veilleux, Nicolas Dickner, Patrick Nicol, Julie Huard et Louise Poirier is at noon, Catherine Duong and Christian Quesnel with their multimedia Chaos Lab at 3PM and the closing In Other Words with Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, author Catherine Leroux and the Canadian rock star of translation Lazer Lederhendler. Bienvenue à Wakefield www.writersfete.com
May 12 -  14, 2017
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 pm St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts Taking Ottawa by storm! Thirteen Strings juxtaposes the aboriginal Thunderbird legend with baroque versions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell. Mezzo-soprano Marion Newman explores her First Nations roots with aboriginal arts, dance and song in Dustin Peters’ exciting work “Thunderbird”. Under the direction of conductor Kevin Mallon. Friday, May 12 at 7:30 pm at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa) K1N 5K5 Tickets are $10 students/$35 senior/$40 regular and can be purchased at Leading Note, Compact Music and Books on Beechwood or online at www.thirteenstrings.ca For more information contact info@thirteenstrings.ca or call 613-738-7888
May 12, 2017
Two free talks by Dr. Jonathan Vance, University of Western Ontario. From 9:00 am to 9:30 am: "Decoding the Postcard", and from 10:00 am to 11:30 am: "Was Your Ancestor at Vimy? Making Sense of the Battle on the Ground". Location: The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Free admission and parking. Visitors welcome - please check in at Membership Desk. Further details: www.bifhsgo.ca
May 13, 2017
The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus' spring concert will celebrate Canada's waterways, its diverse peoples, looming mountains and vast plains. Robert Dueck, Director, has captured the flavour of our country by including songs about Canadian waterways lapping, running, raging, threatening, calming and entertaining. In three and four-part harmony the chorus will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday through song. From Sea to Sea To Sea is an Ontario 150 event.
May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017 Orleans United Church 1111 Orleans Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $20 (free for children under 14) Celebrating the music of choral composers from diverse cultures, Coro Vivo Ottawa is pleased to present exciting repertoire from extraordinary choral masters including works from Lauridsen, Brahms, Bruckner, Ingari and Sled. Join us in the celebration of musical diversity and a program that highlights Canadian composers and 150 years of Confederation. We invite you to join Coro Vivo, under the direction of Antonio Llaca, in a program that promises to be a tribute to choral celebration.
May 13, 2017
May 13th - Big Soul Project - Moving Forward Together for Canada's 150th. Come enjoy an evening with Big Soul Project, Ottawa's one and only gospel and groove choir. Special guest Soloist Michael Hanna. Directed by Roxanne Goodman. Our own house band, Deep Groove. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, 109A Fourth Avenue. Tickets $20 at: bigsoulproject.com or call 613 236-1804 Hope to see you there!
May 13, 2017
2017 OTTAWA MOTHER’S DAY WALK Register (free), collect pledges, SAVE A LIFE! – Join the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and cleo at Walter Baker Park, 100 Charlie Rogers Place, on Sunday May 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. for the annual Mother’s Day Walk. Raise funds for grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts and other loved ones affected by breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is proud to host this family-friendly 5K walk/run fundraising event supporting breast cancer research in Canada. With the support and partnership of cleo, the annual walk has blossomed into a national event raising in excess of $1.5 million. Visit www.MothersDayWalk.ca to register online or call 1-800-567-8767 to register by phone. Collect pledges for lifesaving breast cancer research on your online individual fundraising page or by pledge sheet. Check out the great incentives for participants who meet tiered fundraising goals. Funding Life-Saving Breast Cancer Research Since 1991!
May 14, 2017
Ottawa Sangeet proudly presents Sangeet 2017 – Jugalbandi an evening of Indian classical music. First time in Ottawa world renowned artists Grammy Winner “Pandit” Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena / Slide Guitar) & Grammy nominee “Maestro” Shashank Subramanyam (Bamboo Flute) will be performing together. They will be accompanied by two world class percussionists Subhen Chatterjee on Tabla and Parupalli Palgun on Mridangam. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/198680840603774/ TICKETS $33.50 - $38.50 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/2jpKq2x DATE, TIME & LOCATION Sunday, May 14th, 2017 @ 3:00pm – 5:30pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
May 14, 2017
On Sunday, May 14, at 2 pm, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe will present a concert celebrating Canadian compositions, including one believed to be more than 300-years old. The men and boys’ choir and the women and girls’ choir will be directed by Kirkland Adsett. The concert will include secular and Christian choral music by composers such as Healey Willan, Murray Schafer, Rupert Lang, Eleanor Daley and Oscar Peterson. No tickets will be sold for the concert but donations will be gladly accepted. 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank Street. Tel: 613-234-4024.
May 14, 2017
May 14, Sun - Tyson Chen, Brookstreet, 525 Legget, Kanata, 9:30am-1:30pm Tyson on keys & myself on vocals will provide live jazz for your Mother's Day Brunch! More info: http://bettyannbryanton.com/event/1878937/393065211/betty-ann-tyson-chen-at-mother-s-day-brunch
May 14, 2017
Treat Mom to an amazing buffet brunch experience at the Canadian Museum of Nature. No cooking or dishes to worry about! Menu highlights: traditional breakfast bar, omelette station, assorted cheeses, charcuterie, roast beef, Atlantic salmon, pear-glazed chicken, assorted salads, candied char, French pastries, lemon cranberry cheesecake and other delectable desserts, and more. Two seatings: 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Call Gourmet Cuisine for prices and reservations: 613.232.2325 or reservations.ottawa@gourmetcuisine.com. NOTE: museum admission to be paid in addition to brunch price. Great opportunity to visit your national natural history museum! Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
May 14, 2017
Doors Open Ottawa 2017 The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa (DOO), a free annual event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. During the first full weekend in June, over 120 of the city’s historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will open their doors for the public’s viewing pleasure. Where: City-wide event, from Carp to Cumberland When: June 3 and 4, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Building/Site Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers assist building/site staff with the following tasks: • Greet and welcome visitors; • Hand out event material; • Track the number of visitors arriving on site; • Act as a building guide and provide building information; • Ensure line-ups and large groups remain organized; • Invite visitors to complete a Doors Open Ottawa Visitor Survey. Volunteer Schedule: Morning and afternoon shifts are available during Doors Open Ottawa. The schedule is designed to give volunteers an opportunity to visit other buildings before/after the shift is complete. However, if desired, volunteers are welcome to volunteer for all four shifts. Shift times are as follows: a. Morning shift: 9:45 am to 12:45 pm b. Afternoon shift: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Volunteer Requirements: • Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old to participate. • Volunteers 14 to 17 years old require parents’ signatures on a parental consent form as well as on a photo consent form. • Volunteers must complete an online application. • Volunteers must complete provincially mandated online accessibility training (AODA) in order to volunteer with the City of Ottawa. Email confirmation of training completed required. • Volunteers must wear the DOO 2017 t-shirt during their volunteer shifts Get Involved: If you would like to get involved, DOO 2017 will be hosting information sessions for new volunteers on: • 15 May from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 1A at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and • 18 May from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Councillors’ Lounge at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. Contact Information: For more information please contact Daniele Hamonic at 613-580-2424, ext. 19042, or heritage.volunteering@ottawa.ca.
May 15, 2017
Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson Directed by Wendy Wagner May 16-20 & May 23-27, 2017 Curtain 8:00pm Tickets $20.00 Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling tales of pirates and buried treasure is an enduring classic about 14 year old Jim Hawkins who yearns for adventure. Along the way he meets the infamous Long John Silver, who is an intriguing mix of good and evil, and a whole host of legendary buccaneers. Ludwig’s award-winning adaptation embraces both the mythic and the darker aspects of piracy to produce a coming-of-age story with a real heart to it. With thrilling sword fights and cutthroat mutiny on the high seas, Treasure Island is a gripping adventure for the whole family! Plenty of free parking on site. Wheelchair accessible Hearing Assist devices available
May 16 -  27, 2017
United Way Ottawa is recognizing extraordinary local community builders - those dedicated people, agencies and organizations that make Ottawa great. The United Way Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala highlights those who have left an indelible mark on our community. Together, we will celebrate the people taking exceptional strides to build a strong, healthy and safe community for all. Tables (10 seats) are available.  Contact Gail at glmcmeekin@unitedwayottawa.ca 6:00pm-9:00pm (doors open at 5:30) Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON K1N 9J2 Dress Code: Business Formal
May 18, 2017
Come see the future of technology May 24th from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Marshes Golf Club, and join us for a fun evening of networking and learning with special guests sharing some of the coolest technology being developed in the Kanata North Tech park! No cost to register, reserve your ticket today! For more details visit: http://ow.ly/MtSy30b8Gep
May 24, 2017
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 25-35. 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
May 25, 2017
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), in association with the Embassy of Austria and the ByTowne Cinema is pleased to present the Ottawa premiere of Hobnails and Hemp Rope, a documentary about the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project. This Can Geo Talks film event recounts the adventures of four Ontario climbers as they set out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first known ascent of BC’s Purcell Mountains’ Bugaboo Spire, by renowned Austrian mountaineer and explorer, Conrad Kain. Following the screening, Greg Gransden, director of Hobnails and Hemp Rope and Bryan Thompson, expedition leader, will lead a questions and answers session. Ottawa-based photographer Ivan Petrov will have a stunning collection of the expedition photography on display, along with vintage mountaineering gear and research materials used on the project.
May 25, 2017
At 7:30 p.m. at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave., at Bank St. Under the direction of Kevin Reeves, Seventeen Voyces chamber choir will present "Venus & Adonis" an opera by Dr. John Blow, on Fri. May 26 and Sat. May 27. The opera is the precursor of Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas". With soprano Bronwyn Thies-Thompson as Venus, baritone Joel Allison as Adonis, the Ottawa Baroque Consort and Makin' Moves, Ottawa children's dance theatre. Adults: $30, students $15, or with Seventeen Voyces subscription series. Available online at www.seventeenvoyces.ca as individual tickets or part of subscription or purchase at Compact Music, Leading Note, Book Bazaar, Herb & Spice, Wellington St.
May 26 -  27, 2017
The NAC Presents All-Canadian singer-songwriters series partners with the Ottawa Jazz festival and its programming manager Petr Cancura to offer a new CROSSROADS series where you rediscover the songs you love with a jazz twist!
May 27, 2017
Arts and Cultural Groups in Kanata-Carleton welcome the community to join in the first cultural festival in the area and to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday! This unique full-day, free festival will be packed with a lineup of performances, displays and activities provided by the area's local talent, all with Canadian-themed music and art! For further information visit the festival website at: Kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca
May 27, 2017
Stuart Matthews, Violin and Viola Frederic Lacroix, Piano Works by Bach, Bloch, Franck, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ysaye Saturday, May 27th 2:30-4:00 Ottawa Mennonite Church, 1830 Kilborn Ave. Pay What You Can Reception to Follow
May 27, 2017
Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area! You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sunday, May 28, 2017, participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun takes place at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue. All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. You and your pooch can join in the dog social, then walk 4-kms through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes. The dog social and registration is from 9:30-10:15am, with the walk starting at 10:30. Pay $30 on-site to participate or waive the entry fee by obtaining pledges in advance. Entry forms are available by emailing events@guidedogs.ca . You can also sign up for the event online at www.guidedogs.ca . Register online and create your own profile page to ask friends and family to sponsor you by email or through social media. The first 100 to show up on May 28 receive a free grab bag with treats for you and your pooch. It’s a fun day for your dog, but he needs you to get him to the park; Andrew Haydon Park on Sunday, May 28 for Dollars for Dogs. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 810 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the local area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
May 28, 2017
May 30, Tues - Betty Ann & Dave, Brookstreet Lounge, 525 Legget, Kanata, 7-11 pm Some live vocal jazz to keep your week progressing right! With Dave Miller on keys.
May 30, 2017
The 23rd Annual Evening in The Maritimes will be held on Thursday June 1st, 2017, at the Hilton Lac- Leamy. As in past years, there will be toe-tapping East Coast entertainment and a four-course dinner just like the infamous church basement lobster suppers which take place in the Maritimes. This successful event has raised 2 million dollars to benefit the Citizen Advocacy Ottawa’s Everyday Champions Program. Buy your tickets now!
June 01, 2017
The Kitchi Blanket Exercise brings a different focus to Canada 150 through KAIROS Canada’s visual, powerful and participatory history lesson of Canada from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. Kitchi means “really big” in Anishinaabemowin. Presented by KAIROS Canada and the Assembly of Seven Generations.
June 02, 2017
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society presents the Tony-winning musical Ragtime. At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together -- that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Performances run June 2-11, 2017 at Centrepointe Theatre (Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm). Tickets are $15-$45.
June 02 -  11, 2017
Doors Open Ottawa On June 3 and 4, 2017, Doors Open Ottawa is proud to feature over 150 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! From Carp to Cumberland, over 80,000 visitors will explore some of the city's most interesting spaces for FREE, and you’re invited! For full event information, visit ottawa.ca/doorsopen. doorsopen@ottawa.ca 613-580-9674 ottawa.ca/doorsopen doorsopen@ottawa.ca 110 Laurier Ave W. Ottawa, On 110 Laurier Ave W. Ottawa, On K1P1J1 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 Sunday, June 4, 2017
June 03 -  04, 2017
Jun 4, Sun - Betty Ann & Pierre, Brookstreet, 525 Legget, Kanata, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pierre on guitar and myself on vocals will provide live jazz entertainment while you enjoy brunch.
June 04, 2017
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. The Walk unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis in communities across the country to fund a cure and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. It is one day of the year that people who live with arthritis can come together, laugh and cry with each other, and celebrate the strength and courage it takes to fight this devastating disease. NEW in 2017! Raise $500 or more and become a Walk Star. Walk Stars will receive special walk swag, event day perks, the chance to win an iPad and MORE. We believe in celebrating your fundraising accomplishments. We’ve created the Ontario Walk Incentive Program to recognize and reward participants starting at the $250 fundraising level. Don’t miss the new retailers and incentive levels for 2017.
June 04, 2017
Ladies Night Just Got Real… The ladies night you’ve been waiting for is back! Experience Magic Men® Live like never before with a bigger, better and hotter show than ever before! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088159381289076/ TICKETS $45.20 - $113.00 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: https://goo.gl/wXwgx0 DATE, TIME & LOCATION Monday, June 5th, 2017 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
June 05, 2017
"Great Moments in Genealogy" - four talks by BIFHSGO members, who will each describe an amazing genealogical research discovery. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Free admission and parking. Visitors welcome - please check in at Membership Desk. Further details about the talks and speakers: www.bifhsgo.ca.
June 10, 2017
Members of all 34 branches and special interest groups of the Ontario Genealogical Society and other family historians from across North America and around the world will meet in Ottawa in June 2017 for three days of inspiring lectures, workshops, displays, and other learning opportunities. Don't miss it!
June 14, 2017
The 6th annual Ottawa Beer Fest will deliver another successful year and has expanded to include craft, domestic, imported beer and cider. Come join us June 16-18, 2017 at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. We will be showcasing our 150th Anniversary Pavilion featuring a snapshot of beer throughout time. www.ottawabeerfest.com
June 16 -  18, 2017
Red Bull Global Rallycross Ottawa Come experience Red Bull Global Rallycross Ottawa for its inaugural event in Canada for a double header weekend, June 17-18. The Canadian Space and Aviation Museum will host the world’s best drivers as they battle for the championship in 600 horsepower Supercars, tackling a mix of dirt, tarmac and table-top jumps. Every ticket is a pass to the paddock where fans can get up close with the cars and stars, including Scott Speed, Tanner Foust, and more! Red Bull Global Rallycross Ottawa Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th Canadian Space and Aviation Museum Ottawa, CA Buy Tickets Now! redbullgobalrallycross.com/tickets *Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult *All tickets will be $5 more at the door For more information visit redbullglobalrallycross.com/events
June 17 -  18, 2017
Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival attracts hundreds of thousands to hear some of the jazz world’s most renowned and celebrated musicians. There is something for everyone throughout the 11-day event with performances day and night in the most idyllic indoor and outdoor settings. Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, July 2 Starts: 6:00 pm | June 22 Ends: 10:30 pm | July 2 Featured artists: Feist, Serena Ryder, Joss Stone, Caravan Palace, Mavis Staples, Jacob Collier, Robert Glasper Experiment, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Pierre Kwenders, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Maceo Parker & The Ray Charles Orchestra, Hannah Georgas, Kandace Springs, The Bad Plus, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra featuring Carla Bley
June 22 - July 02, 2017
The Ottawa Sunset Singers annual concert. Proceeds from the concert will be distributed evenly to three charitable organizations: Concert details: • Friday, June 23 at the Centrepointe Theatre Studio • Starts at 7:00 PM • $20 General Admission, Children 12 and under free Concert includes: • A silent auction • Light refreshments • Door prizes • Amazing all Canadian music For tickets and information email: Adrienne Paknadel-Powell at ajp@rogers.com Janet Blondeau at jmblondeau88@gmail.com
June 23, 2017
Make It All in the Family CAMMAC Music Camp for Musicians and Singers of all Levels Where else can you find professional music instruction in a beautiful lake setting with fun summer activities which the whole family can enjoy? CAMMAC offers seven week-long music-themed sessions starting June 25 to August 13. Ages 4+ welcome. Lodge accommodation and camping available. Bilingual programming. Visit www.cammac.ca Call Julie Roy, Director of Operations at 819 687-3938 ext 225 or email her at national@cammac.ca
June 25, 2017
Make It All in the Family CAMMAC Music Camp for Musicians and Singers of all Levels Where else can you find professional music instruction in a beautiful lake setting with fun summer activities which the whole family can enjoy? CAMMAC offers seven week-long music-themed sessions starting June 25 to August 13. Ages 4+ welcome. Lodge accommodation and camping available. Bilingual programming. Visit www.cammac.ca Call Julie Roy, Director of Operations at 819 687-3938 ext 225 or email her at national@cammac.ca
June 25 - August 13, 2017
iWISE 2017 conference provides opportunities for scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and leaders from around the world to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable land use and eco-cities, integrated resources management, green economy, cleaner production, disaster management, environmental education, water research.
July 03 -  05, 2017
Connecting the latest research on brain development and emotional self-regulation to your work with children, teens or adults who are struggling. The Centurion Conference Centre Ottawa, ON Thursday, July 6, 2017 Keynote: Adele Diamond ​ $157.50 Early Bird - Regular $225 Who is this event for? All educators, youth support workers, mental health practitioners, addictions and trauma counsellors, justice professionals, parents and those interested in healthy emotional growth and development. For more information go to: www.cast-canada.ca
July 06, 2017
From July 21-23, 2017 bring your family and friends to experience the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian art and culture. Vibrant music, delicious cuisine, lively dance, refreshing drinks, stunning artwork, handmade crafts, informative displays all along the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal in the heart of Ottawa. Wish table mates “Smachnoho” (Bon appétit!) and toast friends “Na zdorovia!” (To your health!). Friday July 21, 2017 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Highlights Top performers and ensembles from across North America and around the world dance, sing and play modern and traditional favorites. Prepare your taste buds for a menu chock full of Ukrainian soul-food classics prepared from fresh, local, and simple ingredients. Workshops vary from year to year but generally include pysanky, vinok making, ritual bread braiding weaving, and kolomeyjka! • Singing, dancing and live music • Ukrainian food village and beer garden • Marketplace • Entertainment and nightlife • "Korchma" after-parties (19+ adults) • Workshops and cultural demonstrations • Church tours and sacred music • Children’s activities and petting zoo • Free admission and parking
July 21 -  23, 2017
The prestigious 2nd International Conference on Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids to be held on July 24-26, 2017 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada will focus on the theme “Where food meets science: Exploring recent advances in food research and business”. We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference. This Conference will bring together practitioners, industrialists,researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the fields of indigenous food products, food safety, functional foods, bioactive ingredients, nutritional factors, traditional and alternative medicine, dietary management . The Conference will highlight significant developments in research and innovations in agricultural, food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and medical technologies, with an emphasis on health and wellness. The Conference will feature a series of presentations and discussions in plenary, concurrent and poster sessions, informal gatherings, and exhibitions.
July 24 -  26, 2017
As part of its on-going campaign to obtain legislative protection for the Dumoine River watershed, CPAWS Ottawa Valley is hosting its first annual Art Camp in the Dumoine River area from Aug 2-7, 2017. The Art Camp will bring together artists working in different mediums and from communities across the Outaouais region. Next winter, we will hold two art shows to display the works donated by the participating artists, in Pontiac region and in Ottawa. We will host an Artist’s Evening and a Fundraising Gala during the Ottawa showing. Applications for artists are open until April 30, 2017. There is no cost to participate in the art camp, however each artist is asked to donate a completed piece. On May 15, 2017 we will announce the artists who have been selected to attend. To learn more and to complete the application form please visit our website http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/events/summer-2017-dumoine-river-art-camp or contact Varvara Lobanova at vlobanova@cpaws.org or Jesse Lever at jlever@cpaws.org.
August 02 -  07, 2017
European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 5th ICSD 2017 Rome, Italy in the days:Wednesday 6 to Thursday 7 September,2017
September 06 -  07, 2017
"International Conference on Diabetes" to be held during September 20-22, 2017 at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA provides a common platform to discuss the recent issues and happenings in the field of Diabetes. It serve as a bridge between researchers from academia and health care centers enhanced by its well organized scientific sessions, plenary lectures, poster presentations, world class exhibitions, diverse symposiums, highly enriched workshops and B2B meetings.
September 20 -  22, 2017
Plans are underway for a 5th staff reunion of the former Ottawa Board of Education. Think you know everything there is to know about the OBE? After almost 20 years, the truth can now be told! You'll be delighted and surprised by what we have found. The event will take place at Algonquin College, Building D on Saturday, September 23rd. Mix and mingle begins at 4:30 PM with a buffet supper at 6:15, followed by brief entertainment with an OBE theme. We are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for purchase. The price remains the same, $42 per person. Visit www.obereunion.ca to purchase tickets. Please, come join us this year as we once again walk down memory lane. There are former and current staff members who would love to see you again.
September 23, 2017
Event Name : Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2017 (Autumn Edition) Date : 3rd – 6th November 2017 Time : 11am – 6pm Venue : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Event Description: Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2017 (Autumn Edition) will gather leading jewellery designers presenting cutting edge and unique jewellery. This will give jewellery consumers, private collectors and high-end jewellery retailers the opportunity to admire and purchase their uniquely crafted designer pieces. The event is a must visit for it’s not every day that one gets a chance to adore the best in the international market under one roof. For further information, please contact +603 - 2171 2564 or visit www.mij.com.my.
November 03 -  06, 2017
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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