Canada 150

Out & About: November 3-9, 2017

Out & About: November 3-9, 2017

Sir John A. Mcdonald: The Musial, Centrepointe Theatre, November 2-4

A history lesson has never been more musical as the life of Canada's first Prime Minister melodically takes the stage at Centrepointe. Penned by one of our most prolific writers, Gord Carruth, the production pulls no punches as it strives to tell all sides of the story. From the Canadian Pacific Railway Scandal to the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee; from the trial of Louis Riel to the atrocities committed against our aboriginals, audiences will experience Canadian history for what it really is. With still two months left of our 150th birthday you still have plenty of time to brush up on Canada's past. Why not do it with a song or two?


The Fourth Annual Collectors Show at Cube Gallery, November 3

Vernissage: Sunday, October 5th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.nThe fourth annual Collectors Show at Cube Gallery is a rare opportunity to obtain original paintings, prints and sculpture from private holdings. The Collectors Show will feature numerous, previously unavailable, works of art from our patrons and collectors. Included are Ralph W. Burton, Thomas Harold Beament, Paul Rodrik, William Cressell, Joyce Wieland, Guy Montpetit, Victor Tolgesy, Frank Hyder, Dmytro Stryjek, Mark Seabrooke, Bruce Garner, Jerry Grey, James Boyd, Dennis Tourbin, Astrid Kihl and many more.


Ottawa Wine and Food Festival at EY Centre, November 3-5

It’s time to get tasty! This Friday through Sunday is Ottawa’s Wine and Food Festival — a unique opportunity to try every flavour and sample all the best. Festival goers will be able to see and discuss the newest of what the global market has to offer. Lovers of wine, craft beer, spirits, and food unite!


Room to Read Ottawa Fall Fundraiser at 78 George Street, November 4

There’s nothing more cozy than an acoustic show… except when it’s in a loft space with exposed brick on a cold November Saturday night. On November 4th, join Room to Read’s Ottawa chapter at 78 George Street in the heart of the Byward Market for a night of music, food, and drink. The fundraiser features San Francisco singer songwriter Paul Kaspian. Join Room to Read for a silent auction, local brews, ambiance, and a good cause.


St Helen's Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at St. Helen's Anglican Church, November 4

Now that Halloween has passed, the winter festive season is right around the corner. If old Saint Nick is the one you’re waiting for then St. Helen’s Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar is just the thing to kick of your festive cheer. Delicious home baking and preserves, Christmas ornaments, hand knit items, sewing, quilts, pre-loved jewelry & accessories, and a Children’s Table. Admission is free, and the building is completely accessible. Refreshments and treats served too!


Steel Toes & Stilettos Full Moon Gala at Shaw Centre, November 4

Head to the Steel Toes & Stilettos Full Moon Gala this weekend for an unforgettable evening of dinner, and dancing under the stars and the full moon. The event will also feature auctions and some incredible performances by Montreal's Cirque Carpe Diem, with all money raised used to build affordable housing for local Ottawa families to provide aid in breaking the cycle of poverty.


Tucker House Renewal Centre's 9th Annual Green Gala at Tucker House, November 4

Get decked out in your best 1867 finery and masques to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at a Confederation-era Masquerade! This year’s Green Gala will feature a gourmet selection of wine and cheese (all locally produced, sustainable or organic) highlighting Tucker House's dedication to ecological education, with all proceeds benefitting Tucker House's environmental programming and nature-based summer camp for kids. Enjoy live music and a silent auction including art, jewellery, beauty products, gift baskets/certificates and more.


Music at the Museum - We Will Remember at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, November 5

There’s more to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum than just airplanes. Check out what else it has to offer at Music at the Museum - We Will Remember, where the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Governor General’s Foot Guard Band will entertain with an inspiring musical performance surrounded by the Museum’s world-class collection.


Variations for the 21st Century at Glebe St. James United Church, November 5

Pianist/composer Keenan Reimer-Watts will perform a moving sequence of unique and original variations taking inspiration from Bach’s famous Goldberg variations. Ticket are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.


"Embrace" movie screening at Mayfair Theatre, November 5

Just in time for the kickoff to Media Literacy Week, the Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre brings the social impact documentary Embrace to the Mayfair Theatre. The film explores issues of body image with a focus on how media and advertising have created a culture of body shaming/loathing among women and girls. This is a free screening.


2nd Annual Spark Ignite Awards at Gezellig, November 7

Light the spark with the United Way this week with the 2nd Annual Spark Ignite Awards, an event that brings women together to connect, collaborate and invest in Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. This celebration of the power women have to drive change in our communities will bring together leaders and community builders to showcase strength and change. Tasty refreshments will be served up by the Gezellig team!


Writing and Editing for the Web at Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, November 8

Want to be an web editor or writer? This is the event for you! We all know people read web and print copy differently and this workshop shows you how to write and present your work different in this age of new media. Participants will learn about creating content that matters, deciding what to adapt from print, adding audio and video, understanding site hierarchy, getting your content noticed by understanding search engine optimization (SEO) and more.


1st Annual Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture at Canadian War Museum, November 8

Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication brings the 1st Annual Peter Stursberg lecture to the Canadian Warm Museum. Honoring the famed Canadian war correspondent’s legacy, the night will be moderated by CBC’s Paul Kennedy and feature a talk given by BBC’s award-winning Chief International Correspondent Lyse Douc