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Out & About: November 10 - 16, 2017

Out & About: November 10 - 16, 2017

Kim Mitchell at Shenkman Arts Centre - Harold Shenkman Hall, November 10

You know his name and you definitely know his music — Canadian rock’n’roll legend, Kim Mitchell is brining his greatest hits to Ottawa! This Friday throw it back to the classics at the Shenkman Arts Centre. For $45 rock out to the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter performing favourites like “Go For Soda”, “Rock N Roll Duty”, and “Patio Lanterns”. Mitchell’s career is as shiny as his guitar: his band, Max Webster, defined “alternative” music as a genre, and his solo jams are heard everywhere. The show starts at 8:00 pm — get your tickets now and don’t miss a beat!


260 Fingers: Opening Night at Glebe Community Centre, November 10

How many artists does it take to make 260 fingers? Twenty-six. This Friday, 26 of the best ceramic artists from Ontario and Quebec are coming to Ottawa to exhibit and sell the most innovative and inspiring clay work being produced in the region. Ottawans are invited to come see what’s baking this fall — sculptural and functional, decorative and abstract, the show’s got them all! It’s the only large-scale place to see the cutting edge of ceramic art. Check out opening night on Friday or visit the exhibition and sale on Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Or take a free artist-guided tour any day at 2pm!


Play Your Part – Songwriters’ Circle at Algonquin Commons Theatre, November 10

National Ambassador for Guitars for VETS Canada Séan McCann is joined by musicians and friends Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, and Jeremy Fisher for a special edition group concert and songwriter’s circle. With the goal of bringing the therapeutic power of music to those serving in and retired from both the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the musical extravaganza meant to help cope with the adjustment to life after the military. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now.


Remembrance Day Ceremony at National War Memorial, November 11

Have you got your poppy? Remembrance Day is coming this Saturday, and so is our city’s favourite way to pay tribute — the National War Memorial is at the centre of our beautiful downtown, and on Saturday the Royal Canadian Legion is organizing and conducting the National Remembrance Day Service. The Royal Canadian Legion works on behalf of Veterans and their families, honouring the past and working towards a better future. Join us on November 11th as we gather and remember all those who have fallen in the military service of their country.


Red Dress Gala 2017 at Lago Bar and Grill, November 11

Join the sisters of the University of Ottawa’s Alpha Phi (Iota Upsilon Chapter) this Saturday for their annual Red Dress Gala. The glamourous evening of entertainment, auctions and appetizers will be held at the Lago Bar and Grill from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets range from $15-40 with all funding donated to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Alpha Phi Foundation, an organization committed to raising awareness and funds for heart disease.


Café Classico - The Voice of the Violin at Shenkman Arts Centre, November 12

Violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown offers unique takes on traditional recital pieces joined by a piano accompaniment. After an opening performance by the Ottawa Suzuki Strings, the performance will feature light and lilting songs for a Sunday afternoon, from the elegant "Salut d’amour" to the classic "Banjo and Fiddle" to Zabach’s "Hot Canary”. Enjoy chamber music played by regional musicians in a cabaret-style venue, paired with afresh croissant and coffee in the lower lobby after the show. Tickets are $15.


Classy Brass! at National Arts Centre- Foyer, November 12

Lend an ear to the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet and members of the NAC Orchestra’s brass section as they demonstrate their awe inspiring technical skill and musicality. Ranging from traditional classics to well-loved movie themes, from Offenbach’s lively Can Can to John Williams’ beloved Star Wars theme, there will be a tune for every taste. Tickets are on sale now.


Ensemble Variances at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, November 12

Taking a cue from their French roots, Ensemble Variances portrays music in motion conducted by artistic director and “master of perpetual movement” (Le Figaro) Thierry Pécou, Pieces by Ravel, Milhaud, Debussy and Stravinsky are arranged for small forces featuring the violin, cello, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30-52.


Unleashed: The Social Enterprise Event at the Canadian Museum of Nature, November 16

Powered by the Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED), this one day conference brings thinkers, disrupters and doers together to get Unleashed. The day features panels, speakers and workshops around 4 major themes: Money, Markets, People, and Ideas. Ottawa has many markets but the Social Enterprise Marketplace isn’t look to sell you any produce this week. Attendees will have the opportunity to browse , meet the social entrepreneurs and practitioners behind 18 local social enterprises, and purchase directly from them!


Pellegrini Opera Fundraiser at Sala San Marco Banquet & Conference Centre, November 16

Having lost one local opera company in recent years Pellegrini is hoping to not become another faded aria. This night of fashion, dinner and dancing looks to raise funds to ensure the group continues to hit the high notes on the city’s Opera scene. The fashion show will feature most beautiful haute couture gowns from Richard Robinson, Cantas, Nouras and other designers, the company will provide some beautiful music and fill up with some amazing Italian food.