Out & About OldOut & About: January 12 - 18, 2018

Out & About: January 12 - 18, 2018

Out & About: January 12 - 18, 2018

Skating through the forest at Lac des Loups, January 12-13

Who knew there was a winter wonderland only 45 minutes drive from Ottawa! Lac des Loups has snowshoeing, hiking trails, outdoor campfires and a 3km ice skating trail through an enchanting forest! With a cosy chalet offering food and drinks, you’ll never want to leave. The best part? It’s free! Come for a getaway and make the most of your winter; right next to the Gatineau Park, this accessible destination is perfect for all ages and is open from 9am-8pm. 

Maggie Wesley - The Spirit of Play at Trinity Art Gallery, January 12

This Friday come see the most unique gallery show out there: after forty years of playing poker together, a group of women are now celebrated in art. These pieces celebrate each personality and the game that brought them together. See both sculptures and paintings that evoke the history of cards itself.

Christine Blais - A Romantic Self-Destruction: Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites at the Atrium Gallery, Ben Franklin Place, January 13

See the balance of opposites in this fascinating and thought provoking show — ‘Tar' represents our reliance on crude oil, and plays with the push and pull of beauty and destruction, of ugliness and transformation. Dig deep and think hard. Christine Blais’s show will be this Saturday at the Atrium Gallery in Ben Franklin Place. No age restrictions apply, and tickets are free! Check it out between 8:30am—6pm.

The Firebird at the NAC, January 13

An enchanted tree with golden apples; a terrible storm; an evil magician; a unicorn and a princess. This Saturday don’t miss the internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company making its NAC debut! The show is of course the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird. Watch Stravinsky’s famous music come to life onstage in a thrilling, innovative, and dramatic piece complete with life-sized puppets, masks, and magic! Get your tickets now! Two shows, one at 1:30 p.m. and the other at 3:30 p.m.

British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, January 13

Do you have a hankering for some history? Ever wanted to know more about the British Isles? David Jeanes (the President of Heritage Ottawa) is coming to The Chamber in Ben Franklin Place, to give a fascinating lecture from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on one of the most important gentry families of South Wales, the Kerneys-Tynte Family of Cefn Mably. The family lived at the imposing Cefn Mably mansion, and had roots stretching back to the Norman Conquest of Wales. The talk starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes to 9:30 a.m. but you’ll want to arrive early to get a good seat! There will also be a talk by Tara Grant on "Searching for your WWI British Army Ancestor”! You can chat with other members in the break, and visit the Discovery Tables. Admission and parking are free! Don’t miss this great opportunity! 

Changes in the Air at François Dupuis Recreation Centre, January 13

This is your chance to see a one-of-a-kind exhibition of local art! Arteast Ottawa and the François Dupuis Recreation Centre are teaming up to give you “Changes in the Air”. The show features works from four active volunteers within the Arteast membership: Aline Joanis brings us the bright fall of leaves and birch trees. Doreen Hardiman takes us down to the individual leaf in mixed media. A downtown scene is captured and enhanced by Mary Ann Varley. Marie Leger takes us out to early fall at Mer Bleu. “Changes in the Air ” runs until January 15th at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre located at 2263 Portobello Boulevard in the Avalon area of Orleans. Buy yourself or a friend one of these beautiful paintings and celebrate the beauty around us! 

People Meeting People Dance at Carleton Heights Community Centre, January 13

Get ready to mingle with both singles and couples. Drinks, door prizes and raffles abound and a light lunch will be served at 10:30. Free parking is an added bonus. Admission is $13 for Members and $15 for Non-Members. 

Julie Kim at Mifo, Orleans, January 17-19

Presented by La Cité, the College of Applied Arts and Technology and the Ontario Network, this Shenkman Arts Center showcase will feature francophone artists from across Canada. Performers will include several Franco-Ontarian artists such as Damien Robitaille, Julie Kim, Ariko, Regulation 17, Cindy Doire, The Landscaper, The Rats of Swompe, Céleste Lévis, Jacques Jacobus and YAO.

James Barker Band at the Algonquin College- Algonquin Commons Theatre, January 17

The James Barker Band presents their anticipated "Game On Tour" featuring star musician Meghan Patrick and special guest Jojo Mason. Show starts at  7:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now.

Cherry Chérie at Shenkman Arts Centre, January 17

Cherry Cherie returns to the capital after an absence of over 2 long years. Make sure to join Songkick and track this concert. Tickets are on sale now. Show runs from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Storgårds Conducts Rachmaninoff at the NAC, January 17 – 18

Some musical pieces are impossible to master. Many try, few succeed. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is one such composition. Violin virtuoso Alina Ibragimova takes it on for two performances at the National Arts Centre.  

GROUNDED at The Gladstone Theatre, January 17-27

She’s got it all. Beauty. Brains. A body as finely honed as a Sidewinder missile. That’s her job, and her passion. Fighter pilot. Ace. So what happens when she’s a big success at motherhood, too? Iran. Iraq. Afghanistan. This is how it is when our feminism is really on the line. Eleanor Crowder directs. Alexis Scott stars in this searing play, a recent off-Broadway hit for Anne Hathaway.

Beekeeping 101 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, January 18

Ever ponder to yourself, while spreading honey on your morning toast or dripping some in your tea, where it came from? What does it take to get it to you? Wonder no more as Paul Lacelle, board member with the Ontario Beekeepers Association, teaches you how to get started as a novice beekeeper. You’ll also discover facts like honey was found in the tombs of Egypt and, get this, you could still eat it! This presentation is going to be pretty sweet!

Speaking Out - Landscapes of Silence at the NAC, January 18

How far would you be willing to travel to claim the beauty of your own voice? Actress and playwright Marta Sign grew up with the last military junta that ruled Argentina. Long after the dictatorship ended, many were still paying. Denial was the currency. In her youth, Sign paid too. Now she breaks the silence to relay a journey which has no voice but hers.

Local Green Investment Opportunity - Launch Party at The Red Lion Public House, January 18

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative looking to launch two new city projects and they want you to help. Launching its sixth investment opportunity gathering, the group is looking to build two rooftop installations on Ottawa-area high schools with a combined generating capacity of 650 kW. Food and drink will be served in the atmospheric Red Lion while you discover the benefits of investing in solar power owned by the community.

Cold Streets. Warm Hearts at Fraser Cafe, January 18

It may be cold outside but all are warmly invited to this opening reception for an exhibition of local artist High McBride’s street photography. Half of the sales from the work go to support the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

Panel Presentation: Canada’s New Posture in the International Arena at the Knox Presbyterian Church, January 18

The Trudeau Government boldly claimed that “Canada is back”. Not everybody shares that belief. This panel peels back the layers to show how Trudeau still supports defense and trade policies initiated by Harper. Sure to spark some debate, the discussion asks if Canada’s foreign policy can ever really be returned to its traditional posture.

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