Out & About OldOut & About April 14 - 20

Out & About April 14 - 20

Out & About April 14 - 20

Happy Easter!! If you think that this week is slowing down just because the big bunny is coming to town, you are very much mistaken. There are tons of fun Easter activities all weekend, starting on Good Friday, and plenty of music, dancing, fashion, art and HOCKEY to keep you busy all week. See you out there!

Dixie Chicks, Canadian Tire Centre, April 14

Innovators, renegades, villains, mothers, influencers and music superstars, Dixie Chicks will be live at Canadian Tire Centre tonight as part of their DCX MMXVII World Tour. The multi-Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling band kicked off their highly anticipated North American tour in June 2016 and Dixie Chicks have visited over 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada during the past few months. Tickets start at $69 and the show starts at 7:30pm.

Easter in the ByWard Market, ByWard Market, April 14- 17

The ByWard Market will remain open from Good Friday until Easter Monday, offering horse-drawn carriage rides, art gallery tours, and fine-quality foods including homemade Easter eggs. Shops and restaurants in the Market will also remain open, some may have changed hours for the holiday.

Easter at the Farm, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, April 14 - 17

Celebrate spring’s arrival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum during Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks and ducklings from up close. Visitors can learn about the transformation of cacao beans into chocolate while helping make chocolate cake or carrot cake and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again! All this from Good Friday through Easter Monday at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! From 9:30am – 4pm. Fees: Family: $30 | Adult: $11 | Student / Senior: $10 | Children 3 to 12: $9.

West Coast Swing Dance, Studio X, April 15

Join Westie Underground to dance West Coast Swing in a fun, relaxed environment. Located at Studio X (250 City Centre) a DJ will play a wide variety of music from the newest pop hits to your favourite blues, soul, funk and classic pop. There are free lessons included with admission at 8:15pm and there is no need for a partner, The fun kicks off at 8pm and tickets are $10 general, $7 student.

Ottawa Egg Drop, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, April 15

Right off the ‘hop’ (pardon the pun) we need to say that this event is full, but it is worth bookmarking for next year if you don’t have a confirmed registration! This Saturday, the Ottawa Egg Drop is taking place at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum where 45,000 Easter eggs filled with chocolate and prizes will fall from a helicopter on the lawns of the museum at this free family event! Ottawa's first ever Egg Drop is going to be the ultimate Easter Egg hunt! There are multiple egg drops for each age group and tons of free activities. The fun starts at 9am and the first drop is at 11:30am.

Senators vs. Bruins, Canadian Tire Centre, April 15

It is the playoffs, people!! This Saturday the Boston Bruins come to town to take on the Ottawa Senators in Round 1 and Home Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tickets start at $70 and there are even some (pricey) ones in the 100s still up for grabs. The puck drops at 3pm.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, The Diefenbunker, April 15

The Easter Bunny is at in again on his sixth visit to Canada’s Cold War Museum, the Diefenbunker! With hundreds of places to hide in the 100,000 square foot bunker, they need help to find all of the eggs he left behind. Come join the hunt and make an Easter craft in their historic cafeteria! This event is nut-free and first come, first serve from 11am – 4pm. The event is included in admission with adults $14, seniors $13, students $10, youth $8 and kids under 5 free!

Little Shop of Horrors, Gladstone Theatre, April 13-23

On an ordinary day, hapless florist’s assistant Seymour finds a mysterious plant that changes everything. Suddenly, Seymour’s dreams all come true: he gets the girl, his boss adopts him as family and he becomes a rich and famous horticulturalist. But nothing comes for free, and Seymour has no choice but to give in to his bloodthirsty plant’s escalating demands.

A Night at The Gladstone, Gladstone Theater, April 16

It’s a dark day for Little Shop… but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Come on out for a special evening of local musical talent! Three of Ottawa’s favourite musical acts, The Magic Machine, Danielle Allard and the Ramblin’ Valley Band, are coming together for A Night at The Gladstone, a special 1-night-only musi-theatrical event! Join host Jumpin’ Joel Flash for a great evening of local music and a surprising amount of fun! You won’t want to miss this chance to hear why Ottawa continues to carve a bigger space on the musical map. Doors 7:00 p.m.; Show 8:00 p.m. $15

INDIGENIUS Art, Music and Fashion Show, Canadian Museum of History, April 15

Help us INDIGENIZE Canada's 150th Birthday by celebrating our 4th annual INDIGENIUS Art Music and Fashion Show 2017 to inspire young people to find their genius at The Canadian Museum of History! Indigenize means to acknowledge, learn, and celebrate our Indigenous people within Canada. This promises to be an energizing and inspiring evening for all. Unfortunately, this event is sold out, but if you have a ticket in hand, the show starts at 7pm.

House of TARG III Anniversary Show, House of TARG, April 17

House of TARG turns three years old and they want you there to celebrate! For just $8 (or $5 if you are wearing a TARG t-shirt) you can rock out to your favourite local-ish punk, rock, and metal bands. If the music doesn’t do it for you, there will also be fun loot bags for the first 100 people through the door and a good old fashioned limbo competition that could have you walking away with free play every Sunday for a year! Doors open at 8pm and the first band is up at 8:30pm.

Monkey Rock Easter Monday Madness, Hunter’s Public House, April 17

Looking for some family friendly fun this Easter Monday? Monkey Rock is here to make it happen! This Monday they are holding a concert at Hunter's Public House (4750 Bank) at 12:30pm. Doors open at 11am with fun activities including a colouring contest to win an Easter basket packed with goodies.  Call to make your reservation - 613-822-7171.

ENCOUNT3RS, NAC, April 20 - 22

This landmark NAC Commission pairs three of Canada’s outstanding choreographic talents with three of the country’s most exciting composers. Ballet BC’s trail-blazing Emily Molnar meets her musical match with innovative composer Nicole Lizée. Alberta Ballet’s eminent and prolific Jean Grand-Maître joins forces with multiple award-winning new music visionary Andrew Staniland; and Guillaume Côté, gifted dancer and choreographic associate with the National Ballet of Canada, is perfectly paired with noted emerging composer Kevin Lau. Tickets on sale starting at $54.

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