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Out & AboutOut & About August 11-17, 2017

Out & About August 11-17, 2017

Out & About August 11-17, 2017

Greek Fest at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, August 10-20

Since 1975, OttawaGreekFest has welcomed thousands of guests - with FREE admission! Join them to experience what's made this festival so great for the past 42 years!


Ottawa welcomes Ecuador at the Horticulture Building, August 11

All residents are encouraged to join the festivities and thus, dive into a unique multicultural atmosphere. Indulge yourself in food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more! 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Free


Stone Age Man + St. Stephen's at Irene's Pub, August 12

St. Stephen's are a five-piece, Ottawa-Chelsea, Canada based band formed in the fall of 2007. The band's influences range from sixties folk, think Buffalo Springfield, 70's rock n' roll, to more contemporary indie rock such as Blitzen Trapper and Wilco. Wakefield funsters Stone Age Man return as a 6 piece for a night of outsider folk, blues and much, much more. “An eccentric symphony of stellar songwriting” Doors open at 8pm and the show at 9.30pm. $10 for 2 bands.


Carnivale Lune Bleue: Lunacy Live Show at Rails to Trails Festival, August 13

Carnivàle Lune Bleue is shaking the dust and setting up along the mighty St. Lawrence River for four magical days and surreal nights in August 2017. As part of the Rails to Trails Festival in Brockville, Carnivàle Lune Bleue is bringing a unique edition of its full-fledged production. Come one, come all to experience magic, mysticism and mayhem in Brockville! Tickets available on site, cash only. $5-10.


Fashionism / Tommy & The Commies / The New Calling / at House of TARG, August 13

Only 8 buckz!!! Plus comes with admission to Toughen Up Free-Play night at House of TARG which starts at 9pm. Featuring guest DJ sets from the bands!!!


Ottawa welcomes Pakistan at the Horticulture Building, August 16-17

Please Join High Commission of Pakistan to celebrate 150th anniversary of Canada and 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence at the Horticulture Building, on August 16th and 17th from 10am to 8pm. Dive into Qawwali, a Sufi devotional music and other immersive artistic performances by popular musicians from Pakistan.


Curd Festival from St-Albert Cheese Factory, August 16-20

The Festival takes place on the fields beside St-Albert Cheese Coop, on 150, ST-PAUL St., ST-ALBERT. Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE Curds during all the activities going under the Big Top. Tickets are available.


Mystery Wine Pairing at Lock 17, August 17

Join them for a special kind of wine pairing evening - 5-courses of summer fresh food will be served with 5 (2oz servings) of mystery wines, guests will be challenged to answer questions about the grape type and country to win prizes! Sommelier Lori Kilmartin has hand selected our perfect pairing mystery wines.Vegetarian option and gluten free also available. Please contact john@lock17.ca to request. Pre-Dinner cocktails: 6:30pm and the 1st Course served promptly at 7:00pm. $75.


The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Parliament Hill, until August 25

Attend to this spectacle event of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. At 10:00 a.m. visit the Parliament to learn about the symbolism, history and proceedings of this free ceremony.


Parliament Hill Yoga – Free Yoga Sessions at Parliament Hill, Until August 30

Yoga on Parliament Hill! Almost every week, wednesdays at noon-1pm with local and renowned Canadian yogis. Just bring your mat and your go-to water bottle (and maybe some sunscreen). Rain or shine, we'll be saluting the sun or the cloud that's blocking it. There will be space set aside for bikes.


The Amorous Servant at Strathcona Park, until August 20

A clever young maid caught between love and duty schemes to bring peace back into her masters home in this rarely seen Italian comedy. $12.50 for one ticket for general admission (up to $25 value). 8:00 p.m. Evening Shows, Tuesday to Sunday Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can Sunday Matinees.


Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA in Gatineau, August 3-27

Inspired in part by the spirit of adventure, get your adrenaling rushing by the spectacular acrobatic prowess presented in a visually striking world paired with melodic and engaging music.


Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light at Canadian Museum of History, August 5-19

Fireworks experts will be demonstrating their skills in this wondrous battle of light and sound in the Ottawa/Gatineau’s sky. Comfortably seated on the shores of the Ottawa River in the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History, visitors can enjoy amazing displays launched in the most iconic scenery in the country, the Canada’s Parliament Hill. General admission, reserved seats or dinner and show packages.


CASINO DU LAC-LEAMY SOUND OF LIGHT at Nepean Point, August 12 and 16

Together, The Montfort Hospital Foundation and Casino Du Lac-Leamy are pleased to welcome spectators to Nepean Point for the spectacular 2017 edition of Casino Du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. Five of the best international pyrotechnical teams are responsible for creating a unique and outstanding display of light and sound inspired by our country and its history. This location, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the capital, will provide a unique vantage point to take in the show.

Enjoy five evenings of pyromusical art: August 12th – Quebec; Wednesday, August 16th – Alberta.

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