Out & AboutOut & About: December 8-14, 2017

Out & About: December 8-14, 2017

Out & About: December 8-14, 2017

Holiday Benefit Concert featuring Tara Shannon at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Dec 8

A concert? A holiday concert? Oh my! This Friday join recording Artist Tara Shannon for the annual unforgettable Holiday Benefit Concert. The show features special guests Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, Sam Timmins, Chantal Hackett & Kyle Ivan. The night is bound to be  a fantastic one, celebrating our community's Amazing People such as Jonathan Pitre and Tina Boileau – EB Ambassadors for DEBRA Canada and AP nominees this year – among many others. All proceeds from the concert will go to The Amazing People Movement in support of SchoolBox, Hera Mission and Project North.The show starts at 7pm, get your tickets now!

The Nutcracker at the Algonquin Commons Theatre, Dec 8-10

There’s no winter classic quite like the Nutcracker. This Friday through Sunday, Linda Jamieson Dance Company of Ottawa, in association with the Algonquin Commons Theatre, are putting on the beautiful, the wonderful: The Nutcracker. This two act Ballet is not only a classic Christmas story, but is also a favourite amongst Linda Jamieson Dance Company audiences; new and old. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now for a show that’s fun for the whole family!

Tree of Life Celtic Yule Psychic & Craft Fair at the Bronson Centre, Dec 9

We know you love craft fairs, but there’s no craft fair quite as unique as Ottawa’s Tree of Life Celtic Yule Psychic & Craft Fair! Every year Centertown's largest neo-pagan community holds their time honored Yule tradition. The fair focuses on the artisan, spiritual, psychic and healing crafts. Come see what handmade goodies they have in store at the Bronson Centre, Mac Hall, Rideau Room! Pets are welcome too! Featuring local author Michel Weatherall. Live Celtic music by Richardo Hanna. Door Prizes for every tenth guest! With 40+ earth-based spirituality vendors, psychics, and fortune-tellers, artisans, health and wellness healers, you will also have a selection of gifts of lotions, potions, heirlooms, magickal boxes, toys, herbs and more! Come on Saturday December 9th from Noon till 4pm!

Elvis: A Christmas Special at Centrepointe Theatre, Dec 9

At this special time of year, Pete Paquette, and his band, the Rockin' Royals with the sensational Tonettes, is giving you the dazzling new show of the year. Elvis: A Christmas Special features a special guest performance by Ms. Amberley Beatty. Pete Paquette is best known for his portrayal of Elvis Presley, he takes the stage to showcase some of the King’s greatest Christmas hits such as: « Blue Christmas », « Here Comes Santa Claus », « I Believe », « The Wonderful World of Christmas », and many more favourites.Don’t miss this rockin’ Christmas show this Holiday Season! Get your tickets now for $41 - 49. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

A Christmas Ceili at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Dec 9

This Saturday, celebrate the Christmas season in Celtic style! The amazing Ottawa Celtic Choir is putting on a festive show that you won’t forget! The concert promises a night of music, song, and fun at St. Basil’s Catholic Church! Tickets are $15 at the door, and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Communication Skills Training in Ottawa at Regus, Dec 9

Looking to up your game in the industry you work it? Communication skills are the most highly valued skills in today’s business environment! For $699 – $899 a ticket, you will dive deep into the all forms of verbal, non-verbal and written communication, and come out with a developed sense of personal communication style that will help you to connect with, communicate to, and inspire people around you. Communication skills can be the difference between conflict and a promotion. Communication Skills Intensive is a cutting edge training program designed to help today’s business professionals make the most of their abilities. It will immerse you in the most advanced and innovative teachings and techniques. It’s never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life. It goes from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m this Sunday at the Regus in Ottawa.

Ottawa Carleton Choristers' Christmas Concert at Woodroffe United Church, Dec 9

Join The Ottawa Carleton Choristers for an evening of holiday cheer at their “A Christmas Journey” Christmas concert, featuring special musical guests and MC Laurence Wall, this Saturday at 7pm. The concert will be followed by a festive dessert reception. Admission is by donation.

Christmas Bake Sale at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Dec 9

Join Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind for their 8th annual Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale this Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Swing by to taste some delectable homemade baked goods or to pick up some gifts for everyone on your list, including Christmas cards, TY Beanie Babies, doggy bone Christmas wreaths, dog toys, 2018 Entertainment Books, and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind gear. All proceeds will go towards the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, an organization that has provided over 830 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians coast to coast.

The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols at Centrepointe Theatre, Dec 10

Get festive with The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols. The band and choir collaborate on Classic carols and new favourites, their way of saying thank you for all the support to their programs over the course of the past year. Your donations let the Salvation Army continue to give food, warmth and dignity to vulnerable local families. Tickets are free and available now.

2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (Canadian Olympic curling trials) at Canadian Tire Centre, until Dec.10

Men’s and women’s curling teams from across the nation will compete to become the best of the best in curling and battle it out against the top players in the world by representing Canada in Pyeongchang, South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Canterbury Trebles Women's Ensemble Presents: SNOW ANGEL at Glebe-St. James United Church, Dec 10

Originally composed of Canterbury High School vocal program alumnae, the Canterbury Trebles Women's Ensemble has now opened their ranks to other talented women. Directed by James Caswell, former director of the Canadian Centennial Choir and a Canterbury music teacher for the past 16 years, this top notch choir invites you to celebrate the holidays at their winter concert, “SNOW ANGEL”. Show starts at 3:00 pm. Hear Josef Rheinberger's "In nativitate Domini" with organ and the unique "Snow Angel" by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel with piano, cello, and narrator.

Let There Be Light! At Centretown United Church, Dec 12

Step into the light with the Canadian Centennial Choir, directed by Marg Stubington, as they present a variety of choral works all centered around the theme of light. The concert will highlight compositions by Lauredson, Gjeilo, J S Bach and more. Tickets are $22/25 for adults and $18/22 for seniors/students. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Calling all Ottawa singles for speed dating at The Lieutenant's Pump, Dec 13

Find out why it’s called Speed Dating when meeting 12 singles all in one night. Hosted by 24Dates.com, the event will gather people between the ages of 25-35 looking for love. The night of mini dates doesn’t promise you’ll find what you’re looking for but, hey, free hors d’oeuvres!

Megan Jerome CD Launch at NAC, Dec 13

Megan Jerome is back with a new album that will make you want to say “Ooh Aah!”. Well…maybe because it’s called “Ooh Aah!” Come on, say it again! She’s inviting you all to a special concert at the NAC for the release of her sixth recording. 

Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish at NAC, Dec. 14-16

“When You Wish Upon a Star”, “Let It Go”, “Hakuna Matata”, can you name where all these songs are from? Of course you can because what’s a Disney flick without the music. You don’t have to go all the way to Magic Kingdom this week to experience it all because Disney is coming to the National Arts Centre. The show will be filled with favorites and new hits from the funny to the romantic. All are certain to have you remembering your favorite Disney moments.

The Library and Archives Canada Choir 2017 Holiday Concert at 395 Wellington Street, Dec 14

Did you know The Library and Archives had its own choir? Well, now you do! You can hear it for yourself this Thursday at noon for a free holiday show for the entire family.

Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, until January 6

Looking for somewhere merry and bright to get you in the festive spirit? The historic, postcard setting of Upper Canada Village is now dripping with almost a million lights for this holiday season! Dress warmly for a cozy outdoor walk through this magical, historic scene! Take a horse drawn wagon ride, shop at the Village Store, and enjoy the best winter wonderland around!

Christmas Lights Across Canada at Confederation Boulevard & Parliament Hill, until January 7

Beavertails and hot chocolate await you for an illuminating evening on the Hill. The night is set to be lit up as the annual festive feast for the eyes casts the Parliament Buildings and Confederation Boulevard in a colourful glow. This year there is an added bonus with the opening of the new rink on the Hill so get your skates ready!

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