Out & About OldOut & About: February 23 - March 1, 2017

Out & About: February 23 - March 1, 2017

Out & About: February 23 - March 1, 2017

Series Dance 10 #30 - Katia Gagné at Arts Court - Ottawa Dance Directive, Feb 22 – 24

A mix of choreography and theatre, this promises to be a hypnotic portrayal of an epic train journey travelling through a combination of memories and reality that’s at sometimes harsh while at others tender. Produced and choreographed by Katia Gagné. Les créations Ozar et Danse-Cité with original music by Dino Giancola, the show features dancer Ève Garnier and guest artists Yvonne Coutts, Lana Morton, Siôned Watkins, Anne-Marie White. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Galant! With elegance and poise! At Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Feb 23

Listen to the elegant music of the great composers Haydn, Mozart and Bach, as well as Wolf-Ferrari’s lilting Serenade for Strings presented by Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. With guest conductor Bernhard Gueller of Symphony Nova Scotia and guest pianist Ilya Poletaev, it is a performance not to be missed, celebrating the richest of string sounds in classical music. Tickets range from $10 to $40. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Canterbury After Hours at St. Joseph’s Church, Feb 23

Members of the local community are welcomed by the Canterbury High School Vocal Seniors to attend their upcoming concert and choral fundraiser, “Canterbury After Hours.” Organized and run by Canterbury High School’s graduating Vocal Class, the show will feature solo and group performances by members of the senior class, as well as the Canterbury High School choirs. A silent auction table will round out the night and baked goods will be available by donation. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for adults. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

Dead Accounts at Ottawa Little Theatre, Feb 23

A dark comedy penned by one of America’s top modern writers (of NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Smash, and Mauritius fame), Dead Accounts tells the story of a man named Jack who leaves his sister Lorna with many a question after making a sudden return to his Midwest family home after leaving Wall Street. Why has he returned? What happened to his wife? And when did he get so rich? The show confronts corporate greed, delves into small town morals, and deliberates on whether your family will always welcome you back with open arms. Tickets range from $12 - $27.

Matt Holubowski at NAC, Feb 23

Born in Hudson, QC and raised by a Polish father and a mother from Quebec, Matt Holubowski grew up in a bilingual environment and has always existed at the crossroads of French and English. This idea of isolation of two cultures in a single nation inspired his second album, Solitudes (produced by Connor Seidel), with tracks that meditate on the feelings of being alone. A finalist on the TV show La Voix, the self-taught musician brings his tour and unmistakable voice to Ottawa this weekend. Tickets are $23. Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Symphony of Heroes at Centrepointe Theatre, Feb 23

The Ottawa Pops Orchestra takes listeners on a hero's journey in Symphony of Heroes. Voyaging through some of the world’s most beloved video game and anime scores, the performance is centered around Joseph Campbell's monomyth. The orchestra combines music, video and storytelling into an exciting multimedia performance. Each piece is woven together to create each chapter in the story of young heroine Avery, tasked with delivering a sacred piece of music to a kingdom far away. Tickets range from $20-25. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Elmdale BookFest 2018 at Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium, Feb 23-24

Elmdale Public School’s annual BookFest is back this week! The festival is a second-hand book market and gives the public the opportunity to snag some great books for remarkable prizes all while supporting a good cause, with all the money raised going towards funding educational resources and programs for the students. With more than 25, 000 titles available, there will surely be something for you no matter what genre you love! Additionally, the event will also host a bake sale and raffles so you do not want to miss it. Bookfest takes place at Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Friday and 9:00am to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

613flea at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Feb 24

613flea, one of the city’s biggest community flea markets, is kicking off its 2018 season this week! Taking place at the gorgeous Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne Park, the festival features over 100 vendors selling everything from baked goods, crafts, vintage clothing, antique decorative pieces and much more. There is tons to see and buy and the admission is free! The market runs from 10 AM to 4 PM this Saturday.

Big Soul Project Celebrates Black History Month at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, Feb 24

In celebration of Black History Month, Ottawa’s largest community choir Big Soul Project will be performing live at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. With special appearances by guest vocalists Michael Curtis Hanna and Chris White, and live instrumental by the Deep Groove Band, it is sure to be an evening of exceptional soul, gospel and groove. The show goes down at 7:30 PM on Saturday and tickets are available now.

Saturday Night Dance at Carleton Heights Community Centre, Feb 24

If you’re up for some dancing this weekend, check out the Saturday Night Dance event at the Carleton Heights Community Centre. This bi-weekly event is open to both singles and couples and is a great way to meet and mingle with new people. Drinks and a light dinner will also be served, so you don’t want to miss out! Tickets are available at the door–$13 for centre members, $15 for non-members.

CAMMAC  Annual Concert at All Saints' Anglican Church – Westboro, Feb 25

The CAMMAC Annual Concert is going to be bigger than ever this year! For the first time, the concert will feature two separate performances, one choral and one orchestral, so if you’re a fan of either or both, you do not want to miss this! Both performances will be conducted by Marg Stubington. The choir will perform the Celtic Mass for the Sea by Scott Macmillan and Jennyfer Brickenden, and the orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairytale masterpiece Scheherazade. Tickets are on sale now at The Leading Note sheet music store and will also be available at the door.

Echoes of Brass: The Music of the Salvation Army at Salvation Army Ottawa Citadel, Feb 25

The Maple Leaf Brass Band and the Salvation Army Legacy Brass Band are coming together to present Echoes of Brass, a concert of traditional and contemporary brass and choral music that is sure to be spectacular. The concert starts at 6:30PM on Sunday evening and tickets are on sale now and will also be available at the door.

National Cupcake Day at home , Feb 26

If you’re an animal lover and cupcake lover, this is the event for you! The Ottawa Humane Society has once again partnered with National Cupcake Day to raise donations for animals in need! To get involved, register online to host a National Cupcake Day party at your home, work or school and start baking! You can host alone or team up with co-workers or classmates to bake and sell delicious cupcakes with 100% of your funds going to animals in need throughout Ottawa. National Cupcake Day is this Monday and everyone is invited to participate for this awesome cause.

Mental Health First Aid at Algonquin College - Woodroffe campus, Feb 26

Every week, around 500,000 Canadians are unable to work because of struggles with mental health. It’s always a good idea to get educated, so why not check out Shelley McCaffrey’s Mental Health First Aid training at Algonquin College? McCaffrey has over 25 years of experience in health care with a focus on mental health. The course is $225, and goes from 9:30am to 3:30pm this coming Monday — don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Lang Lang in Recital at National Arts Centre, Feb 27

For one night and one night only — don’t miss this solo concert that’s sure to sell out! Lang Lang is the pianist you’ll want to see live; a dazzling show of charisma and cool, of technique and creativity. The show starts at 8pm at the NAC this coming Tuesday. Get your tickets now!

Free 5km running clinic at Carp Curling Club, Feb 27

If you’re registered for the 5km run at the Diefenbooker Race in Carp on May 5th, then this is your chance to enjoy a free running clinic! Come to the Carp Curling Club on February 27th for an info session before visiting the carp Arena at 8:45am on March 3rd for the clinic.

An Evening with Fiction writers Michael Mirolla and Claude Lalumiere at Octopus Books, Feb 28

This coming Wednesday, Octopus Books is hosting the literary sensations, Michael Mirolla and Claude Lalumiere! Mirolla will read from his new collection of short stories, “The Photographer in Search of Death: Stories of the Real and the Magical”, and Lalumiere from his novel, “Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment”. Both authors fuse reality with the magical and inexplicable, and bring the reader on a journey through the fantastically fictional — don’t miss this chance to hear brilliant work straight from the author! Come at 7pm to catch both readings.

TEDxKanata at Brookstreet Hotel, March 1

The region’s greatest thinkers, presenters, artists, and dreamers are connecting on March 1st to share their ideas…. it’s all happening at the TEDxKanata this coming Thursday at the Brookstreet Hotel! Get your tickets now and hear Ottawa’s ideas worth spreading. From 3:30 to 9pm, immerse yourself in inspiration, innovation, and passion!

Classical Marsalis at National Arts Centre, March 1

Branford Marsalis, the sensational saxophonist, is coming to the NAC for a spectacular show — Conductor Andrey Boreyko is leading the NAC Orchestra for the first time and is bringing a unique Russian sound to Tchaikovsky’s melodies. Get your tickets now at the NAC for the 8pm show on March 1st!

Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? at Library and Archives Canada, until March 1

Canada who? Dig into our country’s recorded history at Library and Archives Canada’s new exhibition, Canada, Who Do We Think We Are? The exhibition explores settler history from Champlain to now. Library and Archives Canada is showcasing rarely seen national treasures in the lobby and in the Morley Callaghan Room! On Weekdays from 9 am to 7 pm, and Weekends from 10 am to 6 pm, check out the exhibition for free!

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