Out & About OldOut & About: January 5-11, 2018

Out & About: January 5-11, 2018

Out & About: January 5-11, 2018

4-Course Gourmet Vegan Dinner with Wine Pairings at the Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory, January 5

Get ready for the most delicious vegan extravaganza in Ottawa — this Friday, at the Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory, treat your taste buds to a 4-course gourmet whirlwind! Chef Reshad’s 4-course splendour includes thoughtful wine pairings, with non-alcoholic options too. Start 2018 off right by celebrating good food and sustainable ingredients. You won’t find a more beautiful dining experience than the indoor tropical water garden of the conservatory! So get your tickets now for only $72 per person! Don’t forget that includes drinks — book your spots early because this is one you won’t want to miss.

Yoga Under the Stars at the Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory, January 6

If you’ve never done yoga before, then 2018 is the year to try it! Get your mind, body, and heart warmed up with this Hatha Yoga class in the indoor tropical water garden oasis at Aquatopia Conservatory. If you’re a seasoned yogi then you’ll love the relaxing setting, the healing power of water, and the invigorating class. And if you’re new, then this welcoming setting is the perfect time to come see what everyone’s been talking about! The glass-enclosed space means you can see the night sky above your head as you flow through a water-inspired sequence. And since the Hatha yoga practice emphasizes a proper diet, you’ll be provided a vegan meal to enjoy after class in a casual bistro setting, catered in house by Chef Reshad Rezai. Get your tickets now, for $45 each! Tickets available for Ages 14 and up, and includes post-event meal.

Sneezy Waters at the NAC, January 6

Ottawa’s folk legend, Sneezy Waters is coming to the NAC for another dynamite show you won’t want to miss this Saturday! Waters has been impressing the music scene throughout his life, and he’s back in Ottawa to dazzle us some more. After spending his early career in Ottawa performing both solo and with groups like “Nev and Pete” and “The Children”. Together with Susan Jains, Waters traveled Asia and Europe playing residencies in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Vientiane, All India Radio, and Copenhagen. When he came back to his home country he toured Canada before becoming Ottawa’s best busker. He’s been playing on the NAC’s Fourth Stage for the last few years to sold out shows featuring “The Very Fine Band”. Get your tickets for Saturday’s concert for $35 and up. The show starts at 8:30, so don’t miss it!

Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village – Parks Of The St. Lawrence, until January 6

The Holiday season might be over, but we’re all still looking for a bright start to the new year. This Saturday, check out Upper Canada Village’s Alight at Night Festival and see almost a million lights hanging over this historic site! Experience true winter magic with a horse-drawn wagon ride through the lit-up snow. Don’t forget to dress warmly if you want to take an evening stroll through this unique and picture-perfect setting. Take the whole family and experience this one-of-a-kind place together!

Live Music at New Cocktail Lounge, January 6

New Edinburgh has a new bar! One Up Cocktail Bar is opening its doors for the first time this month on 1 Beechwood Ave. Come check out their event this Saturday from 7-11pm and welcome this classy new live music venue to our city! Betty Ann Bryanton will be on vocals, with David Miller on Keyboard. Kick off the new year in style and support a local business while you’re at it!

Golden Years.......David Bowie Tribute at The Wellington Gastropub, Jan 7

If you’re a Bowie fan like us then you won’t want to miss this Sunday tribute at The Wellington Gastropub. The Annual Bowie Bash is 5 hours of nonstop Bowie playing loud from the Tetra Speakers. With food available from 12-4pm, you won’t want to miss this!

Murder Mystery Ottawa at The Prescott + The Red Lion, Jan 6

Murder’s never been more fun. This Saturday POPCORN THEATRE is holding a hilarious whodunnit night of wild fun! Everyone’s a suspect at this better-than-dinner-theatre show. Sing, dance, and laugh while you try to figure out the killer among us. No food served besides the complimentary popcorn. Doors to the Show Room open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8pm. The hilarious whodunnits are rated PG - there's gun play but no bad language. Perfect for ages 6 - 99. The shows take place at The Red Lion, 47 Clarence Street in the Byward Market and The Prescott, 379 Preston Street in Little Italy.

WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, January 7

Throughout his time serving as a Canadian soldier in the First World War, George Stephen Cantlie mailed flowers that he picked from the European fields back home to Montreal and his infant daughter Celia. Step back in time at this multi-sensory exhibit, combining Cantlie’s original letters, pressed flowers with original scents, crystal sculptures and portraits of 10 Canadians with a direct involvement with the Great War.

Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ at The Children’s Museum, Until January 7

The brainchild of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel, this exhibition lets you become a member of the lively and adaptive team collaborating on the construction and testing of the fastest (and safest) speed machines in the world. Experiment and get creative using Hot Wheels die-cast cars, the most famous toy vehicles on Earth.

Canada – Day 1 at Canadian Museum of History, until Jan 7

Shift your perspective and see our nation from the eyes of an immigrant by reliving their first day on Canadian soil, from Confederation all the way until present day. Hear their stories of their first impressions and first experiences as told through art, photos, personal objects and voice recordings.

Holiday programming at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, until Jan 7

Take advantage of the last days to enjoy Space adventures: Exploring a new world at the Aviation and Space Museum. Board a “rocket” and journey to a make believe planet at “Space Adventures: Exploring a New World” at the Aviation and Space Museum this holiday break. Make camp, experiment in the science lab, create an agricultural food supply and explore the landscape for elements and signs of life.

Stampin’ Up! Open House at Sara’s House, January 7

Swing by 27 Redfox Place anytime from 12 pm-4 pm to view new Stampin’ Up! Products. You can also try your hand at creating a simple birthday card, snag a set of retired stamps for a great deal, sign up for upcoming how-to classes and browse the new Occasions catalogue.

Linnebach and Bartók at the NAC, January 10 -11

Bartók’s melodic and unique violin concerto is presented by Solti award-winning conductor Karina Canellakis in her NAC debut, featuring Jessica Linnebach, the NAC’s own remarkable Associate Concertmaster. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are on sale now.

Ottawa Little Theatre Present An Inspector Calls, January 10 – 27

An Inspector is about to interrupt the dinner of the Birling family. The mysterious Mr. Goole brings with him not dessert but secrets ready to be revealed. What can the suicide of a young, working-class girl possibly have to do with this upper middle class gathering. Find out as this production at the Ottawa Little Theatre moves towards a terrifying climax. Tickets; $12 for Students, $24 for Seniors, $27 for adults.

Moments From 150 Years Ago at Canadian Museum of History, until January 28

As Canada’s sesquicentennial draws to a close, travel back 150 years relive what shaped us. From an ambrotype featuring a honeymooning couple at Niagara Falls, to a popular carte de visite depicting a lacrosse team from Kahnawá:ke — this exhibition offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Canadians 150 years ago.

Mélanie Myers – Ce qui touche au sol (What Touches the Ground) at Karsh-Masson Gallery, until January 21

Mélanie Myers uses drawing and the fabrication of objects to modify the all too familiar urban environment. Ce qui touche au sol (What Touches the Ground) is an observation of systems and incentive measures put in place to ensure the adequate administration of a city. To highlight certain variances in conduct, the spaces assigned to the residence and the landscape, as well as to traffic and contemplation, are represented in a realistic yet improbable way.

Decoding E-Money - A new exhibition at the Bank of Canada Museum, until April 22

The best things in life are free but, as some singer once belted out, you can leave that to the birds and bees. He was singing about the almighty dollar. If it were today he might be about E-money. You don’t find it in your wallet, purse or event bank account. It’s stored electronically in the spaces in between and it is changing how we spend. This exhibit looks at how we used to pay as well as towards what might await future consumers.  

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

Who do we think we are as Canadians? This free exhibition at the Library and Achieves looks to answer that question by looking beyond our 150 years as a Confederation to when figures like Samuel de Champlain explored and discovered. On display will be treasures from our past. As we move into our next 150 years what is the Canadian identity and how did it take shape?

She Who Tells a Story – Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World at the Canadian War Museum, until March 4

More than 85 photographs shot by 12 women from Iran and the Arab world fill this unique exhibition being housed at the Canadian War Museum. There will be a dynamic range of photos including portraits and documentary showcasing the social and political landscape in the Middle East. 

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