Canada 150
Out & AboutOut & About July 28- August 4, 2017

Out & About July 28- August 4, 2017

Out & About July 28- August 4, 2017

Intimate Entanglements at Gallery 101, July 28

The artist Lindsey Wilson is grounded in an intimate relationship with craft materials. Presented in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Department Of Visual Arts. From 10am-5pm


The Royal Thai Embassy at Horticulture Building, July 28

In celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa would like to invite everyone to the “Amazing Thailand” festival at Lansdowne Park on 28th July 2017 to seek a chance to experience at first-hand various aspects of Thai culture, featuring authentic THAI CUISINE, exhilarating MUAY THAI demonstrations, captivating THAI DANCES, TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE, and unique THAI HANDICRAFTS.


Night Market Chinatown at Chinatown, July 28-30

Ottawa Chinatown´s Biggest Event Ever! This year's Ottawa Asian Fest summer night market once again heads to Ottawa's Chinatown. With the beautiful Chinatown Royal Arch as the backdrop, all of our best food vendors from across Ontario will be back, including Night Market favourites such as Hong Kong Bubble Waffles, Twisted Potato Chips, Squid on a Stick and of course CHATIME Bubble Tea! On Somerset between Bronson and Arthur, this market will also include a Beer Garden and Karaoke Nights!


Lithuania at Horticulture Building, July 29

The 29th of July 2017 will be rich in Lithuanian culture at Lansdowne Park, Ottawa. Folk dancing, choral singing, original gastronomy, folk art how-to demonstrations, a painting exhibition, and other activities await you. This extraordinary day of celebration will be presented by over 250 dancers, singers, and artists of Lithuanian origin from all four corners of Canada and will conclude with a festive soirée where music and dance will be an integral part of the festivities. The entertainment program will rotate on the half-hour from 12pm to 6pm.


Hop in the Hood at Britannia Woods, July 29

HoP in the Neighborhood celebrates 150 years of Canadian Confederation with an injection of Hip-hop Arts and Culture. An outdoor festival setting will bring community space to life with DJ’s, live music performers, dance demonstrations and a variety of workshop stations. Each neighbourhood will come to life as participants try their hands at DJ’ing, learn to write a spoken word poem and write their name in graffiti lettering. Free snacks will be provided along with the performances and workshops rounding off the experience.


Kontinuum on Sparks Street, until July 29

Take advantage of this week! This immersive multimedia production, created by Ottawa 2017 and Moment Factory, unfolds in Ottawa’s future Lyon Light Rail Transit (LRT) station. Visitors descend deep underground into an anomaly in the fabric of reality where invisible frequencies take on physical dimension. Elevate your senses and awaken your imagination in this journey where two realms collide. Which path will you choose?


150 Years of Canada’s Scariest Ghost Stories at 46 ½ Sparks Street, until July 29

The Haunted Walk Presents 150 Years of Canada’s Scariest Ghost Stories. True north strong and spooky! This summer they are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by sharing our favourite Canadian ghost stories. They’ll take you from coast to coast as they explore the most hair-raising and spine-tingling tales the country has to offer. This tour will also include some of their best local stories and a visit inside the Bytown Museum, Ottawa’s oldest and most haunted building. Adults $19.75, Youth (10-17) $16.75, Children (under 10) Free With Accompanying Adult.


Pardon Me, Prime Minister at Ottawa Little Theatre, until July 29

When the Prime Minister and Chancellor start preparing a puritanical budget taxing amusements such as bingo, gambling and nightclubs out of existence – many cover-ups (and un-coverings) ensue! At 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale. 


La Machine in the streets of downtown Ottawa, until July 30

A North American first, La Machine will captivate audiences with its ambulatory urban theatre as a giant dragon and spider roam the streets of downtown Ottawa. It will be excitement on a giant scale! Free.


Motown the Musical at NAC, until July 30

Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Tickets on sale now starting at $44.


Ottawa: Cinema Capital at the Canadian Film Institute, until July 31

The Canadian Film Institute will be selecting the best of the submissions to be screened as part of the Ottawa: Cinema Capital event, programming that will run this summer into the fall. Every submission will receive their undying gratitude and will be entered into a draw for 2 CFI Ambassador Memberships, which includes free admission to all CFI screenings. Footage selected for the screenings will receive a complimentary CFI ticket package for 6 screenings. Submit your digitized footage by JULY 31 and share your moving image memories with your Ottawa community!


B in the park at Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario, August 3

If you are interested in joining the Sons of Scotland as a piper or drummer, drop us a line. Our history dates back to 1896, but the mandate stays the same - provide free instruction to those who wish to learn, and then go into the community to present that music. From 6:30p.m - 8:30p.m. Tickets $10.


Presdelicious on Preston Street, until August 3

Presdelicious offers an ideal opportunity for diners to discover new favourites or revisit familiar ones. Come out and discover a delectable blend of each restaurant’s most popular fare, coupled with items selected to showcase their kitchen’s capability and creativity. Check out the Presdelicious menus, then choose your restaurant and make your reservations.


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

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


Ottawa Chamberfest at different location in the Capital City, until August 4

The world’s largest chamber music festival presents concerts in beautiful Ottawa churches and offers a wide array of music. Music lovers and the most diverse public from all ages and cultures. Chamberfest 2017 celebrates 500 years of music, featuring Stephen Hough, the Miró Quartet, Julian Rachlin performing Vivaldi and Piazzolla's Four Seasons, and a reprise of Art of Time Ensemble's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Tickets on sale!


2nd annual Ottawa Salsa Convention at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, August 4-6

National & International Salsa , Bachata , Kizomba Stars along with local Performers will be giving dance workshop at this 3 days all day and showcasing all evening followed by social dancing to the sound of some of the best local and national / internatinal salsa , bachata , kizomba DJs all night long till 2 am! Tickets are available on line or at the door by cash & credit card

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