Out & AboutOut & About: June 8 - 14, 2018

Out & About: June 8 - 14, 2018

Out & About: June 8 - 14, 2018

Westfest at Tom Brown Arena and Park, June 8-10 

It’s the biggest free street party in Canada! Everyone’s invited! Celebrating it’s 15th year, the Westfest lineup is better than ever — Cody Coyote, The Pursuit of Happiness, and Bear Witness from A Tribe Called Red will be headlining, with so many other amazing performers! Don’t miss the weekend of the year. Did we mention it’s free?

Fluevogs for Therapy Dogs at John Fluevog Shoes, June 9 

Ottawa’s cutest volunteers are teaming up with a Canadian designer legend for a night as unique as every Fluevog shoe. From 5-10pm on June 9th, shop at John Fluevog Shoes and 50% of your purchase will go to Ottawa Therapy Dogs, an awesome charity. With local craft beer tasters courtesy of Flora Hall Brewing and adorable therapy dogs at the store, you’ll never want to leave! Enter a raffle to win a pair of Fluevogs ($10 a ticket or 6 for $50 with proceeds to OTD) and support a passionate and hard-working organization. If you’ve been deliberating that designer purchase, this is the perfect time to buy.

Orléans Craft Beer Festival at Peter D. Clark Place, Jun 7-9 

East-enders — Come one, come all to Peter D. Clark Place for the Craft Beer Festival! From June 7-9, Orleans will be bringing together craft breweries, local food artisans, and awesome music! 

Latin Sparks Block Party at Albert Island, June 9 

Get your ticket because it’s selling out fast — the legendary Latin block party is happening again this Saturday! Latin Sparks brings thousands of people from Ontario and Quebec together for a night of dancing outside under the stars. Your ticket comes with two free dance lessons and gets you access to spectacular performances, DJs, food trucks, and bars! Hurry before they’re gone! 

Mamma Mia! At Centrepointe Theatre, Jun 1-10

You’ve definitely heard of this pop classic musical — based on ABBA’s legendary hits, Mamma Mia! takes place on a hot and hilarious Greek island. Sophie is getting married, but who’s going to give her away? Raised by her mother, Sophie’s uncovered three men who could all be her father… how to decide? Performances will be running from June 1-10 at Centrepointe Theatre (Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm). Tickets are $15.75-$45.75.

Move Over Mrs. Markham at Ottawa Little Theatre, Jun 6-23

Head to Ottawa Little Theatre between June 6-23 and check out the new hilarious and sexy play you won’t want to miss. Philip Markham is a timid children’s book publisher. He and his wife, Joanna have been married for 15 years and are getting bored. Philip’s business partner, Henry, is a philanderer who plans to borrow Philip’s apartment to do some philandering. Henry’s wife, it turns out, has the same plan. Joanna’s interior decorator has an eye for the housekeeper… when Philip stumbles on all three couples, hilarity ensues. Shows start at 7.30 and 2.30 p.m. A Student ticket is $12, seniors are $24, and adults are $27.



Seniors Pop-up Painting at NAC, until Jun 27

What better place to paint than in the NAC’s astounding new glass atrium? Pop Up Painting will be at the NAC at 1:30pm on June 27, and the session is free! Just RSVP in advance, since there are only 30 places. Painters of all ages and experience are welcome! Bring your creativity and get colourful!



Italian Week at Preston Street BIA – Little Italy, Jun 7- 17

When in Rome…or in this case, Ottawa! Italian Week has officially begun, bringing the dolce vita to you for 10 whole days. Celebrating all things Italian, be it art, culture or history, the festival offers food, fun and music and will feature an epic carnival-style parade.



Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour from Ottawa to Kingston, Jun 9-10

Are you up for the task? Now in it's 47th year, the Ottawa Bicycle Club’s most demanding event and one of the nation’s longest-running cycling events travels between two historic cities. Approximately 2,000 riders pedal to the medal on one of four routes on a two-day trip to Kingston and back, winding through the picturesque Ontario landscape for a total of 200 to 420 kilometers! No need to worry about maps, rider support, rest stops, luggage, accommodations or meals - it’s all taken care of. Don’t miss the after-cycling massage, yoga, beer gardens or the Sunday BBQ.



Volleyball Nations League at Arena at TD Place, Jun 8-10

Come make some noise for Canada’s National men’s volleyball team as they face off against Australia, Germany and rivals/Olympic bronze medalists, the United States at the Canadian stop for the brand new FIVB Volleyball Nations League. It’s volleyball as you’ve never seen it before, building on the innovative groundwork in sports presentation laid at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cheer on Canada as they battle round-robin style to become Volleyball Nations League champion. Single game tickets on sale now.

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