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Out & About March 17 – 23

Out & About March 17 – 23

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is a jam packed weekend, so for today, we have a list of all the big parties across the city. If you are over green beer and shamrocks we have a couple family friendly activities to keep you busy and then a host of music, food and art to keep you feeling good all week long. See you out there!

St Patrick’s Day Parties, Ottawa, March 17

· Ottawa’s St. Patrick Day’s Party, The Bourbon Room, 10pm – 3am

· St. Paddy’s Day @ The Owl, Morning Owl Coffeehouse, 3pm – 10pm

· St Patty's Day Party w/ Crunchy Flower, Rainbow Bistro, 9:30pm – 12am

· St.Paddy’s at Patty’s, Patty Bolands, 11am – 2am

· St Patty's Day Leprechaun Crawl, Liquor Store Party Bar, 7pm – 2am

· St. Paddy's Day Heated Outdoor Backyard Beer Garden Party, Lowertown Brewery, 12pm – 2am

· St. Paddy’s Day, The Black Irish Pub, 11am – 2am

· Queers and Beers [St. Patrick's Day Edition], Lowertown Brewery, 5:30pm – 10:30pm

· Happy St. Pawtricks day!, WAG Café & Pet Lounge, 12pm  2pm

· St. Patty's Day Goes Country, Dodge City Country Saloon, 10pm – 1am

· 90's Or Bust St. Patty's Day Dance Party, Babylon Nightclub, 10pm – 2:30am

· St Patrick's Day, The Red Lion Public House, 11am – 2am

· The Biggest St. Patty's Day Bash, The Waverley East, 8pm – 2am

Little Ray's Reptile Show, Tanger Outlets, March 17

Snakes, spiders & lizards, oh my! This Friday get up close and personal to these amazing creatures during March Break and see Little Ray's Reptile Zoo at the Tanger Outlets. The ‘zoo’ will be up and running 11am – 3pm in the vacant unit 825 at the outlet mall (across from American Eagle Outfitters). Admission is free and you can catch reptile shows at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert, Canadian Tire Centre, March 17

Friday, take part in a one-of-a-kind hockey themed experience, the Stanley Cup® 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert! The event, taking place at the Canadian Tire Centre, will feature musical performances by Metric, The Sheepdogs and bilingual artists Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet, who will showcase their talent in both French and English. The show will include tales of Stanley Cup glory by living hockey legends such, in addition to rare archival footage of some of hockey’s most inspirational moments. The cup itself will be the guest of honour at this memorable multimedia and immersive experience for all ages. Tickets start at $39.50 and the show starts at 7pm.

Songs of Muslim Women, Centrepointe Theater, March 18

Recipient of an Ottawa Music Micro-Grant, this special pre-JUNOs music-only concert at Centrepointe this Saturday, features local Muslim women musicians performing original and traditional songs from various different music styles sharing a spiritual thread- with the support of Ottawa 2017, the JUNO Host Committee and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition. The concert will be MC'd by the eloquent Shamima Khan. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 8pm.

Bangers & Mash: Ottawa Soul Music Festival, House of TARG, March 18

On Saturday the Bangers & Mash: Ottawa Soul Music Festival is hosting 7 bands and 4 DJs in 2 venues over 5 hours. Stage #1 is hosted at House of TARG with Ottawa's experts in heavy funk, smooth R&B, and tropical breaks: Mackenzie Rhythm Section, The Hornettes, Slack Bridges, Tropikombo, DJ Magnificent and DJ Zattar. Stage #2 is hosted at Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar by Ottawa's own London Gentleman Records, featuring funky, warm, jazzy goodness: The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Mack & Ben, Blast From The Sun, DJ Jas Nasty and The Full Time Groove. Tickets are $24.

Little Jo Berry’s 1st Birthday, Little Jo Berry’s, March 18

Celebrate the first birthday of a delicious local treasure at Little Jo Berry’s (1305 Wellington Street W) this Saturday. In addition to the usual treats, there will be prizes and enough hugs to go around for supporting local. Arriving hungry and brining friends is strongly recommended. The love fest begins at 12pm.

The Zolas, Zaphod Beeblebrox, March 18

Hailing from Vancouver, the Zolas have been playing sleek, catchy indie pop tunes for the past eight years. Their 2016 album Swooner was met with critical and popular acclaim – so much so that they have been nominated for the 2017 Juno for Breakout Group of the Year. Louise Burns supports. The show is sold out, but limited tickets will be available at the door. Be you so lucky to nab one, they will be $13. Doors at 8 PM.

Hometown Hockey Tour, Aberdeen Pavilion, March 18 & 19

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is the ultimate hockey fan experience, making stops in communities across Canada and now Ottawa. This free festival kicks off on Aberdeen Pavilion Saturday at 12pm and will feature family-friendly programming including meeting your favourite NHL Alumni. Come back Sunday night at as your Hometown Hockey hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone broadcast live from Ottawa. Stick around for a live performance from local musicians and watch as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Ottawa Senators.

Chris Stapleton, Canadian Tire Centre, March 19

This Sunday, Chris Stapleton with guest Lindi Ortega are taking over the Canadian Tire Centre. The dates are the country star’s first in Canada since the release of his certified RIAA Platinum debut solo album, Traveller. The breakthrough album has gone on to receive multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and continues to consistently top the Billboard Country Albums chart—over a year since its May 2015 release on Mercury Records Nashville. If you love country, this is your concert. Tickets Start at $50 and doors are at 6:30pm with the show at 7:30pm.

Family Sundays: Time Travel, National Gallery of Canada, March 19

This Sunday, discover time travel at the National Gallery of Canada. As part of their Family Sunday series, step back in time to meet characters from the past and future on a time travel tour of the Gallery. Watch a live performance of dances from different time periods, then try your moves on the dance floor! The fun runs from 10am – 4pm and is included with Gallery Admission.

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle, Irene’s Pub, March 20

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle a monthly showcase featuring women in music from Ottawa and the third Monday of every month at Irene's Pub (885 Bank St.) This month is hosted by Julie Corrigan and featuring performances by Catriona Sturton & ENiiD. The event is sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM, Red Leaf Music, and Ottawa Gig Posters. There is no cover and kicks off at 8pm.

The Lumineers, Canadian Tire Centre, March 21

This Tuesday, catch The Lumineers at the Canadian Tire Centre as they continue their tour to support their sophomore effort, Cleopatra, which has garnered critical acclaim and whose singles so far have raced up both the Triple A and Alternative Charts. Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird and Icelandic band, Kaleo with their No. 1 hit Way Down We Go will join The Lumineers in Ottawa, along with Susto. Tickets strat at $36 and the show begins at 7pm.

A Taste for Hope, Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park, March 22

The 5th annual A Taste for Hope event, held in support of Shepherds of Good Hope, returns in 2017 for another year of delicacies, delights and donations. Eighteen renowned Ottawa chefs will be serving sumptuous delicacies throughout the evening, along with a selection of fine wines, local beers and specialty cocktails. There will also be more exciting items up for grabs in  silent and live auctions. Sparkling live music sets the mood as you mix and mingle. The event runs 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $150, and includes a $100 tax receipt.

Spring Exhibition, Art House Café, March 23

This Thursday, make your way to the Art House Café (555 Somerset Street W) to check out the latest submissions for the Spring Exhibit running from March 1st to May 31st. From 7-10pm you will not only be able to browse the exhibit, but meet some of the artists and enjoy snacks and both alcoholic and non alcoholic r

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