Out & About OldOut & About: March 2-8, 2018

Out & About: March 2-8, 2018

Out & About: March 2-8, 2018

ACORN Trivial Beersuit at Jean Pigott Place- Ottawa City Hall, March 2

If you’re into beer and trivia, this is the event for you! Ottawa ACORN, a local social activist group, will be hosting their 4th annual community trivia night at Jean Pigott Place, City Hall this Saturday. Along with trivia, where guests have the chance to win some cool prizes, the evening will also feature craft beer, a silent auction, costumes and much more! The fun evening kicks off at 6 PM and trivia team registration is open now.

Here comes the Sun at St. Paul's Anglican Church, March 3

If you’re looking for some music this weekend, stop by St. Paul’s Anglican Church for their “Here Comes the Sun” concert. The concert will feature light, fun music to celebrate the ending of winter and the coming of the spring warmth and sunshine. The concert is under the direction of Scott Auchinleck and will feature pianist Eliana Kurilov de Castro of the Kanata Choral Society. Tickets are available in advance at The Leading Note sheet music store and will also be available at the door.

Rob Frayne's Drumswamp at GigSpace Performance Studio, March 3

Ottawa drumming legend Rob Frayne, along with his drumming crew Drumswamp, are putting on a show you will not want to miss this weekend! Performing at the intimate GigSpace Performance Studio on Gladstone, the 7-member band will put on a full musical show featuring drumming sets of their original compositions inspired by the grooves of New Orleans second line, Samba, Afro-Cuban and Funky Maracatu. Drumswamp are sure to have you on your feet! Doors open at 7:00 PM and tickets are available now for $20.

Dead Accounts at Ottawa Little Theatre, March 3

When Jack makes a sudden return from Wall Street to his Midwest family home, his sister Lorna demands answers. Is he coming home or running away? What happened to the wife everyone hates? And where did he get all that money? Find out by checking out the critically-acclaimed Broadway play Dead Accounts as it ends its run at the Ottawa Little Theatre this Saturday. Written by the incredible Theresa Rebeck, whose writing and producing credits also include episodes of television shows like Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, Smash and much more, this dark comedy tackles the topics of corporate greed, family values and small town life and will surely have you deeply intrigued and laughing. The show begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are on sale now.

The Dant Danners, The Maximum Chill, and Not Really at Backdrop Food and Drink, March 3

If you’re up for some unique, alternative live music this weekend, Backdrop Food and Drink is where you need to be this Saturday! It will be a jam packed night with three of Ottawa’s hottest bands taking the stage. The Dant Danners are a 4-piece band specializing in the “vacationcore” genre of music, a laidback synth sound that will surely get you grooving. The Maximum Chill are an alternative band that merge the sounds of rock, jazz and classical music with satirical lyrics and fun probs. Not Really blend classic rock, post-punk and pop into a sound that is both unique but gives off a sense of nostalgia. With a line up like this, the night is sure to have a bit of something for everyone. The show kicks off at 8 PM and there is no cover fee.

Shae Dupuy Live in Concert at The Rainbow Bistro, March 3

Country fans, get ready because Canadian songstress Shae Dupuy is bringing her “Let the Good Times Roll” Tour to Ottawa this Saturday! The 23 year old CCMA-nominated singer-songwriter continues to illustrate just how talented and dedicated to her craft she is with hit after hit, so this is a show you definitely will not want to miss. Additionally, Dupuy will be accompanied by special guests, and fellow rising country stars,  Amanda Sadler and Kris Barclay. The concert starts at 9 PM and tickets are on sale now.

A Special Channel with the Ascended Masters & Archangels at St. Paul University, Room Amphitheater, March 3

Have you been meaning to get in touch with your spiritual side? Or to get in touch with a departed one, an angel, or a spirit guide? Now’s your chance! This Saturday, St. Paul University invites you to a Special Channel with the Ascended Masters & Archangels. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Monica Dumont is a channel, a spirit bridger, healer, professionally trained regression therapist, and ascension guide. She will be at St. Paul University, in Room Amphitheatre to help you communicate with other dimensions. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

Sure on This Shining Night at Orleans United Church, March 3

Morten Lauridsen’s most famous choral work, “Sure on This Shining Night” will be spectacularly performed at Orleans United Church on Saturday, March 3rd! The piece was inspired by a poem by James Agee, and is performed here under the insightful direction of Antonio Llaca. Join Coro Vivo Ottawa in celebration of acclaimed 20th and 21st century choral music, featuring the work of choral composers like Lauridsen, Whitacre, and Gieilo. You won’t want to miss the rich harmonies and intimate program this Saturday. 

80’s Flashback at Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, March 3

Go back in time for a good cause! This Saturday at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is hosting a Live and Silent Auction! Arrive at 5pm for Cocktail Hour and dinner will be served at 7pm. All the proceeds from the auction will go to the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre’s programs! 

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Branford Marsalis at National Gallery of Canada, March 4

Ottawa’s two artistic giants are teaming up this Sunday at 2pm — members of the NAC Orchestra will be performing at the National Gallery of Canada! Don’t miss the perfect combination of breathtaking architecture and intimate chamber music. Tickets are on sale now, so get yours and enjoy this unique series with amazing guest artists! 

Westfest All Star Fundraiser and Media Launch at Cube Gallery, March 4

DJs, food, drinks, and Mayor Jim Watson? Yes please. Westfest 2018 is hosting their All Star Fundraiser and Media Launch at Cube Gallery this Sunday — check it out! You’ll here hot new music from DJ del Pilar, Grey Gritt, and of course, the 2017 Juno Award Winner, Quantum Triangle! Co-hosted by Councillor Jeff Leiper and Jim Bryson, Mayor Watson will be honouring three of Westfest’s long time Sponsors with the 15 Year Anniversary Award. It starts at 2pm, and tickets are $150 each — get yours now! 

On a Different Note at Glebe St. James United Church, March 4

Get ready for a musical extravaganza on guitar that you won’t be likely to forget. Master guitarist, Jérôme Ducharme will be performing at the Glebe’s St. James United Church on Sunday, March 4th. Ducharme won the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and he’ll be performing repertoire from Renaissance to present day! The concert starts at 2:30pm, adult tickets are $15 and seniors are $10. 

Mosaïvernales  at Jacques Cartier Park, until March 4

After the MosaïCanada150 living sculptures were such a success, Ottawa is stepping up the game with snow! Until March 4th, check out the stunning 1km loop of larger-than-life illuminated snow sculptures at Jacques Cartier Park! Take your whole family and light up the winter! 

Introduction to Mantra Meditation & Kirtan at 120 Metcalfe St, March 6

Get your mind, body, and emotions in order with this meditation workshop! On March 6th at 7pm enjoy a FREE workshop introducing you to Mantra Meditation & Kirtan at 120 Metcalfe. You will gain a clear understanding of how meditation works, and what it can do for you. You will also learn how to easily and effectively add meditation to your life. The workshop will show 3 different mediation methods using breath, beads, and music! The workshop is suitable for newbies and experienced meditators alike.

A Baroque Chorus at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, March 7 – 8

Don’t miss the vocal show of the year — Bernard Labadie is bringing his superb choir, La Chapelle de Quebec to the NAC on March 7th and 8th, so get your tickets now! The show is bilingual and dives into the atmospheric words of English poet, John Dryden. Immerse yourself in this Baroque extravaganza at either 8pm show!

One Thing Leads to Another at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, March 7-11

This is the perfect show for the whole family! One Thing Leads to Another has something for everybody. Observe your littlest play-goer experience everyday objects being transformed into fabulous, theatrical phenomena. Tickets are $10 for kids, or $15 for parents. Come to the Great Canadian Theatre Company for either the 10am or 1pm shows! 

Accommodating the details by Gail Bourgeois at Ottawa School of Art - Byward Market Campus, until March 11

Catch Gail Bourgeois’s dazzling show at the Ottawa School of Art before it goes! Until March 5th, you can check out the thought provoking, and exploratory artwork of Accommodating the details — the art considers systems of control in their real and psychological presence. Working with cold war imagery, it explores the consequences of human violence. Come see amazing work, and for free! 

Barnyard Break at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, until March 11

Looking for some family fun this weekend? The search is over — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is inviting you and your family to Barnyard Break! Celebrate the spring and enjoy both animal and kitchen demonstrations, maple taffy on the snow, and craft games! Until March 11th, starting at 9am, you can make the most of spring at this bilingual fair! Tickets are Adult $10 Youth (3 to 17) $8 Senior (60+) or student $8.

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