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Out & AboutOut & About: March 31 – April 6

Out & About: March 31 – April 6

Out & About: March 31 – April 6

Plan B, The Gladstone, March 31 -  April 8

Written by Michael Healey, directed by André Dimitrijevic, Plan B takes us into the arcane world of negotiations between the federal government and Quebec over the terms of a separation by that province. The schemes and machinations of the two sides get more and more intricate. But these pale in comparison with the intensity of the “intergovernmental relations” taking place in another room! A biting satire of our real national sport. A must-see by one of Canada’s greatest playwrights. Tickets start at $18 and there are both evening performances and matinees.


JUNOFest, Across Ottawa, March 31 – April 1

Its happening!!! JUNOfest is a two-night music festival – TONIGHT and TOMORROW -  featuring 100+ artists playing on stages in more than 15 venues across as part of the 2017 JUNO Week. Check the website and plan your weekend NOW. This year’s lineup features more than 35 JUNO nominees, including The Strumbellas, Silla + Rise, The Dirty Nil, Whitehorse, Tasha The Amazon,  Bit Funk, Cold Creek County, Exco Levi, and more! Best part? One wristband for $30 gets you into EVERY SHOW.
 


LOFT Gala, Hilton Lac Leamy, April 1

The Loft Urban Salon, in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Loft Gala this Saturday. The Gala is a distinguished celebration of fashion and art, featuring spectacular live musical and theatrical performances – not to mention fine food and drink. This year’s featured designer is Mikael D. Individual tickets start at $250. Cocktails start at 6pm and don’t forget to dress up!


Junior JUNOs, EY Centre, April 1

CARAS/The JUNO Awards have partnered with KIDSFEST Ottawa, the city’s biggest and best kids show and expo, to showcase the amazing talent of the 2017 Children’s Album of the Year Nominees: Diana Panton, Kattam, Splash’N Boots & Will Stroet. The show runs from 10am – 12pm at the EY Centre with ticket packages starting at $20 for adults and even options for a VIP red carpet experience! Junior JUNOs are separate from KIDFEST admission and require advance purchase.


Vincent Bishop — Graduating Recital, April 1

A musical at Kailash Mital Theatre where Vincent Bishop, Shayna Joron, Spencer Scharf, James Anderson, Meghan Byers, Kathy Armstrong, Galen Cussion and Andrew Knox will be performing from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission $10 but keep in mind that students pay what they can.


KIDFEST, EY Centre, April 1-2

KIDSFEST Ottawa is an annual children's exposition, hosted in the spring. As Ottawa's BIGGEST and BEST children's show, expect to be amazed by award winning performers, interactive demonstrations, informative exhibits, and your favourite superheros and princesses. Taking place at the EY Centre from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday there is plenty of room to run and have fun! Ticket are $15 for adults and $9 for kids 4 – 17. Under 3 is free!


Capital Gaming Expo 2017, April 1-2

If you’re a gamer or a developer, this April 1-2 live an exciting weekend of games at Capital Game Expo at the Nepean Sportsplex! This year the Capital Gaming Expo has a new owner, Jillian Mood & Partners, and with that comes some exciting changes. CGX is throwing the spotlight on Video Games, but you can still expect to see traditional gaming. Ticket are $5 day pass and $10 weekend pass.


Primavera, A Concert for Spring Renewal, April 2

Under the direction of Maestro Rocco Romeo, The National Capital Concert Band and St. Basil's Renovation Campaign will be performing a concert featuring select songs with a very talented guest vocalist, Ottawa's own Tzeitel Abrego. Tickets are for adults $15, children $12 and under - free, and family $50.


JUNO Awards, April 2

The 46th annual JUNO Awards promises to be one of the best events in the Capital’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary! At home, you could watch the transmission and details of the event. Do not miss it on CTV from 6:30 PM.


Advanced Writing and Brand Journalism Workshop with Mark Ragan, April 3

Back by popular demand, The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) in partnership with Ragan Communications, Inc. is adding two more one-day workshops in the Canadian cross country Professional Development tour. Mark Ragan, Publisher and CEO of Ragan Communications, Inc. will be leading delegates through a two part workshop on Advanced Writing and Brand Journalism which will include successful Canadian PR experiences and case studies. At Algonquin College, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $295 –$645CAD.


2017 and Looking Forward, April 3

A series of discussions and presentations reflecting on Canada's past and current situation and exploring possibilities for our future. The focus would be on the continuing development of a healthy, peaceful and prospering Canada in a rapidly changing world. We expect to be opening with a different topic each week, including environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities. Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street. Drop-In.


The Melville Boys, April 4-8  

At 8:00 p.m. the Kanata Theatre presents The Melville Boys, by Norm Foster and directed by Steve Truelove. This classic Canadian comedy explores sibling rivalry and resentment as well as themes of love, loyalty, and compassion. Two brothers, Owen and Lee Melville, arrive at the family lakeside cabin toting beer and anticipating nothing more strenuous than a relaxing weekend of fishing. Ticket are $20.


The King is Back, April 4

Presley needs no introduction. He is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. What is less known is that during his incredible career, he performed just three times outside of the United States. Those shows were all in Canada, namely Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Elvis made an unforgettable appearance in Ottawa on April 3, 1957. At NAC Southam Hall from 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $69.10.


Toddler Mornings, April 5

It is an opportunity for toddlers and their caregivers to enjoy creative play at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Explore a variety of games and activities designed to foster creativity and problem solving skills. Take in the current exhibition and enjoy a relaxed social setting with other adults, while bonding and having fun with your little one. Suitable for ages 1-3. No registration required. FREE. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Parking available.


Sketchy Thursdays, April 6

Learn observational sketching with a local artist Marie-Claude Charland at the Carleton University Greenhouse from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All materials will be provided. The event is free but registration is required. Presented in partnership with Carleton University. This is an all-ages activity but children need to be accompanied by an adult. English activity with bilingual staff present.


Springtime Canning, April 6

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum presents Springtime Canning.  Think canning is a summer time activity? Think again as Bernardin’s Executive Chef and Brand Manager Chef Emerie Brine surprises you with these out of season recipes that can be made anytime of the year. The presentation will be in English with a bilingual Q & A. Reservation required. $10 per person.

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