Out & AboutOut & About: March 9 - 15, 2018

Out & About: March 9 - 15, 2018

Out & About: March 9 - 15, 2018

Grease at Centrepointe Theatre, March 9-18

Grease fans, get excited! Orpheus Musical Theatre Society will be premiering their production of the classic this weekend! Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of good girl Sandy and bad boy Danny as they fall in love. Is greaser Danny a good choice for the responsible and sweet Sandy? Can Danny maintain his cool image and still win over Sandy? It’s complicated. Performances run from March 9-18 at Centrepointe Theatre and tickets are available now.

Toronto's Emma Cook at the NAC Fourth Stage, March 9

Singer-songwriter Emma Cook will grace the NAC stage for a performance you will not want to miss! Cook has one of those once-in-a-lifetime angelic and pure voices that is sure to inspire and entertain. Back on the road after a three-year battle with Post-Concussive Syndrome, Cook has poured her pain and hardships into her music, making a brilliant return to the scene with her fourth studio album “Living Proof.” The show goes down at 8:30 PM at the NAC Fourth Stage. Tickets are available now.

HOLA’s Locura Latina Gala: 10th Year Anniversary at Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, March 9

Locura Latina, Ottawa’s hottest Latin gala, is back at Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building to celebrate its 10th year anniversary! Escape the winter chill and join the dance party with reggaeton, bachata and salsa music spun by DJ Stop Noxs of GIZA Entertainment. This is a party you will not want to miss. The event is open to all ages and doors open at 8 PM. Tickets are available now online and at the door.

Ottawa-Gatineau GOLFEXPO at EY Centre, March 9-10

If you’re a big time golfer, or interested in taking up the sport, you’ll want to check out the Ottawa-Gatineau GOLFEXPO this weekend! Taking place at the beautiful EY Centre, the two-day expo will have all the latest golf equipment for you to see and try out as well as pros on scene to help answer your questions and give you all the golfing advice you could ever ask for! Tickets start at $14 and are available now.

36th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade at Ottawa City Hall, March 10

It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, the 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in downtown Ottawa. Starting at City Hall on the corner of Elgin and Laurier, the parade will feature costumes and traditional Irish music and dance in a spectacle that will travel all the way to Lansdowne Park. You don’t want to miss it! The parade kicks off at 11 AM.

Mardi Gras Streets of New Orleans at Centurion Conference & Event Center, March 10

Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of New Orleans without even leaving Ottawa! This Saturday evening, the Mardi Gras Streets of New Orleans event will be held at the beautiful Centurion Conference and Event Center. Benefitting the Children’s Wish Foundation, this event promises live jazz music, a three-course Louisiana-inspired dinner, silent auctions and much more. Surely an event not to be missed! Tickets are $55 and are on sale now.

Tracing your Irish and Scotish-Irish Ancestors at The Chamber, March 10 

Lost your time machine? Not to worry, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is here to help you discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors! Join the BIFHSGO on March 10, from 8:30am to 4:30pm and dive into history. Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation are stopping in Ottawa on their annual North American lecture tour to help bring you the resources and records you need to fill in the gaps in your research! Tickets are $20 for members, and $30 for non-members — book yours now with Andrea Harding, andrea.harding@ktlgroup.ca, or by calling (613) 234-2520. 

Ottawa Bach Choir – Victoria: Officium Defunctorum at Knox Presbyterian Church, March 10

Celebrate some of music’s greatest masterpieces this Saturday with the Ottawa Bach Choir! The concert highlights Victoria’s Officium Defunctorum, the famous Requiem of 1605. You’ll also hear the best of the Renaissance and Baroque periods with some Contemporary favourites as well. Tickets range from $15 to $45; get yours now! 

Design a Sign Workshop at Canadian Golf and Country Club, March 10 

Want to expand your weekend plans? Check out the Design a Sign Workshop at the Canadian Golf and Country Club! On Saturday March 10th, work with a qualified instructor to learn the finer points of sign making. Get your $35 tickets ($50 for VIP), and bring some cash for the bar! The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm, so don’t be late! 

Under the Big Top 2018 - "A Night Filled with Wishes and Whimsy" at Centurion Conference & Event Centre, March 10 

Sometimes a regular night out just won’t cut it. This Saturday, support Children’s Wish Foundation and get your tickets to Under the Big Top, a Vintage Carnivale-Inspired night of wonder! Hors D’oeuvres, a 3-course dinner, and sideshows — it’s the ultimate dinner and a show! Come to the Centurion Conference & Event Centre to show your support for a great cause. 

Betty Ann & Friends at 750 Gladstone Avenue, March 10 

Old school jazz and silky, emotive vocals? Yes please! Betty Ann Bryanton is performing at Pressed on Gladstone this Saturday, March 10th. Get your tickets early, because this show’s going to sell out soon! It’s $15 in advance and (if there are any left) $20 at the door. Pressed is a cozy, licensed venue with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options — go early and grab a bite before the show! 

Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, March 10 

That’s right, it’s back! For the third year in a row, Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party is back! Come to Aberdeen Pavillion at Landsdowne for the best and only way to celebrate all things green. You’ll get Irish music, entertainment, food, drink, and more! (Beau’s beer will be on tap, what else do you need to know?). After the Ottawa St. Patrick’s Day Parade, swing by between noon and 10pm for live music, Irish cuisine, and more beers to sample that you can swallow! Each ticket includes 1 free Beer Token, and free OC Transpo transportation from 9am-1am. Is there a better way to celebrate the day? Sláinte!

Mondmann at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, until March 10 

Thirsty for a little culture? Hankering for some debate? Check out Mondamnn at La Nouvelle Scene Gilles Desjardins for a rich and thrilling discussion in French. From love and science to spirituality, explore the idea of progress through historical examples like the United States’ Cold War, Hitler’s Germany, and the fantasies that so many cultures have about space travel! Dive into morality and get the debate going! 

AMONG FRIENDS at Huguette Labelle Hall, March 11

Long intertwined as both lifelong friends and admirers of each other's work, this program shines the spotlight on the personal connection between Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahm, performing celebrated romantic music for clarinet, cello and piano. Show features Kimball Sykes on clarinet, Paul Marleyn on cello and Andrew Tunis on piano. Tickets are general admission, $20.34 for adults and $9.04 for students.

 March Break Spy Camp at DiefenbunkerCanada’s Cold War Museum, March 12-16

Kids become secret agents this March Break, going undercover at the Diefenbunker and learning tricks of the spy trade! Kids will master the art of espionage, create disguises, make and break codes and create and use spy gadgets, all to help the Bunker employees stop the sneaky Agent X. Camp is for children ages 7 to 12 and costs $250 per child, with 10% off for Diefenbunker members and Inner Square cardholders.

Ottawa Valley Farm Show at EY Centre, March 13-15

Ontario’s longest running agricultural trade show is coming to Ottawa! Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association, a not-for-profit organization which provides a place to deconstruct modern agricultural info and promote effective agricultural management techniques, the show will be a farming spectacular.

The real fakes at the Bank of Canada Museum, March 14-18

Ever wondered how to spot a counterfeit bill? Join an RCMP officer and one of the currency experts from the Bank of Canada Museum learn the telltale signs. Free admission. Information kiosk open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Stittsville Family Cooking Club at Brown's Your Independent Grocer, Marc 14

Get kids in on the dinner making fun and learn how to cook some fun meals as a family! Join the Potential Programme and make a complete meal that you can enjoy together. Menu will be posted once confirmed and registration is required. This group is also open to children with ASD and their families.

 The Doo Wop Project at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, March 15 -17

Travel along the evolution of doo-wop, running from classic 1950s five-part harmony to top modern hits. You’ll hear a wide variety of tunes made famous by talented artists, ranging from The Belmonts to Smokey Robinson to Amy Winehouse. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available now.

BPW Ottawa '#digitalfeminism' at Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe, March 15

BPW Ottawa aims to develop both professional and leadership potential of women through education, advocacy and mentoring within their wide and supportive network. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 6-8:30p.m. and are open to both members and guests. Guests can attend up to two meetings before committing to membership.

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