Out & About OldOut & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018

Out & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018

Out & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018

Canada Wide Science Fair at Carleton University - Fieldhouse, May 16-18

From May 16th to 18th, the top 500 students from the Canada Wide Science Fair will be competing for the grand prize right here in the National Capital! Hosted at the beautiful Fieldhouse at Carleton University, the finalists will all have their projects on display for the public and professional judges to observe. Participating students have a chance to win medals, cash prizes, scholarships and other exciting science-related opportunities and placements. This exhibition is truly a must-see for all you STEM geeks out there! Admission is free.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily at Ottawa Little Theater, until May 19

Sherlock Holmes fans, get excited! The literary classic will come alive on stage in a new way at the Ottawa Little Theatre next weekend! Written by Katie Forgette, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily brings everyone’s favourite detective Holmes and prolific 19th century poet Oscar Wilde together for a witty, fun and suspenseful mystery adventure. You’re not gonna want to miss what is sure to be an entertaining show! The play starts at 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 19th and tickets are on sale now – $14 for students, $26 for seniors and $29 for adults.

Canadian Tulip Festival at Commissioners Park and Aberdeen Pavilion, May 11-21

Ottawa is in bloom this month — that’s right, it’s the Tulip Fest once more, and spring is finally underway! This wold-famous festival is of spectacular proportion with a million flowers just waiting for you and your family. Commissioners Park alone has 250,000!

Latin American Film Festival at Ottawa Art Gallery, until May 26

Take a tropical getaway right here in Ottawa by checking out the Latin American Film Festival (LAFF)! Presented in collaboration by the Canadian Film Institute and Group of Latin American Ambassadors, LAFF showcases the very best in documentaries and short films from down south making their Ottawa premieres. Hosted at the newly-renovated Ottawa Art Gallery, there is sure to be much to do and see. Along with film screenings, various Q&As with filmmakers and a food and culture fair will also be a part of the festivities. Don’t miss out on this! Tickets are available now.

The School of Dance presents Action at Arts Court Theatre, May 18 and 19

Some of the world’s best choreographers are coming to Ottawa to challenge the next generation of contemporary dancers in a dynamic show you’ll love! The students of The School of Dance’s Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme will be putting their best foot forward at Arts Court Theatre at 7:30 on May 18 and 19. Tickets are $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors, and $10 Children, so get yours now! 

Let’s Dance at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, until May 19

Every kind of dance all packed into one show! Until May 19th, you can see swing, cha-cha, the waltz, tango, 1950s bop, and Dirty Dancing. Each performance is simply incomparable, and all are accompanied by the NAC Orchestra — it’s the perfect evening! The show starts at 8; check out the NAC website to get your tickets.

What: Free admission to the permanent collection at National Gallery of Canada, May 20

Celebrate International Museums Day at the National Gallery! Has it been a while since you’ve been? Do you know someone coming to town this weekend? Check out the beautiful hub of art and culture and spend a peaceful afternoon under the gallery’s iconic architecture. 

Miss Shakespeare - a new Canadian Musical at The Gladstone Theatre, May 23- Jun2 

From May 23rd to June 2nd, you can check out this innovative musical about Shakespeare’s daughter, Judith. Miss Shakespeare tells the story of female creativity and the draw of the theatre. It’s the 1600s and inside The Cage Tavern six women are drawn together by their love for theatre… from which women are still banned. The story is punctuated with a musical score influenced by underground European Cabaret. The musical is directed by Bronwyn Steinberg, the show features Rachel Eugster, Leah Cogan, Robin Guy, Shawna Pasini, Iyono Ede, Laura Hall, and Natalie Fraser. Tickets are $39 for Adults, $35 for Seniors, and $23 for Students, with shows at both 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Sheep Shearing Festival at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, May 19-20

It’s that time of year when we shed our winter coats and so do sheep! Have you ever dreamed of a nature-filled farm life? Ever wondered what goes into the hard work of a farm? Now's your chance to find out, at the Sheep Shearing Festival at Canada's Agriculture and Food Museum! You'll get to see a shearing demonstration, watch border collies at work, and see how thread is spun! It's like a petting zoo gone baaaah-nanas! Take your whole family and learn all there is to know about sheep! 

Pia Fraus and Sianspheric at HOUSE of TARG, May 24 

Another fantastic show is coming to HOUSE of TARG, and you won't want to miss it! Pia Fraus, SIANspheric, and Tijuana Taxi will be returning to their old stomping ground. Join them for some pinball and don't forget to try the pirogies! Doors open at 8pm, and tickets are only $10, so get yours now! 

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