Out & About OldOut & About May 19 - 25

Out & About May 19 - 25

Out & About May 19 - 25

The long weekend is upon us and we are telling you right now to forget the cottage, camping or anything else that would take you away from the city. There is just too much going on for you to miss. The Tulip Festival is in full swing and your schedule is going to be jam packed with music, dancing, movies, caesars, schmoozing, bootcamp and fireworks!! See you out there!

Rebecca Noelle, Greenfields Gastro Public House, May 19

Rebecca Noelle, currently a finalist on Quebec’s “La Voix” and CBC’s Searchlight competitions, returns to her hometown of Barrhaven for an exclusive and intimate concert this Friday with her 9-piece band--playing funky, brassy, and soulful selections from her solo CD “Soulstice.” Special guest The Commotions will open the show—a 12-piece, sharply dressed collection of Canada’s top jazz and funk players, and an original throwback to the days of Motown. General admission is $10 and the doors are at 8pm.

Blink 281 - Tribute to Blink-182, Live on Elgin, May 19

Formed by three experienced musicians, three eternal adolescents and first and foremost, three blink 182 devotees, Blink-281 is the ultimate tribute to the successful and legendary Californian pop-punk sensation! A Blink 281 party guaranties to take you back to your most memorable nights spent as a teenager. Doors are at 9pm and tickets are $13 at the door. This Friday, take a trip down memory lane with us from 1995's Cheshire cat to today!

Young Researchers Conference, The Royal, May 19

This mental health research event is organized by young researchers for young researchers and anyone interested in the mental health field. At 1145 Carling Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. you will be able to learn about the interaction between Physiology and Mental Health. This event is free but registration is required.

Ottawa Indian Film Festival, Landsdowne Park, May 19 & 20

This weekend, take in the Ottawa Indian Film Festival! The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Award (oiffa)is devoted to cultivating an audience for Indian cinema and culture in Ottawa. It will showcase Indian films, support Indian filmmakers, recognize various performers and business executives, and promote the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The celebrations take place at Landsdowne Park and tickets start at $20. Check the website for details.

National Caesar Day, Byward Market, May 20  

All hail the mighty Caesar! Canada’s signature cocktail is in the spotlight! The Byward Market is celebrating the third annual National Caesar Day this Saturday. Join in the "Hunt for Ottawa's Best Caesar" Canada's Biggest Caesar Crawl. For $20 a ticket, you get a National Caesar Day t-shirt, a lanyard, access and seating at 5 venues, and $5 Caesar's & food specials at each venue. The fun kicks off at 3pm!

Fiesta de la Primavera, Byward Market, May 20

Fiesta de la Primavera is a festive latin-themed community event focusing on arts & culture to celebrate the return of spring in the ByWard Market. Over the day you can catch a variety of upbeat acts at William Square and the George Street Plaza. The energy starts with a free outdoor Zumba class at 10am and the performances start at 11am.

Les matinées berçantes – Natashquan, NAC, May 20 – 21

To recapture that comforting experience, Les Incomplètes created Les matinées berçantes. Laurence P Lafaille, Audrey Marchand and Josiane Bernier set out along the highways and byways of Gascony, Alsace, and the Innu community of Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, gathering traditional lullabies. Three different cultures woven into an ethereal electro-acoustic concert, drawing parents and children into a remarkable, ever-shifting soundscape. Three unique opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and hide out together as a family. Tickets from $12.

Tulipmania Fireworks, TD Place, May 21

This Sunday, watch the 65th Anniversary Tulipmania Fireworks from the best views in the city! Bring your blankets and cozy in as we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Canadian Tulip Festival at TD Place. For $20 a person (free for kids under 12) chill out and take in the magic. Doors open at 7:30pm, 8pm celebration, then Fireworks at 9pm.

2nd Annual Family Dance and Picnic, Landsdowne Park, May 21

Join Salsa Babies Ottawa for its (FREE) 2nd Annual Family dance and picnic at The Great Lawn in Lansdowne Park from 10 am - 12 pm. This year they are teaming up with Babywearing in Canada to celebrate the 6th annual Babywearing in Canada week too!! Bring your blanket and snacks, and Salsa Babies will bring carriers, the props and the music to play and dance!

Absolute 360, Absolute Comedy, May 22

The future of Comedy has arrived, and it is weird! Absolute 360 is a stand up comedy showcase that will present comedians in a new innovative way never experienced before, in Virtual Reality. This Monday, come be apart of Ottawa's first virtual reality comedy show taping. Absolute 360 is stand up comedy for a new era. Admission is $15 and the show starts at 8:30pm.

Blue Drinks Ottawa, Fox & Feather Pub, May 24

Do you have an interest in various water issues? Would you like to meet other people that share that interest? Come to the Blue Drinks Ottawa event on Wednesday May 24th, for a night of informal networking! The event takes place at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill (283 Elgin St.) from 5:30PM. Blue Drinks Ottawa is a series of events designed to encourage networking and discussion amongst people that have an interest in water issues.

The 1975, Canadian Tire Centre, May 25

 The 1975 is back in North America for a headlining tour in support of their No. 1 US and UK sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. The UK art-pop quartet’s album has been praised by EntertainmentWeekly as “2016’s most progressive pop-rock album” and “a masterpiece” by TheFADER. It was named the No. 1 pop album of the year by Rolling Stone and appeared on many “best of” lists including Time, Billboard, Pitchfork and NPR. Tickets start at $39 and the show starts at 8pm.

Parliament Hill Bootcamp, Parliament Hill, May 25

This Thursday Parliament Hill Bootcamp is back for its 3 consecutive summer of FREE workouts on the Hill! Mia St-Aubin and her team are elated to be back on hill bigger and better than ever. The 45-minute body weight bootcamp style workout series takes place every Thursday this summer, from May 25th to September 15th. With over 1,000 participants last summer, the 2017 PH Bootcamp team is more than ready for that number to double with all the festivities in the city taking place this summer and promises to deliver an unforgettable workout series. Bring a mat, water and a good attitude!

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