Out & About OldOut & About: May 4 - May 10, 2018

Out & About: May 4 - May 10, 2018

Out & About: May 4 - May 10, 2018

The Subject is Light at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, May 4

More classical music for you to enjoy this week! Tonight at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa-based chamber orchestra Thirteen Strings presents “The Subject is Light”– a special collaboration with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The concert will bring together elements of theatre and concert music from the years 1718, 1918 and 2018 showing how beautiful music transcends time. This celebration also marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets range in price from $10 to $45 and are on sale now.

Ottawa Bach Choir – Baroque Passion at St. Jean-Baptiste Church, May 4

Tonight at St. Jean-Baptiste Church, the Ottawa Bach Choir presents “Baroque Passion,” the last concert of their performing season. The show will consist of performances of the classic pieces Passion Motets by Schütz, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and Bach’s Motet. The concert will also feature the Baroque Chamber string ensemble and various Canadian soloists, so it an evening of classical artistry you surely do not want to miss. The show begins at 8 PM and tickets are available now, ranging in price from $15 to $45.

Danny Gokey in concert at Cedarview Alliance Church, May 4 American Idol fans, do you remember Danny Gokey? The season 8 finalist and GRAMMY-nominated Contemporary Christian artist will be right here in Ottawa tonight, performing a full concert at Cedarview Alliance Church. Gokey’s hits over the past few years include “My Best Days are Ahead of Me,” “Hope in Front of Me” and “Lift Up Your Eyes.” With his incredible vocals and soul, this is a show sure to knock you off your feet. Fellow Christian artist, Canada’s very own Jon Neufeld, will join Gokey on stage as a special guest. The concert starts at 7 PM and tickets are available now, ranging in price from $20-$30.

Sher-Wood Bryan Murray Memorial Cup at the Richcraft Sensplex East, May 4-13

Hockey fans, tons going on over the next couple of weekends! The Sher-Wood Bryan Murray Memorial Cup are happy to announce that their annual tournament is back at Richcraft Sensplex East. The tournament begins today, runs throughout the weekend, and then continues next Friday. The tournament features various age groups and both contact and no-contact divisions. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss out!

Wakefield Covered Bridge Run at Aegle Events Inc., May 5

Get a good work out while taking in the gorgeous views of Gatineau Park by taking part in the Wakefield Covered Bridge Run this weekend! Participants have the option of taking part in one of five events; 3 km, 5 km, 10 km (street walk/run) , 10 km (trail run) and 21.1 km. There will be prizes to be won, value of over $1000 for top finishers, as well as medals for all participants, and good old community camaraderie. The event is open to all ages and abilities and registration is free, so grab some friends and family and don’t miss out!

Ottawa Wood Carving Competition at Kars Community and Recreation Association, May 5

If you’re into wood art and carving, or interested in taking in something new this weekend, check out the 30th Annual Ottawa Wood Carving Competition at the Kars Community and Recreation Association this weekend! The show features top carvers from eastern Ontario and western Quebec competing for the number one spot. Besides the competition, the event will also feature a variety of gorgeous wood carvings and pyrography pieces for guests to browse, admire and even purchase. Admission is free.

Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market at Hintonburg Community Centre, May 5

If you’re serious about your needlepoint, or just want to make Grandma proud, drop by the 6th annual Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market this Saturday! Taking place at the Hintonburg Community Centre, the market will feature various fabrics, buttons, instructional books, patterns and even more things, all sewing related. We hear this is the ideal spot to snag high quality fabrics for bargain prices, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! The event runs from 10AM to 3PM and admission is $2. All proceeds go towards various community charities.

Jane’s Walk Ottawa at various locations, May 5-6

Want to learn more about the beautiful city of Ottawa while getting in some exercise as well? Take part in one of the various Jane’s Walk event happening throughout this weekend! This series of free neighbourhood walking tours is led by volunteer locals who have a passion for the sights, history and architecture of the city they work, live and play in. This is a great activity if you’re new to the city or simply want to explore it in a new way. Registration is open now and a full schedule of the various tours are up on the Jane’s Walk website.

ORAPEX at RA Centre, May 5-6

Thinking of getting into stamp collecting? Learn all there is to this, and pick up some stamps to start your collection, at this weekend’s ORAPEX– Ottawa’s annual national stamp exhibition. The show will feature stamp experts and a total of 40 stamp dealers that will give you the low-down on everything stamp-related and will have stamps on hand for you to purchase. The event will also feature various philatelic exhibits for guests to admire. The exhibit is on Saturday at 10AM- 6PM and Sunday from 10AM-4PM and admission and parking is free.

Zumba-THON for mental health at Carleton University, May 6

Time to get your Zumba on! This weekend at Carleton University, take part in Zumba-THON, the biggest Zumba event Ottawa has ever seen! Not only does this event promote good health and physical fitness, but proceeds will go towards mental health initiatives. The zumba class is on Sunday from 7-9 PM and will feature the Live Love Dance team along with celebrity zumba instructors from the Phillipines, USA and more. Tickets are on sale now and are $40 regular and $70 VIP.

Renegades and Refugees at Glebe St. James United Church, May 6

The Infrared Ensemble, featuring Daniel Ramjattan on guitar and Marlena Pellegrino on violin, play powerful melodies influenced by the oppressed and persecuted that inspires strength and spirit. Adult tickets are $15 while student and seniors are $10, available at the door. Show starts at 2.30 p.m. Admission by donation always welcomed.

Ottawa Wedding Awards 2018 at Brookstreet Hotel, May 10

Celebrate the leaders of the wedding industry at this year’s Ottawa Wedding Awards, a sellout anual event. Indulge in a cocktail while you mix and mingle, then sit down for a delicious meal presented by Brookstreet Hotel. Congratulate the best of the best in the wedding industry from the National Capital Region and beyond. Awards will be in two categories - the People's Choice Awards and the Platinum Awards. Show runs from 5:30 pm. – 11 p.m.

Decoding E-Money at Bank of Canada Museum, until May 6

During the final weekend of this fascinating new exhibit, explore methods of payment from the past, present and potential future. Don’t miss the tidbits of history and dynamic displays.

CN Cycle for CHEO at Canadian War Museum, May 6

Participate in this athletic event benefitting a great cause. Choose your distance from three fully-supported, traffic-free urban routes (15K, 35K and 70K). Cycle through the beautiful city, enjoying the scenery and local landmarks.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Alain Trudel at National Gallery of Canada, May 6

Spend your Sunday listening to chamber music by the finest musicians at the National Gallery of Canada. Performed by members of the NAC Orchestra and featuring incredible guest artists, this unique series is elegant and riveting. Concert begins at 2p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

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

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” The stage is set and the curtain rises on Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily. The clever Oscar Wilde collides with the cunning of Sherlock Holmes when Wilde invites his friend and toast of the London stage, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street.

Mozart à la Haydn at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, May 10-11

Hear Haydn’s elegant cello concerto at its best, brought to life by Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh touched by her signature lightness and intensity. Mozart gets revived by the Orchestra’s principal guest conductor. Show starts at 8 pm on May 10 and 7pm on May 11.

53rd National Prayer Breakfast at Shaw Centre, May 8

This annual Christ-centered event lets attendees meet in the spirit of Jesus and pray together, seeking to love those around us just as Jesus loved those who were around him. Breakfast runs from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Fees will apply.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, May 7

Toronto’s top-notch musical group comes to the capital to blow you away with Bruckner's astounding eighth symphony. Sure to be a riveting performance, it brings the remarkable Oundjian era to a close. Curtain rises at 8p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

Manotick Miler at 5536 Manotick Main Street, May 6

Walk roll and run through lovely Manotick a this year’s Manotick Miler. Whether your taking on the 10, 5, 3 or 1 mile journeys, it’s sure to be a fun race in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

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