Out & About OldOut & About: October 13-19, 2017

Out & About: October 13-19, 2017

Out & About: October 13-19, 2017

Peter Liu and the Pollcats will be releasing their CD “Count On Lindy” at St. Joseph's Church, October 13
Who says it takes a time machine to enjoy some good swing music? The Pollcats are a vintage swing band led by the jazz vocalist and band-leading legend, Peter Liu. Their new CD, “Count on Lindy” will be released October 13th, at a party hosted by Ottawa Sing Dance Society. Swing by St. Joseph's Church from 9:30pm to 12:30am for some jazzy music and a great time.

Sens Staff Reunion at Sens House, October 13
Hey, all past and current team members! You and a guest are invited to a reunion party in the Byward Market this Friday. Come celebrate the Ottawa Senators and all the great times spent working with each other for the best team in the NHL! Your $25 ticket will get you one drink (beer, wine or rail) as well as hors d’oeuvres, a DJ show, and some awesome prizes! Don’t miss out!

Lapland Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet at NAC, October 13
This Friday the NAC is hosting a free chamber music event in its beautiful new atrium. Come check out 5 of the amazingly talented members of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, as put on a unique and intimate quintet concert. And did we mention it’s free?!

Ottawa Burlesque Festival: THE MOONLIGHT GALA at Ottawa Little Theatre, October 14
Ottawa’s got a lot of great festivals, but this is one you definitely shouldn’t miss! This Saturday, come check out the Ottawa Burlesque Festival, as it presents THE MOONLIGHT GALA. It’s the last event of the 2017 Fest and its burlesque at its best. Hosting the event is Nicolas Belzile and Helvetica Bold. At $40 a ticket, they’ll be taking you on an opulent and unforgettable ride, filled with humour, intelligence, creativity, and beauty!

The Zombie Walk in Almonte, October 14
Get in the Halloween spirit this Saturday and be part of the walking dead. The annual Zombie Walk is sure to be a fun family friendly day full of spooky activities. Proceeds from registration fees are split between two non-funded animal rescues and participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank in Carleton Place. The first 100 to register get a Zombuck Collectable Coin. To register, email hgadbois@rogers.com.

OTTAWA WELCOMES THE WORLD – Embassy of Japan, at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park, October 15
Say “Konichiwa” to Japan at The Embassy of Japan’s “Japan Festival”, part of “Ottawa Welcomes the World 2017”. Discover Japanese culture through an exciting show of both local and international performers, shopping the products and services at interactive information booths, participating in cultural activities, tasting traditional Japanese delicacies such as “sake”, and a chance to win a trip to Japan! Attend in Japanese traditional clothing (such as kimono, yukata, jinbei, etc.) for more chances to take home prizes.

Donut Dash 2017 at Pine View Golf Course, October 15
Treat yourself this October 15 at the first annual Donut Dash. The 5K fun Run/Walk along a gravel path bordering the beautiful Pine View Golf Course is fun for the entire family. Registration includes running bib, race kit and Finish line BBQ and of course, donuts. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross, specifically the Canada Flood Relief.

10th Annual Ottawa Glass Bead and Jewellery Show, RA Centre, October 14 / 15
Take in a jewellery making demonstration, stock up on supplies, see a flameworking demo, or simply shop for one-of-a-kind beads and jewellery from Ontario’s most important glass artists. Tickets $5

Mosaïcanada 150 at Gatineau Jacques-Cartier Park, Until October 15
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the garden of in Jacques-Cartier Park called Mosaïcanada you better get your hustle on. The discovery walk through 150 years of Canadian history as told by beautiful sculpted greenery ends on October 15.

Sarah Slean, National Arts Center, October 17-18
Some artists write because there is no other way - because for them the very act of living, searching and tending to their own souls produces music. Renaissance woman Sarah Slean is such an artist. In her distinctive voice we find an entrancing mix of spiritual hunger and old-world whimsicality - in her lyrics, an ever-present longing “reminiscent of Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen” (Time Magazine) - and on Metaphysics, her first recording in 5 years, production nods to Peter Gabriel, Dan Lanois, Tori Amos, Radiohead and yes, Gustav Mahler.

The Phantom of the Opera at the NAC, Oct 18-29
The theatre's favorite masked musical monstrosity returns to the National Arts Centre stage just in time for Halloween. Three decades since it first took the world by storm, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera remains a macabre delight. If you think you know The Phantom think again. This production has been given some breathtaking new updates with critics raving that the show is bigger and better than ever before.

Lights! Camera! CURE! at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, Vixens Victorious, October 19
Vixens Victorious wants to get you out to the movies and like most good films there’s an enjoyable twist. Along with your popcorn you will get to be making a difference! Lights, Camera, Cure is a film festival featuring short films from local filmmakers where the screenings help support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. It’s a chance to see some of Ottawa’s finest on the silver screen while giving aid to those in need. A silent auction will also be on hand where you can bid on fantastic items from local and regional business.

Ottawa International Writers Festival, Various Locations, October 19-24
It’s that time of year again where Ottawa gets literal! Turning the page onto their 20th year, The Ottawa International Writers Festival’s 2017 outing has multiple page turners for you to flip to. The fall edition includes guests Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea fame), Ron Sexsmith, Ken Dryden, Adam Gopnik and more.

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