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Out & AboutOut & About: September 8-14, 2017

Out & About: September 8-14, 2017

Out & About: September 8-14, 2017

Ta Da! Festival at Wakefield Quebec, September 8-10

The fifth annual Ta Da! Festival has burgeoned into a real “Gem Session”, combining theatre, dance and music as well as visual community arts. Sometimes serious, at other times whimsical, funny, gripping and thought provoking, Ta Da! is a breath of fresh air on the festival circuit, featuring new playwrights and youth alongside seasoned actors and musicians. We offer an eclectic and electric slice of the arts—showcasing local talents while welcoming artists from elsewhere, embracing the stimulation that comes into our community.


Oyster Garden at the Canadian War Museum, September 9

An oyster feast in a multimedia garden on the roof of the Canadian War Museum. Come enjoy succulent oysters from 5 Canadian provinces, music by DJ Etienne Ozborne and a beautiful video mapping showcase. Presented by Ottawa 2017 as part of the Ignite 150 series. 8:00 p.m. Tickets on sale.


Ottawa Welcomes Bulgaria at Horticulture Building, September 10

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Community are pleased to join Canada in celebrating its 150th anniversary. We are thrilled to invite you to a Bulgarian full day of entertainment. We would like to see people of various backgrounds and their families come together and explore Bulgaria.


Les Beignes at the National Art Centre, September 11-12

For Johnny, Kristelle, Dion and the other Tim Hortons regulars, the night starts out like any other: time ticks by in 20‑minute coffee changes, and the paninis are toasting peacefully. Until a magical word arrises and lights up their drowsy imaginations: “Contest”… that’s right, a contest involving donuts—many donuts, lots and lots of donuts. As it turns out, this national contest will start something brewing and turn their lives upside down. 


Itzhak Perlman’s Cinema Serenade at NAC, September 13-14

In 2006, virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman performed live at the Academy Awards, showcasing the soundtracks of Oscar-nominated films including Brokeback Mountain and Memoirs of a Geisha. Now, the winner of 15 Grammy Awards serenades us with his favourite music from 50 years of cinematic history. From the heart-breaking theme of Schindler’s List, to the heart-melting love song As Time Goes By, savour the sweeping emotional range of Perlman’s 1714 Stradivarius violin in the hands of an undisputed master. At 7:00 p.m. 


CityFolk at Lansdown, September 13-17  

The festival highlights Canada’s rich traditions with music, dance, storytelling and crafts. Side-stage shows are a particular highlight as musicians share the spotlight. 


Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre at Kailash Mital Theatre, September 14-16

Children's Theatre Exchange will be happy to welcome special guests such as artists and teaches who would like to follow the process of the exchange. The CTE final presentation and the show Wings for Clowns invites general public of ALL AGES! Children ages 9-17 from 3 different countries will come together for 3 days to explore theatre through acting, dance, movement and shadow theatre workshops taught by professional international artists which will result in a public performance called "Metamorphosis: The Magic of Transformation". Adult $20; Child (4-16) $15; Student/Artist $16; Children (0-3) Free.


Richmond Fair at Bytown, Bell Corners, and Richmond, September 14-17

The Richmond Fair is unique in that it is by far the largest spectator event held annually within the surrounding community. It promotes agricultural awareness within the City of Ottawa, a city with the largest agricultural land base and agricultural economy in Canada. 


Kontinuum at Place de Ville Theatre, until September 14

This immersive multimedia production, created by Ottawa 2017 and Moment Factory, unfolds in Ottawa’s future Lyon Light Rail Transit (LRT) station. Visitors descend deep underground into an anomaly in the fabric of reality where invisible frequencies take on physical dimension. Free!


Ontario Festival of Small Halls around Ottawa, September 14- October 1

The Ontario Festival of Small Halls story began inspired by the spirit of community, hospitality, exceptional music, and fun that has made small halls festivals in PEI and Australia such treasured events, the Ontario festival brought the talented and charming Old Man Luedecke to perform in three intimate, historically rich venues in Perth, Gananoque, and Bloomfield. 


Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show at Parliament Hill, until September 16  

Northern Lights is a free bilingual show that will be presented nightly. Show times: in July at 10:00 p.m., in August at 9:30 p.m., and in September at 9:00 p.m.

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