Arts & EventsWeekend What’s Up – July 8 to 10

Weekend What’s Up – July 8 to 10

Weekend What’s Up – July 8 to 10

Here at Ottawa Life, we’re always looking for fun events that our city offers each weekend. Here is what the city has in store for you this July 8 to 10.

Gbasketball_12ot Game Ottawa - July 9 to 10 (10 a.m.), La Cité Collégiale

Attention all basketball players! Think you got game? Back for a second year is the Got Game Ottawa basketball tournament. After player input from last year’s event, this year’s tournament is being held across two days on July 9 and 10 at La Cité Collégiale, a sponsor of the tournament.
Got Game Ottawa is a charity event which raises funds to help a different charity each year. This year, the goal is to raise $800 towards Shelter Them, a Canadian children’s charity which helps orphaned children in Rwanda. All proceeds will help develop a soccer program for the orphans by purchasing equipment and paying for coaches.

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Photo by James Peltzer.

Northern Lights Opening Night - July 9 to September 10 (10 p.m.), Parliament Hill

The best things in life are free! And so is the Northern Lights Opening Night. The bilingual show is presented nightly from July 9 to September 10, 2016. So grab your friends or family a blanket and enjoy the show whilst having snacks out of your picnic basket!
For more info, check out their website.

Shakespeare in the Park - July 2 to 30 (7 p.m.), A Park Near Youcharacter-acting
Songs, Swords and Sorcery are coming to a park near you - and this time it’s the tragedy of Macbeth that will carry you back to England and Scotland during the 11th Century.
Host “Bear and Co.” promises that it won't be the Macbeth you read in high school. Bring your loved ones, a picnic dinner and a blanket to keep warm whilst the tragic drama leaves you shivering from delight.
To find out which park it will be in during the day you'd like to go, click here.

Color Run 5km - July 9 (9 a.m.), Rideau Carleton Racewaygirls-438152__180
Get ready for the most colourful fun-filled day of your life! Lace up your (better not too new) running shoes and get coloured all over while sweating on the 5k run. There will be a dance party and colour throw post-workout, so it’s going to be a fun day without a doubt.
The Color Run is hosted by the Tropicolor World Tour- check out their website for tickets and pricing.

Donald Kinsey, The Kinsey Report, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, July 2015 - © MikesMedia.comBluesfest - July 7 to 17 (6 p.m.), LeBreton Flats Festival Grounds
If nights of toe-tapping tunes, sultry sounds, soothing blues and jazz music sound like your kind of thing, a visit to the Bluesfest at LeBreton Flats is a must! The Ottawa Bluesfest – which is the largest blues festival in Canada – brings some of the greatest entertainers in the music industry to Ottawa. Apart from blues musicians, the Line-up also includes world-famous artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billy Idol, The Lumineers and Sam Hunt.
For tickets, information and the schedule, click here.

Later in the week: 

paintHow Deep Is Your Rhizome? – July 14 (7 p.m.), Ottawa Art Gallery
Thinking ahead of the weekend: On Thursday, July 14 the Ottawa Art Gallery is hosting an interactive multimedia event called “How Deep is Your Rhizome?”.
The intention of the crowdsourced art event is to find out what old-growth forests, gift economies, and the Internet have in common.
You can even participate in the event by sending in links, ideas and projects  that deal with the themes of networks, systems and other nodes of connection. If you are interested in joining this free event, you can either check their Facebook page or their website for further information.

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