Arts & EventsWeekend What's Up - March 25th to 28th

Weekend What's Up - March 25th to 28th

Weekend What's Up - March 25th to 28th

Check out all of the awesome events going on around Ottawa this Easter Weekend. We've got everything from concerts, to giant Easter egg hunts and historical buildings to ensure that you have the best long weekend with family and friends!

Canadian Museum of History, Golden Egg Hunt, Monday March 21st to Monday March 28th.


Hop on down to the Canadian Museum of History this long weekend for a day of fun trying to find the dozen golden eggs that are hidden around the children's museum. Keep your eye out because if you find all of the eggs you get a chocolate egg as a reward! The event is a tradition for many families and brings the Easter spirit to history and education.

Salt Dining and Lounge, Piano Man Fridays, Friday March 25th

You deserve an extravagant night out dining at Salt, one of Ottawa's best restaurants, while listening to the wonderful piano playing of Jeff Rogers. Can you think of anything better? We sure can't. Relax, enjoy your company and the amazing soundtrack of the beginning of your Easter weekend.

Diefenbunker, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday March 26th 

Kid's can't wait until Sunday to get their egg hunting fix? No problem. The Easter Bunny went to the Diefenbunker a day early! In this unique environment there are tons of hiding places for Easter eggs. With over 100,000 square feet of the bunker to search, the staff can't do it alone! Go on down (literally) to the Diefenbunker this Saturday to get into the Easter spirit early with the egg hunt and craft making.

NAC Fourth Stage, The Ottawa Theatre Challenge, Saturday March 26 (7:30 p.m.)

May Can Theatre walks away with the coveted Rubber Chicken award at the 2015 Ottawa Theatre Challenge. Photo courtesy of Ruth Steinberg Photography.
May Can Theatre walks away with the coveted Rubber Chicken award at the 2015 Ottawa Theatre Challenge. Photo courtesy of Ruth Steinberg Photography.

Come out and laugh along as you watch major theatre companies in Ottawa show us what they’ve got. In the hopes of winning the coveted rubber chicken award, and being deemed Ottawa’s best theatre company, actors from the companies will put on short plays and be judged by a panel of hand selected experts. Not only will this be a fun and laugh out loud event but it will also raise funds for the Actors Fund of Canada.

Flapjacks, KITCHEN PARTY, Saturday March 26 at 12 pm- Sunday March 27 at 2 a.m.

Djs Hobo and Sweet Cheeks will have you on the dance floor all night long for the small price of $5. Don’t fret because the Easter bunny will be dropping by and he goes by the name of DJ Lamb Rabbit. Although instead of dropping off Easter eggs, he'll be dropping some awesome beats. There will be music for everyone including the likes of soul, disco, hip hop, electro, house, and techno. So come on by to Flapjacks and get your dance on!

Hintonburg Poster Twitter open mic (1)Hintonburg Public House, Open Mic, Saturday March 26 (3:00- 5:00 p.m.)

Been wanting to test your singing abilities for a while now? What better way than at the HPC open mic event. If you're still feeling a little too shy to belt out some of your favourite tunes even after a few Muskoka Brews than don't worry because you can always just sit back and relax while others chime in. Attending this event will also allow you to enjoy $2 off all Muskoka Brews.

TD Place, Johnny Reid, Saturday March 26 (7:00 p.m.)2015_Photo

“What Love Is All About”, what is love all about? It’s about listening to award winning, multi platinum singer songwriter Johnny Reid in concert. He is on his “What Love Is All About” tour and will be joined by special guests Aaron Goodvin, JJ Shiplett, and Natalie MacMaster. One dollar from each purchased ticket sale will be donated to MusiCounts Band Aid Program that helps keep music schools around Canada alive as well as puts instruments in the hands of disadvantaged children.

Canadian Museum of Nature, Easter Sunday Brunch, Sunday March 27 (10:30 am/12:30 p.m.)

Easter is one of those holidays where a tremendous amount of food is usually involved. So I think it is safe to say that we need to train our stomachs for the upcoming Easter dinner. This brunch being held at the Canadian Museum of Nature will be sure to get you prepped and ready for the main event that is to follow. Even after you finish your deliciously themed maple brunch, you can take a stroll around the exhibits as your brunch ticket also includes general admission to the museum. 

Hintonburg Public House, Trivia For Parkdale Food Centre, Sunday March 27 (9:00 pm-11:00 p.m.)

Start rounding up your A team and refreshing your knowledge of basic trivia. Spend $5/person to compete in the HPH trivia night and all proceeds earned will go directly to the Parkdale Food Centre. Go on and claim those bragging rights as a trivia master. You’ll be sure to have loads of fun, and don’t worry if you get any answers wrong your only job is to have a good time!

Caevent-easter-at-the-farm-10-thumb_rdax_191x129nada littleducks_rdax_172x129Agriculture and Food Museum, Easter at the Farm, Friday March 25th to Monday March 28th

Watch spring come alive at the farm. Families and people of all ages gather to visit the farm's new arrivals. From tiny lambs to hundreds of fluffy chicks, there will be "aw" moments everywhere. Easter at the Farm is a fun, active day for everyone to enjoy nature on this beautiful weekend. Parking will even be free! What other reasons do you need?

Algonquin Commons Theatre, Free Movie Night, Monday March 28th (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

Does that say free and movie in the same sentence? Sure does! Wind down after a weekend of fun and activities with the full movie theatre experience, for free! The Algonquin Students Association has put together this movie night that is open to the public and will be screening The Hateful Eight. Doors open at 6:30. Have fun!

EY Center, Ottawa Home and Garden Show, Friday March 25th to Monday March 28th

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Start your spring off right. Get inspired by the innovation within the community to revamp your home and landscape. Make your lot the talk of the neighbourhood and find out how at the annual Ottawa Home and Garden show. There will be everything from professional guest speakers, all of the best supplies to start any job you want, a new 30,000 square foot space of garden designs and chances to win money to kick-start your renovations. For more information on the event, check out the full article

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