Weekend What's Up - May 6th to 8th

Weekend What's Up - May 6th to 8th

Here at Ottawa Life, we are always looking for exciting things to do. Check out some of the great events going on around our city this weekend that you can do for Mother's Day!


Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa Poutine Fest, May 5-8, (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Who doesn't want to attend a festival solely devoted to eating one of Canada's most famous dishes? The Ottawa Poutine Fest is launching into their second festival. Not only can you get almost any kind of poutine from around the world in beautiful downtown Ottawa, but there will also be live performances for all to enjoy! Come on down to get into the Canadian culture and kick your spring off right with the first huge outdoor festival of the season.

Arts Court Theatre, The Inventor of All Things, Friday May 6 (8 p.m.)unnamed

Jem Rolls plays Leo Szilard (the first man to ever think of the atomic bomb) and emerges as a man too preposterous for fiction. With having performed in more Fringe shows than anyone on earth and written and performed The Inventor of All Things, Jem Rolls' brilliance is extremely apparent. The play is set in London where Szilard is running from the Nazis and the events unfold to show how the single scariest thought that has ever occurred entered this man's head.

Wellington West, Hintonburg Happening, Friday May 6 - Saturday May 14 (All day activities)HH logo 2016 (2)

Start this nine day festival off right this weekend. The Hintonburg Happening arts and culture festival is back for the third time to raise funds for art initiatives in Wellington West and obviously just as well, to entertain you. The festival will be showcasing some local shows and exhibits that the whole community will love. Featured are, art exhibits, interactive performances, food frenzies and musical interludes. Go one day, or everyday to see what’s happening in Hintonburg.

Ottawa Fury FC players celebrate a first-half goal by Fernando Timbo against Miami FC on Saturday, April 30 at TD Place. Photo Courtesy of Johany Jutras.

TD Place, Ottawa Fury vs. Minnesota United,  Saturday May 7 (2 p.m.)

Show your support for our local Ottawa Fury soccer team as they take on Minnesota United. With high energy and extreme skill, the only thing this game will be lacking is a dull moment. Cheer loud and keep the energy up to help the team maintain their winning streak in the comfortable confines on TD Place, the stadium they call home. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with family and friends! Enjoy the game!

Centrepointe Theatre, Les Petits Ballets' - Cinderella, Saturday May 7 (1 p.m. & 7 p.m)IMG_2500

Maybe you’ve see a movie or two, or even a play. But have you seen the classic Cinderella story brought out by graceful ballerinas? The fairy tale will be told through dance and music as well as colourful scenery, moving sets and lively music that will capture any audience. Choreographed by Joanna Hughes, the ballet will be performed on Saturday so you can still grab tickets for the whole family now!

hot totsNepean Sportsplex, Hot Tot's Consignment Sale Event, Saturday May 7 (9 a.m - 5 p.m.) Sunday May 8 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Come find all of your spring and summer fashion needs down at Nepean Sportsplex this weekend. This huge family consignment sale will include toys, baby bedding, sports and dance wear, tons of children's clothing up to size 16, maternity wear and so much more. It is the one stop shop to find all of your children’s needs. If you have some gently used items and clothing of your own you too can also become a consignor and make some extra cash. It’s a win win.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Mother's Day, Sunday May 8 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Treat your mother, or any special woman in your life, to a fun day out at the Cumberland Heritage Museum. There you will meet famous Canadian women from history including author Lucy Maud Montgomery, politician Cairine Wilson, and paleontologist Alice Wilson. Activities are set up inspired by Mother’s Day.

Canadian Tire Centre, Pearl Jam, May 8 (8 p.m.)PearlJam-MSG1-2010-2

"A Night with Pearl Jam" is a non-festival tour date and you know what that means; pure Pearl Jam! The concert is exclusive to the Grammy Award Winning band. With the purchase of your ticket not only are you getting an exclusive experience but with each one sold Pearl Jam donates $4 to Vitalogy Foundation, an organization that helps support non-profit organizations that make a difference in communities.