• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend: April 1-3, 2022

Ottawa Senators vs. Red Wings

When: April 3, 2022
Where: Canadian Tire Centre
What time: 1 pm
Admission: From $30 Click here for the schedule and tickets

Head to the Canadian Tire Centre to see the Sens take on the Detroit Red Wings. 

Photo: OLM File Photo

Ontario Maple Weekend

When: April 1-3, 2022
Where: Maple Producers near Ottawa
What time: N/A
Admission: N/A

Ontario Maple Weekend happens every year on the first weekend in April. During Maple Weekend participating Ontario Maple Syrup Producers show how syrup is made. Many producers offer free samples of fresh maple syrup and confections. Enjoy pancake breakfasts, sugarbush trails, sugar-making demonstrations, taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more. Visit ontariomaple.com to find a participating maple syrup producer. 

Photo: OLM File Photo

Ottawa Art Gallery

When: ongoing
Where: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: Wednesday – Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Admission: free

Pre-registration is no longer required, so pop into the Ottawa Art Gallery for some soothing me-time. Take in the superb Firestone Collection of Canadian or visit one of the temporary exhibitions, including Stanley Wany’s multimedia installation and Indigenous artist Jobena Petonoqot’s blend of traditional and contemporary art that looks at colonization and Christianity.

Photo: For those who Chose the Sea (detail) 2021 by Stanley Wany. Mixed media

Ottawa Spring Wedding Show

When: April 2-3, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: $15 (Free for children 17 and under) Click here for tickets

If "I do" is in your future, head to The Ottawa Wedding Show. The spring show features a wide range of Ottawa’s leading wedding professionals. With great feature areas, presentations, tastings, and samples, The Ottawa Wedding show is an event in itself!

Heartlines at the GCTC

When: Until April 3, 2022
Where: Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
What time: Tuesday to Friday 8 pm, Saturdays 4 pm and 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Admission: $55  Tickets – Heartlines — GCTC | Great Canadian Theatre Company

Heartlines traces the interaction of love, art, and war as it reimagines the lives of French surrealist and avant-garde artists Lucy Schwob (a.k.a. Claude Cahun) and Suzanne Malherbe (a.k.a. Marcel Moore), who were secretly Jewish, lesbian life partners, active in the French Resistance during the Second World War.

*GCTC requires that all audience members show proof of vaccination status before entering the theatre. This policy extends to the end of the 2021-22 Season.

Photo: GCTC

Derek Seguin

When: April 1-3, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks, 100 Kent Street – Lower Level of Marriott Hotel
What time: Two shows nightly: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Admission: $25  Click here for tickets

Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Festival an impressive 10 times and appeared numerous times at every other major festival in the country, making several television appearances along the way.
Photo: Yuk Yuks

The Best of Both Worlds: Van Halen Tribute

When: April 1, 2022
Where: Mavericks, 221 Rideau Street
What time: 8 pm
Admission: 19+ Click here for tickets

Canada’s best Van Halen tribute band, Best of Both Worlds, is Ottawa this Saturday performing the music from both the Roth and Hagar eras. They have the look, the attitude, the sound, and the fun. Don’t miss the show!

Photo: @VHTributeBand

Amigos Salsa Sunday Night Social

When: April 3, 2022
Where: Amigos Sports Bar, 858 Merivale Rd
What time: 7 pm – 11:15 pm
Admission: $10

Join James Diego Splinter this Sunday for a Salsa Bachata Kizomba Social and workshop at Amigos Sports Bar. Bring your dance or indoor shoes and get ready to move. Musical Guest/Resident DJ RAHIM.

Photo: @Amigosspports

Crimes in Progress live at Conspiracy Theory Brewing Co.

When: April 2, 2022
Where: 2172 Robertson Rd, Nepean
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $5 

Ottawa power foursome Crimes in Progress will be playing their hard rock, blues funk-groove kind of thing at Conspiracy Theory, Bells Corner single batch brewery.

Photo: @conspiracytheorybrewingco

The National Ballet of Canada: After the Rain, Soul, Angels' Atlas

When: April 1, 2022
Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 8 pm
Admission: Starting at $29 Click here for tickets

The Ottawa premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain takes you on a two-part poetic journey that showcases ballet’s unique ability to both move and haunt its audience. After the Rain will be performed to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa and Spiegel im Spiegel.

The film presentation of Soul, Dora Award-winning choreographer Jera Wolfe’s first work for The National Ballet of Canada, is a beautiful piece performed to the music of Max Richter that explores the enclosed, private space of romantic relationships while gradually revealing their power and character to those on the outside.

Crystal Pite, one of the world’s leading contemporary choreographers, created Angels’ Atlas as an exploration of the human condition. Her profound new work, set to the original music by Owen Belton and choral pieces by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Morten Lauridsen, transforms the body into a sign of humanity’s impermanence within a vast, unknowable world.

Photo: Karolina Karas