• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – April 22-24, 2022

Vintage Pop-up 613 – Parking Lot Pop-up

When: April 24, 2022
Where: 298 Preston
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Donation in support of local charities

This Sunday, a local travelling vintage shop, Vintage Pop-up 613, will be heading to Preston Street. Vintage Pop-up encourages Ottawa residents to contribute to a circular economy by shopping from small local resellers, artists, and makers.  

Ritual Music to Cure a Lover at the GCTC

When: April 21-23, 2022
Where: 300-1227 Wellington Street West
What time: Thursday, April 21, 8:00 PM – Fri, April 22, 8 pm – Sat, April 23,  4 pm
Admission: Click here for tickets

(FROM GCTC) Ritual Music to Cure a Lover is the story of forbidden love, a family divided by long-held secrets, and a community trying to find balance between traditional ways and the modern world. The play culminates in a Zaar/Exorcism ceremony, intended to rid a young man of the “sickness” of his love for an outcast woman, that ultimately reveals a father’s long-buried secrets.bThe show immerses audiences in the heat and passion of an isolated fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf, where rituals, music, and family relations shape people's lives from birth to death. A modern-day love story rooted in ancient Iranian myths, it is a transformative storytelling experience.

Little Bones tribute to The Tragically Hip

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Overflow Brewery, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $25 Click here for tickets 

Ottawa's Tragically Hip tribute band, Little Bones, is taking the stage at Overflow Brewery this weekend. Enjoy the music of 'Canada's band' and some great Overflow brews.

Scott Faulconbridge

When: April 21- 23, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel – Lower Level
What time: 8 pm
Admission: Starting at $20  Click here for tickets

Montreal native Scott Faulconbridge is headlining at Ottawa's Yuk Yuks this weekend. Faulconbridge has delighted International audiences with his masterful timing, quirky storytelling, and quick improvisational wit to establish himself as one of Canada's headlining acts. His work has earned him three Canadian Comedy Award nominations!

All My Puny Sorrows

When: April 22-May 2, 2022
Where: Bytown Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
What time: Various times
Admission: $11.95 Adults (non-members)  Click here for tickets and showtimes.

Based on Miriam Toews’ beloved novel, All My Puny Sorrows premiered at TIFF 2021 and features Canadian actresses Alison Pill and Sarah Gadon. Directed by Michael McGowan, the film focuses on the relationship of sisters Yoli (Pill) and Elf (Gadon). Yoli is a struggling writer dealing with a divorce, while sister Elf is an accomplished concert pianist struggling with suicidal impulses. 

Black Business Expo

When: April 24, 2022
Where: Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road, Ottawa
What time: 11 am – 5 pm
Admission: $16.93 Adults; $ 6.32 Children 6-12  Click here for tickets

The inaugural Black Business Expo is organized to provide a platform for black-owned businesses, black-led organizations, and service providers to promote their services, sell their products and generate leads to grow their brands. This event will be a great opportunity for community members to meet, network, shop, and enjoy local entertainment.

Virtual screening of Three Sisters

When: Until April 26, 2022
Where: Virtual. Screening is available via the Vimeo online platform.
What time: n/a
Admission: Free – visit canada.korean-culture.org to register.

In its ongoing effort to promote Korean culture, the Korean Cultural Centre Canada (KCC) is screening the film Three Sisters, about seemingly ordinary sisters who are forced to confront shared childhood scars on their father’s birthday. The film is an emotional rollercoaster that portrays contemporary Korean society through the sisters: oldest sister Hee-Sook (Kim Sun-Young), middle sister Mi-Yeon (Moon So-Ri), and youngest sister Mi-Ok (Jang Yoon-Ju). For more information about the screening, visit the KCC website at http://canada.korean-culture.org.

Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show

When: April 22-24, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
What time: Friday, April 22: 12 – 9 pm  Saturday, April 23: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, April 24: 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: Adults $13, Youths $9, Children $6 Click here for tickets

The grass is turning green, and the weather is finally warming up. It is time for the Cottage Life and Backyard Show. Head to the EY Centre to meet exhibitors showing docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys, and more.

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

When: April 21-24, 2022
Where: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street
What time: various times
Admission: click here for individual tickets or event passes

A family-friendly event with music in both official languages and rich in Indigenous voices, The Ottawa Grassroots Festival has a fantastic line-up of performances and workshops for all ages. The festival prides itself in showcasing artists of all abilities, ages, and genders and welcomes the music of diverse ethnicities.

Inspirations Spring Art Show and Sale

When: April 22-24, 2022
Where: Manotick Curling Center, 5519 South River Drive, Manotick
What time: Friday, April 22: 6-9 pm –Saturday, April 23: 1-5 pm – Sunday, April 24: 1– 3:30 pm
Admission: Free (donations for Canadian Guide Dogs are being accepted)

Inspirations Spring Art Show and Sale is back. The Manotick Art Association is happy to host that annual show in person once again. Works by 40 local artists will be available for sale.