• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – April 29-May 1, 2022

Paint Nite at Mexicali Rosa’s, Dow’s Lake

When: April 29, 2022
Where: Mexicali Rosa’s Dow’s Lake, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
What time: 7 pm
Admission: $39 (must be legal drinking age). Click here for tickets

Ottawa's original paint night is back and ready to combine painting with some margarita sipping! (note: all food and beverage purchases are in addition to the entry/art supply fee). Grab some friends and head to Mexi's at Dow's Lake for a night of painting, sipping, and creativity. They provide the supplies; you supply the desire to have a great nite. Your experience level does not matter!

Photo: Paint Nite

The Superhero Singles' Mixer, Dance & Icebreaker

When: April 29, 2022
Where: Kanata Legion, 60 Hines Rd
What time: 7 pm
Admission: $25 available at the door (cash only)

Get ready to meet a whole bunch of new people. Ottawa’s Sue McGarvie is organizing what just might be the most fun singles' mixer. Everyone is welcome, and capes are encouraged but not necessary!
Photo: Superhero Single's Mixer

Springtastic Craft Market

When: April 30, 2022
Where: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue
What time: 10:30 am – 3 pm
Admission: Free

After a long winter of making art, the Springtastic Craft Market will showcase the works of 40 artists. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it is a great opportunity to find an original gift for your mom.

Photo: Springtastic Craft Market

Brahms: A German Requiem

Chamber Orchestration by Joachim Linckelmann

When: May 1, 2022
Where: Church of St. Francis of Assisi, 20 Fairmont Avenue
What time: 3 pm
Admission: From $35 Click here for tickets or call (613) 725-2560

The Ottawa Choral Society performs Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Johannes Brahms’s choral masterpiece, in a fresh arrangement combining wind and string quintets and timpani. With the full OCS choir, Suzanne Taffot, soprano, and Brett Polegato, baritone, established Canadian stars in the international vocal firmament, deliver a stirring interpretation of this masterwork under the inspired baton of Jean-Sebastien Vallée.

Photo: Ottawa Choral Society

The Origin Kitchen Concerts — GCTC

When: April 30, 2022
Where: GCTC, 1233 Wellington St West
What time: 8 pm
Admission: From $5 Click here for tickets

The Great Canadian Company, alongside Origin Arts & Community Centre, is bringing the fourth installment of Origin Kitchen Concerts to the stage of the GCTC. Hosted by Jacqui Du Toit, it will be an evening filled with poetry, song, music, and food.

Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show & Sale

When: April 30 – May 1, 2022
Where: Carleton Place Arena, 75 Neelin Street
What time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Admission: Free

Arts Carleton Place is a non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates the arts in the city’s west end. Head to the Carleton Place Arena to see the works of 40 plus local artists.

Mike Wilmot at Yuk Yuk

When: April 28-30, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel – Lower Level
What time: 8 pm nightly
Admission: $15 Click here for tickets

You have likely seen Mike Wilmot on one of the many TV shows he has starred in . . . maybe Corner Gas?. . the fast-talking comedian/actor is bringing his close-to-the-bone repertoire to Ottawa this weekend. He is guaranteed to leave audiences in a state of hilarity!

Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show

When: April 29-30, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Click here to get your free ticket

The semi-annual Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show is back. This season’s event is hosted by retired CTV Ottawa longtime anchor Michael O’Byrne. There will be many exhibitors and plenty of live entertainment courtesy of Wayne Rostad, Bowser and Blue, and Oh Canada Eh!?

PHOTO: Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle Show

Ottawa PoutineFest

When: April 28 – May 1, 2022
Where: Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall
What time: Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st
Admission: Free 

PoutineFest marks its seventh anniversary this year, and with the slogan “World of Poutine,” you know it’s bound to be just that. This year’s fest promises to offer over 125 varieties of poutine, a craft beer garden, live music from local bands like Sister Disaster, a kids zone with fun activities, a “Best Poutine” competition, and much more for all to enjoy.
PHOTO: PoutineFest

Chess social

When: April 30, 2022
Where: The Bridge Public House, 1 Donald St, Ottawa ON K1K 4E6
What time: 2:30 pm
Admission: Free

The Queen's Gambit Chess & Social Club is hosting a casual, social chess afternoon. The event is open to both experienced and those new to chess. The group aims to provide a friendly, supportive environment to enjoy the game of chess. Attendees should bring their own set; chess timers are optional.
Photo: Queen's Gambit Chess & Social Club