• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend: April 8-10

The Capital Beatles

When: April 8, 2022
Where: Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue

What time: 8 pm
Admission: $20 Click here for tickets

Were so exciting to have live music back in Ottawa. Head to Overflow Brewery to catch The Capital Beatles. At the same time, sample one of the brewery’s delicious brews. Our seasonal fav is their Belgian Wit! Doors will open at 7 pm.

PHOTO: overflowbeer.com

2022 Irish Film Festival Ottawa

When: April 8-10, 2022
Where: Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
What time: various times
Admission: Tickets: $12 per film, Senior/Student rate: $10, Festival Bundle (5 films): $50

The Irish Film Festival Ottawa is back. The 2022 festival includes the in-person screening of five films at the Arts Court Theatre, and seven films are available virtually via the Irish Film Institute International service. 

Photo: @irishfilmfestivalottawa


When: April 9, 2022
Where: NAC’s Fourth Stage, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 8:30 pm
Admission: $25 Click here for tickets

Head to the NAC for the sweet sounds of Saratoga. Duo Chantal Archambault and Michel-Olivier Gasse’s first full-length album Fleur was released in 2016 and earned them two ADISQ nominations—the Quebec equivalent of a Juno—followed by the 2018 release of Ceci est une espèce aimée

Photo: https://www.nac-cna.ca

Ottawa National Women's Show

When: April 9-10, 2022
Where: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
What time: Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Sun. 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: $13.56 Click here for tickets  

Hundreds of exhibitors are assembling for the ultimate girl’s day out! Sample delicious food and wine, indulge in mini makeovers, and see the hottest style on the catwalk from the best brands and local designers. 

Photo: Ottawa (Spring) Exhibit – National Women's Show

Bobby Knauff

When: April 7-10, 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

Thunder Bay native and Ottawa resident Bobby Knauff has performed on The Fresh Meat Showcase at Second City, NXNE Music & Comedy Fest, JFL42, was a semi-finalist in SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic (2013), won the 2012 Toronto Comedy Brawl, has had numerous appearances on Much Music, MTV Canada, and has toured across Canada headlining with Yuk Yuks!

Photo: Yuk Yuk

Paint Nite: The Sky is Calling and I Must Go

When: April 1, 2022
Where: Moose McGuire's Kanata, 320 Eagleson Road
What time: 7 pm
Admission: $39 Click here for tickets

Unleash your inner artist at the original Paint Nite, hosted by Joyce of Art. Grab some friends for a night of painting, sipping, eating, laughing, and of course, painting. Art supplies are included, but the bar tab is all yours!

Photo: www.yaymaker.com

Blue Rodeo

When: April 8, 2022
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive
What time: 8 pm
Admission: From $85.45 Click here for tickets

Canada’s band, Blue Rodeo, is one of the top country and folk artists in the 2022 music scene, delighting fans with a modern country sound. Grab your cowboy hat, slide on your boots and giddy up to the Canadian Tire Centre for a feel-good night of live music.

Photo: Dustin Rabin

Owls Rendez-Vous

When: Ongoing
Where: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult: $17, Senior (65+): $15, Tiny Tot (0–2): Free, Child (3–12): $13 Click here for tickets

Come face-to-face with live owls at this outdoor exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Created in partnership with Little Rays, meet Max, a Great Horned Owl, a Eurasian Eagle-Owl named Khaleesi, and Snowy Owls Oberon and Luna. Owls Rendez-Vous is included with the regular price of museum admission.

Photo: https://nature.ca/en/home

Ottawa Art Gallery

When: Ongoing
Where: OAG, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free

The OAG is a gem of a museum that is accessible to everyone. Tucked behind the Rideau Centre, head to the OAG for quiet contemplation. Take in the superb Firestone Collection of Canadian Art or visit one of the temporary exhibitions. Pop in anytime; pre-registration is no longer required.

105th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

When: April 9, 2022
Where: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
What time: 9 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adults $17, Students $13, Youth $11, Child $5 Click here to purchase your timed tickets

April 9, 1917, was the bloodiest day in Canadian military history. During the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 3,598 Canadians lost their lives while 7,000 were wounded. Head to the Canadian War Museum to commemorate the day. Take in the special exhibit, A Community at War–The Military Service of Black Canadians of the Niagara Region that runs until May 8, Forever Changed, until September 5th, or make a day of it and visit all of the museum’s galleries and exhibitions.

If you can’t make it to the museum in-person, the Vimy Foundation has collaborated with the CMA on Vimy: A Living Memorial, launching on April 9th. The digital experience describes the Battle of Vimy Ridge through human stories, artifacts, and geolocation. In addition, there is an online exhibition about the First World War.