• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – June 10-12, 2022

Ottawa Titans vs. Empire State Greys

When: Friday, June 10, 2022
Where: RCGT Park, 300 Coventry Road
What time: 6:30 pm
Admission: From $11 Click here to get your tickets

Back in town after a road trip to Trois-Riviere, the Ottawa Titans take on the Empire State Greys in three games this weekend. For the first game on Friday night, the team will be sporting pink jerseys in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The jersey will be auctioned off post-game, with the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Action Ottawa.

Photo: Ottawa Titans

613 Flea

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street 
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Free 

It's time for the monthly not-for-profit 613 Flea at Lansdowne. There are always new and exciting vendors selling everything from antiques to hand-dyed wools, even gourmet salsa. Don’t miss your opportunity to shop the 140-ish unique vendors.

Photo: 613 Flea

Mike Bullard at Yuk Yuks

When: June 9-11, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: 8 pm Thursday, 9 pm both Friday and Saturday
Admission: From $15 Click here for tickets

Canadian comedian Mike Bullard is well known as the host of the late-night talk shows Open Mike with Mike Bullard on CTV and Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard on CFRB. The double Gemini Award winner is in town for three nights of laughs.

Photo: Yuks Yuks

Ottawa Premiere: Très Belle Journée (Very Nice Day)

When: June 10, 2022
Where: The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street
What time: 4 pm
Admission: $12.50 for non-members

Very Nice Day is the first Quebec feature film by director Patrice Laliberté. Shot entirely on a cell phone, the film tells the story of Jérémie, a bike courier who delivers anonymous packages and leads a marginal, solitary existence in downtown Montreal. When a new neighbour moves in, his life is turned upside-down, and the fallout is drastic. Very Nice Day is a Telefilm Talent Fund project and comes from Couronne Nord, the production house behind THE DECLINE — the first Quebec film financed by Netflix.

VERY NICE DAY – Trailer from H264 DISTRIBUTION on Vimeo.

Volleyball Nations League at TD Place

When: June 7-12, 2022
Where: Arena at TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: various  
Admission: From $25 Click here to purchase tickets or email the box office: boxoffice@tdplace.ca

This week, Ottawa is hosting eight of the world’s top men’s volleyball teams (Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia) who are competing in the Volleyball Nations League at TD Place Arena. This is the first week of competition of the annual volleyball event includes 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams competing in pools of eight teams worldwide. There are two more weeks of round-robin tournaments before the men’s finals, July 20-24, 2022, in Bologna, Italy. The women wrap up their tournament in Ankara, Turkiye.

Photo: Volleyball Nations League

Celebrate Gardening! At Dundonald Park

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Dundonald Park, Sommerset Street between Lyon Street North and Bay Street
What time: 1 pm – 4 pm  
Admission: Free

Centretown Community Association with the Centretown Community Health Centre and Councillor Catherine McKenney are hosting a fun, informative outdoor event in celebration of the 2022 Year of the Garden. Mess with worms, plant an annual, learn about trees, and more. In the event of rain, Celebrate Gardening! will take place on June 12.

Alex Moxon Quartet Album Release

When: June 11, 2022
Where: NAC’s Fourth Stage, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 8:30 pm   
Admission: $40.25 Click here for tickets

A familiar face in the Ottawa jazz scene, guitarist Alex Moxon is performing with fellow Alex Moxon Quartet musicians: Steve Boudreau – piano, John Geggie – bass, Michel Delage – drums. The concert at the NAC's Fourth Stage celebrates the in-person launch of the quartet's debut album, which has already received international radio airplay and stellar reviews.

Photo: National Arts Centre

Ottawa Boogie Woogie Night with Frank Muschalle

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Allsaints event space, 330 Laurier Avenue East
What time: 7 pm   
Admission: Free with registration. Click here to reserve your seat

The Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Ottawa, and Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa present Frank Muschalle. Head to Allsaints for an incredible evening of swinging blues, boogie-woogie, rolling basses, tricking treble, and pulsating rhythms. Muschalle is one of the most well-known boogie-woogie artists in Europe. Tickets are available on a first-come basis!

Italian Week Ottawa

When: June 10-19, 2022
Where: various locations
What time: various times
Admission: Click here to see the full calendar of events

For those who are Italian or wish they were, Italian week kicks off this weekend with a host of in-person events. On Sunday, attend a special Feast of St. Anthony mass and procession, a poetry and prose reading by local authors, compete for prizes in the Italian Puzzle Quest, or watch a virtual presentation of the sold-out workshop on creating an authentic Italian charcuterie board with award-winning Chef Pino Posteraro.

Photo: Tourism Ottawa

The New Art Festival 2022

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Central Park, in the Glebe
What time: 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: Free

One hundred fifty artists and makers will be showcasing their work in beautiful Central Park, in the Glebe. Celebrating its 30th year, The New Art Festival will include lots of colour, inspiration, and —fingers crossed — sunshine too! There will also be local food and entertainment.

Photo: The New Art Festival