• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – June 17-19, 2022

Italian Week Ottawa Comedy Show

When: June 17, 2022
Where: Sala San Marco, 215 Preston Street
What time: 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm) 
Admission: From $38.15 — Click here for tickets

Italian Week Festivities continue for those who are Italian or wish they were! Sala San Marco is hosting two Canadian comedians: Danny Martinello and Sandra Battaglini. The fully unrated, 18+ show includes laughs accompanied by the best Italian food and drinks. You don't have to be Italian to come as the show will be in English!

Click here for other Italian Week Ottawa events.

Summer Solstice Craft Show

When: June 18, 2022
Where: Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Avenue
What time: 10 am – 3 pm
Admission: Free

Fifty local vendors will be on hand at the Summer Solstice Craft Show, selling everything from Beeswax candles to chocolates, Indigenous crafts, stained glass, and more. Live music will entertain you as you browse the hand-made creations. 

Imagine Monet: The Immersive Exhibition

When: Until August 14, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: timed entranced
Admission: From $31 — Click here for tickets

Get completely enveloped in the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism: a modern style of painting that celebrated nature and the outdoors, not simply as a backdrop but often as the subject itself. William Seitz, the curator at MoMA and curator of the Monet exhibition, has removed the frames from the paintings and invites the viewers to enter into the paintings.

Vitalogy (Pearl Jam Tribute) at Overflow Brewing Co.

When: June 17, 2022
Where: Overflow Brewing Co., 2477 Kaladar Avenue
What time: 9 pm
Admission: $15 — Click here for tickets

Head to Overflow this Friday for a full Pearl Jam concert experience from tribute band Vitalogy. From casual listeners to hard-core fans, Vitalogy will engage and excite with a repertoire that includes all the classic hits plus some b-sides gems.

Surya Yoga Festival

When: June 18
Where: WB George Center, 48 Shearer Street, Kemptville
What time: 6 am – 9 pm
Admission: $43.45 — Click here for tickets and to view the complete schedule

Be part of a full day of wellness at the second Surya Yoga Festival. Sixteen classes, from early morning until evening, will help you find the lasting feeling of Zen. Make sure to bring your own matt and water bottle.

William Street Summer Fest

When: June 18
Where: 55 ByWard Market Square
What time: 11 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free

Head to the ByWard Market to enjoy a full day of fun with Latin music and dance classes brought to you by the ByWard Market Standholder’s Association!

25th Ottawa Fringe Festival

When: June 16-26, 2022
Where: Multiple venues downtown Ottawa
What time: Various times. Click here for the schedule
Admission: From $12 per show — Click here for tickets

The 25th edition of the Ottawa Fringe Festival kicks off this week with 42 live, in-person performances featuring local, national, and international actors. 

*Please note that proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend Ottawa Fringe Festival.

Ottawa Redblacks

When: June 17, 2022
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7:30 pm kickoff
Admission: From $25 — Click here for tickets

The Ottawa Redblacks came oh so close to winning last week against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The team gets another crack at beating the CFL Grey Cup Champions Friday at their home opener under the lights at TD Place. Get your ret out for a new Redblacks experience this season, both on and off the field.  

Tom Green at Yuk Yuks

When: June 17
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: 10:30 pm
Admission: $25 — Click here for tickets

Tom Green returns home to Ottawa to perform a special late-night stand-up comedy performance. Experience a live unrehearsed and unhinged Tom Green in an intimate venue as he prepares new material for his upcoming stand-up special.

The Original Navan Market: Father’s Day Market

When: June 19, 2022
Where: Navan Fair Grounds, 1279 Colonial Road
What time: 10 am -3 pm
Admission: Free

Take dad, grandpa, or the whole family — there are vendors for everyone at The Original Navan Market!