• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – March 4-6, 2022

From live music to museums and flea markets, check out our weekly roundup of things to do in Ottawa this weekend. We have a mix of fun activities, including some free options, all are guaranteed to help you get out and enjoy the weekend.

The Worst Person in the World

When:  March 4-7, 2022
Where:  Bytown Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
What time:  March 4, 9 pm •  March 5, 6:30 pm •  March 6, 4:30 pm
Admission: $11.95 for non-members What's Playing – Bytowne Cinema

Norwegian dark rom-com-drama, The Worst Person in the World (2021) is directed by Joachim Tier. The film premiered at Cannes 2021, where Renate Reinsve was awarded Best Actress for her performance in the role of Julie, a young woman who struggles to find her path in both life and love.

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant  •  Kinderconcert Series

When: March 6, 2022
Where: National Arts Centre
What time: 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm
Admission: From $15 Ticketmaster – Promotions

This tale, full of twists and turns, will have you moved to tears and laughter. Featuring the music of Francis Poulenc, one of France’s greatest composers, this show presents the remarkable story of King Babar. Majestic, entertaining, and moving, this show captures the adventures of the little elephant while presenting an evocative array of musical forms: the lullaby sung by Babar’s mother, the Musette waltz of the pastries, the wedding march and polka, and the lovely finale – a nocturne bathed in moonlight.

Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons 

When: until July 3, 2022
Where: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive
What time: 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: Adults $20 Children under 11 years $free National Gallery of Canada:: Ticket Selection

Not all impressionists were French! Head to the National Gallery to see more than 100 works by 36 Canadian artists in the new show, Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons. You are sure to see a new perspective on the influence of impressionism in Canadian art.

Photo: Sunny September by Helen McNicoll

Album Release Party: Finely Tuned Elephants w.s.g. The Sean Duhaime Quartet

When: Saturday, March 5, 2021 
Where: The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
What time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Admission: $20 Tickets available at The Rainbow Bistro – Events

Album Release Party! Finely Tuned Elephant (Alt-Rock meets Jazz) with special guest: The Sean Duhaime Quartet

Photo: Yelp

Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends

When: March 3 – 6, 2022
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Palladium Drive, Kanata
What time: 7 shows at various times 
Admission: From $33.45 (including tax), Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends Tickets | Event Dates & Schedule | Ticketmaster.ca

After three years, the ever-popular Disney On Ice returns to the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, March 3rd, for a four-day run of its newest show, Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends! The show features all your fave Disney characters, both contemporary and classic, as they help Mickey find his favourite memory.

613 Flea

When: March 5, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 10 am-4 pm
Admission: Free

The not-for-profit 613flea is a humongous once-a-month marketplace held in the historic Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. The event features an exciting (and ever-changing) lineup of over 140 vendors who offer eclectic goods, handmade treasures, and vintage finds. Makers and bakers, artists and artisans, antiques and vintage clothing, records and comics, plus great food too.

Photo: 613 Fea

Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in The Face of Certain Defeat

When: Until March 23, 2022
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: The OAG is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Admission: Free

To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat is a celebration of diversity and an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization. Taking inspiration from the African American writer Ralph Ellison, artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear—and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible—within the spaces they navigate. She re-examines understandings of contemporary Blackness, questioning the definitions of Blackness as a colour and shade, and/or as a societal or cultural construction.

Rideau Canal Skateway

When: This will be the last weekend!!
Where: Rideau Canal
What time: 24 hours a day
Admission: Free

At the time of publication, the NCC announced that the Rideau Canal Skateway is open from Sommerset to Library, including Paterson Creek. With an expected high of 12 degrees on Sunday, get out and enjoy the ice, as this will be your last chance this year!

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Mike Dambra live at Yuk Yuks

When: March 3-5, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street – Lower Level of Marriott Hotel
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $20 See Mike Dambra on March 4, 2022, at Yuk Yuk's, Ottawa's Premiere Comedy Club! (yukyuks.com)

Known as the smart ass king of comedy, Mike comes armed with the ability to adapt to, and interact with, any audience. Mike's interactive style has earned him rave reviews in every venue and festival he's played.

Photo: Yuk Yuks

Packs with guest Ryder the Eagle

When: March 4, 2044
Where: Live on Elgin, upstairs at 220 Elgin
What time: 8 pm Doors // 9 pm Show
Admission: $13 (plus a fee of $4.07) Tickets for PACKS, Ryder The Eagle | TicketWeb – Live On Elgin in Ottawa, CA

Live music is slowly coming back to the city. Toronto-based alt-rock quartet Packs will be in town Friday, and it will be a fun show you won't want to miss.