• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – May 6-8, 2022

Nowruz, Eid & Mother’s Day Concert

When: May 7, 2022
Where: University of Ottawa, Academic Hall, 133 Séraphin-Marion Private
What time: 7 pm 
Admission: $25 Click here for tickets

Enjoy a night of Qawwali, Ghazal, Geet, and Kathak dancing brought to you by musician and vocal performer Mushfiq Hashimi, tabla artist Ashok Dutta, and Kathak dance performer Palak Dhiman. Vocal support by Gita Parekh and Stacey LA Sinclair.

Photo: Mushfiq Hashimi via Facebook

LAFF – Canadian Film Institute

When: May 5-13, 2022
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, Daly Ave. Suite 222
What time: Various times
Admission: Single tickets $14 Click to check the festival schedule and buy tickets

The Canadian Film Institute presents the 25th edition of the Latin American Film Festival, Canada's largest celebration of the cinemas of Latin America. Eleven films are being screened throughout the eight-day festival!
Photo: LAFF

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When: May 5- June 3, 2022
Where: Korean Cultural Centre, 101-150 Elgin Street
What time: 9 am – 5 pm
Admission: Free

The Korean Cultural Centre presents the 2022 Korean Media Art Touring Exhibition <Photosynthesizing posthuman scenario, Homo Paulinella the Lab> by Korean media artist Yaloo. Her work has been shown around the world and explores the ways to maximize a specific part of our ordinary life and transform it into a sensory experience using natural objects.
Photo: KCC

Current Swell

When: May 6, 2022
Where: The Observatory at Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue
What time: 8:30 pm
Admission: $20 (19+ event)

If you aren’t familiar with Current Swell, they’re a self-described rocking bluesy indie folk band “with an afternoon of west coast sunshine.” You can expect a fun, high-energy party at their live show where everyone will dance and sing, then go home feeling good. They tell me that they’re chock full of energy and love and so happy and grateful to get back to some of their favorite places to see their favorite people and play a mix of old and new songs.
Photo: Current Swell

Art in the Attic

When: May 7-8, 2022
Where: Almonte Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street
What time: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am- 4 pm
Admission: Free

The annual Almonte Art in the Attic Mother’s Day weekend sale features fantastic, affordable, eclectic art from the Almonte and Area Artist Association (AAAA) and special guests. After visiting the show, head out to sample the shops, restaurants, and galleries of historic downtown Almonte for a full day of artful experience.
Photo: AAAA via Facebook

Alice In Wonderland

When: May 7, 2022
Where: Meridian Theatre, Centrepointe, 101 Centrepoint Drive
What time: 1 pm or 7 pm
Admission: $17- 23 Click here for tickets

(From the website) Our performing company will present our long-awaited original production of Alice in Wonderland in May 2022. Live performance is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your family to theatre and dance while providing valued entertainment. The entire family will enjoy the colorful costumes, spectacular sets, and delightful music scores, all complimenting the accomplished steps of our dedicated dancers.
Photo: via Meridian Centrepointe

Got Land? Indigenous Comedy Showcase

When: May 6, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel – Lower Level
What time: 9:30 pm
Admission: $20 Click here for tickets

Local Indigenous talent takes to the stage of Yuk Yuks for the chance of a lifetime to showcase for Just For Laughs. Your host for the evening: Don Kelly, a seasoned Indigenous comedian seen on APTN’s Crazy like a Lynx and CBC The Debaters.
Photo: YukYuks

Mother's Day Brunch at the Chateau Laurier

When: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Where: Wilfred’s Restaurant or the Adam Room, 1 Rideau Street
What time: 10 am – 3 pm
Admission: Call 613-241-1414 for reservations

Make mom feel like a queen by taking her for brunch this Sunday at Ottawa’s own castle. The delicious fare, great service and wonderful surroundings will certainly make her feel loved.

Photo: www.fairmont.com/laurier

J’TM Resto Bar

When: n/a
Where: 101 Clarence, Ottawa
What time: Open Tuesday through Sunday
Admission: n/a

The ByWard Market's newest restaurant, J’TM Resto Bar, is open and ready to serve up a variety of delicious Haitian Fusion dishes. Canadian-born Chef Octave grew up in Haiti, with his love for cooking nurtured by his grandmother who was a baker. Head to J'TM for a meal in their trendy and warm atmosphere and stay for live music and bottle service (Friday and Saturday nights)!
Photo: Rolande Bast


Signatures Original Spring Craft Sale

When: May 5-8, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 489 Uplands Drive
What time:  Thursday and Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: $5 -$8 Click here for tickets

The EY Centre will be bursting with creativity this weekend. Over 150 will be selling their works of art, jewellery, clothing, eco-friendly body care, artisanal food items, and more at the Signatures Original Spring Craft Sale.
Photo: Signatures Original