• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – November 18-20, 2022

Harry Styles & OneDirection inspired Dance Party

When: November 18, 2022
Where: Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
What time: Doors open at 7:30 pm 
Admission: From  $25.12 • Click here to purchase tickets

TSwift Dance Party Canada brings a night of dancing to the best songs ever by Harry Styles & OneDirection to Ottawa . . .  plus a special Taylor Swift preshow!

Ottawa Chocolate Show

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
What time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Admission: Just $15 • Click here to purchase tickets

Chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and chocolate lovers gather for a market day with seminars, tastings, and a chance to buy your favourites. Be one of the first 25 people in line and receive a goodie bag of chocolate samples! Meet award-winning chocolate makers, chat and sample their chocolate and take home a few bars…or a hundred! Sit in on presentations, workshops, and pairings as we delve further into the delectable world of chocolate.

Photo: JoJo CoCo

European Union Film Festival

When: Until December 3, 2022
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon,10 Daly Avenue, Level 3
What time: Various times • Click here for the full schedule
Admission: Starting at $12.39 • Click here to purchase tickets

Twenty-seven films, one from each of the 27 European Union member states, will be presented at this year’s European Union Film Festival. An additional film and final screening of the festival, a new feature film from Ukraine, will be presented at a special benefit on the festival’s last day. Whether you attend in person or online, the 2022 EUFF has something for everyone! 

Photo: EUFF

Ottawa Children’s Festival

When: Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th
Where: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
What time: Click to view the full schedule
Admission: Starting at $12 • Click here to purchase all tickets

Take part in the the Ottawa Children’s Festival’s (OCF) Fall into Play Mini-Festival. The whole family is invited to experience a collection of classic adaptations and new, soon-to-be favourites. Productions including: The Billy Croquettes by Josette Lépine from Les Soeurs Kif-Kif, The Happy Prince, A Radio Play by Skeleton Key Theatre, Felicity Falls by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre, A Christmas Carol by Dufflebag Theatre.

Photo: Ottawa Children's Festival

Erik Johnson-Scherger and Garrett Warner at Montgomery Scotch Lounge

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: Montgomery Scotch Lounge, 750 Gladstone Avenue
What time: 8:30 pm to 11 pm
Admission: $15 cover

Ottawa’s composer and guitarist Garrett Warner, who regularly appears at festivals including RBC Bluesfest, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Sighisoara Blues Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, teams up with award-winning violinist and mandolinist Erik Johnson-Scherger for a night of music at the Montgomery Scotch Lounge. 

Photo: via Montgomery Scotch Lounge

53rd Help Santa Toy Parade

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: Starting in front of City Hall on Laurier Avenue and ending at Lansdowne Park.
What time: Starts at 11 am
Admission: Free

The annual Help Santa Toy Parade is back on track for the 53rd year! Organized by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association, firefighters will collect toys and donations supporting the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain. Toy Mountain gives toys to local families that might otherwise not be able to have gifts at Christmas.

Photo: Toy Parade

East Coast Experience with Special Guests

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
What time: Doors open at 7 pm, show time 8 pm.
Admission: $25 at the door •  Click here to purchase $20 advance tickets

Multi-instrumentalists Bill Quigley and Marco Belanger have been gracing Canadian stages from Ontario to Newfoundland, delivering high-energy performances and selling out tap rooms, concert halls, and music festivals. Nominated for Folk / Roots Group of the Year 2022 by MusicNL, East Coast Experience will have you on your feet! 19+ event.

Photo: Overflow Brewery

BY WOMEN: music by female composers – concert by Hupatia’s Voice Choir

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave W
What time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Admission: Pay what you can • Click here to purchase tickets

Hypatia’s Voice Choir presents a concert celebrating the artistry of women composers from the past and present day, woven together with themes of empowerment, strength, and celebration.

Masking is encouraged.

Photo: By Women

Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne

When: Sundays year-round
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way
What time: 9 am to 3 pm
Admission: Free

As the only year-round, producer-run farmers’ market in Ottawa, you’re invited to love local at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Lansdowne! Find seasonal produce, hand-made crafts, pantry staples, artisanal baked goods, hot meals, and more inside the Aberdeen Pavilion.

Photo: Ottawa Farmers' Market

ART + PARCEL: A Holiday Sale

When: Until January 10, 2023
Where: OAG Shop and Galerie Annexe, Level 1
What time: During the OAG’s regular hours
Admission: Free

Galerie Annexe and Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Shop present its annual holiday showcase, Art and Parcel — an excellent opportunity for holiday gift shopping! Find original artwork, ceramics, jewellery, homeware, kids’ crafts, art supplies, and books on display. There are great gifts for everyone on your list, and every purchase supports Canadian artists and the OAG.

Painting: D. Gillenielle