• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – October 28-30, 2022

Royal Wood at NAC

When: Friday, October 28, 2022
Where:  National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission: From $ 35click here for tickets

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Photo: Ryan Faist

The Comic Strippers

When: Friday, October 28th, 2022
Where: Meridian Theatre @Centrepointe
What time: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Admission: $60  • Click here for tickets

The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. A show for all genders — 19+ only.

Photo: The Comedy Strippers

Day of the Dead Festival

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Where:  Horticultural Building Lansdowne Park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way
What time: 4 pm10 pm
Admission: Freeno registration required

Experience the Mexican and Central American Dia de Muertos celebrations, sponsored by the Embassy of Mexico in Canada. Get an authentic taste of the captivating celebration of the Day of the Dead with face painting, Calaveras Workshop, traditional food, and performances by Ballet Aztlan Mexico, Fusión Folklorica Esmeraldas DeColombia, Viva México Churun Meru & more!!

Photo: via Facebook


When: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Where: Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street
What time: Doors at 7:30 pm – Band at 8 pm
Admission: $10 at the door  Click here to buy advance tickets

Ottawa’s Good2Go will perform at their favourite Glebe spot, Irene’s Pub, this Saturday. Expect to hear their punk-rock core tunes with some twang in there too! 

Photo: Courtesy Good2Go

Ottawa Art Gallery Day of the Dead Celebration

When: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Where:  Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Avenue
What time: 10 am7 pm
Admission: Freeno registration required

Join artist Fernando Trigo in the Mackenzie King Lobby for a special Creative Sunday celebrating the Day of the Dead and create a death mask, make an ancestral collage under the guidance of the artist Dulce Tapp, and take in screenings of two films followed by directors' discussions. All activities are offered in a drop-in format.

Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Hamilton

When: October 29, 2022
Where: The Stadium at TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 5 pm
Admission: From $ 25 • Click here for tickets

Grab your best costume and join the REDBLACKS as they take on Hamilton Tiger-Cats for their Halloween/fan appreciation game on Saturday. Pre-game and during halftime at Gate 1, enjoy $5 beers while taking in tunes from musical guests Highway Sunrise.

Inspirations, Small Treasures, Art Show and Sale

When: October 29-30, 2022
Where: Manotick United Church, 5567 Manotick Main Street
What time: Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Admission: Free

The non-profit Manotick Art Association is hosting its annual fall art show. All items in the show are $200 or less!

Atletico Ottawa CPL Championship Finals

When: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St
What time: 6 pm
Admission: From $28 Click here for tickets

Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell every person you can and get your tickets for Atletico Ottawa’s history-making championship final in Ottawa. Don’t miss this match!

Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio

When: Weekends from October 22nd until October 30th
Where: Enriched Bread Studio, 951 Gladstone Ave
What time: 11 am to 5 pm
Admission: Free

The Enriched Bread Artists’ Open Studio is back. The EBA is celebrating 30 years, and everyone is invited to tour the space, talk to the artists and find that unique piece to add to your collection.

Saunders Farm Fright Fest

When: Friday and Saturdays until October 29, 2022
Where: Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road
What time: 6 pm -11 pm
Admission: From $48Click here for tickets

It's the last weekend of Frightfest at Saunders Farm, Canada's #1 Haunted Attraction, Stage Show, street theatre, fresh food, and homemade confections; it is sure to thrill! Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ups.