• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend — April 14-16, 2023

Ottawa 67's — Playoffs Round # 2

When: April 14 & 16, 2023
Where: TD Place Stadium, 1015 Bank Street
What time: Friday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Admission: From $25 • Click here to purchase tickets

Cheer on the Ottawa 67's as they take on the Peterborough Petes in the first two games of the second round of OHL playoffs. The Barber Poles beat the Oshawa Generals in the first round, playing in Gatineau. 

OAG New Spring Exhibition

When: From aThursday, April 13, 2023
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Street
What time: regular museum hours
Admission: Free

Ottawa's art gallery is unveiling three new exhibitions while also celebrating five years in their new Daly Street digs! Headlining the spring exhibits is "Shapes in Between | Norman Takeushi, A Retrospective" featuring the works of the famous Japanese/Canadian painter and Nicole Feldman-Kiss' audio visual exhibit, "after Africa."

Scott Faulconbridge

When: April 14 -15, 2023
Where: Yuk Yuk's Ottawa, 100 Kent Street, inside the Marriot Hotel
What time: Friday 9:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 pm & 10 pm
Admission: $22.13 Click here to purchase tickets

Scott Faulconbridge has delighted International audiences with his masterful timing, quirky story telling and quick improvisational wit to established himself as one of Canada's headlining acts. His unique stories and songs are inspired by family mishaps that have made him a crowd favourite for three decades. He has earned three Canadian Comedy Award nominations for his work as an improviser and a stand up comedian.  

Athletico Ottawa

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Where: TD Place Stadium, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 1 pm
Admission: Pay What You Can • Click here to purchase tickets

For their home opener, last year's league-leading Atletico Ottawa is partnering with CHEO. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to children's hospital, with additional funds raised from in-game events. The funds will help CHEO’s team implement strategies that promote healthy active living for CHEO patients. 

Originals Spring Craft Sale

When: Thursday April 13 – Sunday April 16, 2023
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What Time: Thurs & Fri 10 am to 9 pm, Sat 10 am to 6 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $4-$8 • Click here to purchase tickets

Signatures Originals Spring Craft Sale is a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace that features the works of over 150 artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast. For over 30 years, the show has been the premier spring shopping event of the Nation’s Capital.

The Gladsome Gentlemen

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Where: Overflow Brewing Co., 2477 Kaladar Ave
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $15 • Click here to purchase tickets

Experience a unique sound like you've never heard before with The Gladsome Gentlemen, Ottawa's newest and most experienced local Bluegrass band. Featuring the talents of Joe McDonald, Trevor Lubin, Dylan Watts and Duncan Reitboeck, you don't want to miss the chance to enjoy the band's signature sound. 19+

Photo: Roman Romanovich

613 Flea

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street 
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Free 

It's time for the monthly not-for-profit 613 Flea at Lansdowne. There are always new and exciting vendors selling everything from antiques to hand-dyed wools, even gourmet salsa. Don’t miss your opportunity to shop the 140-ish unique vendors.

Photo: Courtesy 613 Flea

Wolves! Shapeshifters in a Changing World 

When: Until April 2024
Where: Canadian Museum of Nature
What time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adults $17.50, Children $13.50 • Click here to purchase tickets 

Wolves!—a new exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of Nature—explores the evolution and adaptations of these charismatic animals through specimens, cultural stories, video, and scientific research that highlights studies by museum experts Kamal Khidas, Ph.D., and Danielle Fraser, Ph.D. Also featured are stunning images by the renowned photographer Michelle Valberg.

Photo: Michelle Valberg


The Lucky Ron Show @ The Chateau Lafayette

When: Every Saturday
Where: The Chateau Lafayette, 42 York Street
What time: Now from 4 pm – 8 pm!
Admission: Free 

A true legend in the Ottawa Valley. The Lucky Ron Show has been a mainstay at The Laff  since 1999; he performs every single Saturday from 4-8pm. In March 2023, the Lucky Ron Show was expanded to include local country solos and duos to open the show. Opening for Lucky Ron this weekend is Slo Tom while Sherry and Jenny Dagenais will play during the intermission. No cover, no reservations, no tickets required!

Photo: Jean Lapointe

21 Gun Salute

When: Saturday April 15, 2023
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: 9 pm
Admission: $20+ taxes and admin fees • Click here to purchase tickets.

Get Thunderstruck with 21 Gun Salute!

21 Gun Salute packs a punch with an explosive tribute to AC/DC’s high voltage Rock anthems. A premiere AC/DC tribute band, join us and recreate the thunderous roar of these rock legends with your favourites like, Back in Black, Hells Bells and Thunderstruck.

  • Doors open at 8:00 PM
  • Food and Beverage available for purchase
  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+

To view the entire entertainment lineup visit https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/events.htm

For more information including the ticket purchase policy visit https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/events.htm

Live Harness Racing

When: Sunday April 16, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Raceway – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: 6:30 pm post time
Admission/Cost: N/A

Join us for Sunday Funday Live Racing & Dining Specials!

Experience exhilarating live standardbred harness racing in Ottawa! Back for the 2023 racing season, join us this coming Sunday for an evening at the track, while also indulging in our limited-time offer Snow Crab Dinner Special for $39.95, available Friday to Sunday from 5:00-10:00 PM in Mr. Lucky’s Restaurant.

one-of-a-kind harness racing events that you can't find anywhere else in the city. Rideau Carleton Raceway also offers off track wagering and simulcast racing from Canada and across the world. After the race, the fun continues in the casino with gaming, live entertainment and exceptional dining, all under one roof. See you at the track!

  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+