• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – January 13-15, 2023

80’s Dance Party

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Where: House of TARG, 1077 Bank Street
What time: Doors open: 9 pm. Show time: 10 pm
Admission: $12 (at the door)

Dance the night away @ House of TARG to all your 80’s favourite tunes brought to you by their wizard and DJ REMI ROYALE. Singalongs, lasers galore, and live bands perform the era's greatest hits. 

Ottawa 67’s Legacy Night

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Where: The Arena at TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

You don't want to miss this week's Ottawa 67’s game that is dedicated to celebrating the former teams and players who have contributed to Ottawa's lengthy and successful history of junior hockey.

Alliance Française Winter Cycling Presentation

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Where: Alliance Française Ottawa, 352 Maclaren Street
What time: 4 -5 pm
Admission: Free • Click here to register

Alliance Francaise is teaming up with Bike Ottawa to show you the tips you need to get around on your bike this winter: essential items, clothing, maintenance, and how to ride safely in Ottawa. The workshop is in English, followed by bilingual discussions.

Minor Empire Meets Eivind Aarset 

When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Where: Arts Court Ottawa, 2 Daly Avenue
What time: 7 -8 pm
Admission: $50 • Click here to purchase tickets

Described as ‘Trippy, dreamy, cinematic, and stylishly hip, award-winning Minor Empire's principles Ozgu Ozman, and Ozan Boz’s take listeners on a voyage of the imagination — it’s a unique sound and style that largely defies categorization and stereotypes. This weekend, they team up with Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset who has a truly singular voice on the instrument.

Rahim Salsa 

When: Every Friday
Where: 275 Elgin Street
What time: 8 pm -1 am
Admission: Lesson & Social: $15, Social only: $10

Join Rahim Salsa every Friday night for an hour of introductory salsa or bachata lessons, this week featuring Luc Poulin of SalsaOle, followed by social dancing. No partner and no experience required. This weekend the musical guest is DJ Chris Feist.

Tom Green at Yuk Yuk's

When: Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14, 2023
Where: 1394 Richmond Road, inside Biagio's Italian Kitchen
What time: 10 pm
Admission: $40 • Click here to purchase tickets

Experience a live, unrehearsed, and unhinged Tom Green in an intimate venue as he prepares new material for his upcoming  standup special. 

Headlamp skating and live music!

When: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Where: Le santier du petit penguin, 312 Chemin Taché, Gatineau
What time: 6 pm 
Admission: Adults $20, Families (2 adults 2 children) $65  •  Click here to purchase tickets

Head to Le santier du petit penguin at Club de Golf Touraine to skate with a headlamp on their more than 5.5 km-long trail. Singer Jérémie Trépanier will be entertaining skaters from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.! 

The Festival of Carols

When: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Where: Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 100 Byron Avenue
What time: Doors open: 7 pm, Showtime: 7:30 -9 pm
Admission: Adults: $27.54 Children & seniors: $16.93 • Click here to purchase

A Festival of Carols is a unique cultural choral performance showcasing traditional Ukrainian carols and joyful New Year songs. Talented caroling or “kolyada” artists from the Ottawa region will perform Ukrainian classical, contemporary, sacred, and folk choral music that will warm hearts this winter season to celebrate the orthodox new year. 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana Trip Experience Giveaway

When: January 1-January 28, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino – 4837 Albion Rd S
What time: Open 24/7
Admission: N/A

Join us at Rideau Carleton Casino now through January 28th for your chance to win 1 of 16 total trips for two to stay and play at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Experience the pristine sugar white sands of the Caribbean with airfare, a 4-night stay, and more valued at over $24,000 per package.

Start earning ballots now through January 28th for every $20 wagered while using your ‘Rock Star Rewards’ card.

  • Free Parking
  • Play Smart. Must be 19+.

Click HERE to view full promotional details.

*Signing up for a Rock Star Rewards card is easy and free; visit our Rock Star Rewards Desk for details.

Caffe Italiano Brunch

When: Sunday, January 15, 2022 (Now offered every Sunday)
Where: Caffe Italiano @ Rideau Carleton Casino (Enter through the gaming floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S
What time: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Admission: N/A – $55/5500 Rock Star Reward Points

Introducing Exquisite Brunch Classics with Italian Flair. Join us for a refined dining experience featuring an exclusive five-course brunch menu that includes a complimentary mimosa or caesar, starters, your choice of hand-selected main, a carving station, and one of our decadent homemade desserts.

  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+
  • Access through the main entrance of the casino and wheelchair accessible

Now open every Sunday for Brunch! Click HERE to view the full brunch menu and reserve a table.

Skating through the tree at Icelynd

When: Opening Sunday, January 14, 2023 (Weather permitting)
Where: Icelynd Skating Trails, 6865 Fernbank Road
What time: Sundays 10 am – 7 pm
Admission: Adults 18-59: $17, Children 5-17: $10.75, Seniors $10.75, Under 4: Free, Families $52.00 • Click here to purchase tickets

With the recent cold weather, Icelynd's beautiful 2 km of natural ice surface trails are set to open. The paths wind their way through almost 100 acres of beautiful natural woods. For a truly magical experience, visit in the evenings and skate among the stars, illuminated by charming twinkling white string lights and natural solar lighting. Bonfires, vendors, benches, and chairs to rest dot the scenery making it the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy time with family and friends. Check the website before leaving home to ensure the