• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend — January 20-22

Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) hosts Seollal cultural events

When: Friday, January 20 until Monday, January 23, 2023
Where: Korean Cultural Centre, 150 Elgin Street
What time: Various times • Click here to view the full schedule
Admission: Free • Click here to register

The KCC is hosting various cultural events this weekend to celebrate ‘Seollal,’ Korean Lunar New Year. Seollal is the most celebrated national holiday in Korea. This year Seollal is on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Image: KCC

Darren Frost at Yuk Yuks West

When: Friday, January 20 until Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa West, 1394 Richmond Rd (downstairs at Biagio's Italian Kitchen)
What time: Friday: 7:30 pm, Saturday: 7 pm or 10 pm
Admission: $22.13 • Click here to purchase tickets

Darren Frost thrives on hyper-driving criticisms, dark revelation, and lunacy. His ability to command the undivided attention of an audience is remarkable.

Photo: Yuk Yuk's

Groove Junkies at Overflow Brewery

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: Overflow Brewery, 2477 Kaladar Ave
What time: Doors: 7 pm, Showtime: 8 pm
Admission: $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Groove Junkies are not your everyday “Bar Band Fare.” Before Covid, they were widely regarded as Ottawa’s Premier “FM” dance band. Whether playing Steely Dan, Prince, Tears for Fears, David Bowie, Beatles, Eagles, or Genesis, you may ask, “Should we dance, or should we listen?" The choice will be yours, but either will be equally satisfying.

Photo: Groove Junkies

Sunday Coffee House

When: Sunday, January 22, 2023
Where: Red Bird Coffee House, 1165 Bank Street
What time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Admission: No cover

Every Sunday afternoon at Red Bird Coffee House is for singers, songwriters, and serenaders. The format is an acoustic afternoon, not an open jam. Artists are welcome to play solo or duo; original music is encouraged but not required—house guitars, pianos, and upright bass are available.


When: Until Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: Thursday: 7:30 pm, Friday: 7:30 pm, Saturday: 2 pm
Admission: From $17 • Click here to purchase tickets

A visually stunning dance piece, Sydancers explores the impacts of the Quebec Bridge disaster of 1907, which killed 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the community of Kahnawake. Using both contemporary and traditional practices, a direct descendant of this disaster, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, brings the past to the present in a way that will enthrall and resonate with audiences while deepening their understanding of Indigenous people’s history.

Photo: Brian Medina and John Lauener

As you like it: A radical retelling

When: Until Sunday, January 29, 2023
Where: GCTC, 300-1227 Wellington St. W.
What time: Saturday: 4 pm & 8:30 pm, Sunday: 2 pm
Admission: Starting at $26 • Click here to purchase tickets

Known for his cutting humour, Cliff Cardinal’s take on the Bard’s classic As You Like It brings renewed energy to this twisting comedy about the trials of love and mistaken identity in the lush Forest of Arden. Cardinal’s unpredictability is in full force in this new adaptation. You’ve never seen Shakespeare like this.

Photo: GCTC

Ottawa Home & Remodelling show

When: Thursday, January 19 – Sunday, January 22, 2023
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr
What time: Various times • Click here to view the schedule
Admission: Adults: $14, Children 12 and Under: Free  • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show, presented by FairSquare, is back again at the EY Centre. With over 200 exhibitors and 16,000+ attendees, this is the best-attended remodelling show in Ontario. Meet the experts and search for home improvement advice and products from flooring to roofing and everything in between. Purchase your tickets online to save $2 off the price of admission!

Canto Sentimento String Quartet

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: Meridian Theatre @ Centrepoint
What time: 2 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

Canto Sentimento Strings was founded in 2006 as the need for string music for formal events grew in Ottawa. The various ensembles are made up of string players who are alumni of or are currently studying at the University of Ottawa in the music department and performance division. All the musicians have been performing for many years, playing in various orchestras and string ensembles in the Ottawa area and worldwide. 

Ottawa Senators Watch Party

When: Friday, January 20, 2023
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester 
What time: 7 pm
Admission: Free

Watch and Win’ with Ottawa Senators Alumni, André Roy. He shoots and scores! Get into the action and join us in The Joint at Rideau Carleton Casino on Friday, January 20th, for the ultimate Ottawa Senators watch party. Meet Ottawa Senators Alumni André Roy, and experience the super-charged intensity of Senators hockey, including live game broadcast and ‘watch and win’ for a shot to win prizes, including private suite tickets, memorabilia, giveaways, and so much more! Plus, indulge your craving with our 2 for 1, buy 1 lb of wings and get a second lb free offer!

All fans in attendance are welcome to complete a digital ballot for a chance to win prizes, including; team signed Ottawa Senators jersey, pair of Club Bell tickets to an upcoming home game, plus a shot to join André Roy at the alumni table for a period of play and hockey talk.

  • ‘Watch & Win’ live game broadcast vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Tons of prizes to be won
  • Giveaways
  • Live intermission trivia and interactive games
  • Meet Ottawa Senators Alumni, André Roy
  • Buy 1lb of wings, get a second lb free
  • Free parking
  • Must be 19+

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

Image: RCR

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band

When: Saturday, January 21, 2022
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: Doors open at 8 pm with Live DJ, Concert Starts at 9 pm
Admission: From $35+ taxes and admin fees • Click here to purchase tickets.

Spice up your life January 21 with Wannabe – A Tribute to the Spice Girls. Girl power is back! Featuring original choreography, costume changes, English accents, and platform shoes, Wannabe brings Girl Power into the 21st century with their larger-than-life epic shows. These powerhouse women will have you off your feet and make you wana zigaziga ah.

Join us on January 21st and ‘say you’ll be there’!

  • $10 Free Play coupon for all attendees
  • Food and Beverages 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

Image: RCR

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