• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend — January 27-29, 2023

Townes, The Desert Island Big Band, FIAMMA, Out By Lucy

When: Friday, January 27, 2023
Where: The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
What time: Doors 8 pm • Show 8:30 pm
Admission: From $12 • Click here to purchase tickets

A multi-instrumentalist, Matt Radich, AKA Townes will be performing songs from his new record at the Rainbow Bistro this weekend. Opening for the synthpop/indie rock musician will be The Desert Island Big Band, FIAMMA, and Out By Lucy.  

Photo: @rainbow.bistro.7

Ottawa 67's Pride Night 

When: Friday, January 27, 2023
Where: The Arena at TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7 pm 
Admission: From $25 • Click here to purchase tickets

Whether it’s on the ice or in our community, the Ottawa 67's believe all love deserves to be celebrated. Join them as they lace up against the London Knights on January 27th; the team will be sporting Pride-themed jerseys to promote the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Photo: Ottawa 67's

Don Kelly at Yuk Yuk's West

When: Friday, January 27, 2023
Where: Richmond Road (Downstairs at Biagio's Italian Kitchen)
What time: 7:30 pm 
Admission: From $22.13  • Click here to purchase tickets

Ottawa comic Don Kelly has starred in numerous national comedy specials, including CTV’s Comedy Now! and CBC’s Comics! along with multiple appearances at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Debaters, and Madly Off in All Directions. Don is also the host and star of the Gemini-nominated series Fish Out of Water on APTN. Don’s comedy ranges from sharp observations on everyday life to bizarre flights of fancy. He’s a comic for any audience and all occasions!

Photo: Courtesy Yuk Yuk's

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, followed by a night of social dancing. No partner and no experience required. 

The Lucky Ron Show @ The Chateau Lafayette

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Where: The Chateau Lafayette, 42 York Street
What time: 5 pm – 7 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 showing up around 4 pm. It's a must-see when you're in town. So saddle up, grab a quart, and get ready to stomp, shout, hoot, and holler your way through the most fun you'll have on a Saturday afternoon in Ottawa and, arguably, the world! No cover, no reservations, and no tickets required!

Jeremy Fisher sings the songs of Jeremy and Jazzy

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Where: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd
What time: 1:30 pm 
Admission: From $15 • Click here to purchase tickets

Juno-nominated artist Jeremy Fisher brings his new animated CBC show to life with “Jeremy Fisher sings the songs of Jeremy and Jazzy.” Taking families through his catalogue of catchy children’s music with a message, Jeremy brings the characters and songs to life with his trademark earnest stage banter and sing-along anthems.

Photo: Via Shenkman Arts

The Sheepdogs with Boy Golden

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Where: National Arts Centre, Southam Room, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 8 pm
Admission: From $41 • Click here to purchase tickets

MultiJuno-Award-winning Canadian rock band, The Sheepdogs bring their guitar-driven blues-rock style to the NAC this weekend, the last date on their cross-country Live and Outta Sight mega tour.  

ᓯᑯ ᕿᕐᓂᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ | DARK ICE

When: Until March 5, 2023
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free 

We only have to look at our beloved Rideau Canal to see that climate change is having a profound impact on global ecosystems and is most dramatically evident in northern landscapes and communities. In the face of these challenges, Inuit knowledge and community-building are increasingly at risk. The exhibition Dark Ice features the complementary works of Leslie Reid of Ottawa and Robert Kautuk of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River). Alongside critical curatorial work, the exhibition features photographs, paintings, and videos of Arctic land and ice and of communities and their experiences.

Photo: Installation view of photos by Leslie Reid


When: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
What time: Doors open at 8 pm with Live DJ, Concert Starts 9 pm
Admission: From $20+ taxes and admin fees • Click here to purchase tickets.

Ambush Army, are you ready to ‘get ambushed’!? Canadian Country and fan favourite, Ambush returns to The Joint at Rideau Carleton Casino on Saturday, January 28th. Experience the raw energy, sheer entertainment, and a fun evening of Ambush. Famous for their live shows, Ambush has built an intensely loyal fan base in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, performing to captivate crowds of all ages. You'll be singing ‘I don’t want the night to end’ and for Ambush to ‘play it again.’

  • $10 Free Play coupon for all attendees
  • 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

Caffe Italiano Brunch

When: Sunday, January 29, 2023 (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 pm
Admission: N/A – $55

Introducing Exquisite Brunch Classics with Italian Flair.  Join the Rideau Carleton Raceway 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 the homemade decadent desserts.

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

Now open every Sunday for Brunch!