• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – March 10-12


When: March 8-19, 2023
Where: Various theatres, including the Bytown Cinema, OAG, Saw, Mayfair Theatre
What time:  •
Admission:  $15  per film (Festival passes available) • Click here for more information

If you love movies, don't miss this chance to see 250 of the best feature-length and short films from Canada and 26 countries around the world. IFFO will also link Ottawa's emerging production community to the world and the world to Ottawa.

Disney on Ice: Find your Hero

When: March 9 – 12, 2023
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive 
What time: Various  •  Click here for the detailed schedule
Admission: From $35.65 (All guests age 2 and older are required to have a ticket.) •  Click here to purchase tickets

Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero is “a magical medley of classic and modern tales” and is filled with inspiring tales of heroism from beloved characters like brave Moana and her demi-god sidekick Maui, powerful sisters Anna and Elsa, the brilliant and kind Belle, and of course our favourite anamorphic crew Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.

FestiBiere Gatineau

When: March 9 – 11, 2023
Where: 15 Rue Jos-Montferrand
What time: Afternoon ticket (March 11): 12 PM to 4 PM | Evening ticket (March 9-11): 5 PM to 11 PM
Admission: $23.95 per person  •  Click here to purchase tickets

The Winter Brewfest is officially back! Once again, this year, you will get to discover a wide range of beers from all over Quebec and enjoy unique and gourmet dishes. Also, several local DJs will take the stage to provide an electrifying atmosphere.

Mamma Mia Sing Along with the Company of Fools

When: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Where: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street 
What time: Doors at 2:15 PM, screening at 2:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for youth  •  Click here to purchase tickets

A Company of Fools is thrilled to be once again hosting their fan-favourite fundraiser, the “Mamma Mia” sing-a-long! Dress up in your best sequinned ABBA costume and join the fun to raise funds to support Fool's Shakespeare performances in Ottawa schools. Prizes for Best Dressed and Best Spirit!

Ottawa 67s

When: Friday, March 10, 2023
Where: TD Place Arena, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7 PM
Admission: From $25  •  Click here to purchase tickets

Our 67s are home for a three-game Staycation this weekend. The fun kicks off on Friday with their annual Wiener Dog Race between periods!

Ottawa Bach Choir: Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Where: St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue
What time: 8 PM
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa Bach Choir's second concert of the season features Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) along with works by Telemann and Bach. Special guests include the extraordinary pianists Matthew Larkin and Frédéric Lacroix, and spectacular soloists soprano Jonelle Sills and baritone Geoffrey Sirett; this exquisite concert will be one you won’t want to miss!

Gatineau-Ottawa bike show

When: March 10 to 12, 2023
Where: Palais des congrès de Gatineau, 50 Blvd Maisonneuve
What time: March 10: Noon to 9 PM | March 11-12: 10 AM to 5 PM
Admission: From $5 (14 years old and under are FREE with an adult)  •  Click here for more information

The Gatineau-Ottawa Bicycle Show is the largest in the region and is devoted exclusively to the world of cycling and cycling tourism. Nearly 100 exhibitors and brands will be on hand to present the latest novelties and upcoming trends for the 2023 season. Whether you are searching for a bicycle, equipment, accessories, clothing, or advice, this is the best place to discover everything there is to know about the cycling world.

The Barrow Gang Buskers

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Where: Atomic Rooster, 301 Bank Street
What time: 7 PM
Admission: Free – no cover

Don't miss the chance to see Ottawa's favourite buskers, The Barrow Gang, belting rockabilly tunes from the stage at the Atomic Rooster. Once the snow melts, look for them playing in parks across the city. 

Hard Rock Hotel Dublin Giveaways

When: March 1-31, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: Open 24/7
Admission: N/A

Win a trip for two to Ireland! Six total trip packages to be won.

May the luck of the Irish be with you! Join us at Rideau Carleton Casino now through March 31st to start earning entries into our Hard Rock Hotel Dublin promotion. Six total winners will win a trip for two to Dublin with a 7-night stay, cash, and more!

One weekly draw every Saturday in March at 9 pm plus two additional bonus draws on March 31 at 9 pm, exclusive to Icon and All Access reward members. Every $20 wagered earns you a ballot for a chance to win.

  • 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, March 5, 2023
Where: Caffe Italiano @ Rideau Carleton Casino (Enter through the gaming floor) – 4837 Albion Rd S
What time: 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Admission/Cost: Brunch Prix Fixe Menu $45 // A La Carte options starting from $18

Thoughtful Italian Fare starting from $18.

On Sundays, We Brunch.

Awarded a 2023 ‘Diners Choice Award Winner’ as one of the best restaurants, Caffé Italiano offers a unique casual dining experience, staying true to Italian cuisine. Go all-in on Sundays and join us for brunch with a newly expanded five-course prix fixe featuring bottomless mimosas or caesars or feed your craving with our a la carte options starting from $18.

Indulge in a culinary experience like no other!

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

Click HERE to view the full brunch menu and reserve a table.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King In Concert

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Where: TD Place Arena, 1015 Bank Street
What time: Doors open at 6:30 PM, the show starts at 7:30 PM
Admission: From $93 each  •  Click here to purchase tickets

Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden!  For the hour has finally arrived to behold the final installment of Peter Jackson’s epic saga The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King. Join the FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal (250 musicians onstage) on their final journey into the west and experience Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning score performed live to the motion picture in HD!