• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend — March 3-5, 2023

Too Many Zooz 

When: Friday, March 3, 2023
Where: Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Ave
What time: 
Admission:  $25 (plus $9.40 fees) • Click here to purchase tickets

American band, Too Many Zooz plays what they describe as a brass house style of music. You might have seen the viral video of them playing their mix of Jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk, EDM, and house music in the New York Subway. If you haven't, check them out. 19+

Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo

When: March 3 – 4, 2023
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: Various times
Admission:  From $10 • Click here to purchase tickets

Eastern Ontario and the Outauoais’s only golf show in the region includes local courses, destinations, a PGA teaching stage, Canadian Performance Fitting Centre, a live auction, and much more. Don't miss the Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo 

Ottawa Senators Pride Night

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive
What time: 7 pm
Admission:  From $30 • Click here to purchase tickets

Head to the Canadian Tire Centre for Pride Night as our Sens take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Winter Festival and Ottawa Book Fair

When: March 3 – 5, 2023
Where: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way
What time: Various time
Admission:  From $11.64 • Click here to purchase tickets

Ottawa’s biggest indoor winter party is a bilingual and multicultural festival celebrating amazing local musicians, thought-provoking speakers, fabulous authors, great publishers, and diverse artisans.


When: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission:  From $67•  Click here to purchase tickets

DakhaBrakha is a world music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music you should not miss. 

The Horrible Show

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Where: Yuk Yuk's Ottawa West, In Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Road
What time: 7 pm and 10 pm
Admission:  $17.70 (plus tax) • Click here to purchase tickets

Join Yuk Yuk's for some of Canada's darkest and dirtiest comics for an evening of hilarious depravity. Be advised this is an XXX-rated comedy show, so if you're the easily offended type, maybe just stay away. No refunds for being offended!

Ottawa I ❤︎ Beer & Taco Fest

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Where: Aberdeen Pavillion, 1000 Exhibition Way
What time: 2 PM to 6 PM / 6 PM to 10 PM
Admission: Sold out

If you were lucky enough to snag tickets before they sold out, the first annual Ottawa I❤︎BEER & Taco Festival promises a fun night of beer, cider, spirits sampling, games, dancing, and people watching, and TACOS!

The Lucky Ron Show @ The Chateau Lafayette

When: Every Saturday
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!


Hard Rock Hotel Dublin Giveaways

When: March 1-31, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
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.