It may be one of the rainiest summers we’ve had in a while, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying all the activities this weekend! Summer favourites like the light show at Parliament Hill are back, it’s the final weekend of Bluesfest, and Canada Scene has shows aplenty! Enjoy!
This weekend marks Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation and there are plenty of events taking place to celebrate the occasion, but if you are looking for something more low key, there are still many a thing to choose from. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
We are especially excited that the performance will offer new options to increase accessibility, including a limited number of sensory seats for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The festival takes place from June 15 to July 23 at numerous venues. Prices vary and a great deal of the programming is free or pay-what-you-can.
From Glowfair to Rallycross to Craftfest to the Beer Fest, there’s something for everyone this weekend in Ottawa!
David Currie: “It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime. A lady walked out five minutes in but I was captivated.”
There is nothing else in Ottawa like a Latin Sparks party.
Latin Sparks 2017 will take place June 10 on Albert Island (6 Booth Street). Tickets cost $20.
The party is a night-long celebration of Latin culture, cuisine, and music on the city’s largest outdoor dancefloor. Organizers of the country’s largest dance party are expecting about 4,000 partygoers on Saturday June 10.
Another weekend is upon us! We have paid our dues and Mother Nature is rewarding us with (mainly) sunshine and blue skies on this first of the warmer months’ long weekends. Burgeoning with goings on right out of the gate, you might want to consider taking Friday off work. Begin the festivities early and then full steam ahead until Monday.
Dandelion Dance is a youth performance company located in the west end of Ottawa and is taking part in Neighbourhood Arts 150. Its mission is to promote the values of diversity, inclusivity, equity and accessibility. They will perform Celebrating Canada through Diversity and Dance at Bayshore Shopping Centre May 13.
Welcome back to the weekend, Ottawa. While the April showers may be stretching into May, the city is a-blossom with activities.
ENCOUNT3RS, on now at the National Arts Centre, highlights the diversity of ballet and orchestral music, and how the two interact with each other to create something beautiful.
C’est quelques minutes à peine avant le début d’une des dernières répétitions de RENCONTR3S, avant la première du 20 avril, que le chorégraphe canadien Jean Grand-Maître prend quelques minutes pour discuter avec Sous-sol 819. Il offre son point de vue sur un spectacle sans précédent commandé spécialement par le Centre national des Arts dans le cadre des festivités du 150e anniversaire de la confédération canadienne.
Pour la huitième fois depuis 2003, le Centre national des Arts proposera son Festival Scène du 15 juin au 23 juillet.Pendant près de six semaines ce seront 1 000 artistes qui viendront présenter quelques 100 évènements culturels au public de la région. De quoi passer un bel été. À condition de ne pas se perdre dans une programmation pléthorique !