We have arrived at the first of the beautiful October weekends. The leaves are changing colour, the days are growing shorter, and the nights are getting cooler, yet one thing remains the same: there is still so much to do out and about in this fine city. With so much on the go, we won’t waste any time. Here you have it, folks, the down low on what is up this weekend in Ottawa.
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Family of renowned Ottawa-born artist Gerald Trottier is releasing works from private collection to benefit Alzheimer’s Society—10.05.19 at St. Basil’s Church
In an unforgettable act of generosity, Gerald Trottier’s family is releasing work from their private collection, at prices below their assessed value, so that people can have his work in their home. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Society that serves Ottawa.
An interview with Carmen Rush, local historian of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada—10.04.19 talk at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
Carmen Rush will present her talk about Charles Messier during the next meeting of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Friday October 4th at 7:30pm.
The Afro-Métis Nation consists of folks of African descent whose ancestors include Indigenous and/or Métis people (and sometimes Europeans as well). It’s also the name of a musical group whose first album, Constitution, celebrates the Afro-Métis Nation of Nova Scotia.
Théâtre Rouge Écarlate and Great Canadian Theatre Company win Prix Rideau Awards for show of the year
The juried prize is for the best anglophone and francophone theatre performed in Ottawa.
National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates 50 years of music with concerts, free activities and a gala—09.30.19 to 10.05.19
To celebrate 50 years of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, there is a host of both concert events and free activities set to take place between September 30th and October 5th.
Barb Popel: “Plosive Production’s The Ugly One is a fine start to The Gladstone’s theatre season. It has an interesting script, an excellent cast, and good direction.”
The MacKay United Church Concert Series returned for their 2019-2020 season with pianist Luke Welch.
Ottawa’s morning commute is about to get a whole lot brighter.