Welcome to tulip season, friends! It seems like the whole city has come alive in the last week, with the magnolias exploding off their branches and the tulips suddenly coming out of nowhere. We are solidly heading towards a warm, welcoming spring.
Ontario Festival of Small Halls
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls has announced a wealth of new live music shows in small communities across Eastern Ontario during the month of May. The lineup features exclusively Canadian artists, including Ashley MacIsaac, Basia Bulat, Great Lake Swimmers, Hawksley Workman, Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, Skydiggers and more.
It’s the final full weekend before Christmas so if you’ve still got some shopping to do, this is your friendly reminder to get out there! All done shopping? Enjoy one (or all!) of this week’s festive events.
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is back with a series of six shows just in time for the holidays. As the name would suggest, generally the festival’s shows take place in small venues in rural Eastern Ontario, and this time they’ll visit Burritts Rapids, Athens, Pakenham, Chaffey’s Lock, Tweed, Westmeath, and… the National Arts Centre!
One sound recipe: Chef’s Table concert series at the NAC pairs amazing food with live music on the Rideau Canal
Spanning three weekends in September, the Chef’s Table series will showcase the work of well-versed Canadian culinary and musical creators. It takes place at the National Arts Centre’s 1 Elgin Restaurant terrace, overlooking the Rideau Canal.
Festival of Small Halls puts city and rural elbow-to-elbow in a unique space for Chef’s Table parties
Dinner and a show, combined with a talk-about-it-for-days experience, are going to make these evenings popular.