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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on January 2, 2020

Welcome to a new decade Ottawa! In case you missed it, we’ve published our January gig pick that’s got you covered for all your live music needs throughout the month.

All Weekend

The hit musical Waitress is at the National Arts Centre as part of the Broadway Across Canada series. According to our reviewers, the show is filled with emotion, laughs and tons of amazing sounding pies. It’s a a treat you won’t want to miss! A few tickets are still available online for the performances between now and January 5.

It’s the final weekend for many of the Christmas activities in town: take a drive through the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks until January 4, check out some indoor lights at Christmas Glow until January 4, enjoy the light show on Parliament nightly from 5:30-11pm until January 7, or take a trip to Upper Canada Village for Alight at Night until January 4.


Museums across the national capital region will be closed next week for annual maintenance (January 6-10), so take advantage of free admission on Thursday to check out something new. If you haven’t been yet, you have until January 12 to catch the Highland Warriors exhibit at the Canadian War Museum.

Learn more about humankind’s greatest adventure, the journey of flight, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s Above and Beyond exhibition. While not free on Thursday evenings, admission to the museum is free daily from 4-5pm. The exhibition ends January 5.


Celebrate a year of live music at Beau’s with Celtic rock band Hadrian’s Wall as they perform live from 5-8pm. House of Targ is throwing an 80’s dance party with DJ Remi Royale and The Outlandos (The Police tribute band).


Back to back nights of live music! Loon Choir (featured in this January 2019 gig pick) will be playing at Irene’s Pub with Ottawa band Saint Clare. Want to dance? Head to Queen St. Fare for salsa night featuring Fiesta Cubana. Catch a sneak peak of the band in this Ottawa Minute episode on YouTube.

Already dreaming of summer? Work on your stand up paddle board skills this winter with a 6 week series of classes indoors. Pool SUP is an indoor fitness class on top of a floating mat.


Can’t wait for the Rideau Canal to open for another season of skating? Have you tried the rink at City Hall, or the one at Rideau Hall? You can also head to TD Place for the Ottawa 67’s Teddy Bear Toss game this Sunday at 2pm, and then hit the ice for a family skate after the game.

New decade, new you? Yogatown on Preston is hosting a 2 hour class of yoga and journalling to help you set intentions for the new year. Suitable for all levels, all you need is your yoga gear and a notepad.

Looking to develop a new skill this year? Elle Est Verte cooking school is collaborating with Parkdale Food Centre to host a sourdough bread making class. In addition to providing everything you need for the class, 15% of all revenue will be donated to the food centre.

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