After a surprisingly warm start to November, we’ve got some cooler temperatures in the forecast for this weekend. The good news is that we’ve also got plenty of events lined up to keep you busy.
260 FINGERS is an invitational exhibition and sale of the work of 26 outstanding clay artists and potters from all over Ontario and Quebec. The vernissage is November 11 from 6-9pm in the Atrium of the Glebe Community Centre, with an exhibition and sale that continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Outside Mullingar is a delightful love story, full of the whimsy, humour and the larger-than-life characters of the Irish countryside presented by Linden House Theatre. The play, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish-American playwright, John Patrick Shanley, tells the story of two middle-aged lovers who face all the usual – and some unusual – roadblocks on the way to happiness. Tickets to the show are available online or at Books on Beechwood with performances November 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30pm, and November 13 and 20 at 2pm. The company will be hosting an Irish “ceiligh” (a kitchen party with music) at the theatre immediately after the show on November 11 and 18.
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The Great Canadian Theatre Company is hosting Forever Young: A Ghetto Story. From the GCTC site, the show is a story of youth, revolution, and betrayal in Poland. Opening night is November 10 (with preview performances November 8-9), with shows running through to November 20. Tickets are available online and include a pay-what-you-decide show, post-show talkback, relaxed performance, and ASL performance. Learn more in our interview with playwright Darrah Teitel.
For all your holiday market needs, check out this roundup of November events.
From October 28 through November 11, thousands of virtual poppies will cascade down the Peace Tower at Parliament.
Crave Food and Wine Festival is happening Friday and Saturday at the Shaw Centre.
Observe Remembrance Day at the Canadian War Museum (admission is free but a timed ticket is required) or at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. There will be a number of road closures around the National War Memorial and businesses may have reduced hours in the morning so be sure to plan your day ahead of time if you’re heading out. Friday evening, head to the National Arts Centre for Dear Canada – Letters from the Second World War, an artistic Remembrance Day Commemoration presented as a radio play in the style of the day with music and foley using real letters from Canadians during the Second World War.
Local radio station CKCU is hosting a FUNdraiser dance and social as part of their annual funding drive. Did you know? CKCU offers over 100 programs in over 10 different languages to the Ottawa-Gatineau community. Learn more about the station here.
Bytowne Cinema is hosting Drunken Cinema, an interactive game event for the feature film Anaconda.
Serena Ryder is at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. Tickets are available online.
Perfect Books is hosting the release of Cyclettes by Tree Abraham. Tree Abraham is a queer Ottawa-born, Brooklyn-based writer, book designer, and maker of things. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be signing copies.
Classic Albums Live is bringing Led Zeppelin to the stage of the National Arts Centre.
Take a trip to Almonte for the Mill Street Holiday Shop Launch! Check out the Facebook event for a list of participating shops, including Cheerfully Made Goods + Market, Blush & Black, Tin Barn Market, Doree’s Habit, and Kentfield Kids.
The Ottawa 67’s take on the Niagara IceDogs at TD Place Saturday at 2pm.
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The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has moved indoors for the winter on Sundays from 9am-3pm.
Capital Sessions and the National Arts Centre are hosting a series of free house dance workshops. This Sunday, check out DJ Lost Heroes (Christian Pronovost from Montreal) and Nina Zabadalova (Czech Republic) for an amazing inter-generational house dance exchange.
Downtown Dispatch is a free comedy show taking place Sunday afternoon in the auditorium at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The show will include standup and improv comedy by a small group of local performers. Show runs from 3:10–4:00pm. Admission is free but you must reserve a ticket online.
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