Events in Ottawa: May 5 to 7, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities this Weekend in Ottawa

1. Family Craft Day

Take a trip around the world and pay tribute to the world’s most spectacular structures. Dress as an explorer or tourist! Activities are geared to children ages 4-11. Details

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

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Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville

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$4 per child.

 

2. N.U.T.S Grand Opening!

A perfect family activity, N.U.T.S is part obstacle course, part interactive learning, all in one seamless experience. Come challenge your brain and your braun with us. Details

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Saturday May 6 | 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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N.U.TS., 2253 Gladwin Crescent, Ottawa

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50% OFF

II. Live Music

1. Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line: Dig Your Roots Tour
with special guests Dustin Lynch & Chris Lane.Details

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Thursday, May 04, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Canadian Tire Centre – 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa

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$59.50 to $99.50

 

2. Engelbert Humperdinck

Like all great icons, he is a man of great depth – masculine and loving, shy inside and uninhibited onstage, prepared to play the sex god to the hilt and still, at this stage of his career, managing to get away with it. “My mother’s side of the family had the signing voice so I must have inherited that from her. My father was a man’s man – strong, athletic, charismatic. And I like to do all kind of men things. I love sports, golf, tennis martial arts, soccer, skiing, but at the same time, yes I do appreciate women.” Details

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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NAC Southam Hall 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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$64.50 & up

 

3. A Tribute to Elvis

A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute Artists known today: Pete Paquette from Toronto and Chris Connor from the United Kingdom. In the past two years, this dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by a eleven piece band, their incredible talents and showmanship makes this show a must see live concert for any rock’n roll music fan.” Details

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Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa

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$59

 

4. The Family Album

Brother and sister singer-songwriters Matthew Barber and Jill Barber always knew they’d make an album together. Growing up outside Toronto in the 1990s, they shared not only a left-handed guitar (older brother Matthew got the first one) but also a passion for music that fuelled their respective artistic careers. Two different paths were carved, but never did they diverge so much that they might not meet up again. Eventually they did and The Family Album was born. Details

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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NAC Theatre- National Arts Centre-1 Elgin st, Ottawa

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$35 – $52.50

 

5. Caroline Savoie

Caroline Savoie, the 2015 grand prize winner at the Granby international song festival, will follow her heart by performing songs from her first album, to be released in the fall of 2016. You will inevitably fall under the spell of this singer-songwriter’s warm but powerful voice, her disarming presence, and her sensitive, adventurous soul. Her skilfully crafted lyrics will make you want to travel along with her. Details

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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NAC Backstage, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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$15

 

6. CCC’s 50th!

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are excited to present an all-Canadian program featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece by Ottawa composer Laura Hawley. We will also perform works by Eleanor Daley (A Celtic Blessing of Light), Srul Irving Glick (excerpts from Triumph of the Spirit), Elise Letourneau (Ave Maria), and even a little something from the choir’s very first concert in April 1967! Details

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Sunday, May 7th, 2017 | 3:00 PM

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Woodroffe United Church
207 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa

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$18 to $25

 

7. Bytown Voices

Made in Canada – A concert of Canadian Music. Details

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 3:00 PM

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St Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Ave, Ottawa

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$15

 

8. Something Inside So Strong

Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus – Come to our 30th anniversary concert, we are 30 Years Proud. Details

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa

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$15 – $25

 

9. Canada 150

Harmonia Choir of Ottawa with Ottawa Brahms Choir, present favourite songs from across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. And you’ll have opportunities to join in with the choirs on favourite songs, too! Details

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Sunday, May 07, 2017 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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St. Thomas the Apostle Church
2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

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$10

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

A leading light of contemporary dance, Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin is a dance alchemist, drawing on seven previous works to meticulously craft a touching homage to dance and dancers. Minus One invites the artfully versatile dancers of GBCM – renowned for their work in contemporary ballet – to abandon themselves joyously to the dance, becoming both interpreters and inventors of movement. To a propulsive soundtrack, they reveal their individual idiosyncrasies in solo and large scale pieces where gestures are by turn contemplative, perfectly synchronized, full of grace, agility and humour. Details

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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NAC Southam Hall – National Arts Centre – 53 Elgin, Ottawa

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$41 to $85

 

2. Towards Zero

Lady Tressilian, an old and humorless woman confined to her bed, invites several guests into her seaside home of Gull’s Point for two weeks at the end of the summer. Tennis star Nevile Strange, former ward of Lady Tressilian’s deceased husband, incurs her displeasure by bringing both his new wife, Kay, and his ex-wife, Audrey. As sinister secrets, betrayals and romantic misunderstandings bubble to the surface, can murder be far behind? Superintendent Battle, who is holidaying nearby in the home of his nephew, finds himself in a labyrinthine maze of clues and deception. Details

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April 26 – May 13, 2017

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Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa

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$12 to $27

 

3. Ballet Tropical 2017

Come celebrate a rich history from Africa and the Caribbean featuring the talented students of The School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance. Experience the evolution and spice of afro-caribbean Dance to the sounds & rhythms of a culturally diverse people.
Details

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM

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Harold Shenkman Hall – Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa

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$25

 

4. Kill Me Now

Incendiary Canadian playwright Brad Fraser (Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love) makes his long-awaited return to the NAC with Kill Me Now, a gritty black comedy leavened with profound humanity. Widower Jake Sturdy cares for his severely disabled teenage son Joey until unexpected news leads to an astonishing role reversal. Devastatingly funny and defiantly unsentimental, Kill Me Now finds hard truths and irreverent laughter in every limb, joint and thought in the hopelessly fragile human body. Details

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April 25 to May 6, 2017

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NAC Studio – National Arts Centre- 1 Elgin st, Ottawa

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$33 & up

 

5. Outside Mullingar

Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Anthony and Rosemary have spent their entire lives on their adjoining farms in rural Ireland. Anthony’s father, an ailing widower after a piece of disputed turf, threatens to disinherit his childless son and leave his family farm to American cousins. Rosemary’s mother, a tremulous widow is just trying to keep a leash on her fierce daughter. These two eccentric souls will need to overcome bitter familial rivalries and their own stubborn pride, resolve a generations-old land dispute, and fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of future. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Written by Pulitzer, Oscar, and Tony winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). Details

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April 27-May 6, 2017

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The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Avenue
Ottawa

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$22 – $38

 

6. girls!girls!girls!

A gritty drama written in response to the events surrounding the brutal murder of Reena Virk in Victoria, British Columbia and the Columbine Massacre in Colorado, USA. Four young teenagers seek revenge on the winner of a gymnastics competition and go on a hunt to obtain her red ribbon. Details

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April 27-May 6, 2017

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Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

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$20–$25

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Volleyball Canada Nationals

14U East edition which will welcome teams from across Eastern and Atlantic Canada. Details

May 5 to 7, 2017

Raven’s Nest, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive , Ottawa

Free

 

2. Fiddler’s at The Parks

Show Jumping – Fiddler’s Green Stables presents a two day OVPSC/Bronze and Silver/Trillium hunter/jumper competition. Details

May 5 to 7, 2017

Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Road

Free

 

3. Ottawa Senators

IF REQUIRED – vs New York Rangers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata

Tickets

 

4. Ottawa Fury FC

vs Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 02:00 PM

TD Place Stadium, Ottawa

Tickets

 

5. CN Cycle for CHEO

Cycle along fully-supported, traffic-free urban routes (15K, 35K and 70K) and enjoy Ottawa’s scenic beauty and top landmarks.+ 5km & 2 km Walk Details

May 7, 2017 | 08:30 AM

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa

$20 to $50

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Latin American Film Festival

The event features only contemporary Ottawa premieres, gleaned from the screens of such festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Chicago to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America.
Details

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April 26 to May 13, 2017

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River Building Theatre, Carleton University

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$9.00 to $13

 

2. Fleurs de Villes

Fleurs de Villes, Canada’s premiere Floral Mannequin Series, arrives in Ottawa, the fourth stop on the event’s inaugural cross-Canada tour. The unique, five-day exhibition is the first of its kind to combine fashion and flowers in Canada, blending fashion design and fresh florals with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins and a pop-up fresh flower market.Details

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May 3 to 7, 2017

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Bayshore Shopping Centre, 100 Bayshore Drive
Ottawa

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Free

 

3. The Biggest Zumba Party With William Flores

With over 100, 000 fans on Youtube, William Flores Zumba International Presenter ( The king of the Regueton ) lands in Ottawa Canada, for the very first time!!! With years of experience in ballet, modern dance, jazz, reggaeton, salsa, cumbia, folk dance, merengue and hip hop, and with his slogan 100% sabor latino, William travels all over the planet to share his passion and energy. Thousands of instructors over the world do their choreographies in their classes.Details

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Friday, May 5, 2017 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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Tudor Hall, 3750 N Bowesville Rd, Ottawa

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$30

 

4. Ottawa Welcomes the World

The Polish Day in Ottawa will emphasize friendly relations between Poland and Canada throughout history. It will also highlight the contribution of Poles and Polish-Canadians who have helped build Canada since 19th century. You are invited to taste delicious Polish cuisine, dance mazurka or polonaise, listen to jazz concert, take a selfie with background of beautiful Polish landscape, send greetings to Poles looking forward to celebrating their 100th anniversary of Independence in 2018, and admire designs of Polish porcelain and proportions of masterpieces of both traditional and modern Polish architecture. You’re warmly welcome!

Explore Mexico’s vibrant cultural mosaic and embark on a virtual journey to this exciting country of ancient ruins, modern urban centres, spectacular beaches, colonial architecture and colorful marketplaces. Savour traditional dishes, learn about Mexico’s cultural diversity and let yourself be transported to Mexico’s unforgettable warmth and hospitality through its colorful music and dance. Feast your eyes on stunning artwork, jewellery and handicrafts. Delve into Mexico’s captivating history, it’s fascinating connections with Canada, and the magnificence of its complex, diverse ecosystems. A magical world of wonders awaits you at the Mexico Pavilion.

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Poland – May 3 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mexico – May 5 to 7, 2017

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Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa

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Free

 

5. Out Grow Out Play

OutGROW OutPLAY was founded to help families recycle, sell and buy all the items children OutGROW and OutPLAY seasonally. Details

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Friday, May 5 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 AM to 1 PM

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EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

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Free on Sunday, $3 on Saturday, $15 on Friday

 

6. Ottawa Wood Carving Competition

The Outaouais Wood Carvers is proud to present our 29th annual Ottawa wood carving and pyrography competition. The 29th annual woodcarving and pyrography competition and show, featuring wood artists from eastern Ontario and western Québec. Wood carvings and pyrography pieces will be on display and demonstrations will take place throughout the show. Details

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May 6, 2017

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Kars Community and Recreation Association, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars

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free/by donation

 

7. Jane’s Walk

A coordinated series of free neighbourhood walking tours given by locals who care passionately about where they live, work and play. This year marks the tenth year for Jane’s Walk in Ottawa-Gatineau. The walks on this year’s list look great, with some old favorites, including two that have been on our schedule every year since the beginning, and many new ones that are very timely, and illustrate Jane Jacobs’ ideas splendidly, or even take them forward. Details

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May 6 & 7, 2017

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Various locations, Ottawa

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Free

 

8. ORAPEX

ORAPEX is the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic EXhibition. 2017 will mark the 56th edition of this show, which is managed by volunteers drawn from the RA Stamp Club, the Amicale des philatélistes de l’Outaouais, the Ottawa Philatelic Society and related philatelic societies and organizations. ORAPEX is one of only a few national-level stamp shows held annually in Canada and is part of the American Philatelic Society’s “World Series of Philately.” Details

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

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Free

 

9. PoutineFest

The 2017 special Canada 150 edition will feature the best in Traditional, Exotic and Extreme Poutine, over 100 choices of poutine, face painting, a new poutine eating contest, exotic poutine competition, the most expensive poutine, kids fun zone, rock climbing walk, more live entertainment, a new Artpops Market, craft beer zone, a new 4th day, a new Poutine Sample Social with your Fest Pass, free admission and more. Details

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May 4 to 7 2017

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Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

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Free admission

 

10. The Happening

The HAPPENING celebrates local artists, designers, musicians and businesses on Wellington West from the Somerset Bridge to Island Park. Details

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May 3 to 6, 2017
Park Party – May 6 | 01:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Wellington West neighbourhood, Ottawa

Party: Hintonburg Park, 101 Duhamel Street

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Free

 

11. 613 Flea

The not-for-profit marketplace is where artisans, designers and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free to attend!!Details

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Saturday, May 06, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

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Free

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