What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

Get yourself in the JUNO mood this weekend, before JUNO week officially launches.

JUNO House: R·Evolutions, curated by journalist and musicologist Allan Wigney, will offer the public a unique opportunity to experience the story of Canadian music inspiration to creation to recognition. Joni Mitchell’s artwork, k.d. lang’s “wedding dress”, Drake’s running shoes and more will share the space with artwork from Canada Council’s Art Bank, pieces from the National Music Centre and JUNO Awards memorabilia.

You can find it at the Âjagemô exhibition space, at the Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin Street. Admission is free.


If you want to spruce up the ol’ domicile, head on down to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show, this weekend at the EY Centre (4899 Uplands Drive). Admission is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors. Kids under 12 get in free.

Friday, March 24, 2017  Noon - 9pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017  10am - 7pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017  10am - 5pm


For one night only, the Canadian War Museum is turning the Barney Danson Theatre into a Second World War era Dance Hall! Put on your dancing shoes and 1940's inspired outfits for a swell evening of dancing to live music provided by Ottawa's swing band, Peter and the Pollcats. Don't know the steps? Don't worry. They have some of Ottawa's best dance instructors to get you started. Discover for yourself why swing was all the rage during the Second World War, when songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Jumpin Jive and Chattanooga Choo Choo gave servicemen and women, factory workers, and homemakers a temporary but welcome escape from life's hardships. Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10; $7 for students, seniors and War Museum members.


This week, the Mayfair Theatre brings you the Ottawa Premiere of the indie comedy Donald Cried, from executive producers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (East Bound and Down). And, the documentary Kedi takes you to the streets of Instabul which is a haven for some truly adorable felines. Plus, Keanu Reeves returns as everyone's favourite assassin in John Wick: Chapter 2, and get ready to fill your bowl at an all new Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party, and Saturday Night Sinema presents a supercool and rare masterpiece on 35mm that you can't see anywhere else! Also, the pilgrimage documentary Looking For Infinity: El Camino and the Oscar winning musical La La Land return for encore screenings. 


At the Ottawa Family Cinema catch the Ottawa Premiere of an outstanding motion picture experience! IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (PG), Friday March 24th at 7pm

On Saturday March 25th at 2pm, a special Event! Disney's MOANA SING ALONG HAWIIAN MOVIE PARTY (pg) prizes for Hawaiian costumes, Free Disney Gift, Door Prizes! Plus Disney's Inner Workings (G).


If you have an event coming up, email details to community@cfra.com