What's Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

This weekend at the National Arts Centre, take in the World Premiere of ENCOUNT3RS. This landmark NAC Commission pairs three of Canada’s outstanding choreographic talents with three of the country’s most exciting composers. Ballet BC’s trail-blazing Emily Molnar meets her musical match with innovative composer Nicole Lizée. Alberta Ballet’s eminent and prolific Jean Grand-Maître joins forces with multiple award-winning new music visionary Andrew Staniland; and Guillaume Côté, gifted dancer and choreographic associate with the National Ballet of Canada, is perfectly paired with noted emerging composer Kevin Lau.


As Ottawa Welcomes the World in 2017, check out the true magic of Turkey presented though a variety of painting and cultural exhibitions at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. Ongoing entertainment for kids (traditional painting exercises, fun trivia draws, music and stage shows to address children, Turkish sticky icecream, don’t forget your goodie bags before you leave!)

Renowned artist Hikmet Çetinkaya will be presenting an exhibition of his work.  As well there will be an excellent Photo Exhibition on the wonders of Turkey recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage and a Photo Collages, Exhibition on Gallipoli 1915, Learn about our Marble painting technique and come see fantastic stage performances, mini piano concerts and songs. You won’t want to miss a moment.

 Sunday, April 23, 10:00-18:00


The Ottawa Fury FC play their 2017 home opener at TD Place Stadium this Saturday, April 22 and 2:00 p.m. against Toronto FC II.

Tickets at http://www.ottawafuryfc.com/

The Ottawa Senators could move on to the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a win at the Canadian Tire Centre Friday night.


Ecology Ottawa will host the inaugural Ottawa Park Summit – an innovative and unprecedented event that brings together people from more than 50 organizations from across the City of Ottawa to generate ideas and build momentum for better parks in our city. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Makerspace North (Bay 216, 250 City Centre Ave.).

The event will be followed by Ecology Ottawa’s first Earth Day Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the same location. The celebration will be hosted by comedienne Martha Chaves, with music from DJ Goldilocks. Food, drinks and door prizes will be provided to guests.

Tickets are on sale at ecologyottawa.ca.  

The 36th Annual Ottawa Orchid Show and Sale is taking place at the RA Centre on April 22,12-5; April 23 9-5., Photographers are welcome to attend with their tripods from 9-11 on Sunday. This annual orchid show is Eastern Ontario’s largest. There will be stunning orchid exhibits from across Canada, a large sales area featuring orchids that you can’t get anywhere in the region (two vendors are even coming in from Taiwan), jewelry, photos, paintings, cards, supplies, an art gallery, our plant doctor, educational displays and raffles every hour on the hour.


This week at the Mayfair Theatre, Jessica Chastain joins the resistance against the Nazis by hiding Jewish citizens in her animal sanctuary in The Zookeeper's Wife, Sally Hawkins plays Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis in Maudie. Plus, the gang is back in T2 Trainspotting, a crew of astronauts discover that there is life on Mars, and it's not very friendly, in Life. Woody Harrelson brings to life the graphic novel character Wilson, the Mayfair Kids Club presents a matinee of the classic Bad News Bears, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns with the Absent Friends Shadow Cast.


Here are the listings for The Ottawa Family Cinema, Notre Dame Auditorium 710 Broadview Avenue (north of Carling) Ottawa 613 722 8218

Friday April 21st at 7pm Your last chance to see it on the big screen the Academy Award-winning HIDDEN FIGURES (pg) in Dolby Digital plus Door Prizes.

Saturday April 22nd at 2pm A wonderful new family animated comedy-adventure! BALLERINA (g) in Dolby Digital plus Cartoon (G) and Door Prizes.


SPRING ROAST BEEF DINNER - Saturday, April 22, 2017 - two sittings, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, QC

General Admission $15 and $7 for children 10 & under. The beef is supplied by Overton's Big Rock Farm. Order tickets now by telephone 819-684-3571.  

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