Events at City Hall
A people place for all seasons! Ottawa City Hall is home to the Sens Rink of Dreams, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and Barbara Ann Scott Museum. It is also a scene of many community events and festivals, regular weekly programs, and special events.
Chamberfest Spring Concert Series
Chamberfest’s visiting artists give fun, family-friendly, and interactive performances that teach young people about music-making in small ensembles. Chamberfest is the world’s largest chamber music festival, presenting 15 days of early music, core repertoire, contemporary music and fringe in churches and venues across downtown Ottawa.
- Monday, April 24, noon
- Jean Pigott Hall
Ahead of their sophomore appearance at Chamberfest this summer, this cello duo of Bryan Holt and Amahl Arulanandam, each acclaimed in their own right, performs the works of up-and-comers both past and present. Known for their virtuosic performances of innovative music, their programme today includes the works of bohemian composer David Popper and local rising star Raphael Weinroth-Browne (The Visit).
- Monday, May 8, noon
Emerging Ottawa-Gatineau pianists Patrick Armstrong and Yuyang Xie perform a combined recital of music by Beethoven and Schubert. Armstrong is a student with David Jalbert at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music (MMus program), while Xie studies with Marlene Finn at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.
- Monday, May 15, noon
Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Daniel Ramjattan come together with action-packed and evocative works for the guitar and cello.
- Monday, May 29, noon
Flautist Pascale Margely and guitarist Julien Bisaillon explore music with a wide emotional range, from dreamy lyricism to rhythmical frenzy.
Causeway - Free Bike Tune-ups
City Hall, Marion Dewar Plaza (110 Laurier Ave)
- Monday, May 1 to Victoria Day (Monday, May 23)
- 11 am to 7 pm
Lansdowne Park, Skating Court (450 Queen Elizabeth Dr.)
- Tuesday, May 24 to Sunday, June 4
- 11: am to 7 pm
Bring your bike for a quick tune-up by a professional bike mechanic from Right Bike. They’ll take a look at your brakes, gears, wheels and tires to make sure that you are ready to ride.
These are quick and free tune ups, so there may be procedures and replacement parts that you will need that are beyond what can be done on site. But that’s okay! The mechanics will tell you what needs to be done and to refer you to a fine bike shop in your own neighbourhood that can help you. Sponsored by Safer Roads Ottawa. Learn more about rightbike.