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Tributes, parodies and satire dominate What’s Happening in Ottawa this week

April 19, 2017
Feature Stories

What’s Happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family. Some shows sell out quickly, so be sure to look ahead at what’s happening in the coming weeks and your tickets early.

The Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers, Centrepointe Theatres, Saturday, April 22

 

Napoléon Voyage
Shenkman Arts Centre
Thursday, April 20

A mix of stand-up comedy, socio-political reflections, songs and sometimes shameless confessions, Napoléon Voyage is autobiographical and feel-good theatre that stands out.

 

County in the Capital Taste & Buy
TD Place, Lansdowne
Thursday, April 20

Here is your opportunity to meet the makers of wines, craft beers and ciders from Prince Edward County. Sparkling, white, rosé, red and dessert wines along with refreshing craft ciders, beers and, to top it all off, artisan cheeses.

 

Forbidden Broadway Comes out Swinging
Centrepointe Theatre
Friday, April 21

Holding nothing back, this Tony-award-winning show is an over-the-top parody that makes quick work of satirizing over 30 Broadway sensations. With outrageous costumes and hilarious spoofs these comic chameleons will keep you in stitches all night.

 

Somali Relief Fundraiser Gala
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, April 21

This fundraiser will help build a well in Somalia in order to build a more sustainable and permanent support. This night of entertainment will include guest speakers, poets, music, a fashion show and an all-you-can-eat international buffet.

 

Old Dominion with special guest Kira Isabella
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Friday, April 21

Not your average country band, Old Dominion lends old- fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook- heavy pop nuggets. Kira Isabella is Canada’s brightest young Country Music star.

 

The Comic Strippers – A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show
Centrepointe Theatre
Saturday, April 22

The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

 

Fred Penner
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, April 22

The same sweet soul that delighted kids for over a decade on CBC is eager to share his favourite tunes with a new generation of children. From the small screen to the live stage, this classic performer blends humour, song and storytelling with warmth and enthusiasm.

 

Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC II
TD Place, Lansdowne
Saturday, April 22

It’s the first home game of the Fury’s first season in the United Soccer League. There is nothing like the electric atmosphere of a Fury home game. A must for any true sports fan.

 

Tea with George Frideric Handel
Centrepointe Theatre
Sunday, April 23

Join us for an hour of music from the Royal Fireworks Suite and the Water Music Suite, by the German composer many still consider one of the greatest of all time.

 

Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock
Centrepointe Theatre
Sunday, April 23

With a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance, and theatrical magic, this rockin’ interactive show will have kids, parents, and grandparents singing and dancing along well after the show I over.

 

Coming up next week….

  • John McDermott...Raised on Songs and Stories, Centrepointe Theatres, Thursday,  April 27
  • The Best of Steely Dan, Shenkman Art Centre, Friday, April 28
  • Husband What Husband, Shenkman Art Centre, Saturday, April 29
  • Ottawa Guild of Potters Spring Sale, TD Place, Lansdowne, Horticulture Building
  • Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30

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