What’s going on in Ottawa this week

March 17, 2016
Public Service Announcement


Ottawa – It’s Winter in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa. But, winter is winding down.


Due to warm and wet weather, the status of Ottawa’s refrigerated outdoor skating rinks change from day to day. Check ottawa.ca to be sure. The skiing season is over at Mooney’s Bay Park (Terry Fox Athletic Facility) and the City’s approved sledding hills are closed.


It’s not too late to go for a skate at a City recreation facility or sign up for a course. Public skating sessions remain free at City facilities on weekends until March 27, compliments of RBC Royal Bank.


Join the excitement at a Senators game or at Lansdowne with the Ottawa 67’s as both teams reach for the playoffs. Celebrate the arts at Centrepointe Theatres and Shenkman Arts Centre, or discover the past at a City museum or the Ottawa Archives.


City Hall is a great place to visit this season with the Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.


Be sure to check out Winter in the City to keep up-to-date on what’s happening around town.


Winter in the City 10-day look ahead.


March Break activities, until March 18

  • March Break at the Museum, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • March Break programming at Ottawa Public Library branches citywide
  • Settlers Through Time, Nepean Museum (Registration required)
  • March Break Camps, register on ottawa.ca


Runs until March 19
Taverns and Troublemakers exhibit, Gallery 112, Ottawa Central Archives


Runs until May 20

You can enjoy two hours of free on-site parking at Lansdowne when you have lunch at any Lansdowne restaurant between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bring your underground parking garage ticket to a participating restaurant to receive the free parking validation.


March 17

  • Drôle de Petit Chaperon Rouge – Les Productions Flash Boum & Patatra, presented by MIFO and Le Droit, Shenkman Arts Centre


March 18

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Dala, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents
  • Masquerave, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa 67’s vs Hamilton Bulldogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


March 19

  • Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens, Canadian Tire Centre
  • Dancing with a Twist, presented by Centrepointe Theatres Presents
  • Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
  • Women of Note: music by European Women Composers, presented by European Union National Institutes for Culture, Shenkman Arts Centre


March 20

  • Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
  • Runway for Hope, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Meet the Artists, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Tall Stories' Room on the Broom, presented by Centrepointe Theatres Presents
  • A Perspective on Gallipoli Award Ceremony, presented by Turkish Association of Canada, Centrepointe Studio Theatre


March 21

  • Heart My City,  Horticulture Building, Lansdowne


March 22

  • Ottawa Senators vs Washingston Capitals, Canadian Tire Centre


March 23

  • Free Workshop Wednesday, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • One Man Star Wars Trilogy, presented by Ottawa Fringe Festival, Centrepointe Theatre


March 24

  • Classic Albums Live:Pink Floyd - The Wall, presented by Centrepointe Theatres Presents


March 26

  • Curious Cottontail’s Easter, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  • Easter at the Estate, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Third Annual Indigenius Art, Music and Fashion Show, presented by UN1TY Entertainment, Centrepointe Theatre
  • Johnny Reid, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa Senators vs Anaheim Ducks, Canadian Tire Centre


Plan your route before heading out to your next event. The City of Ottawa has a number of online tools at ottawa.ca to help motorists, cyclists and transit users get to their destination as easily as possible. 


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