What’s going on in Ottawa this week

March 23, 2016
Public Service Announcement


Ottawa – It’s Spring in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa.


The Ottawa 67s have advanced to the playoffs at Lansdowne while the Senators make a late-season push for a post-season spot of their own.


There is a bouquet of comedy, music and theatre shows at Centrepointe Theatres and Shenkman Arts Centre, Hurry, some performances can sell out quickly.


Spring weather means increased programming at City museums, the Ottawa Archives and Ottawa’s many galleries including Karsh-Masson Gallery. Don’t forget to visit the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame at City Hall.


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


Due to warm and wet weather, the status of Ottawa’s refrigerated outdoor skating rinks changes from day to day. Check ottawa.ca to be sure.


Visit Spring in the City regularly for updates on what’s happening this week and in the season to come.


Spring in the City 10-day look ahead.



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 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 main stage
  • Savour the Moment, Horitculture Building, Lansdowne
  • Johnny Reid, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa Senators vs Anaheim Ducks, Canadian Tire Centre


March 27

  • Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne


March 28

  • Ottawa 67s vs Niagara Ice Dogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


March 30 and 31

  • The Smartass-ociates with Steve Patterson, presented by Mountain Road Productions, Centrepointe Studio Theatre


March 30

  • A Taste of Hope, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa 67s vs Niagara Ice Dogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


March 31

  • Pure Yoga, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Festival of Music, presented by: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, Shenkman Arts Centre


April 1

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Brain and Mental Health Art Show, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Twenty One Pilots, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


April 2

  • Spring Market, presented by: C.A.B. Expos, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Spring Lights - a concert of student guitarists, presented by Alain Morier, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Holly Cole, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents


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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