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Check out how Ottawa rocks this week

March 20, 2018
Feature Stories

Sure, there’s also art, food and theatre to enjoy. But, let’s face it, this week belongs to music lovers in Ottawa.

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 get your tickets early.


Canada: My Home
City of Ottawa Archives
March 21 to April 14

Painting of mountains and a lake

This new exhibit includes original works of art created by Sir Robert Borden High School students in celebration of Archives Awareness Week. These talented students artistically capture their diverse experiences and passion for everything Canadian by using a variety of mediums to interpret what it means to call Canada home.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.


Shenkman Arts Centre
Wednesday, March 21

A rich white businessman is accused of having raped a young black woman in a New York hotel room. Two lawyers – one black, one white – as well as their black female assistant, must decide whether they will agree to represent this man. Their conversations deal with extremely delicate questions and present a brutal view of America, its racial conflicts and their implications in interpersonal and legal matters.


Taste for Hope
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Wednesday, March 21

Held in support of Shepherds of Good Hope, come enjoy unlimited appetizers, entrees and desserts from some of Ottawa’s top chefs, accompanied by music and an open bar. This exciting event raises much-needed funds to help care for Ottawa’s most vulnerable men and women.


Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
Centrepointe Theatres
Thursday, March 22

Tom Cochrane

The pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Tom Cochrane has cemented his place in the hearts of Canadians through passionate, crowd-pleasing performances from coast to coast, and his unwavering work on behalf of humanitarian causes and organizations. An Officer of the Order of Canada and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Junos and numerous other industry honours


Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour featuring special guests Chilliwack
Friday, March 23
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, Foreigner’s formidable musical arsenal continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems Foreigner continues to rock audiences around the world.


Mini Pop Kids - Make it Pop Concert Tour 2018
Centrepointe Theatres
Saturday, March 24

Jam-packed with kid-friendly versions of today’s BIGGEST hits by pop stars like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and more, you won’t want to miss this high energy, interactive concert that will give every boy, girl, and anyone of any age the chance to party like a POP star.


Canto Sentimento String Quartet - Spring Concert
Centrepointe Theatres
Sunday, March 25

New and interesting interpretations of classical music range from Baroque right up to modern musical periods. Watch how a particular composition can bring out the passion and artistic vision in its player.


Motown Soul
Shenkman Arts Centre
Thursday, March 22

Defined as soul music, Classic Motown (Motown Records) was a driving force behind some of the biggest names in music. Individual artists and groups like: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5, among many others, would come to be known as the Motown Sound in the sixties and seventies.


Vitaly: an Evening of Wonders
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, March 24


This innovative, world-class illusionist sees the wonder in the world and turns it into an unforgettable theatrical experience. See photographs and paintings come to life! Watch audience members disappear from their own driver's licenses. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic when you step into Vitaly’s world.


Judas Priest – Firepower 2018
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Sunday, March 25

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40-year career. One of the greatest live bands in the entire genre they have brought metal to the masses and pioneered the look and attitudes still adopted by metal bands today.

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