Eight things happening in Ottawa this week that have nothing to do with football

November 22, 2017
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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. Here is a list of some of the things happening at City facilities this week.

Ottawa welcomes football fans from across Canada this week during the Grey Cup Festival, November 23 to 26. Events are all downtown or at Lansdowne Park. Visit greycupfestival105.ca for details.


Shrek: The Musical
Centrepointe Theatres
November 17 to 26

The hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Not all fairy tales need be Grimm.

Phil Roy – Monsieur
Shenkman Arts Centre
Tuesday, November 21

Phil Roy

In his first solo show, Phil Roy gives us an all-encompassing portrait of himself, with a hint of immaturity. Many will identify with him and will quickly find that it’s like watching an old friend perform on stage.


Wreath Making Workshop
Fairfields Heritage House
Thursday, November 23

Join us at Fairfields Historic House and create your own traditional festive wreath just in time for the holiday season. This workshop is led by two uniquely skilled florist demonstrators. Registration is required.


The Mrs. and the Elves
Shenkman Arts Centre
November 24 to 26

Before tucking Santa’s hardworking elves to bed, Mrs. Claus reads them three stories. Join the Mrs. and the Elves as they bring three favourite Christmas tales to life. Good for all ages


The Dolls’ House – Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre
Centrepointe Theatres
November 21 to 27

The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home.


Vintage Village of Lights
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
November 24 to December 17

Take in the 30,000 lights illuminating the museum, visit with Santa and send a telegram to the North Pole. Let your holiday spirit shine with cookie decorating or a Christmas craft. Sing-along to your favourite carol then experience a horse-drawn wagon ride. There’s magic to share with your family, friends, and loved ones of all ages.


Baz’Art Annual Holiday Arts Market
Shenkman Arts Centre
November 25 and 26

Shop for a variety of unique, handmade items created by local and regional artists and artisans. Baked goods, joyous music and art demos round out a festive weekend.


Meet the Artists
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, November 26

An invitation to satisfy your curiosity. What motivated the artist? How did they create their work? What was their vision? Will your perspective change? Enjoy casual conversations with featured artists in this ongoing series.


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