Folk, photography and Frontenaces are just part of What’s Happening in Ottawa this week

September 13, 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.

Remember there are great programs at City museums, recreation centres and free activities at City Hall all year long.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico dance troupe

¡Viva México!, Shenkman Arts Centre, Friday, September 15


City folk
Lansdowne Park
September 13 to 17

A five-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community in the heart of Ottawa. More than 100 live music performances including free shows, family programming, a craft beer fair and much more.


Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation
Karsh-Masson Gallery, City Hall
September 14 (vernissage) to October 22

Presented as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this special photography exhibit honours the artistic legacy of Yousuf and Malak Karsh while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation.


All the Toys TMC
Walter Baker Sports Centre
Thursday, September 14

Come enjoy this free Total Muscle Conditioning class using a variety of resistance accessories.


Hands-on History
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Wednesday through Sunday

Experience life in the 1920s and 30s with educational programming every day from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the month of September.


Ottawa 67s vs Kingston Frontenacs
TD Arena, Lansdowne
Friday, September 15

One of junior hockey’s most storied franchises embarks on their 50th Anniversary Season in 2017-18. Be part of the action and remember your game ticket gets you free transit to and from the game.


¡Viva México!
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, September 15

Journey through the past as Ballet Folklorico de Mexico performs over 15 years of dance traditions of Mexico. Considered the cultural representative of Mexico in Canada, this ballet troupe offers a lively performance that is full of movement, rhythm, and technical perfection.


Freedom of the City
Ottawa City Hall
Saturday, September 16

The event is being held to thank the military for its contributions toward keeping Ottawa and Canada safe during the last 150 years.


Squat challenge
Kanata Leisure Centre
Tuesday, September 19

The name of the event says it all. How many squats can you handle? Come out to this free event and find out.


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