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Kid stuff, grownup stuff and all the ice stuff happening in Ottawa on Family Day weekend

February 13, 2018
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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.


Crackup Snowmania Challenge, part of Winterlude, Saturday, February 17

For information about Winterlude events and activities see Your guide to Winterlude activities at City facilities.

Kingston Frontenacs vs Ottawa 67’s
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Wednesday, February 14

Come see junior hockey’s finest and future NHLers battle it out in the 67’s historic 50th anniversary season.


Winter Brewfest
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
Friday, February 16

Come and taste more than 100 craft beers from across Ontario and Quebec. Treat yourself to delicious gourmet dishes and taffy on snow while dancing around our bonfire to the sound of local DJs.


A Grand Occasion
Centrepointe Theatres
Saturday, February 17

Guest soloist, Yamaha Artist David Jalbert, joins the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra for an evening of incredible music from Brahms and Dvořák. The main event is Brahms first piano concerto, an epic work of virtuosity and beauty.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, February 17

Audiences will venture into the terrifying Black Forest when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 local students perform an original musical adaptation of this classic tale.


Step into the Studio
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, February 17

Tara Luz Danse and Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre will show how simple objects can inspire the creative process; featuring short performances followed by audience participation where everyone will be invited to move with the artists.


DJ Skate Night
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Saturday, February 17

Sharpen your skates and dust off those dance moves for the hottest party on ice. A surefire way to cure those winter blues, come out for a night of fun with a live DJ, giveaways, prizes, food, drinks and more. All ages and skill levels welcome.


Hedley Cageless Tour
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Tuesday, February 20

Canada’s favourite high-energy, platinum-selling chart toppers are back, with special guests Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams. The acclaimed Vancouver-based band features Jacob Hoggard (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, and keyboards), Dave Rosin (guitar), Tommy Mac (bass), and Jay Benison (Drums).


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