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Archived - Music lovers, theatre fans and daring teens must read this list of what’s happening in Ottawa this week

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March 6, 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.

Girl with egg on her head

Build your own Dare Night, Shenkman Arts Centre, March 12 and 13


Opera A-Z
Shenkman Arts Centre
March 7 to 9

You’ll enjoy A, for Angelica and Ariadne, Z for Zerbinetta, and every letter in between Including Strauss, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, Delibes and children’s chorus.


Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
Thursday, March 8

Matthew Good’s new record, SOMETHING LIKE A STORM, was released Oct 27th and debuted in the top 5. His second single, “There The First Time” is out at radio now. Matthew Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone and an incredible 21 Juno Awards. Our Lady Peace has sold more than 5 million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and 10 Much Music Video Awards


International Women’s Day 2018
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Thursday, March 8

Join us for the annual Femmy Awards ceremony honouring local feminist change-makers, an activist fair, powerful arts performances, great food and drink, and a dance party.


Centrepointe Theatres
March 8 to 13

With an eclectic blend of music, the story of Jesus dances across the stage, concluding with a depiction of the familiar Last Supper and Crucifixion. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell is a high energy sensation that has touched audiences around the world for almost five decades.


Locura Latina
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, March 9

Escape winter and dance like we’re in Latin America. Señoritas y Señores, prepare for music by DJ Stop Noxs from GIZA Entertainment. Your ticket purchase helps fund Angels for Humanitarian Aid, a nonprofit organization that helps the less fortunate in Venezuela


Centrepointe Theatres
March 9 to 17

Rydell High, 1959: fast cars, dreams, love, loss, leather jackets, Brylcreem, Bobby Socks, poodle skirts, pajama parties, rock and roll, burger joints, sock hops, drive-ins, fitting in, busting out, growing up. A bright, nostalgic look at senior year in the fabulous fifties. Grease is (still) the word.


Pierre Hébert - Le goût du risque
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, March 10

Pierre Hébert and a lion

Pierre Hébert has developed a taste for danger and invites members of the audience to break out of their established routine and make bold choices along with him. Are you ready to risk succumbing to his charms?


Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party 2018
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
Saturday, March 10

Enjoy live music from The Real McKenzies, Carotté, Danny Rebel & The KGB, The Hallions, and Mountain Tay.


Kingston Frontenacs vs Ottawa 67’s
Saturday, March 10

Mississauga Steelheads vs Ottawa 67’s
Sunday, March 11

TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

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


Build your own Dare Night
Shenkman Arts Centre
March 12 and 13

Dare Night challenges audiences to commit the unthinkable: breach the unspoken laws of public etiquette and execute a series of hilarious, exhilarating and shocking dares. Friends and strangers come together in a safe and supportive environment to create a unique and outrageous night of daring fun. Participating youth aged 13 to 19 will attend daily workshops. Applications must be submitted before March 9.

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