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Nine outings to help you forget about the lousy weather

April 17, 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.


Ottawa PoutineFest 2018
Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall
April 19 to 22


More than 100 choices of poutine, a poutine eating contest, exotic poutine, kids fun zone, live entertainment, craft beer zone and more. Oh, and did we mention: poutine!


Young At Art
Various locations
April 19 to May 13

Young at Art is a juried art exhibition bringing the work of young visual artists – ages 12 to 19 - to local art galleries. Creators of accepted works have their pieces displayed in a community gallery and are eligible for a number of prizes and awards contributed by the City of Ottawa and program sponsors.


County in the Capital 2018
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Thursday, April 19

County in the Capital is your opportunity to meet the makers of wines, craft beers & ciders from Prince Edward County…and discover what makes The County so cool.


7th Annual Wine Cheese and Casino Night
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, April 20

At this fundraiser for Valérie’s Flutter Foundation, casino tables and games will be open all evening A wide selection of wine and hors d’oeuvres will be on hand and the dance floor will be hopping all night long.


Baghdadiat - Iraqi Maqam Concert
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, April 20

Maqam is the urban classical vocal tradition of Iraq and Hussein Al-Adhami is the most prominent Maqam singer in the Arab world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see one of the world’s finest maqam performers in one of Ottawa’s best sounding concert halls.


Ottawa Fury FC vs North Carolina FC
TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne
Saturday, April 21

Ottawa Fury FC is the national capital’s only professional soccer club and plays teams from across North America in the United Soccer League. With an electric atmosphere created by the loudest and proudest supporters, the match day experience at TD Place is a must for any sports fan.


Comedy Night for Parkinson’s
Centrepointe Theatres
Saturday, April 21, 8 pm

Parkinson Canada partners with Yuk Yuk's for this annual fundraising event. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud! Featuring: Martha Chaves, Chris Borris, and headliner Jeff McEnery


Tea With...Canto Sentimento Strings:
Music from the Movies

Centrepointe Theatres
Sunday, April 22

Four gifted musicians have selected their three favourite pieces for your listening pleasure. By allowing the artists an opportunity to speak to the music closest to their hearts, this intimate and interactive show forges a personal connection between musician and listener and gives audiences a chance to hear new and interesting interpretations. 


Meet the Artists
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, April 22

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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