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Plenty to sing, drink and dance about in Ottawa this week

March 13, 2018
Feature Stories

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.

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Owl at Home, Shenkman Arts Centre, Sunday, March 18


Centrepointe Theatres
March 8 to 17

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.


Centrepointe Theatres
March 9 to 18

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.


Fredo – Recto Verso
Shenkman Arts Centre
Thursday, March 15

In a world of trompe l'oeil where objects spin around, come to life and metamorphose, Fredo the magician sets out to meet Fredo the human being. Or is it the other way around? The visible will become invisible, and what is real will transform into the unreal.


2018 Canadian Barista Competition – Eastern Qualifier
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, March 16

The competition focuses on the Baristas making 3 different espresso based drinks to a panel of sensory and technical judges. The top 8 Baristas will be invited to compete at the Canadian National Barista Championship in May in Toronto.


Zachary Stevenson's Tribute to Buddy Holly
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, March 16

Come out and enjoy an evening bringing you back down memory lane to all of the top hits of Buddy Holly.


DJ Skate Night
TD Arena, Lansdowne
Saturday, March 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.


Inside the Orchestra
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, March 18

Come see the inner workings of a professional orchestra as Alain Trudel leads the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra through a public rehearsal.


Owl at Home
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, March 18

Rag and Bone's puppets, accompanied by live music, make these delightful stories about soft-hearted Owl irresistible.


North Bay Battalion vs Ottawa 67’s
Sunday, March 18
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

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


Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Centrepointe Theatres
Monday, March 19

The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of homegrown folk music, song and recitation, monologues and sketch comedy.


Made with Love
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Monday, March 19

Lovers of craft cocktails, along with a panel of renowned judges, are invited to witness this interactive competition, savour exclusive and extravagant creations and vote for their favorites.

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