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Ten things to do this week that don’t involve turkey

October 3, 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.

pumpkin decorated like a cow

Registration is open now for the Pumpkin Derby at Lansdowne



Encore une fois, si vous permettez
Shenkman Arts Centre
October 4 and 5

In this mostly autobiographical play, written thirty years after Les Belles-Soeurs, we meet the playwright’s mother, a very simple lady who is anything but ordinary and who was the inspiration for several female characters in Tremblay’s masterful body of work.


Michael W. Smith
TD Arena, Lansdowne
Thursday, October 5

This acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, earned three GRAMMY® Awards, one American Music Award and 45 Dove Awards. This rare evening of music will feature hits from throughout his career.


Ottawa Welcomes the World – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
October 5 to 8

Enjoy performances of acrobatics, folk music, art and traditional Chinese operas. Enjoy local delicacies and demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship such as cloisonné, paper-cutting, Beijing embroidery and so much more.


Chaudière Falls
October 6 to November 5

Discover one of our most important landmarks and immerse yourself in First Nations culture through a vivid display of colourful lights that will elevate the natural beauty of the magnificent Chaudière Falls.


Haunted Historic Village
Cumberland Village Heritage Museum
Friday and Saturday nights, from October 13 to October 28

Every year our entire village is transformed into a brand new experience, with Halloween horrors around every corner that will push your fears to the limit. You never know what's lurking in the shadows or around the corners of our historic buildings.


Splash ‘N Boots Big Yellow Tunes Tour
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, October 6

Big yellow boots

Recently nominated for their 4th Juno award for Children's Album Of The Year, this show includes the entire Big Yellow Boot family!


Ottawa 67s vs Peterborough Petes
Friday, October 6

Ottawa 67s vs Flint Firebirds
Sunday, October 8

TD Arena, Lansdowne

Come see some top-notch junior hockey and cheer on the Ottawa 67s as they celebrate their 50th year.


Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Saturday, October 7

Artisans, designers and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, and food merchants. The end result is an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free to attend.


Zoom at Sea: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, October 8

Zoom the cat

Zoom at Sea follows the thrilling adventures of Zoom the cat and his friend Maria as they travel to the sea, the Arctic and Ancient Egypt.


Ottawa Fury FC vs FC Cincinnati
TD Stadium, Lansdowne
Sunday, October 8

It’s the home stretch for Ottawa’s only professional soccer club. Come out and cheer them on one more time.

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