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You will LOL at what’s happening in Ottawa on Family Day weekend

February 14, 2017
Feature Stories

It’s the first official long weekend of the year and the last official weekend of Winterlude 2017. The calendar is packed with fun family activities, both indoors and out, at official sites and City facilities. What’s happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family.

This week’s Winterlude highlights include:

Snow sculpture

Remember, OC Transpo and the OLG Sno-bus make getting around Winterlude easy.

Here is the best of the rest of what’s happening at Ottawa facilities.


The 2 Solitudes Bilingue Comedie Spectacle
Shenkman Arts Centre
Wednesday, February 15

French comics do English, English comics do French in an evening of bilingual fun and laughter.


Alterna Savings Crackup
TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
February 16 to 18

Crackup offers more family events, more shows and laughs to raise more money for mental health organizations in Ottawa. Ron James and Jeremy Hotz lead a roster of hilarious comedians in the festival’s weekend.


The British Legends
Centrepointe Theatres
Friday, February 17

This tribute show features Canadian session musicians covering the amazing vocals and authentic look of Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Adele and David Bowie and the Bee Gees.


L’Emmerdeur - Les Projets de la Meute
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, February 17

A  professional hitman is distracted from his assignment by his neurotic and suicidal next-door neighbour in this farce presented by MIFO.


Winter Brewfest
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
February 17 to 19

Celebrate our brewing wealth in a warm and festive atmosphere. Taste more than 100 microbrewery beers from across Ontario and Quebec and treat yourself to delicious gourmet dishes while dancing around the bonfire to the sounds of the house DJ.


Lisa Loeb
Centrepointe Theatres
Saturday, February 18

Lisa Loeb

Lisa will perform two shows this weekend. The first is an all-ages sing-along featuring tunes from her new release Nursery Rhyme Parade! as well as other family favourites. The second show features her return to her 1990s adult-oriented folk-rock roots.


Step into the Studio
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, February 18

Tara Luz Danse and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre invite you into a world of imagination featuring dance, puppetry, music and storytelling.


Annual Family Day skating party
Marion Dewar Plaza
Monday, February 20

Mayor Jim Watson invites everyone to join him for a Family Day skating party complete with winter fun. Come on down to Ottawa City Hall and enjoy skating with your favourite mascots. Free hot chocolate (while quantities last)


Coming up next week...

  • Ottawa 67s hockey at TD Place Arena, Lansdowne, February 20 to 26
  • Sweeney Todd, Centrepointe Theatres, February 23 to 25

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