We know you’ll be very busy this holiday season, but what better time to enjoy a great event in Ottawa? Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the capital.
Ottawa Weekend Calendar: Friday, Dec. 13
The Barenaked Ladies are in town for back-to-back performances at the National Arts Centre.The band will perform many of their massive hits, as well as some holiday favourites, for a night of great Canadian pop music that won’t cost you a million dollars.
For a cultural experience this weekend we recommend the music and dance concert El Alma de Argentina or The Soul of Argentinaat St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. Presented by the Argentinian Embassy, this free concert features Ralitsa Tcholakova and Jean Desmarais performing Argentinian music, while Roxana and Fabian Belmonte dance tangos and milongas.
Ottawa Weekend Calendar: Dec. 14
Dynamic musical duo Mezzo-Soprano/CBC radio host Julie Nesrallah and Harpist Caroline Leonardelli join forces with the De La Salle High School Choir for a concert of beautiful Christmas fare. Harpist and singer will perform carols from across Europe and then join the choir for a performance of A Ceremony of Carolsby Benjamin Britten.Saturday’s performance is at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church and Sunday’s is at Southminster United Church.
The Los Angeles Kings leave the sand and palm trees of their home city and travel to Canada’s capital to battle the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.Come out and cheer your Sens as they face such stars as Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar, and Conn Smyth trophy winner Jonathan Quick.
The Westboro Masonic Hall will be filled by over 20 vendors of local artisan foods this Saturday for the Westboro Holiday Food Market.Vendors include Life of Pie baked goods and The Salty Don; and all proceeds go to the Westboro Food Bank.
Ottawa Weekend Calendar: Dec. 15
This weekend marks the beginning of the 39th Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale, a 10-day craft market featuring over 200 specialty vendors peddling wares from across Canada. Bring your wallet to the Ernst and Young Centre and check out the amazing selection of jewellery, fine fashions, home decors, and much more.
The Centralaires Concert Band, comprised of former military band members as well as local musicians, perform their annual Christmas and Holiday Favourites concert in the beautiful hanger of the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. This is the Christmas concert for lovers of big band and marching band music.
Unsung Hero Apparel is holding its 1st annual Christmas Charity Gala at Lago Bar and Grill.Hosted by Magic 100’s Stuntman Stu and Sparticat, thus black tie event features live music, wine samplings, finger foods, and a silent auction. Proceeds go to support the Ottawa Senators Foundation.