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Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Makers at the Museum: Victorian Art of Mourning

Learn to make sculptural flower art using hair with artist Cindy Stelmackowich. This workshop will explore Victorian mourning traditions, including hair wreaths and jewelry. While it might seem macabre today, the practice of weaving the hair of a loved one into intricate pieces of art was considered both sentimental and fashionable in the19th century and was part of a wider trend toward public demonstrations of mourning inspired by Queen Victoria. Ages 16 and up. October 15, 2022 6:30 pm On Schedule . 2100 Cabot St.Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1 Event Details

Yes I Can! The Michelle Obama Musical

The story of Michelle from the little girl growing up in the southside of Chicago who was always asking "Why can't I?", through her teenage years, on to Princeton, Harvard Law School to a successful career as a corporate lawyer and eventually becoming First Lady. Twenty-two original songs; from the powerfully defiant My Name Is Robinson when she is told by a counsellor that she is not Princeton material to the love duet with Barack Can This Be That Moment? Then the title song Yes I Can! when she decides to support Barack's decision to run for President although she hates politics; I'll Never Quit when she is maligned by the right-wing press as she campaigns for her husband; and a foot-stomping, hand-clapping dance number to end the musical Just Say "Yes I Can!" sure to have the audience joining in! This is the first Black musical ever presented at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe featuring a cast of 12 Black actors. September 28, 2022 to October 7, 2022 Tuesday: 7:30 pmWednesday: 7:30 pmThursday: 7:30 pmFriday: 7:30 pmSaturday: 7:30 pm . 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7 Event Details

Tagwàgi (Autumn) Festival

Reconnect with the land while learning about Indigenous traditions during this beautiful change of season. The second annual Tagwàgi (Autumn) Festival promises authentic Indigenous programming an Indigenous Makers and Farmers Market interactive creative workshops culinary delights and a chance to meet the rare Ojibwe Spirit Ponies — fun for young and old. September 30, 2022 6:30 pm On Schedule . 4420 West Hunt Club RoadOttawa, ON K2R 1E7 Event Details

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

Let's hear you: "Life is a highway, I will ride it all night long!". Canadian musician Tom Cochrane is back with Red Rider to take you on a musical journey. Get ready to dance the night through as you hear international hit after hit. Starting his career in pubs and coffee houses, he soon moved on to arenas and festival stages. Now over thirty years later he is still entertaining fans and selling out venues. His smash hit Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in Canadian music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status on the strengths of such hit singles as the title track, No Regrets, Washed Away, Sinking Like A Sunset, and, of course, Life Is A Highway, which reigned at number one for six weeks in Canada, reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become recognized the world over. Lets not forget the multiple awards and honours including eight JUNO Awards plus multiple songwriter awards from SOCAN, CAPAC, and ASCAP. Cochrane is a Grammy nominee, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. He holds an honorary doctorate, has a place on Canada's Walk of Fame, and has been honoured with both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a former Honorary Air Force Colonel in the 409 squadron. Cochrane has also been tireless in his philanthropic works for decades, working with War Child, Waterkeeper Alliance, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Make Poverty History, World Animal Protection, The United Way, Tree Canada, Unison and Tempo, to name a few. He has and continues to lend his support to several other causes, including helping spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertaining our troops in Afghanistan, and raising money for Parkinson's research. He was a performer at Live 8, and in both Tears Are Not Enough and Young Artists for Haiti. Get ready to rock! September 27, 2022 8:00 pm On Schedule . 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7 Event Details

Matinée Café: Colores Andinos - Latin American Music

Enjoy an hour of live performance with coffee and treats after the show. A lively and authentic performance featuring more than 20 instruments, including bamboo flutes, string and percussion instruments from modern and traditional Latin American heritage. From Mexico to Argentina, evoking regions such as the Andes, Central America, and the Caribbean islands, Colores Andinos blends traditional and contemporary rhythms and songs, offering a genuine and wide panorama of the past and present of Latin American culture. Colores Andinos is an original musical exploration into Latin-Andean fusion. Its members come originally from Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru and Canada. In each performance, Colores Andinos has captivated audiences because of its energy, talent and art, playing more than 20 wind, string and percussion instruments from modern and traditional Latin American heritage. But what makes Colores Andinos a unique group is its sound produced by the encounter of different multicultural roots, experiences and musical backgrounds that could only truly happen in Canada. September 21, 2022 2:00 pm On Schedule . 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 Event Details

Walk Right Back – The Everly Brothers Story

Following an incredible sell-out tour, Walk Right Back returns to stages in 2022 by popular demand. From the producers of smash hit show That'll Be the Day, this phenomenal production tells the story of the most successful musical duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do is Dream and Cathy's Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers. The show follows the brothers' rise to fame from humble country beginning to superstardom, through their decade-long feud to their glorious reunion which gave them back to each other, and back to the world. With "harmonies from heaven" that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers were unmatched in their talent. Also featuring songs from a couple of the Everly Brothers' good friends, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Producer Trevor Payne (That'll Be the Day) says: "The Everly Brothers were an original and unique act that had a sound like nothing else. Their harmonies were so tight that every group wanted to emulate them. Before that there was a singer, a band and backing vocals, The Everly's entwined all of them and created "the harmony group." Walk Right Back is the first show of its kind to tell this phenomenal story of two brothers and their unforgettable music. This is a show not to be missed! September 17, 2022 7:00 pm On Schedule . 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7 Event Details

StreetFest 2022

A new heritage-centered event sheds light on the culture of an old Ottawa neighbourhood, New Edinburgh. A largely outdoors program of music, art, dance and history has something for everyone, including music, dance and art. September 10, 2022 10:15 am to 4:00 pm On Schedule . -Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4 . Event Details.


September 8, 2022 7:00 pm On Schedule . uttar - answer is an Indian classical dance ballet performed by Ottawa-based Bharatanatyam artists. The theme is based on the Bhagavad Gita, the ancient Hindu literature, describing a dialogue on the onset of a deadly battle to follow. In the battleground, the two protagonists' discourse on the nature of truth, action, detachment, reconciliation and a battery of philosophical understanding to life in general. The choreography segmentally draws upon these philosophies in movements and expression, set to the verses from the Bhagavad Gita. The music is based on special compositions rendered by the violin maestro and composer L. Subramaniam and vocalist Sudha Raghuraman from India. uttar - answer will provide answers to difficult questions humanity is faced at this juncture of time through a translatable and captivating dance which will be portrayed in Bharatanatyam, an integrally diverse art thriving in Canada. . 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 .. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa

Black and White

September 2, 2022 8:00 pm On Schedule . Music and song from La Belle Epoque of Arabic cinema that predated colour movies, this Canadian Arabic Orchestra production will take you back in time with Farid, Abdel Halim, Abdel Wahab, Sabah, Fairuz, Leila Murad, Asmahan and Shadia when these giants starred in black and white films in the first half of last century. This concert is part of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra Tour 2022. . 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 .. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa