canadiary Ottawa

Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


James and the Giant Peach

May 24, 2018 to May 26, 2018Thursday: 7:30 pmFriday: 7:30 pmSaturday: 7:30 pm. Join James on a fanta-bu-rific journey that will take him from the Cliffs of Dover to the Empire State Building.'James and the Giant Peach' is based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, and features lively and touching music by Pasek and Paul. It's an inspiring story about self love, the joy of uniqueness, and the true meaning of family.Also, it has enormous bugs.. 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

Emanuel Ax’s "Emperor Concerto"

May 23, 2018 8:00 pm. Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki is the hero's voice in Strauss's reflection on a life well-lived, in this tour de force first performance by the NAC Orchestra. Superstar Emanuel Ax channels the melancholy and majesty of Beethoven's most popular piano concerto.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

I Can’t Believe It’s Currency

May 12, 2018 to May 20, 2018Saturday: 11:00 amSunday: 11:00 am. Enjoy a 40 minute guided tour highlighting some of the strangest money you'll ever encounter. Beads, salt, tea and, of course, tulip bulbs are just a few examples of the items people have used to trade, invest and purchase in the last few thousand years.French tour 11 amEnglish tour 2 pm. 30 Bank StreetOttawa, ON K1A 0G9.. Event Details. Location: 30 Bank Street, Ottawa

Twenty-Five: Ireland’s National Card Game

May 20, 2018 2:00 pm. Don't sit at home join us for a game of cards, meet some new people and have some fun.The game of choice? Twenty-five, the national card game of Ireland. It's got a few tricky rules, but it's a blast once you get the hang of it and perfect for small groups.Gather up your family and friends and come and have some fun.. 310 St Patrick StreetOttawa, ON K1N 5K5.. Event Details. Location: 310 St Patrick Street, Ottawa

Tune-Up and Roll Out

May 20, 2018 10:00 am to 11:30 am. It's cycling season again! Personal transportation was important in historical Gloucester Township too — there was just a lot more DIY involved! Get your bike tuned up and ready to roll out and learn the basics of bicycle repair with an instructor from Velofix. Celebrate the opening of our City in Motion exhibition, From Rivers to Roads, and check out one of our most unique artefacts: a homemade wooden bicycle (c.1898). Leave with a prepared box lunch and information for a self-guided bike tour themed around the Billings family and local history. Participants are responsible for bringing their own bicycle to the workshop.. 2100 Cabot St.Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1.. Event Details. Location: 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

May 2, 2018 to May 19, 2018Wednesday: 7:30 pmThursday: 7:30 pmFriday: 7:30 pmSaturday: 7:30 pm. The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the genius of Sherlock Holmes when Wilde brings his friend Lillie Langtry, toast of the London stage, to Baker Street. A wicked professor is blackmailing "the Jersey Lily" over stolen material so compromising it could bring the Crown of England to its knees. Can Holmes solve the mystery in time to prevent a scandal? Can Oscar Wilde complete his first draft of The Importance of Being Forthright? Can the gallant Watson survive falling head-over- heels for the irresistible Jersey Lily?. 400 King Edward AvenueOttawa, ON K1N 7M7.. Event Details. Location: 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

Origami with a Pro

May 19, 2018 11:00 am. Join the Tulip Festival's featured artist, Monique Martin, for an origami workshop and presentation about tulip mania in the 1600s. Learn about this fascinating period of history, view some of Monique's art, and make an origami tulip to take home!English presentation 11 amFrench presentation 2 pm. 30 Bank StreetOttawa, ON K1A 0G9.. Event Details. Location: 30 Bank Street, Ottawa

Orienteering Ottawa Field Day

May 19, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hosted by Orienteering Ottawa, club members will be on site to introduce you to the sport of orienteering. Navigate your way through orienteering courses designed with all skill levels in mind from beginner to competitive. This is a unique way to learn a new sport and experience the beautiful grounds at Pinhey's Point.. 270 Pinhey's Point RdDunrobin, ON K0A 1T0.. Event Details. Location: 270 Pinhey's Point RdDunrobin, ON K0A 1T0, Ottawa

Make-A-Wish's Royal-Tea Event

May 19, 2018 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Fairmont Château Laurier and Make-A-Wish® cordially invite you to attend a Royal Wedding Viewing serving a Royal-Tea to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Guests will have the honour of being part of a group who will be adopting a child's wish through the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Eastern Ontario. This special wish child will be surprised by the revealing of his/her wish following the wedding ceremony.Limited tickets available!. 1 Rideau StreetOttawa, ON K1N 8S7.. Event Details. Location: 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa