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Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


Christamas concert by candlelight

December 15, 2018 8:00 pm. Avec l'ensemble AmbitusDans une ambiance paisible et inspirante, à la lueur des chandelles, venez écouter les mélodies qui parlent la langue du coeur et éveillent en vous l'émerveillement et la sérénité.. .. Event Details. Location: , Ottawa

Stars with NAC Orchestra

December 15, 2018 8:00 pm. Approaching 20 years as a band, and with a storied catalogue including their seminal 2007 album "Set Yourself On Fire", Montreal's Stars have made a career telling the tales we keep in the darkest, and most hopeful parts of our souls. NAC Presents is honoured to welcome this legendary art-pop collective live in Southam Hall with the NAC Orchestra!Stars has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing indigenous women and their children a safe and supportive environment through the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Nepean Christmas Celebration

December 15, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Kids and their families are invited to celebrate the season at Nepean Museum. Join us for a day filled with holiday-themed activities, treats, and, of course, a visit from Santa himself! Holiday spirit will be on display with face painting and gingerbread house decorating.Please note that due to ongoing updates to our exhibition space, the location for this program may change. The alternate location will be Fairfields Heritage House (3080 Richmond Road). If applicable, updates will be published on our website and Facebook page closer to the program date. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the museum.. 16 Rowley AvenueNepean, ON K2G 1L9.. Event Details. Location: 16 Rowley AvenueNepean, ON K2G 1L9, Ottawa

Silver and Gold (Night 1 and 2)

December 14, 2018 to December 15, 2018Friday: 7:30 pmSaturday: 7:30 pm. Christmas with the King's Singers, Ottawa Choral Society, and ChamberfestThis holiday season, experience the ultimate heavenly host. For fifty years, the King's Singers' concerts have been "as comforting as a favourite sweater on a cold winter's night, while being challenging and inventive" (Ottawa Citizen). In this very special programme, this legendary vocal sextet joins forces with Jean-Sébastien Vallée and the Ottawa Choral Society for a festive celebration of the Singers' golden yuletide.. 355 Cooper StreetOttawa, ON K2P 0G8.. Event Details. Location: 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa

Opening Reception: Kaleidoscope - 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection

December 13, 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opening reception for the exhibition.Kaleidoscope highlights new additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2018. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission. This year, 56 artworks by 34 artists were purchased, eleven artworks were donated and one site-specific permanent public art commission was completed.The kaleidoscope is a symbol of possibilities and potential; it challenges viewers to adapt their own perspectives as they interpret and re-interpret with each subtle shift of the lens. It encourages us to expand our awareness while encouraging an active and engaged way of viewing. The diverse array of works assembled in this exhibition demonstrate various interpretations of common themes, such as identity and place; however each one is unique, produced within its own set of complex circumstances. Kaleidoscope represents and reveals a wonderful array of viewpoints and richness of vision.In 2018, the City of Ottawa Public Art Program undertook a pilot project in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. An Indigenous Liaison was appointed to work with artists in the Algonquin, Métis and Inuit communities in an effort to encourage more applications by Indigenous artists into the City of Ottawa Art Collection. As a result, the program saw a dramatic increase in applications from Indigenous artists and 30% of the artworks purchased by the City in 2018 were by Indigenous artists.Artworks from this circulating collection are placed in over 160 public spaces and municipal buildings to be viewed and enjoyed by residents and visitors. The City of Ottawa and its various municipal predecessors have been actively collecting artwork by professional artists for over 30 years. As a result, the City of Ottawa Collection has grown to include more than 2,800 artworks by more than 750 artists. The artists featured in this exhibition are but a small fragment of a much larger visual arts community that comprises an abundance of artistic talent in the region.. 110 Laurier Avenue, WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue, West, Ottawa

JW Jones & Friends: Home for the Holidays

December 13, 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Please visit our website for details.. 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

Holidays at The Parks

December 9, 2018 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Holidays at The Parks will feature activities for everyone including a vendor's row, kids craft station, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! All activities will take place in the Wesley Clover Parks' heated indoor arena. Don't forget to drop by Santa's Grotto for a chance to meet and take a picture with Santa!We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Kanata Food Cupboard.. 401 Corkstown RoadNepean, ON K2H 8T1.. Event Details. Location: 401 Corkstown RoadNepean, ON K2H 8T1, Ottawa

Sing with Festive Cheer Christmas Concert

December 7, 2018 7:00 pm. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus presents Sing with Festive Cheer. A joyful concert of seasonal festive chorus numbers, sing-along carols, to fun novelty and madrigal selections by a 40-voice choir known for its enjoyment of singing and excellent musical skills.Directed by Robert Dueck and accompanied by Peter Brown, this year's concert will also feature guest oboist Robin Tropper and flautist Kathryn Adeney.. 20 Young RoadKanata, ON K2L 1W1.. Event Details. Location: 20 Young RoadKanata, ON K2L 1W1, Ottawa

Vernissage: Something old, something new

December 7, 2018 7:00 pm. Life is becoming more complicated. Antique objects remind us of a time when life was less complex. This exhibition of watercolour paintings, "Something Old, Something New", will highlight antiques and will serve to remind us of a time without cell phones, etc.. 6600 Carrière StreetOrléans, ON K1C 1J4.. Event Details. Location: 6600 Carrière StreetOrléans, ON K1C 1J4, Ottawa