Weekly Newsletter: Ottawa Events, April 16th – 22nd

So hopefully our second winter comes to a close soon; the weather network has some big promises to keep right now so our Spring/Summer can officially start with double digits by the weekend. To kick off festival season, our first Poutine Festival runs this week from Thursday – Sunday at Ottawa City Hall. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be a “celebrity judge” for the competition. They didn’t actually use the word “celebrity,” but I thought I’d add that in there. Haha Algonquin Commons Theatre is once again hosting some world class shows with a concert Monday night featuring I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven. Then on Friday they have a blast from my past anyway, with Roseanne Barr showing off her hilarity. Another sign of spring is that we start to see Goat Yoga pop up again, this week on Friday night at Maple Hill Urban Farm. And finally, the Ottawa Fury have a game this weekend on Saturday.

The wow factor of the week are the trade shows. The EY Centre is playing host to three different shows this weekend with the Fifty-Five + Lifestyle Show on Friday and Saturday, the Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show on Saturday and Sunday, and the Healthy Brain and Body Show also on Saturday and Sunday. If the EY Centre isn’t your taste, the Aberdeen Pavilion has 613Flea Saturday. If you’ve got some kiddies looking to do something, there’s plenty for them too with the Parent and Child Expo at the Nepean Sportsplex all weekend, and there’s a cool event at the Horticulture building Saturday called the Children’s Business Fair. Finally, the Ottawa Psychic Fair runs Friday – Sunday at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre on Robertson Road.

My top three picks of the week:

  • Poutine Fest!! (Thursday – Sunday, Ottawa City Hall)
  • Roseanne Barr (Friday, Centrepointe Theatres)
  • 18th Annual Record Show (Sunday, St. Anthony’s)


  • In case you didn’t notice my three thousand social media posts, I was honoured to attend the musical James Bond: A Convenient Lie last Thursday night. I also was able to get into a meet and greet with the performers for a photograph on stage. You can read my review here!
  • In case you missed it above, I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be a guest judge at Poutine Fest this coming Saturday! I’m so excited about that, and look forward to stuffing myself.
  • It’s becoming more and more difficult to maintain the “covert” side of the website with all these public appearances. Should I change the name to “not-so-Covert Ottawa Guy?” ?

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The following information is a brief summary only, and you can get full details by clicking the event link taking you to the event calendar. My event calendar gets updated almost daily so stay up to date with the most current information on the site.

Monday April 16th, 2018


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