Another full week is in store for Ottawa! Live performances lead the way this week with an astonishing line up of theatre and concerts!
Concerts: This week has plenty of great concerts for music lovers of all tastes. For the country fans, Tim Hicks takes the stage on Thursday at TD Place. Amos the Transparent is putting on a charity show at Big Rig in Kanata on Friday, Jack White is at TD Place on Friday, The Lionyls are putting on two shows, Friday and Saturday nights at the Hard Rock Casino (Rideau Carleton Raceway). Also Friday and Saturday, the Bahamas featuring Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta! are at the NAC. Dayglo Abortions are at Mavericks on Saturday, and finally, After The Storm fundraiser is on Saturday night at TD Place featuring a great line up of Jim Cuddy, Matt Mays, Sarah Harmer, and a whole list of other local bands. The best part is….the concerts are free but are looking for donations to support the victims of the September tornadoes.
Live Entertainment: At The Gladstone this week, the latest play, “Sylvia” starts Tuesday night and runs for two weeks. At Arts Court, you’ll find a really fun looking performance called “First Date: The Musical” running from Wednesday until Saturday each night with two shows on the final day. Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts is putting on a continuation of Joni Mitchell’s B-Day Bash that was previously playing at The Gladstone. At the Kanata Theatre, there’s a new play being kicked off this week and running for two weeks. It’s called “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. Finally on the theatre side, you can find “For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again” put on by Linden House Productions. This play has multiple shows, Friday – Sunday this week and next.
Galas: Gala season continues with two choices this coming Saturday. The Starry Night Gala supporting St. Timothy’s Classical Academy is at Tudor Hall, and the Canadian Tire Snowsuit Fund Gala is on at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Sports: The Ottawa Senators have two home games this week; The New Jersey Devils are visiting on Tuesday, and the Vegas Golden Knights are in town Thursday night. On Wednesday morning, the Ottawa 67’s are hosting the Kingston Frontenacs at TD Place arena. The Redblacks got a bye into the eastern finals by finishing first place. So their home playoff game will be November 18th.
Trade Shows: Two trade shows of note this week, both at the EY Centre. The Ottawa Pet Expo is running Saturday and Sunday and the Living Well Show is also on all weekend. Times/details can be found on my site!
My top three events of the week:
- Puddles Pity Party (Wednesday, Algonquin Commons Theatre)
- Sports Card and Comic Show (Sunday, Jim Durrell Centre)
- Inside Out 2018 Ottawa LGBT Film Festival (Friday – Monday, National Gallery)
A new addition to this weekly post, mostly for my own fun is to list my initial plan of what events I’m going to try and attend. This is likely to change but this week, I’m planning to attend: Tim Hicks concert, Ottawa Festival Connect on Tuesday at the Horticulture Building, the Ottawa Pet Expo, The Living Well Show, the Sports Card and Comic Show, and maybe Puddles Pity Party. That’s a pretty standard week for me. 🙂
Brew Donkey is celebrating its 5-year anniversary this week and have special discounted tours on all weekend. They’re calling it the “day of the donkey” tours. All the details are on my site, but the tour list is as follows:
Friday: Y-East End Express Tour
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