It’s that time…I hope you’ve all got your shopping done, only one weekend of shopping left until the big day! May I suggest Costco or Walmart on Saturday for last minute shopping?? How about Bayshore? Stay calm and remember that it’s Christmas!! This week continues with lots of theatre, both Christmas themed and not, as well as many great local concerts and events around town.
Theatre: At The Gladstone this week, A Christmas Carol continues it’s run until the 22nd. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe finished up at Shenkman with many successful shows and moves to Centrepointe from Wednesday until Sunday. The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) continues Bed and Breakfast until December 22nd and at the NAC, The Hockey Sweater: A Musical continues its run all week until the 23rd. The Kanata Theatre kicks off Madagascar: A Musical Adventure on Saturday, with an extra show on Saturday, and then runs on the 27th – the 30th of December. Finally, you can find the Pops Orchestra presentation of the Music of Star Wars performed from Friday to Sunday at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe.
Concerts: The December lull of major concerts continues as expected, but there are still plenty of great shows to see around town. Of note, you can see Johnny Reid: Home for the Holidays on Friday at Saturday at the NAC, Ambush returns to the Barley Mow on Merivale for their Christmas Concert, Craig Cardiff is playing Sunday at the Cheshire Cat and the Tenors are at the NAC on Sunday.
Sports: As a reverse of last week, the 67’s have no home games, but the Sens are back in town with two home games. The first is on Monday night vs the Nashville Predators, and Saturday, we play host to the Washington Capitals…..could be a rough week!
Seasonal Activities: The Magic of Lights continues each night at Wesley Clover Park, and you must buy your tickets in advance. Or, Parliament Hill continues it’s Christmas Lights Across Canada free show each night.
My top three events of the week:
- Jingle and Mingle (Friday, Sala San Marco)
- Glow Beer Yoga (Friday, Inner Soul Yoga and Cycle)
- 20th Century Boy’s Christmas Bash (Tuesday, CRAFT Beer Market)
I’ve posted my second annual New Years Eve event listing post! Find an all-inclusive list of everything that’s going on in Ottawa for this #1 party night!! Check it out by clicking here!
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