Now that Christmas and New Years are over, it’s back to life, back to reality….. and the winter months kick in. The last of the region’s Christmas activities is finishing up on Tuesday so you’ve only got two nights left to see the Christmas Lights Across Canada display at Parliament Hill and Confederation Park. Otherwise, I’ll be the first to admit that this week is a little slow around town with few major events throughout the city, but there are still some things to do to keep occupied!!
Theatre is in full swing again! At The Gladstone, Will Somers: Last Will and Testament starts on Tuesday with two preview nights, and then opening night on Thursday. This show runs until January 25,th providing ample opportunity to get out and see it! On Wednesday, The Roommate kicks off for three weeks at Ottawa Little Theatre, and “Disaster: The Musical” is running from January 9th to 11th at Shenkman.
For sports, a huge congratulations for the Canadian Juniors for coming back and beating the Russians to take Gold in this year’s tournament!! WHAT. A. GAME! Let’s carry that winning spirit into Ottawa this week and cheer on the Ottawa Senators as they play host to the evil Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Ottawa 67’s have two home games this week as well, as they continue building on their franchise best 16 straight wins!! They host the Guelph Storm on Friday night, and the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday afternoon.
Concert Picks of the Week!
As mentioned at the start of this post, it’s a quiet week around Ottawa. There are two pretty interesting sounding concerts though. For all you Gen-X’ers, head over to the NAC and catch the 80s Mix Tape with the NAC Orchestra. This will be running Thursday through Saturday in Southam Hall. My other concert pick of the week is Keys N Krates, who are playing at Barrymore’s on Saturday night!
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been nominated for THREE Faces Magazine Awards this year!! I’m up for Ottawa’s Best Promoter, Best Blogger, and Best Influencer!! Voting is now open, so please send some love my way! I occasionally hear negative comments that the awards are a popularity contest….of course they are! How would anyone get voted as being the “best” in a subjective category? How would one be able to vote for the best dentist without going to all the nominated dentists with a set of pre-determined criteria? It absolutely is a popularity contest! The awards night is all about celebrating the best of Ottawa, and cherishing all the great things in this city!