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Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for May 11 to 13

Friday, May 11
Join a talented group of vocalists as they sing hits from iconic musicals Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. Do You Hear The People Sing is put on by the NAC Orchestra and runs Thursday through Saturday. The Ottawa Festival Chorus is among the many performers.

Kaya 2 by Shannon Kaya of Teomae Designs, who will be exhibiting at the Glamour in the Glebe Jewellery Show

Over 30 jewellers will be present for this Friday’s Glamour in the Glebe event, which features a jewellery fashion show and refreshments. Pick something up for yourself, or grab a gift for mom from one of the many vendors.

Saturday, May 12
If you’re searching for great local food, look no further than the Locavore Artisan Food Fair. Over 20 local vendors will be present, and a silent auction will take place with proceeds going to the School Breakfast Program (an Ottawa initiative).

Canadian best-selling classical artist Natalie Choquette will be performing “La Diva” at Harold Shenkman Hall. Known for her entertaining on-stage antics, Choquette will showcase her latest diva character, “La Fettucini from il Teatro Bolognese.”

Chinatown Remixed is a month-long festival which kicks off this weekend, showcasing music, dance, and arts in the multicultural neighbourhood of Somerset Street West. The event, which is in its fourth year, will exhibit art in over 40 venues, including restaurants, jewellery stores, grocery stores, travel agencies and cafés. Make sure you don’t miss the street performers, walking tour, and artist vernissages this Saturday.

Sunday, May 13
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at Billings Estate National Historic Site. This Sunday’s events include the popular tea service, fortune tellers, Victorian crafts for all ages, and learning the history behind the women of Billings, all while listening to harp music.

The first ever Ottawa Comiccon takes place this weekend in a two-day event at the CE Centre. This weekend brings together artists, merchants, and fans in an event similar to other Commicon festivities held throughout North America. Special guests include William Shatner, John de Lancie, Lou Ferrigno, and more. Don’t miss the infamous DeLorean of Back to the Future fame.

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