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Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for April 20 to 22

Friday, April 20
The Ottawa Shakespeare Company stages the most famous assassination story of all time. Julius Caesar, a classic Shakespearean tragedy, tells a story of betrayal and the death of the world’s leader. Experienced actors bring Shakespeare’s timeless story to life at the Centrepointe Theatre.

[boxhead]Evolution Theatre is offering two plays for a single ticket! [boxhead] is about a young geneticist who one day discovers a cardboard box stuck on his head and undergoes many revelations in his quest to remove it. Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety tells the story of a woman who has spent 2000 years homeless, and discovers spirituality and passion after literally crashing into an AA meeting.

Bring your kids to celebrate Earth Day at the Canadian Children’s Museum. Kids can get their hands dirty with clay, build the city of the future with MEGABloks®, and learn how to make music using everyday items. Activities are available for ages five and under.

Saturday, April 21
Environmental questions become more prevalent around Earth Day, and the Canadian Museum of Nature is once again hosting The Best of the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Beautiful documentaries in both French and English will discuss important issues such as farming, oil production, climate change, and polar exploration.

The HogsBack Brewing Company is only two years old, not even old enough to drink yet, but it is throwing itself a wild birthday bash anyway. HogsBack is thanking its loyal customers at Elmdale House Tavern with a night of rockin’ entertainment from the band Barry & The Blasters, and of course birthday cake. Proceeds will go to Christie Lake Kids camp.

Sunday, April 22
Wall Space Gallery is approaching popular environmental questions from an unusual perspective. Instead of looking at how humans can avoid destroying nature, the “Where the Wild Things…Aren’t?” exhibition is looking at how humans fit in to nature through the eyes of ten different artists and their work.

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