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Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for March 23 to 25

The Caverners perform all The Beatles greatest hits.

Friday, March 23
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of spending an evening back in the ‘60s The Ultimate Musical Tribute to the Beatles, starring The Caverners is an event that shouldn’t be missed. Performing at Centrepointe Theatre, The Caverners capture every aspect of The Beatles and bring them into the 21st century, but their English accents, thick silky hair, and renditions of all the Beatles biggest hits will convince you the summer of love is just around the corner.

Lose yourself in a maze of decorations, trends, and ideas at the Ottawa Home & Garden ShowWander through creative home decoration exhibits inside the CE Centre and even tour an on-site ultra-modern model home to be unveiled at the show. Anyone thinking about home renovation, interested in decoration and landscaping, or just plain curious about new home styles will find more than they need at this annual four-day event.

Canadian singer-songwriter Oh Susannah is returning to the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield after touring for her sixth album. Those searching for a relaxed evening will enjoy sipping drinks while listening to her powerful voice and emotional folk-inspired music. The half hour drive from Ottawa to Wakefield might discourage some, but Oh Susannah will make it worth it.

Kids will have a blast at the interactive theatre experience "Monster Makers."

Saturday, March 24
The line between audience and performer blurs in Monster Makers, put on by the NAC English Theatre. This children’s play brings the kids into the performance and has them help a mad scientist make his monster scary, and then teach the monster the dos and don’ts of being alive. Funny and captivating, this play will give your family an entertaining experience like none they’ve had before. Until April 1.

If you need a chance to laugh at someone else’s misfortunes for a change, Darrin Rose is bringing his Chasing Manhood comedy tour to the Centrepointe Theatre here in Ottawa. Clever, funny, and only occasionally inappropriate, Darrin Rose is quickly becoming one of Canada’s most popular comedians.

Sunday, March 25
Travel the world while staying in Ottawa with the Latin American Film Festival. Playing the finest films chosen from renown festivals like Cannes, Toronto, and Chicago, this fest depicts passionate, dark, and sometimes uplifting struggles of Latin American life. The festival runs until March 31 at the Library and Archives. All films play with English subtitles.

Get revved up for the Ottawa Gatineau Auto Show, which will be the largest auto show to reach Ottawa in the last decade. The show features hundreds of new models of any kind of vehicle, from minivans to millionaire’s exotics, along with a host of automotive activities throughout the Ottawa Convention Centre. The show even offers a chance for attendants to win a Mercedes 250!

Celebrate the arrival of spring the way Canadians always have at Maple Sugar Fest in Richelieu Park. Bring the whole family to this sugary wonderland and enjoy the fresh spring air, trolley rides, live entertainment, and maple syrup treats. Just ten minutes from Parliament Hill, this festival is a great way to get your family up, outside, and active.

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