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Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for March 4 to 6

Friday, March 4

"Naked Naked Naked" is on view at the Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery. Photo credit: “She is Sunshine... She is Love. Oil on canvas.”

Artists bare their souls in “Naked Naked Naked,” on view at Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery until March 26. This group exhibition of paintings explores the theme of the word “naked,” from the literal meaning to more metaphorical interpretations about the soul, truth, and pure expression. Stop by the exhibition grand opening on Thursday, March 3, and catch a sultry burlesque show by The Sin Sisters. Visit the Facebook page to add your name to the guest list for the vernissage.

Enjoy a Vegas themed evening at “Drag for a Wish” that includes casino-themed games, a drag show by some of Ottawa’s top performers, and silent auction. Presented by Algonquin College’s Event Management program, which is raising money for the Children’s Wish Foundation.

It’s no secret that the Ottawa Senators had some major changes leading up to the trade deadline, which included fan favourite Mike Fisher being traded to the Nashville Predators, plus exits made by Chris Campoli, Alex Kovalev, and Brian Elliott. See the new (young) faces of the team who have been called up from the minors and Ottawa’s new goalie Craig Anderson in net as the team plays the New York Rangers tonight.

Saturday, March 5

At Seedy Saturday, local experts offer tips and workshops on everything from how to plant in an urban setting to the down-low on the delicious Ottawa Tomato, bred especially for our unique climate. Unsure of what will grow in that shady backyard? Never fear, a team of friendly growers will help you with all your gardening questions. Also on the bill: a seed exchange, great eats, and businesses catering to your gardening needs.

"Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D" is on view at the IMAX Film Festival.

The IMAX Film Festival is on at the Canadian Museum of Civilization until April 7. Catch films from the regular lineup (The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, Animalopolis), plus classic flicks that haven’t been shown in some time, including The Old Man and the Sea and Everest. If you missed seeing Tron: Legacy in 3D the first time around, catch the very handsome Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn.

Sunday, March 6

In case you hadn’t heard, Lady Gaga makes her way to Scotiabank Place tonight for what we’re guessing is a once in a lifetime concert (after all, this is the woman who made her entrance at the Grammy Awards in a giant egg). GaGaloo, as she’s affectionately called by her fans, will surely offer kick butt dance tunes, an astounding amount of wardrobe changes, and those classic awkward-cool dance moves.

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