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Orpheus Musical Theatre Society

Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for June 1 to 3

Friday
The third annual Orleans Festival takes place this weekend in the city’s east end. The event showcases local performing, culinary and visual arts within the community, and features a designated Kids’ Zone filled with child-friendly activities, local artisans, and performances by The Dusty Drifters, Yves Lambert, Tracteur Jack, Born Ruffians, and more.

Born Ruffians play the Orleans Festival this weekend.

Titanic: The Musical commemorates the 100th anniversary of the events and characters associated with the doomed ship. This Friday kicks off the first day of a ten-day production hosted by Orpheus Musical Theatre Society. Titanic: The Musical has won numerous awards, including five Tony Awards, since it began its run in 1997.

Saturday
Ottawa Little Theatre is hosting this weekend’s Legends In The Making Comedy Tour, a live stand-up comedy show featuring comedians Dave Merheje and Arthur Simeon. Audience members should come prepared for some serious fun, as Merheje and Simeon – who are both regulars on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud – put on an entertaining show.

Victoire welcomes their first ever Kids Pop-up Shop at their West Wellington location. The shop, which will be open for all of June, launches with a party this Saturday afternoon. The party will include music and crafts by Catriona Sturton and Kristy Nease, and doughnut holes by Suzy Q. Shoppers will find vintage and Canadian-made clothing, as well as art prints and toys in a section of the store dedicated to children’s items. (more…)

Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for November 11 to 13

Friday, Nov. 11
Pay your respects to Canadian veterans of the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and recent wars in Afghanistan and beyond at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the National War Memorial. The commemoration begins at 11am, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — of this 11th year of the 21st century — reminding us about the people and sacrifices that have contributed to this country’s history.

The new exhibition at Le Centre d’exposition Art-image in Gatineau will have you thinking about your clothes in a whole new way. The show “Emergence! My clothing, my shelter…” features five up-and-coming artists from Ottawa and Gatineau, each reflecting on the roles of clothing and shelter in a personal way. The show opens Friday night, featuring a free musical performance, and runs until Dec. 18.

260 Fingers. Photo credit: Diane Black.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Head to the Glebe Community Centre this weekend to view some beautiful ceramics at the 260 Fingers Pottery Show. This free exhibition, featuring the varied work of 25 ceramic artists, is sure to impress. Whether you want to make a purchase or just want to admire, you can chat with the talented artists who have come from all over Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Show runs Friday to Sunday.

If you like wine and food — and really, who doesn’t — make your way to the Ottawa Convention Centre for the annual Ottawa Wine & Food Festival. With a day pass, you can hit up the tasting floor and sample wines, beers, spirits, and food from all over the world. Then, you can head to the show floor for the “Festival Kitchen” series to watch some free “how-to” seminars and learn how to become a top chef yourself! There are also many more demonstrations and lessons if you’re willing to shell out a bit extra. Festival runs from Wednesday to Sunday (tasting floor Friday to Sunday only). (more…)