Friday, July 27
The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival is back for another season of international music from the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance. Concerts are held in churches, arts centers, and other downtown venues. Featured artists on opening night include the Arsis Handbell Ensemble, the Gryphon Trio with Julie Nesrallah, and poetry and interviews with Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent. Until August 9.
Odyssey Theatre is presenting The Game of Love and Chance, Marivaux’s classic comedy, in this 2012 season of Theatre Under the Stars. Enjoy the ambiance of the great outdoors as this 18th Century comic farce takes you on a journey through the tale of two lovers, caught up in intrigue, disguises and forbidden passion. Until August 26.
The Ottawa Little Theatre presents the last weekend of Black Coffee, one of Agatha Chrisite’s lesser-known mysteries. With many twists and turns, the audience is brought through a case that will tantalize both die-hard Christie fans and those who are new to her work.
Saturday, July 28
Steering Towards Hope showcases unique cars and motorcycles at Scotiabank Place. The Steering Towards Hope team and the Kidney Foundation of Canada are working together to make this the biggest event in its history, and the only event in the National Capital Region to involve cars, big trucks, and motorcycles. General admission is free; however, a non-perishable donation to the Ottawa Food Bank is welcome.