Dec. 3 These indie rockers from Montreal team up with another of their hometown outfits, Plants and Animals, for a night of intricate tones and harmonic singing that ultimately sweep you off your feet. From $33.50. Bronson Centre Theatre, bronsoncentre.ca
The Ottawa Senators push for a playoff return with the addition of Gatineau-native Derick Brassard. General Manager Pierre Dorion thinks the team will be compelling and competitive this year, led by defenceman Dion Phaneuf and Erik Karlsson, “one of the most dynamic players in all of hockey.” Home turf often brings out the best in the team: “Canadian Tire Centre’s fans are passionate. There is certainly something special about watching our team succeed in front of 20,000 of their biggest supporters.” The Sens’ home opener is Oct. 12 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, with preseason games Oct. 1 and 7.
(August 11 to 21). Sip ouzo, zorba dance and experience Greek food, dance and music. See website for schedule. ottawagreekfest.com
South Asian food, fun and frolic. Experience the tastes, both culinary and artistic. City Hall. See website for schedule. southasianfest.net
A woman confronts issues of acceptance and prejudice in her exploration of what it means to be multi-racial in today’s society. Presented as part of the Undercurrents Festival. $18.
The Manitoba-born illusionist captivated audiences when he escaped from a straightjacket in less than a minute while suspended in a bear trap on Britain’s Got Talent. From $55.
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion on their classic pilgrimage to meet the Wizard. See website for ticket info.
Ottawa’s Ontario Hockey League team returns to the ice for an all-new season. Home games: Nov. 4, Kingston; Nov. 6, Kitchener; Nov. 8, North Bay; Nov. 27, Sarnia; Nov. 28, Guelph; Dec. 9, Kingston; Dec. 11, Erie; Dec. 13, Sault Ste. Marie; Dec. 18, Peterborough; Dec. 19, Kingston; Jan. 8, Peterborough; Jan. 9, Mississauga; Jan. 15, Niagara; Jan. 17, Flint; Jan. 22, Oshawa; Jan. 24, Saginaw; Jan. 29, Peterborough; Jan. 30, Owen Sound; Feb. 5, Hamilton; Feb. 12, Oshawa; Feb. 14, Windsor; Feb. 15, North Bay; Feb. 19, Kingston; Feb. 20, Niagara; Feb. 26, Sudbury; Feb. 27, London; March 16, Barrie; March 18, Hamilton. See website for ticket info.
After a whirlwind few months that saw them sneak into the Stanley Cup playoffs at the eleventh hour, the Sens return for an all new season. Home games: Nov. 5: Winnipeg; Nov. 12, Vancouver; Nov. 14, New York Rangers; Nov. 16, Detroit; Nov. 19, Columbus; Nov. 21, Philadelphia; Dec. 1, Philadelphia; Dec. 3, Chicago; Dec. 5, New York Islanders; Dec. 14, Los Angeles; Dec. 18, San Jose; Dec. 27, Boston; Dec. 30, New Jersey; Jan. 7, Florida; Jan. 9, Boston; Jan. 22, New York Islanders; Jan. 24, New York Rangers; Jan. 26, Buffalo; Feb. 4, Edmonton; Feb. 6, Toronto; Feb. 8, Tampa Bay; Feb. 11, Colorado; Feb. 16, Buffalo; Feb. 18, Carolina; Feb. 20, Detroit; March 1, St. Louis; March 3, Tampa Bay; March 6, Dallas; March 12, Toronto; March 15, Minnesota; March 19, Montreal; March 22, Washington; March 26, Anaheim; April 5, Pittsburgh; April 7, Florida. See website for ticket info.
With glorious costumes, elaborate backdrops, and an orchestra that blends eastern and western music styles, this dance troupe takes viewers through 5,000 years of Chinese history. From $54.
Bassoonist Christopher Millard shows off his instrument’s versatility with performances of Nielsen’s Little Suite and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.” From $25.
The brainchild of Ottawa musician Alex Harea, this eponymous band performs funk and soul infused pop.