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March 21, 2012

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: Auto Show, Home and Garden Show, more...

Early Morning in the City.  Taken on a foggy morning on Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa.
Photo by Marcel Regimbald and shared in the OttawaStart Flickr Group.
It's another busy event week in Ottawa. The biggest events are the Ottawa Gatineau Auto Show runs from March 22-25 at the new Ottawa Convention Centre and the Ottawa Home and Garden Show is at the CE centre from March 22-25. Here are some more suggestions from our contributors:

Brett Delmage, OttawaJazzScene.ca:  
PHOTOGRAPHY: I'm going to declare an interest on this one. My free photographic art print exhibit, "Asphalt Scene", runs until April 3. See asphalt in ways you never thought about it before - without the potholes! GigSpace ART Gallery, 953 Gladstone Avenue (by the O-Train tracks).

Laura Nicol, aka @311Laura:
FILM: The Reel Food Film Festival takes place this Thursday and next. This week's screening on Thursday, March 22 is To Make A Farm, which explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. They face daily challenges and set-backs, but their work and optimism inspires hope for the future. An intimate and practical exploration of farming and local food. The event takes place at the main library's auditorium and doors open at 6pm. Entry is free but a suggested donation of $5 is welcomed! Info: www.reelfoodfilmfestival.ca
(Also recommended by Denise Deby, from Green Living Ottawa)

Max KeepingCTV Ottawa's Community Ambassador: 
GREAT CANADIAN FACEOFF: Another event from those amazing Algonquin students for Children's Wish. Friday at Liam Maguire's Irish Pub and Sports Bar. Watch the Sens game in Montreal, get pumped for the playoffs with silent auctions, trivia games, raffle, and incredible prizes. Info: www.thegreatcanadianfaceoff.weebly.com

Brett Delmage, OttawaJazzScene.ca:  
JAZZ: One of Ottawa's native sons, drummer Nick Fraser, is back in town this weekend, and you have three chances to hear him with the modern jazz quartet Peripheral Vision. They'll play the Branch restaurant in Kemptville on Thursday and Cafe Paradiso in Ottawa on Friday and Saturday. Info: ottawajazzscene.ca/upcoming-shows/3780-peripheral-vision-at-cafe-paradiso

Gordon Dewis aka KeeperOfMaps:  
DESSERT & MORE: The Arthritis Society is holding its "More Than Just Desserts" event at the Sala San Marco (215 Preston Street) this Friday at 6:30pm in honour of Juvenile Arthritis Month. Featuring dessert tasting and judging, hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer sampling there will also be silent and live auctions, door prizes, raffles and live entertainment. Tickets $50 for general seating, $75 for silver seating (including a $25 tax receipt) and $100 for gold seating (including a $50 tax receipt). Info: www.morethanjustdesserts.ca.

Amanda Earl, poet & publisher: 
POETRY: Performance by Contemporary Cree poet and storyteller Duncan Mercredi, on Friday, March 23 at 8pm, Gallery 101. Info: abseries.org/

Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre:  
COMMUNITY: In celebration of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, I will be attending the Ottawa Nowruz Celebration hosted by the Iranian Culture Association of Carleton University. Nowruz marks the first day of Spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. The celebrations will be taking place on Saturday, March 24 starting at 5pm in the Carleton University Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall.

Max KeepingCTV Ottawa's Community Ambassador: 
SENS MILE CHARITY CHILI COOK OFF: Sunday on Elgin Street, 11am-4pm.  The spring weather will be great for the road hockey tournament, live bands including the Brothers Dube, the chili competition including public tasting, judges: Mayor Watson, Fire Chief deHooge, ex-Sen Jason York, the Citizen's Ron Eade. For the kids, face p[ainting, bouncy castle, free hot chocolate. Celebrity host is Liane Laing. Grand finale at Woody's Pub. Fundraiser for the Sens Foundation partnership with Max Keeping Foundation to assist low income children to access recreation and sports.

Don from foodieprints: 
FOOD: Celebrity Chefs of Canada Michael Blackie, executive chef of the National Arts Center (NAC) recently tweeted, "You really cannot afford to sleep in next Sunday..." Here's why: This Sunday, March 25, 2012 will see 17 chefs come to the NAC to showcase Canadian culinary talent. The Celebrity Chefs of Canada event promises to be an epic gastronomic experience. Ticket info.

Ryan Bresee, radio host of CKCU's Whatever's Cool With Me:
MUSIC: I've been listening to this song a lot lately.It's one of those tunes that makes me do air guitar in slow motion. The band is called In Media Res and they will be in town on Sunday at the Raw Sugar Café. This should be a pretty intense show in an intimate venue.

Max KeepingCTV Ottawa's Community Ambassador: 
A GLEEFUL WISH:  Another group of the Algonquin event management students stage this one on Monday, March 26, at A.Y. Jackson High School. Ottawa high school glee clubs compete to be the city's favourite. There will be slushesi, treats, games and photo ops. Ticket price is $20 and 100% goes to the Children's Wish Foundation. Info:  www.agleefulwish.webs.com

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa EventsGuide
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1 comment:

  1. Hintonburger8:57 AM

    The Sadies will be performing two shows this weekend at the NAC's 4th stage Fri March 23rd and Sat March 24th. Limited tickets are still available at the box office. Come on out it should be a great night of music


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