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March 14, 2012

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: Adventure, antiques, books, beer and lots more

Ghost 1.  A ghostly wall in the Glebe.
Photo by Marcel Regimbald, shared in the OttawaStart Flickr Group.


Here are our contributors' suggestions for the best events in Ottawa from March 15-21. You can add your event listing to OttawaStart via our Community News page.

Max KeepingCTV Ottawa's Community Ambassador:
MAKING WISHES COME TRUE: Algonquin Event Management students are having extraordinary success with fund raising parties for Children's Wish. Sold out houses in most of the nine parties sofar. Thursday, March 15, in the Velvet Room, An Evening in the Roaring 20's includes a jazz band, flappers and dapper dans, a buffet of canapes and sinful desserts.  And Friday, One Night in Vegas at Sala San Marco. Look for glitzy showgirls, Ottawa's Johnny Vegas, and a 3-course meal.    Worth your checking out.

Amanda Earl, poet & publisher:  
BOOKS: Charles de Lint reads from his latest book "Under My Skin: Wildings Book 1" & plays songs from his recent CD "Old Blue Truck" on Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7pm at Raw Sugar, 692 Somerset W. I would be surprised if any local author was as prolific as De Lint. See him here & then go to his annual garage sale in May. Good to see local authors involved in the community.

Andrew Snowdon, writer:
THEATRE: I'd like to recommend Paul Hutcheson's one-man comedy show Third Time Lucky.  His style is on the border of stand-up comedy and storytelling—always hilarious, often touching, shockingly irreverent, and his show is worth it for the 3 1/2 minute finale alone.  There are two shows left on the 16th and 17th at 10pm, at the Gladstone Theatre (as part of Black Sheep Theatre's Black Box Set).

Gordon Dewis aka KeeperOfMaps:  
TRAVEL: The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the CE Centre on Uplands Drive. The doors open at 9am both days and close at 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. At the show you can learn about exciting gear and great destinations while also checking out the speakers they've lined up. You'll find an indoor climbing wall, a paddling demo pool and even scuba diving demonstrations. You can also watch some award winning paddling films on the Woods & Water Stage.


Andrew King, artist:     
COLLECTIBLES: The Ottawa Nostalgia and Collectible Show is on Sunday March 18. Like nostalgia and vintage things? This is the show of the year for you. Over 60 dealers exhibit on 120 tables packed with interesting, hard to find and memorable collectibles.There are many product catagories offered for sale in these shows, for example, COMICS, Old Advertising, Radios, Movie Items,Post Cards,Toys, Dolls, Breweriana, Pop Machines, Records, Coca Cola, Sports Cards, Service Station Items, Trains, Ephemera, Railroad, Auto Memorabila, Teddy Bears, Pedal Cars, etc. Professional buyers will be on hand to purchase your old and valuable collectibles. If you have pre 1965 collectibles you wish to sell, please bring them to the show. There is no obligation......you will have a offer for your items that you are free to accept or not.  Nepean Sportsplex at 1701 Woodroffe Ave. 9am-3pm...$6 admission, 12yrs & under free...early bird 7am admission.


Brett Delmage, OttawaJazzScene.ca:  
JAZZ: West-enders will get a chance to hear world-class jazz without going downtown, when the quartet of NYC saxophonist Donny McCaslin plays Brookstreet Options Jazz Bar on Sunday evening. Reservations required; dinner available.

Don from foodieprints: FOOD/BEER: Ottawa's tiny upstart of a brewery, Broadhead, has partnered with two local eateries to offer beer-paired multi-course dinners. One will be held at the Hintonburg Public House (1020 Wellington Street W.) on March 19th at 7pm. A self-professed gastro-pub, the dinner will consist of 5 courses, each paired with 5 beers. Reservations are required, (613)421-5087 . It costs $60/person (+HST) to attend. Two other paired dinners will be held at Zen Kitchen (634 Somerset Street W.) on March 21st (already sold out) and March 28th, both starting at 6 pm. Also 5 courses, each pairs vegan dishes with beer. It costs $64/person (+HST) to attend. Reservations are required, 613-233-6404.

Denise Deby, from Green Living Ottawa   
ENVIRONMENT: March 21 brings a rare chance to see Dr. Jane Goodall in Ottawa and hear about her work, from her groundbreaking studies with chimpanzees to her global efforts to protect the environment. There’ll be a screening of the documentary Jane’s Journey, a Q&A session and book signing; it’s presented by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.


Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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