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March 19, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: March 20-26, 2014

Jelly under glass... by J. Michel from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Here are our contributors' picks for the best events in Ottawa this week.

Friday, March 21: The Cooper Brothers
The Cooper Brothers are paying tribute to their Ottawa roots. Their 40th anniversary at Centrepointe Theatres has a stellar line-up of special musical guests, many of whom also call Ottawa home.
-- Jean Labelle, photographer

Friday, March 21: Radio Radio Live at Ritual
The electro hip-hop group from Nova Scotia will be in Ottawa with DJ CPI for the release of their new album Ej Feel Zoo. Take a listen to the title track for a sample of what you’ll get to hear during the show.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, March 21: Zumba Dance Party Fundraiser
If you haven't tried zumba, there's no better time to do it than for this fundraiser! Fun dance-workout for a the Y Strong Kids Campaign! Tickets sold in advance and limited space available!
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, March 22: Seán Cullen LIVE
Seán Cullen’s humour is clever, bizarre and hilarious, so don’t miss him when he’s in Ottawa on Saturday. The award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, musician and writer will bring his talents to the Ottawa Little Theatre stage at 7 p.m.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, March 22: 1 NIGHT ALL RAWK 5: Keep Radio Alive!
CHUO 89.1 Funding Drive. Three local bands are joining forces at Avant Garde this Saturday night to support community radio. Local groups Tindervox, Randy Shenanigans and Elements will be performing live to raise funds for CHUO 89.1 FM’s annual funding drive. All proceeds will help the station fulfill its mission and carry on for another year.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, March 22: Roddy Ellias Trio CD Launch at GigSpace
In a five-decade career, Ottawa guitarist Roddy Ellias has performed with many jazz greats, playing everything from jazz originals to perfect renditions of standards to chamber music. But he never rests on his laurels: just in 2013, he was named a Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, and organized a major international guitar convention. And, most importantly to local jazz fans, he finally recorded a CD with his trio. All his own music, it's melodic, multi-layered, and full of textures and resonances; the audience at his Ottawa trio concert last fall thoroughly enjoyed an advance listen to the music. He launches the CD with his trio this Saturday at GigSpace.
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Sunday, March 23: Healthy Living & Cooking Show
A great event for those who like to cook or want to learn more about healthy eating - this month's event focuses on sprouts! A delicious menu awaits!
-- Laura Gauthier

Monday, March 24: Dinner and a Movie with the Ottawa Food Policy Council
An evening for anyone interested in food. The Ottawa Food Policy Council, founded last year to bring people together to create a sustainable, healthy and accessible food system in our city, is hosting this Dinner and a Movie featuring author Michael Pollan, with speakers from the Council. Bring a vegetable or herb and share in eating a community soup. 7-9 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers Church.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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