Ottawa Events   February, 2017

UNTIL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
MARY POPPINS THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

Location: Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa,

ASNY Productions brings the magic of Mary Poppins to the stage this January with the family favourite Broadway show. For tickets and showtimes visit http://www.centrepointetheatre.ca/

 

UNTIL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
THE COLONY OF UNREQUITED DREAMS

Location: National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

A sweeping drama of personal and political ambition follows soon-to-be Premier Joey Smallwood as he propels the Dominion of Newfoundland into union with Canada in 1949. For tickets and showtimes visit https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13618

 

UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 10
RIDEAU CANAL SKATEWAY

Location: Downtown Ottawa

Every winter, 7.8 km (4.8 miles) of the Rideau Canal transforms into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, as designated by Guinness World Records.
For more information visit: http://rcs.ncc-ccn.ca/

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 — MONDAY, FEB/ 20
WINTERLUDE

Location:  Various locations. 3 Main Locations: Crystal Garden, in Confederation Park,  Snowflake Kingdom, in Jacques-Cartier Park,  Rideau Canal Skateway

A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and skating and sporting events which transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland. For information on activities and locations visit http://www.canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1416239267950/1416239373076

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
GATINEAU WINTER BEERFEST

Location: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Discover artisan and local brewers inside the museum and outdoors, among friends and family. For event information visit, http://www.festibieredegatineau.com/

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
ALTERNA SAVINGS CRACKUP

Location: Various Comedy Clubs in Ottawa

Alterna Savings Crackup is a comedy festival that raises awareness of the need for improved access to mental health services in Canada’s Capital Region. Join them for their 13th season and enjoy more shows and WAY MORE LAUGHS! This comedy event features something for everyone—from improv to stand-up to intimate and interactive and multicultural shows. For event details and to buy tickets http://www.crackup.ca/events/

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
HOPEWELL MARKETPLACE

Location: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa,

A collection of local businesses, artists and artisans join together to raise funds for Hopewell Eating Disorder Centre. Featuring health and wellness products, art, tea, baked goods and more.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 9 — SUNDAY, FEB. 12
LA NOUVELLE SCENE

Location: La Nouvelle Scène, 333 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

This event is full of jazz artists of international acclaim as well a showcase of the best local talent on offer. For showtimes and tickets visit http://ottawajazzfestival.com/

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
OTTAWA 2017 PILLOW FIGHT

Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Liquor Store Party Bar, 128 York Street, Ottawa

Break out the PJs and get ready to battle – IT’S TIME FOR A PILLOW FIGHT!
On Friday February 10th, hundreds of pillow-wielding students are coming together for a night of drinking, dancing, and one of the biggest pillow fights Ottawa’s seen!
Wear your onesies or pajamas and come to party! Everyone is invited to bring their own pillows. There will be a limited amount given away at the bar as well!We’ll be bringing in Ottawa’s very own DJ Teletanko to hype up the crowd and keep everyone dancing all night!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 — SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
CANADIAN SKI MARATHON

Location: From Lachute, Quebec to Gatineau Park, Québec

The world’s longest cross-country ski tour, covering 160 km of ski trails, caters to about 2,500 skiers annually. Ski as little as 12 km or the whole 160 km; you set the pace.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11|
ACCORA VILLAGE BED RACE

Location: Dows Lake, Ottawa

Fifty teams of 4 runners and one rider compete with modified and decorated beds for honours and prizes as the fastest bed, the best decorated bed and the best fundraisers. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Visit, http://www.ottawakiwanis.org/bedrace, for more information.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
ICE SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATION

Location: Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa

Visit just outside the museum as they bring ice sculptures to life! This year, celebrate the past and look forward to the future, with fun ice carving demonstrations

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
BABY TALK

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: North Gloucester Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2036 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa

Babies communicate from the day they are born. Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do every day to build their speech and language development. Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it. For parents and their babies 0-12 months.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
WINTERLUDE CHINATOWN’S 2017 SPECIAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30pm
Location: Somerset Street Chinatown, Ottawa

Meet the King of Good Fortune accompanied by drummers! Enjoy this cultural experience and have a taste of the celebration of the Year of the Rooster. The King will be giving out 2017 lucky red envelopes to children he meets and each envelope contains a special gift from Chinatown merchants.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 — SATURDAY, MARCH 4
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Times: performances Wed through Saturday @ 7:30pm (Matinee: Feb 19 & 26 @ 2:00pm)
Location: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

From the NY Times: “Based on Harper Lee’s haunting, Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel and the nearly flawless 1962 movie based on it, Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation tells an important story. A black man is accused of raping a white woman in a fictional Alabama small town in the 1930s. A white lawyer defends him, defying the pervasive racism of his neighbors. The drama is seen from the point of view of the lawyer’s two small children and a friend.”
For tickets and showtimes visit http://www.ottawalittletheatre.com/to-kill-a-mocking-bird/

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
OTTAWA ICE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Location: Dows Lake, Ottawa

The first-ever ice dragon boat race in North America; teams use ice-sticks to propel dragon boats outfitted with skates across the frozen Rideau Canal!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
NATURE NOCTURNE

Time: 8pm – 12 am
Location: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

Dance until midnight while DJs fill the castle with awesome sound. Meet artists throughout the galleries. Discover four floors of world-class museum exhibitions. Thought-provoking, interactive, immersive, social—an exciting and different kind of museum experience! For tickets visit http://www.nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/nature-nocturne

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
OTTAWA CHILDREN’S GALA

Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Québec

The Ottawa Children’s Gala is one of a kind in Ottawa; a formal gala filled with entertainment for both Children and Adults all in the beautiful setting of the Canadian Museum of History, located in beautiful downtown Ottawa. We will have a red carpet complete with a professional photographer, a classy meal, exciting entertainment and, of course, a dance to finish the night off. Lianne Laing from CTV Morning Live and Angie Poirier from MAJIC Mornings on MAJIC 100 will host our gala and will be joined on stage by several VIP local celebrities. The Ottawa Children’s Gala will be a night to remember for the families in attendance!
The 2017 Ottawa Children’s Gala is being held in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in the way of Childhood Injury Prevention.
For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ottawa-childrens-gala-tickets-26615627057