Ottawa Events Guide

With the listings and directories in our Events Guide, there really is no excuse for sitting at home with nothing to do. Here are some listings and links showing what's on in Ottawa.

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: September 18-24, 2014

Here's our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.


Until Thursday, September 18: SPAO 7th Annual A+ Exhibition
Photography lovers will have the chance to check out SPAO's 7th Annual A+ Exhibition, a yearly celebration of excellence from part-time students. This year’s exhibition will feature the following categories: Landscape/Architecture, Portraiture/Nude, Abstraction/Conceptual, and Photojournalism/Documentary.  
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, September 19: Climb for CARE information session
Always dreamt of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Climb to the rooftop of Africa in 2015 - and support CARE's poverty fighting work around the world at the same time!  Information session at MEC Ottawa (366 Richmond Rd.) 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. More information: Doug Thicke:
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, September 20: Ottawa vs. Carleton Panda Game
The Carleton Ravens football team will play host to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the annual Panda Game. Kick-off is 1:00pm. This was an annual tradition at the old Frank Clair stadium for years. It started in 1955, took a haitus, and was re-born last year at the uOttawa Gee-Gees field. This year it returns to TD Place at Lansdowne Park. (Go Ravens!)
-- Glen Gower

Saturday, September 20: Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau
The National Capital Region’s third annual Nuit Blanche is taking place Saturday night at various central locations. This year’s cultural event, which has for theme “Bypass”, will once again include downtown Gatineau in its programming along with offerings on Rideau Street and Wellington West. With a bigger and better lineup than the two previous editions, the sky is the limit for Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, September 20: Jewellery Sale Fundraiser 
A jewellery sale for a great cause - if you have pieces to donate or are looking to pick up some items there will be new and previously owned jewellery of all kinds for sale including designer pieces donated for the event. Check out examples on their Facebook page.
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, September 20: Caught In The Middle Of A 3 Way Mix: A Tribute To Paul’s Boutique
This Saturday night at Ritual, Ninja Tunes Records’ DJ Food, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot will be in Ottawa to give a special live set tribute, a project that they've put 3 years of work into. This is a pretty unique occasion, and it doesn’t get much better than this for Beastie Boys fans.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Sunday, September 21: Feast of Fields and Organic Week
The annual Feast of Fields harvest festival celebrates organic food, wine and beer. It's an opportunity to sample gourmet delights from chefs using organic ingredients from local farms, and to take a walk through Gatineau Park. In case you need another reason to attend, the proceeds go towards Growing Up Organic’s school programs and Senior Organic Gardeners gardening programs for seniors. It’s also a great way to kick off Organic Week, which runs September 20-28. Feast of Fields, hosted by Canadian Organic Growers-Ottawa St. Lawrence Outaouais chapter, is 12:30-3:30 at the Moulin Wakefield Mill.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Sunday, September 21: Celebration of Leonard Cohen's 80th Birthday
7:30pm at Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland. Featuring music and multi-lingual poetry readings.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Sunday, September 21: The Bill Murray Masterpieces Art Show
The 2nd annual Bill Murray Masterpieces, a group art show dedicated to the funny man, will be presented at the Elmdale Tavern for one night only on Sunday, September 21 (fittingly on Murray’s birthday). The theme of this year’s show “The Unbilled”, will feature art work inspired by movies Murray wasn’t featured in re-imagined as if he was.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Wednesday, September 24: Bernie Senensky and Roddy Ellias open ZenKitchen's new Wednesday Jazz Series
Wednesday is becoming a serious jazz night in Ottawa, as ZenKitchen in Centretown starts a weekly series featuring well-known musicians from Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. It's curated by guitarist Roddy Ellias, who knows almost everyone in jazz in Canada and beyond. The first show features Toronto pianist Bernie Senensky, who was in Moe Koffman's group for 20 years, and played with Kirk MacDonald, Lenny Breau, Ed Bickert, Sonny Greenwich, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Senensky has performed piano duets with Oscar Peterson and Marian McPartland, and played in ensembles including Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, and the Elvin Jones Quartet.
-- Alayne


Have a great week!

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