OttawaStart’s weekly event roundup Nov. 14-20

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OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week!


You can find even more events on our Ottawa Event Calendar. Check back here, as the list is updated throughout the week.

Top events

Nov. 19-20: Sir Wilfrid Laurier 175th Birthday Celebration Weekend

The prime minister who brought Canada into the 20th century, Sir Wilfred Laurier, turns 175 this Sunday and Laurier House will be holding special events to celebrate.

Get a glimpse at the lives of former prime ministers Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King with a guided tour of their former residence. Tickets are $11.20 for adults and $9.20 for youth…

Help the house maid Mary find the clues and solve the mystery in an interactive theatrical tour that will take guests back to 1901 to meet Laurier and Mackenzie King.

Library and Archives Canada opens its vault in a special exhibit called “A Sunny Legacy: Celebrating Sir Wilfrid Laurier,” featuring original records, photos and letters – some to be seen by the public for the first time.

Nov. 20: CFL East Division Final – REDBLACKS vs Eskimos

It’s official: the East Division Final at TD Place on November 20 will feature a re-match of last year’s Grey Cup Final.

A 24-21 win for the Edmonton Eskimos over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on in the East Semi-Final on Sunday afternoon officially setup an Ottawa vs. Edmonton clash a week from today at 1 p.m.

All weekend: A lot of craft shows and baazars

 

Editor’s picks

Nov. 11-Dec. 4: 31st European Union Film Festival

Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Over the span of four weekends, the Canadian Film Institute brings Ottawa audiences a wide selection of award-winning films from the Festival circuit, never-before-seen in the capital city.

 

Nov. 19: Mary’s Odyssey – The Laurier Years

Come celebrate Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s 175th birthday and join us to solve Laurier’s House long standing mystery by participating in an interactive theatrical

Nov. 19: CF Rideau Centre Breakfast with Santa

Families from across the Ottawa area are invited to experience an exclusive “first visit” with Santa Claus, followed by a delicious breakfast feast, and ending with a high-energy fashion show! The Rideau Centre Breakfast with Santa is an exciting family-friendly event that brings together the spirit of giving and the joy of the holiday season, with proceeds supporting children and youth with physical disabilities.

Nov. 19: Little Voice book signing at Barrhaven Indigo

Join Little Voice’s author Amanda Bernardo and illustrator Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor on November 19, 2016 for their first book signing at the Indigo Barrhaven location!

Nov. 19: TVOKids Bookaneers Tour Sailing to the Ottawa Public Library

Ahoy mateys! Reading pirates ahead! The TVOKids Bookaneers Tour, supported by TD Bank, will drop anchor at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Saturday,November 19 at 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon of reading fun.

Nov. 15-20: Kanata Theatre presents “Equivocation” by Bill Cain, directed by Alain Chamsi

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and we chose to mark it with this play, which features Shakespeare as the main character. Equivocation is a play about telling the truth in difficult times. Indeed, it poses this intriguing question: What if the government commissioned William Shakespeare to write the definitive history of a national crisis, the Gunpowder Plot, in one of his plays?

 


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