Friday, May 17, 2024

  •  Gamers, this is the big one. CanGames brings fans of miniatures, role-playing games, and board games together under one roof for competitions, socialising, and even shopping in the vendor marketplace. Today through Sunday at Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J5

  •  Forget about the Big Top: Cirquonscient brings the acrobatics, hoops, and juggling to the intimate surroundings of Arts Court’s Studio. Cirque à la Carte is one night only at 2 Daly Ave.

  •  Solé is the party for music lovers who don’t want to stay up late. Enjoy good music, food, and fun from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Headquarters, 115 Clarence St. K1N 5P9

  •  Road Trip: Studio Theatre Perth presents The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Marilyn Nicholas-Dahan. Performances are Thursday through Sunday May 26. 63 Gore St E, Perth, ON K7H 1H8

  •  The Tulip Festival is in full bloom at Commissioners Park until Monday.Take a walking tour, visit the food trucks, and fill your Instagram feed with photos. Before you depart for the festival, check the NCC’s handy Tulip Meter to check the bloom status.

  •  Barrhaven Ribfest & Poutine promises more of everything they do so well: ribs, poutine, BBQ, music, plus they’ve got a new Kids Zone. The festival starts at noon today and runs until Monday at Clarke Fields Park, 93 Houlahan Street, K2J 3Y7.

  •  Dance your way into the long weekend with a Salsa workshop. It’s a drop-in affair with a dance party following the instruction, and you don’t need a partner or any experience. Lesson and party $18, party only $13. Rahim Salsa at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 275 Elgin St. K2P 0H8.

  •  Thirteen Strings presents Vaughan William’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ with violinist (and Concertmaster of the Orchestra Classique de Montréal) Marc Djokic. The programme will also include selections from Robert Rival and Arcangleo Corelli. Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8.

  •  Saunders Farm has lots of activities for energetic families this long weekend, but if you’re just looking for a new spot to hang out after work and maybe enjoy some wood fired pizza, head to the farm’s CiderHouse for Happy Hour today from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are necessary.

  •  ByTowne Cinema: On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Su l’Adamant (On the Adamant), We Grown Now, I Saw the TV Glow

  •  Mayfair Theatre: Wicked Little Letters, Irena’s Vow, The Red Circle


  •  The Barrow Gang Buskers. Atomic Rooster

  •  K-Man & The 45s, The Abruptors, the Write-ups, Sugar Bomb. Dominion Tavern

  •  Booster Fawnn, Debbie Christ, Twin Turbo. LIVE on Elgin

  •  Justin Duhaime. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

  •  Forró Fever: Music and Dance Extravaganza. Queen St. Fare

  •  The Start. The Prescott

  •  Adeoluwa featuring Kobe Bean. Art House Café

  •  Abigail Lapell. Red Bird

  •  Dart Trees, Backseat Dragon, Customer Service. Rainbow Bistro

  •  Revenant Dan, The Murder Crows, The Mountain Gems. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

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