Community Events Calendar

The Community Events Calendar will be updated every Tuesday. Submit early to spread the message about your local event!

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October 23, 2018

Storytelling with Stories & Tea

Starts: October 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 23, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie St. in Ottawa's ByWard Market

Description: Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie St. in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

Stories start at 7pm with a break part way through for treats and chatting.

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).

Stories & Tea is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers & Bluebird Coffee.

The Ghomeshi Effect brings discussion of sexual violence to Canadian universities

Starts: October 23, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: October 27, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: University of Ottawa’s new performance space LabO located at 2 Daly Avenue

Description: As students return to school this week, The Ghomeshi Effect prepares to hit the stage once again with a remount of the show that got Ottawa talking last year about sexual violence and the legal system. The award-winning documentary dance-theatre production plays at the University of Ottawa’s new performance space LabO located at 2 Daly Avenue, from October 23 to 27 at 7:30pm, followed by a university tour across Ontario and Alberta.<br><br><br>For exact locations and touring updates, please visit <a href=""></a><br>Tickets $20-25 (plus a limited number of free community tickets) for Ottawa performances: <a href=""></a&gt;

October 24, 2018

Ottawa Riverkeeper AGM

Starts: October 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 24, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa

Description: Vote on the topic for our Annual Public Meeting!<br>Come learn about the work Ottawa Riverkeeper has been up to all year to protect the Ottawa River watershed at our Annual Public Meeting! It'll be a fun occasion to mingle with people who care about clean water just like you!<br><br>In order to make the event of interest to the greatest number of people, we'd like your opinion on what topic we should do a deeper dive into. What would you like to learn more about? Should we talk in greater depth about flooding or drinking water?<br><br>1) Flooding: What's happening with local

Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GANG)

Starts: October 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 24, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Glebe Community Cetnre 175 Third Avenue

Description: Annual General Meeting

October 25, 2018

Ottawa International Writers’ Festival

Starts: October 25, 2018, 12:00 am

Ends: October 31, 2018, 12:00 am

Description: Canada's largest independent literary celebration, featuring spring and fall festivals, plus year-round events. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world.<br><br>“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”<br><br> Various venues<br><br><a href=""></a&gt;

Propeller gives dance an extra edge in two evocative works at Ottawa Art Gallery

Starts: October 25, 2018, 8:00 pm

Ends: October 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

Location: OAG, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa

Description: PICTURE THIS<br><br>If you are a fan of art-based community making, creative collaborations, and contemporary dance that changes things up - then you won’t want to miss PICTURE THIS, a Propeller Dance and Ottawa Art Gallery co-presentation with live music by award-winning, innovative composer-musician Jesse Stewart.<br><br>Propeller gives dance its edge by presenting an integrated cast of artists with and without disabilities, and this time the title work PICTURE THIS, has evolved from a community art project involving the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa and The Royal. Director and choreographer, Shara Weaver comments, “The immense creativity and openness of this group to explore

October 26, 2018

Westboro Supper Club - Murder Mystery

Starts: October 26, 2018, 6:30 pm

Ends: October 26, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: The Red Lion, 47 Clarence St, Ottawa

Description: <br>Join us for our first event of the season at The Red Lion in the ByWard market. This event features a delicious three-course meal and a little mystery....murder mystery that is.<br><br><a href="">Eddie May Murder Mysteries presents</a>, Show Biz is Murder! A fun-filled night as we enjoy a great meal and watch as Detective Eddy May grills the suspects and examines the clues. <br><br>The cost for the event is $59.99 (+ tax and tip) and any beverages you choose to enjoy!<br><br>Space is limited so be sure to book your spot today by responding to this email! <br><br>Event Details:<br>Time: Dinner is at


Starts: October 26, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: October 27, 2018, 9:30 pm

Description: Seventeen Voyces’s superb 2018-19 subscription series begins with horror and ends with horror – or more accurately, comedy-horror. Building on music director Kevin Reeves’s remarkable ability to match stunning music with silent films, the season opens with the truly haunting Nosferatu (1922) directed by German expressionist director F.W. Murnau. The season will end with Nosferatu – a comic chamber opera about the making of the film, composed by Reeves.

The chamber choir will present the silent classic film (and the first great vampire movie) – Nosferatu – at St. Matthew’s Church in the Glebe. The film is a chilling artistic

Harley Card Quintet at Gigspace

Starts: October 26, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: October 26, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: 953 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3E5

Description: <br>$20<br><br>Harley Card- guitar and compositions<br>David French- saxophone<br>Matt Newton- piano<br>Jon Maharaj- bass<br>Ethan Ardelli- drums<br><br>The Harley Card Quintet is the principle project of Toronto based guitarist and composer Harley Card. Since 2008 the group has been performing well crafted contemporary jazz music and have been an influential voice in Toronto’s jazz scene through their strong group identity, and expressive original compositions.<br>Their third CD release; “The Greatest Invention” has garnered rave reviews internationally since it’s release in early 2018.<br><br>“…the album features beautifully crafted compositions and arrangements of a beguiling array of music, sensuous in every lovingly phrase… “<br>- Raul d’Gama Rose - Toronto

October 27, 2018

Annual ArtWear Ottawa Show & Sale

Starts: October 27, 2018, 9:30 am

Ends: October 27, 2018, 2:00 pm

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr, Ottawa

Description: Fabulous, unique wearable art sale!<br><br>ArtWear Ottawa is having their annual show and sale of unique, hand-made wearable art clothes and accessories on Saturday, October 27, 2018. If you like one-of-a-kind, hand crafted clothes and accessories -- dresses, coats, jewellery, handbags -- this is the place for you! <br><br>Admission is free.<br><br>Members of ArtWear Ottawa use a wide range of materials, such as hand-dyed silks, fine woollens and unique designer fabrics to create their wares, which are often further embellished with dyeing techniques, hand or machine embroidery, beads and other creative finishes. Some members “upcycle”, to create environmentally friendly novel designs. Still other


Starts: October 27, 2018, 9:30 am

Ends: October 27, 2018, 4:00 pm

Location: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive

Description: Celebrate Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on October 27 and 28 during its Barnyard Halloween festivities. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, and visit a spooky barn. Costumed visitors of all ages can join the costume parade, and children can decorate a pumpkin to bring home.<br><br>A full schedule of activities is available on the <a href="">website</a&gt;

Teen Author Fest

Starts: October 27, 2018, 12:00 pm

Ends: October 27, 2018, 5:00 pm

Location: Sunnyside Branch, Ottawa Public Library (1049 Bank St.)


1st Annual Gingerbread Homes For Humanity Art Auction

Starts: October 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 27, 2018, 10:00 pm

Location: The Art House Café (555 Somerset St West, Ottawa)

Description: FREE ADMISSION - CASH BAR - FOOD<br>SPONSORED BY TOP SHELF DISTILLERS<br><br>Join an eclectic assortment of some of The National Capital Region's most talented artists as they display their very own, uniquely designed "Gingerbread Home”. Each one a mini art installation in itself!<br><br>Participating artists will be using store-bought pre-fabricated traditional "Gingerbread House" kits which contains the basic (edible) ingredients to construct a "Gingerbread House". Artists will be invited to come up with a creative design using the contents of the kit. Artists may add any other materials they wish as long as the kit contents are used in their entirety.<br><br>The public


Starts: October 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 27, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: South Gloucester United Church, 2536 Rideau Road, K1X 1A1

Description: <a href=""></a><br><br>Tickets $20. Info(613)822-6433. All are welcome to enjoy this fundraising concert.

October 28, 2018

Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair

Starts: October 28, 2018, 10:30 am

Ends: October 28, 2018, 5:00 pm

Location: Tudor Hall, 3750 N Bowesville Rd, Ottawa

Description: The thirty-eighth edition of the Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The Fair, an annual popular event of the Ottawa cultural scene, features exhibits of rare and interesting books, prints, maps and ephemera from the inventories of Ontario and Quebec dealers. The Fair is a great opportunity to see and purchase an array of material in one location. Book Fair hours are 10:30-5:00 and there is plenty of free parking.

This year’s Book Fair will build on a new departure in the show’s format. For the second year running, the Fair will be opened

Ottawa Fire Truck Pull

Starts: October 28, 2018, 2:00 pm

Ends: October 28, 2018, 4:00 pm

Description: Two Weeks Left to Register for the Ottawa Fire Truck Pull<br>Let’s Pull Together, Ottawa!<br>TO REGISTER GO TO: <a href=""></a><br><br>Can you pull a 10 tonne fire truck faster than Ottawa Roller Derby? On Sunday October 28th, the Ottawa Roller Derby team will compete at the inaugural OTTAWA FIRE TRUCK PULL. They’ve been hard at work, training with pro strongman Paul Vaillancourt. Be part of the fun: pull a team of 10 together, register at <a href=""></a&gt; by October 14, and see how you measure up to Ottawa Roller Derby! <br><br>The race is on for the team who:<br><ul><li>Pulls a 10 tonne fire truck