Weekend RoundUp: Head-spinners, Crushes & Charlie Brown

Operation ComeHome PopUpSupport local, get holiday shopping done and benefit a great cause all at one event! If you are working in or around Centretown today drop in to 150 Gloucester St between 3-9PM for a shopping party in support of Operation Come Home. This fantastic charity helps youth at risk and the Pop-Up Shop looks great!

Parliament Hill lights up tonight!  It’s not politicians with pipes but the beautiful holiday lights and they go on tonight at 6PM tonight.  Bundle up and head to the Hill to watch Parliament sparkle.

Plenty of time on Thursday evening to see Parliament Hill light up the season and make it to the Ethiopiaid Canada 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala at St Bridgid’s. This year’s event is in support of improving maternal health in the beautiful Eastern Africa country. The evening includes guest speaker Dr. Gretchen Roedde, a silent auction, music and great Ethiopian food. The gala kicks of at 310 St Patrick St 6:30PM.

Friday evening it’s time to get your crush on at Crush Improv’s 6th Anniversary Show at Academic Hall 135 Seraphin-Marion Private. Tickets are 20$ and show starts at 8PM.

If holiday music is your thing head down Laurier St to St-Joe’s for the University of Ottawa Choir who will be performing bilingual Christmas favourites to get you in to the Holiday mood.  The snow has fallen, the lights are lit, let the singing commence. Tickets are 25$ (10$ students) St Joseph’s corner Cumberland & Wilbrod, 8PM.

The music plays on to a different beat with Hip Hop Karaoke on stage at Ritual Nightclub. Unleash your inner diva and grab the mic at Ottawa’s official HipHop Karaoke night. Ritual Nightclub, 137 Besserer St 10PM.

FloorMastersKeep it urban on Saturday with FloorMaster 30 Years Anniversary Party – where has the time gone! Alongside the great poster for this event there is oldskool breakdancing, throwdown battles, graffiti murals and way more. Hosted at St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts 310 St Patrick (please use side entrance off Cumberland) day event includes free dance and stomp workshop for kids! Day event runs 1 – 5:30 & night event/party from 7:30PM-2AM.

Also on Saturday re-live your childhood or introduce the little one to a holiday classic at the “A Charlie Brown Christmas Concert“. A mixed media event  it is part storytelling, part concert and part screening hosted by Jerry Granelli, original member of the legendary Vince Guaraldi Trio, that recorded the iconic soundtrack. Two shows at the Ottawa Little Theatre Saturday 7 Dec, 12:30& 3PM.charlie-Brown2

Wrap up the weekend with live music at Cafe Alternatif 60 University Private, UofO. 4in1 Music Sessions holds their free monthly event giving acoustic musicians an outlet to try out new music here in Sandy Hill from 3-6PM.

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