Weekend RoundUp: January Wrap Up

We’re almost there! The end of Ottawa’s icy January Blues is in-sight. Clearly the best way to beat the blues is get your gear on. I laugh in the face of the Polar Vortex as I take on the the night-life and daytime fun in our urban neighbourhood and walk-able city. 

Woohoo Friday night sees Nature Nocturne return for their monthly dj night at the Castle aka Canadian Museum of Nature. To kick off 2014 they’re ringing in the Chinese calendar with “Horsing Around” in honour of the Year of the Horse.

Pop Fiction bringspop-fiction2-658x360 French Theatre to Arts Court this weekend and from Weds-Saturdays until Feb 2nd. A mixture of Science-Fiction and Reality this play brings the audience in to the action as it explores the strengths and failings of communications yesterday, today and tomorrow. 15-20$

This Saturday tuck in for live-read at the Ottawa Public Library as the Human Library rolls in to town. During this one day event the public or “reader” can loan out a human story-teller or “book” for a 20 minute period. During the loan period the “book” shares their story and the “reader” may engage in respectful conversation. “Books” lined up this year include stories from a Correctional Officer, a sex Worker, a Gang Member, a Journalist and many more. Registration starts at 10:45 and the event runs from 11am to 3PM. Six branches including the Main Branch at MetCalf and Laurier are participating.  Free.

Also at Rideau Hall it’s Winter Celebration an outdoor family event with dog sledding, skating, tours of the Governor General’s residence, a biathlon and more. 1 Sussex Drive 12:30-3:30 Free.

Saturday Night at Mavericks it’s Daft Punk Tribute – so clearly your Up all Night to get Lucky. Maverick’s 221 Rideau Street, 8PM

Sunday Matinee anyone? Neil Simon’s Rumours is on at Ottawa Little Theatre 2PM.

Monday it’s Action Sandy Hill‘s monthly meeting at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. 7-9PM

Later in the week… An extra date has been added to the Leif Vollebekk, Arboretum Festival presentation at St Alban’s Church 454 King Edward Ave. If you failed to get tickets to Wednesday’s show have no fear as more tix are now available – through Ticketweb or at Vertigo Records and Compact Music – for Thursday 8PM ADV 10$

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