Looking for something to do in the coming weeks? Here are a few of our top picks:
Shakespeare with a twist
The Great Canadian Theatre Company is presenting Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet) from November 26 till December 15.
Prolific Canadian writer Ann-Marie Macdonald spins Shakespeare’s classic story lines into a modern comedy in this live theatre production. A Canadian English professor is transported into the world of Othello and Romeo and Juliet, where the classic tragedies are re-imagined in a comedic light.
Enjoy a little Shakespeare without the tears and going light on ye olde dialogue.
Evening performances at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, with afternoon shows Saturday and Sunday. (www.gctc.ca)
New York jazz on Gladstone
Gigspace Ottawa brings guitarist Eric Divito and his jazz trio straight from New York City to their Hintonburg theatre.
The Divito Trio offer up a range of classic jazz numbers and original compositions with influences ranging from the golden age of the 30’s and 40’s up to modern jazz.
The Gigspace theatre is located in Gladstone Plaza inside Alcorn Music. The now fully licensed and intimate venue offers up some great acoustics and a unique lineup of performers.
The show is November 29 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. (www.gigspaceottawa.com)
Christmas shopping at Cube Gallery
Cube Gallery is kicking off their annual Great BIG Smalls Show with a vernissage on November 28.
The idea here is a collection of small and reasonably priced pieces of art from over 60 different artists. Find that one-of-a-kind gift for the art lover in your life, or take the opportunity to grab an affordable piece for your own collection. Also, there will be cookies.
Opening night runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. so make sure you get to the good stuff before your neighbour gets it first. (www.cubegallery.ca)
Poetry night at The Carleton
The Factory Reading Series returns to The Carleton Tavern on November 29.
The night of poetry and stories is hosted by Brecken Hancock, and will feature readings from three diverse Canadian poets: Ottawa-based JM Francheteau, East coaster Danny Jacobs and CBC Poetry Prize winner Sadiqa de Meijer.
The event is taking place upstairs at The Carleton and readings begin at 7:30 p.m. And it’s free!
Outsmart your neighbours at the HPH
Who is the smartest Hintonburger of them all? Find out November 24 as the Hintonburg Public House presents their first ever Trivia Challenge.
Grab two or three of your smartest friends and get down to the HPH to square off against your neighbours in an epic battle of knowledge and wit. Just take it easy on the craft beer until after the competition.
Challenge starts at 9:00 p.m., admission is a donation to the Parkdale Food Bank. Shampoos and soaps are the preferred donation of the week. (www.hintonburgpublichouse.ca)