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Arts, culture, festivals, special events – find out what’s happening in Ottawa’s Original Downtown.

Bobby Dove
Bobby Dove, the Montreal-born singer-songwriter, is a magnetic presence in the world of country and folk music. With a voice as powerful as their storytelling, Dove pays tribute to the ...
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La mouette
The young playwright Treplev is in love with the actress Nina, who secretly loves the famous writer Trigorin, lover of the great tragedienne Arkadina, Treplev’s mother. Drama of manners on ...
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Inner Elder
Inner Elder recounts one woman’s transformation from a young girl navigating the shambles of her family life to Gemini Award-winning actor and artist. Michelle Thrush weaves the seemingly disparate anecdotes from ...
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Irish Film Festival Ottawa
Irish Film Festival Ottawa is a non-profit organization that celebrates Irish culture, language, humour and history through the modern medium of film. Founded in March 2014, the festival showcases recent ...
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Shen Yun
Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an all-new program every year. Experience the extraordinary depth and breadth of authentic Chinese culture. Savour the magnificence of five thousand years of civilization—the beauty ...
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Toddler Tuesdays
Arts & crafts, singing, dancing, stories, and more! Toddler Tuesdays are the perfect morning activity for caregivers and children, ages 18 months to 4 years! Join instructor Jesse Kahat in ...
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Rustic Oracle: National Canadian Film Day Screening
In conjunction with our next lecture in our Night School series and National Canadian Film Day, DARC will be presenting a FREE screening of Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s second dramatic feature, ...
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Night School: The Importance of Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty – Rustic Oracle, A Case Study
DARC is excited to present our next lecture in our Night School series: The Importance of Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty – Rustic Oracle, A Case Study with Sonia Bonspille Boileau. In ...
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Mimi O’Bonsawin
Mimi O’Bonsawin is a contemporary roots singer-songwriter from Northeastern Ontario. Through her rhythm and story-driven songs, Mimi embraces the beauty of the land, all the while yielding to her Franco-Ontarian ...
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