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

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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Carn Davidson 9
The Carn Davidson 9 (CD9) was formed in 2010 as a collaborative project between JUNO Award-winning artists, trombonist William Carn and saxophonist Tara Davidson. CD9 is a nine-piece chord-less ensemble ...
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Ottawa Children’s Choir Sing-a-thon!
The Ottawa Children’s Choir (OCC) is hosting its 3nd annual Sing-a-thon! Open to the public, this free event is a chorister-driven fundraiser in which choristers sing their thanks to donors and ...
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Margie Gillis Dance Foundation
Under the artistic direction of choreographer Margie Gillis, the dancers come together to present Literature of the Body, a powerful, poetic and somatic project. Through these two ensemble works, the audience witnesses the ...
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National Tartan Day at Parliament Hill
A celebration of history and traditional held on Parliament Hill by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band. Massed pipes and drums, dancers, singers, and more – something for everyone, all ...
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Amazing Planet Earth
From the bottom of the ocean to the top of the highest mountain, from the tiniest insect to the mightiest elephant, from the deepest tree root to the farthest reaches ...
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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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