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

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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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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