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What’s Happening? September Events

August 30, 2023

With summer coming to a close, Ottawa’s Original Downtown is still offering some amazing events and activities for the month of September everyone can enjoy. 

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour 

Stand clear… Nurse Blake hits the road again with his new comedy tour “Shock Advised!” Bring out your best pals for an epic night as Nurse Blake shares new stories with a comedic twist of the ins and outs of being a nurse. 

Healthcare workers are going to pack the theaters so it’s sure to be the safest and most fun place to be! Don’t miss out, and bring an AED cause this is going to get wild!

🏥 Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour 

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 September 10th, 2023  

⏰ 8:00 PM 

🎟️ Tickets

The Sound and Light Show

A classic Ottawa event, the Northern Lights Show, returns for another summer!

Grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and settle in for a night of learning about Canada’s outstanding achievements and key historical milestones through sound and light. 

🖼️ Parliament Hill 

👉 September 

⏰ 9:00 PM 

For more information, click here.

Welcome to Zones Théâtrales 2023

Zones Théâtrales is back for its 10th anniversary! This must-attend biennial event is hitting the stages of Ottawa and outside the Canadian Museum of History from September 11 to 16, 2023. 

It’s a great opportunity to get together and showcase the best theater that French Canada and Quebec’s regions have to offer. Artists from Moncton to Vancouver have once again prepared an array of theater that will wow and amaze you. Don’t miss it! 

🎤 Zones Théâtrales

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 September11th, 2023 to September 16th, 2023 

🎟️ Tickets

The Queen in Me 

Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this vibrant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) gives a voice to the Queen of the Night, who explores how the rigid conventions of race, gender, and sexuality in opera prevent one of the greatest art forms from reaching its kaleidoscopic potential.

The Queen In Me features a range of colourful arias from some of the world’s most well-loved operas: Puccini’s La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and Manon Lescaut; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto; R. Strauss’ Salome; and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

👑 The Queen in Me 

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 September 20th to September 30th, 2023 

⏰ 8:00 PM 

🎟️ Tickets

Eddie Izzard 

Eddie Izzard’s The Remix Live is a chance for Eddie, inspired by her ever loyal audiences, to remix and re-imagine her favorite bits from her entire career. Eddie’s 35 years of sellout comedy shows stretch from “The Ambassadors” in 1993 to “Wunderbar” in 2019. Ever wondered what became of Darth Vader and Mr. Stevens or the monkey in the tree, did the pears ever ripen… and will God ever appear? 

It’s a glorious chance to ‘maybe’ find out the answers or discover more questions to those Izzard conundrums. No night will be exactly the same, so as ever with Eddie, expect the unexpected. This show promises to be a beautiful, hilarious journey spanning a 35-year career of thought provoking, intelligent and surreal ideas. Who could resist?

🎤 Eddie Izzard

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 September 24th, 2023 

⏰ 8:00 PM 

🎟️ Tickets

Thinking of driving down? Check out this handy resource that lists all the available parking spots in the area – please have a designated driver!

And check out our Events page to see everything else that’s happening on Rideau Street!