We’re in store for another frighteningly chilly few days but who cares – it’s the weekend! Here are some events happening around Ottawa this weekend:
Sip n Slurp Noodle Fest
A celebration of all things noodle (ramen, pasta, Thai noodles) takes over the Shaw Centre on Friday evening. Sip n Slurp Noodle Fest is a 19+ event and tickets are $15 at the door. Come and enjoy culinary creations from some of Ottawa’s most innovative chefs cooking up street-food inspired eats. This is the place to discover the city’s best noodle makers.
The Vagina Monologues
The ninth annual Ottawa production of The Vagina Monologues hits the stage at the Bronson Centre this weekend. Tickets are available at the door for $35. Proceeds will go towards two local charities working to end violence against women: the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC). In addition to daily performances, this year’s production features a special Saturday matinée toned down for younger audiences, with tickets available at a cost of $10 to high school students.
The Human Library is a really neat concept that takes place at four different libraries in the Ottawa area on Saturday afternoon. A variety of interesting people act as “books” that you can borrow for a 20-minute loan period. Talk to these fascinating people, who range from CBC news anchors to organ transplant recipients, former drug users, Métis, police officers, sex workers, Paralympians, and taxi drivers.
Chinese New Year
Come ring in the Year of the Sheep as Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Canadian Museum of History on Saturday afternoon. Your kids will love this event, as they learn about Chinese New Year traditions and even practice some dance steps courtesy of the Oriental Dance Troupe of Ottawa. The event is free with museum of admission.
Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers
The Senators play one last home game on Saturday night before embarking on a California road swing. The Senators and Panthers are both coming in fresh off wins over the Montreal Canadiens. Ottawa defeated the Canadiens 4-2 at home on Wednesday, while the Panthers turned aside the Canadiens in a shootout last night. The Senators are 8 points behind the Panthers in the standings, and this game could have a huge impact on Ottawa’s playoff hopes. A win would bring them within 6 points with a game in hand, but a loss widens the gap to 10 points. The teams have split the season series 1-1 so far.