What's happening in the 'hood
COVID-19 note: This page has been updated to reflect the developments in Ottawa during the pandemic.
Stay safe and healthy, Kitchissippi!
June 20-Aug. 13: a Company of Fools - The Tempest
The outdoor Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park series has returned to parks around the city once again, including several parks in Kitchissippi. This summer season, the theatre company is performing The Tempest. “Best known for our Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park series, we tour 90-minute versions of Shakespeare’s hits to over 35 community parks during July and August. Our shows pair Shakespeare’s text with physical theatre techniques of slap-stick, mask, and puppetry. Let us help you discover your love for theatre through our foolish approach to storytelling!” the a Company of Fools website states. The Tempest runs June 20-Aug.13. Visit fools.ca for more information or check out the story on Pages 26-27 of the August edition of Kitchissippi Times!
Aug. 13-27: Wall Space Gallery - Ariane Beauchamp, Laura Culic and Boyd Waites - Stopping Place
“Join us for a group show featuring works by Ariane Beauchamp, Laura Culic, and Boyd Waites. This exhibition brings together each artists’ environmentalist and romantic perspectives of the natural world and our human place within it,” the Wall Space Gallery states. The exhibition runs Aug.13-27 at 358 Richmond Rd. To learn more, visit wallspacegallery.ca
Aug. 21-28: Capital Pride Festival
The Capital Pride Festival is running from Aug. 21-28 this year and features outdoor concerts, different events, a street festival and the Pride Parade. “This year’s theme ‘All Together Now’ is an invitation to the community to celebrate and advocate. The Capital Pride Festival brings our communities together. After a challenging two years, we are excited to celebrate All Together Now! This is our opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the full of diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community! At the same time, Pride is rooted in activism. When we come together, we reflect on the challenges our communities face and progress that has been achieved and we continue to advocate for action locally and around the world. Our communities are stronger when we are all together,” the Capital Pride website states. To learn more, visit capitalpride.ca/2022festival/
MONDAYS – ABOVE AND BEYOND TOASTMASTERS
Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays). Have the jitters each time you need to present a speech? Visit us online. Learn how to communicate better in a relaxed atmosphere and hone your leadership skills. Impromptu speaking is one of our highlights. It’s fun, fun, fun! We would love to have you join us on Mondays. Contact our club at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link.
TUESDAYS – BYTOWN VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR
Although the choir is not able to prepare for public performances, we will be meeting online each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. We will be learning some new music and maintaining our vocal cords in a relaxed environment, with plenty of musical and technological help. We will all be experiencing this new way of meeting and singing together and are happy to welcome new members, men and women, to join us. For more information, see our website at bytownvoices.com
WEDNESDAYS - WEEKLY BINGO
Bingo at Westboro Legion Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Door opens at 4 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 613-725-2778.
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