The Hustle and Bustle of an Artistic Ottawa

There's always something to see and do in Ottawa. Say what?

Yup, it's true.  Don't believe me?  Then look at what I've been up to and what I've still got going during this two week time frame that I am in town: last Friday, I saw the incredible Hamlet (solo) at the Great Canadian Theatre Company.

Saturday night I was at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Finals where Ottawa took home first and second place (Teams Capital Slam & Urban Legends respectively).  Check out the very awesome Wizard of Love from Capital Slam:


Tonight, I'm checking out the launch of the undercurrent festival at the Great Canadian Theatre Company followed by the Wrecking Ball: Acting Over Politics.

Tomorrow, A Flea in her Ear at The Gladstone. Wednesday, I'm checking out a preview of the vampire play St. Nicholas at Cube Gallery.  Thursday there's a free public lecture about the importance of arts and culture in enhancing the quality of life in the urban environment at the Canadian Museum of Nature. And finally on Friday, it's opening night of Romeo and Juliet at the National Arts Centre.

Though some of these events are one night only, many go on for a few weeks.  And this is just what I'm seeing.  I haven't included a myriad of other events happening in and around town.

Really, what's your excuse?