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What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week? (January 15-22, 2012)

What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week? (January 15-22, 2012)


Sunday, January 15: Rideau Canal Skateway

It’s about time! A 2.4km stretch of the Rideau Canal is now open.  While its not the whole Canal, this is still a huge relief after an unpredictable winter has delayed Ottawa’s favourite winter pastime. You can find more info about which areas are open and closed at the NCC website. Time to lace up those skates!

Tuesday, January 17 at 8PM: Tony Lee XXX
Ever wonder what’s it’s like to be hypnotised? Or want to see a friend or family member be influenced into doing some funny and slightly embarrassing acts? Here is your chance! Tony Lee is a world-renowned hypnotist and is performing at the Alumni Auditorium at Ottawa University this week. Tickets are $10.

Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30PM: Craft Beer 101
It’s school for grown-ups! This ‘class’ gives beer-lovers the chance to sample local brews and learn about how they’re made.  If you’ve ever wanted to be a beer connoisseur (and no, being a college student and drinking a lot of beer doesn’t make you a connoisseur!), this is where you should start! The event is hosted by the Kichesippi Beer Company at 866 Campbell Avenue.

Friday, January 20 to Wednesday, January 25: Rocky Mountain Express IMAX
Can’t make it out to Western Canada to experience the Rocky Mountain Express? Well, you can enjoy the experience of a nice train ride with your family through the mountains without leaving town.  The Museum of Civilization is featuring the Rocky Mountain Express on IMAX.  Showtimes are available here. All aboard!