What's on the Outaouais april 12- 18
It’s another lively week in the Outaouais, with swing dancing, a big fashion event, a space-themed evening, and lots of other surprises!
Activities and events
A standing ovation for our future culinary elites
Calling all foodies, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The graduating students from the cuisine du marché program at the École hôtelière de l’Outaouais will be presenting their last meal prepared for the public at the restaurant Table des 3 Vallées. The menu, which is 100% thought out and prepared by the students, will speak to their hard work and dedication, as well as their incredible skill accumulated over the duration of the course. They invite you to come enjoy a wonderful meal, as there are still some spots available.
Restaurant La Table des 3 Vallées - 584, rue Maclaren Est Gatineau
On April 12, 1961, a brave astronaut became the first human in space. That astronaut was Yuri Gagarin. The event is commemorated in many cities around the world, including Gatineau-Ottawa! Visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to celebrate this important milestone. The evening includes celestial entertainment, space food, a science slam (like a poetry slam, but for scientists!), door prizes and a cash bar.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum – 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa
April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.
$20, registration required
An evening of swing dancing
This style of jazz music has been around for almost 100 years, and it’s still popular today. That’s because swing music is irresistible! Treat yourself to a night of dancing in Ripon, where the Montreal group The Royal Pickles will play standards and some of their own original material.
Coopérative Place du Marché – 4 Du Marché Street, Ripon
April 12 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 advance (online), $20 at the door.
Awesome Imagination at the Museum
Welcome spring with a day of family fun and exploration at the Museum. This Awesome Sunday, you can tinker in the Factory, build a sculpture with blue blocks, sign up for a family dance workshop and have fun on the soft play structures.
Canadian Children’s Museum at the Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau
Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Perk up your wardrobe
Here’s an opportunity to shop smart. You’ll not only be adding a little zip in your wardrobe, you’ll be supporting local creators. Track down unique finds at this mammoth fashion event showcasing more than 50 designers. Keep an eye out for the coloured dots with detailed information about where each item comes from.
Hilton Lac-Leamy – 3 Du Casino Blvd., Gatineau
April 18 to 20. Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!