Activities for the week of April 27–May 3

Published on April 26 2018

We’re celebrating the return of fine weather with lots of fun events, including the first festival of the season. Fingers crossed that it stays nice and warm!

On the agenda between now and May 3: singing, dancing, games, fine food and reading!

Exciting events!

Nature Nocturne at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Are you looking for a unique outing to enjoy with your sweetheart or with friends? Nature Nocturne evenings are made for you! This Friday night, the Canadian Museum of Nature invites you to take to the dance floor, drink in hand, and (especially) to discover its beautiful exhibitions.

Where

Canadian Museum of Nature

When

Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m.

Cost

$25

Good to know

All ticket sales are final. No re-entry. For ages 19+ (photo I.D. required). | Cash bar and ATM (bank machine) on site.

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Gatineau Beer and Poutine Festival

Poutine lovers will be spoiled this weekend thanks to a brand new festival that brings together two of Quebecers’ favourite things: beer and poutine! A singer, a DJ, microbreweries and poutine makers will be on hand to provide a delicious weekend experience!

Where

Place de la Cité, De la Cité Blvd., Gatineau

When

April 27–29, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost

Admission free; cost to purchase exhibitors’ products

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Book fair in Saint-André-Avellin

Come celebrate books and words at the second annual Festin de livres book fair! There will be activities for the whole family, workshops and presentations, and opportunities to meet the authors in attendance. Don’t forget to bring your used books—you can trade them in!

Website in French only

Where

Complexe Whissell, Saint-André-Avellin

When

Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good to know

Local snacks will be available.

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A Toast to the Founding Fathers at the Canadian Museum of History

Here’s a perfect activity for history buffs and epicures! Relive the story of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference while sampling the food and wine served at that historic event. The evening will be hosted by historian Timothy Foran, the four-course menu (inspired by the conference) will be prepared by chef Michael Lasalle, and the perfectly matched wines will be presented by world-renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest.

Where

Canadian Museum of History

When

Saturday, April 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Cost

$90 for Museum members, $95 for non-members

Good to know

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For ages 18+.

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Board Game Sundays at Ou Quoi

Not a fan of Sunday-night TV? No problem: Ou Quoi Salon Urbain invites you to Board Game Sundays! Whether you’re on your own, with friends or with Grandma (absolutely!), Mathieu will be on hand to suggest games, explain the rules and serve your favourite cocktails. Who could ask for more?

P.S. Ou Quoi Salon Urbain was ranked #3 among the top 10 bars in the Outaouais. Try their cocktails—they’re amazing!

P.P.S. It’s also the first bar in downtown Gatineau to attempt to meet the Zero Waste challenge by ending the year without throwing out a shred of waste (zero, nothing, nada!).

Where

Ou Quoi Salon Urbain

When

Sundays from 3 p.m to 1 a.m.; host on site from 7 to 11 p.m.

Now playing!

27
April

Music

Pierre Flynn

Cabaret La Basoche

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28
April

Music

Victor Wainwright

Cabaret La Basoche

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28
April

Music

The Elton Rohn Band: The Music of Elton John

Théâtre du Casino

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28
April

Music

Eastbound of Bytown

Hôtel British

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28
April

Music

Rymz and Bozko at the Minotaure

Minotaure

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28
April

Music

The Long War w/ Old Man Grant + Rory Taillon

Black Sheep Inn

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28
April

Music

Chants russes, mystiques et passionnés

Saint-François-de-Sales Church

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29
April

Music

Chants russes, mystiques et passionnés

Saint-François-de-Sales Church

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01
May

Theatre

Muliats

Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau

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