What's on in the Outaouais November 22-28

Published on November 19 2019

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Storytime

They’re the queens of the night—but what do they do in the daytime? They read stories to children! Come to the library and meet fabulous drag queen Barbada! There will be dancing, singing, and wonderful stories about difference and diversity.

Where

Guy Sanche Library, 855 De la Gappe Blvd., Gatineau. Lucy Faris Library, 115 Principale Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

When

November23 at 10 a.m. at the Guy Sanche Library and 2:30 p.m. at the Lucy Faris Library.

Cost

Free

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Spotlight talks at the exhibition Àbadakone

Part of the mission of the National Gallery of Canada is to make art more accessible to the public. Visit the Gallery for a unique artistic experience as you join interpreters in the Gallery’s public spaces for fascinating 10-minute “spotlight talks” on selected artworks from Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel, an exhibition of international contemporary Indigenous art.

Where

National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

When

Spotlight talk: November 24 at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition Àbadakone runs until April 4.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Look for the meeting “spot” on the floor, or ask Visitor Services.

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Christmas Market + tree lighting at the Museum

Be among the first to welcome the holiday season! Join the crowd at the Canadian Museum of History to count down to the lighting of the giant outdoor Christmas tree. There will be Christmas carols, dancing, hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies!

Afterwards, warm up inside the Museum’s Grand Hall, where you’ll find the Christmas Market in full swing. More than 80 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their unique handmade creations and products.

Where

Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

When

Tree lighting ceremony: November 28 at 6 p.m. Christmas Market: November 28 to December 1, Thursday & Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Free coat check. ATM on site.

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Oyster party

We’re in the middle of a month ending in “r”, which means it’s oyster season! Discover different varieties during happy hour at Aux 4 Jeudis.

Where

Café Aux 4 Jeudis, 44 Laval Street, Gatineau

When

November 28 starting at 5 p.m., while supplies last.

Cost

Admission free

Good to know

The oysters will be opened and seasoned to your taste.

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Camp Fortune

Downhill ski season has officially begun, and some of the trails at Camp Fortune are open. Did you know that the ski centre is celebrating its 100th birthday this year?

Where

Camp Fortune, Gatineau Park, 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea

When

Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Pre-season rates

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Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!

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