A weekend of memories, music and an enchanted art show
Love letters from the war and an art show to escape into are on this weekend's list
Love letters from the trenches and Haydn's powerful Mass in Time of War are on tap for this Remembrance Day weekend and an artistic diversion into a magical animal kingdom are among this weekend's events.
Love in wartime
"When he enlisted, he came across Canada on a train and stopped in North Bay and threw a little card on the platform which said 'Any girl find this, please write to Pte. Dave Reeves in France." said Reeves.
An enduring love was born through the exchange of letters and photographs, and the pair were married after the war ended.
Somewhere in France: Love letters from the trenches, a multimedia performance featuring Seventeen Voyces, actors and photographs, pays tribute to that enduring love forged during the turbulence of wartime.
Also on the bill, Hadyn's masterwork Mass in Time of War will be performed by 40 voices, including soloists and a full orchestra. Haydn composed the work in 1796, at a time when Austria was preparing for war.
WHERE: St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
COST: Adults: $30, Students: $20 and Military/Veterans: $15. Tickets can be purchase in advance here.
Where the Wild Things Are
Mosley is a local artist, carpenter and custom house builder whose love of nature was nurtured at the family cottage and trips along the Ottawa River.
WHERE: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd.
WHEN: A Rebellious Nature runs until Nov. 26.
Get on Up!
This one is for night owls who like to bust a move right into morning.
Bust a groove at an all-vinyl dance party as DJ BreakThru a.k.a. Jeff de Valk, spins disco, Motown and soul hits at Bar Robo in Chinatown. Get down and boogie to the best of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and more.
WHERE: Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St. W.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 p.m to 2 a.m.
COST: Admission is free.