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Do you love to laugh? Do you love the spontaneous, the wacky, the wild and the completely positive? Then you’re either already a huge fan of improv, or you’re about to be! One of the fastest growing comedic forms in Canada, improv puts performers in the moment, forcing them to grapple with the unexpected and find hilarity behind every corner! And the best place to experience the best of improv is the Ottawa Improv Festival, taking place from February 28 to March 2. Catch some of the best improv performers from around Canada and the world crafting hilarious comedy right before your eyes!


Molly Johnson is one of Canada’s best jazz vocalists. Her smoky voice is transformative, bringing out the incredible beauty of jazz standards and original songs that showcase the emotional core of jazz – aficionados and jazz neophytes alike are drawn to her intimate renditions! On March 1, she will be playing at the Shenkman Arts Centre on her “Meaning to Tell Ya” tour – don’t miss out!


Whether Irish in lineage or in heart, you’re welcome to enjoy the best of St. Patrick’s Day in Ottawa! The morning will feature the St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Ottawa, while in the afternoon and evening the place to be will be at the Ottawa Exhibition Hall for Beau Brewing’s St. Patrick’s Day Party! Wear something green, drink a stout or some other fine malted beverage, and enjoy the best of Celtic music, traditional Irish dancing and more!

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