Looking for some fun on the town? Check out these great options:
Torchlight Too: Hal & Falstaff
A Company of Fools is presenting an indoor show, Torchlight Too: Hal & Falstaff. Adapted and directed by Margo MacDonald, it’s touring to different theatres across the city in September. This production, set in an old attic, will explore themes of rebellion, betrayal, responsibility and the journey from wayward youth to responsible adult. The 2013 Torchlight company includes Simon Bradshaw, JohnDoucet, Melanie Karin, Matthew John Lundvall, Geoff McBride and Katie Ryerson. Using found objects and costume pieces pulled from the attic debris around them, they will tell the tale of Hal & Falstaff. Costume, set and puppet design are by Vanessa Imeson and fight direction is by Craig Shackleton. Performances are at the Shenkman Richcraft Studio through September 15 and at Centrepointe Studio from September 17 to 22. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For details, see fools.ca.
Experience Nature Nocturne
Experience the Canadian Museum of Nature in a whole new way September 20. For starters, this visit to the museum at 240 McLeod Street will take place at night. And, better yet, it will involve a night on the town. Called Nature Nocturne, its an exciting after-hours affair that combines a dance party with gallery visits and interactive art experiences. Since January, thousands of people have flocked to the museum to be part of the unique local happening. Last month, the Canadian Museum of Nature and Canada Aviation and Space Museum joined forces to present a STAR WARS™ Identities themed party. This month’s adults-only event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 each, with tax included. Food and beverages are sold separately. It is highly recommended that people purchase their tickets in advance, either online at nature.ca/nocturne or at the door.
Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians
Don’t miss the chance to get an “inside scoop” about some fascinating, larger-than-life characters. The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s exhibition Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians welcomes people to explore unimagined or little-known aspects of 59 prominent personalities who left their mark on their times. Bringing together more than one hundred paintings, photographs and drawings, as well as artifacts, Double Take offers visitors the opportunity to take another, closer look at some renowned individuals who shaped the history of our nation. Organized and circulated by Library and Archives Canada, this exhibition runs through October 14 at the museum at 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau. Through October 14, museum hours are Monday to Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. See www.civilization.ca for details.