Want to do something special to celebrate Family Day (February 17) and to make February 2014 memorable? There are tons of great local options. Here are just a couple of them:
The Flying Canoe at the Shenkman
See a live theatre performance. Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre presents The Flying Canoe at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Shows are Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, February 17 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. You’ll get to know Canada’s first Francophones in this showcase of the stories, culture, and music of the voyageurs, loggers, trappers and farm families whose humour, imagination and courage helped shape our country.
A well-known French Canadian tale, The Flying Canoe, La Chasse-Galerie was published in 1900 by Honoré Beaugrand. It’s the centrepiece of this play about the myths, legends, and daily life in early French Canada.
The grownups will enjoy the early film footage and the traditional music. The kids will love to see the fun action. For details and tickets, see www.ragandbone.ca.
Family-friendly magic at Centrepointe
Believe it or not, the world’s top ranked comedy magician is appearing (* poof! *) at Centrepointe Theatre Friday, February 28. Mac King, the family-friendly headliner from Las Vegas’s Mac King Comedy Magic Show, is bringing his entertaining mix of wit and tricks to Ottawa for one night only. 7:30 p.m. Since beginning his full-time one-man show in 2000, King has performed in over an astonishing 6,760 shows to more than one million audience members at the main showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas. And he insists that no two live shows are alike with audiences always bringing something new and unique to the mix. Expect a spectacular show with lots of surprises in store! From goldfish to fig newtons, from card tricks to magical camping trips – Mac King is sure to keep you entertained and amused. He’s even got a couple of new tricks to share with Centrepointe’s audience, never before seen outside of Vegas! King’s live show has been touted as a family friendly ‘must-see’ in Las Vegas, securing himself a place on the strip and in the hearts of locals and tourists alike.