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Mix of Six: Dec. 10 - 12

Metro picks this weekend's best events.

Concert
Home for the Holidays

The Balconies, Kellylee Evans and John Carroll are joined by CBC hosts Kathleen Petty, Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Adrian Harewood.

The hosts may even share some surprising hidden talents.

Tickets are $20 at Vertigo Records, The Ottawa Folklore Centre and Collected Works.
Sunday, 7 p.m., The Bronson Centre.

Astronomy
Stonehedge’s Seasons of the Sun

What is a solstice?

Ancient druids knew, and you will as well when you make your very own model of the circle of stones known as Stonehenge.

Also, check out the inflatable planetarium and the Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory.

Friday, 7 p.m., Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Memorial
Beechwood’s Annual Christmas Concert

This is a candlelight vigil to remember loved ones. The event consists of music by the Chorum Chamber Choir and a tree-lighting ceremony.

Bring your own ornament to place on the tree in remembrance.

Event and parking are free, but held outdoors, so dress warmly.

Sunday, 6 p.m., Beechwood Cemetery.

Theatre
Vimy, by Vern Thiessen

Tickets are still available for final performances of this NAC English Theatre production.

Vimy stars Nicolas Di Gaetano, John Doucet, Jonathan Eliot Koensgen, Kevin Loring, James Stuart Macdonald and Katie Swift.

Tickets are $45.

Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., National Arts Centre.

Kids’ Concert
Splash ‘n’ Boots

Hailed “the U2 of children’s music”, “the Canadian Wiggles” and “a cross between the Barenaked Ladies and Raffi,” the award-winning duo makes its National Capital debut.

Tickets are $15, with proceeds going to the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation.

Saturday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue).

Concert
European Union Christmas Concert

The Delegation and the Diplomatic Missions of the Member States of the European Union invite you to enjoy a performance of heavenly Christmas carols .

Choirs include Calixa Lavallé, Christ Church Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Ottawa Children’s Choir. Admission is free.

Friday, 7:00 p.m. Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

 
 
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