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Mix of Six: Dec. 17 - 19

Metro picks this weekend's best events.

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene will be adding a second show due to an overwhelming demand from Ottawa fans.

Both shows will benefit the Ottawa Food Bank and audience members are asked to donate non-perishable food items at the doors of the event to be entered into a draw to win a Broken Social Scene prize package. Tickets are $32.50 at ticketmaster.ca.

Friday, 7 p.m., Bronson Centre Theatre.

Bouillon with Marie-Josée Lord

The award-winning Haitian-born soprano, Marie-Josée Lord, will be the star performer for the opening of the 2010-2011 Cathedral Arts concert series.

Lord, who grew up in Montreal, has been thrilling audiences in Quebec and Europe and her Bouillon program has been described as a “gourmet recital.”

Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased at cathedralarts.com.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa.

The Nutcracker

Ballet Jörgen Canada will be returning to Ottawa with The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition.
The production will set the holiday classic against a Canadian backdrop with scenes of a magnificent Ontario winter. Tickets range from $39 to $49 and are available at balletjorgencanada.ca.

Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Centrepointe Theatre and the Shenkman Centre.

Ready to Roll

Learn the technology behind what gets cars moving and construct your own car and race it down the museum’s track.

Visitors will also get a chance to meet an OPP officer and learn how the police adapted the car for their work.

Current and future drivers can test their driving knowledge and meet staff from Ontario Students against Drunk Driving.

Saturday, 10 a.m., Canada Science and Technology Museum

The Stairwell Carollers

The Stairwell Carollers will put on a show directed by Pierre Massie of haunting or spirited carols featuring carolers singing a capella in six languages, followed by a reception.

Through ticket and CD sales, the choir raise funds for an annual scholarship for graduating high school students going on to pursue music studies at a Canadian university.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eglise Marie-Médiatrice/St. Frère André.

Avah’s Christmas Trunk Show

Due to high demand, Avah’s Boutique will launch a Christmas trunk show for those looking for the hottest trends in women’s footwear or the perfect Christmas gift.

Guests will enjoy wine and food, as well as music, while they browse the new collection of some of the season’s hottest shoes at discount prices. Cover is $10 for those not on the guest list.

Saturday, 7 p.m., upper lobby of The Arc Hotel

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