Mysterioso: Music and Magic
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
The fifth CTV Pops concert of the NAC’s 40th anniversary season, principal Pops conductor Jack Everly leads the NAC Orchestra and guest artists, along with award-winning illusionist/magician Joseph Gabriel.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble with The Recipe
When: Friday, 9 p.m.
Where: Ritual Nightclub, 137 Besserer St.
Blending the better parts of jazz, hip hop, reggae, rock, and soul, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble weave walls of massive, bouncy harmonies into a completely new sound they call “Now Music.”

Gord Bamford
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr.
Gord Bamford, who was nominated for single of the year, songwriter of the year, CMT video of the year and male artist of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Cuff The Duke and Huron
When: Friday, 9 p.m.
Where: Maverick’s
Cuff The Duke (Toronto country/roots) and Huron (Hamilton rock’n’roll, Latent recs) perform at this 19+ show.

The Circus is in Town!
When: All weekend
Where: Canadian Museum of Civilization
Learn skills, including clowning, artistic expression, poi and hula hoop performance, juggling, plate spinning, mime and puppeteering.

The Ottawa Go Green Expo
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: Lansdowne Park
The Ottawa Go Green Expo is a two-day event featuring hundreds of exhibitors, all dedicated to providing information, products and services that can help Ottawa residents live greener lifestyles.