Royal Visits to Ottawa exhibit
When: Starts Friday
Where: City Hall Art Gallery
The City of Ottawa Archives will highlight its Royal Visits to Ottawa through artifacts, photographs, regal gifts, film footage and memorabilia. The exhibit features visits by royal families from around the world.

Cindy Doire at the Canadian Tulip Festival
When: Saturday, 5 p.m.
Where: Mirror Tent at Major’s Hill Park
This author, composer and interpreter will charm with her soft and spontaneous French songs.

Bicycles for Humanity Bike Drive

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Myers Chevrolet Buick GMC in Kanata, Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC in Barrhaven, Myers Cadillac Chevrolet in Nepean and Belisle Chevrolet Cadillac and Jim Tubman in Ottawa
Bicycles for Humanity is seeking adult-sized mountain and hybrid bikes in working condition, bike tools, repair and patch kits and inner tubes to be shipped to orphanage and healthcare workers in a disadvantaged community in Malawi.

The Amazing Ehnes Plays Prokofiev
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: The National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Mark Wigglesworth conducts the NAC Orchestra and Canadian violin superstar James Ehnes.

A Tribute to the Liberation of the Netherlands and Operation Manna
When: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Where: The Canada Aviation Museum
Veterans, historians and survivors will recount Operation Manna, one of the greatest humanitarian efforts of the Second World War.

Sheep Shearing Festival
When: Saturday to Monday
Where: Canada Agriculture Museum
An expert shearer will give sheep shearing demonstrations several times daily.