The 10th Annual Chicks’mas Bash
When: Friday
Where: The Velvet Room, 62 1/2 York St.
This women’s only charity fundraising social was created to raise funds for the Harmony House, a second-stage shelter for abused women and children.

Cows in Spaces and Places
When: Friday, 7–10 p.m.
Where: DALESMITHGALLERY, 137 Beechwood Ave.
At the free opening reception – which features new paintings by Ottawa artist Pat Fyfe – everyone is invited to meet the artist.

The Downchild Blues Band
When: Friday
Where: National Arts Centre
Downchild celebrates it’s anniversary in style, with special friends — including Blues Brother and movie icon Dan Aykroyd and many more.

Wheels, Wings and Waves LEGO?Contest

When: Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 12 or under who are eager to show their LEGO creations will enjoy this surprise event. To register, call 613-993-8109.

Wajdi Mouawad in conversation with Thomas Ostermeier

When: Friday, noon
Where: National Arts Centre Studio
This free event, which is held in French, is a rare opportunity to meet arguably one of the most creative and influential German artists of his generation.

Radio City Xmas Spectacular

When: Sunday, 7 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Place
This beloved holiday show starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes will hit the stage in Ottawa for the first time ever.

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