The Ottawa Authors and Artisans Fair
More than 45 local authors will display and sell their books. New this year are local artisans selling original crafts, as well as a workshop for writers on Saturday and public tours of the historic building. During the tours, fairgoers will have the opportunity to view part of the university's collection of historic books, some of which are several hundred years old.
Saturday and Sunday, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Avenue.

Third annual winter art sale
The Old Ottawa East Community Activities Group is showcasing the work of local artists. This year the featured artist is Ottawa-born John Jarrett, who took up painting following a career in education. The event is free. Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town Hall, 61 Main St.

Eklavaya is an Indian and Canadian tradition, which has found a home in the nation’s capital. Ekalavya is the story of a hopeful youth yearning for knowledge, and through the dynamic story telling art forms of dance and music these artists strengthen our common Canadian bonds. Friday, 7 p.m. The Shenkman Arts Centre

Mamma Mia!
Audiences are invited to sing and dance-along with Mamma Mia!, a hit movie highlighting the songs of ABBA. Everyone is invited to sing their favorite hit songs such as Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Money, Money, Money, and Take a Chance on Me. There will be prizes for costumes and door prizes. Proceeds from the show will be donated by the Ottawa Family Cinema to families living below the poverty line. Friday, 7 p.m., Ottawa Family Cinema.

Ottawa International Storytelling Festival
The Ottawa International Storytelling Festival is bringing some of the best performers from Canada, the United States and Europe to present four days of dynamic storytelling. Each night will also offer late-night concerts, which will feature performances by storytellers, slam poets, comedians, and musicians, with free refreshments. Friday through Sunday, Mayfair Theatre and Saint Brigid’s Centre.

Luke Doucet
Spectrasonic and present Six Shooter recording artist Luke Doucet and the White Falcon for an intimate show in support of new album Steel City Trawler. Steel City Trawler features intuitive and unique comic book art by the talented David Collier and a steady look at life, love and Hamilton, ON. Friday, 8 p.m., Mavericks at 221 Rideau St.