The National Capital Opera Society Brian Law Opera Scholarship Competition
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave.
Six Ottawa-area finalists will each perform three arias from operas that include Le Nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Fille du Régiment, Faust, Carmen, Samson et Dalila, Eugene Onegin, and Candide. There are $8,500 in prizes available.

Saskatchewan Roughrider Fans watch the CFL West Division Final
Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Arrow and Loon, 99 Fifth Ave.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are hosting the West Final for the first time in 33 years. Devoted fans will gather to show their “Rider Pride” as the green Riders march toward the club’s fourth Grey Cup in 99 years.

Orpheus Musical Society’s Little Women
Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Centrepoint Theatre
Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women focuses on the four March sisters and their beloved Marmee at home in Concord, Massachusetts, while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War.

The Listener
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Where: National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
In the first TD Canada Trust Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra concert of the NAC’s 40th Anniversary season, Boris Brott, Principal Youth and Family Conductor, welcomes special guests the Magic Circle Mime Company. The Listener is a one-hour bilingual concert offers fun-filled audience participation, and entertaining storytelling.

2nd Annual Autumn Gala Dinner Dance and Auction
Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Sala San Marco
Help Breast Cancer Action raise funds so it can continue to assist local women. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. For more info, visit

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Starts Friday
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton University
Carleton University’s Sock ‘N’ Buskin Theatre Company opens its 66th season with Tom Stoppards’ Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. This absurdist tragicomedy follows the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, courtiers of Prince Hamlet. Tickets are available at the door.

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