Great Pumpkin Charity Ball
When: Friday
Where: St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and the Humanities
An event with proceeds going to the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Great Pumpkin Charity Ball will have 600 ghouls and goblins.

Voices About Food
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: The Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Voices About Food has local artists presenting works on the common theme, food.

Astronomy and Space Workshops
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Canada Science and Technology Museum
These workshops feature a new craft activity each month that encourages exploration of science and astronomy, Call 613-991-3035 to register.

Beat Beethoven Run
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.
Where: War Museum
Can you run 4K, 8K or a half marathon faster than the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? The race is a fundraiser for Harvest House.

Jay Z with special guests N.E.R.D

When: Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Place
Grammy-award winning veteran hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, will be performing.

… Young Lady From Rwanda
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Centrepointe Theatre
Sonja Linden’s play tells the story of Juliette, a young Rwandan asylum seeker, and Simon, a middle-aged failing novelist.