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THE WEEKENDER: Murder, music, mobiles, and three more ways to fill a February weekend

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

T.S. Eliot’s epic murder mystery hits the stage as part of Third Wall Theatre Company’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Considered to be T.S. Eliot’s greatest dramatic work, the poetic masterpiece tells the story of the slaying of Thomas Becket, The Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century. This staged reading, with a cast of 12, is staged at the Glebe-St.James United Church. The Glebe-St. James choir adds music. Friday, Feb. 25. 8 p.m. $40. 650 Lyon St. S. 613-236-1425. www.thirdwall.com

 

 

 

 

Work by Vince is at La Petite Mort Gallery for one week

 

ONE WEEK STAND WITH VINCE (FREE!)

Born in 1978, Quebec artist Vince took up Fine Arts at the University of Québec in Montréal — while working as a trucker. He worked and studied – a trucker and an arts student – for five years, until he completed his B.A. in Fine Arts. His work has been featured in several exhibitions in recent years, including Montreal, New York, Shanghai, and Miami. You can check him out at La Petite Mort Gallery. Friday, Feb. 25 to Friday, March 4. 306 Cumberland St., 613-860-1555.www.lapetitemortgallery.com

TRENDS IN DESIGN

Let the weekend start early. Condo owners take note! HGTV commentator Elaine Cecconi of Cecconi Simone Interiors talks “small design” as part of Urban Capital’s Trends in Design series of design lectures. In this evening talk, Cecconi discusses how we have adapted our design thinking to small spaces over the past decade — and where we might be headed next. Thursday, Feb. 24. 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. event. $20. 453 Macleod St. at Bank. www.urbancapital.ca

SPINS & NEEDLES

The city’s favourite craft and DJ night is back with its first event of the new year! Swing by the Kent Street Legion and whip up some ski lodge decor with friends, while enjoying the beats and a drink. The craft projects include portable fireplaces and snowflake mobiles. All supplies are included in the admission price. Friday, Feb. 25. 8 p.m. $8. 330 Kent St. at Somerset St. W. www.spinsandneedles.com

HARRY MANX

Sit back and enjoy Harry Manx’s mix of Deep South Blues and Indian ragas. The “Mysticssippi” blues man is renowned for his layered, musical stories. Saturday, Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m. $$32-$42. NAC Theatre, 53 Elgin St., 613-755-1111. www.nac-cna.ca

COWGUYS & CRUSH IMPROV

Take the kids to the Mayfair Theatre for a show that’s sure to delight. Ottawa improv kingpins Crush Improv join forces with the beloved Cowguys for a 90 minute scorcher of a show with comedy, juggling, and improvised theatre all rolled into one. Saturday, Feb. 26. 1 p.m. $5.  www.mayfairtheatre.ca

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