at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
June 22 to 28, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.
Classical Superstars of Tomorrow
Friday, June 26
Tomorrow’s classical music superstars will gather in Ottawa for three weeks of training with Pinchas Zukerman as part of the National Arts Centre Young Artist Programme. Come and hear these exceptionally talented young musicians from Canada and beyond as they perform some of the finest chamber music.
In partnership with the National Arts Centre.
Mythic Kite Wars
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Cascades Salon and Waterfall Court
Performance is weather permitting
It’s a battle of the beasts on the Museum’s Waterfall Court! Join kite experts from Vent en Fête for a dazzling aerodynamic performance. Take part in a kite-making workshop from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. and watch your very own imaginary creature take to the skies. This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mythic Beasts: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.
James Houston Film Premiere
Sunday, June 28
4 p.m. (English only)
Free tickets are available a the Box Office
Join us for the Ottawa premiere of James Houston: The Most Interesting People You Could Ever Meet, directed by James Houston’s son John, an award winning, Halifax-based film director. The film will be introduced by John Houston and Cape Dorset’s Jimmy Manning, an Inuk photographer and former art advisor to the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. A discussion follows the film.
Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company
No Power Greater by Lib Spry
Thursday at 5 p.m. (French) and 6:30 p.m. (English)
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (French) and 3 p.m. (English)
No Power Greater will plunge you into the middle of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Meet strike leader Mrs. Helen Armstrong and three young men with very different opinions on the strike. Duration: 25 minutes.
Beaveriffic by Stephanie Burchell and Dramamuse
Every day except Wednesdays
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
In this Dramamuse play for families, you’ll meet Castor Canadensis, the famous beaver who appeared on the first Canadian stamp. Join this Three Penny Beaver for exciting stories about the stamps displayed in the exhibition Her Majesty’s Stamps, presented by Canada Post.
Canadian Children’s Museum