Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – January 28 to February 3, 2008

January 23, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – January 28 to February 3, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, January 23, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Kim Barlow: Luckyburden Songs and Film
Thursday, January 31, 2008
7:30 p.m.

There is great warmth, wit and wisdom coming from the Yukon, all bundled up in Kim Barlow’s songs. This multimedia concert revolves around work, love and mixed blessings in Keno City, a Yukon mining town. Tickets $15, available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges).

Printmaking Workshop: Discover Monoprints
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Noon to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon

Be inspired by Daphne Odjig’s visual style and create an original monoprint during this special workshop for all ages. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Living in Space
Opening on Saturday, February 2, 2008
Kaleidoscope Gallery

This new exhibition will let you embark on a fantastic journey to the International Space Station. You will become a crewmember to explore the challenges people face and the cooperation they need to live, work and play in outer space! Runs until April 27, 2008. Developed by The Children’s Museum of Memphis for the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative.

Living in Space: Opening Weekend Activities
Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for a series of fun activities in conjunction with the out-of-this-world exhibition Living in Space. Design a robot, learn how to recognize constellations in the sky, find out how the Canadarm® works, enjoy great space-related activities and more with Space Robotics Design Engineer Lindsay E. Evans and the Laval Cosmodôme’s Space Science expert, Yves Sévigny.

The Nightingale
Saturday, February 2, 2008
1 p.m. (English)

Presented by Rag and Bone Theatre. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Nightingale tells the story of a small bird who teaches a great emperor the value of true friendship and the simple things in life. In ancient China, the Emperor has everything, but he must choose between a mechanical clockwork nightingale studded with jewels, and a real nightingale whose song brings tears to his eyes. With exotic music, colourful puppets, storytelling and acting, The Nightingale is a highly imaginative, 60-minute production that will charm audiences ages 5 and up. Tickets $10, available through the Festival office at 613-241-0999, or at the door. In partnership with the Ottawa International Children’s Festival.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

X-treme Post goes to the Dogs!
Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Winterlude and our postal heritage with this workshop for the whole family! Create a unique and beautiful piece of mail and send it to your family or friends via the dogsled team waiting outside! Sponsored by Canada Post.


Film: The Three Dumas
Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. (French with English subtitles