Submit your Ottawa-based event to email@example.com or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16Bahrain celebrates its National Day. It gained independence from the UK in 1971.
BCCTC Holiday Gathering—The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce invites you to warm up with some Welsh whisky and pub fare at their holiday gathering. 7:30 p.m. Parliament Pub, 101 Sparks St. RSVP to Gareth_Jones@Celticonnect.com
FRIDAY, DEC. 18The Good News of Christmas—The Metropolitain Bible Church invites you to its annual holiday concert, "The Good News of Christmas." Dec. 18, 7 p.m. and Dec. 20, 6 p.m. The Metropolitain Bible Church, 2716 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, Ont. www.metbiblechurch.ca
CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil—CRUDE is a documentary that chronicles the high-stakes epic battle to hold Chevron (formerly Texaco) accountable for its systematic contamination of the Ecuadorian rainforest—an environmental tragedy experts call the "Amazon Chernobyl." Dir. Joe Berlinger. US, 2009. Dec. 18-20 & 22, 7 p.m. $5-$9. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St. http://CrudeTheMovie.com
Unmistaken Child— Geshe Lama Konchog, a venerable Nepalese monk, dies, and one of his disciples, Tenzin Zopa, searches high and low for his master's reincarnation. Dir. Nali Baratz. Netherlands, 2008. 7 p.m. Runs until Dec. 22. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456; www.bytowne.ca
SATURDAY, DEC. 19Christmas Gala Dinner & Dance—The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Ottawa presents its Christmas gala dinner and dance with guest speaker professor Joanne St. Lewis and music by the Nepean Panharmonics Steel Ensemble. 6:30 p.m. $60. Hampton Inn Conference Centre, 100 Coventry Rd. 613-842-8542 or 613-834-1718.
SUNDAY, DEC. 20Chorus Ecclesiae Christmas Concert—Chorus Ecclesiae and the Symposium Choir, directed by Lawrence Harris, present their annual Christmas concert of carols and Gregorian chant. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. $15. Cloister of the Dominican Convent, 96 Empress Ave. 613-567-7729.
MONDAY, DEC. 21The Young Victoria—A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. Looks like a must for fans of the period/costume drama. Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée. UK, 2009. 6:45 p.m. Runs until Jan. 7. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456; www.bytowne.ca
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23Japan celebrates its National Day. The date is determined by the present Emperor's birthdate. Emperor Akihito was born on this date in 1933. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-241-8541.
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