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Submit your Ottawa-based event to or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 Solomon Islands celebrates its National Day. The Solomon Islands gained independence from the UK in 1978. Screening: Agora—A slave in Roman Egypt turns to Christianity in hopes of gaining his freedom, but in the meantime falls in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria. Dir. Alejandro Amenabar. Spain, 2009. 6:45 p.m. $7. Runs until July 8. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St., 613-789-3456 or THURSDAY, JULY 8 Mosaika Sound and Light Show—Mosaika tells the story of Canada's physical, historical and cultural landscapes set against the spectacular background of Parliament Hill. Shows nightly from July 8 to Sept. 12. 613-239-5000 or SATURDAY, JULY 10 The Bahamas celebrates Independence Day. The Bahamas gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1973. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-232-1724. SUNDAY, JULY 11 Mongolia celebrates its National Day. Mongolia gained independence from China in 1921. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-569-3830. Pop Life—Pop Life: Art in a Material World explores the complex relationship between contemporary art, marketing, and the mass media that has evolved since the 1980s. Featuring artists from Andy Warhol to Jeff Koons. Runs until Sept. 19. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ont. MONDAY, JULY 12 Kiribati celebrates its National Day. Kiribati gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. Sao Tome and Principe celebrates National Day. Independence was gained from Portugal in 1975. Vienna Piano Trio 1—One of the world's great piano trios performs in concert, presented by Music and Beyond. 8 p.m. $20-$40. St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St. The festival runs until July 14. TUESDAY, JULY 13 Screening: Rachel—This film documents the life of American peace activist Rachel Corrie and the still-murky events surrounding her death—by an armoured Israeli bulldozer—as she was attempting to prevent the destruction of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip. New footage and interviews bring new clues about her death. Dir. Simone Bitton. With English subtitles. 6:55 p.m. Runs until July 16, check schedule for show times. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456 or Wesli Band—Enjoy an open-air concert with the Wesli Band from Haiti. 7:30 p.m. Free. Place de la Francophonie, 1 Wellington St., Gatineau. Que. 819-243-2300 WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 Gala Closing Concert—Music and Beyond goes out with a bang tonight with the Gala Closing Concert featuring Les Violons du Roy, Vienna Piano Trio and others. 8 p.m. $20-$40. Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. France celebrates its National Day, also known as Bastille Day, which marks the start of the revolution in 1789. Ambassador Francois Delattre and his wife Sophie L'Hélias-Delattre will host a National Day reception at the Embassy of France. By invitation only. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Embassy of France, 42 Sussex Dr. RSVP to 613-562-3746 or

Published: Wednesday, 07/07/2010 12:00 am EDT

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