Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8Screening: Restrepo—For this documentary, journalists Sebastian Jünger and filmmaker Tim Hetherington embedded with an army unit in a treacherous area of war-torn Afghanistan. Dir. Tim Heatherington and Sebastian Junger. US, 2010. 7:15 p.m. Runs until Sept. 12. Check schedule for show times. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea celebrates its National Day. It was declared a democratic people's republic in 1948.
Vernissage: Colour, Texture, Freedom—Mexican Ambassador Francisco Barrio and the Ottawa School of Art present an exhibition of works by various artists commemorating the Bicentenary of the Independence of Mexico. Vernissage, 6-8 p.m. Runs until Oct. 3. Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St. 613-341-7471 or www.artottawa.ca
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11Turandot—Opera Lyra presents the fantastical tale of the beautiful yet ruthless Princess Turandot and the young suitor who is bewitched by her. Runs until Sept.18, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 and up. National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St. www.nac-cna.ca
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12Latin American Parade—The parade will go down Wellington Street past Parliament Hill and wind up at City Hall where you can find Latin American food and entertainment, soccer demos and more. 2 p.m. Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. E.
Vernissage: Shirley Mancino—Ottawa artist Shirley Mancini showcases some new works from her travels in Asia. Join the artist for coffee and snacks. 2-4 p.m. Runs until Sept. 30. Francesco's Coffee Company, 857A Bank St. 613-273-2984
MONDAY, SEPT. 13Meet and Greet—Come and meet Zuhra Bahman-Ludin, spouse of Afghan Ambassador Jawed Ludin, and learn more about some of her projects and goals while posted in Canada. She will introduce Afghan art dealer and charity organizer Rameen Javid, who will give an illustrated presentation on current trends in contemporary Afghan art. 2-3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Contact: Khalid Khosraw at 613-563-4223 or email@example.com
The New European Parliament—The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and the Delegation of the European Union to Europe present a talk with Dr. Jerzy Busek, president of the European Parliament, on "The New European Parliament in a Strengthened Transatlantic relationship. 2:45-4 p.m. Senate Room, 6th floor, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1155 Col. By Dr. 613-520-2600 ext. 1179. RSVP to September13Presentation@carleton.ca
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14Cold War Cinema—Adapted from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, The Road is a tale of survival about a man and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dir. John Hillcoat. France, 2009. 7 p.m. $8. Presented by the Diefenbunker. Diefenbunker, 3911 Carp Rd. (613) 839-0007 or www.diefenbunker.ca
Screening: Crossing—Crossing is the first major independent film to capture the dire situation of North Korean refugees and North Korea's denial of human rights. Presented by the Free Thinking Film Society. 7 p.m., $20. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregorian Chant and Choral Music Classes Open House—Join Lawrence Harris for a lively hour of music, and learn about our fall classes and events. 8 p.m. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. 613-567-7729.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15Costa Rica celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Spain in 1821. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at (613) 562-2855.
El Salvador celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at (613) 238-2939.
Guatemala celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at (613) 233-7237.
Honduras celebrates its National Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613) 233-8900.
Nicaragua celebrates its Independence Day. It also gained independence from Spain in 1821.
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