Submit your Ottawa-based event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-232-9055 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6The 3Ds, Diplomacy, Defence and Development—The National Capital Branch of the CIC presents a speaker event, "The 3Ds, Diplomacy, Defence and Development, Pillars of Foreign Policy: Time for Adjustments?" Speakers will be former Canadian ambassador to the US Derek Burney; former Canadian ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker; and Conservative Senator Hugh Segal. 5:15 p.m. Rideau Room, Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-520-3916 or http://www.onlinecic.org/branches/ottawa
Concert: James McLean—Toronto tenor James McLean and Ottawa pianist Matthew Larkin perform works by Benjamin Britten and others. Presented by Ars Nova. 7:30 p.m.$15-$30. Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 McKay St. www.arsnova.ca
THURSDAY, APRIL 7Turkish Movie Nights: Bal-Honey—A boy's life is changed forever when his father fails to return home from his job collecting honey in the forest. Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu. Turkey, 2010. In Turkish with English subtitles. Presented by the Turkish Canadian Cultural Association. 7 p.m. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 613-789-3456 or www.bytowne.ca
Reading: Frontier Justice—Author Andy Lamey will read from his latest book Frontier Justice: The Global Refugee Crisis and What to do About it? Presented by the Ottawa International Writers Festival. 7 p.m. Free. Collected Works Bookstore, 1242 Wellington St. www.writersfestival.org
Best of the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival—Some of the best environmental documentaries dealing with topics such as water exploitation, climate change and ecosystem protection will be screened at the Best of the Planet Environmental Film Festival. Each screening will be followed by discussions with guest speakers. Runs until April 8. $8-$10. Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ont. http://nature.ca
FRIDAY, APRIL 894th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge—Encounters with Canada, the Army Cadet League and Veterans Affairs Canada present a parade, wreath-laying and candlelight procession in remembrance of the 94th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. April 8, 7 p.m. National War Memorial, Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. www.vac-acc.gc.ca
The Rwanda Initiative Fifth Anniversary Celebration—A reception is being held this evening to mark the Rwanda's Initiative's 5th Anniversary. The program is now part of the broader efforts of the Centre for Media and Transitional Societies at Carleton University. The evening will feature a multimedia exhibition, a silent auction of photographs taken by the PhotoSensitive team, comments from past participants, a dance performance, and remarks by Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire. April 8, 7 p.m. Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons Bldg., Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr. (Photos can be previewed at www.photosensitive.com/drupal/projects/Rwanda) RSVP to email@example.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 9Beijing Dance LDTX—BeijingDance/LDTX perform three works by choreographers including Ma Bo, Li Han-zhong and Liu Bin. April 9, 7:30 p.m. $37.67-$50.58. NAC, 53 Elgin St. 613-947-7000 or www.nac-cna.ca
Japan Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert—The Nepean Concert Band and the Big Soul Project perform in concert to raise funds for Japan Earthquake Relief. 8 p.m. Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. http://www.nepeanconcertband
MONDAY, APRIL 11Orchestre National de France—The Orchestre National de France, conducted by Daniele Gatti, performs works by Debussy and others. 8 p.m. $20.45-$85.33. 613-947-7000 or www.nac-cna.ca
TUESDAY, APRIL 12Taking Stock of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement—On the eve of the seventh round of negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, CIPS at the University of Ottawa and CES at Carleton University present a half-day conference on the economics, business and politics of CETA. The conference is chaired by Geranda Notten and, assistant professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Panelists include Jason Langrish, executive director, Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business, Embassy reporter Anca Gurzu, and former DFAIT chief economist John Curtis, CIGI. 1:15-5:45 p.m. Room 3120, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E. www.cips.uottawa.ca
Salif Keita—Master of West African rhythms Salif Keita brings his brand of Afro-pop music to the capital. Presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $22-$45. Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. http://ottawajazzfestival.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13Screening: Les Secrets—A family living in the servants quarters of a deserted mansion must keep their presence hidden from a young couple who moves into the main house. Directed by Raja Amari. Tunisia, 2009. In Arabic and French with French subtitles. Part of the 9th DiverCiné: A World View of La Francophonie, presented by CFI. 6:30 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca
Screening: Notre Etrangère—A woman goes on a jouney to reconnect with her estranged mother and struggles with what she finds once she arrives. Directed by Sarah Boyain. Burkina Faso, 2010. In French with English subtitles. Part of the 9th DiverCiné: A World View of La Francophonie, presented by CFI. 9 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. www.cfi-icf.ca
Extraordinary Canadians—John Ralston Saul hosts the final instalment of Penguin Canada Extraordinary Canadians series. The evening will feature Charles Foran on Maurice Richard, Vincent Lam on Tommy Douglas, and Andre Pratt on Wilfred Laurier. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-562-1243 or www.writersfestival.org
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