WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Des Vents Contraires—Paul still suffers terrible anxiety nearly a year after his beloved wife Sarah disappeared suddenly without a trace and without warning. He now lives alone with his two young children. Why not re-start his life from zero and move back with his kids to his home town of Saint-Malo? Director, Jalil Lespert. France, 2011. Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. 7 p.m. Various show times, check schedule. 613-789-3456 or www.bytowne.ca.
Art in Daily Life: Essential or Irrelevant? Who decides? Who pays? Who cares?—The National Gallery's CEO Marc Mayer and art critic Sarah Milroy will face-off against the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Executive Director Stephen Borys and the Globe and Mail's Kate Taylor. The moderator will be Carol Off, CBC radio host for As it Happens, and provocateurs will include Peter Simpson of the Ottawa Citizen and others. Presented by the Walrus and the National Gallery of Canada. May 2, 7 p.m. Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Ave. Tickets at 613-998-8888.
Hot Docs Live—Hot Docs Live presents two premiere screenings in 35 theatres across Canada: China Heavyweight, directed by Yung Chang, and Indie Game: The Movie, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot. Interactive discussions with the filmmakers and special guests will be simulcast from the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Dr. www.hotdocs.ca/festival/hot_docs_live.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
Poland celebrates its national day. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-789-0468.
World Press Freedom Day—World Press Freedom Day was declared in 1993 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. www.unac.org.
World Press Freedom Awards Luncheon—The theme of this year's World Press Freedom Awards Luncheon is "Free Expression Under Siege." The discussion will be moderated by Don Newman, former Parliamentary editor, CBC News. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom will announce the winner of the 14th Press Freedom Award and the winners of the 13th International Editorial Cartoon Competition on the theme "Power to the People: Citizens and Social Media." 11:30 a.m., $55. NAC Panorama Room, 53 Elgin St. 613-233-1699 ext. 6229 or www.ccwpf-cclpm.ca.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence—Guest speaker Joshua Rovner, US Naval War College, will discuss "Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence." Presented by CIPS at the University of Ottawa. May 4, 12 p.m. Free. Room TBT083, Tabaret Bldg, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St. www.cips.uottawa.ca.
Dutch National Remembrance Day—A ceremony will be held today to commemorate the suffering of the Dutch people under Nazi occupation and to pay homage to the sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers who died helping to liberate the Netherlands. 1:45 p.m. Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave. http://www.dutchmissions.com.
Austrian Cultural Forum Concert—The Austrian Cultural Forum presents electronic singer/songwriter Florian Kmet. 7 p.m. Free. Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Square. 613-789-1444 ext. 26; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Justice Summit 2012—Ottawa's faith community gathers for the Justice Summit to learn about modern day human slavery and how they can take action in their communities and churches to combat it. Guest speakers include Conservative MP Joy Smith, Rev. Jamie McIntosh, International Justice Mission Canada. May 5, $20. Metropolitan Bible Church, 2176 Prince of Wales. www.thejusticesummit.ca.
Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala—Canadian actor Colm Feore will host this year's Governor General's Performing Arts Awards 20th Anniversary Gala. Janina Fialkowska, Paul-André Fortier, Denis Marleau, Deepa Metha, Rush and Mary Walsh have all been named the 2012 laureates of the GGPAA Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. May 5. National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. www.nac-cna.ca.
MONDAY, MAY 7
Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibition—The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada presents its ongoing photo exhibition "Taiwan Sublime." The exhibition comprises four series of photographs taken by famous Taiwanese photographers who have criss-crossed Taiwan and its small sister islands with the aim of capturing on film its natural and human wonders. Runs until May 31 at the Stittsville Branch Public Library; runs from May 10-31 at the Blackburn Hamlet Public Library. 613-231-4203.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Empty Space Finale—Third Wall Theatre presents the final installment of its Empty Space Series. The evening's programming includes a reading of some Oscar Wilde short stories as well as its Go Loco! Go Local! Silent auction. May 9, 7:30 p.m., $25. Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. For tickets, call 613-236-1425 or online at www.thirdwall.com/tickets.
Published: Wednesday, 05/02/2012 12:00 am EDT
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