Ottawa Listings

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 World Refugee Day—The UN Refugee Agency will hold a variety of events worldwide and will launch a new global awareness campaign. http://www.un.org.en/events/refugeeday/. Screening: Birds Without Borders—The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada presents a screening of a Taiwanese documentary Birds Without Borders: Black-faced Spoonbills. With English subtitles. 12 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. 613-231-4203. Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa— Czech Ambassador Karel Zebrakovsky will discuss the "Shinkansen-Japanese Bullet Train." 6 p.m. Kiki Sushi Bar, 349B Preston St. RSVP to les.kumar@gmail.com and yumikotsuna@hotmail.com. Ottawa Turkish Book Club—The club reads The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. 7 p.m. Kars Community Centre (transportation provided). 613-276-7198 or enginsezen@hotmail.com. THURSDAY, JUNE 21 National Aboriginal Day—Take part in the many events, including the first-ever Indigenous Film and Media Festival, taking place across the country. www.asinabkafestival.org. Brighter Futures for Women and Children: MNCH in Northern Afghanistan—Aga Khan Foundation Canada is hosting a public presentation by Fawad Akbari, public specialist with Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan and Geoffrey Hodgetts of Queen's University. The speakers will discuss the health situation in Northern Afghanistan, and highlight some of the initiatives being undertaken to create a brighter future for women and children. 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr. Seating is limited. To register, visit www.akfc.ca/events. Van Gogh and Japan: Visions of Utopia—Tsukasa Kodera, art historian and professor of art history at Osaka University, will discuss "Van Gogh and Japan: Visions of Utopia." Presented by The Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan. 6 p.m., $5. Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. RSVP to 613-998-8888. International Jazz Festival—The TD Ottawa festival features 10 days of world-class jazz. Artists include Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Ziggy Marley, and John Mayall. June 21 to July 1. $49-$175. Confederation Park. ottawajazzfestival.com. FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Canadian Gharana Festival—A festival featuring Indian dance, music, film, literature and sculpture. June 22, Richcraft Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre; June 23, Centrepointe Studio, Centrepointe Theatre; June 24, Harold Shenkman Hall, Shenkman Arts Centre. www.ShenkmanArts.ca. SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Luxembourg celebrates the birthday of Grand Duke Henry. High Flyin' Diplomat Airplane Tour Day—Diplomat & International Canada Magazine and the ODA present Sky Day 2012. Diplomats and their children, family members, and friends welcome. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., $39. For tickets, call 613-261-3293 or email diploflying@gmail.com. SUNDAY, JUNE 24 India Canada Friendship Circle Lecture—Robert Fox, executive director of Oxfam Canada, will give a talk on "India's Leading Role in Ending Poverty." Presented by the India Canada Friendship Circle. 3-5 p.m. Rockcliffe Park Community Centre, 380 Springfield Rd. www.icfc.ws. MONDAY, JUNE 25 Croatia celebrates its national day. It gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-562-7820. Slovenia celebrates its national day. It gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-565-5781. Mozambique celebrates its independence day. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Madagascar celebrates its independence day. It gained independence from France in 1960. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-567-0505. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Djibouti celebrates its national day. It gained independence from France in 1977. Huang Hai-Dai, King of Taiwanese Puppetry—The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada presents a screening of a Taiwanese documentary Huang Hai-Dai, King of Taiwanese Puppetry. With English subtitles. 12 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. 613-231-4203.

Published: Wednesday, 06/20/2012 12:00 am EDT

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