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The storied performers of Journey delight fans with powerful guitar, catchy hooks, and virtuosic singing. Lead singer Arnel Pineda's octave-smashing range combines with guitarist Neal Schon's monumental chords and the musical teamwork of Ross Valory's bass, Jonathan Cain's keyboard, and Deen Castronovo's drums, creating tuneful tapestries that inspire ears like a stirring soliloquy from a bald eagle. Touring in support of its new album, Eclipse, the band is able to draw upon an aural arsenal that includes hits such as "Don’t Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," and "Faithfully." The power balladeers of Night Ranger supplement the sonic revelry with their own swelling melodies and dueling guitars.

53 Elgin St S
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The National Arts Centre is one of Canada's only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts emporiums, showcasing more than 100 performances a year. In Hymn of Praise, Bach interpreter Simone Dinnerstein performs a Baroque keyboard concerto, along with Mendelssohn's choral masterpiece, giving audiences a performance that enlightens the eardrums. The seats are located in either the orchestra or mezzanine sections of Southam Hall, offering Groupon buyers a great vantage point from which to enjoy this historically-based performance. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

53 Elgin Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Celebrating his 20th season at the lectern of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, conductor and music director David Currie conducts his musicians through exquisite interpretations of new and classic work from the symphonic repertoire. The evening's euphonies kick off with Toronto native Steven Gellman's Jaya Overture, whose stirring marches represent Tibet's struggle for freedom and tempt band members to show off their steps in the aisle. Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite tells the comically overwrought tale of an imaginary aristocratic officer, accidentally created by a paperwork error in imperial Russia. The program finishes off with Stravinsky's Petrushka Suite, which was adapted from a ballet about a puppet come to life and features dazzling arpeggios and tumultuous trumpet fanfares that thrill audiences and leave supersonic-hearing batpeople unimpressed.

53 Elgin Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The intimate venue known today as City Theatre opened its doors in 1993 as the Second City Detroit. Renamed in 2004, the space still hews to the comedy troupe’s mission with a packed schedule of thigh-slapping theatrical performances. The stage is located inside the Hockeytown Café, where the entertainment is supplemented by a menu of beer, buffalo wings, and deep-fried pucks.

53 Elgin Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA