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Since its Toronto location opened in 1976, Yuk Yuk's has been a collective launching pad for such comedy heavyweights as Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, and Russell Peters. All of Yuk Yuk's laugh-establishments invite seasoned jokesters and up-and-coming comedians to their stages every weekend for up to four days of high hilarity and three nights of cozy lodging atop their cocktail tables. Many Yuk Yuk's locations offer drinks, dinner, or bar fare during the show, but those interested in dining should contact their club of choice to find out about reservations.
379 Preston Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA
Although those who wear masks typically do so to hide their identities, the players of Odyssey Theatre do so to transform altogether. They use disguises to play up archetypal roles, from the ruddy cheeks of a comic foil to the wide eyes of a performer who has forgotten his lines. In the summer, they don their faces under the stars in Stathcona Park, priming audiences for theatrical revelry with the open air and neighboring Rideau River.
2 Daly Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA
The chefs at Fare Blend believe good things take time. That's why they deliberately stew, season, and marinate chicken, fish, and beef before assembling the victuals into african suya, ata dindin, and other international dishes. Fortunately for diners, Fare Blend combines its upscale cuisine with international melodies. Located inside a cozy turn-of-the-century home filled with local and international decor, the restaurant successfully sets the stage for its musical entertainment. Guests savour the restaurant's global cuisine while performers and music producers, such as Bill Campbell of World Sounds UK, serenade them.
337 Somerset St. W
Ottawa,
ON
CA
When Nail Erdogan and his wife Chantal opened Topkapi Turkish Restaurant, they dedicated it to Nail's father, Raif. The elder Erdogan opened the first Topkapi restaurant in 1974, where he would use the vertical spit of his prized doner-kebab machine to slowly turn marinated lamb and beef and then carve the tender meat off as needed. The dish is just one of the authentic Turkish specialties at Nail and Chantal's version of Topkapi. Adding to the cultural experience, the couple occasionally books belly dancers for mealtime performances and hosts open-mic menu readings.
484 Preston St.
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
Conceived by Cliff E. Lee Choreography Award–winner Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia weaves the tragic tale of Russia's mysterious grand duchess with movements both elegant and urgent. Beginning with the heroine's youth in the imperial court, the ballet paints an arresting portrait of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and a fictionalized account of her disappearance after the murder of her family in 1918.
245 Centrum Boulevard
Ottawa,
ON
CA
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