Going Out

HEADS UP – “You want the moon? Just say the word…”

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What’s going on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Popscope
George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life had a thought on bringing the moon closer to Earth; Popscope has another. The urban movement aims to reconnect a variety of communities to the night sky — and to each other — through a series of free, pop-up astronomy nights held in public spaces. Not every city dweller has a telescope nor does every student have an equal opportunity to become an astronaut. On Thursday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., head to the National Gallery of Canada to take a peek through their telescopes and visit (for free) the art galleries.
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr.

Hollywood: The Epics
When it comes to musical scores in films, who can deny the dread conjured by John Williams’s iconic Imperial March (known to most as Darth Vader’s theme) or the sense of adventure stirred by The Fellowship, Howard Shore’s sweeping piece from The Lord of the Rings?
In Hollywood: The Epics, Pops conductor Jack Everly leads the orchestra in selections from such familiar  films as Ben-Hur, The Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Star Wars, and others. The first performance is on Thursday, Nov. 12, with two more on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets from $25.
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, 53 Elgin St., 866-850-2787