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WEEKENDER: Cool off this weekend with Angela Hewitt, Stefan Thompson, Charlie Chaplin, and other artists

ANGELA HEWITT RECORDS MOZART WITH THE NAC ORCHESTRA
As part of the NAC Orchestra Summer Concert Series, listen to this poetic orchestral work that forms a perfect summer picture. Canadian virtuosa Angela Hewitt performs solos in works by Sibelius, while conductor Hannu Lintu leads the orchestra. It’s atmospheric music that illuminates the mystery of Sibelius’s world. $29. July 18-19 7:30 p.m. National Arts Centre. www.nac-cna.ca

The Stefan Thompson mural at Wall Space Gallery, in progress earlier this week. Photo courtesy Wall Space Gallery.

NIGHT LIGHT MASQUERADE WITH STEFAN THOMPSON
Imagine Wall Space Gallery transformed into a world of graffiti culture, all guests dressed for a masquerade party. This is what’s happening as local artist Stefan Thompson leads a crew of young talent in this one-night-only event. There will be digital art, projections, live mural painting, and, of course, music! If you have time in the days leading up to the event, stop by the gallery to see the development and evolution of a large mural on-site. $5. Friday, July 19. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd. www.wallspacegallery.ca

CANDLELIGHT MOVIE NIGHT
Charlie Chaplin is one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, and you’ll find out why as the Algonquin College Public Relations program provides an outdoor showing of “The Kid.” By attending, you will also be supporting Candlelighters in their work helping families who have a child with cancer. It’s all part of Algonquin’s Be a Night Light campaign, which aims to raise funds for, and awareness off, the goals of Candlelighters. By donation. Saturday, July 20. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 30 Woodfield Dr. www.beanightlight.com

MOTEL RAPHAEL
This Montreal-based indie pop folk band has only been together for just over a year, but have had the pleasure of performing at some top festivals, including Pop Montreal and the Montreal Fringe Festival. Join the ridiculousness as they perform with The Hated Sons and Three Little Birds. Friday, July 19. 9:00 p.m. Mercury Lounge, 56 ByWard Market Square. www.mercurylounge.com

RECONNECT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES ON THE OTHER SIDE
A unique event, presented by Reconnect to it, sees gifted intuitive and medium Alain Jean-Baptiste select attendees at random from the audience. Participants will have the opportunity to reconnect with a loved one, ask them a question, or deliver a message you’ve always wanted to communicate.  $60. Sunday, July 21. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exact address provided to participants. www.reconnecttoit.com.

~ Hollie Davies