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WEEKENDER: Big Mama Thornton, Bourbon & Spice, Living Green, plus theatre, music and more Northern Scene

BIG MAMA: THE WILLIE MAE THORTON STORY
Feel the unmistakable energy of a 70s blues club as the memory of Big Mama Thornton rocks on with the same old soulful songs and commanding stage presence. If the play leaves you wanting more, don’t miss a free talk on Saturday, April 27 at 12:45 in the NAC Fountain Room with Director John Cooper to discuss the creation of the play and the history and influence of the Blues.  $30. Wednesday, April 24, to Saturday, May 11, see website for show times. NAC Theatre, 53 Elgin St., www.nac-cna.ca

Lynda Brown © Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
SPIRIT OF THE DRUMS (FREE!)
Shake your way into a new week! Delve deeper into the culture of First Nations and Inuit people of the North along to spirited dancing and the driving rhythm of the drums. This fifty-minute performance will help you to connect with Northern Scene, and discover first hand why drum dancing is such a beloved and vital art form. Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. NAC, 53 Elgin St., www.nac-cna.ca (more…)