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THE WEEKENDER: Women fully clothed, shirtless men, bingo with China Doll, and four other ways to enjoy the first weekend of April


Four female comedians team up to present a hilarious social satire on friendship, family dynamics, and self-preservation. The show explores all the angles of being a woman through sketch comedy and razor-sharp wit. Robin Duke (Saturday Night Live), Jayne Eastwood (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Kathryn Greenwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), and Teresa Pavlinek (History Bites) inspire an evening of knowing-nods and laughter. Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. 8 p.m. $59.50. Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr., 613-580-2700. www.womenfullyclothed.com


Etgar Keret. Photo by Moshe Shai.

The Ottawa International Writers Festival has orchestrated an evening of prose and conversation with best-selling Israeli writer and filmmaker, Etgar Keret. Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, he has won numerous awards and accolades. Arrive early and watch a screening of Keret’s directing debut — winner of the Camera d’Or prize for best first feature — Jellyfish. Sunday, April 3. Film at 5 p.m., conversation at 7 p.m. $10, $7 seniors.  The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St., 613-730-6552. www.writersfestival.org (more…)