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WEEKENDER: Rubber chickens, rockin’ shows, and oh so much more to make this Easter weekend egg-ceed your egg-spectations! (Ha ha)

Mystery! History! Drama! Romance! Ottawa native Lawrence Aronovitch applied his background in science and tremendous talent as a playwright to this must-see play about women’s contributions to science. Highlighting the hardships, heartbreaks, and hard-won achievements of female scientists, The Ottawa Theatre School and Plosive Productions bring science and sisterhood to the stage in the world premiere of False Assumptions. $20. Tuesday, March 26 to Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave., www.thegladstone.ca.

The coveted Rubber Chicken Award is up for grabs at this year's Ottawa Theatre Challenge.

Want to be entertained? Put all your eggs in one basket and head over to the NAC’s Fourth Stage. Watch as Ottawa’s theatre companies duke it out in the hopes of taking home the coveted grand prize: The Rubber Chicken Award. The catch? Each theatre group must write, rehearse, and produce a brand new piece of theatre from objects of inspiration provided to them by the other competitors — oh, and they only have 48 hours. Some feathers may be ruffled, but everyone leaves feeling good knowing that all proceeds go to the ALS Society of Canada. From $20. Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St., www.fools.ca.

Spring is finally here (sort of), and the Agriculture Museum has come to life! As the barns start stirring with newborn creatures, your little animal lover will be psyched to check out these adorable animals. Visit with these fluffy chicks, furry rabbits, and wooly lambs and learn what make them so special on the farm. When you’re done, wash up and try your hand at making Easter breads. $9, students and seniors $7, children (three to 12) $6, children two and under free. Friday, March 29, to Monday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canada Agriculture Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Dr., www.agriculture.technomuses.ca. (more…)