Photo by Grajewski Fotograph Inc

The magical world created in the novel “Alice in Wonderland” will be recreated on stage with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production Wonderland.  It bills itself as a contemporary, curious and bizarre production that will certainly enchant audiences; the performance promises athletic dancing, dialogue and a contemporary electro-acoustic score. 

Where: National Arts Centre
When: April 29, 30 8:00 p.m
Cost: $26.10-$87.17 (LiveRUSH student tickets available for students $12.00)

Exhibition No. 6
To celebrate their sixth academic year, students in the portfolio program at the Ottawa School of Photographic Arts will be showcasing select pieces that explore the honesty of their human subjects. Olivia Johnston’s pieces are of women she photographed and interviewed about their eating disorders while Kathy Roussel did documentary-style portraits of mayoral candidates.
To learn even more about the work there will be artist talks April 30 and May 1 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. 

Where: School of Photographic Arts
When: Vernissage April 29 3:00-9:00 p.m , Works on display through May 2
Cost: Free

Ottawa Veg Fest 2011
This year’s Veg Fest is fighting the vegan stereotypes. Think vegetarian food can’t give you energy? Check out the food demonstration on vegan fuel for athletes or if you’re concerned about the cost why not look at local farming options. As for those who still believe vegan food can’t taste as good non-vegan options there are a slew of vendors including Auntie Loo’s Treats in addition to the highly anticipated cupcake contest.

Where: Glebe Community Centre 175 Third avenue
When: May 1 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Pointed Creatures and a Man in All Directions
These paintings combine the line drawing style of indigenous art with the urban forms showcasing the main influence on First-Nations artist Rob Friday. The Ghost of Mantis was inspired by the spiritual presence of mantis in his apartment in the middle of the city. Staying with this spiritual-urban juxtaposition it seems only fitting that his paintings line the walls of Invisible Cinema’s apartment-turned-video-store.

Where: Invisible Cinema, 319 Lisgar street
When: Through May 11
Cost: Free

The Writer’s Festival
Some of the greatest literary minds are coming to Ottawa for the spring session of the Writer’s Festival. With a mix of fiction and non-fiction, and subjects ranging from education to Indian writing, there is something for everyone. One particular presentation to note is Webmind: One on one with Robert Sawyer (April 30). The sci-fi award winner will talk about Wonder, the third book in his trilogy about the World Wide Web’s creation of a whole new level of consciousness.

Where: Across Ottawa, see event listings
When: April 29- May 2
Cost: Student Spring Pass $65, individual ticket prices vary (Carleton students free)