Love music? Love food? Live in Ottawa?

Then I’ve got something for you!

The National Arts Centre here in Ottawa is launching a fantastic new event this week. It’s called “Casual Fridays” and it’s all about combining incredible music, fabulous food and wine, and unwinding after a long week.

This new series is a new take on a night out at the symphony. Decidedly un-stuffy, this event is all about bringing together music lovers to relax, socialize and try something new.

The evening begins with a social food and drinks hour at 5:45pm. Everyone gets a free drink too (wine or a non-alcoholic beverage)! It’s casual, so you can pop in after work, any time before the show starts at 7, have a nibble and chat with friends or meet new people.

The shows promise to be spectacular too, with the first event happening this Friday, November 1st, featuring the NAC Orchestra with special guest, organist Cameron Carpenter.

Other events are scheduled for March and June of next year.

So, have I got you intrigued? Good! Because I’m giving away two tickets to this Friday’s show. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me why YOU are in need of a night out this Friday, and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday of this week.

For more info on Casual Fridays, check the hashtag #NACOFridays on Facebook and Twitter or visit the web site to get tickets to upcoming shows.