Yes its Wednesday and the weekend is still 2 days away, but don’t despair! There are still plenty of events happening in and around town to keep you busy for the rest of February. For example, its the last weekend of Winterlude if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet.
As a reminder, tomorrow is the Sunn Daze Cirque Noir Born Bad: A Natural Born Killers Vday Party happening at Babylon. More details on the event flyer below…
Also this Thursday is the Double Barrel night at Overkill Bar (in the basement of the Mercury Lounge) with DJ Illo, a rare example of eclectic record collector — soul music lover — musician — producer — crowd conscious DJ . Raised and residing in Ottawa, Illo has played all the best parties in the city, every major city in Canada you’ve ever been to and many in the United States as well. You can expect to hear all era’s of soul music at Ottawa’s only weekly night that celebrates classic soul and funk with the dancefloor in mind. Starts at 10pm + no cover = gotta love it.
For those of you on the Ontario side, there’s a strong chance that some of you will have Monday off for Family Day. If you’re looking for something to do on Sunday, the Play On Players present Afro Family Funk, an evening of dancing, sining and remembering with resident funksters DJ Illo and DJ Magnificient
Starting on February 17 is the 34th edition of the Gatineau Ski Loppet, the biggest cross-country ski competition in Canada that takes place right here in the Gatineau Park. If you love skiing and are up for the challenge you can still register for the race by visiting the even’ts website.
If you love art and care about supporting local artists I invite you to attend my dear friend and artist Dinorah Catzalco‘s exibition vernissage at Ambrosia restaurant in Aylmer this Sunday, February 19 as of 4pm. Her work is out of this world Come see for yourself! The exhibition will be on until April 29 which gives you plenty of time.
To end the month, The Red Bull Music Academy teams up with MUTEK this year for a series of late winter concerts in Canada geared at repping the fall workshop series. Starting February 29 at Ottawa’s Junxion and going as far east as Montreal and as west as Vancouver, the national tour will feature performances from Dutch electronic producer Martyn and Toronto’s Egyptrixx. This is sure to be an amazing night if you love electronic music.