As promised, here are more events happening around Ottawa to end the month, which was no-doubt filled with amazing events! Ottawa is certainly no longer ‘boring’ as it used to be although it continues to hold the title. Nevertheless, things are finally changing around here event-wise.
To prove it, here’s an array of possibilities to entertain you for the remainder of January…! It’s really just a matter of braving the cold winter days and getting out there 🙂
First, if you appreciate slam poetry, there’s the first Women’s Poetry Slam Championship taking place this Saturday, January 28 at the Arts Court Theatre on Daly St. For $8, you get to hear 12 ladies who are a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned poets, including Capital Slam Co-founder Elissa Molino and two-time Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Competitor Festrell. For more info check out www.versefest.ca
If you’re a fan of hockey, you may be headed to the NHL All-Star Weekend competition at the Scotiabank Place. The two-day event is now sold out, but if you’re desperate for tickets, Kijiji should be able to help you out if you’re willing to pay. Sunday’s game will be followed by an after party hosted by none-other than Toronto-based artist Drake at Skybar and Studio in the Byward Market with music by Drake’s DJ Future the Prince. Tickets went for $45 a piece. Again, if you want to go and get a chance to see hockey players/celebrities and don’t have tickets yet, good luck getting your hands on some at a reasonable price as the event is also sold out. Personally, I’d rather pay to see an artist perform that to purchase tickets for a night hosted by this artist who may even only be on location for 15 minutes or so. That’s just my two cents. And for those going to the NHL All-Star weekend, you’ll see Drake perform during the second intermission of Sunday’s game.
This Saturday, if you’re just looking to dance, party and have a good time there’s the monthly Grind party at Babylon with Jon Deck and Adam Doubleyou from Quebec City. Here’s the event poster…
Also on Saturday, a reminder for hip-hop heads that this is going down at Ritual, ASAP Rocky…Trill Life. ANOTHER sold-out event, but some tickets will be available at the door.
The next day, another show at Ritual for the lovers of rap music who have followed these pioneers since the early days…Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be in Ottawa to perform with music by Ottawa’s DJ So Nice to warm the crowd.
On a side note, for the Ottawa-Gatineau skaters out there, the Rideau Canal Skateway is currently temporarily closed due to the bad weather conditions we had earlier this week, but rest assured the NCC is working hard to get in back in good shape ASAP! You can check out ice conditions by visiting the NCC’s website.
Enjoy the rest of January, stay warm and I’ll let you know about interesting and exciting things taking place throughout February very soon as all sorts of fun activities like Winterlude and Black History Month are around the corner! XO