Now that the Bluesfest madness is behind us, it’s time to get back to our senses and enjoy the many other activities that are happening throughout the hot and humid month of July in the National Capital Region. Wether you’re still in festival-mode or ready to experience other types of events, there’s bound to be something of interest to you happening in the National Capital in the coming weeks.
If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check out the Mosaika Sound and Light Show happening nightly on Parliament Hill until September 3. It’s a neat family-friendly bilingual audio-visual presentation projected onto the parliament buildings that present Canada’s story (or some of it anyways…!) It lasts 30 minutes and is quite patriotic at times, but it’s definitely worth checking out considering its FREE and its well-made! You can grab more info on Mosaika by visiting the National Capital Commission’s website here.
Starting this Wedneday, July 18 and running until Sunday, July 22 is the 22nd Ottawa Lebanese Festival. The events are happening on the grounds of St. Elias Cathedral, located across from Mooney’s Bay at 700 Ridgewood Drive. The opening night kicks off with a show by no other than singer Karl Wolf who’ll be performing live on the Main Stage at 10:00 pm. Get the full program by clicking on the festival image.
The Ottawa chapter of Hip-Hop Karaoke is having its second installment this Thursday, July 19 at Mugshots bar located in the Hi-Ottawa Jail Hostel. Props go out to hosts DJ So Nice and MC Atherton for starting it all a month ago! The gentlemen promise a night of fun with this twist on traditional karaoke that steps away from the conventional “mom n’ pop video screen bouncy ball read-a-long half-assed last-minute-plan-with-your-girlfriends-in-korea-town karaoke jam”. If you think you got what it takes to rap along to your favorite hip-hop song, there may or may not still be an open spot for you this Thursday. Check out all the details by clicking the image below.
Starting this Friday, July 20 is the 6th edition of Festival Haiti en Fête, a Haitian festival celebrating Caribbean culture, music and arts. The festival strives to highlight and promote the artistic and cultural heritage of the Haitian community by offering 3 days of fun-filled activities and shows on Petrie Island. You can obtain all of the necessary information by clicking on the image below.
If you’re a fan of rap and beatbox battles, you’ll want to attend the 4th edition of Capital Invasion taking place this Saturday, July 21 starting at 2:00 pm at Ritual. Tickets are $15 and you can get all the info by clicking on the poster below.