The Holiday Season is in full swing in the National Capital Region and aside from the numerous office parties and family gatherings, there are many fun events happening around the city.
For the skeptics who still believe that the world is ending this Friday, December 21, rest assured that we should still be here when we awake on Saturday morning. This being said, Ottawa’s event organizers and promoters have taken advantage of this superstitious belief to present a variety of events set to celebrate our last day on earth.
To start the week’s events on the Gatineau side, the Petit Chicago is presenting the tri-monthly edition of Fau Mardi, an audio-visual night focusing on electronic culture and bringing forth the local and emerging talent of the Gatineau-Ottawa region. This week’s installment features performances by Lozen, Lake Districts alongside residents Phil Beauch and VJ Sasha Vreca.What better than a free electro audio-visual event on a Tuesday night? Not much, not much at all! Find out more by clicking the poster below.
This Thursday, December 20 is the monthly edition of Hip Hop Karaoke at Babylon with DJ So Nice and Atherton. The two hosts 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, sign up for this Thursday! Check out all the details by clicking the poster below.
On December 20, Bassline presents Trapocalypse with the mysterious ƱZ at Mansion Nightclub. The trap DJ currently affiliated to Mad Decent and Jeffree’s will be dropping a live set alongside Givehimmeds and Slightly Famous. Organizers are urging attendees to “dress like the world will be ending” which gives you a taste of the kind of party of you can expect. If you’d like more info, click below!
This Friday, December 21, DJ Magnificent invites you to celebrate the holidays with the monthly installment of Double Barrel provided that we all survive the end of the world. The recurring event, which takes place at Mugshots, will feature the usual Motown, Funk, Soul and Reggae sounds. Ugly Holiday Sweaters are strongly encouraged. Grab everything you need to know by clicking the poster below.
Also, this Friday, December 21, you’ll want to head over to Ritual Nightclub to partake in Farewell to Free Bass with Mark Instinct and Mayhem if you’re into bass and dubstep music. The final night of Free Bass is brought to you by Bass Machines, Capital Boom Records and Kapacity Entertainment. The organizers also wish to celebrate the end of the world as we know it…! Grab more details below.
Provided that we survive the end of the world, Cumberland Haus presents Haus Party Round Two with Jon Deck and Ghettosocks at Ritual Nightclub this Saturday, December 22. Deck and Ghettosocks will be celebrating the release of their collaborative mixtape entitled We’re Going to Drink Alot of Wine This Year Boys along with playing the best in hip hop and trap. There will also be a guest appearance by none other than the man himself, Santa! For more information on this event, simply click on the below poster.
This Sunday, December 23, regardless of what you have planned you’re going to want to reschedule those plans to attend Stamina & Kapacity’s Annual Christmas Party featuring the legendary Afrika Bambaataa who’s considered the grandfather of Hip Hop culture and the father of Electro Funk. Afrika Bambaataa will be throwing a live DJ set upstairs in the Main Room alongside DJs Illo, Kid SL, ThreeSixty and Karl Haze. There, you can expect the best in Hip Hop/Breaks/Electro/Funk/DnB. As for downstairs in the lounge, be prepared for some Classic House and Techno with Pedro Diaz, the founding father of Ottawa’s Electronic scene and owner of Bowggy Records and DJs Jamez, Rayaz and Balu. Click on the poster below for more event info!
So there you have it ladies and gents, my event suggestions for the upcoming days! Enjoy the week ahead to the max and be sure to live it up by attending an event or two in the Nation’s Capital!
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