With the frigid weather giving way to more seasonal temperatures, it’s now the perfect time to enjoy winter in the National Capital Region. The Rideau Canal Skateway, a Unesco world heritage site, officially opened last week and is currently fully accessible and in good to very good condition. For daily ice conditions, visit the National Capital Commission’s website here.
Among other things this week, the Revealed Canadian Bus Tour stops in the Capital City as Hardwell, named the #6 DJ in the world by DJ Mag Top 100, is set to perform live at LS Live alongside supporting acts by Dyro and Dannic. The event, which takes place this Tuesday, January 29, is sold out, however tickets can be purchased online by people who are selling theirs. For more info, click on the poster below.
This Thursday, January 31, the Up and Up Concert Series presents The Marlow Beat Kings live at the Mercury Lounge. The psychedelic R&B soul funk boogaloo experience guarantees to make you groove to the rhythms of the Marlow Records house band. According to the organizers, during a single night, you can hear the instrumental organ trio jump from rhythm & blues to classy hard bop, from funk to boogaloo, from hypnotic rocksteady to psychedelic rock, all without missing a single beat. Grab details on this event by clicking on the poster below.
This Friday, February 1, the Ernest Dawkins New Horizon Trio will be performing live at Mercury Lounge as part of the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, which takes place from January 31 to February 2. You can catch the trio, made of up saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, bassist Junius Paul and drummer Isaiah Spencer starting at 10:30 pm. For ticket information and details, just click the below poster.
To access the entire Winter Jazz Festival lineup and to purchase tickets, you can visit the official website by clicking the poster below.
The 35th edition of Winterlude kicks off this Friday, February 1 and runs until February 18. This annual festival which celebrates the joys of winter, will take place at several key locations namely Confederation Park, Jacques-Cartier Park and the Rideau Canal Skateway. The annual event will include the classic ice and snow sculptures competitions, the snow slides and playground for the youth and young at heart and Winterblast, a weekend of events for teens and young adults. This year’s opening ceremony will be held at City Hall on Friday, February 1 and will feature local DJ Collective A Tribe Called Red. You can access the full programming by clicking below.
This Friday, February 1 is the 3-year anniversary of Frenzy and it all goes down at Babylon starting at 11pm. For the festivities, special guests Kaytranada and High Classified of Montreal and Illo and Iggy Smalls of Ottawa will be doing a special 2 vs 2 sets. Grab more info by clicking below.
This Saturday, February 2, DNA Presents and theknwldg.com present Downlink at LS Live. The Canadian dubstep producer will be performing in the National Capital for the first time for a live set. For details on Downlink’s performance, just click on the event poster.
Also on Saturday, February 2, The Daft Punk Tribute will be back in Ottawa for live show at Ritual. If you like electronic music and Daft Punk, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Daft Punk Tribute is basically a 9-piece band who reinterprets Daft Punk’s music with a horn section, rhythm section, vocals and electronics. Based in Toronto, the band is known for throwing contagious dance parties at Canada’s most prestigious clubs and concert halls. In other words, if you want to dance, you know where to go!
Lastly, singer-songwriter Elisapie Isaac will be kicking off her Travelling Love Tour this Saturday, February 2 with a live show in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. If you like folk, pop and electronica music, you will definitely enjoy Elisapie Isaac’s English and Inuktitut melodies. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking on the poster below.