It’s already Valentine’s Day, which means it’s already mid-February, which also means that it’s your last chance to check out Winterlude as it heads into its final week of wintery celebrations.
If you’re into Valentine’s Day, or simply wanting to support a good cause at one of the many fundraisers that happen around town this time of year, there are several events taking place this coming week that are noteworthy.
Perhaps you’re single and just looking for something new? In that case, maybe Speed Dating is the thing for you. Two Guys With Beards invite you to sign up to meet 20 singles between the ages of 35 and 50 at Levante Bistro this Monday, February 11 from 8pm to 11pm. The women spots are sold out, but there is still room for the men. For more info or to sign up, click on the poster below.
On Tuesday, February 12, Madeon will be doing a live set at Barrymore’s Music Hall. The French producer known for his “electro-pop-house-whatever” style, will be accompanied by openers BZRK and Greeze. For all the details on this event, just click on the poster below.
As for Valentine’s Day, Retro Joad and Helvetica Bold Present Heroes and Villains Valentine featuring Nerd Girl Burlesque of Toronto. The event will include performances by Browncoats Burlesque and Crystal Basement Improv, Jolie Stripes and more. Grab all the info you need, by clicking on the event poster below.
For fans of hip hop, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by checking out Wu Block live at Ritual Nightclub?! Ghostface Killah of Wu Tang and Sheek Louch of D-Block will be performing live as part of the My City is On Fire Tour. The two rappers will be supported by special guests Trinity Chris, Charron, and Jon Deck. Find out more by clicking on the event poster.
If you’re a wine lover, you’ll be happy to know that this Friday, February 15, the Canadian Museum of Civilization presents Uncorked! a series of wine tasting evenings highliting wines from different regions and countries of the world. This first edition will highlight French wines and following evenings will focus on Canadian wines, Old World and New World Wines. This first edition is sold out, so hurry and get tickets for future Uncorked evenings if this is something that you’d like to take part in. Click below for all the info.
On the Quebec-side, les vendredis complètement malades present Get Your Heart On this Friday, February 15 at the Petit Chicago. DJs Manalogue, Sylv9st9r and Grumpy B will make you dance your heart out while VJ Sacha V take cares of visual projections. Money raised throughout the night will go to the Fondation des maladies du coeur et de l’AVC. Plus, cheap drinks before 11pm! Details available if you click below.
Also this Friday, February 15, Supafunk Records presents Mad Funk at Mercury Lounge, a unique night that combines sound, video, and analog reel-to-reel recording with Phil Motion and The Easy Lo-Fi. For details, click on the event poster below.
This year marks the 35th edition of the Gatineau Loppet, the biggest cross-country ski gathering in Canada. The various ski events start and finish at the Mont-Bleu High School in the Hull sector of Gatineau and take place on February 15, 16 and 17. The deadline to register online at a discounted rate is this Wednesday, February 13, otherwise you can pay full price on the day of the challenge. Grab everything you need to know by clicking below.
On Saturday, February 16, Spectrasonic and punkottawa.com present Montreal indie rock band Plants and Animals live at Ritual Nightclub. The trio will be performing in Ottawa alongside Montreal folk group The Loodies. To get more info, simply click on the image below.
Venus Envy turns 12 and invites you to celebrate the store’s Dirty Dozen this Saturday, February 16 at Babylon Nightclub. The birthday party will include performances by Lana Lovecakes, Mystic Myron, Mighty Afrodite, and Rhapsody Blue among others. For details, click on the poster below.
This week’s edition of Privé takes place this Saturday, February 16 at Era with none other than Darude. The Finnish trance DJ known for the popular hit single Sandstorm, will be doing a live set alongside openers Jamie C and Illusions – daylight – arrival 2000. For details and ticket information, just click the poster below.