With another super eventful week behind us, it’s now time to take a look at some of the events scheduled to take place in our National Capital City in the days ahead. Once again, there’s no shortage of fun and interesting things happening around Ottawa-Gatineau.
This Monday, April 8, SAW Gallery presents the launch of the Talk Talk Speakers Series, free conferences meant to showcase contemporary artists and cultural innovators. The first speaker series will feature special guests Bayrol Jimenez and Omero Leyva, two Mexican artists who create unique drawings and paintings while bringing attention to cultural issues. Some of Jimenez’s work will be included in the National Gallery of Canada’s upcoming exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. For more information, click on the event poster below.
This Wednesday, April 10, ex-Swollen Members representative Moka Only will be giving a live performance at Ritual in an effort to promote his latest albums Airport 6 and Martian Xmas 2012. The Canadian underground hip hop artist will be performing alongside local artists Buck n’ Nice, Missing LinX, ODmE, En-V and Diamond and Cruz. For details on this event, simply click on the image below.
Also on Wednesday, April 10, Spectrasonic presents METZ who’ll be stopping by Babylon as part of their US Spring Tour. The Toronto post-punk band will be performing live in Ottawa with opening acts The Soupcans, a Toronto garage/punk group and Ottawa hardcore group Pregnancy Scares. For details, click on the event poster.
Starting this Thursday, April 11 and running until Sunday, April 14, the Ottawa Guild of Potters invites you to celebrate 40 years of pottery with the annual Pottery Sale and Exhibition. The event, taking place at the Shenkman Arts Centre, offers free admission to those attending. This is the perfect place to check out pottery and to purchase a piece that you can gift. If this interests you, you can grab more info by clicking on the event poster below
This Friday, April 12, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to its second edition of Uncorked! a special night of wine-tasting in an enchanting decor. This installment of the Uncorked! series will feature Canadian wines. There may be a few tickets left, but the event will sell out so do hurry up if you plan on attending. You can get additional information by clicking on the below banner.
Electro music lovers will be happy to know that Jokers of the Scene, also referred to as JOTS, will be doing a live set at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, April 12 thanks to a collaboration between the venue and Indie Montreal. The Toronto duo, known for their tracks Baggy Bottom Boys and Revolting Joks is sure to bring the noise for a guaranteed night of non-stop dancing. Check out details by clicking on the event poster.
For the poster alone, the Grillz & Glam Welcome to the Jungle Edition seems like it’s got the potential to offer a pretty good night this Friday, April 12. Currently without a Facebook event page to boast its street cred, I can safely attest to the greatness that is this monthly party with beats brought to you by DJ Brains4brkfst and DJ NDN.
Also this Friday, April 12, Dubsmack invites you to celebrate its 3-year anniversary with special guest Charlie Darker. The monthly dubstep and electro music night has gained popularity around the Capital City over the past years and has proven to be an event not to be missed by fans of the genre. Montreal-based DJ Charlie Darker will have the honor of doing a live set for Dubsmack’s birthday party. If you want in on the action, click on the poster below for more info.
On Saturday, April 13, the Mercury Lounge invites you to Fela Night 2013, an annual tribute to Fela Kuti put on by the venue. The event includes a drumming circle from 7 to 10pm followed by a night of dancing to the sounds of DJs Elorious Cain and Trevor Walker who’ll be be spinning originals and remixes of Fela Kuti’s afrobeat music. For details on this event, just click on the poster below.
Other worthwhile events happening this week around the National Capital Region include the Urban Legends Poetry Slam featuring Toronto spoken word artist Britta Badour. The slam takes place on Friday, April 12 in the pit of the Architectural Building at Carleton University.
Also on Friday, April 12, Kitchen Party invites you to the Rochester Pub & Eatery for a night of music with DJs Hobo & Sweetcheeks and special guest DJ Meterman from Spins & Needles. The trio will be taking care of the tunes, ensuring that you dance to a mix of funk, soul, disco, hip hop and electro.
This Saturday, April 13 on the Quebec side, the Petit Chicago presents a live performance by VioleTT Pi, a downright colorful singer-songwriter from Granby who’s touring across the province in an effort to promote his debut album eV.
As for the EDM scene, Leon Bolier will be doing a live set at Era as part of the weekly Privé series. The Dutch DJ is known for mixing anything from EDM, Trance, Progressive, Techno, Tech House, Minimal, Neo Trance, House, and Tech Trance styles.
So that’s about it for this week’s event suggestions in and around Ottawa-Gatineau. This should be enough to keep you busy wether you choose to attend a show, a conference or an art exhibition. Be sure to check back in next week for more event ideas taking place in our eventful capital!