Although this week is basically dedicated to Halloween celebrations across the National Capital Region, it’s still possible to find events that aren’t Halloween-related or costume-based. Take a look at the carefully selected event ideas listed below for non-Halloween suggestions that are worth checking out in the coming week. If you’re looking for Halloween events, then check out Eventful Capital’s Halloween party guide.
For the metal heads, Winnipeg noise/metal/hardcore group Ken Mode will be performing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Tuesday, October 29. These Juno award winners will be sharing the stage with guest bands Full of Hell and Black Oak Decline.
If you’re in your 30s, single and want to try something new, Two Guys With Beards present Speed Dating: Single In Your 30s edition this Wednesday, October 30 at Coasters Gourmet Grill. For more information, click on the event poster below.
CKCU FM’s annual funding drive is happening right now and many events have been organized across the capital city to raise funds for the local community radio station. This Friday, November 1 at the Clocktower Brew Pub, check out The Whiskey Standards, Jack Pine and Single Bed Carrousel.
Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa is going down this Friday, November 1 and it’s now happening at Ritual #BigThings. As of now, the monthly event is back indoors with your regular hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you’d like to sign-up to perform or if you simply want more info, click on the banner below and check out Eventful Capital’s Special Feature on the monthly night.
The monthly afro/latin/caribbean dancefloor affair that is Tropikalo is back at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, November 1. For the November edition, resident selectors DJ Zattar and Lance Baptiste will be keep you warm with some golden tunes so be sure to bring out your dancing shoes if you plan on attending.
If you’d like to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead aka Dia de Muertos, there’s a traditional Fandango concert taking place at the Cabane en Bois Rond in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday, November 2. For the occasion, the group Yohualichan Son du Mexique will be performing live.
If you’re looking for a night of poetry, spoken word, music, and dancing from local Ottawa artists, head over to Fall Down Gallery on Saturday, November 2 and that’s just what you can indulge in. Grab all the details by clicking on the event poster below.
Over at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday, Ottawa’s own Hilotrons will be performing live with a Big Band including live synthesized projections provided by Hard Science. For the occasion, Hilotrons will be joined on stage by opening acts Hydrothermal Vents and The Goodluck Assembly. Also – mad props to designer Adam Hughes for the extraordinary poster!
Maybe you’re in the mood for some oysters this week, or maybe it’s the R&B, soul and funk music that’s calling your name. Either way, DJ Zattar has got you covered this Saturday, November 2 at the The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern. The local DJ will be spinning live for Shuck N’ Strut, a night of dusty rnb, soul, and funk sounds from vinyl records only. Who ever said oyster shucking and retro vibes don’t go hand in hand?
CHUO 89.1 FM presents the 2nd annual “Taste of CHUO” event happening at the Ottawa City Hall from noon to 6 pm this Sunday, November 3 as part. The event, which raises awareness with respect to local culture, includes a local food/beverage/art expo featuring Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Stone Soup Foodworks, Taco Lot, Hearty Bakery, Kichesippi Beer Co. and more.
If you’d like to check out a Burlesque show this weekend, head over to Yuk Yuk’s this Sunday, November 3 for the Wanderlust Burlesque Tour kick-off. Local ladies Jolie Stripes and Helvetica Bold will be touring Canada for the month of November, and it all starts here in their hometown of Ottawa.