Now that the Halloween craze is behind us, things are getting back to normal in the National Capital Region which doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of events happening here and there. Wether you want to check out live music, enjoy burlesque performances, attend a vintage clothing show, or highlight Remembrance Day there’s plenty happening in Ottawa l in the days ahead. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s carefully selected event ideas listed below for suggestions on what’s noteworthy in the coming week.
French pop-punk band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is performing live at Mavericks this Thursday, November 7. The group from Paris will be joined on stage by New York pop-punk group State Champs, Vancouver punk/rockers Living With Lions and Ottawa pop-punk groups We Were Sharks and Remember the Fire.
Also on Thursday, November 7, Protest The Hero will be giving a live performance at Ritual Nightclub. The Whitby, Ontario progressive-metal group will be accompanied by opening acts Architects, The Kindred and Affiance.
If you’re into experimental indie music, you should definitely head over to Babylon Nightclub on Thursday, November 7 to check out Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. The Toronto/Montreal experimental/noh-wave/performance art opera group will be giving a live performance alongside The Yips and Blue Angel, both of Ottawa.
The Radioactive Series is back this Friday, November 8 with live performances by vintage soul musician Franky Selector and supporting act The Split. The show is happening at the Mercury Lounge courtesy of the venue and Beau’s All Natural.
Montreal electro-jazz duo Saxsyndrum will be performing live at Pressed Cafe on Friday, November 8. The group, who recently released its debut album Future Circus, will be joined on stage by local experimental DJ Adam Saikaley and electro/art performer Bucko. If you want to see and hear something this different make sure you attend this out-of-the-ordinary show.
If you’re into rock and want to see a live show this Friday, November 8, make your way over to Zaphods for Heard Before the Herd. The Vancouver blues-rockers will be performing live as part of their By This Time Tomorrow Album Release Tour alongside Kingston rock band The Glorious Sons and others to be announced.
Metal heads will be happy to know that Finnish blackened folk metal group Finntroll will be live at Mavericks this Friday, November 8. They’ll be joined by opening folk metal bands Metsatoll, Blackguard, and Accursed Creation.
If you’re into hip-hop, be sure to go see Toronto-based rapper Shad perform live at Ritual this Friday, November 8. Vancouver indie/rock group We Are The City and Ottawa indie hip-hop formation Zoo Legacy will be opening for the talented lyricist.
Ottawa’s favorite local bakery Auntie Loo’s is celebrating its 4th birthday and move to a bigger and better location this Saturday, November 9. Come check out Auntie Loo’s new home on Nelson Street and grab some free samples, special treats, cupcake tattoos, raffle tickets and stay for special appearances by the Champagnes and the Rideau Valley Roller Girls. For all the details, click on the event poster below.
Americana folk/roots group Twin Forks will be in Ottawa this Saturday, November 9 to perform live at Zaphods. The Florida four-piece who’s recently released a new EP will be joined on stage by Toronto roots/folk group The Treasures and Ottawa indie/folk band Dave Norris & Local Ivan.
The Mercury Lounge invites you to celebrate the venue’s 17th birthday this Saturday, November 9. For the occasion, the theme is red so you’re encouraged to dress in your best red attire if you plan on attending. Music to make you move will be provided by resident DJs Trevor Walker, Jeffrey James Lapratte and Lance Baptiste.
Fashionista Alert: Canada’s largest vintage clothing show is happening this Sunday, November 10 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This annual fashion sale gathers rare-one-of-a-kind pieces, jewelry, scarves, hats, purses, and cocktail dresses under one roof. There’s sure to be something for everyone at any price range.
The November edition of 4in1 Music Sessions is taking place this Sunday afternoon, November 10. This month’s instalment, being held at Antique Skate Shop, will feature live performances by Dead Jack Pine, Harea Band, Ballad Fiasco, Sandra Bunga , and Paul Jacobs. Check out Eventful Capital’s review of the August 4in1 Music Sessions for a better idea of what to expect.
If you’re up for some classic burlesque, head over to the Mercury Lounge this Sunday, November 10 for the Caravan of Tease Tour featuring live performances by Esther De Ville, Fionna Flauntit, Koston Kreme and more.
If you’re into that new rap and trap, be sure that you go see Lunice of Mad Decent Recs and Maybach Music Group’s Rockie Fresh live at Ritual. The two headliners , stopping in Ottawa as part of The Headquarters Tour, will be getting local support from DJs Iggy Smalls, Foster, So Durand.
On a more serious note, lest we forget that it’s Remembrance Day this Sunday, November 11 and to pay tribute to the veterans’ contribution to the country and to the lives lost overseas, be sure to partake in some of the Remembrance Week activities taking place at the Canadian War Museum over the coming days. To access the full programming, simply click on the below banner.