Eventful Capital is pleased to bring you weekly picks offering regular event suggestions that are sure to entertain. Wether you’re looking for a music show, a night of spoken word and poetry, a dance party, or a foodie gathering, take a look at the sample of events that are happening in and around town in the coming days.
As part of Black History Month, the Words To Live By poetry night presents The Great Black North taking place this Tuesday at Pressed Cafe. The special evening of poetry will feature live performances from poets who’ve contributed pieces to this contemporary African Canadian poetry anthology namely Brandon Wint, Ikenna Onyegbula, John Akpata and Scruffmouth Scribe among others.
Over at Zaphods this Tuesday, Hidden Cameras will be performing live. The Toronto indie pop group will be joined on stage by local indie band Loon Choir for the occasion. Besides, how great is the event poster? Gotta love it.
Community radio station CHUO 89.1 FM is hosting its annual live auction at Club SAW this Wednesday night. This fundraising event, geared at raising money to help keep the station running, will feature loads of awesome prizes donated by super cool local companies, restaurants, services etc. so bring cash with you if you plan on attending and bidding.
If artistic design is your thing, there’s a great opportunity for you this week. Don’t miss out on a free multi-disciplinary conference on philosophy of art and aesthetics happening this Wednesday and Thursday at the University of Ottawa. For the full schedule of presentations, just click below.
Kway Sway, the host of CKCU 93.1 FM’s Dem Tings Dey will be hosting a special night of music at Pressed Cafe this Thursday, February 20. For the occasion, he’ll be playing lounge music all night while The SouthSide provides visuals to accompany the sounds. If you’re a fan of contemporary dance, be sure to head over to the Salle Jean-Despréz at the Gatineau City Hall to take in a live performance called Fougue presented by Dorsale Danse. Featuring choreographies by Sylvie Desrosiers and Yvonne Coutts, the performance will take place on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21.
If you’re looking for a dance party this Friday night, 90s or Bust might just be the one for you. As long as you enjoy dancing to 90s hip-hop and r&b in your best plaid attire, you’re good to go. That’s right, the February edition of 90s or Bust is celebrating plaid by putting on a plaid contest and by playing Clueless and Empire Records for your viewing pleasure.
In celebration of Black History Month, there will be a free spoken word and visual arts showcase happening at the University of Ottawa’s Alumni Theatre this Saturday, February 22. Titled “Speaking Black Hockey”, the event will feature live performances and presentations by several talented spoken word artists and public figures.
Local foodies unite: Sip N’ Slurp, Ottawa’s first annual Noodle Fest is being held this Saturday, February 22 at the Convention Centre. Organized by Privé Food Thought, the event will bring together local chefs who’ve been challenged to deliver unique culinary spins on Thai, Ramen, Italian and other popular noodle dishes. If you wish to attend, buy your tickets in advance as this event will surely sell out.
For a taste of home, take part in an intimate night of song, poetry, visual art and sharing at The Glebe House (Angela’s Bed & Breakfast) this Saturday night. The first Glebe House Concert Series will feature performances by artists Ali Boma Ye, Amanda Cottreau, Amanda Jensen, and Suzy Pankhurst.
If you’re into indie folk/alt rock sounds, you may want to check out L’ile du stylo at Cafe Deckuf this Saturday night. The North Bay/Timmins/Ottawa band will be performing live alongside musical guests Big Balade, Break The Trend, and Made Noon.
On February 22, Montreal’s Kannibalen Records is taking over Dubsmack for an electrifying night with Black Tiger Sex Machine, Apashe, Snails and Karluv Klub. Kannibalen nights feature a different theme, and attendees regularly show up in elaborate costumes. With a growing popularity, Kannibalen has decided to bring its events on the road with Ottawa as the first stop. Saturday’s theme is Nuclear Hasard so dress the part and head out to Babylon for an epic night of musical destruction.
This Saturday, February 22nd, DNA and Bydek present Privé featuring Borgeous. The LA-based producer, who’s been gaining momentum and rising on the Beatport charts, will be giving a live DJ set inside Era alongside Mayro who’ll be warming up the dancefloor.