Another week, another slew of music shows, art exhibitions, and events of all kinds taking place in and around Ottawa-Gatineau. Once again, there’s no shortage of interesting things happening in our capital city so wether you’re into visual arts, live music, or photography there’s sure to be something to satisfy your event-going needs. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to to help plan the days ahead.
Starting this Thursday, November 6, Railbender Gallery presents “Multi-Tools”, a new art show by local artist Mat Dubé. This painting and video exhibition focuses on the commodification of animals, on their transformation into products and tools and on the intrinsic connection between humans and the natural world. If you have an interest for visual arts, be sure to discover this talented artist’s work.
The Studio Cafe is presenting its last art exhibition this Thursday evening. This final show, titled “Life On the Rock: Watercolours & Oils of Newfoundland”, will feature a body of works by artist Crystal Beshara.
The Fall Edition of the Ottawa Zine Off is happening this Thursday night at Pressed. Here’s how it works: make a zine on the quick, bring (photo)copies to trade with others to Pressed on November 6, meet other interesting people and have fun. You don’t have to make a zine to participate, but wouldn’t it be boring if you didn’t? Oh and zines are like mini DIY magazines reproduced in small quantities in which you can share stories, drawings, information, or whatever else. Be creative!
Ajax ska-punk band The Johnstones are performing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday, November 6. The 6-piece will be joined on stage by Ottawa indie rock/ska group The Superlative and Ottawa ska/reggae project Freshly Cut.
Seattle rock n’rollers The Supersuckers are making a stop in Ottawa this Thursday night to give a live show at Mavericks. The badass band will be performing live alongside Ottawa rock group The Red Rails and Ottawa glam/rocknroll newcomers In Heat.
If you’re into hip-hop and want to support the local scene, check out Moun Fou live at City Nightclub this Thursday night. The Ottawa-based rapper will be giving a live performance alongside local hip-hop artists Nesta & King’s College, Fletcher G, Kush Boyz and Circa Beatz.
The School of Photographic Arts of Ottawa is having its 10th annual open house this Friday night. There, you’ll get to view some of the newest SPAO images and meet the image-makers who work in the school’s creative spaces. As part of the open house, there will be a Robyn McCallum print raffle and you can get your photo taken and purchase a print for $5.
Ontario r&b/pop singer Alyssa Reid will be making a stop in Ottawa this Friday, Novembr 7 as part of The Timebomb Tour. The rising artist, whose using PledgeMusic as a way to promote her debut album Time Bomb, will be sharing the stage with indie electro/pop artist Virginia To Vegas for the occasion.
Local experimental electro/pop/dance/funk favourites HILOTRONS will be performing live at the Blacksheep Inn over in Wakefield this Friday night. Led by the talented Mike Dubue, the group will be joined on stage by the excellent Montreal electro/jazz duo Saxsyndrum who’ll be presenting fresh material from their brand new EP.
Herd Magazine celebrates 2 years and the launch of their 7th issue conveniently this Friday, November 7. The party, which is being held at Gabba Hey, will feature live performances by Atherton, Bread Crumbs Crew, Dj Greg Reain, Vj Ina, NOAH, and Average Times and is meant to offer an eclectic programming to bring all sorts of crowds together from the urban culture community, to the garage punk and dance music ones.
One of the most popular dance parties in the city, Frenzy is going down at Babylon this Friday night. The last Frenzy instalments have been crazy fun and featuring some of the best upcoming and established music producers out there. This time around will be no different as Straight Goods brings you LA WeDidIt producer Salva and Toronto producer Sean Leon.
This Saturday night at Pressed, be sure to check out the live intimate show that’s set to take place if you’re a sucker for garage rock. Ottawa’s best ouija rockers The Yips will be giving a set alongside Toronto garage psych band Dirty Frigs and Toronto swamp blues rock group Wicked Witches.
This Saturday night, Indie City Madness and Couch Assassin present 1 Night All Rawk 6 in support of CKCU’s annual funding drive. For the occasion, their will be a live show at Avant-Garde featuring sets by local bands Tall Trees, Bull Domino, Tomb Dream, and Hello Hello. Help keep commercial-free community radio alive!
UK thrash metal legends Onslaught will be performing live at Mavericks this Saturday, November 8. The supergroup will be joined on stage by Denmark thrash/speed metal band Artillery, California heavy metal formation VX36, Montreal power metal group Eclipse Prophecy, and Ottawa death metal project Venator.
The 7th Ottawa Timeraiser is happening this Saturday evening at the Museum of Nature. In a nutshell, timeraiser is an event at which you bid time on art and support great causes. Artists get paid. Nonprofits connect to skilled volunteers. Skilled people put their time to good use. All while having fun!
The Dirty Sheep invite you to join them this Saturday night as they celebrate the release of their debut album “Sleep Under The Lights” at the Lunenburg Pub. The Ottawa band will be performing live with special guests Dynamite Motel & The Ven Dreddies.
Montreal-based group Erik Lind & The Orchard will be live at the Blacksheep Inn this Saturday night. The rock/folk/pop 5-piece who’s lead singer is originally from the region, will be sharing the popular Wakefield stage with Ottawa-based indie folk outfit Winchester Warm.
If you’re an Evil Farm Children children fan, the surfabilly rock band will be performing a one-time reunion show on Saturday, November 8 at the one and only House of Targ. Last time the band was seen live on stage was on Halloween 2011. Opening the show will be Hamilton’s own rock’n’rollers Tongue FU, whose line-up features Gord Lewis from Teenage Head, Rob Sweeney of The Purple Toads & Peter Zaremba’s Rock Delegation, as well as Gene Champagne from The Killjoys.
One of Ottawa’s most reputable nightclubs, the popular and beloved Mercury Lounge, will be celebrating its 18th birthday this Saturday night. For the occasion, the club is throwing its annual anniversary red party, where the dress code is (you guessed it) red and will feature live music by house kings and resident DJs Trevor Walker, Lance Baptiste & Jeff Lapratte who’ll take care of making you dance the night away.