This week again, you’ll see that Canada’s national capital region has got plenty to offer to fulfill your entertainment needs. Here’s a glimpse at a number of events happening this week in and around Ottawa-Gatineau.
This Wednesday night, the Museum of History will be opening a new exhibition called Vikings, a travelling show on Scandinavian history and culture that has already been seen by over a million people around the globe. The myth-busting exhibition developed by the Swedish History Museum will officially open on Thursday, December 3 and be presented until April 17, 2016.
On Wednesday from 7 to 10 pm, Ravenswing presents Handmade Holiday happening at the Pour Boy on Somerset. Another great occasion to shop for holiday gifts from some of Ottawa’s best indie craft designers and makers. It’s free admission, there will be holiday tunes, door prizes & more.
This Thursday, December 3, Operation Come Home presents Re:Purpose, a community-driven boutique with one-of-a-kind handmade, recycled, re-imagined products. This annual Christmas shopping party features all sorts of neat ornaments made by the youth and it’s another perfect occasion to check off gifts on your list.
Are you a fan of Fleetwood Mac? If so, chances are you’ll want to make it over to the next “I Can’t Believe It’s Not: Fleetwood Mac – Rumors” happening this Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4 at St. Albans Church. This time around, members of local bands Boyhood, The Acorn, Fevers, Hilotrons and Jon Hynes will be performing the popular Fleetwood Mac album in front of a live audience. Before the show, there’s even going to be a pre-party screening of two classic concert films. Advance tickets are sold out but there will be limited tickets at the doors.
At Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday night, there’s going to be a show featuring live performances by local pop soul/funk group Harea Band, Kingston indie rock outfit Lost Cousins, and Ontario indie rock band Kaskador.
Philly emo punks Modern Baseball will be performing live in Ottawa this Friday night. For the occasion, they’ll be giving a show at Ritual alongside Toronto punk rock band PUP, Brooklyn punk Jeff Rosenstock and Minnesota indie punk group Tiny Moving Parts.
Another punk rock show happening the same night is going down at Mavericks. This one will feature a headlining performance by London punk rock band Single Mothers as well as opening sets by Ottawa indie alternative garage rockers Elementals, Gatineau metal punks We All Rise and Ottawa indie musician Xander John Scott.
DJs Zattar and Memetic have reason to celebrate. This Friday, December 4, their popular monthly dance party Timekode turns 10 years old! That’s quite an accomplishment for a local monthly. 10 years strong of soul moving soles. To add to the festivities, they’ll be joined by long-time friends and collaborator Trevor Walker, VJ Mawt Trood and special guest DJ Quantic. This milestone edition is going down at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne.
The holiday edition of the Urban Craft Market is happening this Saturday, December 5 at the Glebe Community Centre. Urban Craft provides a great opportunity to browse through a bunch of local vendors who’ll be selling their crafts at affordable prices. This is an ideal place to go to find special hand-crafted gifts and goodies for those on your Christmas list.
Local hip-hop artists Swisha T, En-V, Diamond, Moun Fou, Aspects, Spitten Image and others have joined forces to help raise much-needed funds for the Ottawa Food Bank. The National Capital rappers will be performing live at the Cabin this Saturday night in an effort to give back to our local community.
Gallery 101 is having an art auction fundraiser this Saturday, December 5 on Young Street and this year they’re also including retro pop karaoke. Dress as your fave pop star and you could win a prize.
Corinna Rose will be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday, December 5 as part of her The Wharf Release Tour. For the occasion, the Montreal folk singer and musician will be sharing the stage with folk/country Ottawa/Montreal band The Noisy Locomotive.
Gatineau-based singer-songwriter and musician Elage Mbaye is going to be giving a show at Le Troquet in the Hull sector this Saturday, December 5. This time around, the Senegalese artist, who hasn’t performed live in the region in some time, will be joined by special guest Seydina Ndaye.
Over at the Rainbow Bistro this Saturday night, there’s going to be a double album release show for local rock bands The Wicked Mercy who are putting out the new album “Sundown” and Suns of Stone who are releasing “II”. Toronto comedy duo Palcoholics will be hosting the event, adding a touch of humour to he night of music.
Beyoncé fans rejoice: The BEY BEY dance party is back at Babylon Nightclub this Saturday night. This event dedicated to the one and only Queen B will feature DJs Foster, Max Zims and Jimmy C on the decks playing Bey and friends all night long. Let’s get drunk in love, yo.
Local folk singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff will be back at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Sunday, December 6 for an early show starting at around 4 pm. The Ottawa-based musician, who’s originally from Waterloo/Kitchener, will be giving his third and final Blacksheep show of the 2015 holiday season so if you want to see him live, which you should cause he’s pretty damn good, this is your last chance for a little while.
For the metal heads out there, there’s a show happening this Sunday, December 6 that you might be interested in checking out. It’s going down at the Petit Chicago in the Hull sector of Gatineau and it’ll feature live performances by Montreal thrash metal band Anonymus, Montreal grind metal group BARF and Gatineau metal outfit My Shadow.