From live music to vintage fashion, there’s a little bit of something for everyone this week in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Check out Eventful Capital’s Weekly Picks to get a glimpse at what’s happening in the area in the next few days.
Finland melodic death folk band Kalmah will be performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday, April 11. For their Ottawa show, the group will be joined on stage by Toronto melodic metal formation Vesperia, Gatineau melodic metal outfit Chariots of the Gods and Ottawa thrash project Ominous Eclipse.
This Wednesday night, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women presents the screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary that looks at the stereotypes of masculinity that boys in the U.S. are confronted with daily. The presentation, which is a fundraiser for the I Can MANifest Change program, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available in advance via Eventbrite or at the doors.
This Friday, April 7 at Flapjacks, spoken word poetry and pancakes collide in a match made in heaven. The event, dubbed Poets and Pancakes, will feature a lineup consisting of artists Freedom Writer, Nasim Asgari, Sarah Musa and Radiyah Chowdhury.
Toronto pop punks Pkew Pkew Pkew will be giving a live show at House of Targ this Thursday night. This time around, the band will be sharing the stage with Ottawa garage surf rockers The Boreds and Ottawa punk rock duo No Fuss.
Los Angeles DJ and Producer TOKiMONSTA will be giving a live set inside Ritual this Thursday night. For the occasion, the music-maker, who recently released her latest album Fovere, will be joined by special guest KHAOS.
Travis Scott fans rejoice: the American rapper is bringing his The Night Show tour to Ottawa this Friday, April 8. For the occasion, the Houston, Texas hip hop artist will be performing live at Lansdowne Park with Montreal DJ and Producer Lunice, Montreal rap trio The Posterz, Ottawa hip hop artist Night Lovell and Ottawa DJ Sacha Foster.
Ottawa female-fronted pop/rock group Arms Of The Girl are having an EP Release Party for their new project Paper | Copper | Steel this Friday night, April 8. The album launch show, happening at Live on Elgin, will also feature live sets by Ottawa folk/rock musician Cody Allen and Ottawa ska/rock band Weird With Cats.
Over at Club SAW this Friday, April 8, there’s going to be a screening and book party dubbed “Girls Will be Boys!”, a free event featuring 5 short silent films, cross-dressed women with live musical accompaniment by Carleton University musicians.
This weekend, Debaser and Babely Shades present DIY Spring, a two-day event happening at Zaphods and Pressed Cafe that’ll present live music by Raleigh, North Carolina shoegaze legends The Veldt, Ottawa synthpunk project Everett, Ottawa-based viola player Melody McKiver, Oalkand, California project AH-MER-AH-SU and Ottawa indie dream pop act Scary Bear Soundtrack.
This May marks the 10th annual Ravenswing Arts + Music Fair and to celebrate the occasion, organizers will be hosting a launch party this Friday, April 8 at Pressed. The event will include vernissage
Over at House of Targ this Friday night, there will be a benefit concert called Tampons for TED to raise funds for the charitable program, which supports homeless women. People who attend are encouraged to bring feminine products in lieu of donation. The event will feature performances by local blues/indie/rock bands Suns Of Stone, Cold Capital, Lost to the River and The Fays.
There’s a new monthly in town for electronic music lovers and it’s called Synthetic Dreams. The event, happening this Friday, April 8 at Possible Worlds, will include live sets by Montreal project CMD, Ottawa dub/techno duo Andre et Michele and
Tropikalo’s back baby! This super fun dancefloor affair, that had gone into hiatus, made a long-awaited return in January and good times are bound to roll once again this Friday night at Happy Goat Coffee. Tropikalo is the perfect dance party if you’re looking for afrolatin caribbean vibes. Just put your dancing shoes on and let DJs Zattar and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
The monthly edition of Grillz & Glam is going down this Friday, April 8 at Babylon with DJ Illo. The April instalment of this popular new rap dance party will once again be hosted by usual suspects Phil Ireland and Erik Dustin and will feature live art by Robbie Lariviere of Fall Down.
If you’re looking for an r&b and hip hop dance party this Friday night, you may want to head to Multi Social Room downstairs from Ritual for The Convo, a monthly held down by DJs Frank Play and Mes who’ll be running the dancefloor with non-stop bangers.
Ottawa’s cultural scene strives thanks to the tireless work done by active members of the community. This is why the organizing committee responsible for the 2016 House of PainT Festival is taking time to connect with members of the community this Saturday afternoon at Origin Studio 57 to consult with the public in an effort to organize a festival that reflects what the people of our National Capital Region would like to experience.
Portland alternative rock/psych band The Dandy Warhols will be performing live in Ottawa this Saturday as part of their Distortland Tour. The Dine Alone Recs signees will be sharing the Bronson Centre stage with Shreveport rock n’ roll outfit Seratones.
Ottawa alternative folk/rock singer-songwriter Claude Munson will be returning to the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this April 9. This time, the talented local musician will be joined by Montreal/Ottawa indie collective Future States and Ottawa experimental electronic project Trails.
The SPOOR series is bringing the party to Babylon this Saturday, April 9, where it all started a little over a year ago. The Ottawa event for audacious party-goers features some of the finest DJs & producers from the scenes of Techno, House, Acid and more with a program that explores the intersection of sound, light and video projection. This week’s lineup will feature guest Ion Sea as well as residents Mat Thibault and frequent contributor Teknobrat. Dress black. Gold. Fierce. Dress for fun. Dress to kill.
This Saturday at the Mercury Lounge, DJs Trevor Walker, Sergio Pari and Iman Hoss bring you Deep Therapy, a dance party that showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary. It’s your remedy from the mainstream, so let loose and dance.
Canada’s largest vintage clothing show is returning this Sunday, April 10 at the Shaw Centre. This bi-annual fashion sale gathers rare-one-of-a-kind pieces, jewelry, scarves, hats, purses, shoes and cocktail dresses under one roof. There’s bound to be something for everyone and every budget.
In the mood for a low-key morning jam? This Sunday, April 10 at Impact HUB Ottawa, join Jordan David, aka JFun as he plays good-vibe tunes to get you dancing and moving your body to sweet grooves. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is PWYC.
CHUO 89.1 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM & Birdman Sound present the 14th Ottawa Community Record Show this Sunday, April 10 at St. Anthony’s Hall. This is the place to go to find LPs & CDs and dig for rare music gems from every genre. A must for music collectors!
Local acoustic folk newcomers Bitterly Healed will be having their debut album release show at the Blacksheep Inn in beautiful Wakefield this Sunday, April 10. For the occasion, the Gatineau Hills-based band will be performing live with Aylmer, Quebec indie folk pop group Chérie.