Just because it’s Halloween this week doesn’t mean there aren’t other things happening around the National Capital Region. If you are looking for Halloween-related events, then you’re going to want to check out Eventful Capital’s Guide to Halloween 2016. Otherwise, take a look at this week’s non-Halloween picks below to help plan the next few days.
This Monday evening, October 24, Chapters Rideau is hosting a meet & greet with comedy superstar, Mike Myers who will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. to sign copies of his hilarious and heartfelt new book, Canada. If you plan on going, be sure to get in line early for your chance to say hello.
Guerilla Poubelle are making a stop in Gatineau this Monday, October 24 as part of their 2016 Tour. The Paris-based post/punk/rock band is performing live at the Minotaure and they’ll be joined by Speed Massacre, BonVivant, Fortune cooking Club and johk.
Starting this Monday at The Manx, and until November 16, you can check out a series of illustrations by Jennilee Murray called Celtic Tree Astrology that the local artist created this spring. The exhibit features 13 works celebrating Celtic and Druid influences in the celestial world.
Vancouver punks White Lung will be performing live at House of Targ this Tuesday, October 25 and for the occasion they’ll be joined on stage by Ottawa noisy shoegaze group Kings Quest and Washington DC post punks Flasher.
Not Normal, the new experimental music series launched this Spring, is going down this Wednesday night at Pressed Cafe. For this latest instalment, there will be modular synth and cassette tape piece work by Gary Franks as well as DJs Jason Skilz of Low Noise Productions and Pierre Richardson of Bruised Tongue Recs.
If you want to rock out to punk this Thursday, be sure to make your way over to Black Squirrel Books & Cafe to catch Montreal powerviolence band Vile Intent, Montreal hardcore punks Remwar, and Ottawa hardcore punks Toxic Thoughts.
CKCU FM, Carleton University’s community radio, is celebrating 41 years on the airwaves and the station is currently holding its annual funding drive. This Thursday night at the Mercury Lounge, there’s an event called Get Lost in Bass and it’s a CKCU fundraiser that will feature live house and techno sets by Syvyl, T-23, Lock City Groove, and Brink.
Two of Canada’s most beloved and best-selling bands, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth, will be performing live in Ottawa this Friday night as part of a cross-Canada tour that kicked off in BC on Octber 15. Special guests Edwin and The Standstills are supporting the headliners as opening acts. The perfect occasion to take a trip down Canadian indie rock memory lane!
This Friday night, United Way’s GenNext presents Schmoozefest 2016, Ottawa’s exclusive networking event that takes the work out of networking, provides a thriving social atmosphere for the city’s best and brightest, and brings together the next generation of philanthropists and change-makers. The event, happening at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, will include live music by DJ Male Nurse, food and drinks, prizes and more.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter and musician Pat Maloney will be back in the region this Friday in an effort to promote his latest album RightHere, and this time around the Ottawa native will be performing live at Pressed Cafe alongside Ole Fog.
Winnipeg indie pop band Royal Canoe will be making a return to the National Capital Region this Friday and for the occasion they’ll be playing live at Zaphods as part of their Canadian Tour promoting their new album Something Go Lost Between Here and The Orbit. Vancouver crush pop group Belle Game will be opening the show for Royal Canoe.
Another CKCU FM fundraising show happening this week is going down at the Dom this Friday night. It’s presented by The Upstairs Neighbour and it’ll feature live performances by local bands Slim n’ Popular, Boom Creek (rare show), and Muffler Crunch.
Ontario singer-songwriter and musician Bobby Dove will be playing live at the Rainbow Bistro this Friday night in an effort to promote her debut album Thunderchild. The rock n’roll/honky tonk artist will be sharing the stage with Montreal witch-folk project The Ghostly Hounds and Ottawa country/rock musician Lefty McRighty.
Toronto existential space pop band Delta Will is returning to Ottawa this Saturday night to play Bar Robo. The group will be sharing the stage with Ottawa’s Droney Girl, which is a side project featuring members of Pony Girl, and Montreal’s Mr.Walter, neo-soul music with progressive tendencies.
East coast indie rockers Tuns, which is made up of members of Sloan Music/The Inbreds/Super Friendz, are playing live at Zaphods this Saturday night and for the occasion they’ll be joined by Hamilton psych/garage band Young Rival.
KROY, the side project of Camille Poliquin, one half of Montreal synthpop duo Milk & Bone, will be giving a live performance at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday night in support of her debut album Scavenger. The Montreal-based artist will be sharing the stage with opening act Ada Lea for her second solo show presented in the National Capital Region. This girl’ got mad talent so it’s bound to be a beautiful night of live music.
Bleak Life is back with more metal and hardcore and this time it’s going down at the Dom on Saturday night with Montreal’s Ultrarat, Pok Gai and L’animal Mechant.