It may be cold out there lately, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to skip out on all the fun events being held this week in our National Capital Region. Take a peek at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to find out what’s happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the next few days.
Waffle fry nacho fiesta, waffle fry bacon cheese burger, waffle fry poutine and the list goes on. Name it, Flapjack’s got it for Waffle Fry Week happening February 15-21. Check it out at their Preston Street location.
If you enjoy comedy you may want to make your way over to Live on Elgin this Monday night to check out Clash of the Comics, a freestyle comedy tournament happening on February 15 as well as on March 7 and 21.
Rising Toronto hip hop artist Tory Lanez will be returning to Ottawa this Monday night as part of his Swavenation Tour. Although the show happening at Ritual is sold out, an after party going down at Multi Social Room was recently added. If you’re determined to attend, organizers will be releasing a few last-minute/door tickets so keep your eyes glued to the Facebook event page for details on how to get your hands on some.
There’s a new open mic night in town and it’s strictly meant for hip hop artists. Happening at Origin Studio 57 this Wednesday night, the event hosted by JustJamaal ThePoet and DJ 2Creamz, is an opportunity to build, chill and showcase your skill.
This Wednesday, February 17, House of PainT presents a free double feature hip hop film screening at Kinki Lounge. For the occasion, two documentaries will be presented respectively titled Arctic Hip Hop and Megamorphesis. Following the films, stick around for a Q& A chat with the filmmakers.
Toronto pop punks Harbour will be performing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday night as part of their 2016 Canadian Winter Tour. This time around, the band will be sharing the stage with Ottawa pop punk group We Were Sharks, Ottawa melodic hardcore project WKFLD., Ottawa pop punk outfit Spirit of Commission, Ottawa skate punks The Weak Attractions and Ottawa punk formation Free Refills.
The Legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble All Star 2016 Tour includes a stop in Ottawa this Thursday, February 18. The renowned Chicago group will be bringing its “Super Healing” show to the Mercury Lounge and for the occasion internationally-acclaimed percussionist, composer, and band leader Kahil El’Zabar will introduce a brand new Ethnic Heritage Ensemble featuring Kahil El’zabar (multi-percussion /composition /vocals), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax and clarinet) and Craig Harris (trombone and didgerideoo).
Over at Happy Goat Coffee this Thursday, February 18, Debaser presents an all-ages show featuring Halifax psych pop band Walrus, Montreal post-punk pop group Hand Cream, Montreal post-punk pop project Dories and Ottawa garage rockers Baberaham Lincoln live.
This Thursday, February 18 at Ritual, there’s going to be a special double headliner bill featuring Providence, USA DJ/Producer AraabMuzik aka the MVP of the MPC and Newark, New Jersey Producer Nadus. The two influential music-makers will be dropping live sets alongside special guests So Durand and Strange Future.
If you’re in the mood for some no fuss live local music this Friday night, head over to Irene’s Pub to check out the show happening there. Ottawa indie folk rock 5-piece Lost to the River with Montreal/Ottawa indie rock band Future States and Ottawa future folk duo Bosveld.
If you’re into heavy music, don’t miss the Metal Nite going down at House of Targ this Friday night. The bill features Montreal metal band Metalian and Ottawa metal group Occult Burial as well as DJs Erin, Gen, and Val playing loud records all night.
This Friday night, SPOOR presents the latest edition of The Deep End at Ritual. Once again, the crew brings you an array of techno beats all through the night while also bringing a unique experience; intersecting music, lighting and video projection. This is the perfect night to check out if you’re into techno, house, and electronic music.
On Saturday, February 20, join Operation Come Home for Bundle Up, a fun outdoor community event in support of the non-profit organization. Bring friends and family for hot drinks, music, art, and support a great local cause. Bundle up in your favourite winter wear and enjoy a heart-warming afternoon while donating winter clothing for youth in need.
Cantley, Quebec lofi psychedelic rockers Beerworl are going to be performing live at Zaphods on Saturday night and they’ll be sharing the stage with blues/funk group JAS and psych rock band Masters of Nothing.
If you want to check out some local hip hop on Saturday night, make your way over to Pressed Cafe to catch Ottawa-based hip hop artists Aron the Alien, wotts, Yusso, and A. Charter.
If you enjoy Mexican food and drinks and live music, why not try Cantina Sur on Bronson this Saturday, February 20 for some tasty eats and beverages coupled with a show. The entertainment will be provided by local indie folk rock trio Okies and Chapeau, Quebec folk band Wabash.
Montreal’s John Jacob Magistery are currently giving shows across Eastern Canada as part of the Busy Dying Tour. The alternative rock group will be making a stop at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday night and will be joined on stage by special guests Po Lazarus. Next week, he’ll be on the Ottawa side at the Rainbow Bistro.
Ottawa’s favourite glam rock/rock n’ roll band In Heat will be back at House of Targ this Saturday night to give a live performance. This time around the local 5-piece will be playing some their top tracks plus a selection of their all time fave covers. For the occasion, Lexxi Splitlip and her crew will be playing alongside Ottawa experimental thrash/funk group Criticull and Ottawa indie synth/grunge band The Haig.
If you want to dance the night away this Saturday, head down to Mercury Lounge for Jacktified, a night dedicated to proper Chi Town house music, with special guest DJ/Producer Demuir from Toronto and resident DJs Trevor Walker, Jeff Dougler and Balu playig an eclectic mix of jackin’ as well as other house-based genres.
In the mood for a morning jam? This Sunday, February 21 at Impact HUB Ottawa, join Jordan David as he plays good vibes 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.