Art Battle is back this Monday night at Arts Court. If you enjoy visual arts, start your week at the Ottawa chapter of Art Battle and get inspired by this exciting artistic competition. The unique event organized across Canadian cities, brings local painters together for a live painting competition held in front of an audience.
This Monday night at House of Targ, you can check out NYC psych band The Grasping Straws, Brooklyn psych art rockers Mischief Night, Ottawa dream grunge project Onfiilm, Ottawa alt rockers Coveter and Ottawa alt soul/punk newcomers Subtle Curves.
Doylestown post-hardcore/rockers Circa Survive are making a stop in the capital city this Tuesday, March 27 as part of their Amulet Tour. They’ll be hitting up the Brass Monkey for an all-ages show with St. Louis indie band Foxing, and Chico, California post-hardcore group Hail The Sun.
Rive Gauche — When Art Becomes Fashion is a special project bringing together 17 local artists and designers who have created unique garments and accessories, all made available for purchase in a ride range of sizes. Featuring stunning pieces, this fashion show fundraiser happening at AXENÉO7 on Wednesday, March 28 brings together some of our leading regional talents. All proceeds from the event will go to support AXENÉO7 programming initiatives.
There’s an early-spring all-ages electro-art-pop party taking over Black Squirrel Books this Wednesday night. It’ll feature live sets by Toronto art-pop artist Bernice of Arts & Crafts Records, as well as NYC experimental-electro-pop artist Erica Eso, Ottawa musician and DJ Adam Saikaley, as well as visuals by Conor Byron.
Exceptionally this month, Creative Mornings is hosting their monthly event on a Thursday. For this latest installment happening on March 29, Juno award-winning soul singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans will be taking the stage to speak on the theme of courage.
This Thursday, March 29 is the official opening of the 2018 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts exhibition. Presented at the National Gallery of Canada in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, the show will feature the work of this year’s eight winning artists, Glenn Alteen, Bruce Eves, Wyn Geleynse, Spring Hurlbut, Midi Onodera, Sandra Semchuk, Adrian Stimson, and Jack Sures. Check it out until August 5, 2018.
Ask Women Anything is a series of unique, intimate evenings that give Ottawa’s most influential women a chance to share their thoughts and answer your questions without the filter of media. The next one happening this Thursday, March 29 at Bar Robo will feature a panel discussion on the topic of When The Justice System Fails Women.
Ever heard of the New York brass house band Too Many Zooz? The high-energy group will be playing live at the 27 Club this Thursday night and they’ll be sharing the stage with Edmonton hip hop artist Cadence Weapon. This is bound to be great show!
If you’re into heavier music, you may want to head over to House of Targ this Thursday night to catch Calgary stoner metal band Woodhawk who’ll be in town as part of their Magnetic North Tour. They’ll be rocking the stage with Montreal stoner rockers Mountain Dust, Ottawa glam metal project Thunderkok and Ottawa instrumental stoner metal band Monobrow.
Canadian-Chadian producer Afrotronix will be making his Ottawa debut this Thursday, March 29 at the Mercury Lounge and it’s undoubtedly a much-anticipated performance by the artist who merges electronic music with African rhythms and electric Touareg blues. His live shows combine DJ mixing and live instrumentation, and it promises to be an entertaining night with opening and closing sets by Juno-nominated DJ Rise Ashen.
Toronto/Prince Edward County, Ontario singer-songwriter Dave Allen is giving an intimate show at Bar Robo this Friday, March 30. For the occasion, the roots/folk/blues musician will be sharing the stage with Ottawa singer-songwriter Sarah Bradley and Ontario-based indie folk singer-songwriter JD Wilson.
StandUp in the Hills is a comedy show happening at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Friday night. It’ll feature Canadian Comedy Award nominated comedian and podcaster Julien Dionne as well as headliner Jim McNally and some surprise guests.
Ottawa garage pop rockers Holy Christopher are celebrating the release of their Land vs Sea EP this Friday night at Live on Elgin and they’ll be giving a show with Montreal garage rock band Dangereens, Ottawa alt rock group Motherland and Ottawa garage grunge trio Nightshades.
Calling all folkloric black metal fans: Slovakian black metal band Malokarpatan will be headlining a show at the Dominion this Friday, March 30 and they’ll be rocking the stage with Ottawa metal group Barrow Wight and Montreal raw black/death metal project Muertos.
Local dubstep duo Fools of Wisdom will be bringing the house down at the British Pub in Aylmer this Friday night. The DJ/Producers are getting ready for a night of live EDM that promises to be high-energy.
Metal fans of all ages can check out Mavericks on Saturday night to catch progressive death metal band Beyond Creation, Gatineau metal vets Insurrection, Ottawa death metal group Accursed Spawn, Ottawa death/thrash metal heads Ominous Eclipse and Ottawa melodic black metal project Misshapen.
Ottawa dance crew PNLDanceCo. is celebrating its 10th anniversary and to mark the occasion, there’s a Choreographer’s Showcase going down at Babylon this Saturday night. This is a great opportunity to experience a show with Ottawa’s best urban-themed dance artists.
Local collective JK3 will be playing live at Irene’s Pub this March 31. The rhythm section formed in Ottawa by members of Pony Girl will be sharing the stage with special guest Whitney Delion, and you can expect to hear instrumentals, improv, fusion and hip hop.
If you’re looking to boogie down to disco this weekend, head over to the Mercury Lounge this Saturday night for the Disco Lab party featuring mad scientists Trevor Walker and guest DJ Zattar who’ll be taking care of the beats. If you attend, you’re encouraged to dress in your best 80s look to get in for free ninety nine.