It’s time to gear up for another week ahead in the National Capital Region. There’s no denying it: it’s seriously getting cold over here, but there’s plenty happening to keep you warm over the coming week. Check out the suggestions below for a list of noteworthy events happening around the National Capital Region in the days ahead.
For the metal heads, LA thrash metal group Warbringer will be performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday, November 26. For the occasion, they’ll be joined on stage by opening acts Joe Thrasher, My Shadow, and Diabholico.
First Nations musician Joey Stylez is bringing his Feather + Rosary Tour to Ottawa this Tuesday, November 26. The LA-based pop artist will be performing live at Luneta Cafe alongside a slew of other artists. Click on the below poster for details.
With support local month drawing to a close, Kichesippi Beer is putting on a cocktail wrap-up party being held at the Standard this Tuesday, November 26. If you’ve religiously been supporting this local initiative and you purchased a passport, you definitely don’t want to miss out the chance to win the ultimate Ottawa stay-cation and vote for your favorite cocktail.
If you’re into visual arts, you may want to go view the Desdemona & Juliet group art exhibition launching this Thursday, November 28 at the Fritzi Gallery. The exhibition includes works by Ottawa artists Claudia Gutierrez, Alisdair MacRae, Janet MacKay, Reid Mclachlan, and Suzan Mandla.
The UP & UP Concert Series presents BlakDenim live at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday, November 28. The Ottawa-based hip-hop/rock/funk ensemble who’s been making quite some noise on the local music scene will be performing live as part of the venue’s 17th anniversary celebrations.
Wanna get some Christmas shopping done this coming Friday? Then be sure to partake in the North Dalhousie’s Black Friday Shopping Night. The entire neighbourhood has been mapped out with deals & treats from some of your favourite Ottawa stores. Follow the path along Dalhousie St. from Murray right up to St. Andrew and discover 12 unique shops. Collect a ballot with every great purchase you make along the way and drop them off in the boxes at either end of the path to enter a draw for over $600 worth of gift cards and products from all 12 participating retailers.
The Uncorked! Wine Tasting Series is back at the Canadian Museum of Civilization this Friday, November 29. This edition will feature wines of the New World from Canada, Australia, the United States and Chile all happening inside the playful universe of the Canadian Children’s Museum. If you want to attend, make sure you purchase tickets in advance as this is sure to sell out.
Scottish Pirate Metal group Alestorm is performing live at Mavericks this Friday, November 29. The formation signed to Napalm Records will be playing alongside Norwegian balkan metal band Trollfest, modern heavy metal group Gypsyhawk and Endemise who’ll be releasing their CD for the occasion.
The Ottawa premiere of The Punk Syndrome is being held this Friday, November 29 at the Mayfair Theatre. This documentary film, directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen sheds light on the mentally challenged Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day. The documentary opens a window onto alternative culture, human nature and the very narrow line between so-called normal people and those on the fringe.
Herd Magazine is celebrating its 1st birthday in style this Friday, November 29 and for the occasion, the team is throwing a party at a “secret undisclosed” location aka Gabba Hey. There’ll be live music, live art, a live auction, prizes to be won, and a custom cocktail menu among many other things. Happy birthday Herd Mag!
The November edition of Double Barrel is going down this Friday night at Mugshots. For this month’s installment, resident DJ Magnificent is going back to basics with Double Barrel co-founder Bjorn Late. For the occasion, you can expect less Jackson 5, more JJ Barnes, less Aretha Franklin, more Rhetta Hughes, less Desmond Dekker, more Alton Ellis, Skatalites and King Stitt. Need to know more? Then simply click on the event poster below.
The OneHood.ca – Canadian Hip Hop 2013 Winterfest is going down this Friday inside Ritual Nightclub. Headliner Swisha-T will be performing live alongside Canadian hip-hop artists Kingcon, Diamond, and En-V among others.
So there happens to be another Support Local 613 wrap-up party happening this week and this one is at Fall Down Gallery this Saturday, November 30. There will be live music, food, drinks and collective art show presented by Fall Down. All funds raised will go towards the creation of the McNabb Skateboard Park.
If you want to check out some indie rock this week, your best bet is to head over to Raw Sugar Cafe this Saturday, November 30 to hear Seas perform live. The Toronto indie rock formation will be joined on stage by Oh No Forest Fires who are giving a comeback reunion show for the occasion.
Other events happening this week that are worth mentioning include the Picturama show at Fall Down Gallery, which will feature a display of photos from photographers and photography-enthusiasts alike.
If you want to check out some original local live music, the energetic Mehdi Cayenne Club will be performing at Raw Sugar Cafe this Friday, November 29.
If you’re a foodie, check out Ottawa’s Underground Chef’s Market taking place this Saturday at the Ottawa Convention Centre where chefs and foodies have the opportunity to connect. Completely new to Ottawa, this market will showcase food cooked by professionals and amateurs alike, and will allow the community to sample the city’s future food.
This coming Sunday, December 1 at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, check out the Idle Hands Arts, Craft and Vintage Sale. The event, taking place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, offers a great opportunity to buy quality art, handmade and vintage one-of-a-kind items for those special people on your Christmas list.