As we kick off the month of February in the National Capital Region, Winterlude festivities are well under way following the successful first weekend of this annual festival, which celebrates the joys of winter. In addition to the National Capital Commission ‘s (NCC) programming, several other related events have been organized alongside Winterlude to offer a wider range of activities for festival-goers and tourists.
Namely, Sparks Street is throwing its very own Winterlude celebrations, complete with a treasure hunt, ice sculptures and a beer festival. To access details, visit the Sparks Street website by clicking on the below poster.
Ottawa’s very first comedy festival, Cracking Up The Capital, will hold its inauguration night on Wednesday, February 6 with an event called Women of Comedy: An Intimate and Interactive Evening featuring Deb McGrath, Sheila McCarthey and Nikki Payne. The festival will also include Improv Games with youth comedy, an Aboriginal Comedy Evening with Don Kelly, Ryan McMahon and Dawn Dumont and a Finale featuring Big Daddy Tazz, John Wing, Tracey MacDonald and Don Kelly. To get the full lineup and program, simply click on the poster below.
This Thursday, February 7, as part of its De Natura interactive evening series, the Canadian Museum of Nature presents a discussion on the Arctic with panelists Aaju Peter, Inuk lawyer, activist and Order of Canada recipient, David Reid, founder of Polar Sea Adventures and Michelle Valberg, renowned photographer and founder of Project North. For further information on this event and series, simply click on the event poster below.
On Thursday, February 7, Snak The Ripper will be live at Ritual as part of the Dynamite Canada Tour. The Vancouver rapper will be performing in Ottawa alongside special guests Jacklyn Gee and Merkules. You can grab more info if you click on the poster below.
Starting this Friday, February 8 and taking place until Sunday, February 10 is the Ottawa Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2013 edition. Local and national designers will have the opportunity to present their upcoming collections at the Ottawa Convention Centre in front of media, members of the pubic, dignitaries and celebrities from the Canadian fashion industry. For the full schedule and for ticket information, click below.
This Friday, February 8, as of 8pm, the Mercury Lounge invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ottawa’s Carnaval Party A Taste of Brazil. The carnaval will feature the Bacille Brasil live band, which includes Florquestra Brasil and Roda de Samba, a live Capoeira performance by Dende Do Recife, DJs Lance Baptiste and Rayaz playing the best in Brazilian carnaval music and brazilian food bites. Advance tickets are sold out, but more will be available at the door. For everything you need to know, click on the poster below.
For the electrohouse, dubstep and bass music lovers, Dubsmack presents Apashe and Dabin live at Ritual this Friday, February 8 starting at 10pm. The Kannibalen record label mates will be doing live sets at Ritual with opening sets by local DJs Rainman and Damage. For more info, check out the event’s Facebook page by clicking on the poster below.
On Saturday, February 9, Moguai will be throwing a live set at Era as part of DNA Presents’ Privé Series. The techno and electro punk rock DJ signed to Mau5trap/PUNX Records will be performing live alongside EDM DJ Mister Parker. To obtain details, just click below. Acadian trio Radio Radio will be taking over Ritual this Saturday, February 9 for a live show with special guests D-Track and DJ CPI. The East Coast electro-rap group known for it’s unique style will be performing live in Ottawa in an effort to promote their latest album Havre de Grâce. For tickets and details, simply click on the poster below.
Last but not least for this week’s event suggestions, the Wakefield International Film Festival kicks off this Sunday, February 10 and runs until March 24. Now in its 4th year, this community festival presents current and award-winning documentaries from Quebec, Canada and around the world. In addition, the festival aims to encourage discussion by including panel discussions and Q&As. For the full programming and schedule, visit the official website by clicking below.