If you’re around the National Capital Region this week, why not enjoy the time off and celebrate the holidays by checking out some great events happening in Ottawa-Gatineau? Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to know what’s up in the days ahead.
Ottawa indie folk rock band Amos The Transparent is hosting a holiday concert at Zaphods this Tuesday night. The local 6-piece, who recently released its latest album “This Cold Escape”, will be performing live alongside special guest musician Brock Zeman who’ll take care of the opening set.
Also this Tuesday night, Babylon and Monster Energy have teamed up once again to bring you a festive get together before you go into hibernation mode for the holidays featuring an all-star lineup of DJs who will definitely get you moving. Drastik of Thugli fame will be there to celebrate a banner year gone by, while Jon Deck, Ghettosocks, and Jeff Spec are happy to be home after a stellar tour of the Far East. DJ Illo, who has been bringing his A+ game to all things Monster related is always a crowd pleaser, and this time will be no different.
If you’re looking for a place to dance on December 24, the Official Hot 97 BET Christmas Eve Edition is going down at Mansion. With DJ Young Chow live from New York, the event will also feature local guest DJs Massive Vibes, Selektah Shellz, Mes, Roc Steady, and Tytus. Bring your whistle, bring your flag and get ready to party all night long.
The Boxing Day edition of Party Pack is taking over Multi Social Room this Friday night. Music will be brought to you courtesy of special guest DJs Tommy Kruise and Dave Luxe of Montreal and local residents Laocapone and Foster. If you’re into new raps and southern hip-hop, hit this party up for guaranteed satisfaction.
Atlanta, Georgia DJ/Producer Treasure Fingers will be making a return to Ottawa this Friday night to give a live set at the JunXion Public House. The Fool’s Gold Records signee will be on the mix with Louisville’s own Amtrac and Ottawa favourite Iggy Smalls.
The Double Barrel monthly has a new home inside the newly-renovated Mercury Lounge and the house warming party is happening this Friday night, December 26. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the wheels of steel in fancy attire as per usual and he’ll be joined by special guest DJ Bjorn Late for the occasion. A funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party like no other!
This Saturday night in beautiful Wakefield, Honeyman and the Brothers Farr invite you to join them at the Blacksheep Inn for their 7th annual Christmas show. For the occasion, their second album titled “I Had You Before Eyes”, will be performed live with the rhythm section of Wakefield’s own Shawn Rompre, alongside bassist extraordinaire Charles James. Special guest Caroline Keating will be opening the show once again this year. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as this event tends to sell out.
Beyoncé fans unite: The BEY BEY dance party is back at Babylon Nightclub this Saturday night. This party dedicated to the one and only Queen B will feature DJ Matt Tamblyn (Silk, Open Air Social Club) on the decks playing Bey and friends all night long.
Five-Man Guitarmy of psych warfare Ian Blurton’s Happy Endings will be performing live at House of Targ this Saturday, December 27. The musician will be sharing the stage with Hamilton rock n’ roll band Huron and Ottawa glam rockers In Heat.
Whitby progressive-metal band Protest The Hero will be giving a live show at Ritual this Sunday, December 28. The 4-piece group will be performing live alongside Boston metal band Unearth, Ottawa progressive-metal formation Antlion and Ottawa metal project Skies Beneath.