Hey guest what?! We’ve made it to March, which means Spring is around the corner, which also means summer and ultimately festival season are getting closer and closer! In the meantime, here’s another round-up of noteworthy events happening in and around the National Capital Region this week. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks to find out what’s happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead.
To celebrate 25 years of the One World Film Festival, One World Arts presents One World Films, a series of monthly documentary screenings and discussions. The inaugural evening, taking place this Monday at the Bytowne, will feature the documentary film Valentine Road, followed by a talk by Jeremy Dias of Jer’s Vision. You can view the trailer here to get familiar with the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHewBW4UocY.
This Tuesday, March 4, the Mercury Lounge presents the Chicago 8-piece Sidewalk Chalk live in concert. The group, that merges hip-hop, soul, and jazz, will be joined on stage by local bands BlakDenim and Alex Silas and The Subterraneans.
For the third time in 2 years, American rapper and pop culture persona RiFF RAFF will be back in Ottawa this Wednesday, March 5. This time around, he’ll be performing live at Barrymore’s alongside opening acts by local artists NDMA, Cityy Fidelia and Chrissy.
If you’re a film buff, head over to the Mercury Lounge this March 6 for Reel Thursdays. The Indie Filmmaker’s Co-operative of Ottawa will be presenting a variety of new films from students from the University of Ottawa’s Visual Arts Program and IFCO Members.
FADED, from the people who bring you LIFTED and Hip Hop Karaoke, is going down this Thursday night . If you want to jam to your favourite rap, trap & RnB, be sure to head to Babylon and turn up with DJs So Nice and Max Zims.
If you’re into photography, be sure to check out the vernissage of Sarah Anderson’s solo exhibition Return to the Pacific Coast Highway this Friday, March 7. Presenting 50-plus colour prints and two short video installations offering an atmospheric meditation on the intertwining of travel, memory, and identity, the exhibition runs until March 20.
An evening of music, poetry and dance in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom from military occupation and apartheid is being held this Friday, March 7 at the Bronson Centre. The event will feature live performances by local artists Lucila Al Mar, Jaguar Priest, and Tito Medina among others.
The good people at Ottawa Showbox present Ottawa Electro-Acoustic Folk project Bosveld and Ottawa/Montreal Folk Rock duo Wind & The Wild live at Raw Sugar Cafe this Friday, March 7.
If you enjoy garage pop and/or are a fan of Holy Fuck and Hollerado, you may want to make your way to Zaphods this Friday night to take in a live performance by Toronto group Alvvays. The quintet will be taking the stage alongside Etiquette, made up of members of Holy Fuck, and Stella Ella Ola, comprised of members of Hollerado.
CHUO FM and Cafe Alt present the Cafe Alt Concert Series this Friday, March 7. This edition will feature Toronto-based sludge punk group HSY, Toronto-based grunge trio The Beverleys and Bruised Tongue affiliated local project Blue Angel.
The March edition of Hip Hop Karaoke is happening this Friday at Ritual with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform aka get on stage and impersonate Kendrick Lamar by doing that track you spent hours memorizing in front of your mirror or if you just want to support as a member of the audience, click below for everything you need to know.
The past editions of Frenzy have been just that: crazy fun dance parties featuring some of the best upcoming and established music producers out there. This time around is no different as Straight Goods brings you Los Angeles HW&W and Team Supreme signee Falcons. The LA producer will receive local support by Iggy Smalls and Foster.
Those of you who are fans of EDM won’t want to miss Borgore live at Barrymore’s Music Hall this Friday. The Israeli dubstep/trap DJ/producer will be giving a live set in Ottawa alongside local DJs Rainman and Barretta.
Starting on Friday, March 7 and taking place until Sunday, March 16 is the 12th annual DiverCiné Film Festival at the Bytowne Cinema. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute, the Embassy of France, and the Department of Canadian Heritage, the festival will feature 12 films from 10 Francophone countries including France, Senegal, Morocco, Canada, and Cambodia.
This Saturday night at Mugshots, Weird Canada & Debaser bring you Fryquency, a pay-what-you-can music series exhibiting emerging and experimental Canadian music. The march edition of Fryquency will feature live performances by Doomsquad, You’ll Never Get to Heaven, JFM and F Hood.
The annual event hosted by the students of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism is happening this Saturday, March 8 at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The theme for this year’s event is SUPERNOVA. For the occasion, Kosmic Supernova will transform the venue through dynamic and static installations, loud and quiet sounds. There will also be live performances by Case & Point and Ken L. Jones.
Over in Wakefield this Saturday, The Hilotrons will be releasing their new record. Held at the Blacksheep Inn, the night of music will feature live performances by Linsey Wellman, David O’Meara, Mike Dubue, Adam Saikaley, and George Crumb’s Black Angels performed by Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble with visuals by Hard Science.
On Sunday, March 9, head over to Ritual for Party & Bullshit, a Notorious B.I.G. tribute night meant to celebrate the music of the legendary East Coast rapper who was killed on March 9, 1997 at the young age of 24. Atherton, DJ So Nice, and Circa Beatz will be providing the music downstairs in the lounge so if you don’t know, now you know.