Looking for events happening in Canada’s National Capital Region to keep you busy this week? Look no further! Wether you’re into slam poetry, music, film, dancing or all of the above, Ottawa certainly has something of interest to offer you in the days ahead. Check out Eventful Capital’s carefully selected event suggestions below and click on the event posters for more info.
This Tuesday, July 30, Twin Forks will be performing live at Zaphod Beeblebrox alongside Ottawa-based indie pop groups The Musettes and By The Lights. Twin Forks, a Florida indie folk band, will be accompanied by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.
On Wednesday, July 31, Young Benjamins will be giving a live performance in Ottawa at Pressed Cafe. The emerging Saskatchewan folk rock band that just performed at the Hillside Festival will be joined on stage by math pop project The Curvature.
If you’d like to discover some new music and support a local artist this Thursday, August 1, then head over to Pressed Cafe to check out Ivan’s The Point EP Pt. 1 CD Release. Ivan will be performing new material alongside special guest Chrissie.
What happens when you bring filmmakers and DJs together? Spin N’ Motion that’s what. The event will feature the original work of 4 DJs who’s music will play while 4 matching 16mm short films created by filmmakers who were inspired by said music will be shown. The live and unique event will be held at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday, August 1 and it is completely free! An afterparty will follow with headlining artist pH and opening visuals and set by Sasha Vreca & Phil Beauch respectively. You don’t want to miss Ottawa’s most exciting event this week!
Maybe you’re in the mood for some oysters this week, or maybe it’s the rnb, soul and funk music that’s calling your name. Either way, DJ Zattar has got you covered this Thursday, August 1 at the The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern. The local DJ will be premiering Shuck N’ Strut, a night of dusty rnb, soul, and funk sounds from vinyl records only. Who ever said oyster shucking and retro vibes don’t go hand in hand?
Another album release taking place this Thursday, August 1 is the Amalgamation Album Release Show with special guests Scattered Clouds and Grime Kings. The event, taking place at Mugshots, will feature new material off of the indie rock group’s new album Permutations.
The annual World Press Photo exhibition is back at the Canadian War Museum starting this Friday, August 2. The photojournalism exhibiton, which presents over 150 winning photographs, including those captured during recent or ongoing conflicts, will be in Ottawa until August 28. If you’re a fan of photography, don’t sleep on this impressive show!
The monthly afro/latin/caribbean dancefloor affair that is Tropikalo is back at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, August 2. For the August edition, resident selectors DJ Zattar and Lance Baptiste will be making you move to some golden forgotten treasures so be sure to bring out your dancing shoes if you plan on attending.
If you’re into filmmaking and horror, and want to try your hand at making a scary movie, then you definitely want to attend the Blood & Beasts: DIY Horror Filmmaking Workshop organized by SAW Video. This interactive 2-day workshop will give you a solid foundation into the world of making independent horror films.
On Saturday, August 3, Birdman Sound, CKCU FM, and Off The Beaten Track present Slim Cessna’s Auto Club live at Babylon. The Denver, Colorado neofolk country band will be performing in Ottawa alongside opening act The Sterling Sisters from Baltimore.
Other noteworthy events happening around the National Capital City this week include Words to Live By feat. The Ottawa Current (OYPS). The spoken word evening with a special performance by the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam team will be held at Pressed Cafe this Tuesday, July 30.