If you’re around the National Capital Region this week and you’re looking for events to check out, you’ve come to the right place. Wether you’re into music, film, art, slam poetry or all of the above, there’s bound to be something fun for you happening in the days ahead. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below and click on the event posters for more info.
Jackpine & YouRockRed are presenting Ottawa’s first Polaris Music Prize screening party streaming live from Toronto. Come support Ottawa’s own A Tribe Called Red by watching the screening with fellow local Canadian music fans at Babylon.
San Francisco indie/experimental group The Dodos will be performing live at Mavericks this Wednesday, September 25. The American duo will be joined on stage by Halifax indie, Noyes/Youth band Cousins for the occasion.
EDM lovers will be happy to know that Zeds Dead is back in Ottawa this Wednesday, September 25 following a well-attended set at Bluesfest this past July. This time around the Toronto-based duo will be giving a live DJ set at LS Live alongside Paper Diamond as part of the Altered States Tour.
The annual One World Film Festival, which features thought-provoking documentaries on issues impacting our communities and our world, is being held from September 26 to September 28 at Library & Archives Canada. The festival’s 24th edition, centered around the themes of peace, freedom, wealth and justice, will include film screenings, panel discussions, and filmmaker Q&As.
Soul Journey, made up of acoustic guitarists Raymundo Pizana & Tohyd Beigi, will be giving a live performance at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday, September 26. The guitar duo, who’ll be joined by special guests for the occasion, will be presenting original compositions of new age fusion with echoes of world music.
Those of you who enjoy local indie music should check out Justice R.F. live at Pressed Cafe this Thursday, September 26. The Ottawa-based alternative folk musician will be joined on stage by guest Rob Waddell for the occasion.
Hip hop heads may want to head over to Ritual Nightclub on Thursday, September 26 to catch Chali 2na of the group Jurassic 5 perform live alongside special guest Kayo. The Los Angeles rapper, who’s performed in Ottawa several times already, will receive local support from BlakDenim and Antiks among others.
The Up & Up Revue, World Famous Music and House of PainT have teamed up to present the Bernie Worrell Orchestra live at Babylon on Thursday, September 26. The co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, synth pioneer of the Talking Heads and source of countless Dr Dre samples is bringing his new 9-piece orchestra to Ottawa and Phil Motion and the Easy Lo-Fi will open the night to get the crowd warmed up.
The September edition of Double Barrel is going down this Friday at Mugshots in the courtyard. For this month’s installment, resident DJ Magnificent will be doing a solo set as he gears up for the 4-year anniversary of Ottawa’s favorite all funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae night happening in October.
Culture Days is a 3-day long celebration of Canadian culture that invites everyone and anyone to participate, create and celebrate with tons of activities organized at various locations across Ottawa and Gatineau. The primary purpose of Culture Days is to ensure that culture is accessible and enjoyable for Canadians from all walks of life. For a full list of scheduled activities, click on the below image.
The 2013 punkottawa.com flea market is back this Saturday, September 28 at Mac Hall inside the Bronson Centre. This is the place to go if you’re looking to buy and sell records, clothing, crafts, jewelry, vegan treats, toys, video games, trinkets and more with proceeds going to the Cat Rescue Network, the Wild Bird Care Centre and Westminster Pet Sanctuary.
This Saturday, September 28, Engineers Without Borders Ottawa present spoken word artist Brandon Wint and South African multi-instrumentalist HA!Man live in concert at the University of Ottawa School of Music. HA!Man will also be joined on stage by Belgian improv artist Joke Debaere with whom he’s currently touring. This promises to be a unique event bringing together 3 distinct art forms on to one stage for an artistic evening of music, poetry and theatre.
Beat-boxing poet, punk pianist and outlaw harmonica player C.R. Avery will be performing live at the Elmdale Tavern this Saturday, September 28 alongside Ottawa’s own John Carroll who’ll take care of the opening set. This is a great opportunity to experience a live show by this unique and dynamic multi-talented Canadian artist.
The National Capital Region’s favorite afro latin, Caribbean, soul, jazz band the Souljazz Orchestra will be performing live at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday, September 28 after 5 years of absence. The group will also be celebrating drummer Philippe Lafrenière’s birthday so it’s guaranteed to be a fun night of live music.
Other noteworthy events happening this week in and around the National Capital include a live outdoor backyard performance by Born Gold this Wednesday, September 25, the 2013 Capital Slam Team featured at Words to Live By, Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band giving a live show at Zaphods, and the Urban Legends Poetry Slam featuring MC, DJ and Poet Prufrock Shadowrunner.
There’s also the Anticon Records Tour with Jel, Sole, Serengeti & Factor at Ritual on Friday, September 27, The Night Watch and The Visit performing live at the Mercury Lounge, the Pony Girl Album Release Party at La Petite Mort Gallery and the Roda de Samba at the Petit Chicago on Saturday, September 28.
So there you have it, these are Eventful Capital’s event suggestions for the days ahead. Be sure to enjoy your week in Ottawa-Gatineau and to take in some of the fun events happening in the national capital over the next 7 days.