Another week, another blog post packed with a bunch of fun events happening in and around Ottawa-Gatineau in the coming days.
First off, Arkells will be making a stop in Ottawa this Monday, February 13 as part of their Morning Report Tour. The Hamilton, Ontario rock n’roll band will be performing live at TD Place with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls.
At House of Targ this Tuesday, February 14, Remi Royale’s Love Boat-themed Valentines Day extravaganza will be taking you on a valentines voyage featuring your fave love songs performed live by Ottawa’s sweetest and sweatiest crooner. There will also be a talking love meter, Yacht rock music video classics, a live trivia game show, romantic table-side serenades and more. Sounds better than any cheesy date you could possibly have IMHO.
This Wednesday, Bar Robo is bringing you another all-vinyl series, this time featuring jazzy vibes courtesy of DJs Jas Nasty, Trevor Walker and Chris International. Enjoy a no-cover night of smooth soulful tunes with friends, a date or on the solo dolo.
This Thursday at Kinki, check out the vernissage of the Love & Hate Art Show. The free event, happening from 7-11 p.m., will feature artworks by FallDown, Mique Michelle, Kaylie Seaver, Snake Boy and several others, as well as music by DJ RayRay.
The Legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 2017 Tour includes a stop in Ottawa this Thursday, February 16. The renowned Chicago group will be bringing its “Ehe, Let it be Free” show to the Mercury Lounge and for the occasion internationally-acclaimed percussionist, composer, and band leader Kahil El’Zabar will be joined by Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax.
In the mood for a night of local indie, alternative and punk rock music? House of Targ has got you covered this Thursday, February 16. Head on over to check out live sets by alt rockers Almost Kennedy, alt rock band Lost at Sea, indie rock group Pointless Aesthetics and punk rock project Church on White.
Ottawa’s first-ever Ice Dragon Boat Festival is being held this February 17-18 on the Rideau Canal Skateway, as part of Winterlude festivities. Several teams will compete in races to win the inaugural edition of this new sporting activity. How very Canadian of us.
The organizers of the Gatineau Festibière are presenting the third edition of the Ottawa Winter Brewfest to be held February 17-19 at Lansdowne Park. This beer-lovers’ festival, featuring local breweries Beau’s, Beyond the Pale, Big Rig, and Kichesippi among others, will also include yummy eats and music by DJs Acro, Ray Ray, Iggy Smalls and more.
This Friday and Saturday, world-renowned Canadian and international visual and performing artists from the brilliant expressions of the African diaspora will come together at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts to collaborate on a 2-day art exhibition, panel discussion and live music and spoken word concert.
This Friday night, Local Ottawa Live & 93.1 CKCU FM present a special evening of live local music in support of the MusiCounts charity featuring three up and coming young bands from Ottawa: Blve Hills, Sparklesaurus and Potential Red.
There’s an all-ages show going down at Pressed this Friday, February 17 that’ll feature live performances by Montreal slacker rocker Alex Calder, Sudbury punks Dunes, Ottawa experimental new wave project Spell and Boston dream pop artist Lina Tullgren.
Elephant Stone will be back in Ottawa this Friday night and this time around the Montreal psych rock band will be playing live at Zaphods alongside Halifax indie rockers Walrus and Ottawa psych/indie rock group Trunk.
This Friday night, DJs Zattar and Memetic bring you the February edition of TIMEKODE. The popular funk and soul dance party that has been keeping Ottawa funky fresh for 11-years strong will be held at D’Afrique restaurant once again. Get your dancing shoes ready and see you on the dance floor!
On February 18, join the team at Makerspace North for an interactive presentation and showcase, that will introduce you to the tools and techniques of Maker movement. Get a up close look at 3D printers, Lasers, CNC, Computer Graphic and 3D design. If you are just starting out, this event is an excellent way to find out where you fit and where you want to go! The Maker Movement and Makerspaces enforce the essential skills of the 21st century, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and digital technologies. DIY, yo!
If you’d like to check out an intimate show this Saturday night, Pressed Cafe may have just what you’re looking for. On February 1, the Gladstone venue will welcome Gatineau indie folk band Outside I’m a Giant, Ottawa experimental project Trails and Ottawa musician Velodrones, of Bosveld.
This Saturday night, the Mercury Lounge and the NAC present the next installment of Wolf Gang Sessions, a night of music with a wild side where classical meets funk. For this very special series, the NAC takes part of its orchestra out of its traditional space and puts a special spin on DJ Trevor Walker’s set. This promises to be a great night of live music.
Montreal indie fuzz rock band Chocolat is currently on tour across Quebec and they’ll be making a stop in Gatineau this Saturday night to play at the Petit Chicago. The 5-piece band ‘s who’s been around for over 12 years will be presenting its latest album Rencontrer Looloo alongside Montreal garage rockers Mumu and Montreal alt/garage punk rockers I.D.A.L.G.
If you’re a fan of Le Trouble, don’t miss them at House of Targ this Saturday night. the Montreal-based indie rock band will be performing live and they’ll be sharing the stage with Ottawa alt rockers Mosely and Ottawa indie project Shadowhand.
Dallas alt-folk/pop singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb will be performing live at Centrepointe Theatre for one-night only this Saturday, February 18. The show, dubbed a “grown up evening” will feature some of the artist’s most popular hits as well as other tunes from her repertoire.
This Sunday night, the good folks at Ottawa Showbox present Portland project Lisa/Liza live with Montreal musician Cedric Noel, Portland experimental fuzz band Greef, and Ottawa’s Droney Girl, a side project from members of Pony Girl.
If you’re off next Monday for Family Day (looking at you Ontario people), and feel like going out dancing Sunday night, Overkill presents Rinse Out, a reggae and dancehall party featuring selectors Daddy Maysr of Montreal, Nobleworks of Toronto and residents Bellyfull Sound of Ottawa.