From the badlands of southern Alberta, musician Joe Vickers will be hitting up Bar Robo this Tuesday, December 5 as part of his Cowboy Coffee Tour. For the occasion, the folk musician will be playing live with Ottawa folk/country band Big Neon and Ottawa folk singer-songwriter JD Wilson.
Austrian blackened death metal band Belphegor is performing live at Mavericks this Wednesday, December 6. They’ll be sharing the stage with Montreal tech death metal band Cryptosy, Toronto black metal group Panzerfaust, Ottawa death metal crew A Scar For The Wicked and Ottawa death metal project Gland.
Do you still have any of your childhood or teenage writing? Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is an open-mic evening of book reports, poetry, diary entries, letters from camp, etc. — all read out loud by adults to a room full of strangers. The event is being held this Wednesday evening at the Gladstone Theatre. Sounds like a whole lot of laughter and awkwardness!
Local director Matt Miwa and producer Lesley Marshall invite you to the premiere of their short silent horror film “Murder at the Circus”. The screening, which is a pay-what-you-can event, will be held at the ByTowne Cinema this Wednesday, December 6.
There’s a night of “mega jazz action” going down at House of Targ this Wednesday. The show will feature live performances by Ottawa groovy jazz ensemble Super Awesome Club, as well as the Carleton University Fusion Ensemble, that will perform compositions by Weather Report, Carla Bley, Allan Holdsworth, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mike Stern, Eric Dolphy, Chick Corea and more.
The Canadian Museum of History is opening a new exhibition that delves into the world of animation. Titled DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, the exhibit reveals the art, technology and storytelling that has made DreamWorks Animation the world’s largest animation studio. This special show is being presented from December 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018.
Montréal rockabilly/hillbilly/rock n’roller Bloodshot Bill is bringing his one-man show to House of Targ this Thursday night. For the occasion, the self-described greasy Canadian that travels on his own, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa rock n’rollers Casa Lagarto and Ottawa alternative country musician Chris Landry.
Montréal indie rocker Little Scream is returning to Ottawa this Thursday, December 7 as part of her current tour. This time around, she’ll be joined by Ottawa indie rockers The Heavy Medicine Band and Ottawa indie band Plastic Farm.
On Thursday at Pressed Cafe, you can catch Ottawa garage rockers The Tenenbaums, Toronto alt punks Blankscreen and Ottawa punk rockers No Fuss.
Anishinaabe MC/singer-songwriter Leonard Sumner will be performing live at the NAC this Thursday, December 7. The hip hop/country/r&b artist, who’s from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Manitoba, will be sharing the stage with Ottawa alternative folk/rock musician Jack Pine.
If you’re up for a little road trip to Wakefield to kick off your weekend, head over to the Blacksheep Inn this Friday night to check out Carleton Place roots/folk/rock singer-songwriter and storyteller Brock Zeman and Ottawa soulful country musician Julie Corrigan.
Ottawa folk/punks The Fays are celebrating 20 years of music this Friday with a show happening at Pressed Cafe. The event will also feature live sets by Ottawa musical poet King Kimbit and Ottawa newcomers Bloody Murder, who’ll be giving their first show ever.
Toronto punk rockers The Flatliners and Massachusetts hardcore punks A Wilhelm Scream are celebrating 10 years of musical existence on the road together. To mark this milestone, they’ll be performing The Great Awake and Career Suicide, each album in its entirety.
Metal heads take note: this Friday at Targ, metal band Norislk is having an album release party and they’ll be playing live with Boston metal band Replacire, Ottawa thrash group Mangler, Ottawa metal project Messora and Montreal tech metal act Pronostic.
Following his appearance at the Mercury Lounge this past August, Kenny Glasgow is back this Friday and he’ll be giving a live set in celebration of DJ Balu’s birthday. You can expect another round of tech house and underground vibes from the Toronto DJ as well as an opening set from the birthday boy and Jeff Dougler.
The Canadian hip hop producer behind numerous hit singles like No Shopping by French Montana and Drake and 4am by 2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott, Murda Beatz will be in Ottawa this Friday, December 8 to give a DJ set at Babylon. This will be his first time in Canada’s capital and it’s sure to be one of the city’s biggest nightclub events of 2017.
New Constellations, a nation(s)wide tour of music and arts featuring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, is making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday, December 9. The event, which aims to address reconciliation through the arts, will feature a stellar lineup including A Tribe Called Red, Leonard Sumner, Lido Pimienta, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jeremy Dutcher, Jason Collett, Jim Bryson, STARS, Shad, Narcy, Vera Wabegijig, Tracy Lindberg, and La Force.
Montreal indie rockers Chocolat are back in Gatineau this Saturday night to play at the Minotaure. The 5-piece band who’s been around the Canadian music scene for over 12 years will be presenting its excellent album Rencontrer Looloo alongside Montreal indie punk rockers Corridor.
Ottawa/Toronto duo Kamancello will be playing live at the intimate Pressed Cafe this Saturday night. For the occasion, the East-meets-West band that blurs musical genre conventions and cultural boundaries will be joined by Ottawa instrumental composer and guitarist Nathanael Larochette, a talented member of Musk Ox and The Night Watch.
If you want to play some pinball and check out a show on Saturday night, head over to House of Targ to catch Ottawa punk rockers The Creeps, London, Ontario hardcore band Wasted Potential and Ottawa pop/new wave group The New Calling.
In the Christmas Market department, there’s one happening this Sunday, December 10 at the Moussette Park Community Centre in the Hull sector of Gatineau. This 5th annual market organized by the Marché de l’Outaouais will feature a variety of local artisans, a choir, a craft corner for kids and tasty eats.