For the 2017 edition, Ottawa’s Dark Horse Dance Projects team present two different shows happening over four days from September 6-9. Featuring eight new creations by artists from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and more, the performances being presented this week invite audience-members to explore the creative universe of this years choreographers and performers.
Stourbridge veterans Diamond Head will be performing live at Mavericks this Wednesday night. For the occasion, the NWOBHM metal band formed in 1976 will be playing alongside Ottawa power/thrash metal project Lycanthro, Ottawa thrash metal group Exo-Vedate and Ottawa death trash metal outfit Domination.
One World Arts is launching the 28th Annual One World Film Festival this Thursday, September 7 at the ByTowne Cinema with an announcement about the thought-provoking documentaries, panel discussions and Q&As featured as part of this year’s festival, which runs September 28-October 1. The festival launch happening this Thursday will also feature the Ottawa premiere of Marie Clement’s THE ROAD FORWARD, a powerful musical documentary that tells the story of six generations of Indigenous activism through song and story.
Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau is launching its fall season this Thursday, September 7 with a free, outdoor event happening at the Jacques-Cartier Park. The launch, happening in the evening, will feature a live performance by Montreal-based/Gatineau-born electro-pop artist Laurence Nerbonne.
The Music.Art.Ppl collective is having a website launch party this Thursday, September 7 at Bar Robo and to celebrate, there will be music by DJs Ollie K, JFUN and others, as well as live art by Andreane Dubois and a gallery curated by Coblou.
Over at the Blacksheep Inn in the picturesque village of Wakefield this Friday night, you can catch a live show by Montreal electro/pop/r&b trio Raveen, who’ll be joined on stage by Ottawa indie folk/pop artist Isaac Vallentin and Kitchener/Waterloo experimental folk musician Jojo Worthington.
Ottawa’s Jack Pine & The Fire are having a release party for their first full-length album Left To Our Own Devices this Friday night at Irene’s Pub. To add to the festivities, the alternative folk band, who will give its first public performance in two years, will be joined by Ottawa-Gatineau folk pop sweethearts Moonfruits.
Vermont-based progressive metal band Barishi is playing live at House of Targ this Friday, September 8 and they’ll be rocking out with Ottawa doom rock duo Muffler Crunch, Ottawa metal band Thunderdome and Ottawa metal group Projekt Gothenburg.
This Friday night at the Minotaure in the Vieux-Hull, you can expect to hear nothing but emo as part of the bar’s punk rock Fridays. There will no doubt be music by My Chemical Romance, The Used, Silverstein, AFI, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, and Jawbreaker, and you’ll also be able to make requests if they fit within the genre.
If you want to catch a metal show this Saturday night, head over to the Minotaure to check out Gatineau metal band Chariots of the Gods, Montreal metal group Karkaos, Montreal project Fractal Cypher, Sherbrooke metal outfit Killborn and Ottawa formation Whispers In The Maze.
The 17th Ottawa-Gatineau Bicycle Film Festival, happening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, is a true celebration of bicycles through film, art and music. This year’s edition will present a selection of short films that celebrate cycling culture around the world, Retro-rides.ca will be on site with their beautiful vintage bike collection, XO VELO is providing a photo montage of local cyclists and the Historical Society of Ottawa will be on hand to fill your mind with fun facts from the past.
Switched On Synths is going down at House of Targ this Saturday, September 9. The latest edition of this electronic music series dedicated to all things synth will feature Toronto 80s retro smooth synth band Glass Apple Bonzai, Paris/Montreal darkwave project Douce Angoisse, Montreal true space synth project Pecora Pecora and Ottawa-Gatineau experimental noise duo RAAS.
This Saturday night at the legendary Mercury Lounge, there’s a dance party dubbed Lifeboogie Equatorial that’ll feature music selections by DJ Trevor Walker, including a mix of house, electronic and and tech sounds with a latin, Brazilian, Afro and Caribbean influence.
Get On Up is an all-vinyl dance party happening at Bar Robo that features music selections from DJ Breakthru. If you want to dance the night away in a laid-back venue this Saturday, you should definitely hit this intimate party up and enjoy all sorts of great funk, soul, Motown, r&b, and disco jams.
This Sunday, be a part of history as Escape Manor attempts to break the Guinness Record with The World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt, an event presented as part of Ottawa 2017. Thousands of people in Ottawa will be scouring the city for clues, answering trivia, and having a great time. Tickets are almost sold out so get on it if this is something you want to take part in.
This Sunday, September 10, you can shop high end and designer vintage goods, dead stock finds, brand name street wear and one-of-a-kind gems at Le Petit Salon. Bonus: while you browse around and try on some stuff, you’ll be able to enjoy the sweet sounds of Fleetwood Mac.