Yes, summer’s almost over. Yes, you’ve used up all your vacation time from work. Yes, it’s somewhat depressing. Having said this, those are all great reasons to get out and enjoy some of the events taking place in and around the National Capital Region this week, trust me, it’ll feel a bit like you’re still on vacation. Several of this week’s fun events are taking place on the Quebec side, which is a great opportunity for some of you to cross over the river and check out something different around the Outaouais region.
For starters, the City of Gatineau presents the Sirius XM Canada Mega Show tour this Wednesday, August 22 in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. For only $10, fans of francophone music will get to see and hear live performances by Louis-Jean Cormier, Malajube, Galaxie and Gatineau’s own Pierre Lapointe in an effort to promote emegering and independant Quebec talent. Tickets are selling fast but they are still available and you can obtain all of the details by clicking on the image below.
The 2012 Wakefest Arts Festival is happening from August 23 to August 26 at various locations in Wakefield, Quebec and it includes music, film, theatre, dance, visual arts and literature. Wakefest, which celebrates local artists has for objective to inspire and engage creativity within the community. You can find out more on the official Wakefest website by clicking below.
Also in Gatineau starting this Saturday, August 25 is the 15th anniversary celebrations of Le Troquet, a restaurant/show bar/exhibition space located in the Old Hull area. To thank its long-time regulars and new customers, Le Troquet is offering a special exhibition along with a couple of free shows including live music, slam poetry and even a very special Piknic Electronik with Montreal’s DJ Poirier. You can get more info by clicking on the link below.
If you want to go out and dance for a good cause, head over to Babylon Nightclub this Friday, August 24 for Oh My Jams Whine and Grind Edition with special guests Yes Yes Y’All Crew and A Tribe Called Red. All proceeds will go towards the Venus Envy Bursary Fund and the families of Sisters in Spirit. You can grab more details by clicking on the poster below.
This Saturday, August 25 is also the monthly Grind Party at Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa. This month’s edition features Big Toes HiFi from Scotland alongside Jon Deck and Selektah Shellz. Doors open at 11:00 pm and entrance is $8. More info below.
Also this Saturday, August 25, Kapacity Entertainment presents Ritual Nightclub’s 3-year and Straight Good’s 5-year anniversary party with Sinjin Hawke, Grandtheft, and Iggy Smalls. There are 200 free tickets available online, first come first serve. Click here to find out more.
Enjoy your week and make sure you do something fun!