Another blog post, another week filled with events making the national capital region’s a busy place. If you’re in Ottawa-Gatineau this week and have time to check out some stuff, there’s a bunch of things happening, so take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below for a glimpse into the number of events being held around town in the coming days.
Konvict Music’s own Akon will be making a return to the National Capital this Tuesday night as part of his Pre Stadium Album Release Canadian “Promo” Tour. For the occasion the Atlanta-based hip hop artist be performing live at the Bronson Centre and he’ll be joined on stage by special guests Karl Wolf, B.A.E. and Peter Jackson among others.
US indie punk/rock band The Ataris are performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday night and for the occasion they’ll be playing Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits in its entirety. As part of the show, they’ll be joined on stage by pop punk/ska group Survay Says!, Ottawa punks Remember The Fire and Ottawa indie alternative rockers Housebound Gypsies.
IoT613 is a two-day conference happening this Thursday and Friday in Ottawa dedicated to the Internet of Things. It’s a hands-on event and will explore how IoT will shape the future of our daily lives, businesses, and governments.
If you’re an artist, a teacher, or if you’re just looking for arts & crafts/DIY supplies, you should check out the Ottawa School of Art’s Annual Garage Sale being held this Thursday, September 24 in the school’s lower lobby. There will be art supplies, books and a little bit of everything.
The One World Film Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running annual documentary film fest, is back for a 26th year and happening from September 24 to 27 at and the National Gallery and Saint Paul University. With an aim to raise awareness on social justice, human rights and environmental issues through thought-provoking documentaries, the festival will feature films on global issues as well as engaging discussions, workshops, and a festival fair.
If you’re into post metal, you should make your way over to Mavericks and Cafe Dekcuf this Thursday night for a night of live music in two venues featuring 7 bands. The bill includes Paris atmospheric post metal group Alcest, USA black metal band Abigail Wiliams, LA rockers Emma Ruth Rundle, USA noise formation Today Is The Day, and Ottawa experimental project Destroy Clocks.
Montréal-based indie folk rock singer-songwriter Elliot Maginot will be giving an intimate set at Raw Sugar Cafe this Thursday night. The musician, who recently performed in Gatineau as part of the FOÉ, creates beautiful alternative folk tunes with layers of vocals and infused in moody dreamy pop and he sounds just as good live, if not better, than on record.
Canadian rap veteran Madchild will be making a return to Ottawa this Thursday night and performing live at Babylon. This time around, the Swollen Members hip hop artist from BC will be sharing the stage with special guests Demrick, Swisha T, and Adlib among others.
This Friday, September 25, Ottawa celebrates its love of bicycles with Capital Velo Fest taking place outdoors in front of the Ottawa City Hall to start. The 2015 edition of this bike festival will feature a 20km night ride under the stars including live music and animation along the route.
As part of the One World Film Festival, there’s going to be a LGBTQ Election Debate with candidates from the 4 main federal parties at the National Gallery of Canada this Friday, September 25. The event will kick off with the screening of The Year We Thought About Love and will be followed by the debate.
Anomaly Vol. 5 is happening at House of Common this Friday night. Audio sounds will be provided by Telephone Maison and Birds of Paradise while Hard Science and Mawt Trood will be handling the visual projections.
Hottowa is back this Friday night with a special edition happening behind Mill Street Brew Pub in a courtyard by the water. The dance party will feature VJ Paradise, DJ Mykro Toys, DJ GloryHull, DJ Lamb Rabbit and DJ SMILES playing all sorts of stuff from disco, funk, synth pop, rnb, hip-hop and more.
Orlando, Florida garage punk/pop band Wet Nurse will be giving a live show at House of Targ this Friday night as part of their So It Goes Tour. The 3-piece will be sharing the stage with Ottawa garage rockers Nightshades fresh off of their Marvest performance and Ottawa blues pop trio Coccinella.
For the September edition of Party Pack, special guest DJ/Producer Hoodboi will be back in Ottawa to give a live set inside Multi Social Room. The LA-based Fool’s Gold signee will be receiving local support from Foster, Laocapone, Greege and Yashavelli. If you’re into trap, hip hop, and 90s throwback anthems then you should enjoy this.
Double Barrel, one of Ottawa’s most popular monthly dance parties, is going down inside Mercury Lounge this Friday night. Resident DJ Magnificent will be gracing the wheels of steel as per usual and this time around he’ll be joined by special guest DJ Ruby Jane. A funk, soul, Motown and vintage reggae dance party you don’t want to miss!
Local alternative folk musician Lora Bidner is having an Album Release show for her project To The North this Saturday night at Live on Elgin. It also happens to be her birthday that day, so she’ll be celebrating both as well as performing live and releasing a music video for one of the songs.
Hometown favourites The Souljazz Orchestra are performing live at Babylon this Saturday, September 26 to officially kick off their Resistance International Album Release Tour. The Ottawa-based six-piece, known for its contagious soul, jazz and afro-latin sounds, will be joined by DJ Zattar on the wheels of steel. If you miss out, you can also catch them at the Petit Chicago in the Hull sector of Gatineau on November 14.
3 days of live music outdoors, camping, a bike race, runs, musical chair, a rock paper, scissors tournament, unplugged sets and more, that’s Neat in the Woods. Happening just outside of Ottawa in Burnstown, the entertainement-packed event will feature live performances by The Trews, Matt Andersen, MonkeyJunk, Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, Silver Creek and more.