Art Battle is back this Tuesday night at Arts Court. If you enjoy visual arts, start your week at the Ottawa chapter of Art Battle and get inspired by this exciting artistic competition. The unique event organized across Canadian cities, brings 12 local painters together for a live painting competition held in front of an audience.
Illinois punk rock artist/puppeteer/UFO entusiast/public access TV host David Liebe Hart will be hitting up House of Targ this Tuesday night. For the occasion, the host of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! will be sharing the stage with Ottawa/Montreal psych project Church of Aquarius and Ottawa indie artist Townes.
Montreal immersive and performative audio-visual duo Jerusalem in my Heart will be performing live at the General Assembly, a new space brought to us by the people behind House of Common. The show, happening this Wednesday, September 27, will also feature a live set by Hull dark experimental post rockers Scattered Clouds.
The Not Normal experimental music series is going down this Thursday night at Black Squirrel Books. For this latest instalment, there will be a live performance by Montreal artist CMD, of Low Noise Productions, as well as a set by Ottawa experimental noise project Cloaked Figure.
This Saturday at Mercury Lounge there’s another edition of Wherehaus happening, this time with DJs Aga and Ashley Gauthier going back-to-back, as well as Lock City Groove and Christian Arno. Wherehaus is a new series that brings together the old school and new school, having a collective love for the underground, and the roots of house music.
The One World Film Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running annual documentary film fest, is back for a 28th year and happening from September 28 to October 1st at 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.
Pecha Kucha Ottawa is back this Friday, and organizers are presenting a talk at Hub Ottawa as part of Ottawa Architecture Week. Representatives from both architecture and design communities will be on hand to share their perspectives on how different types of technology implicate our daily lives and the built environment.
Reset, the skate punk band from the 90s where members of Simple Plan got their start will be playing live at Mavericks this Friday night. The group will be rocking alongside Montreal’s Punchline 13, Brockville indie punk rockers Project Mantra, Ottawa punk rockers Seven Days of Fire and Brockville punk rockers Our Forgotten Memories.
If you want to check out an intimate, all ages show on Friday, head over to Pressed Cafe to catch Vancouver new wave artist Jay Arner, Toronto pop rockers Tough Age, Ottawa project Steve’s Job and Ottawa newcomers So Sensitive.
Montreal experiemental electronic project Thanya Iyer is back in Ottawa this Friday night and this time around the group will be playing live at Bar Robo alongside Ottawa ambient post-rock duo Novusolis and Ottawa indie surf pop rockers Sparklesaurus.
Dead Weights are celebrating the release of their new album “Mountain Arresting” this Friday night at Live on Elgin. For the occasion, the Ottawa-based melodic punk rockers will be sharing the stage with Ottawa garage rockers Sleepy and The Noise, Montreal pop punk band Mansbridge and Ottawa one-man-party-band Robots! Everywhere!!
Switched On Synths is going down at House of Targ this Friday, September 29. The latest edition of this electronic music series dedicated to all things synth will feature Chicago house/techno artist Steve Summers, Ottawa/Montréal synth pop band Violence, Montréal coldwave project Low Factor and Ottawa experimental electronic techno duo André et Michèle.
Boston DJ/Producer J Paul Getto, who’s affiliated to Guesthouse music, Instereo and Fogbank, will be gracing the decks at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, September 29. The new minister of funk will be be joined by DJs Balu and Jeff Dougler, who’ll warm up the dance floor with their opening set.
Looking for a guilt-free dance party to get down to this Friday night? Shameless, which is celebrating its 7th anniversary, has got you covered with nothing but cheesy shit dance floor bangers to keep you up all night. It’s a Prom Edition, so I’m guessing cheesy costumes and accessories are encouraged.
The annual punkottawa.com flea market is back this Saturday, September 30 at MakerSpace North. This is the place to go if you’re looking to buy and sell records, clothing, crafts, jewelry, toys, video games, trinkets and more handmade stuff with part of the proceeds going to animal welfare charities.
YOW International Comedy Kitchen is a new event launching at Kinki Lounge this Friday night. The concept is simple: laugh with some of the country’s top comedians, enjoy tasty food created by special guest chefs, compete with the DJ by naming that track for amazing prizes, and experience an after party like no other. Sounds interesting!
Kyle Ivan is a refreshing new face to indie-folk in Ottawa. You can catch him playing at Live on Elgin this Saturday night with Gatineau tapping and fingerstyle alternative folk guitarist Van Hoan Le and Ottawa folk singer-songwriter Jillian Kerr.
LA goth-rock legends Poptone (members of Love And Rockets/Bauhaus/Tones On Tail) will be performing live at the Bronson Centre this Saturday, and founding members Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins will be there to play classic songs from their back catalogue. Joining them for the occasion will be LA performance art/synth-pop artist Geneva Jacuzzi.
If you’re up for a good old bluegrass, folk and rock n’roll show, be sure to head over to Irene’s this Saturday, September 30 to stomp your feet to local canadiana folk trio Jessica Pearson and the East Wind and Ottawa blues, country, bluegrass and rock and roll group Ramblin Valley Band.
California hip hop emcee Kung Fu Vampire will be touching down inside the Bourbon Room this Saturday night and he’ll be performing live with California hip hop project Locksmith as well as locals McCado, Rezarek, JDavid and others.
Enjoy ska, reggae and rocksteady? Then you won’t want to miss the Voice Of The People Ska Night happening at House of Targ this Saturday. The fun monthly will feature live performances by Toronto organ reggae band Harmonauts, Toronto ska indie rockers Copper Crown and Hamilton third wave ska grouop STork & The Baby Makers.
After a much anticipated wait, São Paulo, Brazil DJ Mari Rossi is coming back “home” at the Mercury Lounge, for a night to be remembered. The nu jazz, broken beats and house music connoisseur will be playing live this Saturday night alongside resident DJ Trevor “Lifeboogie” Walker.