Wether you want to hit up the biggest garage sale in town, catch some live music, dance the night away or run a marathon, be sure to get out there and enjoy some of the fun things happening this week in our National Capital Region.
If you’re a metal head, you’re gonna want to start your week at Mavericks this Tuesday night to check out Australian deathcore band Aversions Crown, American metal group The Last Then Seconds of Life, Ottawa deathcore outfit A Scared For The Wicked and Ottawa blackened doomcore project Ringwraith.
If you’re in the mood for a mellow night of live music on Tuesday, Bar Robo is where you’ll want to be to see Montreal bluesy folk musician Eddie Paul, Gatineau indie folk band Okies and Montreal folk group Barren Acres.
This Thursday, May 25, rock out to some live music at Cafe Dekcuf. The stacked bill features Montreal rockers East of Sunday, Hamilton garage band The Jesse James Medicine Show, Ottawa rock group Nebraska, Ottawa metal/punks Loose Für and Brockville punk rock outfit Our Forgotten Memories.
Ask Women Anything is a series of unique, intimate evenings that give Ottawa’s most influential women a chance to share their thoughts and answer your questions without the filter of the media. The next one is happening this Thursday, May 25 at Bar Robo and will feature a panel discussion between women influencers in Ottawa, namely the ladies behind Amy in 613, Chantsy, Little Miss Ottawa and YOW City Style.
Boston indie electro/folk band Tall Heights is playing live at Babylon this Thursday, May 25 alongside Burlington indie folk musician Henry Jamison and Ottawa indie pop project Alison Rose.
At House of Targ this Thursday night, you can catch pop rock artist T. Thomason. The Nova Scotia native will be performing live with Canadian pop rock duo Cameron, Ottawa indie alt rockers Mosely and Ottawa singer-songwrtier Alanna Sterling.
Saint Catharines indie rockers Neighbouring are live at Mavericks this Friday night with Ottawa shoegaze band Fathom Sound, Ottawa post rock group Clavius and Ottawa dream pop project Noi Ya.
The Tenenbaums are back and they can’t wait to party this Friday night at Bar Robo. Catch the Ottawa garage rockers sharing the stage with Ottawa pizza punks Wizard Party and Ottawa psych rock band Masters of Nothing.
Ottawa hip hop artist Kool Krys is celebrating the release of her new album Feminum this Friday night at Kinki Lounge. If the weather permits, the party will be happening outside on the patio and it’ll feature live performances by special guest emcees Ghettosocks and Nilla. Chef Chico will also be in the building cooking up tasty eats.
Ottawa band Ukrainia is also having a record release party this Friday night. Their show is happening at House of Targ and will feature a live set by Ottawa spy-fi surf rockers The Reverb Syndicate.
As part of Ottawa Race Weekend, there will be a free concert series between May 26-28 at the Ottawa City Hall Festival Plaza. On Friday night, the lineup includes The Split and Slack Bridges. On Saturday, there will be live performances by the Junkyard Symphony, Whitehorse and Mehdi Cayenne, and on Sunday the concert will feature sets by Brant Pethick and Dance Commander. Gotta love all of these free music shows!
Happy birthday Ottawa Showbox! The local music blog is celebrating 5 years this weekend with some live shows happening at the Record Centre on Friday and Saturday. Go thank them for doing what they do, and enjoy live sets by Expanda Fuzz, Nightshades, Claude Munson, G.Grand and Hyf GyspySun, and Steamers who are reuniting for the occasion.
The Great Glebe Garage Sale is taking place this Saturday, May 27 in the Glebe. The annual community event, which rises in popularity from year to year, is happening between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Pro tip: if you’re hoping to get your hands on a hot-ticket item like a bike or a vintage piece of furniture, you’ll want to be there bright and early at the crack of dawn. Happy shopping!
This Saturday afternoon, there’s a matinee pop punk show happening at Cafe Dekcuf for a change. The bill will feature Toronto pop punks Coach Bombay, Ottawa garage rockers Sweet Rocket, Cornwall/Ottawa pop punk band If It Blooms and Gatineau acoustic pop punk artist Nick Brighside.
Gatineau natives Sam Faye and D-Track are having the hometown release of their new album “Stereo” this Saturday night at the Minotaure. For the occasion, the francophone hip hop artists will be sharing the stage with opening act Clay & Friends.
Ottawa alternative blues rockers The Powergoats are headlining a show at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield this Saturday night. They’ll be playing live with Ottawa folk/country singer-songwriter Jilian Kerr and Ottawa folk singer-songwriter Jasper Bridge who’ll be giving his debut with an electrical full band.
Are you a fan of ska, reggae and rocksteady? If so, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ this Saturday night for the Voice Of The People Ska Night. This fun party will feature music selections courtesy of DJs Snappy and Longshot as well as a live performances by Oshawa ska & afrobeat band Jah Doo and Montreal reggae/rocksteady group The Resojets.
A recurring party dedicated to the 6 God? Drake fans, you read correct. The Drake Night dance party, at which you can expect to hear nothing but Drizzy jams and tracks from OVO affiliates courtesy of DJs Max Zims and Laocapone, is now a monthly and it’s going down this Saturday night inside Babylon.
Disco dance party anyone? Disco Lab is taking over the Mercury Lounge this Saturday night with DJs Lifeboogie and guest Greg Reain bringing you an all-vinyl soulful boogie disco affair.
Kitchen Party is going down this Saturday, May 27 at Bar Robo. The monthly dance party presented by DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks will feature nothing but the best in funk, soul, disco, hip hop, electro, techno, house and everything in between. A little bit of this and a little bit of that for your dancing pleasure.
Toronto r&b superstar The Weeknd wil be in town this Sunday performing live at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Legend of the Fall Official Tour after party is going down at Bourbon Room and will feature American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.