This Monday, September 19, the Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle is being held at Irene’s Pub along Bank St. Hosted by local singer-songwriter and musician Julie Corrigan, the event will feature live sets by Ottawa area artists Jill Zmud and Sarah Beattie.
The 2016 Ottawa International Film Festival is happening from Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25 at various locations in the downtown core. This annual event, which is the largest of its kind in North America, will feature a great lineup of screenings, a conference, workshops, presentations and panels for film buffs, art lovers and animation fans alike.
Montreal orchestral indie pop band Groenland are returning to the National Capital Region this Wednesday in an effort to promote their brand new album A Wider Space that literally came out last week. The five-piece will be sharing the Zaphods stage with Ottawa indie folk group Sounds of Stories and Montreal orchestral indie project BEYRIES.
Russian folk metal band Arkona will be performing live at Mavericks this Thursday night. The Napalm Records signees will be sharing the stage with Montreal folk metal group Valfreya, Ottawa thrash metal formation Ominous Eclipse, Ottawa metal project Damnus and Ottawa progressive metal outfit Isometric.
Over at the Troquet in the Vieux-Hull this Thursday, there’s going to be a fundraising show featuring live performances by Montreal-based/Gatineau-born hip hop artist and slam poet D-Track and rapper and producer Sam Faye, also known by his stage name Kalibre. Montreal acoustic folk musician Noé Talbot will also be on the bill and taking care of the opening set.
Over at Bar Robo this Thursday, the good folks at Ottawa Showbox bring you an all-ages show featuring Edmonton folk/punk rockers Fire Next Time. The five-piece will be playing alongside Ottawa folk rock band Jonathan Becker & The North Fields and Ottawa guitar wizards Jordan & Watts.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. is holding its annual Oktoberfest celebrations in Vankleek Hill this weekend. Not only can you sample a variety of craft brews at Beau’s signature fundraising event, you can also try the Bavarian inspired cuisine, enjoy family-friendly activities and see some live music from 54:40, K-Os, Born Ruffians, Fast Romantics, Gazoline and more.
The Ottawa Ska Fest is taking over House of Targ this weekend for two nights jam packed with a lineup of awesome bands. Friday night will feature ska punk with The Resignators, Los Kung Fun Monkeys, Suits N’ Toques and more and Saturday will be a full-on ska night with The Beatdown, Danny Rebel and The KGB, The Sentries and others.
This Friday night, DJs Zattar and Memetic bring you the return of Timekode in its monthly format! This first edition will celebrate the record release of Timekode X Vol. 2 which features remixes of Memetic’s Freak Motif & Dark Maat’r. The popular funk and soul dance party will be held at D’Afrique restaurant, its new home for the season. Get your dancing shoes ready!
This Saturday only at Zibi, check out the Etsy pop-up shop going on from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. that’ll feature a bunch of local Etsy sellers and creators.
The 2nd annual soup celebration (fête de la soupe) is being held this Saturday, September 24 at Moussette Park in the Hull sector of Gatineau and it’s free admission. Sample a variety of original soup creations while you enjoy family-friendly entertainment in a laid-back atmosphere.
Also happening at Zibi this Saturday is the 2nd Gatineau Bicycle Film Festival, which will present a selection of short films that celebrate cycling culture around the world. A great occasion to enjoy the pleasures of biking with other cycle enthusiasts.
Chinatown Remixed kicks off this Saturday, September 24 along Somerset West. This annual month-long art festival launches with a day-long vernissage at various locations between Bay and Preston including visual and performance art, music, child-friendly workshops, live food demos and more. A great way to discover or re-discover Ottawa’s Chinatown neighbourhood!
The final 1Night event of 2016 will be held this Saturday evening at Origin Studio. The live arts and entertainment show that aims to highlight the work of performance-based artists from across Canada through a masterclass, interview and live performance, will focus on the talented Lucila Al Mar.
Over at Stomping Ground this Saturday evening, there’s going to be the launch of a capsule collection in collaboration with Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels, celebrating the Ottawa Athletics who once called Lansdowne Park home. Beats for the event will be provided by DJs Illo and Laocapone.
Thunder BAy roots/rock n’roll ban The Honest Heart Collective will be playing live at Zaphods this Saturday night, and this time around, the six-piece will be performing alongside Ottawa indie folk group Weird With Cats.
This Saturday at the Mercury Lounge is the return of Deep Therapy, a dance party that showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary. It’s your remedy from the mainstream, so let loose and dance.
An entire night dedicated to the 6 God? Drake fans, you read correct. The popular 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 going down this Saturday night inside Babylon.
Peterborough fuzzy guitar pop band Lonely Parade will be having an album release show at Black Squirrel Books this Sunday night and for the occasion, they’ll be playing live with NYC sad pop project Diet Cig, Ottawa experimental group Heavy Bedroom and Philly pop project Free Cake for Every Creature.