This Tuesday, head over to Pressed Café for the Moon Market: Palentines Edition, a special craft show featuring a variety of unique vendors selling jewelry, art, tarot, pins, home decor, hand poke tattoos, candles and lots more. This one is meant to celebrate pals, radical vulnerability, and bitter babes.
All the way from Greece, psychedelic stoner rockers 1000Mods will be hitting up Mavericks this Wednesday night as part of their 2018 North American Tour. The band, who’s travelling across North America and Mexico over the next two months, will be sharing the Ottawa stage with Kitchener stoner metal group Sierra, Trailer rockers Trailer Five and Ottawa instrumental stoner rockers Monobrow.
Canadian comedian Brent Butt, the creator of TV series Corner Gas and Hiccups, will be live in Ottawa this Wednesday, February 7. He’ll be giving a stand-up comedy show at the Algonquin Commons Theatre alongside Canadian comedian Graham Chittenden who will be opening.
The fourth annual MEGAPHONO kicks off this Thursday, February 8 and runs until February 10 at various locations across Ottawa-Gatineau. This music festival, meant to showcase the National Capital Region’s local talent and help our artists connect with music industry professionals, will feature a series of workshops, panels, networking opportunities, a music maker fair, a collaborative gathering dubbed the Native North America Gathering and, of course, live shows, presenting a solid lineup of artists from the National Capital and beyond. For more on this unique festival, check out Eventful Capital’s special MEGAPHONO feature from 2016.
This Thursday starting at 5 p.m., House of Targ presents the Wizard Works Valentines Craft Show featuring some of Ottawa’s craftiest vendors selling unique, handmade and repurposed items. Check it out and get behind local makers and creators!
The Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, which is always a big draw, is kicking off this Thursday, February 8 and runs until February 10 at La Nouvelle Scène. This year’s lineup will include performances by Fred Hersch, Barbra Lica, Emma Frank, The 33z playing Prince, the Steve Boudreau Trio, the annual special project as well as several others. Check out the entire programming and support our amazing local jazz fest!
This Saturday, the Freewheeling Craft Market is back at Makerspace North to present Big Love. This on-day craft pop-up celebrating love and valentines will feature the best modern makers from the 613 and beyond as well as delicious food, workshops and other fun surprises. Come hungry and support local!
This weekend, grab your mates, your ice skates, and your best disco outfit and hit up the Plouffe Park rink for a Disco Skate Boogie organized by Ottawa’s amazing Dems and Doll. Enjoy two nights of ice skating, funky live music, disco lights, art projections, a giant tree of light, photo booth fun and fire performers all in the heart of Little Italy.
This Friday evening, the Indie Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa and its filmmakers invite everyone out to Mercury Lounge to check out Bitter Flicks, a free screening of new Super 8mm short films. For the occasion, ten creators with different levels of filmmaking experience will be presenting their works to the public.
The GRAMMY-nominated album Native North America Vol. 1 features music from the Indigenous peoples recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. As part of MEGAPHONO, there will be a Native North America Gathering at the National Arts Centre this Friday night, featuring performances by veteran Indigenous artists including Duke Redbird, Willie Thrasher, Willy Mitchell, Leland Bell, and Eric Landry, Alanis Obomsawin, and others. The evening will also feature screenings of Willie Dunn’s 1968 short film “The Ballad of Crowfoot”, and an excerpt of Alanis Obomsawin’s 1977 film “Amisk”. Before the show, there will be a free discussion titled “Indigenous Trailblazers: Carving Paths Through Tradition” at the NAC’s Glass Thorsteinson Staircase, and a reception featuring Jeremy Dutcher and Melody McKiver will follow in the NAC Salon.
This year again, Eventful Capital is happy to team up with MEGAPHONO to co-present a show as part of the 2018 edition. Happening at Black Squirrel Books this Friday, February 9, the show will include live performances by Ottawa ambient post rock duo Novusolis, Ottawa/Halifax indie pop singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren and Peterborough power pop musician Nick Ferrio. Come hang!
The second annual Ottawa Music Maker Fair and Trade Show is going down this Saturday, February 10 from 12-4 p.m. at Capital Rehearsal Studios. Hosted by the Independent Music Business series and MEGAPHONO, it’s the perfect opportunity to network if yourre a music industry professional or musician.
If you’re into punk and hardcore, head over to Mavericks this Saturday to check out Boston band My Missing Half, Guelph group Becomes Astral, Ottawa metalcore project Horcrux, Ottawa skate punks Lees Avenue, Ottawa post hardcore emos The Great Diversion, Ottawa post hardcore band Fractures and Outlines and more. It’s a stacked lineup and proceeds from the show will go towards helping Revolution457 fire victims.
The 6th annual Capital Catwalk charity fashion show is happening this Saturday, February 10 at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Dubbed “Into The Wild”, the fundraising event will benefit the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Ottawa’s Tribe Royal are back with their first hometown show since the summer. The local alt roots/rockers be giving an early show at Babylon this Saturday, February 10 alongside special guests LUX.
This Saturday night, local alt rockers Mosely invite you to join them as they celebrate the release of their new album “Echoes” at House of Targ. To mark the occasion, they’ll be joined on stage by Ottawa/Wakefield indie rockers Rebelle, Ottawa alt rockers Coveter and Ottawa singer-songwriter Alanna Sterling.
Good news for the Ottawa music scene: Brixton’s British Pub on Sparks Street is opening its doors up to live music shows, and the first one is happening this Saturday night with local punks Durs Coeurs and punk rock n’rollers Slumlord. Check it out and support live local music!
This Saturday, the White Rabbit party is turning one-year old and to celebrate, organizers are bringing back an Ottawa favourite from New York City: Renegade Masters, a live house duo made up of The Wig and Commodore. Head to City Night and get ready to party until 6 a.m.
This Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Triple 7, there’s a curated mid-winter clothing swap happening courtesy of the Festival Flea. It promises to be filled with nothing but the goods, and there will be a potluck feast too, for those who wish to shop and share a bite. Details below!