Wether you’re looking for music shows, poetry slam, dance parties, local holiday craft markets or if you want to taste and talk tea at the Ottawa Tea Festival, Eventful Capital’s got you covered. Check out the suggestions below for a list of noteworthy events happening around the National Capital Region in the days ahead.
Word Association, a new monthly hip-hop open stage that welcomes rappers, MCs, DJs, poets, Breakers, beatboxers, producers, singers, and dancers is happening Tuesday, November 19. Hosted by DJ So Nice and Atherton, the event is being held at Luneta Cafe on Bronson.
On Thursday, November 21, Bet.e and Stef will be returning the Mercury Lounge for a live performance. The Juno-nominated bossa nova jazz group from Montreal will be presenting new material from their latest release Remix Deluxe.
If you’re into indie rock, you may want to check out Zebrin who’s performing live at Luneta Cafe this Thursday, November 21. The Victoria indie rock band will be joined on stage by Edmonton pop rock group l65 and Wakefield indie rockers Farewell Davidson.
Keswick, Ontario indie pop formation The Elwins will be live in concert at Ritual this Thursday, November 21 as part of the group’s Fall Tour. The four-piece will be performing live alongside supporting acts Dusted (a project of Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck) and Pith and the Parenchymas.
Bars and Tone ‘s Aboard the Floating Palace of a Good Time Billionaire Release Party is happening at Babylon this Thursday. For the occasion the group will be making a concert film of the show so they need you to don your flyest outfit. Atherton will also be holding it down throughout the night on the 1s and 2s.
This Friday, November 22, poets and poetry fans alike should attend the Urban Legends Poetry Slam featuring Tanya Evanson, an internationally recognized and award-winning poet from Montreal. The slam takes place in the Architecture building at Carleton University.
Live 88.5 FM presents The Balconies live at Canterbury High School this Friday, November 22. Why are they performing at a high school you ask? Becasue two musicians from this rock n roll 4-piece are graduates of Canterbury’s music program. This Friday, they’re going back to their old high school for a night of crazy rock and roll with musical guests Dear Rouge and The Capitol Beat. All proceeds from this special concert will go to Canterbury’s music program.
The local music blog Ottawa Showbox is presenting its very first event this Friday, November 22 at Raw Sugar Cafe. For the occasion, the boys behind Ottawa Showbox bring you a live show featuring folk musician Justice R.F. and St. Catharines/Toronto-based folk duet Creature Speak (formerly known as Howler).
The Canadian Museum of Nature has teamed up with Spins & Needles for a special edition of Nature Nocturne dubbed The Holiday Assembly. Happening this Friday, November 22, this after-hours interactive event will feature the sounds of several Ottawa DJs, art installations, seasonal workshops and a holiday night market of unique gifts for men and women.
There’s a new weekly event at the Lunenburg Pub starting November 22 and it’s called “Beerfest Friday’s: Play for the Pot”. It’s a concert series hosted by singer-songwriter Ashley Newall during which audience members vote for their favourite act and all the acts are paid a percentage on an ascending scale based on their placing. The bar then matches those proceeds in prizing. The first instalment will feature live performances by Fellows, White Collar Students, JBKD and Brian Fisher & Barre à Clou Blues.
This Friday, November 22, Kichesippi takes over the taps and Bruised Tongue takes over the tracks for one night only at Mugshots. Kichesippi will be serving up delicious Wuchak UK, Logger, 1855 and Wuchak Black while Bruised Tongue duo Craig Proulx and Pierre Richardson deliver DJ sets. The event will also feature live performances by bands Soupcans, Ultrathin and The Yips.
If you’re into electronic and moombahton you may want to hit up Ritual this Friday, November 22 as L.A.-based DJ/Producer duo Nadastrom is bringing its 4 For All Tour to Ottawa. Dave Nada & Matt Nordstrom will be dropping heavy bass alongside DJs Salva and Sinden and Ottawa’s own Iggy Smalls. Unfortunately, the Ottawa and Montreal date have been cancelled by the touring agency. The boys will try to be back in Ottawa sooner than later.
The Mercury Lounge presents a special DJ set by Zepherin Saint this Friday, November 22 as part of the festivities surrounding the club’s 17th anniversary. Zepherin Saint, a producer, DJ, talent scout and co-founder of UK’s Tribe Records, will be delivering his signature Deep Afro Soul sounds onto the Ottawa dancefloor.
Tea lovers will want to attend the 2013 Ottawa Tea Festival taking place this Saturday, November 23 at the Convention Centre. The event will feature tastings, workshops, cultural performances and expert presentations on a variety of tea-related subjects. This is the perfect place to meet other tea lovers and to learn more about this beneficial aromatic beverage. You can get the full festival program by clicking the below banner.
There’s a Holiday Shopaganza taking place on Saturday, November 23 at the Glebe Community Centre. Multiple vendors will be on site to allow you to catch up on your holiday shopping, support local area businesses and help raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Admission to this event is free but monetary donations will be accepted for the Canadian Red Cross for victims in the Philippines affected by the Typhoon.
If you enjoy indie and/or rock, you might dig Toronto’s Poor Young Things who’ll be performing live at Cafe Dekcuf this Saturday, November 23. This all-male rock n roll 5-piece will be joined on stage by Ottawa indie rock groups Bronson Novella and Port Manteau.
This Saturday, November 23, the Mercury Lounge presents special guests The Soul Motivators live in concert as part of the festivities surrounding the club’s 17th birthday. The 9-piece ensemble from Toronto promises a night of deep funk and soul music that’s guaranteed to make you move and groove.