Another week, another round-up of noteworthy events happening in and around the National Capital Region. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to find out what’s happening in Ottawa-Gatineau in the days ahead.
Metal heads are going to want to head over to House of Targ this Tuesday night to catch French progressive death metal band Gorod perform live. The group will be sharing the stage with Montreal death metal band Bookakee, Ottawa tech/death metal formation Dissentient and Ottawa death metal project Infiltration.
Fools Gold’s very own A-Trak will be making a return to Ottawa this Tuesday night, March 29 and this time around he’ll be giving a live set inside Babylon nightclub alongside local DJs Illo, Iggy Smalls and Teletanko. This is bound to sell out so be sure to grab tix in advance if you want to go!
At Live on Elgin this Wednesday night, there’s going to be a live show featuring sets by London rock/pop band Texas King, Ottawa folk rock duo the Jimmy Tri-Tone Band and folk singer-songwriter Kyle Ivanich. Live on Elgin is a relatively small venue, so this is sure to be an intimate show.
Starting this Thursday, March 31 and continuing until Sunday, April 3, the Originals Spring Craft Sale is happening over at the EY Centre. The event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will feature a bunch of Canadian artisans selling plenty of beautiful and practical handmade things.
This Thursday, October 31, Maker House Co. presents their first official art show called “Overlayed: A Hacked Art Show” featuring some innovative Ottawa artists like the talented Marc Adornato, Daniel Martelock, and Stirling Prentice from Winged Beast Outfitters. The principal medium used to create the art for this show is vintage objects turned into funky post-industrial objects or protest pieces. See a different take on vintage phone or audio components, old postcards, oil paintings, and other kitschy relics.
ConnectOTT is a dinner and networking event that creates strategic opportunities to meet inspiring people in the city of Ottawa. The event bridges the gap between young professionals looking to progress in their careers and grow their networks and well-established community and industry leaders who have been there and done that and are looking to give back. It’s happening this Thursday evening at the Chateau Laurier and tickets are available via Eventbrite.
The Ottawa Fringe Festival is putting on a fundraiser this Thursday, March 31 at Arts Court, downtown. Dubbed Stiff Quickies, the event is a benefit screening of works by local and independent filmmakers and represents a great occasion to support the local cultural scene. There’s also going to be a bar, just sayin’.
If you’re into electronic synth pop music, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ this Thursday, March 31 cause there’s an entire night dedicated to just that. Toronto electro synthpop trio Parallels will be playing live with Toronto electro dream pop project For Esmé, Toronto electro pop duo Featurette and Ottawa bebop project Coccinella.
There’s a new party in town making its debut at Multi Social Room this Thursday night and it’s dubbed Zone 6. The series will feature young upcoming Canadian artists like CMDWN Collective frontman Ca$tro Guapo, who’ll be there for the first edition.
Cambridge alternative indie rock band MENEW will be performing live at Zaphods this Friday, April 1. The trio, made up of brothers Shade (lead vocals, guitar), Key (piano, synthesizers) and Nathan Samuel Phillip (drums, vocals), will be sharing the stage with Ottawa hard rockers Kings Wake.
Over at Pressed Cafe this Friday night, you can catch an all ages show featuring St. John’s ambient/lo fi/pop project Fog Lake performing live with Toronto alternative band Marine Dreams and Ottawa experimental folk group Heavy Bedroom.
East Coast girl Lisa LeBlanc will be back in the capital city this Friday, April 1 as part of the University of Ottawa’s Poutine Festival. The energetic and charismatic singer-songwriter and musician will be giving the closing show in the Agora of the University Centre and she’ll be joined by special guests Gazoline for the occasion.
If you want to check out a punk rock show this weekend, head over to House of Targ on Friday night to catch Montreal hardcore/popcore/punk band Boids playing alongside Toronto punk rockers School Damage and Ottawa punk veterans NECK.
Wide Angle Recordings and Vanguard Collective presents MESH, a new event series capering on the intersection of interactive media art and cutting edge music programming. Launching this April 1st at Mavericks, the inaugural edition will feature live sets by Madloch, Blake Sutherland and Woerks as well as installations and visuals by Vivid Theory.
If you love tacos, (who doesn’t), you’ll probably want to try the Ottawa Taco Festival happening this Saturday, August 2. Privé presents the city’s third annual taco fest, an event that’s proving to be quite popular. The capital’s best taco makers are set to unite under one roof at the Ottawa Shaw Centre to showcase their culinary take on this foodie favourite.
For those who want to hear heavier music, Aylmer rock/metal band Inire will be making a return to the stage at the Minotaure this Saturday, April 2. For the occasion, they’ll be joined on stage by Montreal stoner metal band Buffalo Theory MTL, Gatineau post-metalcore newcomers Inside Out and new Gatineau hardcore group Mind at War (ex My Sacrifice/Life On Trial).
Are you a fan of ska, reggae and rocksteady? If so, be sure to make your way over to House of Targ on Saturday night for Voice Of The People. This fun monthly will feature music selections courtesy of DJs Longshot and Judge Upstroke as well as a live performance by Ottawa’s own The Sentries, who are celebrating the album release of their debut EP The Horseman.
Over at Zaphods this Saturday, there’s going to be a special night of local music featuring three Ottawa musical groups performing live. Disco-funk/fusion rock/punk’n roll trio The Ven Dreddies will be opening up the show with their entertaining set followed by indie folk/rock n’ roll band The A.M. Resolution. The night will end off with live performance by Ottawa-based indie rock four-piece The Haig.