If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve events, check out Evenful Capital’s Guide to Party in the City. Besides from NYE celebrations however, there are other things happening around Ottawa-Gatineau so take a look below to see what else is going on in the days ahead.
La Petite Mort Gallery will be hosting the vernissage of GAZE / A Female Perspective Exhibition curated by Olivia Johnston. The exhibition, launching this Friday, January 3, will run until February 2, 2014 and features works by 12 female artists under the age of 30, who are from Ottawa or call it home. For the occasion, DJ Lamb Rabbit will be spinning some tunes and there will be live stick and poke tattooing.
The first Tropikalo of 2014 is being held on Friday, January 3 at the Mercury Lounge. It’s the perfect occasion to dance off all those extra calories you consumed over the holidays. So just get your dancing shoes on and let DJs Zattar, Lance Baptiste and Trevor Walker take care of the rest.
The first Hip-Hop Karaoke of 2014 is also going down this Friday, January 3 at Ritual and it seems that this time around it’ll be a Kanye West edition. For the occasion, you’re invited to practice like crazy and nail down your favourite hip-hop joint, or be part of the audience and encourage the brave souls performing on stage. To participate or spectate, grab all the details by clicking below.
After a super successful (read insanely crazy) December edition with Montreal’s Kaytranada, Frenzy is back at it on January 3 at Babylon. For the first instalment of 2014, Toronto duo Thugli will be in attendance and dropping a live DJ set for your listening and dancing pleasures. Brace yourselves, this is bound to be yet another true frenzy.
If you’re into reggae and dancehall, head over to the Rainbow Bistro this Saturday, January 4 for the Reggae Rally featuring live performances by Ranking Yout and The Dub Pilots and specials guests DJ Thomas Charles Radford spinnin reggae vinyls and burlesque artist Shade Nyx.
Over in Wakefield, Winchester Warm will be performing live at the Blacksheep Inn this Saturday. The Ottawa-based indie folk rock formation will be joined on stage by The Sick Sick Sicks and Wakefield’s own Farewell Davidson. Maybe you’re in the mood for some oysters this week, or maybe it’s the R&B, soul and funk music that’s calling your name. Either way, DJ Zattar has got you covered this Saturday at the The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern for Shuck N’ Strut, a night of dusty rnb, soul, and funk sounds from vinyl records only. Who ever said oyster shucking and retro vibes don’t go hand in hand?
Over at Babylon this Saturday, January 4, Dark and Stormy is happening with special live performances by local bands Average Times, Boyhood and New Swears. They’ll be joined by DJ Lefty McRighty who’ll take care of making you shake your tail feather.