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November 21, 2012

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: NuJazz Festival, Idle Hands Craft Fair, Beer'n'Board Games

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Swimming Duck. Photo by Marcel Regimbald, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group.

Here are our contributors' picks for the best local events in Ottawa this week. This list is published every Wednesday night in this space. You can bookmark this link for easy access: http://ottawastart.com/weekly

Thursday, November 22: Death Row Rumble: Rockabilly, Burlesque and Ink in the Clink
This Thursday November 22, Sailor Jerry presents Death Row Rumble: Rockabilly, Burlesque and Ink in the Clink, taking place at Mugshots as of 9:30 pm. This unique event will include music by Ottawa’s leading rockabilly-country group Dang Guilty, entertainment by premiere burlesque troupe Capital Tease and free tattoos by Gorgeous George of Planet Ink in a cell courtesy of the event’s sponsor Sailor Jerry Rum who will also offer rum drink specials.
-- Eliane Laberge, blogger 

Thursday, November 22: Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon: Gender Failure 
7:30pm at Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall, Carleton University. Free. Tthe fabulous storyteller Ivan Coyote & fabulous musician Rae Spoon combine their talents once again in this exploration of their failed attempts to fit into the gender binary. You will laugh & also be moved greatly by their words & music.
-- Amanda Earl, poet & publisher

Thursday, November 22: Roses and Candles Gala
The Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa (IWSO) will be holding their annual gala at the Hellenic Banquet Centre to celebrate the wonderful and inspirational tales of women in Ottawa including IWSO community winners. This year’s Honourary Chair is human rights activist Nazanin Afhsin – Jam MacKay and MC is Lois Lee from Rogers Daytime. Guests will be treated to live entertainment, silent and live auctions and delicious cuisine. Tickets are $95 and proceeds will go to the Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa. This is a great way to help a worthy cause while chatting with some wonderful folks in the community.
-- Ruvini Godakandae, blogger & communications specialist

Thursday-Sunday, November 22-24: Ottawa NuJazz Festival
Head over to Mercury Lounge to check out the first edition of the Ottawa NuJazz Festival, an extension of the Toronto NuJazz Festival. Presented by the Mercury Lounge, House of PainT and World Famous Music, this 3-day festival will feature live performances by the Jazz Amnesty Sound System, the Soul Motivators and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. A festival not to be missed for those who love new jazz, funk and soul music!
-- Eliane Laberge, blogger 

Thursday-Sunday, November 22-24: Artistic Expressions Exhibition
This is the first public art exhibit of Artistic Expressions Studio, which was established by Centre 507 and Centretown United Church to support people living in poverty or otherwise facing obstacles to create their art. The show is open Thursday and Friday 3:30-6 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., and Saturday 2-4 p.m.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, November 24: Idle Hands Craft Fair Holiday 2012 Edition
Idle Hands in cahoots with Les Ateliers presents a holiday sale featuring handmade items, original art, vintage treasures, edible treats and more from our favourite local artists and artisans.
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday, November 24: Neil Young at Scotiabank Place
Yes, his voice is an acquired taste (I love it!), but this is Neil Young! He's a Canadian treasure and his body of work speaks for itself. This song stills gives me chills.
-- Ryan Bresee, host of CKCU's Whatever's Cool With Me

Saturday, November 24: A Child's Christmas in Wales
Rod Clipperton reads A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas at Glebe-St. James United Church (650 Lyon Street South). Starting at 4pm, it features seasonal music performed by Robert Palmai, organ, and Marya Woyiwada, soprano, Canterbury High School’s Vocum, The Canterbury Trebles. Tickets for adults are $15 at the door, with kids 10-12 free. Proceeds from the event are going to the Acquired Brain Injury program at Ottawa Hospital's Rehabilitation Centre in Allison Woyiwada's honour.
-- Gordon Dewis aka KeeperOfMaps

Saturday, November 24: Mathare in Focus/Slums through the eyes of students: A vernissage of photos
Besides scholars’ thoughtful photos and writing, the event will feature entertainment (live music and spoken word artists), refreshments, silent auction and merchandise. Funds raised go to secondary school scholarships for promising young minds from Mathare Valley Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Last year, we raised enough for more than 10 scholarships.
-- Laura Gauthier

Saturday November 24, 2012: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble + Dj Zattar
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and DJ Zattar will be dropping some funky beats on Saturday night! Treat your ears to some wonderful music and don't miss out on this event! This is definitely an event for the avid music lover! Brought to you by World Famous Music check the Facebook event for more information!
-- Sami Elkout, owner of Flavor Factory

Sunday, November 25: The Fine Art Gala 2012 @ Comic Book Shoppe 2
The Fine Art Gala 2012 will display the mixed medium works of hand picked Artists from a large group of applicants for their talent, style, and diversity.
-- Laura Gauthier

Sunday, November 25: Beer'N'Board Games @ Hintonburg Public House
Bring your own game or play one of their vintage finds! What a great excuse to hang out with friends.
-- Laura Gauthier

Sunday, November 25: Fred Piston and his 7 Trumpets
Young and likeable Fred Piston, a doctor of trumpeting and assistant to the famous Professor Trompettito, drops by with his 7 trumpets and invites you to join him for a dazzling musical and “technomultimediatic” demonstration. With great passion and amusement, he plays, fiddles with, explains, and shares his love for the most dazzling instrument of all: the trumpet! Fred Piston and his 7 Trumpets is a joyous and virtuosic interactive show that takes you on a musical journey from prehistory to tomorrow, loudly trumpeting the virtues of the most magnificent of all instruments! 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the NAC.-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Ottawa Capital Region Macaroni Kid

Sunday, November 25: Klub Podrum and Nicholas Dyson's Spastic Songbook at the Mercury Lounge 
Ottawa trumpeter Nicholas Dyson has pulled together a new jazz group. At its debut performance Sunday, it will be playing 60s material by Lee Morgan, Cannonball Adderley and Joe Henderson, more obscure tunes by recent masters Steve Kuhn and Joey Calderazzo, interesting covers from other styles, and some originals. The show also features the Klub Podrum house DJ playing a wide variety of jazz and jazz fusion from across Europe. 
-- Alayne McGregor, OttawaJazzScene.ca

Until December 2: Joe Fafard and Russell Yuristy at Cube Gallery 
I can’t wait to see the exhibition of works by Joe Fafard and Russell Yuristy at Cube Gallery. The two acclaimed artists have unique and fascinating perspectives on nature—it was a brilliant idea to bring them to the same space at the same time. The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday (Mondays by appointment). 
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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