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February 05, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: February 6-12, 2014

"Winterlude House" by Lydia Bociurkiw, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group.

Here are our contributors' picks for the best events in Ottawa this week.

Thursday-Sunday, February 6-9: Second Weekend of Winterlude
An action-packed weekend of skating, ice sculpturing, dancing, music and more. There are dozens of events at the official Winterlude sites and at other venues across Ottawa. Check out OttawaStart's Winterlude Guide for more info.

Thursday-Sunday, February 6-9: Ottawa Fashion Week
Hilton Lac Leamy & Museum of History (Sunday) Seventeen cutting edge designers are being showcased at the winter Ottawa Fashion Gala, opening Thursday night at Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau. Among them, locals Zarucci, Lococina, Sukhoo Sukhoo, Jane and Emilia, and Elena Hinke. For the first time, a glitzy gala has been added, Saturday night.
-- Max Keeping

Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8: Cracking-Up the Capital Comedy Festival
Cracking-Up the Capital continues with some very funny people this week. On Friday evening, Mary Walsh talks comedy with CBC Ottawa’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld. Saturday has a great closing night line-up, too (but very few tickets left). The festival benefits mental health initiatives in Ottawa.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Thursday, February 6: The Factory Reading Series 7:00 pm at Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong UPSTAIRS. N.W. Lea, Hugh Thomas + m erskine. one local poet, one New Brunswick poet & one Toronto poet. i think this is what's known as a pint of poets. their work is zany, innovative, melancholy & minimal. i'm not going to say which adjective applies to which poetry. come for the poetry, stay for the quarts.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Thursday, February 6: Art show at Hintonburg Public HouseCheck out this fantastic art show at the Hintonburg Public House from February 3 - March 3 in support of ALSO! Opening Party on Thursday, February 6 at 7pm! The event, Sweet Brown Sugar Baadasssss Black Power, is a celebration of counter-culture. The Black is Beautiful and Black Power movements awoke consciences of many generations. This artistic and political revolution remains a reference for modern social justice struggles. The works presented in this vernissage hone in on icons of these movements and thus remind us of the correlation between the struggle for recognition (Black Power), the affirmation of differences (Black is Beautiful) and the birth of an original aesthetic (the counter-culture). Part of the proceeds will go to ALSO Adult & Family Literacy.
-- Laura Gauthier

Thursday, February 6: RESOLUTION 2014
SAW Video invites you to the ByTowne Cinema this Thursday to view the 2014 edition of RESOLUTION, the annual screening of new members’ works. This eclectic event showcases Ottawa’s vibrant filmmaking scene with something for everyone, including drama, documentary, animation and experimental video art.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, February 7: Ottawa Basketball Reunion
A benefit for Chris Jonsson in his fight against ALS. Music, food, entertainment. 7pm-midnight at Sala San Marco.
-- Max Keeping

Friday, February 7: On The Edges of Noh - paintings by Norman TakeuchiThe development of Ottawa artist Norman Takeuchi’s work can be described as a journey through cultural identification and aesthetic experimentation peppered with peer encouragement and, as Norman says, “lucky” opportunities.
-- Eugene Haslam

Friday, February 7: The Balconies live at Ritual
The Balconies will be performing as part of the Fast Motions Album Release Tour. For the occasion, the Ottawa/Toronto rock and roll four-piece will be joined on stage by local bands Say Yes and Eagleson.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, February 8: Winterlude Lunar New Year Parade
Celebrate winter in Chinatown with the lions, drummers and dancers (oh my!) from 1pm to 2:30pm this Saturday. The is a great opportunity to grab some dim sun or pho while checking out the sights.-- Gordon Dewisblogger

Saturday, February 8: Valentine's Charity Ball
Centurion Hall, 170 Collonade Rd. The Mick Armitage Band performs. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7. Proceeds to the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation And to Roger's House (Sens Foundation)
-- Max Keeping

Saturday, February 8: Antoni Gilbert live at Le Troquet
Local francophone singer-songwriter Antoni Gilbert is giving a live performance at Le Troquet over in the Hull sector of Gatineau this Saturday night. He’ll be presenting new material joined by his musicians, while special guest Francis Belmont takes care of the opening to warm things up.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, February 8: Black Violin
Black Violin has created the ultimate synergy between classical and hip hop music and with it an incredible opportunity to reach young children. The show is so fabulous and fantastic and kids and parents will enjoy. 7:30pm at Centrepointe Theatre.
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

Saturday, February 8: The Maskell/Cousineau Quintet at GigSpaceSaxophonists Chris Maskell and Sam Cousineau are two of the most promising students who have come out of Ottawa's jazz scene. Now at McGill University, they've teamed up with three other students to form a quintet which plays jazz standards and some of their own music. When OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed them, they told us how they're steeped in the bebop tradition, but in particular want to connect with their audiences and make sure their music is fun and interesting to hear.
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Sunday, February 9: Rink naming ceremony in honour of Matt Bradley
On Sunday at 12:15pm, Arena B at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre in Stittsville will officially be named "Matt Bradley Ice Pad" in honour of the NHL veteran. Everyone is weclome
-- Max Keeping

Wednesday, February 12: Son RealIf you're a fan of the hip and the hop, you should check out Son Real. He's a great Canadian MC and he's opening up for Down With Webster on Wednesday at the Bronson Centre. Check this video: http://youtu.be/UNVtM9P-yLM-- Ryan BreseeCKCU's Whatever's Cool With Me

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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1 comment:

  1. I always look forward to going out. A good tip would be to look out for those places with interesting concepts. I suspect the enjoyment of a venue is, in large part, a function of the performance at hand.


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