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April 09, 2014

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: April 10-16, 2014

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

Thursday-Sunday, April 10- 13: Ottawa Guild of Potters Spring Pottery Sale
Get your fill of locally-crafted bowls, cups, vases and other works of pottery art at the Ottawa Guild of Potters Annual Spring Sale and Exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of specially-marked pots will go to Helping With Furniture, an awesome local organization that provides used furniture and household items to families in need.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Thursday, April 10: Radioactive Series Presents The Goodluck Assembly
The Radioactive music series is featuring indie rock group The Goodluck Assembly live in concert this Thursday night. Presented by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and the Mercury Lounge, the show will include an opening set by Kennedy Cult, a heartbreak pop four-piece that released one EP a month in 2013.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, April 11: Messagio Galore Take XIV
Gallery 101, 51B Young St. at 8pm. Performed by the Quatour Gualuor: jwcurry, Rachel Lindsey, Georgia Mathewson, Brian Pirie, & Robert Rosen Featuring work by Richard Beland, bill bissett, Jaap Blonk, Victor Coleman, Dureau de La Malle, Fortunato Depero, François Dufrêne, Paul Haines, Raoul Hausmann, dom sylvester houédard, ernst jandl, Cøghdur Krübben, Alastair Larwill, F.T.Marinetti, Tomahawk, Richard Truhlar, David UU, Don Van Vliet, Frank Zappa & more. $20 at the door. A rare & fantastic opportunity to see a well-choreographed performance of sound poetry, skits, comedy, whimsy, poesie & more.
-- Amanda Earl, Bywords

Saturday, April 12: John Geggie and special guests at the NAC Fourth Stage
For a dozen years, jazz bassist John Geggie has brought superb jazz players from Canada and the world to play together in new combinations at the NAC Fourth Stage. Saturday's concert may be the last, but he's got a great lineup with many Juno-award-winning Canadian jazz musicians. Saxophonists Christine Jensen (2014 Juno) and Joel Miller (2013 Juno), and pianist David Braid (2012 Juno) are all well-known as ground-breaking composers as well as instrumentalists. And when you add in drummer Ted Warren and trumpeter Jim Lewis, who have played in many memorable concerts here, it's going to be an unrepeatable night.
-- Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Sunday, April 13: Ottawa Vintage Fashion Show
Canada’s largest vintage clothing show is happening this Sunday, April 13 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This bi-annual fashion sale gathers rare-one-of-a-kind pieces, jewelry, scarves, hats, purses, and cocktail dresses under one roof. There’s sure to be something for everyone at any price range.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Sunday, April 13: “Energy East: Our Risk – Their Reward”
You may have heard talk of the proposed Energy East project that would convert an existing natural gas pipeline through the Ottawa area to one that would carry oil from Alberta to New Brunswick. Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians chair, and Eriel Deranger, of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, will be in town to share their views on the proposed pipeline and its possible effects. 7 p.m. at the Mayfair Theatre.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Wednesday, April 16: Lunchtime Roundtable, Gotta Go! Campaign
The Gotta Go! campaign recognizes that sometimes, well, you just gotta go. The goal of this new initiative is to get more safe, clean and accessible public toilets in Ottawa. If you’ve ever needed to find a public washroom in a hurry, you’ll understand the urgency. Find out more at @25One Community (251 Bank St., 2nd floor), noon-1 p.m.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Have a great week!

See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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