Ottawa Events Guide

With the listings and directories in our Events Guide, there really is no excuse for sitting at home with nothing to do. Here are some listings and links showing what's on in Ottawa.

OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: October 30-November 5, 2014

Here's our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.

(See also: Ottawa Halloween Events...)

Thursday, October 30: Welcome to Twin Peaks Art Show
Victoire presents Welcome To Twin Peaks as part of Support Local Month. This collaborative group art show, presented for one night only, celebrates the cult hit series Twin Peaks. Curated by Barbara Ochman and Meaghan Isaacs, the event will have various pieces of art for sale from illustrations, to cross stitch, all created by Ottawa-based artists. 
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Thursday, October 30: Mounties, Gay Nineties,The Strain @ Maverick's
With three great bands in the lineup - what better way to kickoff your Halloween weekend? Am really excited to see Mounties- made up of Canadian rockers Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat and Ryan Dahle of Limblifter - sure to be a great rock show.
-- Laura Gauthier

FridayOctober 31: Geri Childs CD Release - "More Than Magic" at the NAC Fourth Stage
Longtime Ottawa jazz vocalist Geri Childs is releasing a new CD on Friday: only her second in 17 years. Usually known for singing from the Great American Songbook, this time she's gone back to the songs which have influenced her not only as a singer, but as the person she is today, and given them jazz interpretatons.
-- Alayne

Friday, October 31: The Inter-Planetary Halloween Hoohah
A loud, vibrant coming together of all species from the universe for a futuristic celebration of the traditional earthly gathering known as “HALLOW’S EVE” happening at the newly renovated Mercury Lounge. Pandemonium will ensue. Mercury shall triumph.
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, October 31: Halloween at the Rainbow Bistro 
If all you need is rock n’ roll, blues and folk on Halloween, the Rainbow’s got the show for you with a solid lineup of talented local musicians featuring The Wicked Mercy, Bearshark, Miss Polygamy, Cody Allen and the Sick Sick Sicks. 
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

October 20-31: The Bat Hunt 
There are bats hiding everywhere in the Children's Museum. Keep your eyes open, and see how many you can spot. Find them all to win a special Halloween treat!
-- Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

Thursday-Sunday October 30-November 2: Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio and Gladstone Clayworks Open House
The Enriched Bread Artists collective is holding its annual Open Studio this weekend and next—their 22nd!—with painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, installation and more. The Gladstone Clayworks Coop pottery studio and gallery is holding its annual Open House this weekend, too. Check out the inspiring work of both groups as well as the intriguing building, a converted bread factory, which houses them.
-- Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, November 1: Fryquency CKCU Fundraiser
There’s a special edition of Fryquency, the pay-what-you-can series that exhibits emerging and experimental Canadian music, being held this Saturday at Mugshots in support of CKCU FM’s Annual Funding Drive. For this instalment, there will be live sets by Ottawa bands Organ Eyes, Paterson Hall and V Infernalis. Help keep commercial-free radio alive and give generously! 
-- Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Until Saturday, November 1, 2014: Montreal Artist Presents Exciting New Work in Ottawa
Danièle Lemieux will present a collection of recent paintings in a solo show Food for Thought, at Wallack Galleries, 203 Bank Street, October 18th to November 1. In this exhibition, Lemieux explores the duality concept of sustenance; the feeding of the body and, through art, the feeding of the soul.
(sponsored listing)

Saturday-Sunday, November 1-2: 32nd Annual Orleans Christmas Craft Show
Don’t settle for cookie-cutter gifts again this Holiday season. Avoid the press of the shopping malls, and come to the 32nd Christmas Craft show. The event features over 60 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. The show takes place at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 1515 Tenth Line Road in Orléans. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but you are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or make a donation for the Orléans-Cumberland Emergency Food Program.
(sponsored listing)

Have a great week!

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