OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up: December 4-10

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OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.

Friday, December 5: When Art Attacks!
When Art Attacks is a collaborative art show featuring a variety of different everyday items that have been “attacked” by art. The event, happening at Wicked Wanda’s this Friday night, will feature art works by Dems & Doll, Alexandre Aimée, Brittany Anne Mandel as well as live body art, a crazy/sexy photo booth, complimentary bites and funky beats.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, December 5: Timekode 9 Year Anniversary
DJs Zattar and Memetic have reason to celebrate: this Friday, their popular monthly dance party Timekode turns 9 years old and that’s quite the accomplishment for a local monthly. 9 years strong of soul moving soles. To add to the festivities, they’ll be joined by long-time friends and collaborators DJs Magnificent and Trevor Walker. This special edition will be held at a fresh new spot called Maker Space North, conceived by John Criswick, owner of the Mercury Lounge.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday-Monday, December 5-8: Feral Choir Workshop with Phil Minton
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 154 Somerset West; followed by concert on December 8. For twenty-five years, Phil Minton has been sharing the joys of sound-singing and freeing participants’ inner voices with Feral Choir. The project is comprised of a series of workshops open to everyone, amateurs and professionals, young and old, singers and non-singers.
– Amanda Earl, Bywords

Saturday, December 6: Vigil for National Day of Remembrance and Action On Violence Against Women
An important anniversary and reminder that we have much progress to make in this area still. Come out and show your support.
– Laura Gauthier

Saturday, December 6: Requiem for Fourteen Roses at Knox Presbyterian Church
This Saturday is the 25th anniversary of the tragedy at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in which 14 women were murdered. Ottawa jazz vocalist and choral composer Elise Letourneau has spent the last year writing a concert-length requiem for those women. She will premiere it Saturday evening at Knox Presbyterian Church, along with a 40-member choir, 5 soloists, and an 8-piece instrumental ensemble. As Letourneau says, “We need to remember them, we need to say their names.”, and the requiem includes short instrumental tributes for each of the 14 women.
– Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Saturday, December 6: MAC FAIR “CHEER” – Christmas Edition
From original home décor, luscious eco-friendly body products and stunning fashion through to handcrafted jewelry, unique paintings and scrumptous treats, there’s no telling what products you might find! We will have 100 local makers of quality, hand-made crafts under one roof!
(Sponsored)

Saturday, December 6: Urban Craft Market
The holiday edition of the Urban Craft Market is happening this Saturday, December 6 at the Glebe Community Centre. Urban Craft provides a great opportunity to browse through over 50 local vendors who’ll be selling their crafts at affordable prices. This is the ideal place to go to find special hand-crafted gifts and goodies for those on your Christmas list.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, December 6: Support Local Stittsville
23 local businesses are teaming up to promote Support Local Stittsville. It’s a day to encourage residents to shop at locally-owned shops and restaurants.
(Sponsored)

Sunday, December 7: Twice Upon a Time Holiday Benefit Concert
Hear Voices in Harmony (formerly the Orpheus Choral Group) while supporting Twice Upon a Time, a local non-profit that gives books to kids who can’t afford them. Craft and bake sale 3 p.m.; concert 4 p.m.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Sunday, December 7: PongShop.ca Table Tennis Tournament
At the Gladstone Sport & Health Centre, 9:30am-6:00pm. There are four divisions to choose from, from recreational to open, and singles and doubles categories in each division. Draw prizes, medals in each division, and a $100 cash prize for the winner of the open category.
(Sponsored)

Wednesday, December 10: Your Water Footprint Book Launch
Did you know that 140 litres of water went into making your morning cup of coffee, and 910 litres into manufacturing your smartphone? Journalist Stephen Leahy reveals this and more in Your Water Footprint, a book about water consumption and how to conserve our water supply. 7 p.m. at Octopus Books downtown.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday, December 13: Berdy Elegance Networking Event
Aprivate retail experience to help men look distinguished! The event is taking place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in the Lift Restaurant. This is a unique opportunity to experience our selection of fabrics swatches while you are meeting new people in a different networking experience.
(Sponsored)

For more events, check out ottawastart.com/events/ … and have a great week!


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