OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up: January 15-21

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OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.
You can find even more events on our Ottawa Event Calendar.

Friday, January 16: Ashleys, Elementals and Future States at Mugshots
This Friday night, the good people of Ottawa Showbox present Ashleys live at Mugshots inside the Ottawa Jail Hostel. The Montreal-based indie rock trio will be giving a show alongside Ottawa melodic indie garage/rock Elementals and Ottawa/MTL indie rock group Future States.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Friday, January 16: An (Almost) All-Request Concert & Birthday Celebration at GigSpace with Karen Oxorn & Tim Bedner
Ottawa jazz vocalist Karen Oxorn and jazz guitarist Tim Bedner know their jazz standards intimately – whether it’s classics from the Great American Songbook or Latin numbers. Oxorn will celebrate her birthday with a concert this Friday at GigSpace, and she’s inviting audience members to suggest up to five numbers for her set-list from a list on her website. She’ll decide most of what she’ll be singing based on those suggestions –
expect to hear a few “That’s my idea!” comments at the show.
– Alayne McGregorOttawaJazzScene.ca

Saturday, January 17: “Pond” Hockey Tournament
This Saturday, over in the Hull sector of Gatineau, there will be a friendly hockey tournament on the newly-opened skating rink of the Ruisseau de la Brasserie to celebrate winter. This first edition, organized by the Table jeunesse Gatineau, will also feature entertainment including a BBQ, a bar, a DJ, as well as some live animation. Lace up and enjoy the ice!
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, January 17: Kick IT – a dance club for kids
Join us for a hoppin’ afternoon dance club for four to ten year olds – a place where kids can let loose and show off their moves or even learn new ones from our enthusiastic in-house dance crew. Kids are free to get creative on the dance floor with the bangin’ beats and get crazy in the photobooth. While your kids are bustin’ their moves. Feel free to visit the Big Kids Coffee Bar where there are tasty treats for all ages. Or better yet – join them on the dance floor and show ‘em what you’ve got! At Centrepointe Theatre.
– Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa

Saturday, January 17: Zachary Lucky and Cody Allen Live at Raw Sugar Cafe
Saskatchewan songwriter and rambler Zachary Lucky will be making a stop in Ottawa this Saturday night as part of his tour of Eastern Canada. For the occasion, he’ll be performing live at Raw Sugar Cafe alongside local folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Cody Allen who’ll be presenting new material off of his latest upcoming album Ignite.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday-Sunday, January 17-18: Winter Carnivals
It’s the time of year when many neighbourhoods hold winter fun events. This Saturday, find horse-drawn sleigh rides, toboggan bowling and more at Dovercourt’s Winter Carnival (4-7 p.m.) On Sunday, the Sandy Hill Community Centre hosts a Winter Carnival with horse-led wagon rides, an ice-carving demonstration and more (2-6 p.m.). Check your local rink or community centre for other upcoming events.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Saturday-Sunday, January 17-18: Long Track Provincial Championships at the Brewer Oval
Provincial speed skating championships on the outdoor skating oval.
– Glen Gower

Sunday, January 18: Beer ‘N’ Board Games
Good ol’ fashioned board games! Head over to Hintonburg Public House with your own games or try your hand at one of theirs!
– Laura Gauthier

Wednesday, January 21: Engineering Your Way to the Top
Join four female engineers in the technology sectors who will describe their career path, share their stories, tips and tricks for succeeding as women in a male dominated profession.
– Glen Gower

Wednesday, January 21: Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture
Ottawa is home to some of the loveliest shoreline driveways in the world with the Rideau Canal Driveway the first beautification project of the capital. This lecture will give the history of the driveways and parkways that grace the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River
– Glen Gower

Wednesday, January 21: The Sawdust Reading Series
7:00 pm. Pour Boy, 495 Somerset W. Featured poets & open mic; monthly contests for feature. This month features Monty Reid & contest winner-tba
– Amanda Earl, Bywords

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


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