OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up: November 5-11


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.

Thursday, November 5: Kalle Mattson at the NAC
Kalle Mattson has a knock for making really great videos. The fact that he makes even better music means he’s someone you need to hear. He recently covered Drake’s Hotline Bling, but his new EP is what you really need check out. He made a video for one of those songs where he recreates his favourite album covers. It’s a treat to watch. Check it out and then go see him on Thursday at the NAC.
– Ryan BreseeCKCU’s Whatever’s Cool With Me

Thursday, November 5: CPAWS Talks Forests
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Ottawa Valley Chapter is celebrating its 45th anniversary with this biologists’ talk on boreal songbirds. There’s a reception afterwards.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Friday, November 6: Indie City Madness’ CKCU Funding Drive Show
CKCU’s Indie City Madness has teamed up with Café Nostalgica to present a funding drive show that will benefit Carleton University’s community radio station. Happening this Friday, November 6 starting at 9pm, the event will feature live performances by talented local artists namely alternative folk rock singer-songwriter Claude Munson, indie folk pop four-piece Chérie and alternative folk rock musician Cody Allen. If you can’t attend but wish to donate, you can pledge online until November 9 at:
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Saturday, November 7: the ottawa small press fair, fall 2015 edition
12-5pm at Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane. poetry books, novels, cookbooks, posters, t-shirts, graphic novels, comic books, magazines; free admission.
– Amanda Earl, Bywords

Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8: Visit the Library at Maker Faire® Ottawa!
Are you attending Maker Faire® Ottawa this weekend at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park? The Ottawa Public Library will be presenting two events you won’t want to miss: LEGO® Robotics and Bridge Bot: Bridge Building Challenge. More info here.

Sunday, November 8: Ottawa Fury FC Semi-final game
This is for (almost) all the marbles! In only their second year, the Ottawa Fury – Ottawa’s professional soccer team – has made the playoffs! Come cheer on the boys as they face Minnesota United for the semi-finals.
– Laura Gauthier

Sunday, November 8: Tomorrow’s Grind
This Sunday, bundle up and make your way over to Dundonald Park to show your support for the Somerset community at this all ages fundraising event organized to help the local businesses and residents who were affected by the October 21st fire. The event, hosted by local hip hop artist Alex Silas, is going to feature live performances by Ottawa-based artists Amanda Lowe, King Kimbit, Shaun Sullivan, Ryan Fitz and more to be announced. It’ll also include a clothing drive, a bottle drive, a face painting and balloon artist so be sure to bring some things to donate and don’t hesitate to bring the kids along.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Sunday, November 8: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show
Canada’s largest vintage clothing show is returning this Sunday, November 8 at the Ottawa Shaw Centre. This bi-annual fashion sale gathers rare-one-of-a-kind pieces, jewelry, scarves, hats, purses, shoes and cocktail dresses under one roof. There’s bound to be something for everyone and every budget and it’s a great opportunity to find some special things for the holidays.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital

Thursday-Sunday, November 5-8: Spur Ottawa Festival
Ottawa takes on this national festival of politics, art, culture and ideas. Among the highlights: Saturday’s panel on food security with local food and health advocates, and a forum on reconciliation with Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa

Tuesday, November 10: The MBA Tour
The MBA Tour is an independent and high quality information source regarding MBA admissions. Our events emphasize personal interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts.


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Thursday, November 19: TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Auction featuring Basia Bulat
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival’s popular annual benefit concert returns for an 18thyear to Library and Archives Canada November 19 for an evening of music and fun, highlighted by the rousing, emotional music of Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat.

Thursday, December 3: A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Jerry Granelli Trio
His tunes have been a part of Christmas tradition for North American families for the past 45 years, close as an old friend, comfortable as an old blanket. As one third of the legendary San Francisco-based Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli recorded what is arguably the greatest Christmas album of all time in 1965 – the soundtrack to the animated classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.


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