OttawaStart’s Weekly Event Round-Up: November 6-12, 2014



OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

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


Friday, November 7: Tanya Tagaq at the NAC
The winner of this year’s Polaris Music Prize will be rolling into the NAC on Friday night. If you haven’t seen her performance at the Polaris gala, you NEED to set aside 10 minutes to watch it here. I can’t think of a better way to convince you that you should see her live. And if you’re a fan of the Pixies, she does a stellar cover of their song Caribou.
p.s. It’s the last week of CKCU’s funding drive, so if you’d like to support community radio, go to:  Fill out the info and type in “Whatever’s Cool With Me” in the “Show to Support” field. Thanks!
– Ryan BreseeCKCU’s Whatever’s Cool With Me


Friday, November 7: SPAO Open House
The School of Photographic Arts of Ottawa is having its 10th annual open house this Friday night. There, you’ll get to view some of the newest SPAO images and meet the image-makers who work in the school’s creative spaces. As part of the open house, there will be a Robyn McCallum print raffle and you can get your photo taken and purchase a print for $5.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital


Saturday-Sunday November 8-9: Handmade Harvest Holiday Craft Show
Discover area artisans, find eco-friendly crafts and sample local food at Handmade Harvest Holiday 2014. You’ll find art and functional items made from reclaimed and recycled materials, ethically-crafted jewellery, natural soaps, vegan treats and much more from 120 vendors over the two days. At Old Almonte Town Hall.
– Denise DebyGreen Living Ottawa


Saturday-Sunday November 8-9: UXCamp Ottawa 5
Canada’s largest annual UX event, locally-grown, volunteer-driven, created for people who want to learn and share their expertise about user experience.
– Tanya Snook


Saturday-Sunday November 8-9: Ottawa Pet Expo
The Ottawa Pet Expo is coming for the thousands of pets and pet owners in eastern Ontario and western Quebec! Bring your pets right into the show and give them a weekend your family will never forget . Let them try out new outfits, taste new food, and play with new toys. Bring your family and be “wowed” at our amazing animal competitions, learn from expert vets and breeders, and create some memories laughing at our many pet presentations.
(Sponsored Listing)


Saturday, November 8: Ottawa Small Press Book Fair
Jack Purcell Centre, Rm 203, noon to 5pm, free. Independent & small press publishers, zine makers, graphic comic book makers & more will have chapbooks & books for sale. this is the 20th anniversary.
– Amanda Earl, Bywords


Saturday, November 8: Ecoequitable fill a bag sale
Calling all crafters! Fill a bag with fabric for $15 and support Ecoequtiable – a small charity that helps women gain sewing skills for empoyment.
– Laura Gauthier


Saturday, November 8: Children’s Storytelling Festival
OST’s popular day of storytelling performances and crafts for children will take place Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Nepean Centrepointe Library. Includes storytelling, drumming, dance, crafts and more. At the Nepean Centrepointe Library
– Sara-Lynne Levine, Macaroni Kid Ottawa


SaturdayNovember 8: Harley Card Quartet at Brookstreet Hotel Options Jazz Lounge
Toronto musician Harley Card plays jazz guitar, but he doesn’t write music just for jazz guitar. Listening to his most recent CD, _Hedgerow_, you realize that his music has depth and intricacy — it’s not just guitar-dominated. At any one moment, it’s the saxophone which takes the lead, then piano, then a drum or bass solo. You can hear Card and his quartet play music from _Hedgerow_ and Card’s other CDs for three sets Saturday night in Kanata.
– Alayne


Saturday, November 8: Erik Lind & The Orchard + Winchester Warm at The Blacksheep Inn
Check out these great bands in one of the capital region’s best venues!
– Laura Gauthier


Saturday, November 8: 1 Night All Rawk
This Saturday night, Indie City Madness and Couch Assassin present 1 Night All Rawk in support of CKCU’s annual funding drive. For the occasion, their will be a live show at Avant-Garde featuring sets by local bands Tall Trees, Bull Domino, Tomb Dream, and Hello Hello. Help keep commercial-free community radio alive!
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital


Saturday, November 8: The Red Party
One of Ottawa’s most reputable nightclubs, the popular Mercury Lounge, will be celebrating its 18th birthday this Saturday night. For the occasion, the club is throwing its annual anniversary red party, where the dress code is (you guessed it) red and will feature live music by house kings and resident DJs Trevor Walker, Lance Baptiste & Jeff Lapratte who’ll take care of making you dance the night away.
– Eliane Laberge, Eventful Capital


Sunday, November 9: Premiere Screening of “Love and Belonging, Jean Vanier at L’Arche”
Free screening of this interesting doc about the founder of the L’Arche federation of charities.
– Laura Gauthier


Wednesday, November 12: Mathare in Focus Canada
Mathare Education Trust ( has funded secondary school scholarships for over one hundred students from the Mathare Valley Slum in Kenya since 2006, including fifty current students. This evening will be a private viewing of the scholars’ own photographs depicting life in Mathare.
– Laura Gauthier


November 6-15: Phoenix Players present The Dixie Swim Club
At the Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue. Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors/Students $15. Available online or by phone at 613-233-4523.
(Sponsored Listing)



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OttawaStart Staff


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