With spring and playoff hockey in the air, get ready to enjoy all that this extra long Ottawa weekend has to offer.
This week on the podcast, we interview Nicholas Hyatt from Ottawa/Montreal-based psychedelic pop band Future States about their new album, cool venues, and growing up listening to Russian classical music. Catch them Saturday, April 15, at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington W) with Merival and Ada Lea.
Experience a verbal boxing match at Capital Rap Battles. Their one-year anniversary will be April 21 at Happy Goat.
Present Tense is on view at Studio Sixty Six until May 6, 2017. The exhibition aims to encourage a dialogue between the artworks and the viewer on the social, political, and cultural frameworks from which these tensions arise in Canadian history and how they also carry into the present.
ATEH’s 2016 report, which launched on April 11 at City Hall, shows some areas of hope, but, overwhelmingly, paints a picture of a city in urgent need of more affordable housing, and of more supports and services to prevent Ottawans from becoming or remaining homeless.
The city is touting these zoning changes as impetus for the development of local-serving small businesses along the street. The changes will lift the restriction on commercial zoning to allow for small-scale mixed-use zoning, meaning that small businesses will be now permitted to set up shop along Armstrong next to residential homes and apartments.
Photography is an art form that continues to capture the popular imagination, as was seen in huge turnout of 800 attendees at the public opening on April 6.
Jessica Bell’s Fits and Starts is at Central Art Garage until May 31.
Day of Pink Gala on April 12 is an evening celebrating and marking the international day of pink to welcome diversity and raise awareness to eliminate homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.
Art is Art, an exhibition in the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex at Ottawa City Hall, showcases the visual art of Canadian recording artists. Commissioned by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), JUNO Award Winners have created works of visual art that celebrate the creative connection between these two disciplinary fields.