Street art, concerts, dance battles and discussion panels. Photos from the House of PainT Festival under Dunbar Bridge last weekend.
More than 200 graffiti artists, dancers, hip hop artists and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge for the 14th annual House of PainT Festival (August 24–27, 2017).
Brian Carroll: “The Inventor of All Things is headed for more sellouts. Get your tickets early.”
After a brief reminder that we’re not quite out of the winter woods yet, the weekend holds greater promise of spring. And as always, there’s lots going on to keep you distracted from the fact that the spring equinox has passed and there’s “mixed precipitation” in the forecast for Friday.
Visual artists often linked with Canada’s growing Afrofuturism movement include Ottawa’s Kalkidan Assefa and Komi Olaf, and their work shows not only imagination, but also commitment to addressing pressing political issues like police brutality.
Three local storytellers with 58 years of storytelling experience between them will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the contribution of Scottish immigrants in shaping Ottawa and Canada.
“It’s got gods, it’s got monsters, it’s got sex and violence, it’s got wisdom and afterlife and all kinds of interesting features.”
Beginning with words spoken in classrooms at Carleton University, Urban Legends has grown from a small poetry slam into what it is now, a spoken word events community called the Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC).
Line up your pumpkins, turkeys and cozy sweaters, folks, because it’s Weekend Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition! The city is brimming with harvest-related activities.
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
A series of events discusses topics like food security & ethical eating, and showcase local producers.
“Like Canada, Canadian literature is a social construction made up by the CBC and marketing firms.”
Concerts at the NAC are always special. Add to the fact that Hip lead singer Gord Downie is appearing, and spines start tingling.
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.
Last week on Apt613 Live, an interview with storyteller Jeff Wright, who will be bringing his How to Make Love in a Canoe to the NAC on April 21st. Tune in to Apt613 Live on Tuesdays from 6pm on CHUO 89.1FM.