Flu season is upon us, and so is another weekend. If you are lucky enough to be upright and not confined to your bed with a fever, there is plenty of fun stuff happening around town. This weekend appears to be all about art shows and dance parties and boy, are we happy to hear it! Without further ado, the deets…
Tonight kicks off a weekend of art shows with not one, but two vernissages. Lower Resolutions, an art show by Sterling Prentice of Winged Beast, holds its opening party tonight, at the Hintonburg Public House. Lower Resolutions presents Prentice’s hacked art works, alongside his more recent wood panel graffiti. Additionally, a viewing of his short animation of ‘I Didn’t Go to Paris’, will take place at the vernissage. To learn more about Stirling Prentice, his work, and the exhibit, be sure to read this article, by Apt613’s Brenda Dunn.
The second art show opening of the evening takes place at Studio Sixty Six. Kanata 150? presents the work of seven emerging Indigenous artists; Alexandre Aimee, Oo Aqpik, Christian Chapman, Shelby Lisk, Mique Michelle, Barry Pottle, and Krystle Retieffe. Using a variety of different disciplines – including paint, photography, and mixed media – this show is the artists’ reflections on Canada’s 150th, given the country’s history of colonization.
Also happening tonight, is the book launch of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars, at Venus Envy. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars tells the story of a femme who flees an oppressive city and joins a group called the Lipstick Lacerators, who seek to avenge the lives of murdered trans women. This memoir is author Kai Cheng Thom’s first novel. The free event takes place at the shop, from 7:30-9pm. [Editor’s note: Read our interview with Kai Cheng Thom as well!]
We couldn’t call this the weekend of art shows if Thursday’s pair were the end of it. The Fourth Annual Carleton Community Art Exhibition begins this Friday at the Carleton University Art Gallery. The show features works by Carleton students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The show runs through until January 22nd, but the opening comes with a few added bonuses. There will be pizza, drinks, snacks – and a wicked collage workshop by Kristina Corre.
In addition to art shows, this weekend also boasts a large number of awesome dance parties. Black Squirrel Books begins the dance party lineup, with a performance by Townes, Potential Red, and The Monotymes. Get yourself grooving with the perfect combination of synthpop, post-punk, and folk rock and celebrate the official end of the 9am-5pm work week.
Another day, another art show. PDA Projects is hosting a vernissage this Saturday, at their new location beside Black Squirrel Books on Bank. Come see the works of Tasman Richardson, Melanie Rose Peterson, and Alysha Farling, in A Wrinkle in Time. The show takes its name from Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, which tells the story of a woman’s battle against evil. Pieces featured at the show depict the artists’ takes on the current abuse of power happening across the globe, both on a larger and smaller scale.
There are also four (yes, four!) awesome dance parties happening this Saturday night in the city. Celebrate Ukrainian new year at House of Targ, with Ukrainia and Bad Uncle. This is sure to be one helluva good time, brought to you by the best of polka rock, gypsy punk, and polkabilly. If polka is not your thing, there are still plenty more options to make you move. A Tribe Called Red returns to Babylon for the first Electric Pow Wow of 2017. There is also an All-Vinyl Dance Party happening at Bar Robo on Saturday night. DJ Breakthru will be spinning all kinds of great funk, soul, motown, and disco classics. Last, but certainly not least, DJ Sweet Cheeks of Kitchen Party will be making you move those Loose Joints at the Hintonburg Public House this Saturday night. Great beats, cheap drinks, and no cover? Sounds like a good time to us!
If you were super bummed about having missed the opportunity to buy tickets to The Future is Female, a comedy show happening at Pour Boy this Thursday eve, before they sold out, we have great news for you – they’re putting on a second show this Sunday! Come see a great line of female comedians take the stage. Not only is this show feminist and LGBTQ-friendly, but it promises no rape jokes because the word’s in on whether or not rape jokes are funny and the consensus is that they aren’t.
There it is, friends, the low-down on this weekend’s goings on. If you’re able, take full advantage. Get out there, have fun, and take photos. Hashtag ‘em with #apt613wknd for your chance to be featured on our feed next week.
Les suggestions Sous-Sol 819
Nous voilà en janvier 2017. Ça sonne quand même bien et en plus, c’est rien de mois que l’année du 150e du Canada. Pour commencer janvier en finesse, voici nos suggestions pour la fin de semaine qui se présente à nous.
Théâtre : Le dire de Di de Michel Ouellette sera présenté un deuxième soir consécutif à La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins ce jeudi à 19h30. Présenté par le Théâtre français du CNA, il s’agit d’une lecture-spectacle livrée par la comédienne Céline Bonnier.
Nous célébrons la venue d’un band indie-rock de Montréal, Joe Rabbit. Le Bar Robo accueillera également la formation ottavienne Masters of Nothing (neo-psych) et Crackers & Jam (folk-alternatif).
Plus intime, le Black Squirrel Books recevra Townes, un band de musique expérimentale-synthpop.
Si vous avez lu notre “Best Of” des meilleurs albums locaux de 2016 à se procurer, vous comprendrez que les Okies ont particulièrement égayé notre année. Les mots se transforment en réel ; Okies sera au Bar Robo ce samedi soir!
La galerie d’art PDA Projects se prépare pour une soirée d’ouverture de l’exposition A Wrinkle in Time. Dès 18h, vous pourrez profiter des oeuvres de Tasman Richardson (Toronto), Melanie Rose Peterson (Boston) et Alysha Farling (Vancouver).
The Acorn a fait l’actualité cette semaine avec le lancement d’un nouveau vidéoclip pour la pièce RAPIDS parue sur l’album VIEUX LOUP. La formation menée par Rolf Klausener sera en spectacle ce samedi au Pressed. L’artiste Gianna Lauren sera également de la soirée. C’est une excellente nouvelle!
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