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Weekend Roundup: Forget the cold edition + Les suggestions Basement819

By Amanda Armstrong on February 26, 2015


The last weekend of this short (and frigid) month has arrived and, to make up for the month’s short length (and the cold), we’ve packed two weekends’ worth of great events into one!

With the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market Show happening at the end of next month, you can get a head start on your vintage clothing shopping at the HepKat Vintage Pop Sale.

Not surprisingly, there are dance parties happening every night this weekend, with 4 to choose from on Friday night! Reggae Night at Oz Kafe turns a year old this Thursday and, to celebrate, they are bringing in a slew of awesome DJs & VJs for what is sure to be an awesome dancehall birthday party!

Moving on to Friday’s 4, this Friday, The Museum of Nature is hosting February’s edition of Nature Nocturne, Sparkle and Shine. DJ Magnificent will by flying solo, for the first solo edition of Double Barrel since 2013! If techno is more your style, you’ll want to head to Possible Worlds in Chinatown, for the return of Transmit, a monthly techno/noise/experimental night. This month’s dance party features a live set by The Final Fall, a techno-punk/industrial/noise/experimental group, who will be making their world debut at this month’s edition of Transmit. Last, but certainly not least is TimeKode, who are bringing their dance party to Maker Space North for a second time. They’ll be filling the warehouse with the best  of funk, soul, and all kinds of other great beats – which is sure to fill the 1000s of square feet of dance floor with 1000s of happy feet!

DJ Magnificent and DJ Longshot are back on Saturday night, bringing you the best of the 60s and early 70s reggae/rocksteady/ska, with February’s edition of Bangarang. Sunday night closes the weekend with Ottawa’s favourite weekly dance party, MOD Night, at Babylon. Mondays are always hard, so you may as well lose a little sleep to dancing!

For those of you who enjoy music, but dancing is not your thing, we’ve also got some great live music happening throughout the weekend. Joe Morris, Mark Molnar, and Craig Pedersen play at Black Squirrel Books tonight, alongside Broscoe, Birse, and Kavanaugh. On Saturday night, The Mix on CKCU presents a night of hip hop at the Daily Grind. Come listen to some great local talent, like Poetic Elements and Just Poets. If you’re less into hip hop and more into surf punk/garage rock, head to Gabba Hey on Saturday. They’ll be hosting a rare show by Ottawa’s own Tropical Dripps, alongside out-of-towners Tang Soleil and King Creep. Catch them while you can – it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

We also have a couple of great open mic nights happening this weekend. Urban Legends will be hosting Urban Legends February Slam #2, at their new location at Oh So Good in Westboro, this Friday. If you’re a poet who wants the opportunity to speak on stage, there are 3 spots available before the slam. For those of you who love to laugh, join Ottawa’s favourite funny men Greg Houston and Randy Hogg at Raw Sugar this Sunday night. They’ll be hosting Brew-Ha-Ha, a monthly comedy and music open mic night, that is guaranteed to be a good time.

Finally, a call out to the foodies – be sure to check out Winterlicious in the Market this weekend. Choose from 24 great restaurants – including Play, Murray Street, and Lowertown Brewery – offering a 3 course dinner for a great price! And, while we’ve got the foodies’ attention, let’s not fail to mention a foodie favourite: brunch. We would like to mention some new spots to brunch. Soca Pub is hosting a Soca Brunch this Sunday at 11am – with a brunch that includes Yuka fries. Union 613 is also now open for weekend brunch. Sunday’s brunch is followed by Buck ‘O’ Shuck and Chicken ‘N’ Waffles, from 3-5pm, so stay for the oysters, waffles, and live beats by local DJs.

As always, we want to see what you all get up to this weekend – so take some photos! Be sure to hashtag them #apt613wknd and we will post the best of this weekend’s photos on our Instagram feed next week.


Basement819-logoLes suggestions Basement819

C’est bien le temps de terminer le mois de février en beauté ! Une si belle fin mérite de grands élans de sorties culturelles !

L’Ambassade Culturelle nous offre ce jeudi soir un spectacle gratuit du duo humoristique Sexe Illégal. Venez en grand nombre au bar le Bistro situé dans le Vieux-Hull pour entendre les chansons cocasses de ce duo surprenant, formé de Paul Sexe et de Tony Illégal.

Vendredi ET samedi soir au Black Sheep Inn
Situé à Wakefield, l’institution du Black Sheep Inn accueillera le groupe torontois New Country Rehab, un trio qui sait jouer des sons roots, folk et country, le tout livré avec grande puissance.

Samedi soir, le Centre national des Arts présente Bry Webb à la Quatrième salle.  Vous pourrez y découvrir le projet solo de celui qui a été pendant onze ans le chanteur et le guitariste du groupe The Constantines.

Myriam Gendron et Bitterly Healed au Petit Chicago
Ce dimanche 1er mars, deux artistes de la région occuperont la scène du Petit Chicago dans le Vieux-Hull. Ayant découvert par hasard l’édition originale de l’anthologie de poèmes de Dorothy Parker Not So Deep as a Well (1936), Myriam Gendron a été frappée par la force de ces poèmes. Elle a décidé de les mettre en musique et de lancer le somptueux album Not So Deep as a Well. Le quatuor folk originaire de Hull, Bitterly Healed, sera également de la soirée.

The 72 Hours Film Challenge / Le défi de réaliser un film en 72 heures!
Présenté par le Festival international du film d’Ottawa, l’événement présentera les 10 films sélectionnés ce vendredi février dans le bâtiment d’horticulture du parc Landsdowne à 19 h. Cette 6e édition prévoit des prestations d’une talentueuse ribambelle de bands locaux : Gold & Marrow, Loon Choir et le Fiona Noakes Band.

Pour les amateurs de lecture, de jeudi à dimanche aura lieu la 36e édition du Salon du livre de l’Outaouais au Palais des Congrès de Gatineau. C’est votre chance de rencontrer les écrivains qui vous chavirent – pas moins de 400 auteurs seront sur place – et de découvrir de nouveaux livres à vous mettre sous la dent. La programmation mérite consultation !

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