At Babylon Thursday night, it’s another edition of “I can’t believe it’s not“, with Nirvana’s Nevermind being played full-out with more than a dozen local musicians. In other covers, Jonesey and The GreyTones continue their quest to cover the Beatles’ 1964 content. On Friday, it’s a night of folk at Pressed with Olenka, Bosveld and Jos Fortin, while The Standstills are down at Mavericks. Hello Hello releases their latest EP down at Cafe Dekcuf with a few special guests. Saturday, Crusades releases their new album with Nervosas and Alaskan. There will be some indie/folk down at Mavericks on Sunday with Northcote, Dave Hause and Jonathan Becker, while earlier in the day Craig Cardiff has a matinee performance out at the Black Sheep. Sunday also marks the start of the Slo’Tom Stewart residency at the Hintonburg Public House – they’ll be playing there for free on Sundays all February long.
The Ottawa Art Gallery throws its annual Winterlude for adults party – go Dada for Switzerland at their Swiss confederation-Dada-themed bash. Cube Gallery hosts the vernissage of ‘Warmth’, which runs all month long.
There are a few great film events to catch this weekend, too. The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa is hosting Freeze Frame, featuring eight shorts, while the Baltic-Nordic Film Festival kicks off on Saturday.
On Friday, Crush Improv takes on the current production of Detroit down at the Gladstone, while there are 2 women in a 1 woman show out in Nepean. We’ve got some slam poetry with Dwayne Morgan, while literature meets dance at 1001 Nights: Dance to the Tales of Arabia. Kick-start your writing career with a prose writing workshop with Sarah Schulman on Saturday.