canadiary Ottawa

Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Catriona Sturton

July 9, 2021 8:00 pm . Big heart, big lungs. Sings like an angel, plays like a beast. Rock-and-roll lover of Heavenly and the heaviest blues. One woman, harmonica-driven band. After learning to file harmonica reeds in a back alley, Catriona became the bassist for Halifax teen-rockers Plumtree (inspired the cult-favourite book and movie, Scott Pilgrim, with their song of the same name). Multi-instrumentalist who plays harmonica, violin, guitar and bass (often at the same time). Her biggest claim to fame might be that she "May have written the best song to date about butt-dialing — "Calling From My Pants" – Critics Pick, Nashville Scene. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

Chantal Hackett

July 30, 2021 8:00 pm . Ottawa native Chantal Hackett is a pop singer-songwriter and entrepreneur who is also the founder and creator of her own six-time award winning Vocal and Performance Studio "Sing House Studios" and is fresh off the heels of being a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Awards. Chantal's brilliant colours have shined with her passion for the industry and her diverse portfolio. She's a cut above the rest in her mission to empower others to follow their path and live their joy. It couldn't be clearer than in her newly released single, "Love YOU". . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

The Riot Police

July 2, 2021 8:30 pm . The Riot Police are Canada's answer to cutting edge alternative pop rock music. From graceful melodies that stick to your brain to razor sharp arena rock anthems, The Riot Police have been consistently delivering their unique twist of alternative radio rock to a growing fanbase through 3 solid full-length albums: Those Days, The Crossing and their last release Movement. The Riot Police have shared the stage with acts like The Sam Roberts Band, Tom Petty, Uriah Heep, AWOLNATION, Royal Wood, and have been invited to perform twice at Ottawa RBC Bluesfest. They have played City Folk Festival, The Ottawa Folk Festival, Oktoberfest Ottawa, Canadian Music Week and NXNE in Toronto, Canada. They have successfully headlined and opened sold-out performances at the Horseshoe in Toronto, Corona Theatre in Montreal and at several hometown clubs in Ottawa. The band contributes every year to the Lights Out Earth Hour events and they are avid supporters of the Shine Music Academy in Ottawa. Other showcase opportunities for the band include Megaphono Ottawa, and the Big Money Shot. Consisting of Alex Boyd, Max Gibson, Jeff Cook and Taylor Harris, the band has drawn early influences from acts like Coldplay, Kings of Leon, and The Killers to create their own brand of music. With a high-energy live show and a robust back catalogue of music to choose from, The Riot Police are looking for international exposure as they move into the future. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa


July 23, 2021 8:30 pm . Julian Baker, also known as "Uvaune" is best known for his ability to turn his most memorable moments into concise lyrics with catchy melodies. Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Uvaune was influenced by Mac Miller, Eminem and Dr. Dre. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

Gutta King Chris

July 23, 2021 8:00 pm . Gutta King Chris is an artist/producer who has been on the Ottawa Hip-hop scene for the last five years and has been working on music for over a decade. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

Double Experience

July 2, 2021 8:00 pm . Brock Tinsley and Ian Nichols form the nucleus of Double Experience, featuring a host of in-studio and onstage collaborators such as Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday). Live performance is important to Double Experience. Having played almost 750 shows in 18 countries over the last 5 years, the band has performed at MAGFest, GuardianCon, Ottawa ComicCon, Montreal ComicCon, YetiCon, and ThunderCon. The band has shared the stage with Danko Jones, MC Lars, Monster Truck and more, expanding their fanbase exponentially since their 2014 inception. The band has earned its notoriety by staying true to the members' interests. They wrote "The Glimmer Shot" as an earnest tribute to the video game Destiny. The game developers, Bungie, took notice of the enthusiastic reaction to the track and showered the band with in-game rewards. Fans showered the band with over a half-million streams on Spotify alone. "Ian and I believe that rock music can still be vital and accessible, without being pastiche," says Tinsley. "In fact, it's more honest for our band to write about how passionate we feel about specific pop culture than it is to write about blanket, angry emotions. We don't want to hold onto those emotions during the best years of our lives." . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

Rory Taillon

July 16, 2021 8:30 pm . Ottawa singer/songwriter Rory Taillon is a road warrior, touring across the country and back again. Rory is not just an entertainer; he's a performer. When Taillon sings, everything stops and when it starts again it's all changed. It's just that simple, like folk. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa


July 16, 2021 8:00 pm . MonkeyJunk is a Swamp Blues Roots Rock band based in Ottawa since 2008 featuring Tony D, Steve Marriner and Matt Sobb. MonkeyJunk is an international touring and recording act with five full-length releases, two Juno Awards (three nominations), 22 Maple Blues Awards (over 50 nominations), and one American Blues Music Award. . --, ON - .. Event Details. Location: --, ON - , Ottawa

Pause by Ariel Lyons

June 4, 2021 to June 20, 2021 Friday: 12:00 pmSaturday: 12:00 pmSunday: 12:00 pm . Galerie Old Chelsea is pleased to present the oil paintings of Ariel Lyons, a painter who has taken the past year to devote many more hours than usual to the studio. This has led her to develop new artistic ideas and to apply them beautifully to our local landscape and to those who have left a deep impression on her. These many hours have led her to a more profound exploration of the importance of the elements of line, shape and colour. She has deepened her ability to use them and has become adept at this artistic language. She shows us how to dance to a new level with "line, shape and colour", increasing her range in applying these to her semi-abstract and abstract paintings. All of Ariel's paintings inspire a deep sense of calm and harmony while also conveying a feeling of aliveness and spontaneity. One should not miss seeing these paintings in person. . 783 Route 105Old Chelsea, QC J9B 1P1 .. Event Details. Location: 783 Route 105Old Chelsea, QC J9B 1P1 , Ottawa