canadiary Ottawa

Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

February 27, 2019 8:00 pm. Postmodern Jukebox's shows bring a full band of gifted musicians, with a cast of favourite singers and tons of surprises, to Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. As any PMJ fan can tell you, the experience is never the same twice, with new songs and shifting combinations of members giving a unique twist to every show. PMJ looks forward to bringing their unique spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings to new cities for the first time, while revisiting favourite haunts that feel more like home each time around. For those who only know PMJ from their time-warping videos, the live show is an experience on a whole other level. It's a Roaring 20s party that would make the Great Gatsby proud, mixed with a swinging 60s night with the Rat Pack, spiced up with a little Motor City soul and some classic sock hop rockin' that gets the audiences twisting or twerking the night away - depending on what era their mood is in. A Postmodern Jukebox tour is a unique blend of talents and personalities that makes for a show that's always entertaining and consistently fresh and exciting. Upgrade to VIP! Upgrade to a VIP ticket and meet the performers of Postmodern Jukebox in person! Our VIP package includes: • A laminated VIP pass and a free poster • One premium seat for the performance • Admission to an exclusive meet and greet with the members of Post-Modern Jukebox following the show. 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

Hillsburn

February 23, 2019 8:00 pm. Hillsburn is a powerhouse. Their songs are timeless, their sound every bit as anthemic as Florence and The Machine's, but with soaring three-part harmonies thrown in for good measure. After touring extensively in support of their award-winning debut, the band released a follow-up, The Wilder Beyond, in February 2018.Hillsburn's indie-rock sound draws on the songwriting focus of folk music, and combines it with a pop sensibility. The band's performances are dynamic, energized, and emotive. You won't want to miss this band that is already on its way to becoming a national treasure.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Blue Rodeo

February 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019Saturday: 8:00 pm. The definition of a rebel is someone who goes against the grain. For close to thirty years now, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less travelled – and succeeded far beyond anyone's expectations. The band emerged in the early 80's as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop. Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single "Try" became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada. In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone.Reflecting back on three decades of successes and those early Blue Rodeo days, both Jim and Greg are able to fully appreciate where the band sits in the pantheon of music. "Success seemed really real when we were entertaining people at The Horseshoe. That was the top of the heap for us," Cuddy says. "When you look back, you realize that it has just been this beautiful dream.". 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Ryan Cook

February 22, 2019 8:30 pm. Ryan Cook, Canadian punk singer turned folk songwriter combines modern satire with vintage western music in a hybrid of ballads and up beat novelty songs. Ryan has won awards in Atlantic Canada and toured opening for artists like Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, and Roseanne Cash.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

A musical tribute We Love Belafonte featuring Alex Cuba, David Myles, Florence K and Katie Moore

February 22, 2019 8:00 pm. Harry Belafonte's music has brightened our musical landscape ever since it came on the scene in the early 1950s. Since then, his calypsos – Matilda, Angelina, Jump in the Line and the famous Banana Boat Song – have become paeans of love and sunshine that are still played and performed around the world, and appreciated by every generation.The new album We love Belafonte, featuring Canadian artists from across the country, will be released in fall 2018 as a tribute to this much-admired artist who has unmistakably marked many decades of musical history with his songs, magnetism, intelligence and humanity.A fast-paced evening of well-known hits that will feature Florence K, David Myles, Alex Cuba, Katie Moore, Nick Petrowski and two other musicians.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Made in Cuba: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

February 22, 2019 8:00 pm. Authenticity, explosion of energy, syncronism, technical precision, elegance and much more it is Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba. Precursor and maximum exponent of the "fusion" style, it shows an original and virtuoso repertoire, recognized by the public and critics as "unique and different". Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is a genuine expression of the mixture which identifies Cuban Culture. The company's performances combine, in an original way, elements of flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance with Spanish and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Founded 25 years ago by its creator, director and choreographer, Lizt Alfonso, the company has conquered audiences of all ages in the five continents, performing in hundreds of cities with the strength and rhythm of the Cuba that vibrates today. "Enchanting! Outstanding! The stage throbs with vibrancy!" - Paula Citron, CBC "A radiant expression on the true Cuban spirit in soulful song and exuberant dance" - Michael Crabb, Globe and Mail. 101 Centrepointe DriveOttawa, ON K2G 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

Sing Out for CHEO

February 22, 2019 7:00 pm. Sing Out for CHEO is more than just a charity event! This event is recognized as an official CHEO Foundation fundraiser that over the past three years has grown to include a fantastic silent auction, with prizes given by local merchants and this year a local Artist/Band Music Competition.This year, "Sing out for CHEO" is giving 3 lucky artists the chance to also perform at this great event, and raise money for the CHEO Foundation for family-centered children patient care facilities in Ottawa and the Outaouais region!For more information please contact: Jocelyne Lamarche, Team Leader for this event at [email protected] – 613-915-7919. 1211 Lemieux St.Ottawa, ON K1J 7T1.. Event Details. Location: 1211 Lemieux St., Ottawa

Joseph Edgar

February 21, 2019 8:30 pm. Less than two years after the release of his latest album Ricochets, Joseph Edgar returns in 2019 with an all-new trio show. The Acadian singer-songwriter will perform selected songs from his acclaimed six solo albums, as well as new material including "Boule miroir" and "Faire l'étoile", which came out in the spring of 2018. Rooted in his Acadian roots, but always evolving, Joseph Edgar is treasure of his home province of New Brunswick, reflecting the humour, tribulations, and infinite possibilities of our human existence.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Heritage Day

February 19, 2019 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Help celebrate Ottawa's diverse culture and heritage! Local historical societies, heritage groups, and museums will exhibit tabletop displays; while lively music and entertainment is provided and costumed interpreters greet visitors.Light refreshments will be served.. 110, Laurier street WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110, Laurier street West, Ottawa