canadiary Ottawa

Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and MonkeyJunk

February 22, 2017 8:00 pm. Headlining this double bill is a blues band for true blues fans, who appreciate raw riffs, rough soul and deep roots. Matthew Rogers on drums and guitar (the "axe") and Shawn Hall on vocals and harmonica (the mouth "harp") are behind the gritty sound that's steeped in the electric groove blues of the '50s, '60s and '70s. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer has been nominated for multiple Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies. The duo has toured the major festival circuit including SXSW, and Folk Fests, Blues Fests, and Jazz Fests across the country, impressing crowds with their signature fervor.This night also features Ottawa-based band MonkeyJunk with a bluesy blend of swampy roots-rock. Each an established musician in his own right, the MonkeyJunk trio has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (U.S.A.), a Juno, and a passionate following of fans designated "MonkeyJunkies".This show will have audiences stompin' and howlin' for more.. 245 Centrum BoulevardOttawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa

GCTC Prologue Series: Les Passants

February 22, 2017 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm. Introducing the GCTC Prologue Series: a new, engaging pre-show event that is free to the public and hosted by CBC Ottawa journalist Sandra Abma. The Prologue Series offers a closer look at each GCTC production, giving our audience more behind-the-scenes access and insight on how our productions actually come together. Each show will feature a unique panel of guests including artists, designers and experts who specialize in themes relating to the show.The Prologue Series is free to the public and will take place before the second preview of each production at 6:45 pm in the GCTC lobby. Our February 22nd installment for the upcoming production of "Les Passants" includes the following guests:Jean-Stéphane Roy, DirectorLisa L'Heureux, TranslatorMichèle Laliberté, Professor at UQO in Translation with a speciality in theatrical translation. 1233 Wellington St. West.Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7.. Event Details. Location: 1233 Wellington St. West., Ottawa

Concert - Irène and Francis Jacob

February 22, 2017 6:00 pm. Irène et Francis Jacob are not only united as siblings but also as musicians. Four years ago they decided to reunite, with Francis in the US and Irène in Paris, to start working on their new album "En bas de chez moi "."This new album En bas de chez moi, I see it like that, as a secret but fresh and patient plant that appears unexpectedly" says Irène.A few years ago, Irène was an actress in Paris and he was a musician in New York and they decided, after their father's death, to start making music together. The plant started to grow: he was a challenging guitarist, her voice was spontaneous and her body agile. Irène sings to tell a story, and Francis is the composer, he plays and creates the beat. He is harsh but fair and she is flexible but rigorous. It is only beginning and the story continues to grow...Irène JacobAlong with her musical talent, Irène Jacob is considered one the best French actresses of her generation. Winning best female actress award at the Cannes festival in 1991, she gained international recognition for her work with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski.. 352 MacLaren StreetOttawa, ON K2P 0M6.. Event Details. Location: 352 MacLaren Street, Ottawa

Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

February 17, 2017 12:00 pm. Athletes and spectators will be making history when the first ever ice dragon boat race in North America comes to the Nation's Capital. In conjunction with Canada's 150th Anniversary Celebration the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival (OIDBF) proudly introduces the exciting new sport of ice dragon boating to North America non-stop action on the Rideau Canal Skateway for the very first time in the largest event in the world. This momentous event is presented in partnership with the International Ice Dragon Boat Federation – Series (IIDBF), Canadian Heritage and the NCC.. 1001 Queen Elizabeth DrivewayOttawa, ON K1S 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa

Premier album : Mélissa Ouimet, Samito, CY

February 17, 2017 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Three explosive artists are bursting on the scene at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins with their very first album.Come and discover, on the same stage, Mélissa Ouimet's enchanting rock, Samito's Afro-modern style as well as Acadian band Cy's mix of music from today and yesteryear.This will be an intimate, energetic and engaging concert!. 333 King Edward AvenueOttawa, ON K1N 7M5.. Event Details. Location: 333 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

VISUAL17E Ottawa "Our Beautiful Future"

February 17, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion "Afrofuturism and the NeoGriot" will feature innovative African Canadian visual artists like Kalkidan Assefa, Allan Andre and Komi Olaf from Ottawa, street artist Maliciouz from Montreal, Toronto's Quentin VerCetty, and more!. 310 St. Patrick StreetOttawa, ON K1N 5K5.. Event Details. Location: 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa

Merci Serge Reggiani - Isabelle Boulay

February 17, 2017 8:00 pm. Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of Serge Reggiani's music. And who better to do justice to this master of the chanson française than Isabelle Boulay, one of the greatest singers in Québec.. 855 de la Gappe BoulevardGatineau, QC J8T 8H9.. Event Details. Location: 855 de la Gappe Boulevard, Ottawa

Imagined Italy

February 15, 2017 to February 16, 2017Wednesday: 8:00 pmThursday: 8:00 pm. Alexander Shelley, ConductorCameron Carpenter, OrganNAC OrchestraElgar - In the SouthR. Strauss - Aus ItalienRachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a theme of PaganiniItaly's musical culture and natural beauty have called to foreign musicians since the 1600s. Explore remarkably different impressions from three very different composers.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Make613 Zero to Pro Maker Series - Arduino Blink 101

February 15, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Curous about Arduino?This MAKE613 Zero to Pro Maker Series workshop is designed to provide you with an understanding of the Arduino ecosystem and will set you up to be able to successfully write your very first "Hello World" in the micro controller world! What will you think of next?While a basic knowledge of other programming languages such as C# is an asset, simply programming basics such as the "loop" function will be explained to help students to gain a better understanding of how their Arduino compatible board is reacting to the code.There will be Arduino kits available for easy purchase that include an Arduino compatible development board and the required USB cable. Subject to availablity for drop ins.Limited spots for this workshop.**Suggested to bring a laptop with the required tools on it. In the event you don't have one or did not prep in time, there will be a limited number on hand.Come learn! Start meeting and making!Watch out for upcoming workshops too! Like Arduino switch, soldering, lasering, 3D design and more.. 250 City Centre AvenueBay #216Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7.. Event Details. Location: 250 City Centre AvenueBay #216, Ottawa