canadiary Ottawa

Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


Like A Boss EP Release

January 19, 2019 8:30 pm. Come out & celebrate the release of Ottawa songstress Renée Landry's new soulful EP Like A Boss, with special guests Mack & Ben!Fiery and uninhibited, Renée Landry is a powerhouse of Northern Ontario soul. Hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, this Ottawa artist brings to life the classic sounds of the jazz and Motown eras, with a new modern age twist. With her powerhouse blues vocals, and fiery stage presence, Landry has been compared to legendary artists Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Ella Fitzgerald. Renée recently played the NAC Fourth Stage as part of their NAC Presents series, and just released her new single Like A Boss off of her up incoming EP, to be released January 2019.. 220 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K2P 1L7.. Event Details. Location: 220 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Patrick Watson with the NAC Orchestra

January 19, 2019 8:00 pm. As part of our new Sessions series, NAC Presents ecstatically welcomes Montreal's inimitable Patrick Watson for a truly special, one-night performance with the NAC Orchestra.Now approaching a decade as a band, it has been a truly interesting journey for Patrick Watson and his cohorts. Having accomplished such feats as playing to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival, composing 15 scores for film and television, receiving Canada's elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, and most recently performing two songs in Wim Wenders's current 3D epic "Every Thing Will Be Fine", his career has had many peaks.Still standing proudly at the helm, Love Songs For Robots marks Patrick Watson's fifth release since Watson first galvanized this "temporary project" in 2006 with the release of his critically acclaimed debut Close To Paradise. His latest instalment in his already impressive body of work follows up on his stunning 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard. Signatures like his hushed falsetto croon remains to be the vessel that transports his vast emotional depths, but Love Songs For Robots proudly shows Watson sailing out into uncharted waters once again.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

FOPLA Mammoth Book sale

January 19, 2019 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) invite you to their monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale! Hundreds of used books for sale at unbeatable prices, including as low as for $1. Browse a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle, sci-fi and fantasy, biography, children's and more.This month, we also have vinyl records and an abundance of sci-fi. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library.. 100 Tallwood DriveOttawa, ON K2G 4R7.. Event Details. Location: 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa

Rant Maggie Rant

January 18, 2019 8:00 pm. Since their debut in 2008, Rant Maggie Rant has consistently won over audiences at festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. The original goal was to take traditional Celtic music as the foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colour outside the prescribed lines. In a nut-shell, have fun!Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time honoured styles. Drawing on the music from the seven Celtic nations, the obvious Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and the lesser known Isle of Mann, Galicia (Spain) and Brittany (France), as well as from Quebec and Canada's East Coast, new Celtic music listeners are drawn to Rant Maggie Rant's fusion of World influences. The ensemble moves effortlessly from Irish jigs to Galician munieras, from Scottish marches to Breton an dros, driving them with Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand drumming and percussion, blues/rock guitar backdrops, revved up tempos, unexpected time changes, and a unique rhythmic attack. Their repertoire combines contemporary compositions with traditional tunes, often blending them together to deliver an intoxicating performance.. 53 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5W1.. Event Details. Location: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Resolution 2019

January 18, 2019 7:00 pm. SAW Video Media Art Centre presents its annual Resolution screening, featuring a selection of videos produced by members in 2018. This year's line-up of works showcases the broad scope of artistic practices in which SAW Video members are engaged.. 50 Mackenzie King BridgeOttawa, ON K1N 0C5.. Event Details. Location: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa

The Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show

January 17, 2019 to January 18, 2019Thursday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pmFriday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day decor dreams, the Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show is where big ideas, knowledgeable advice, and fresh inspiration unite, with more than 200 trusted brands and local companies under one roof.. 4899 Uplands DriveOttawa, ON K1V 2N6.. Event Details. Location: 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

A. M. Benz: Achromatically Inclined

November 22, 2018 to January 8, 2019Monday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pmTuesday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pmWednesday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pmThursday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pmFriday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pmSaturday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. In today's colour-drenched world, Achromatically Inclined asks the viewer to see things a little differently. An exploration into the elegance of a limited palette, materials are placed to catch light while accentuating the design, to create an engaging piece.. 245, Centrum BlvdOttawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245, Centrum Blvd, Ottawa

National Urban Design Awards, Ceremony and presentation

January 7, 2019 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening featuring the 12 recipients of the 2018 National Urban Design Awards from nine communities across Canada.. 50 Mackenzie King BridgeOttawa, ON K1N 0C5.. Event Details. Location: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa

Curatorial Talk: Barbara Brown and Cynthia O'Brien – LifeCycle Conversations Judith Parker, curatorial collaborator

January 6, 2019 2:00 pm. Catalogue excerptLifeCycle Conversations is inspired by the theme of memento mori – a reminder of human fragility, mortality and the inevitability of death. In traditional Western painting it is represented symbolically by flowers, fruit and other objects, but here memento mori has been transposed into immersive installations created collaboratively by Barbara Brown and Cynthia O'Brien.This is the first time that Barbara Brown (photography) and Cynthia O'Brien (clay sculpture) have chosen to work in a collaborative manner – their new works are the fruit of their combined artistic vision. Though the artists work in different media, both employ the changing beauty and delicacy of plants and flowers as a commemorative act and as an observance of transience, loss, memory, decline and rejuvenation in all living things. Brown and O'Brien's installations also reflect the emotional impact that working as artists in a long-term care residence, where they befriend individuals who are near the end of their lives, has had. Their work reveals profound insights gained from this experience.-Judith Parker. 110 Laurier Avenue WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa