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Diary of Events and Happenings in Ottawa, Ontario.


May 2, 2017 5:00 pm. Experience Mélange, a celebratory exhibition of work by the Rectory Art House artists, curated by Dale Smith. The exhibition kicks off with a vernissage on Tuesday 2 May, 5 to 9 pm. All are welcome.Mélange refers both to the storied 150 year history of the mixed inhabitants of Lowertown and to the divergent work of the seven artists who create from the Rectory Art House on Murray Street in present day Lowertown: Tiffany April, Karen Bailey, Gwen Frankton, Sharon Lafferty, Jeannie Polisuk, Karen Rasmussen and Lori Victor.Historically, Lowertown was a mélange of Irish immigrants, French-Canadians, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, butchers, canal and lumber workers. Today, at Mélange in Saint Brigid's you'll find a floating vessel, environment themed installations, a new take on old masters paintings, guide dogs dancing, psychological perceptions, explorations of memory and the ocean's liminal zone.Built in 1890, Saint Brigid's played a vital role in Lowertown as the Catholic church for the Irish population. Now deconsecrated and transformed to an arts centre, Saint Brigid's continues to contribute to the rich heritage of both Lowertown and the Ottawa area. Mélange demonstrates how.Vivid and thought provoking in turns, Mélange has something enticing in store for everyone.. 310 St. Patrick StreetOttawa, ON K1N 5K5.. Event Details. Location: 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa

Dancing Picnic

April 28, 2017 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. All proceeds will directly benefit Tara Luz Danse's projects in local schools and in the Ottawa community, thereby making contemporary dance more accessible and providing unforgettable artistic experiences for us all.Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 7:30 pm and will be followed by short performances inspired the "picnic" theme of the evening. The event will conclude with a dance along with the company artists. A cash bar will be available during the evening.. 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa

The Best of Steely Dan

April 28, 2017 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm. Glamour Profession is back again to dazzle audiences with more amazing music by Steely Dan! This ten-piece band delivers many of Steely Dan's best songs and greatest hits, including Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Reelin' In the Years, Do it Again, Hey Nineteen, My Old School, and many more. Glamour Profession honours the spirit and sophisticated sound of Steely Dan's unique convergence of rock, jazz, blues, and funk. The band features musicians who have worked with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and many other international artists. Come listen to the captivating and infectious grooves of Steely Dan's best music - played the way it's meant to be heard!. 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa

Wine ‘n Jazz Nights Workshop

April 28, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For adults with a little singing experience who love cool jazz. Enjoy a night of singing standards, improvisation and listening paired with a glass of local wine or beer.Facilitated and accompanied by jazz artist/professor Yves Laroche and other musicians of Bells Corners Academy of Music. Ability to harmonize and read music an asset.Barcode: 1071618. 35 Stafford RoadNepean, ON K2H 8V8.. Event Details. Location: 35 Stafford RoadNepean, ON K2H 8V8, Ottawa

Russell Howard

April 28, 2017 9:00 pmOn Schedule. Russell Howard, one of the UK's most successful stand-up comedians, returns to North America with a brand new show which promises to deliver more of his trademark blend of upbeat musings and razor-sharp wit. Don't miss the chance to see this unique comedian, star and creator of the award-winning hit BBC TV show, Russell Howard's Good News.Join the Facebook Event at 1385 Woodroffe AvenueE BuildingNepean, ON K2G 1V8.. Event Details. Location: 1385 Woodroffe AvenueE BuildingNepean, ON K2G 1V8, Ottawa

Whisky Legs - Basement Confessions

April 28, 2017 8:00 pm. Whisky Legs is the caustic, visceral world of multi-instrumentalist percussionist Pascal Denis and singer Maude Brochu. Everywhere she goes, Brochu captivates audiences with her magnetic presence and rich, powerful voice. Influenced by Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles and the Black Keys, their soul, blues, rock and groove flavoured music reveals a rebellious yet unifying spirit imbued with mystery. Emotion straight from the gut!. 120 Principale StreetGatineau, ON J9H 3M3.. Event Details. Location: 120 Principale Street, Ottawa


April 28, 2017 7:30 pm. After a five-year break, authentic world musician Yeshe, from Australia, will be performing songs from his newly-released album Woven with delightful opener Diane Nalini Trio.An authentic world musician, German-born Yeshe wandered all over the globe before settling in Australia. His travels brought him to Europe, Africa, Asia and Quebec. Yeshe will launch his five-song EP Woven, his most personal release to date, on March 3. "I have finally found my voice, my sound," he says, beaming. "It really speaks to who I am as a musician, and the lyrics are very dear to me - they come from a deep place." Woven is a musical oasis that comforts the soul and delivers welcome sanctuary in these uncertain times.A man of many talents, Yeshe learned guitar, cello and drums before taking on traditional African instruments, such as the m'bira and n'goni, which he wields quite masterfully today. Yeshe will play songs off Woven while on tour in Quebec and in Ottawa, as well as pieces from his first two albums, World Citizen (2005) and Roots & Wings (2010), the latter of which features his splendid cover of Zachary Richard's classic "La ballade de Jean Batailleur.". 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa

The Longest Distance (Venezuela) - Latin American Film Festival

April 28, 2017 7:00 pm. La distancia más larga (The Longest Distance)dir. Claudia Pinto EmperadorVenezuela, 2013, 103 minutesSpanish, with English sub-titlesStill struggling to come to terms with his mother's murder, 12-year-old Lucas secretly sets out on a journey that his mother had planned before her death. She had intended to return to her family's long-vacant summer home in Venezuela's Gran Sabana region to meet her own estranged mother. During his travels, Lucas meets up with Kayemo, a young man with a money problem and a gun, who reluctantly agrees to accompany him to his destination.Martina, who has no idea of Lucas' plans, continues her preparations. She is determined to climb Roraima, one of the oldest mountains on earth, to die where her husband disappeared many years ago. The two odysseys intersect around unresolved issues of blame and regret. Just as Lucas' mother once held Martina responsible for her father's death, so Lucas believes his father partly to blame for his mother's murder. Compelling.. 43 Campus Ave.Ottawa, ON K1S.. Event Details. Location: 43 Campus Ave., Ottawa

Young at Art 2017 - West - Vernissage

April 27, 2017 7:00 pmOn Schedule. Young at Art is a juried art exhibition that brings the work of young visual artists to local art galleries across the City of Ottawa. The exhibition, held annually since 1996, represents a tremendous opportunity for the public exhibition and recognition of the creative efforts of these young local artists. Creators of accepted works will have their pieces displayed in a community gallery – often near where they live – and are eligible for a number of prizes and awards contributed by the City of Ottawa and Young at Art Sponsors.. 2500 Campeau DriveOttawa, ON k2k 2w3.. Event Details. Location: 2500 Campeau Drive, Ottawa