Mon-Thu: 10am-9pm; Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch - 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario
Exhibition of Sarah Tue-Fee’s paintings. These works explore techniques of collaged imagery, translated through paint to create personal, 'original' spaces out of existing images. Through these hybrid translations, she creates improbable settings in which narratives can appear both familiar and otherworldly. By synthesizing found images of contrasting constructed and organic environments, her work aims to evoke a sense of spatial collapse, instability, and disorientation. Areas of representation disintegrate into patches of rapid gestural brushstrokes, as bright clashing colors intensify these overwhelming and uninhabitable settings where strange narratives can emerge. See more of her work at www.sarahtuefee.com
Tuesday, December 2
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Chambers Building, Suite 1400 Shaw Board Room, 40 Elgin Street (entrance next to D’Arcy McGee’s)
Equal Voice (NCR) Holiday Wine & Cheese for members. Memberships in Equal Voice support key activities and programs to encourage and equip women to run for political office (now, or one day soon)! Members who sign up a friend or colleague will receive complimentary drink tickets for themselves and their new member! RSVP/Membership Inquiries: email@example.com EV Membership: $50 ($10 for students or limited income) Sign up online at www.equalvoice.ca *If you join online after November 30, bring your membership confirmation as a form of ticket. Membership will also be available for purchase at the door.
Thursday, December 5
Zen Kitchen - 634, Somerset St. West, Ottawa
YBP Supper Club **Holiday Edition. Please RSVP at info@ottawaYBP.com by December 2, 2013 to reserve your spot.
Thursday, December 5
Doors open 6:30pm
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa ON
Improving Maternal Health in Ethiopia, 2nd Annual Ethiopiaid Fundraising Gala. FEATURING: Dinner by Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine. Speaker Dr. Gretchen Roedde, Author, 'A Doctor's Quest'Live Music by Jon Hynes // Craig Mainprize. Silent Auction & Door Prizes!. TICKETS: Regular / Adult: $35; Student: $25; Table of 6: $150. All proceeds from this event will support maternal health initiatives in Ethiopia, including the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula; equipment for a community mother and child health centre; and the expansion of pre-natal and delivery care in SNNPR region which will reduce risks associated with childbirth. More info on Ethiopaid at www.ethiopiaid.ca Purchase tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/improving-maternal-health-in-ethiopia-a-fundraising-gala-tickets-9075118925?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=b4716085472b11e39716123138106897
Friday, December 6
Community Vigil: 6:00 PM Women’s Monument at Minto
Park, (Elgin and Gilmour)
Indoor Vigil: 7:30 PM First United & All
Saints Westboro Church (347 Richmond Rd, just west of
National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence
Against Women 2013: Vigil to Remember and a Call to Action. Gather
with us to honour and grieve all mothers, partners, sisters, daughters,
grandmothers, friends, co- workers, neighbours and classmates who have been harmed or killed in acts of male violence. For more information: Women’s Events Network 613-230-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
First United 613-232-1016 or email@example.com Facebook:
Friday, December 6
Light Up The Night with Wayne Rostad and Friends – VOP helps light up the night for the annual Christmas celebration where thousands of people from Mississippi Mills area and beyond will fill the main street of Almonte for one of the largest outdoor Christmas shows in Canada. Free to public concert includes fireworks, puppeteers & The Snow Queen and Twinkle Fairies waving their magic wands to bring in the jolly old Santa Claus! Visit the site for map and to sign Santa’s Guestbook: http://lightupthenightalmonte.com/
Saturday, December 7
Ben Franklin Place (Council
Chamber), 101, Centrepointe Drive, Nepean ON
"Promoting Security of Somali women: Give rights, Gain justice". Guest of honour: Batulo Sheikh Ahmed Gabale, Exec. Director of the Somali National Women's Organization. She is also a Somali-Canadian originally from Toronto. Batulo is visiting from Mogadishu and is coming to share the progress she and her team have made since taking office about a year ago. There will also be other speakers and talented entertainers from Ottawa community. Note: This event is open to both genders. Free refreshments will be served! SWCN facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.
com/groups/184677198293403/ Website: somaliwomenscircle.org
Saturday December 7
dine & show at 8pm; show only at 9pm
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray Street (near Sussex/Byward Market)
VOP Annual Christmas Concert : “O Night Divine II” A night of soulful,
high energy gospel for the Christmas season. VIP Dinner Package, $35
and includes premium seating, cover and $25 food/beverage voucher.
Concert only $15. VIP Tickets/Reservations at Fatboys, 613-695-5599
or www.fatboys.ca click calendar or events or visit Fatboys or Voices of Praise Ottawa on Facebook.
Sunday, December 8
11:15am & 1:15pm
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray St. (near Sussex dr.)
Gospel Brunch Sunday featuring Voices of Praise.
Voices of Praise Booking / Contacts:
Joy Clarke, PR/Booking/Co-Manager: Cell: 613-282-3584; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve Johnston, Music/Technical Director / Songwriter/Producer, Co-Manager. VOP Official Website: http://www.vop.freehomepage.com Voices of Praise Ottawa on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Voices-of-Praise-Gospel-Group-of-Ottawa/13622220973 VOP Soundbytes: http://soundcloud.com/tymebalme
Saturday, December 7
7:00pm (Cash Bar as of 6:30 pm)
St. Anthony Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony St. (O Preston Ave) Ottawa
Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Annual End of the Year Dinner & Dance. Guest speaker: Dr. Joy Mighty, Professor and Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) Carleton University, Ottawa. Menu will include exquisite Caribbean Cuisine. Dancing will follow dinner. Fabulous Door Prizes | 50-50 Draw. Music by DJ David Supersound | Formal Attire. Tickets: $65.00 per person or $480.00 for a table of eight. For more tickets & information contact: 613-225-8018, 613-837-9498,613-723-1980,613-265-7096, 613-620-1382
Tuesday, December 10
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social
Sciences, Room FSS1007, 120 University Private.
FILM & DISCUSSION: Good Copper, Bad Copper, a film exploring the impact of copper mining in Zambia. A brilliant film showing the environmental, economic and social impacts on an African community. The film follows the work of Zambian activist Savior Mwambwa who will be present at the event.
Saturday, December 14
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, 420 Sparks Street (near Bronson)
Christmas at the Cathedral Concert featuring: the renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Roxanne Goodman, as well as Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa's accomplished Choir of Men and Boys and the Cathedral Girls Choir. The Choir of Men and Boys, under the direction of Matthew Larkin, Director of Music, and the Girls Choir, under the direction of James Calkin, Associate Director of Music, will perform a joyful program of Christmas favourites.Roxanne Goodman, accomplished composer, singer-songwriter, arranger, and music director, accompanied by her musical friends, will spice up the season with her Christmas jazz repertoire. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be directed to St. Luke’s Table, a community service for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness in our community. Tickets: Reserved $45 (including $20 tax receipt), General $25, Students $15 Purchase Tickets Online: www.cathedralarts.ca Information: (613) 567-1787 or email@example.com Cathedral Arts Box Office Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, Lauder Hall, 439 Queen Street (Accessibility Entrance) Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 14
Doors open at 10pm
LIVING ROOM 360 Elgin St., Ottawa
CARIVIBE . EBONY & IVORY & BANANAS Present: CARIVIBE UNITES FOR THE PHILIPPINES. We see you Philippines and we got you!!! All proceeds from this event will be donated to the CANADIAN RED CROSS in support of the 2013 TYPHOON HAIYAN APPEAL. Music by MACE . KEN L JONES . NAUTY NYCE . D-TRAIN , 19+ I.D. required More info:
www.redcross.ca and www.carivibe.com
Sunday, December 15
Brookstreet Hotel (Options Jazz Lounge)-525
Legget Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2W2
CONCERT: Ms. Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah presents a performance featuring jazz and R&B, as well as songs to ring in the Christmas and holiday season.
Tuesday, December 17
11am - noon
Ottawa Police Headquarters at 474 Elgin St.
Ottawa Police Services Kwanzaa Celebration. Event incudes: lighting of
the Kinara ceremony as well as the display of a Kwanzaa banner. Light
refreshments will also be served. The Ottawa Police Services has shared this
annual tradition with the African and Caribbean community for a few years now and welcomes everyone to participate. Please note that the celebration of
Kwanzaa is about social, cultural, and spiritual renewal. It is not a religious
holiday and does not replace Christmas. For logistical purposes, if you are
planning on attending, please bRSVP to Zoye Coburn of the Police Services by
Tuesday Dec. 10: 613-236-1222, ext. 5011 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Jaku Konbit website for more info on its annual Kwanzaa celebration at the end of December: www.jakukonbit.com.
Friday, December 20
NAC (Southam Hall) - 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON
Celebrate the joys of Christmas! Alain Trudel and the NAC Orchestra
are joined by stellar soprano Measha Brueggergosman who will add sparkle along with the Ottawa Choral Society and Boy and Girl Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral in evergreen holiday favourites, including White Christmas, the sublime O Holy Night, and the charming Little Drummer Boy, plus an audience sing-along of classic carols. This concert is sure to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. A perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends! Featuring: Alain Trudel conductor; Measha Brueggergosman co-host, soprano ; Ottawa Choral Society; Jordan de Souza director; Boy and Girl Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral Choir (Matthew Larkin director). Tickets starting at $26 ORDER BY PHONE: 1-888-991-2787
NAC BOX OFFICE: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm http://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/5214
Friday, December 20
Doors open at 7:30pm
Jim Robillard Center
(1505 Carling Ave. - OC Transpo # 85), Ottawa ON
Ugandan Association of Ottawa Holiday Celebration. The evening includes Ugandan folk dance, snacks, photos with Santa and more. Tickets: Adults = $20 advance, $25 at the door; children under 13 yrs = $5. Ticket outlets: Fades international (1800 Bank St., 613-737-3633), All African Market (411 McArthur Ave., 613-244-0325).
Sunday, December 22
Ukrainian Banquet Hall - 1000 Byron
Ave., Ottawa (OC Transpo bus#2)
Doors open at 6pm
Christmas Concert featuring Zimbabwean R&B recording
star NOX! There will also be Zimbabwean cuisine (sadza, Mazondo, Maguru etc.) on sale. NOX (whose real name is Enock Guni) is a 30-year-old African
Urban Contemporary genius. The South Africa-based artist was born on
September 6, 1983. He grew up in the ghetto of Kuwadzana, Harare Zimbabwe. Since 2003, he has released 7 albums and scored various number
chart-topping songs and over 70 hit songs in Zimbabwe. He has performed
with many of Zimbabwe's major artists including duets with Oliver Mtukudzi
and Alick Macheso. His music has been compared to the work of Alexio Kawara and the Shades of Black, Usher, Chris Brown, and P-Square. NOX Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nox.guni Tickets: $35 general, $20 students with valid student ID For tickets and info: Edward (ChemDry): 613-440-2494 or 613-823-4435; Zvondai: 613-818-9398; Montreal - Diane Moyo: 514-473-8618
Saturday, December 28
4pm-7pm (Dance only: 7:00pm to 1:00am for adults)
Ukrainian Hall - 1000 Byron Ave. Ottawa K2A 0J3
Ottawa Kwanzaa 2013 Celebration. Come And enjoy drumming, singing, and dancing. Tickets: $10 for Adults Children 12 and under: $5 Call to reserve your ticket: Phone: (613) 567-0600 Free admission to dance with Kwanzaa Ticket. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. Music By DJ Hypnotx Soundz All. Proceeds will go towards the Black Star Tutoring Program.
Saturday December 28
6 pm to 1 am
45, St Jean-Bosco Street, Gatineau, QC (near Université du Québec en Outaouais, Brault campus)
Humura Association "Day of Hope" celebrating the victory of life and optimism over the despair and fear that came with the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda. Featuring: Dinner, entertainment (old school Kinyarwanda aka karahanyuze as well as modern songs, musical performances and Burundian traditional dance by Ishaka group) and DJ’s soirée with the trendy music and more! Admission: free for kids under 12 years old; 10 $ / 12 -17 years old; 20 $ in advance/adult and; 25 $ at the door - 50 $ VIP ticket (1st drink and reserved seat ) For tickets or more info, call: 613 816-4080 or 613 899-7407 or 613 795-7110 or 819 328-4219 or 613 710-4333
Saturday, December 28
8:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
Chimo Hotel, 1199 Joseph Cyr St., Gloucester(across from St.Laurent Shopping Centre)
Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa (TTAO) Holiday Season Soirée. Light Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Dress: Semi-Formal. Music by David Super Sound. Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Information:613-834-1718; 613-850-0870; 613-834-4282
Tuesday, December 31
8:00pm until 2:00am
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N5M6
Live Music- New Year's FunkoRama- Kick Off 2014 Right! Start it with DESTINY. Featuring some of Ottawa's finest musicians : Iyono Ede, Rachelle Behrens, Zeek Gross, Big Clarence, and more. Bottle Service for bubbly will be available. Order ahead at: email@example.com Dress to Impress!
TICKETS are LIMITED. $25 (Tax incl.) in adv. Advance tickets are on sale now at the venue. We are open Wed- Sunday 3pm-2am, and Monday and Tuesdays at 8pm. You can buy you tickets with cash, debit, or credit card in person. OR, you can buy them over the phone with a credit card. Tickets may be picked up in advance, or they will be made available at the door the night of the event.
Tuesday, December 31
Doors open at 9 PM
Ottawa Masonic Centre, 2140 Walkey Ave, Ottawa
A New Year's Eve Party geared to Ottawa's music loving community and guaranteed to be talked about all year! Angel Productions presents a night filled with Caribbean music from all genres, popular party themes, complimentary New Year's Party favours and champagne to usher in 2014. Food will be on sale, so come early enjoy a meal and then party the night away. Tickets are available at $30.00 Advance by contacting 613.295.7404 | 613.327.4819 | 613.261.7806 | 613.277.1620
Tuesday, December 31
Doors open at 9:30pm;
Complimentary Buffet & Champagne Toast at Midnight
LIVING ROOM NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 PARTY! Don't miss the most magical night of the year celebrating the arrival of TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN in exquisite style & sophistication at the LIVING ROOM - 360
Elgin St. Amazing music provided by Ottawa's Elite: MACE - E&I . Rewind .
Hot 89.9 . #MusicLovers; KEN L JONES - RedBull Thre3Style . #MusicLovers . Dope . That '90s Show ; FRANK PLAY - #MusicLovers . The Convo; D-TRAIN E&I . Bam Bam . Bubble & Wine Co.; SELEKTA SHELLZ - Tremor Tuesday; Bam Bam; SWEET CHUNES - Tremor Tuesday . Bam Bam. Limited $25 Advance tickets available at: Upscale Attire A Must. Photography by Modern Trendz & Freshh Anderson. Living Room 613-688-1350, Nrml Clothing 613-562-2043, Fades 613-737-3633, 613-230-3233, The Pita Pit 613-789-2239, Bananas 613-837-5555, L&F Montego Place 613-830-8377, Ebony & Ivory Ent. 613-590-1588. For ticket reservations, VIP Booths & Bottle Service emailLivingRoomOttawa@gmail.com, or call 613-688-1350