Out & About OldOut & About April 28 – May 4

Out & About April 28 – May 4

Out & About April 28 – May 4

Hip Hop Karaoke, Elmdale Oyster House, April 28

Hosted by Atherton and DJ So Nice, this monthly karaoke jam snatches karaoke out of the parlour rooms and drops it right into the nightclub. The Hip Hop Karaoke crew provide the audience with the unique experience of rocking the mic in front of a crowd. Not only that, they provide participants all that is necessary to make this an authentic live rap encounter: the beats, a hype man, a stage, a wild crowd and even a DJ.

The Cooper Brothers with Special Guests, Centrepointe Theatre, April 28

The Cooper Brothers, Canada's original premier Country/Rock band, return to Centrepointe Theatre with some special guests for an exclusive Cd Release Party to launch their brand new album "Radio Silence" and follow up their two previously SOLD OUT shows at Centrepointe.

No More Teechers Show, Mavericks, April 28

The goal of the No More Teechers Show is to kick start your summer and get those good times rolling. And featuring local bands like Crossing Jane, XiL, Pointless Aesthetics and Lessons In Crime it shouldn't be too hard to do. So why not, Grab a beer, bring a friend and listen to some awesome music? Help us, help you, start your summer off with a bang. This show is in association with the Carleton Art Collective. A group of fine artists who attend Carleton University.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, National Gallery of Canada, April 28 - 30

This weekend, the National Gallery of Canada is proud to present an exploration into the worlds of visual and cinematographic art as the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Ottawa partner for the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival National Tour. Over the next three days you can catch a matinee or evening screening of a variety of films including Old Stone, Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming), Nelly, and Those Who Make Revolution HalfwayOnly Dig Their Own Graves. Arrive early to enjoy a drink and a treat in the Water Court Foyer before the film. Tickets start at $9 for NGC members.

Sparkle Dental Charity Ball, Infinity Convention Centre, April 29

The Sparkle Dental Charity Ball returns on Saturday for an evening of inspiration and recognition among oral health stakeholders, business owners, and young professionals from various industries. Held at the Infinity Convention Centre, guests should expect gourmet food, silent/live auctions and a dance floor. This year the Ball will also feature DJ Ilon (Jump 106.9), live music from Big Band Ottawa, and the exclusive Ottawa premiere performance by world-renowned, award winning pianist and composer, Steve Barakatt. Guests will also take in a fashion show from Cantas Fashion. Tickets start at $175.

The Ottawa Classical Choir,  Great Mass in C minor,  Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Ottawa Classical Choir, one of the founding member of the Société Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde (SPNM), returns to the beautiful and majestic Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica on April 29 2017 to present their next concert.

Learn, Laugh, Listen, Bronson Centre, April 29

Recovery Day Ottawa is an annual community event organized by CAPSA Ottawa with the purpose to help reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and raise awareness about recovery in our community. Leading up to Recovery Day the Bronson Centre is hosting Learn, Laugh Listen to raise funds directly to offset the costs of hosting RDO Sept. 23rd. Learn from Dr. Kim Hellemans and Dr. John Weekes about substance use disorder, substance misuse and multiple pathways to safety and recovery. Laugh with comedian Jim Mc Nally. Listen to a Juno award winning singer song-writer Lynn Miles and friends. Tickets are $20 and doors open at 7pm.

Tropikombo, Mercury Lounge Bar, April 29

This hard-hitter rhythm section’s raw and relentless percussive pulse and fiery horns stoke the coals for an in-your-face vocal in English, Spanish and Portuguese to ultimately bring you a 5-piece mash-up of the most obscure sub-genre crossovers of Latin, Caribbean and African inspired dance music.

Aero 150, L’Aeroport Exécutif Gatineau-Ottawa, April 30

Aero 150 is a once-in-a-lifetime aviation spectacle. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, those beloved and winged ambassadors of Canada, kick off their 2017 show season right here in Gatineau by hosting La Patrouille de France, the world-famous jet aerobatic team of France’s Armée de l’Air. To round out the show, Vintage Wings of Canada will be flying fighters and training aircraft from its historic collection and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be displaying several of its state-of-the-art aircraft. Admission is by donation only and is held at L’Aeroport Exécutif Gatineau-Ottawa, a short drive from downtown. Gates open at 9am.

Crush Improv, Yuk Yuks, April 30

Your favourite professional traveling improve troupe, Crush Improv, returns to Yuk Yuk's this Sunday to host this new alternative comedy variety show. Featuring local acts, new faces, and old favourites. Join Crush for some spontaneous laughs and good times. Tickets are $12.39 and the show begins at 8pm.

The BellRays and Supersucks, Mavericks, May 1

The BellRays hail from Riverside, California and have been putting on the show of their lives since 1990. Punk, rock and soul have been used to try and categorize what they do but some how isn't enough. This Monday you can catch this incredible show for $25. Doors are at 7:30pm.

2017 Gil’s Hootenanny at Clarke Room, RA Centre, May 1

Gil’s Hootenanny is a community sing-along event that takes place each year on May 1st, May Day, the international workers’ holiday. Musicians from a range of backgrounds take turns leading the audience to sing songs of protest and songs of hope. Inspired by the legacy of Gil Levine, Monday, May 1st, 2017 will mark the 8th year for Ottawa’s Gil’s Hootenanny, the annual community sing-along celebrating the stories, struggles and victories of working people. As usual, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, tickets are only $10.

PoutineFest, Ottawa City Hall, May 4

Didn’t get enough poutine on Sparks Street last weekend? Well, you’re in luck, the 3rd Annual Ottawa PoutineFest "World of Poutine" kicks off this Thursday at Poutine Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. The 2017 special Canada 150 edition will feature the best in Traditional, Exotic and Extreme Poutine, over 100 choices of poutine, face painting, a new poutine eating contest, exotic poutine competition, the most expensive poutine, kids fun zone, rock climbing walk, more live entertainment, a new Artpops Market, craft beer zone, free admission and more. The feast runs Thursday to Sunday 11am – 7pm.

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