Out & About OldOut & About: February 2-8, 2018

Out & About: February 2-8, 2018

Out & About: February 2-8, 2018

80's DANCE PARTY w DJ Remi Royale + RAPTURE (Blondie/80's Classics) + Punk Iced Lollies (Jesus & Mary Chain Tribute) at House of Targ, Feb 2

Let’s dance, put on your red shoes and dance the Blues — at House of Targ tonight! The 80s Dance Party is BACK! Get amped for all your favourite 80s bangers, brought to you by Targ’s wizard, DJ Remi Royale! Doors open at 9pm and cover is $6 — the sets start at 9:30 with Punk Iced Lollies, members of Ottawa’s Potential Red paying tribute to Jesus & Mary Chain; at 10:30 its time for Rapture, the best Blondie tribute, packed with the most danceable hits; and 11:30-2am DJ Remi Royale brings it home with Mega Dance Party Action. And don’t forget Targ’s famous LateNitePerogies served until 1:30am! What’s your damage? Don’t be a dweeb, and come out tonight — it’s totally bitchin’!

Biodiversity Symposium at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Feb 2

You’re never too old to learn! Today the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Beaty Centre for Species Discovery presents a day-long scientific symposium called Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future. Hear Dr. Leonard Krishtalka’s keynote lecture, “A new view of life: Quantum biology and biological dark matter”. Other presentations include a look at the current status and challenges facing the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), a look into conservation from the perspective of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and how today’s young students will be able to “save the planet”. The day includes lunch! 

Inhale, Excel at Bayshore Shopping Centre, Feb 2

Come out to Bayshore Shopping Centre today for “Inhale, Excel”, an interactive fashion experience! Influencers, leaders, and inspirations from all different fields will gather for a unique experience. Learn about the different roads to success and meet the most interesting people! Guests include Celebrity Stylist, Ty Hunter, CEO and Model Agent, Angie Sakla Seymour, and the young French stylist, Youth Smhr. 6-10pm, get your ticket now!

REAL Leadership at TCC, Feb 2

Get yourself in gear with the REAL Leadership method — today, 9am-4pm, check out the workshop of the year! Success comes from purpose, preparation, collaboration, and growth, and Mark is going to show you The Four Elements of Success: REAL (Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership). Check out this informative seminar and become a REAL success! Tickets are $395 and worth every penny.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy at Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, Feb 3

This Saturday we discuss social media! Get a 3-dimensional look at the pros and cons, virtues and dangers, of today’s online world. Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will be at the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch from 10am-12pm, in Room B-125. Join them to find out how to best use the incredible tools at your disposal!

Fête Frissons at Shenkman Arts Centre, Feb 3

Lets frolic in the frost at the Shenkman Art Centre’s Fete Frissons! This Saturday, bring the whole family for a celebration of Ottawa’s 40th annual Winterlude — get your face painted, make some art, listen to stories, dance, and enjoy free concerts! Of course there’ll be some fun in the snow as well, so dress warm. From 8:30am to 12 noon, enjoy some free fun!

Symphony Hack Lab at the NAC, Feb 3

Get funky with the science of sound — the NAC Orchestra is teaming up with Canada’s Science and Technology Museum, pHactory, and Artengine to bring you the Symphony Hack Lab! If you get to the NAC early, you can enjoy a special Maker Faire Ottawa edition of Tunetown. Tinker with the instruments featured in the concert! Shows are at 1:30 and 3:30 on Saturday, so get your tickets now!

Cowboy Junkies at Shenkman Arts Centre - Harold Shenkman Hall. Feb 3

The Cowboy Junkies are coming to Ottawa! See them at the Shenkman Arts Centre this Saturday night. The foursome debuted in 1985 and has since been nominated for three Junos, has made 16 studio albums, and does countless tours. They're coming to Ottawa now and they’re bringing their blues-rock sound and unwavering following with them! Don’t miss this iconic piece of the Canadian music scene! Get your tickets before the sell out.

Maggie Wesley - The Spirit of Play at Shenkman Arts Centre, Feb 4

This Sunday come see the most unique show out there: after forty years of playing poker together, a group of women are now celebrated in art. These pieces celebrate each personality and the game that brought them together. See both sculptures and paintings that evoke the history of cards itself. From 8:30am to 10:30pm, come see this wonderful gallery show for free!

SHADOW AND LIGHT at the School of Music, University of Ottawa, Feb 4

Come to the University of Ottawa’s School of Music for an incredible show on Sunday, full of enchanting classical pieces. From 2-4pm, travel from the mourning sounds of Strauss’s Metamorphosen to the brightly poetic tunes of Brahms. Hear Ethan Allers on cello, Yehonatan Berick and Yosuke Kawasaki, and Jessica Linnebach on violin; David Marks and Jethro Marks on viola, and Paul Marleyn on cello; and Joel Quarrington on double bass with Ashley Vandiver on violin.

Riddles in the Snow at Bank of Canada Museum, Feb 3-4

In case you didn't feel it when you stepped outside the door, Winterlude is back. This year the CapitalExperience crew have given you a treasure hunt in the snow. Solve riddles and find the money while the Ice Hogs roam about. Tasty prizes for the winners and hot cocoa to keep everybody warm. 

Daniel Champagne in Concert Ottawa at LIVE! on Elgin, Feb 4

Prodigy, virtuoso and the “finest guitar player of his generation” are just a couple of accolades that have been latched alongside the musical caravan that is Australian-born musician Daniel Champagne. When asked about what he thinks about all that, the twentysomthing doesn’t even pause to gently nudge the spotlight away from his ability and onto the music itself. In the end, he’s just a dude that wants to play his songs. Read our interview with Champagne here

Ottawa Therapy Dogs - Information Session at Ottawa Paramedic Headquarters, Feb 5

Want to learn more about volunteering as a therapy dog team with Ottawa Therapy Dogs? Fur sure! 

Management Development for Women (MDW) Toastmasters Club at Clocktower Brewpub, Feb 6

Why should you join Toastmasters. First off, get hot, buttered bread off your mind. Here you will networking opportunity with professionals and help hoan your communication skills, an asset in any career choice. The Management Development for Women Toastmasters (MDW) club provides a warm and supportive environment to develop your communication and leadership skills. 

Brent Butt  at Algonquin College- Algonquin Commons Theatre, Feb 7

Ah, who doesn't like kicking their feet up and watching a great episode of Corner Gas? Well, now you can laugh along with the show's star live as Brent Butt brings the funny to Algonquin Commons Theatre. 

Introduction to Mantra Meditation & Kirtan at 120 Metcalfe St, Feb 7

Ommmmm. Ommmm. Oh, sorry, I was meditating! You can learn all about how this practice works with this introductory workshop. Here you will practice three different methods that will use breath, beads and music sure to relax away the stresses of your day and get you to focus. You will also have time to ask questions to make sure you completely understand how to practice each technique. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to practice meditation on your own. This workshop is suitable for newbies or experienced meditators alike. 

How to Support English Language Learners Volunteer Training at Richard Pfaff Alternative School (McNabb Community Centre), Feb 7

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is hosting a training session for volunteers who are, or will be, supporting English Language Learners through the Ottawa Volunteers in Education program. The workshop is designed to teach various strategies to pass along to your students, especially those who have recently arrived and have not yet developed age-appropriate literacy skills. 

THE BOO RADLEY PROJECT + Scant Intone + The Pale Light + The Obsidians at House of Targ, Feb 7

Targ is at it again. It's another program of awesome music by so many bands you'd think summer festival season is here and you're stage hoping. This time you got a mid-week bill of fun, indie rock and surgf tunes. Cowabunga! 

Opening Reception: Andrew Ooi - Anatomy of Resilience at Karsh-Masson Gallery, Feb 8

Anatomy of Resilience is an exhibition of hand-painted and folded paper objects identifying art and creation as a kind of hardiness arising from hardship. Built in pieces, the artworks chronicle the evolution of time, space and perspective caused by adversity and express an existence outside of it, which is critical to realizing resilience.

Michael Kaeshamme at the National Arts Centre, Feb 8

Michael Kaeshammer returns with No Filter, his eleventh album.  Find out why he's been triple threat in the music biz for two decades as he wows you with words and virtuosic piano playing. On this new release, he continues to follow his muse untethered to any genre constraints. Kaeshammer has won West Coast Music Awards as Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, while seven JUNO Award nominations have netted him two wins.

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