Out & About OldOut & About: October 6-12, 2017

Out & About: October 6-12, 2017

Out & About: October 6-12, 2017

BLAKDENIM at NAC, October 6

If your playlist feels like it’s in a funk and you’re looking for something to bring back the beat, then this is something you won’t want to miss. A night with everything you love about hip-hop, funk, rock and soul all for only $15 a ticket! Since it formed in 2012, Canadian band, BLAKDENIM, has been making funky, genre-bending bangers, and on October 6th they’ll be hitting up the NAC. Get your tickets now and dance your way into fall!

Expressions of Art exhibition and sale at Carp Agricultural Hall, October 6-8

Looking for something fun and free to do with the family on Thanksgiving weekend? The West Carleton Arts Society is having a Vernissage with live music and a cash bar! Peruse the art on display and for sale, and enjoy special guests, Mayor Jim Watson, Eli El-Chantiry and Sanjeev Sivarulrasa. The Exhibition is on from the 6th to the 8th in the Carp Agricultural Hall. And did we mention it’s free?

Murder Mystery Ottawa - HARI-KARAOKE, Popcorn Theatre at The Prescott, October 7

Karaoke turns deadly on Saturday nights at The Popcorn Theatre at The Prescott… literally. Doors open at 7:30, the singing starts at 8, and the hilarity never stops. In this comedy, the proprietor of “The Greazy Lagoon” hosts a Karaoke competition with a $100,000 record deal as a prize. When the competition turns cutthroat the mystery begins. Tickets range from $24.50 — $88, and you better believe this wacky cast will give you a bang for your buck!

Ottawa Fury FC, TD Place at Lansdowne, until October 8

Ottawa Fury FC has made it to the big leagues. Join the team in celebrating their first season in the United Soccer League (and you, the fans, on Fan Appreciation Day) by cheering them on at their 16 home games at TD Place at Lansdowne from now until October 8. Single adult tickets start at $15.

OTTAWA WELCOMES THE WORLD – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, until October 8

Who needs to dig a hole all the way to China when you can attend “Beijing Week” at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China instead? The Embassy is pulling out all the stops for the event with awe inspiring performances of acrobatics, folk music, and traditional Chinese operas. Taste one of the many local delicacies on offer, witness the intricacies of Chinese tea art and watch demonstrations of the traditional craftsmanship that has had a material importance on Chinese cultural heritage, including cloisonné, paper-cutting, and Beijing embroidery. Browse the “Charming Beijing” photo exhibition or learn more about cultural and creative technologies from the region or participate in promotional events to help you get excited for the 2019 China Beijing International Horticultural Exposition, and 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. On October 4th, celebrate China’s “Mid-Autumn Festival” at the “Mid-Autumn Night” evening gala.

OTTAWA WELCOMES THE WORLD – Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, October 10

Come one come all to the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates this October 10th as part of “Ottawa Welcomes the World.” Take a trip to the Middle East with traditional food tastings, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more! Everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities.

Mosaïcanada 150 at Gatineau Jacques-Cartier Park, Until October 15

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the garden of in Jacques-Cartier Park called Mosaïcanada you better get your hustle on. The discovery walk through 150 years of Canadian history as told by beautiful sculpted greenery ends on Octber 15.

Ottawa Launch of The Unravelling at Octopus Books, October 11

Award-winning playwright and novelist Clem Martini will be dropping into Octopus Books to read selections and discuss his latest book. The Unraveling is a thought provoking memoir about Martini’s experience with mental illness and dementia in his family.

THE UNDERACHIEVERS at Barrymores Music Hall, October 11

Are you an Underachiever? Well, if you can’t beat them join them this week at Barrymores when the Brooklyn hip hop duo touchdown with their The Renaissance Tour. It’s sure to sell out so better snag your tickets ASAP!

Lapland Chamber Orchestra at NAC, October 12

Lapland Chamber Orchestra brings their first-ever North American concert to the National Arts Center this week. From Rovaniemi (on the Arctic Circle!), the 18-piece orchestra has been on a mission to bring Nordic music to the world. The night will also feature Toronto composure Harry Somers and Monteal’s Claude Vivier. It’ll be a cultural mashup classical music lovers will not want to miss.  

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