21 Aug 2019 | 12:00 AM

Nostalgia Festival

The Nostalgia Music Festival is a four-day event that features quality tribute bands, nearly as good as the originals, to magically recreate the music of our youth.

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23 Aug 2019 | 7:00 PM

Two Spirit Extravaganza

In celebration of Capital Pride! the Wabano Centre will be hosting a Two – Spirit Extravaganza dance party! this event is for everyone ages 16+ come and check out the beautiful space in Wabano and connect with like minded folks! This event is going to be filled with Dancing, Music, Drag Queen YaYa Torres and some great food and adult friendly games!

Dress in your favourite/colorful extravagant outfits!!!

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27 Aug 2019 | 6:00 PM

Get. Together

A panel talk + networking event on community-engaged events.

Engaging and fostering community is about connecting individuals, developing relationships, and collaborating toward common goals. How do events and event-organizers become catalysts to spark engagement through a singular shared experience? A panel of community-minded arts and event programmers will discuss and share insights into building cultural bridges, creating access, and developing Ottawa’s arts community.

Learn, connect, share and join us Tues. Aug 27 at Pressed. 6pm. Free.

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11 Sep 2019 | 12:00 AM

City Folk Festival

Check out Ottawa’s City Folk Festival featuring Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Leon Bridges, Our Lady Peace, Lucy Dacus, Orville Peck, The Strumbellas and more!

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11 Sep 2019 | 12:00 AM

Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising

“Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre is the first National Indigenous theatre department in the world! Our art is alive—it is shape-shifting and developing as we continue to learn, create, and share with one another. In many ways, its trajectory is tied to the rise of Indigenous activism beginning in the 1960s, marking a shift towards Indigenous self-determination and self-representation. Over the decades, Indigenous folks and organizations across Turtle Island gathered to resist policies and legislation that banned our cultural expression and practices. Out of this refusal, artworks reflecting Indigenous identities and realities emerged, triggering new ways of creating and performing Indigenous theatre.

We have, and continue to, witness our artistic community break down barriers, rise to artistic excellence and embody culturally specific storytelling practices. As Indigenous artists ourselves, we want to bring the joy we feel as dreamers, makers and doers to a wider community. Through all of our initiatives, we aim to foster and preserve Indigenous artistic practices and create welcoming spaces of cultural resurgence and inspiration. We humbly and passionately strive to honour the past and present work of Indigenous performing artists as we build a future together. This work is not over; it is just a beginning.”

-Dr. Lindsay Lachance
Artistic Associate

(From the NAC Website)

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25 Sep 2019 | 12:00 AM

Jeremy Dutcher at the NAC

Performer, composer, activist, musicologist — these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher’s art and way of life. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.

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