Thursday, February 22, 2024

  •  A new exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre takes a close look at Korean household items throughout the centuries. K-Lifestyle showcases items from the lives of Confucian scholars, ordinary women in the Joseon Dynasty, and contemporary citizens. Work by Korean-Canadians will also be displayed.
     
  •  Also opening today, A Glimmering Feel Towards the Now welcomes three contemporary Canadian artists to the City Hall Art Gallery. View the works by Atticus Gordon, Megan Kyak-Monteith, and Alex Sutcliffe from today through May 12 at 110 Laurier Ave, with an Artists’ tour through the exhibition on Sunday May 12 at 2:00 pm. Free.
     
  •  At the Ottawa Public Library's Discussion with Author Lawrence Hill, the writer will talk about his works and his “lifelong passion for dramatising neglected corners of Black history in Canada.” Free at the Ottawa Public Library but you must register. The event is part of Freedom to Read Week.
     
  •  Elmdale Public Schools Bookfest is the school's biggest fundraiser of the year. Last year's event raised $23,000 and sold thousands of books, many priced no more than $3. Today and tomorrow (Saturday February 24) at 49 Iona St (Java St. entrance).
     
  •  African, Caribbean, and Black Wellness Resource Centre marks Black History Month 2024 with Black Expressions, Breaking Free! There will be music and dance as well as an exhibit of the achievements, contributions, and struggles of Black individuals throughout history. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
     
  •  Immerse yourself in decade of teased hair at House of TARG’s 80s Dance Party. First up: The Start plays top British tunes from the era, after which DJ Remi Royale spin all your fave hits from around the world.
     
  •  There’s another dance party across town at The 27 Club, where Friday I’m in Love plays the indie greats. Not just for the cool alternative kids who skipped gym, this dance party is for everyone.
     
  •  Cafe Dekcuf welcomes The Bloodbash, a two night aural extravaganza in support of Canadian Blood Services. Resist the Throne and The Pop Cult Experience are joined by more bands, and there's a prize raffle. Tickets from $27.96
     
  •  Whether you become comfortably numb or shaky with excitement, the Candlelight Tribute to Pink Floyd Family Show will enchant Floydians from the ages of 8 to 98. Gladstone Theatre
     
  •  ByTowne Cinema: The Promised Land, La passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things), Perfect Day, Day of the Dead
     
  •  Mayfair Theatre: The Zone of Interest, The Sweet East, The Rocky Horror Picture Show


    Gigs

  •  Burrow Gang Buskers. Atomic Rooster

  •  Kimya. National Arts Centre

  •  Garrett Warner. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

  •  Bia Ferreira. Bar Robo

  •  Cauchemar, Kapitur, Mesothelioma. Dominion Tavern

  •  Fever Pitch monthly Jazz Show. Art House Café

  •  Jacob Wutzke and Lucas Dubrovnik. LIVE on Elgin

  •  Blingo Night. Pour Boy

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