Thursday, May 16, 2024

  •  Connected Currents, a new exhibition of works by Kelsey Stephenson, opens in the Ottawa School of Art’s Orléans Campus Gallery tonight. The artist will be there in person to discuss the pieces, which focus on Alberta’s watershed. 245 Centrum Boulevard K1E 0A1.

  •  Road Trip: Studio Theatre Perth presents The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Marilyn Nicholas-Dahan. Thursday through Sunday performances until May 26. 63 Gore St E, Perth, ON K7H 1H8

  •  The Tulip Festival is in full bloom at Commissioners Park until Monday. Take a walking tour, visit the food trucks, and fill your Instagram feed with photos. Before you leave, check the NCC’s handy Tulip Meter to check the bloom status.

  •  Westboro Village kicks off the long weekend with shopping and games in one of Ottawa’s hippest neighbourhoods. While you’re shopping, make sure you stop by 347 Richmond Road and 365 Richmond Road for lawn games, 300 Richmond Road for live music by Eric Luca, and Winston Square for a photo op. 

  •  Pony Girl is nominated in a massive five categories, but will they walk away with all the trophies? Is the Single of the Year award Zach Diamond’s to win? Get the answers to these questions and celebrate Ottawa’s bands, solo artists, venues, curators, producers, engineers, and music educators at the 5th annual Capital Music Awards at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre (211 Bronson Ave, K1R 6H5). Presented by the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition.

  •  Ottawa Art Gallery’s Give to Get Art Auction is not just one of the coolest events on the Ottawa social calendar; the funds raised help keep admission to the space free and assist local artists. New this year: in addition to artworks participants will also bid on the chance to win commissions from a variety of artists. Tickets from $150.43. Tonight at the Alma Duncan Salon, Arts Court.

  •  Michaela Chung brings her Daddy Issues show back to Yuk Yuk’s. Laugh along as she spins comedy gold out of dating, sex, family, and religion. Yuk Yuk’s at Biagio’s (1394 Richmond Road, K2B 6R8.

    ByTowne Cinema: One Life, Terrestrial Verses

    Mayfair Theatre: Common Ground, Irena’s Vow, Femme

    Gigs

  •  Secrets with Colorblind, Glasslands, Unwell. The Brass Monkey

  •  James Arif & The Noise Komplaints. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

  •  LustSickPuppy, Prolaps, Fire Manic. The 27 Club

  •  Sad Girl Café. Gigspace

  •  Ray Chen (Mendelssohn and Mahler). NAC Southam Hall

  •  Ana Egge. NAC Fourth Stage

  •  Capital Music Awards afterparty. Rainbow Bistro

  •  The Moto Social (meet-up). The Senate Tavern on Wellington

  •  Country Nights - Southbound Boots. Heart & Crown ByWard
    Market

  •  Actor/Filmmaker Social. Royal Oak 188 Bank St.

  •  Moratorium, Ivy Gardens, Empress. House of TARG

  •  Rachelle and Izzy & Wishkey Ghost (Indie Night). Overflow Brewing Company

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