Weekend Round Up: January Chills

CanalHot off the press this week is the opening of the Rideau Canal so sharpen those skates as the weekend rolls in to town and the deep Arctic chill (hopefully) takes it leave. There is 7km of ice open between Laurier Street and Dow’s Lake so bundle up warm for winter fun.

January is a slow month but never fear we’ll keep your social schedule humming.

Pop by the Lunenburg pub for a post-skate burger and pint of Kichessipi. You’re sure to warm up in their soft sofas and cozy surroundings.

Friday night it’s Hip Hop Karaoke at Ritual Nightclub 137 Besserer St.

Still one more week to take in Road Movie by Ellie Flanders & Tamira Sawatsky. An artist’s view of Palestine – walk through giant landscapes to take in this perspective. At SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St.

Saturday night Mugshots – open after a brief holiday hiatus – has a no cover charge event to draw you out of your winter lair. Capital Punishment with Slippery Pete promises a night of heavy house jams, electronic dance til 2AM. Doors 9am FREE.

Sunday is a good time to check out the current exhibits at the Ottawa Art Gallery and let the kid’s get hands-on with “Creative Sundays” crafting from 1-3pm. FREE.

Further afield but with strong Sandy Hill involvement its Rimbombante & Main St Market Band at the Black Sheep Inn Wakefield on Sunday afternoon. Rimbombante, a Spanish term that denotes something flamboyant or having a strong resonance, is dedicated to the rhythms of Latin America. A high energy show with World-Music influences, Latin and jazz styles and a broad range of pop music from Brian Wilson to David Byrne. No better time than the coldest month of the year to get stuck-in at the Black Sheep Inn for for some quality live music. Details here. Sunday 4pm, 10$

Happy New Year!

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