Ottawa Arts & Entertainment Guide
The old stereotype of Ottawa as a boring city that stays at home after office hours is, well, total crap. Our city has a healthy arts & entertainment community, offering world class music, theatre, dance, visual art, and more.
Do you love jazz and improvised music? Or would you like to expand what you're listening to now to include the variety of great live jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau? Not sure where to start? Extensive event and club listings, interviews, musician links, news, and photos are updated daily by jazz fans with 20+ years experience. If you like live music, whether it's vocal, instrumental, avant-garde, smooth, or standards, check out OttawaJazzScene.ca
- The Ottawa Acting Company
The Ottawa Acting Company is Ottawa's newest centre for theatre education and performance. Located on Bank Street in the heart of the Glebe, the Ottawa Acting Company offers weekly adult and youth acting classes in the evenings and weekends, while our "Studio 55" offers afternoon classes for seniors. We will get you up on your feet and acting from the beginning!
- Soul Kisser
Soul Kisser is one of Ottawa's up and coming experimental acts, bringing post rock/shoegazer music to Ottawa's masses, and hopefully beyond, with energy and original songwriting. The result is a medley of effects, rumbling bass/guitar licks, infectious keys and all manner of instrumentation. Soul Kisser songs will capture the imagination and sooth the soul. Featuring Jayson (Bassist/Guitarist/Vocalist) & Adriana (Keyboardist). Otto (Drummer) Roland Juno Di/Line 6 JM4 Looper.
- Amanda Cottreau - Almost Christmas Single
Need a break from the cookie cutter Christmas carols!? Westboro songstress Amanda Cottreau just released a new single - Almost Christmas. The ambient guitar soundscapes coupled with soothing vocals and comically candid lyrics are sure to take the edge off this "holiday" season. Get it today!
- Christmas Craft Shows
A list of upcoming Christmas craft shows and bazaars in the Ottawa area. Good luck with your gift shopping!
- Christmas Light Displays
A big list of dozens of Chirstmas light displays in and around Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, Upper Canada Village, and Taffy Lane in Orleans.
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OttawaStart Entertainment Headlines
- Grand Finale Indie Night at AlphaSoul on Saturday, December 14, 2013
- The Canadian Centennial Choir Sings Magnificat! December 17, 2013
- In the Stillness of the Night, with the Ottawa Bach Choir
- Kanata Theatre presents "Yo Vikings!", December 27-30
- Antique Appraisal Clinic with Janet Carlile December 14, 2013
- Dec 01: Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar
- Nov 30: Scottish Tea & Christmas Bazaar
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From the National Arts Centre: Learn about orchestral music, dance, English and French language theatre, and explore engaging archival collections.
- Arts Court
Ottawa's centre for the performing, visual, literary and media arts.
- Council for the Arts in Ottawa
- Couch Assassin
- Arts Ottawa East
- Ottawa Events Guide
- Ottawa Concerts Guide
- OttawaEntertainment.ca (ottawa entertainment guide)
- OttawaFocus.com (ottawa restaurants, events, entertainment)
- Snap Ottawa Downtown
Local Arts & Entertainment Media
- Byward of Mouth
- Eventful Ottawa
- Festival Goer
- Guerilla Blog (culture/arts)
- Herd Magazine
- the Humm
Covering Ottawa's arts, entertainment and food scene
- Now Open (blog by Denis Armstrong, Ottawa Sun)
- The Big Beat (blog by Peter Simpson, Ottawa Citizen)
- The Ottawa Arts Newsletter
- OttawaStart Blog: Entertainment
Artists / Visual Art
- Please see our Ottawa Art Guide...
Clubs & Pubs & Bars
- Absolute Comedy
- BarBuzz Nightlife
A good listing of entertainment at bars and nightclubs in Ottawa and Gatineau.
- Bourbon Street Music Hall
- D'arcy McGees Irish Pub
- Helsinki Lounge & Disco
- Ottawa Clubs & Pubs
- The Collection & Bar 56
- Urban Well
- Please see our Ottawa Concerts Guide...
- Please see our List of Dance Studios in Ottawa...
Magicians & Hypnotists
- Elliott Smith's Mystical Magic
- Eric Leclerc
- Michael Bourada
- That Man Behind the Curtain (stage hypnotist)
- The Hypnotizers
- Please see our Ottawa Movies Guide...
- Please see our Ottawa Music Guide...
Psychics & Fortune Tellers
- Please see our Ottawa Radio Guide...
- For TV listings and more, please see our Ottawa Television Guide...
- Please see our Ottawa Theatre Guide...
- For videographers, video production, and more, please see our Ottawa Video Guide...
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