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Friday Drive
Friday May 24th, 2024 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday Drivers and welcome to this week’s show! Some nice selections in store for you all this evening and back to the basics of “Drive” style eclectic vibes to unwind you all from your work week and wind you up for the weekend. Thank you for tuning in and hope you all enjoy the selections!
Dana Kaproff - Fusion Global Sounds Vol. 2 (1976 - 1984) - Favorite Records
He Who Kills With One Leap
The Sorcerers - I Too Am A Stranger Album - ATA New
Dig It Up
Dill Smith - Single - Echo Sonic Canadian
Bitch Dub
Linton Kwesi Johnson - L.K.J. In Dub Album - Mango
Black Rabbit
Prince Fatty & Schniece - Single RE - Lovedub Limited New
Never Satisfied
Psyco On Da Bus - Psyco On Da Bus Album - Comet Records
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
Get Lit
Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement Album - Shoto Mas Inc.
Dystoh - Heat Of The Times Album - DYSTOH Canadian New
Loboko - Kanyunyi / Ekenge Single - Names You Can Trust
La Vie En Rose
Grace Jones - Single - Island Records
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Ghana Special [Volume 2] v/a Album - Soundway Records New
Mas Pan (DJ Day Remix)
Quantic And His Combo Barbaró - Caliventura Remix EP - Tru Thoughts
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
The Frank Cunimundo Trio - Sagittarius RE - Music On Vinyl New
Coro Miyare
Fania All-Stars - Spanish Fever Album - Columbia Records
Tape Your Beat
Born 74 & Onj - Colin Curtis presents: Jazz Dane Fusion Volume Four v/a Album - Z Records New
Gye Wani
Pat Thomas - Ghana Special [Volume 2] v/a Album - Soundway Records
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Fred Everything feat. James Alexander Bright - Love, Care, Kindness & Hope Album - Lazy Days Recordings Canadian New
Special (Kaidi Tatham Remix)
Sebb Junior feat. Muhsinah - Kaidi Tatham: Fusion Moves - Reel People Music New
Seasons Change
The Jack Moves - All My Love / Seasons Change Single - Star Creature Universal Vibrations
Myster Spot
Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Single - Sahco Records
Marijata - Ghana Special [Volume 2] v/a Album - Soundway Records New
My Mind
Jimi Tenor - Single - Philophon New
Days Go By
Dystoh - Heat Of The Times Album - DYSTOH Canadian New
end of broadcast 19h EDT
Extra Curriculars:

TUESDAYS, AT 7-8 PM + 8-9 PM
Dancehall Workshops
@Flava Factory
1076 Wellington St. W, Ottawa

The Ed Lister Group: Noon Hour Series
@Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa
Southminster United Church, Ottawa

The Ed Lister Group......Featuring.....
Ed Lister - Trumpet
Ben DiMillo - Guitar
Deniz Lim Sersan - Piano
JP Lapensee - Bass
Jose Monchito Hernandez Garcia - Drums
Show starts at 12pm sharp. This is a fantastic long running music series that runs on donations. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

lifeboogie presents:
[Why Wednesday]: “Vibrations Running Deep”
w/ Trevor Walker
@27 Club
27 York St.

Free (for now) | 19+
Every Wednesday @27clubottawa everyone’s welcome to pass through for my weekly jam where I stretch out and drop a diverse open format soundtrack of solid vibes for Ottawa’s music lovers.

You can expect all the favourite tunes you’ve never heard before.
Always trying to keep if fresh with 100% vinyl sets ranging from Funk, Soul, Boogie, dance floor Jazz, Breaks, House, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Bruk, Afro, Latin, Brazilian, Reggae and whatever moves our souls all on vinyl selected for dancers.
Always trying for a taste of what I didn't know we're all missing.
Trust the DJ!

Also been live streaming for the global fam and couch clubbers!

You can also find archived sets on my SoundCloud + MixCloud pages:

Vibes to get you past the midweek hump!
Hope to see you out making moves.

EVERY THURSDAY, MAY 30 - SEPT. 26, 2024 AT 5 - 10 PM
HIntonburg Night Market
1088 Somerset St. W

Join us in one of Ottawa's Hottest Neighbourhoods Every Thursday Night from 5PM-10PM, Starting May 30th until September 26th. Located in our Parking Lot at 1088 Somerset St.W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the Urban Art Collective.
Stroll through the Hintonburg Night Market to Pickup Local Eats, Treats & All Things Handmade. Sit Back, Relax, Eat and be Entertained by Local Musicians, Buskers and Entertainers.
All Markets are Carefully Curated to Bring you New Vendors and the Best of the Best Each Week, so you'll Always find Something New and all your Familiar Favs!

Seafood & Soul Sounds: Soundtrack by Trevor Walker
5530 Manotick Main St, Unit 2 & 4, Manotick, CA K4M 1A2

If you’re looking for something to do Thursdays, look no further!
Starting April 18th Trevor Walker will be providing the soundtrack for “Raw Bar Thursday” at Angelina’s on their stunning patio in Manotick village until the weather says no more.
Hope to see you out!

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024 AT 6:30 - 11 PM
Queers & Beers {eat. OK Naledi + DJ JU!CE}
@Overflow Brewing Company
2477 Kaladar Ave.

Live Music • Overflowing Craft Brew
We would like to acknowledge and honour that all of the work we do is currently being done on unceded Algonquin Territory that was never given up and never surrendered.
Do you love craft beer? Do you like getting together with your community & meeting new friends? Want to have interesting conversation & try new things? Yes, yes and yes! So let’s get together and explore the craft brew scene here in Ottcity & create a safer space for queer & trans pub lovers!
Come with friends, come alone, come with a date, end up on a date, make new pals, talk to those you know, talk to those you don’t know but have always wanted to, or hey even keep to yourself, because it’s all good & do what makes you feel most comfortable!
[This is an open-event so feel free to invite your pals!]
o All genders & sexualities are welcome!
o The goal is to provide a fun & safer environment for enjoying craft beers & chatting with pals!
o We will try to prioritize visiting spaces that are accessible!
o Feedback, thoughts, suggestions are welcome! You can shoot us a message anytime!
Thanks Overflow for sharing your space!
Thank you OK Naledi - Ottawa local Queer, Motswana Canadian musician Naledi Sunstrum + their pal Kira on drums!
DJ JU!CE is an intergalactic multi-artist of Haitian descent, based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal . With the inspiration of space and video games, JU!CE is a self taught beatmaker, digital artist, singer and Hip Hop DJ. Through their creations, their goal is to raise the vibrations of others, so that they may tap in with the universe and explore what creativeness means to them. JU!CE aims to create an "out of this world" experience.
Overflow Brewing
2477 Kaladar Avenue
Off Bank Street, just South of the Glebe
Accessibility Note:
Overflow Brewing IS AN ACCESSIBLE venue with an accessible entrance and accessible washrooms. There is an outdoor patio - weather permitting.

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024 AT 9 PM
DJ DAY + DYSTOH (Album Release) + Trevor Walker
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · CA$

The BEAT Network & lifeboogie present
DJ DAY (Palm Springs, California)Live in Ottawa
with DYSTOH (Ottawa) “Heat Of The Times” Album Release
27 York St.,
$20 advance | $25 door

DJ Day
DJ Day (Damien Beebe) is a DJ, producer and musician from Palm Springs, California. His contributions to the various avant-garde music scenes in Southern California run deep and span over two decades. From the historic Root Down parties of Los Angeles to the infamous Do-Over, Day has garnered respect from peers and fans alike for his eclectic, well-executed DJ sets and diverse taste in music. His debut album, The Day Before, rose to the top of numerous notable charts including those of Gilles Peterson (BBC), Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Philly's Cosmo Baker. His talent in transitioning between DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker is best exemplified by his ambitious studio release, Land Of 1000 Chances. He has toured over 20 countries worldwide as a solo artist and performed with artists such as Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Amy Winehouse, People Under the Stairs, Grandmaster Flash, Moodymann, and more. Day was nominated for Song of the Year awards both by the BBC and The Village Voice and his music has been licensed for commercials by DC Shoes, Red Bull Music Academy, Rane/Serato, and numerous full length feature films. He has also been a participant in DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat since it’s conception.
With hard-hitting congas, syncopated bells and blocks, roaring baritone saxophone and tight two-part vocal harmonies, Dystoh brings together the spirit of blues and soul, the rhythmic fire of
latin salsa, the unbridled creativity of reggae and dub, and the deep groove of modern-day afro sounds. Created by two original core members of the three-time Juno-nominated Souljazz Orchestra, Ray Tabana and Phil Motion enter the musical foray with their new duo, sharing original up-tempo creations and deep lyrical reflections in their debut album 'Heat
of the Times', an album that explores the delicate and fragile interplay of our personal and global struggles in a new dangerous age. Dystoh brings 20 years of international touring experience and infuses it into this new duo for an exciting and dynamic live show where the pounding of sub-bass frequencies and electronic drum machines meet a fiery mix of afro latin percussion, freight-train baritone saxophone lines, and the raw emotion of the humanvoice.
Ultrafox is a funk/jazz band based out of Montreal. We've got one goal: to bring dancing back to live music!

Trevor “lifeboogie” Walker
For 30 years, Trevor Walker has been one of Canada’s best kept secrets. But talk to anyone who’s danced to his sets, booked him or shared the decks with him and the word legend is often use to praise his work. Collecting and playing music since 1988, he spent 21 years as a resident at Ottawa’s Mercury Lounge, one of the longest lasting and most respected venues in the country, playing alongside DJs such as Derrick Carter, Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Gilles Peterson, Fred Everything, Quantic, King Britt, Dj Spinna, Osunlade, Roger Sanchez, Josh Wink, and the list goes on. He has also shared the bill with bands such as Jamiroquai, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Maceo Parker, Alice Russell, Souljazz Orchestra, The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Bembe Segue, Galliano, and many more. As a producer, he’s released on labels such as : Nordic Trax, Afro Art, Bombay, Fossil Fuel, GotSoul, and collaborated with artists such as Juno-nominated Rise Ashen and Miguel Graca, Shawn Escoffery, Luke Mckeehan, Fred Everything, Souljazz Orchestra and The Soul Motivators.

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 8 AM - 2 PM
Great Glebe Garage Sale 2024
@The Glebe Neighbourhood

The Great Glebe Garage Sale is a popular community event held in the Glebe since 1986. The 2024 sale is set to happen on Saturday May 25, 2024 (from 8am to 2pm).
Glebe residents sell their stuff from their front lawns, driveways and porches. Glebe merchants also hold a huge sidewalk sale. Collectively they make one ENORMOUS event that has become an annual community festival attracting thousands of people to the neighbourhood. From the start of the Great Glebe Garage Sale, the Glebe Community Association has encouraged everyone who takes part to donate to the Ottawa Food Bank.

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 10 AM
Ottawa Book Arts Show & Sale
@MacOdrum Library
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

This event is free to the public! Come visit our 40+ vendors, tour the book arts lab, and try out one of the presses!

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 12 PM
Drone Day
@Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper St.

We invite artists and sound-makers of all kinds to join us in celebrating this international day of drone!
Drone Day is an annual global celebration of drone, community and experimental sounds. This year, Debaser and Carleton University Art Gallery are co-presenting a special edition of Ottawa Drone Day at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC), a heritage building in Centretown, not far from Parliament Hill. It reflects on the question, “what is our relationship to this land?”
Taking place in CDCC’s vaulted performance hall, Drone Day is a participatory program that invites experienced and beginner sound-makers to add their voices to a heterogenous yet unified hum. It requests listening as much as inviting sounding.
We’ll take our cues from Pauline Oliveros’ ideas of deep listening as activism and Dylan Robinson’s concept of hungry listening. This decentralized program of organized sound elevates group consciousness while honouring individual contributions on their own terms. Conceived together, drone is a healing and socializing agent.
LINEUP (in alphabetical order):
16:9 ratio
Andy Slater
Anjeline de Dios
Anne Bourne
crhunchy! by Dasha
ignoble marmalade
LSD Trio
Nick Veltmeyer
Olivia Shortt
Patrick Lacasse
Se Garer
The Unmann'd Craft
Accessibility: The main accessible entrance and ramp is at 290 Lisgar Street on the north side of the building. A second emergency exit and accessible ramp is located at 355 Cooper Street on the south side of the building.
Graphic design by @al11z:

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 3 - 7 PM
Afternoon DJ in the Driveway
@Art House
555 Somerset St. W.

Afternoon Vibes with DJ Jack Rothbard
3 PM-Later
[In the driveway] ~ [Inside the house if it rains]
Come out, bring a friend or two and enjoy our DJ in the driveway afternoon! Grab a drink, dance and enjoy chalk art & bubbles provided by us!
Raffles throughout the afternoon for your chance to win various prizes and goodies

All proceeds go directly into our Fundraiser.
Learn more about our Fundraiser Weekend and other ways you can support!
Eventbrite for more information on the event
Tickets: By Donation for our DJ - Jacek
SEATING: Online tickets do not guarantee a seat in the Driveway.
**Please note that if advance tickets sell out, then the event is at capacity**
REFUND POLICY: We are able to examine refunds on a case-by-case basis until 48 hours prior to the event. Please send a screenshot or copy of your ticket purchase to
We provide gender-neutral washrooms.
We are licensed to provide alcohol, but serve a variety of non-alcoholic options.
Art House would like to thank these generous sponsors for their contributions;
Ottawa Jazz Festival
Bread & Roses Bakery
Studio La Mouche
Petr Cancura
Lucie B
DS Studio

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
Funk Night at Kaffé 1870 - NITROTURTLE
@Kaffé 1870
715 Chemin Riverside, La Pêche, QC.

Wakefield let's get funky!
Vocals - Matthew Chaffey
Guitar - Ben Di Millo
Bass - Marc Decho
Drums - Deniz Lim-Sersan

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 9 - 11 PM
House of Luck - a Vintage 1920’s Casino Night
@Art House
555 Somerset St. W.

Doors at 8PM
Music & Games start at 8:30PM-Late
***Each Ticket Includes First Round of Game Tokens and an Entry to Win 2 Bronze Jazz Fest Passes***

It's 1920, You've been out with Doris all night and she wants to go out and have more fun. Where do you take her? That's right, your local House of Luck. You know you'll WIN her over with live music, high stakes games and tantalizing drinks. That's a gamble you know you won't lose.
Come out and dress as your best 1920's guest and have your chance to win with just your good looks! Best Dressed Prizes just may be on our list

It's time to try your luck and win some big time prizes at our main Fundraising Event!
House of Luck is our 1920's Casino Night! Dig out that costume and get ready for a night full of games, dancing, winnings and chance! With an assortment of Casino style Games, like Black Jack, Roulette, and The Horse Game, you'll have the opportunity to play like the big cats! Not to mention an all night live performance by Edra Silva, a Jazz Vocalist currently based in Ottawa, ON!
Trust us, this one's gunna be The Bee's Knee's
Learn more about our Fundraiser Weekend and other ways you can support!
Edra Silva is a 'graduate of musical composition with a focus on singing, guitar and jazz improvisation, Edra Silva started her musical career in Santiago (Chile). From 2016 she performed in cruise ships until 2019 when she arrived to Ottawa (Canada).
In 2018 Edra released her EP "Intro" (Jazz standards) and in 2020 she released "Unrequited Hearts" a long play record, new-jazz-experimental work.'
Instagram -@edrasilvacavada
Tickets: CAD $35 Advance tickets online, $40 at the Door
Online tickets (Limited quantity!) -
Tickets can also be purchased at the counter on the night of the event. **Please note that if advance tickets sell out, then the event is at capacity**
REFUND POLICY: We are able to examine refunds on a case-by-case basis until 48 hours prior to the event. Please send a screenshot or copy of your ticket purchase to
We provide gender-neutral washrooms.
We are licensed to provide alcohol, but serve a variety of non-alcoholic options.
Art House would like to thank these generous sponsors for their contributions;
Ottawa Jazz Festival
Bread & Roses Bakery
Studio La Mouche
Petr Cancura
Lucie B
DS Studio

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 9 PM
White Rabbit: Martin Villeneuve | Ryan Dunlop & 3ROC
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · CA$17.31 - CA$

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday between 9pm - 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + $4 drinks!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 AT 10:30 PM
Friday I’m In Love: Indie Dance Party
@27 Club
27 York St.


•DJ Emmett (Zaphods Mod Nite) + guests
♡ Robyn . Lizzo . Dayglow . Grimes . LCD Soundsystem . M83 . Billie Eilish . Princess Nokia . Phoebe Bridgers . Little Simz . Haim . MIA . MGMT . Lorde . Tyler the Creator . The Smiths . Wallows . Marina . Fontaines DC . The War on Drugs . Lizzo . The Killers. Amy Winehouse . Portugal the Man . Clairo. Blondie . The Strokes . Icona Pop . Jungle . Mitski . Daft Punk . Le Tigre . Kali Uchis . Flume . The 1975 . Anderson Paak . Phoenix . Tove Lo . Joy Division . Janelle Monae . Franz Ferdinand . Maggie Rogers . Vampire Weekend . Weezer . Depeche Mode . Amyl and the Sniffers . Glass Animals . The Clash . Radiohead . Future Islands . Paramore . Leon Bridges . CHVRCHES . The Black Keys . Tame Impala . Superorganism . The Ramones . New Order . Sharon Van Etten . Pulp . Belle and Sebastian . The 1975 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs . Gorillaz . Alt-J . David Bowie . Florence and the Machine . Bloc Party . Charli XCX . Oasis . Arctic Monkeys . Talking Heads . Sylvan Esso . Empire of the Sun . Bastille . TV on the Radio . The Cure . Alvvays ♡

10:30pm/$8 before midnite

instagram: @modnite #modnite

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024 AT 10 AM - 3 PM
2024 Ottawa Guitar Show
@Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1265 Walkley Road

Sunday May 26th, 2024, 10 - 3 pm at Jim Durrell Recreation Centre 1265 Walkley Rd.
Variety of musical gear from different exhibitors, selection of used, newer, and vintage guitars, vintage and boutique amps, pedals, cases and guitar parts. Musical instruments for the beginner to the professionals and collectors. Buy, Sell and Trade.
Want to participate? Have your own boutique product? Downsizing? Or just have music room clutter? Limited tables available, vendors please contact Darwin Demers:

Jazz Nite w/ Ottawa Pocket Jazz Band
@Queen St. Fare
50 O’Connor St.

Experience the soulful rhythms and captivating melodies of Jazz Nite with The Ottawa Pocket Jazz Band at Bar Robo. Nestled in the heart of Ottawa's vibrant nightlife scene, Bar Robo sets the stage for an unforgettable evening of live jazz music. Let the smooth sounds of saxophones, trumpets, and upright bass transport you to a world of timeless melodies and improvisational genius. Whether you're a seasoned jazz aficionado or simply looking for a memorable night out, join us for an intimate performance that celebrates the rich tradition of jazz music. Come sip on expertly crafted cocktails, mingle with fellow music lovers, and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of Jazz Nite at Bar Robo.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024 AT 5 - 10 PM
Hintonburg Night Market
@Urban Art Collective
1088 Somerset St. W.

Join us in one of Ottawa's Hottest Neighbourhoods Every Thursday Night from 5PM-10PM, Starting May 30th until September 26th. Located in our Parking Lot at 1088 Somerset St.W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, at the Urban Art Collective.
Stroll through the Hintonburg Night Market to Pickup Local Eats, Treats & All Things Handmade. Sit Back, Relax, Eat and be Entertained by Local Musicians, Buskers and Entertainers.
All Markets are Carefully Curated to Bring you New Vendors and the Best of the Best Each Week, so you'll Always find Something New and all your Familiar Favs!

FRIDAY, MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2024 AT 7 PM
City of OM
@Landsdowne Park
940 Bank St.
Tickets · CA$81.21 - CA$

Unroll your mats, Ottawa — City of Om is returning to Lansdowne Park May 31-June 1, 2024.
This event has evolved since 2015, from a few outdoor yoga classes to the capital's BIGGEST wellness festival and this spring's edition will be better than ever.
We'll kick off the festivities Friday evening, then Saturday will be the MAIN EVENT
with a stacked schedule of yoga, fitness classes and wellness workshops led by your fave local instructors and special guests! Stay tuned for details.
Tap 'GOING' to be notified with event/ticket announcements and invite your hOMies!

FRIDAY, MAY 31 - JUNE 2, 2024 AT 8 PM
2024 Ottawa Chinatown Night Market
@Ottawa Chinatown

Step into a world of vibrant colors, tantalizing aromas, and lively festivities at the 2024 Ottawa Chinatown Night Market!
Friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd!
It’s a spectacular celebration of culture, community, and culinary delights!
Enjoy Chinese dishes, modern fusion creations, lion dances and lively musical performances, Chinese crafts, handmade jewelry, quirky souvenirs, and more!
The night market is the perfect place for families to create lasting memories together!
Unmatched because it is in Chinatown! Don’t miss it!
Visit for more information.

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 AT 9:30 PM
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · $21.57 - $

WHITE RABBIT EVENTS (formerly Framework Music) 12th Anniversary Extravaganza... GERMAN SPARKLE PARTY!
We go over the top with sparkly, flashy, glittery deco for this event. If you went to any of our previous German Sparkle Parties, you know we like to give you plenty of eye candy! But this night is not only about a visual feast... we've got serious treats for your feets in the way of some top-notch music lined up for you as well!

Slanted Black | Major Records NYC

Mike Swells is a Boston-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer. He has performed at clubs and festivals across North and South America, sharing the decks with an extensive roster of the world's most highly regarded house & techno artists. Time and place define his sound, unbound by genres or tempos - spontaneity is a vibe!
Prior to moving to New York, Mike was best known as resident DJ and managing partner of RISE Club, Boston’s only legal after-hours from 1998-2015. After the club's closure, while transitioning to New York full-time, Mike stayed involved with his hometown scene as resident at Make It New, another Massachusetts dance music institution that brought house & techno to Cambridge every Thursday from 2004-2019. Today Mike is fully immersed in the abundant creative inspiration found in Brooklyn and throughout North America's queer dance community.

w/ support from:
Rick Laplante
Tone A

Projection Mapping Visuals by MATT CAMERON!
Creative Design by MIRANDA MCMAHON
1) T-REX = $19
More at the door - Doors at 9:30pm!
*** FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED 2020 GERMAN SPARKLE PARTY TICKETS... we will FABSOLUTELY honour those tickets. Simply send an email to:
Let us know the name and email under which the 2020 tickets were purchased and we'll get you a ticket(s) for our 2024 edition! Thank you for your patience! ***
Do you like to dancey-dance? Do you like to party-party?
The German Sparkle Party theme is inspired by a worldwide sensation music video of the same name by "The Something Experience". This is our chance every year to be silly and outrageous, let loose and have fun.


A German Sparkle Party (GSP) is a fun and frolicsome celebration of all things shiny, blinky, glowy and dazzly, set to a soundtrack of the best underground house and techno the city has to offer. Trust us... it's the PERFECT bright and light-hearted way to celebrate the arrival of spring after the dark winter months that seem to drag on forever in the national capital region.

SPARKLE PARTY COSTUMES, fun and bright outfits are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! This year's theme is "Glitz & Glam"...

glitz (ɡlɪts)
ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter
glam (glæm)
Flamboyant, extravagantly flashy glamour; Relating to glam rock.
GLITZ: All the glittering and sparkling extravagance of Hollywood fashion, filled with metallics, sequins... the more ostentatious the better! Just let your imagination run wild!
GLAM: David Bowie was a pioneer of this fashion trend; glam rock men and women embraced metallics, ruffles, satin blouses, bold colours, tight pants, platform shoes, unique makeup and dyed hair.
Watch the German Sparkle Party video linked above to get some great ideas for your outfit - you'll be inspired along with us to rock sparkly accessories and makeup, rubber boots and of course your party pants!

Do you feel you need some more sparkle in your step, more flash in your Friday night? As always, we'll set up our ever-popular SPARKLE STATION, allowing the woefully unprepared to get into the theme with some complimentary sparkle accessories.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1st, 2024 AT 2 - 9 PM
2024 Culture Shock Canada Showcase: Light Up The Stage
@LabO Theatre, OAG
10 Daly Ave., Ottawa

Ready to see the stage all lit up? We're back and ready to celebrate our love for dance, and who better to do that with than you? Share in the excitement by coming to our new show, Light Up the Stage!
Matinee Show - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Evening Show - 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Reserve your spot now:
We can't wait to see you!
The Culture Shock Canada Showcase Team

SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2024 AT 2 - 10 PM
@Horticulture Building, Landsdowne Park
1525 Princess Patricia Way
$20 - $25 (before June 2nd)
$30 (door)
Free for children under 16

If you don't have any Cuban friends not to worry and come and join “La Fiesta Cubana”.
A celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba featuring dance, music ,talks, master classes, Cuban food and don't forget amazing drinks. One of the biggest festivals in Ottawa.
The event is held annually in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne park and is an excellent opportunity to enjoy live performances, Cuban cuisine, culture, learn some Spanish and show off your dancing moves.
Sunday, June 2, 2024 2pm -10pm, come with the family, friends and loved ones to enjoy a day that you won’t soon forget.
Grab your early bird tickets and save some $$$$ and we’ll see you all June 2nd!

Pique: Summer Edition ’24
@Arts Court
67 Nicholas St.
Tickets / Eventbrite:

The summer edition of Pique, Debaser's seasonal festival series that takes over the downtown Arts Court building complex, is always the largest and most dynamic of the year, and this summer's event is no exception. Held indoors and outdoors, Pique takes over three floors, nine stages and exhibition spaces, and half of Daly Avenue. The festival showcases innovative and underground music and art for all ages, and admission is pay-what-you-can.
Featuring performances by bold hyperpop songwriter and performance artist Alice Longyu Gao, psychotropical dub producer Honeydrip, spellbinding composer-musician Masahiro Takahashi, commanding punk rave duo Pelada, contemporary Inuit throat-singers Silla, sky-gazing performance art environmentalists Horizon Factory, high-octane selector angelphroot, community-engaged improviser Douglas Ewart, ballroom performance artists BubbleGum 007 and Fiji Siriano 007, afro-diasporic sound selector San Farafina, and many more. With programs guest curated by Chukwubuikem & Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Harley Wegner, Pique summer edition is a confluence of curatorial perspectives, and a showcase of various global subcultures.
In total, over 30 artists and curators will present work across nine stages and exhibition spaces, featuring live music, dance, performance art, visual media, and installation. Plus, the Pique art market returns to Daly Avenue featuring more than 25 artist and food vendors (learn more about how to submit at
Broadcasting live from Club SAW and the SAW Courtyard, tune into the Pique live stream anywhere in the world at Featuring dynamic performances and live-to-air interviews, the Pique live broadcast features exclusive content and professional-quality audio and visuals, making it about as good as being there in person. You can also join the interactive Zoom watch party, Cybernetique, to engage with our hosts and socialize with fellow virtual attendees.
As always, tickets to Pique are financially accessible at a sliding scale of $25-50 suggested, or pay-what-you-can by registration.
PLEASE NOTE that while a tickets gains you access to the festival, each individual venue space within is subject to capacity, and your ticket does not guarantee you access to each performance. Consult the schedule and arrive early to the stage to ensure you catch the performance(s) you want to see!
The event is ALL AGES and licensed.
Visit for more info.

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024 AT 8 - 9 PM
Moov Ottawa: Intro To Hip Hop w/ DIdi
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave., Room 221

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2024 AT 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Capital Sessions: Pride Edition!
Featuring: DJ Seiiizi (Soundtrack) | Joelle Ciccarelli (Choreography)
Free | All Ages Welcome!

Capital Sessions Community House Dance Practice is back at the NAC on June 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm! This month we are featuring DJ Seiiizi and dancer Joelle Ciccarelli. It's FREE, and it's family and beginner-friendly! The DJ plays deep soulful house music from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and the dancer leads two 30-minute workshops at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. You can just dance, learn or listen and vibe out, it's a beautiful space with amazing music!
DJ Seiiizi
DJ Seiiizi is a highly versatile DJ, producer and audiovisual technician based in Ottawa, Ontario. Known for creating immersive sonic experiences, Seiiizi attributes a passion for the intersection of technology and music, Using both Analog and Digital formats Seiiizi’s passion has become her foundation in the industry, combining technical expertise with artistic creativity. Seiiizi’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of sound and technology has led to collaborations with other industry organizations such as Debaser, Gallery 101, National Gallery Canada, House of Paint and Cranium festival. This commitment has been reflected in their studio work and their live performances, where DJ Seiiizi creates a seamless blend of audio and visuals, captivating audiences through nostalgia and rhythm. Socials:
IG: @seiiizi
Twitch : @SeiiiziX
Twitter : @S3IIIZI

Joelle Ciccarelli
Joelle Ciccarelli (she/her), was born and raised in Cornwall, ON. She has been dancing for over 15 years and has trained in numerous street styles including hiphop, house, breaking and locking. She has been part of various dance groups in Ottawa including Bloom, North Moovement and Culture Shock Ottawa (CSOT), and was artistic director for CSOT for 3 years. Joelle has been w*acking for a cumulative 2 years and has learned from different mentors in her community. She has found waacking to be a style that she navigates with comfort, presence and curiosity. Joelle is passionate about creating a space for folks to feel comfortable moving their bodies in a way that feels good for them!
IG: @jodcelle

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024 AT 9 PM - 3 AM
Sunrise: 20 years of Nostalgia!
204 Rideau St.
Tickets · $15.18 - $

Join us at Mavericks on FRIDAY JUNE 21 for a nostalgic night out with your favourite original Sunrise Afterhours Residents, playing all the best tracks you remember from the glory days of 2004 - 2008.
This will be a dynamic tag set with a continuous flow of your favourite tracks from the Sunrise at Mavericks era. Make sure you come early and catch all the best music you remember from those epic nights and daze...

DJ lineup (in alphabetical order):
Ashley Gauthier
Easton Ellis
General Mayhem
J. Bradley
Jason Jesse
Luc Labelle
Rick Laplante
Terry Bevvan
Tim Foran

Mavericks is at 221 Rideau Street - Doors at 9pm, dancing until 3am | Advance tickets via: | 19+ w/ ID

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2024: Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton
@Confederation Park

Ottawa Jazz Festival presents: Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton
Saturday, June 22 | Main Stage, Confederation Park | 8:30pm

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George Clinton is an American treasure. As one of the foremost innovators of Funk, Clinton is the mastermind behind the legendary Parliament/Funkadelic, creating a uniquely identifiable and timeless art which has lifted Funk to an internationally recognized and respected musical genre. His ingenuity has earned Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic a prominent seat in music history: Clinton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2024 AT 10 AM - 4 PM
Centretown Flea Market
@154 O’Connor Street

Exciting News!
Ottawa's Biggest Outdoor Flea Market is almost here! Get ready for a treasure trove of unique finds, delicious treats, and endless fun, because on June 23rd, we're kicking off the season with a bang!

We're thrilled to announce that applications are now OPEN for vendors to join us in making this year's market the best one yet! Whether you're a vintage aficionado, a crafty creator, or a culinary genius, we want YOU to be a part of the magic.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to showcase your talents and products to the wonderful people of Ottawa and beyond. Spots are filling up fast, so secure your place today and let's make memories together at Ottawa's ultimate outdoor shopping extravaganza!

Apply now and mark your calendars for June 23rd - it's going to be epic! See you there!

Vendor Registration form:

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2024 AT 8 - 9 PM
Moov Ottawa: Intro To House Dance w/ Effect
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave., room 221

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
Lake Street Drive | Ottawa Jazz Festival
@Confederation Park
Laurier Ave. W

Ottawa Jazz Festival presents: Lake Street Dive
Thursday, June 27 | Main Stage, Confederation Park | 8:30pm

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Since forming in 2004, Lake Street Dive have matched their sophisticated musicianship with a fearless refusal to limit their sound. As shown on their most recent full-length album, 2021‘s critically acclaimed Obviously, the Boston-bred band also possess a keen talent for combining sociopolitical commentary with immediately catchy pop gems. With their current lineup comprised of founding members Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), and Michael Calabrese (drums) — as well as keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss and touring guitarist James Cornelison — Lake Street Dive continue to create joyously soulful rock & roll with equal parts ingenuity, intelligence, and irresistible abandon.
Although a certain spirited eclecticism has defined Lake Street Dive since their earliest days, the band‘s four original members (including former guitarist/trumpet player Michael “McDuck” Olson) first crossed paths while studying jazz at Boston‘s New England Conservatory of Music. Their full-length debut In This Episode… arrived in 2007, followed by three more independently released and rapturously received albums. As the band‘s energetic live show continued to earn them a devoted following, Lake Street Dive made their Nonesuch Records debut with Side Pony: a 2016 effort that instantly shot to No. 1 on three Billboard charts and later landed on Paste‘s 50 Best Albums of 2016 list.
The following year, the group experienced a new infusion of creative energy with the addition of Bermiss (previously their touring keyboardist), who has since begun sharing writing and arrangement duties. Arriving in 2018, Lake Street Dive‘s self-produced sixth album Free Yourself Up debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spent seven-and-a-half months on the non-commercial radio charts, with the smoldering hit single “Good Kisser” holding steady in the top five at Americana radio for over a month.
In recent years, Lake Street Dive have brought even more boldness to their kaleidoscopic sound while deliberately expanding their songcraft. To that end, Obviously finds the band examining such complex matters as gender inequality (on “Being a Woman”) and the monumental challenges faced by younger generations (on “Making Do”), shaping each track with a profound intentionality and ineffable mastery of melody and groove — a process Price refers to as “putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it‘s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.” Made with producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige), the result is an endlessly illuminating body of work that‘s earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (who noted that “[a]t a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small”).
Last fall, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their first covers EP, Lake Street Dive released Fun Machine: The Sequel, a 6-track EP of cover songs produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy‘s Meat Market in Los Angeles. This new collection of songs reveals what makes the group so unique and their curations so special. Lake Street Dive don‘t just inhabit these interpretations; they knock the walls down, re-finish the floors, and on some of them add a new room or two — it‘s a way to both acknowledge their inspirations while also advancing their own musical foundation, inspiring a new generation of fans along the way. And as always, it‘s their signature combination of immaculate musicianship, exceptional, inventive chops, and free-wheeling, playful sense of fun and originality leading the way.
Over the years, they‘ve captivated massive audiences at such esteemed festivals as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Toronto Jazz Festival, in addition to headlining tours all across the globe and sharing stages with acts like Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow. And through their fierce commitment to constantly elevating their artistry, Lake Street Dive have ultimately emerged as one of the most compelling voices in alternative music today, both reliably sublime and thrilling unpredictable.

SOLÉ - Canada Day Weekend
@CTV Parking Lot
62 1/2 York St. (Beside Starbucks)
Ottawa, On
Tickets · $27.94 - $

SOLÉ celebrates Canada Day Weekend with a 4 day open-air dance party, in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market.
Featuring our country’s absolute best event curators, creatives and DJ’s. Expect nothing less than good music, good food, good drinks, good vibes and good people.


The music lovers day party.
Canada Day Weekend
July 28-July 1, 2024
3PM - 11PM
CTV Parking Lot
62 1/2 York St. (Beside Starbucks)
Ottawa, On
Friday June 28th
Solé X Discolab
5PM - 11PM
Saturday June 29th
Solé X Rewind X Flowers
3PM - 11PM
Sunday June 30th
Solé X Pull Up Ottawa
3PM - 11PM
Monday July 1st
Solé X Bam Bam Canada
3PM - 11PM
It’s more fun in the day!
#soledayparty #soledaypartyott
#sole #themusicloversdayparty

Saravah Brazilian Festival!
@SAW Centre
67 Nicholas St.
Tickets $15 (day pass) $20(full festival pass)

Saravah Brazilian Festival
June 29 & 30 2024
67 Nicholas Street Ottawa
Line Up:

Alberto Salgado - Brazil
Maracatu Mar Aberto - Toronto
Luciano LU
Capoeira Dendê Do Recife
Regina Teixeira
Victor Anastacio Trio
QI de Abelha
DJ Sassy Beatz
DJ JolyB
Brazily Dance (Performing Brazilian Choreography)
Mariana Moral Sabo (Performing Samba Song)
Alegria Tropical (Performing Samba Song)
*A limited number of tickets will be available to Brazilian newcomers
*Children up to 12 years old are free if accompanied by their parents
*Tickets are $15 per day or $20 for the full festival pass

The list of vendors will be announced soon!

Funding by The City of Ottawa and support by Co-operators Investments e Mario's food center.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024 AT 10:30 PM - 2 AM
DiscoLab: JUNE!
1319 Wellington St. W., Ottawa


Hey DiscoLab family!

DiscoLab is back at @Parlour for our very first summertime DiscoLab on Saturday June the 29th!

Expect all the good vibes, music, visuals, Photo Booth, dancing and hope to see you all out in full Disco attire with the moves to boot.

DiscoLab is people coming together and feeling free to the funk in the spirit of the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s.
We encourage everyone to take it to the next level by dressing up in your finest disco gear and get ready to GET DOWN to some of the best music and vibes Ottawa has to offer.
Combined, Alex & Trevor have been rocking dancefloors and collecting music for more than 60 years!
They have been and will continuing to bring that experience and understanding of the era to enhance the DiscoLab experience trying to introduce and play lesser known underground classics coupled with a dash of your favourite anthems.
We hope to see you out on the dance floor dressed to the hilt & sweating bullets.

Tickets · Free - $

An unforgettable Caribbean Festival taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, featuring the very best in Tropical Cuisine, Tropical Drinks & Tropical Ice Cream. All mixed with sweet Soca, Dancehall, Reggae and Afro VIBES. Enjoy 3 days of Non-stop Caribbean entertainment!
Friday July 19th - J’Ouvert J’Ouvert
Saturday July 20th - Reach The Beach 'Canada's Best Caribbean Beach Party'
Saturday July 20th - Bam Bam Block Party
Sunday July 21st - Carivibe Rum & Food Festival, Trinidad VS Jamaica Comedy Clash, Reggae VS Soca Day Party

No long talk, just vibes.


Catch me on
*when possible

-Tuesday | 20h Open Format
-Wednesday | 22h | “Why Wednesday” Remote Stream @27 Club
Open format 100% vinyl for dancing
-Thursday | 18h - 23h EDT | MuyAfroFunkE “Seafood + Soul Sounds” Remote Stream @Angelina
Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
-Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
-Open format pop ups

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Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive!

2:13 PM, May 24th, 2024
Drake, The Garden Gnome & Neil
Happy summer, Trev!! We b lovin dem reggae and dub vibes right about now after a long day haulin dat compost and plantin' dem plants all day in da hot, hot sun, man!! You be The Groove Meister!!!!

5:21 PM, May 24th, 2024
The Garden Gnome & Dad
Whoooaaaaaa Black Rabbit.........what a treat to pull out of the magic hat!!! Jefferson Airplane never sounded soooooooo dub...Loving this like a summer bomb!!!!!

5:25 PM, May 24th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
The Garden Gnome & Neil (Dad) Always great to get your comments thanks so much for taking the time and hope your garden explodes this year.

5:47 PM, May 24th, 2024
THANK YOU TREVOR WALKER!!!!!!! The Vie En Rose that launched her career!!!!! God only made one Grace Jones.......and man!!! did he make a beauty!!!! Groove on........

5:51 PM, May 24th, 2024
robert p in gatineau
Sounds great ! Thanks.

5:52 PM, May 24th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Neil it’s one of my favs!

6:23 PM, May 24th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p in gatineau, Always most welcome! Thank you

6:25 PM, May 24th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p in gatineau, Always most welcome! Thank you

6:25 PM, May 24th, 2024