Pride week is just one week away!

It’s coming. It’s going to be full of fun, craziness and probably a bit of contreversy.

We’ll be there, so stay tuned for some recaps.

What to do in Ottawa: May 19 – 26

Welcome to our weekly roundup of queer and sex-positive events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it in!

Looking for PTS-specific events? Click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Sunday, May 19

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Club Edge 2013 Patio Season launch party 9:00 PM : Club Edge, 212 Sparks St.
A party to welcome in patio season. Featuring DJ Jumpin’Jim. Other performers TBA.

Monday, May 20

Victoria Day Volleyball 3:00 PM : Brantwood Park
The weatherman says tomorrow’s outlook is not as grim as today’s so grab some sunscreen and bump a ball around at Brantwood Park’s basketball courts.

Tuesday, May 21

OSPN Community Meeting 6:00 PM : Centretown Community Health Cetnre, 420 Cooper St.
All LGBT seniors are welcome to participate in the Ottawa Senior Pride Netowrk’s community meeting.

Tuesday Run & Coffee 6:30 – 8:00 pm : Ottawa City Hall, Listgar Street entrance
Join Ottawa’s queer running club for an evening run followed by some coffee at the Starbucks by the Elgin Hotel.

Shout Sister! Ottawa Centre 7:00 – 9:00 pm : St. Barnabas Church, 70 James Street
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Wednesday, May 22

Rideau Speedeaus swim meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm : University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall, 125 Université Privée
The Rideau Speedeaus’ swim meets happen weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. See website for prices.

AIDS Committee of Ottawa focus group: Health needs of gay men living with HIV 6:00 – 8:00 pm : Aids Committee of Ottawa, 251 Bank St.
If you’re a gay man living with HIV, help improve ACO’s services by attending this focus group. Light refreshments provided.

OSPN presents Mixed Line Dancing 7:00 – 8:00 pm : The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street
Instructor Dave Western, who has been leading Steppin’ Out and Steppin’ Out sisters line dances for LGBT seniors is offering mixed classes. $60 for 8 weeks.

Thursday, May 23

Stroked Ego 3 year anniversary 5:00 – 9:00 pm : Stroked Ego, 224 Bank St.
Help the queer business celebrate 3 years on Bank with snacks and prizes.

Gay ZONE 5:15 – 8:00 pm : Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street
A place for gay men to access healthcare, programs, discussions and yoga!

LGBT Seniors Bowling 6:30 PM : West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington St.
Ottawa Senior Pride Network’s regular bowling sessions happen every second and fourth Thursday of the month this summer, while lanes are closed on Mondays. $3 per game and free shoe rental.

Shout Sister! Ottawa West 7:00 – 9:00 pm : Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Friday, May 24

Rideau Speedeaus swim meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm : University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall, 125 Université Privée
The Rideau Speedeaus’ swim meets happen weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. See website for prices.

Saturday, May 25

Saturday run & breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 am : Ottawa City Hall, Listgar Street entrance
Join Ottawa’s queer running club for a morning run followed by some breakfast at Lieutenant’s Pump.

Eagle Point Winery Wine Event 6:30 – 8:00 pm : After Stonewall, 370 Bank St.
Meet Eagle Point Winery’s winemaker and sample their wines. Private event only open to clientele. RSVP on Facebook or in store.

Words – The Tone Clusters’ anti-bullying concert 7:30 PM : Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St.
Ottawa’s queer choir partners with school choirs to send a message of hope and support to young people who need it. $18 advance, $20 at the door, free admission to children under 12.

Sunday, May 26

Post Ottawa Marathon race weekend bbq 3:00 – 8:00 pm : See website for location
A celebration for those who particiapted in the marathon with the Frontrunners.

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Ottawa Bursleque Festival fundraiser show 8:00 PM : Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa, 292 Elgin St.
Help raise funds for the Ottawa Burlesque Festival set to take place next year by attending a show with many of Ottawa’s burlesque favorites. $10.

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in!

What to do in Ottawa: May 12 – 19

Welcome to our weekly roundup of queer and sex-positive events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it in!

Looking for PTS specific events? click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Sunday, May 12

New members drills & skills 10:30 AM : Brantwood Park
Newly registered members of Ottawa`s queer softball league will get whipped into shape for the season. Registration is full.

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Monday, May 13

Ah, superstitions. No one ever organizes events on the 13th.

Tuesday, May 14

Tuesday Run & Coffee 6:30 – 8:00 pm : Ottawa City Hall, Listgar Street entrance
Join Ottawa’s queer running club for an evening run followed by some coffee at the Starbucks by the Elgin Hotel.

On Dying – Emotional Issues around death 7:00 – 9:00 pm : The Olde Forge Centre, 2730 Carling Ave.
Part two in the workshop series held by the Ottawa Senior Pride Network’s End of Life Care Choices Committee. Facilitated by Marie Robertson, palliative care and bereavement specialist. Free, but registration is required ans psace is limited.

Shout Sister! Ottawa Centre 7:00 – 9:00 pm : St. Barnabas Church, 70 James Street
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Preview performance: In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play 8:00 PM : The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave.
Come to the preview of this sex-positive play by Tony & Pulitzer winner Sarah Rhul. Opens May 15 and continues Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. $15 for previews, $39 for regular performances (sliding scale)

Wednesday, May 15

Rideau Speedeaus swim meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm : University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall, 125 Université Privée
The Rideau Speedeaus’ first swim meet in may after a two-week break. Swim meets happen weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. See website for prices.

OSPN presents Mixed Line Dancing 7:00 – 8:00 pm : The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street
Instructor Dave Western, who has been leading Steppin’ Out and Steppin’ Out sisters line dances for LGBT seniors is offering mixed classes. $60 for 8 weeks.

Seniors night out 7:30 – 10:30 pm : Burgers on Main (BOM), 2nd Floor, 343 Somerset Street West
A twice monthly gathering for 50+ LGBT as part of the Seniors Pride network.

Thursday, May 16

Ottawa Frontrunners’ Speed workout 6:30 – 8:00 pm : Ottawa City Hall, Listgar Street entrance
The final speed training session with the frontrunners leading up to the Ottawa Marathon. Runs will be either at Parliament Hill or the track at Immaculata high school, depending on weather.

PSP Women’s Social 5:00 – 7:30 pm : The Buzz Bar & Restaurant, 374 Bank Street
A monthly meeting for the women of Public Service Pride.

Gay ZONE 5:15 – 8:00 pm : Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street
A place for gay men to access healthcare, programs, discussions and yoga!

Shout Sister! Ottawa West 7:00 – 9:00 pm : Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

The Mansfield Brothers present a Vaudelesque Revue! 8:00 pm – 1:00 am : Maxwell’s Bistro and Nightclub, 340 Elgin St
Watch the Mansfield brothers with burlesque performers Mz Kitty DeMure, Charlie Quinn and many more. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Friday, May 17

 

International Day against homophobia and transphobia

Rideau Speedeaus swim meet 6:00 – 7:00 pm : University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall, 125 Université Privée
The Rideau Speedeaus’ swim meets happen weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. See website for prices.

PTS Divergence Movie Night Launch 6:00 – 9:00 pm : PTS, 331 Cooper St, suite 200
Join PTS for thought-provoking short films, a potluck and a discussion in honour of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Browncoats Burlesque presents: Comic-KHAAAAAAAAN! 8:00 PM : Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York Street
Browncoats Burlesque presents Ottawa’s Nerdlesque Troupe for those of you aching for ComicCon. Sassy Muffin co-MCs.

Saturday, May 18

Saturday run & breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 am : Ottawa City Hall, Listgar Street entrance
Join Ottawa’s queer running club for a morning run followed by some breakfast at Dantessa.

Off Beat (Strictly Dance) 10:00 – 2:00 pm : Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street
The Queer Mafia presents another fun-filled night of dancing. Featuring DJ Pat Scott and BustedLimb.

Sunday, May 19

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Club Edge 2013 Patio Season launch party 9:00 PM : Club Edge, 212 Sparks St.
A party to welcome in patio season. Featuring DJ Jumpin’Jim. Other performers TBA.

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in!

What to do in Ottawa – May 6 – May 12

Welcome to our weekly roundup of events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it on!

If you’re looking for PTS events click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Monday, May 6

Mouthing Off: All About Oral 6:30 – 8:30 pm : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St.
Laura Purvis and Mark S lead a workshop to help everyone get better at going down. Open to queer and straight audience. $20 (sliding scale available.

Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday run and coffee 6:30 – 8:00 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Go for a run with Ottawa’s LGBT running club, and then cool off atferward at the Strbucks at the Lord Elgin Hotel.

What I love about Being Queer 6:30 – 8:00 pm : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar Street
The naughty bits book club discusses Vivek Shraya’s book, What I LOVE about being QUEER

Shout Sister! Ottawa Centre 7:00 – 9:00 pm : St. Barnabas Church, 70 James Street
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Wednesday, May 8

OSPN presents Mixed Line Dancing 7:00 – 8:00 pm : The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street
Instructor Dave Western, who has been leading Steppin’ Out and Steppin’ Out sisters line dances for LGBT seniors is offering mixed classes. $60 for 8 weeks.

Voices of Venus Envy fourth birthday party 7:30 PM : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St.
Enjoy all-women spoken word and cupcakes as Venus Envy’s monthly literary event celebrates four years. $5 or PWYC.

Nerdgasm Burlesque 9:00 PM : Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St.
Wonder Geeks Activate! presents a nerdy burlesuqe orgy. Featuring Toronto’s Red Herring and Charlie Quinn, Ottawa’s Koston Kreme, French kiss, Jolie Stripes, Rhapsody Blue, Scare-Ah Lynne and Del Roba and Montreal’s Sucre à la Crème with hostess Champagne Sugar. 19+. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Thursday, May 9

Pro-choice Presence 12:00 – 3:00 : Parliament Hill
March to defend and protect women’s reproductive rights.

Gay ZONE 5:15 – 8:00 pm : Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street
A place for gay men to access healthcare, programs, discussions and yoga!

GLITTERBOMB 6:00 PM : Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, 240 McLeod Street
Support PTS at the glam annual fundraising gala, and be sure to sparkle. Tickets range from $35 to $100, VIP table $700.

OSPN Bowling 6:30 – 8:30 pm : West Park Lanes, 1205 Wellington Street West
Join Ottawa area LGBT seniors (50+), friends and allies for bowling. $3 per game, free shoe rental.

Ottawa Frontrunners Speed Workouts 6:30 – 7:00 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Leading up to the race on May 16, the Ottawa Frontrunners will have speed training at the track at Immaculata High School. All levels welcome.

Shout Sister! Ottawa West 7:00 – 9:00 pm : Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Friday, May 10

Saturday, May 11

Ottawa Frontrunners Gatineau run and breakfast 9:00 am – 12:30 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Go for a run with Ottawa’s LGBT running club and then enjoy breakfast at Dantessa.

Vintage Queer’s Dance 8:00 – 11:45 pm : The Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert Street
Ottawa Senior Pride’s third annual vintage dance features the best of the oldies for LGBT 50+ and friends. Free food, cash bar. Tickets $20 at After Stonewall, Venus Envy, $25 at the door.

King Of The Jungle 9:30 PM : Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St.
The Ottawa Knights will get together to dance like wild jungle beasts. With DJ Rush’n’Noiz.

Sunday, May 12

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in.

What to do in Ottawa – April 29 – May 5

Welcome to our weekly roundup of events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it on!

If you’re looking for PTS events click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Monday, April 29

HIV 101 5:30 PM : The Living Room
Contact Leslie at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa for more details.

Ageism Challenged: Building Inter-generational Communities 8:00 am – 5:00 pm : Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St.
Join this conference to discuss ageism in the queer communities, our attitudes and how to change them.

Tuesday, April 30

Gay Men’s Social 5:00 – 8:00 pm : The Living Room
Contact Nick at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa for more details.

Shout Sister! Ottawa Centre 7:00 – 9:00 pm : St. Barnabas Church, 70 James Street
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Wednesday, May 1

Seniors night out 7:30 – 10:30 pm : Burgers on Main (BOM), 2nd Floor, 343 Somerset Street West
A twice monthly gathering for 50+ LGBT as part of the Seniors Pride network.

Thursday, May 2

Gay ZONE 5:15 – 8:00 pm : Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street
A place for gay men to access healthcare, programs, discussions and yoga!

Femfessionals Ottawa Launch event 6:30 PM : Mambo, 77 Clarence Street
The launch of a new group for women professionals to meet, talk and learn. Featuring guest speaker Barbara Mireault. Tickets $35.

Shout Sister! Ottawa West 7:00 – 9:00 pm : Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Friday, May 3

Saturday, May 4

Queer Women meetup at Tucker’s Marketplace 10:15 AM : Tucker’s Marketplace, 61 York St
Join Queer Women Ottawa’s meetup group for a delicious brunch and great conversation. $16.99 for brunch.

Muslims for Progressive Values presents Ijtihad, a documentary 2:00 – 4:30 pm : Ridgemont High School, 2597 Alta Vista Dr.
Watch a documentary in which muslim scholars discuss a future for Islam free of misogyny and homophobia, followed by a discussion. $5 recommended donation, free for youth.

Femme Family Tea Party 3:00 – 4:00 pm : 1015 Wellington st. West
Discuss life, love and issues with fellow femmes. Group meets first Saturday of each month.

Sunday, May 5

Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus spring concert 3:00 – 5:30 pm : First Baptist Church, Laurier Ave West
Enjoy the Gay Men’s Chorus spring concert. Tickets: $20.

Ottawa Integrity meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm : Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive
A monthly gathering for LGBT Anglicans for a celebration of the Eucharis

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in.

This week in queer web content // April 18, 2013

  • Rob Watson explains why a “satirical” article about a couple putting their lesbian teen up for adoption isn’t really much of a joke at all.
  • MIT recently hosted a QUILTBAG Game Jam to encourage professionals and amateurs alike to make games with queer characters and themes. Check out the results!
  • Speaking of games, developer Dani Landers and trans gamers talk about using game characters and avatars to explore their gender identities prior to coming out.
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What to do in Ottawa April 13 – 20

Welcome to our weekly roundup of events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it on!

If you’re looking for PTS events click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Saturday, April 13 (Today!)

Carole Pope live
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM: The Brass Monkey, 250A Greenbank Road
Canadian music icon Carole Pope of Rough Trade performs with Pia Ashley and Pink Pearl Dragon. Tickets available at Vertigo Records $25 or at the door $30

Jamie Anderson in concert
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Luneta Bistro, 665 Bronson Avenue
Local queer performer. $10

Tone Cluster: The Seventh Annual Show Tune Showdown
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Summon your inner Broadway diva! Tone Cluster, a queer choir, will hold a Broadway-musical-themed concert and a friendly showtune competition which will include audience participation. $25 advance at ticketweb.ca

Sunday, April 14

Minto run for Reach
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: City Hall Lisgar Entrance, 111 Lisgar Street
5 and 10 km run to raise money for Reach Canada, which provides legal services to disabled Canadians.

Monday, April 15

Ottawa Police GLBT liason committee meeting
5:35 PM – 7:05 PM: Police headquarters, 474 Elgin Street
Monthly discussions between Ottawa police and community liaisons about queer issues in the community. For more information contact glbt@ottawapolice.ca. Free.

Tuesday, April 16

Rainbow Day / Parliament Hill Mentor Day
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Parliament Hill
Jer’s Vision and the New Democrat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Caucus work together to pair up 12 students with 12 openly gay MPs.

2013 Dyke March planning meeting
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Room 101
Help plan this year’s dyke march! Free.

Wednesday, April 17

The Laramie Project
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Algonquin College Studio Theatre N112, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Presented by the Algonquin College Theatre Arts Program in collaboration with Jer’s Vision. Adult $10, Students $7

Ottawa’s Senior Pride Network’s Seniors Night Out
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: BOM – Burgers on Main, 343 Somerset Street W, 2nd floor
Twice-monthly LGBT Seniors’ social. Come out and have a good time! 55+. Free.

Thursday, April 18

 

Friday, April 19

Queer Women Ottawa: Coffee and Dancing
7:30 PM – late: Second Cup, 171 Rideau Street, then the Lookout, 41 York Street.
Join Queer Women Ottawa for some coffee and socializing downtown before heading to the Lookout for drinks and dancing. Free, but possible cover charge at venue.

Elton John bio ballet: Love Lies Bleeding
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Alberta Ballet brings their music and dance interpretation of Elton John’s life to Eastern Ontario for two days. Tickets from $45

The Ball Handlers’ Bowling
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: McArthur Bowling Lanes, 175 McArthur Ave, Vanier
Balls, beer and pizza with Out & About. $12.50 per player for shoe rental and 3 games.

Saturday, April 20

 

 

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in.

This Week in Queer Web Content // April 10, 2013

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What to do in Ottawa: April 6-13

Good Saturday everyone! This list is coming to you a bit later than usual. If you’re looking for something to do this week, fear not! Here are a list of queer things happening in and around Ottawa.

If you’re looking for PTS events click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Saturday, April 6 (Today!)

Rideau Speedeaus Swim-EAU-thon
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Piscine Pelletier, 325 Chemin d’Aylmer
Third annual fundraising event for Rideau Speedeau swim club’s community partners, PTS and le Bureau regional d’action SIDA (BRAS). Free.

Ottawa Frontrunners Saturday morning run
9:00 AM 11:30 AM: Lisgar entrance of city hall / Dantessa
Meet the LGBT running group every Saturday morning for a 5, 7 or 9 km run followed by breakfast at Dantessa.

Women’s Badminton
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Jack Purcell Community Centre
Join the women of the lesbian outdoor group for weekly games of badminton. Birdies are provided, but please bring non-sole marking shoes and a raquet. $5 drop-in fee.

Keint-he Winery & Vineyards Wine Event
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: After Stonewall, 370 Bank Street
Sample wines from the Prince Edward County winery, and order bottles. RSVP to After Stonewall.

Soirée Communauté Mixte(Gais+Lesbiennes)
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Légion Royale Canadienne, 231 Blvd Maloney Ouest, Gatineau
Mixed social dance in Gatineau. Shamane & Alex, DJ Luc Lecompte perform. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Swim-EAU-thon after party
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM: FarmTeam Cookhouse & Bar, 683 Bank street
Celebrating the annual fundraising event by the Rideau Speedeaus swim team. DJ Rsquared spins. Suggested donation: $10-$20

Sunday, April 7

Déjuner mensuel des filles/Monthly girls’ breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tutti Frutti, 325, blvd Gréber, Gatineau
Join the Lesbian Outdoor Group for a weekly brunch. To reserve a seat contact Sylvia in advance (details on website)

Sugar Shack Outing
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Vanier Museopark, 300 White Fathers Avenue, Vanier
Join the Ottawa Frontrunners for a trip to the sugar shack! Menu $6 and up.

Gay Ottawa Volleyball: Drills ‘n Skills
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: University of Ottawa Montpetit Hall, 125 University Drive
Practice your volleyball skills with GOV – Ottawa’s gay volleyball league. $5 early registration at dleblan5@gmail.com, $10 at the door.

Monday, April 8

LGBT Seniors Bowling
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington Street
Join members of the Ottawa Senior Pride Network for a night of bowling! 50+. $3 per game.

Tuesday, April 9

Ottawa Frontrunners evening run
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: City Hall Lisgar Entrance, 111 Lisgar Street
Join Ottawa’s lgbt running group for weekly 5, 7 or 10 km evening runs followed by coffee. Free

Qball softball registration for the 2013 season
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset Street W
Join Qball, Ottawa’s GLBT Softball league this season. Mixed league. Registration fee $100

Wednesday, April 10

8th Annual JersVision.org & Day of Pink Gala
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street
Anti-bullying conference with Rt. Hon. Michaelle Jean, Jian Ghomeshi, Stephanie La Rochelle, Mark Tewksbury and others performing. Free. RSVP to RSVP@JersVision.org for seating.

Rideau Speedeaus swim/natation
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall, 125 Université Privée
Rideau Speedeaus swim team meets for swim practice. Prices vary.

Thursday, April 11

Occupy Love: Ottawa Screening and Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street
Film screening of Occupy Love followed by a panel discussion featuring Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Ben Powless, member of Occupy Ottawa

Shout Sister! West
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue
Choral singing that focuses on women relaxing and having fun singing. No audition required. Free.

Friday, April 12

Pre-Fixxx Ladies’ Social
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: The Lookout, 41 York Street
A weekly night out with members of the Lesbian Outdoors Group. Free

Saturday, April 13

Carole Pope live
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM: The Brass Monkey, 250A Greenbank Road
Canadian music icon Carole Pope of Rough Trade performs with Pia Ashley and Pink Pearl Dragon. Tickets available at Vertigo Records $25 or at the door $30

Jamie Anderson in concert
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Luneta Bistro, 665 Bronson Avenue
Local queer performer. $10

Tone Cluster: The Seventh Annual Show Tune Showdown
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Summon your inner Broadway diva! Tone Cluster, a queer choir, will hold a Broadway-musical-themed concert and a friendly showtune competition which will include audience participation. $25 advance at ticketweb.ca

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in.

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