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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, $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